Age 50+ Nia Exercise

Join Megan Rose, dance and fitness instructor at the Ann Arbor YMCA, in the gentle music and movement exercise called Nia. This will take place at the Malletts Creek Branch on Thurs., Dec. 4 at 1-2 pm. Nia was developed in 1983 as an effective body-mind workout minus the jarring joint gyrations of aerobics. This program is designed for ages 50 +, but everyone is welcome. Doing Nia will inspire you to combine music and movement in unique ways for yourself at home. Please join us for this fun exercise program at the library!

National Gaming Day: THE AADL EPICENTER

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This Saturday is the first-ever American Library Association's National Gaming Day @ Your Library. We'll be hosting a Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament, plus DDR and maybe a little Rock Band. AADL's tournament management software, gtsystem is the center of this event, and we'll be coordinating simultaneous events at over 100 libraries, including a 40+ library national brawl bracket, where the best players from around the country will square off online! Don't miss it, this Saturday 11/15 from 1 - 5 PM at our Malletts Creek Branch. Hope to see you there! A2 FTW.

Try AutoMark Vote Marking Machine

Malletts Creek Branch will host an open house on Thursday, Sept. 18, 1-4 pm for anyone with a disability, to practice using the AutoMark vote marking machine. Every voting precinct in Michigan will have an AutoMark for the Nov. 4 national election. Ann Arbor City Clerk, Jacqueline Beaudry, will give a short talk at 1:00 about the accomplishments of the Ann Arbor Coalition for Voter Access. You can register to vote at this event, and a small snack will be available free of charge.

Jump Up, Double Dutch!

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We've got Chinese, Double-Dutch and standard jump ropes ready to go for all levels of jump roping this Saturday, August 16, 1:00-4:00 pm at the Malletts Creek branch. Look for a section of the parking lot blocked off with orange cones. Come ready for a good time.

Check out the movie Jump In! or the Jump In! soundtrack or, if you're training for a fall sport, try the book Jump Rope Training which covers some great speed and quickness drills to get you ready for any sport. If you're still not inspired to jump, check out any of the Rope Masters videos on YouTube.

Beaded Necklaces

Make a cool necklace using colorful beads, jute and a simple pattern.
They are simple enough that you'll be able to wear home what you make.
Come by Malletts this Wednesday, July 23, 4:00-6:00 pm.

Duct-Tape Do-Over!

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Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us at the latest of our uber-popular duct tape craft workshops. With all supplies provided be prepared to get creative and join the legions of other fans to create your own projects. We will have a wide assortment of duct tape colors and patterns including the elusive plaid tape. Looking for inspiration before the event? Look no further. We'll see you at the Malletts Creek Branch on Tuesday, July 15 from 6:30-8:30 PM. No need to register for this FREE event - see you there!

Edible Architecture

Can you build a skyscraper out of lasagna noodles? A house out of marshmallow cereal treats? What about the Taj Mahal out of graham crackers? Come hang out at Mallets Creek Friday, April 11 from 2-3 pm for Edible Architecture.

Take the Music Pulse: All Media Guide

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All Media Guide puts out the definitive guides to music, rap, hip-hop, rock, soul, blues, and jazz. Music news and reviews fill the website. Search by artist, song, or album, and check out the music blog too. Marisa Brown, a Staff Writer at AMG will be at the Malletts Creek branch, Sunday, March 2 from 2:00-3:30 pm.

Buhhrrrrr! It's Cold Out There!

I guess the groundhog was right: it certainly doesn’t look like spring is coming any time soon! But if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right? Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena, just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Malletts Creek Branch, will help you get into the spirit! They offer open skating as well as ice hockey and even broom ball in their arena, and a cooled subfloor allows for skating even when it’s warm(ish) outside! Better hurry, though: the arena closes for the season March 16.

PokemonCon

Make candy sushi, create Pokemon pals, play impromptu battles on your Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance and revel in Pokemon glory. Bring your trading cards for some spontaneous trades.

Spend the beginning of your school break at Malletts Creek Branch on Monday, February 25th form 1-3 PM for a poke-fun good time!

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