Thirty Years Without Sight

Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled @ AADL welcomes Gerald Rickert, who has been dealing with blindness for 30 years (since the age of 17) to discuss the interesting turns his life has taken and his many accomplishments. The talk on Tues., Oct. 4 will cover his education, work experiences, owning a business, travel, sports and helping visually impaired people use adaptive technology. He practices his hard won skills with veterans through his job at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital, and is working to start a local bowling league especially for people who are blind.

Gerald Rickert | Malletts Creek Branch | Tues., October 4 | 7-8:30 pm

Spanish Storytime!

Join us at the Malletts Creek Branch this and every Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Native Spanish speakers will tell stories and lead songs in Spanish. Participants do not need to understand Spanish to enjoy this event!

Spanish Storytime!

Join us at the Malletts Creek Branch every Saturday afternoon at 1:30, beginning on September 10, 2011. Native Spanish speakers will tell stories and lead songs in Spanish. Participants do not need to understand Spanish to enjoy this event!

Saturday Stories!

Join us at the Malletts Creek Branch every Saturday morning at 10:00. A friendly AADL storyteller will read several stories that kids of all ages will enjoy. Bring the whole family for an entertaining start to the weekend.

Jump Roping Blast!

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Jump roping and summertime go hand in hand, don't you think? Well, here's your official welcome to summer, Join us in the parking lot at the Malletts Creek branch on June 28, Tuesday, from 6:30 to 8 pm. We've got Chinese, double-dutch and standard jump ropes to share. If you haven't yet signed up for the Summer Reading you can, and if you already are playing along we'll be sure to pass along the 'code' for 'Jump Roping Blast'
Rhymes, styles, and general know-how can be found here Jump Rope

Revolutionary War Spycraft: Codes and Deciphering

Don your spy mask and join us for Revolutionary War Spycraft: Codes and Deciphering! Learn how to create and decipher cryptic messages (like spies in the American Revolution) and compete to crack a secret code! Cheney Schopieray, manuscript expert from the University of Michigan Clements Library, will also shed light on the history of American and British spies at work during the lifetime of Ben Franklin. This program is geared toward participants grade 6 to adult. No registration required; all supplies provided.

When: Thursday, June 30th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: Malletts Creek Branch: Program RoomSecretCodeSecretCode

Saturday Stories!

Join us at the Malletts Creek Branch every Saturday morning at 10:00. A friendly AADL storyteller will read several stories that kids of all ages will enjoy. Bring the whole family for an entertaining start to the weekend.

Creative Longevity and Positive Aging

Within the next 8-10 years, 65 year old adults will outnumber children five and under for the first time in our history. The gap between retirement and death has significantly increased due to the general health and functioning of our senior population. As we live longer and face the financial, relational, and health factors often associated with longevity, effective coping strategies become increasingly important to the maintenance of creative, healthy lifestyles. Todd K. Favorite, Ph.D., Director of the UM Psychological Clinic, will help us explore these issues of our aging society and answer questions on Wed., June 8 at Malletts Creek Branch, 7-8:30 pm.

PreK Bits - "P" is for precious pups

Katie Loves the Kittens but Katie needs to learn don't SCARE the kittens....
Doggies works its doggie charm every time you "howl" it. It's your "Puppy as a Second Language" book.
One Pup's Up a puppy counting book.
If you want stories with more words, try these favorites:
The day Gracie walks through the open gate is the day of The Great Gracie Chase.
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! uh, oh !!!
Martha Speaks the day she eats alphabet soup for lunch.
Officer Buckle And Gloria make school visits.
If you are ready for family read-alouds try:
Down Girl and Sit: Smarter Than Squirrels
And Henry And Ribsy remains a classic.

Malletts Creek Branch Opens On Monday, April 18

Malletts Creek Branch will open on Monday, April 18 at 10:00 am. The Branch will be closed until that time for maintenance.

Library materials may still be returned to Malletts Creek Branch or any other Library location during this period.

Holds ready for pickup through Sunday, April 17 at the Malletts Creek Branch will be held at the Downtown Library through 6 pm. that evening.

These holds will then be returned to Malletts Creek, to be available when the branch reopens on Monday, April 18 at 10:00 am. Those holds that would have expired on April 17 or April 18 will then remain ready for pickup through Tuesday, April 19, at 9 p.m.

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