It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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AXIS Coffeehouse time! The poetry lovefest returns January 7th from 6:30-8 at Mallett's Creek in the program room. Read poems, write poems, and share your favorite books. Bring a poem to read out loud and get all sorts of goodies, including $5 fine forgiveness cards. Don't miss it!

AADL Bags Make Great Holiday Gift Wrap

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This year, consider wrapping your holiday gifts in something their recipients can actually use: an attractive, reusable AADL tote bag.

These little numbers come in black, emblazoned on one side with our fetching teal logo. They look pretty sharp when coordinated with a contrasting color of tissue paper (I'm liking blue, red and silver). Oh, and did I mention they're only $1?

Wow your friends and family this holiday season with your eco-friendliness and discerning sense of style! Our totes are roomy enough to hold your holiday gifts, as well as groceries for years to come. AADL totes are for sale at the circulation desks of all branches of the library. This year, wrap in the gift that keeps on giving!

Celebrate the Winter Solstice!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 is the shortest day of the year. But that's no reason to stay in your pajamas all day. Come to the Malletts Creek Branch at 2:00 p.m. and make some winter decorations to brighten up your house. This program is for children preschool through 5th grade. All supplies will be provided.

For more information about the winter solstice, look here.

Baby Bits - Dancing Babies on Sunday Dec 19 !

1:00 to 1:40 pm, Robin Robinson of RobinSongs for Kids is leading Dancing Babies at the
MALLETTS CREEK BRANCH Library
SUNDAY December 19, 2010.
This program is full of music and rhythm activities that Parents and children under 5 years can do together.
Join us and JUMP!

Norwegian cartoonist Kim Holm Discusses Comics Publishing in the New Media Century

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Join us Monday, November 22 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the Malletts Creek Branch for a fresh view on the debate over the future of copyright during this interactive discussion with Norwegian cartoonist Kim Holm. Does copyright law ensure innovation and personal creativity, or does it steal from the public domain? While digital piracy is claimed to be an inevitability by some and a threat to capitalism by others, Kim has embraced the distribution methods used by pirates to broaden his audience. He has explored publishing models that altogether eschew the use of copyright, releasing his work into the public domain as a digital edition while simultaneously selling print editions on his website. During this presentation Kim will raise some provocative counter-arguments to commonly-held beliefs about current copyright law, exploring some of the ways it may be improved, if not discarded altogether.

BollyFit Family

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Come and enjoy fitness and dance at BollyFit Family this Saturday! BollyFit combines Indian classical, folk and Bollywood dance styles into an energetic dance experience. The creater of BollyFit Kids, Anuja Rajendra, will be leading this musical dance activity.

Join in on Fitness that’s fun at the Malletts Creek Branch!

BollyFit Family | Saturday, November 13 | 1:00-1:45 PM | Malletts Creek Branch | Grades K-5

AXIS Coffeehouse -- So Long, Farewell

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Hard to believe it's already here -- this Friday we will be the last of this series of AXIS Coffeehouse! We will take a vacation for the holidays, and return Friday, January 7th. Don't miss our last week of the year and festive send off; come to play games, write poetry and have fun with us. Mallett's Creek, 6:30-8 pm -- come and get it, before it's too late.

A Very Special AXIS Coffeehouse

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This week's AXIS Coffeehouse will very special indeed. Not only is it two days before Halloween, but special guest poet Maggie Hanks of Ann Arbor Wordworks will be returning to lead in the creation of some seriously awesome poems!

Join us on Friday Oct. 29th from 6:30-8pm at Malletts Creek. AXIS Coffeehouse -- it's so good, it's scary.

Reduce Your Stress, Improve Your Life: Find Effective Ways to Get Started from Multicultural Perspectives

At this upcoming event, Rita Benn of the University of Michigan Health System and Trina Shanks of the University of Michigan School of Social Work will guide you through practical, easy, and effective strategies for coping with stress!

This event will feature techniques that reflect and engage with multicultural perspectives and can be used to help you reduce stress in your everyday life.

When? Thursday, October 28th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where? Malletts Creek Branch

Event is free and open to the public; no registration required.
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AXIS Coffeehouse Returns

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The moment you have been looking forward to all summer has arrived! AXIS Coffeehouse is back with more snacks and awesome poetry than ever before.We will return to the Mallett's Creek Branch next Friday, October 1st from 6:30-8 pm. If you have never attended AXIS Coffeehouse, you can listen to some of our regulars reading their poems on our podcast. We hope to see you there!

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