Jump Roping Blast!

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Bring your ropes, your rhymes and have a jumpin' good time! We've got Chinese, double-dutch and standard jump ropes to share. If it rains, we'll jump inside! Try some Jump Rope Training or check out Jump In to get a step up.

We'll see you Monday, June 21, 7-8:30 PM at Malletts Creek. Grades 4-12

The Countdown Continues!

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With only two weeks to go, we at AXIS Coffeehouse are doing our best to send you to summer with a bang. Last Friday we got a visit from Detroit rap artist The Chozn Bravesoul, and this Friday we will host another special guest -- Maggie Hanks of Ann Arbor Word Works! Don't miss this chance to get some writing advice from a poet described as "bold and insightful".

Also, our last day at AXIS Coffeehouse, March 26th, will be recorded for for the AADL podcast, so bring that poem you've been working on for a chance at library fame!

As always, AXIS Coffeehouse will offer food, drink, good writing and good company -- as well as $5 fine forgiveness coupons and free books for those who present at the mic. Join us at Mallett's Creek this Friday, from 6:30-8 for a great time!

Colon Cancer: What Are The Risks?

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Join us Tuesday, March 16th, 7:00 PM at the Malletts Creek Branch and learn more about colorectal cancer prevention and screening tests with presentations by three leading area experts - Danielle Kim Turgeon, M.D., University of Michigan Health System, Jeffrey Barnett, M.D., Huron Gastro, and Michelle Releford, a local resident who cared for her husband before he died of colorectal cancer in 2007. An audience and panel discussion will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Colorectal Awareness Network (CRAN) of Washtenaw County.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that more than 5,150 Michigan residents will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths nationally. Screening tests to detect colorectal cancer are effective, yet studies show that most Michigan citizens are not getting these tests.

The Return of the Revenge of AXIS Coffeehouse

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Like some monster out of the depths, AXIS Coffeehouse just keeps on coming back.

Unlike most b-movie monsters, however, AXIS Coffeehouse will let you write poetry, hang out, and eat snacks...Oh, and it will give you goodies like $5 fine forgiveness coupons when you present your work at the mic. How delightfully nefarious!

The mayhem will take place at Malletts Creek branch, from 6:30 -8 PM on Friday March 5th. Be there!

The Book That Eats People!

Come to the Malletts Creek Branch on Monday, February 22nd at 2:00 p.m. to see The Book That Eats People! Local author John Perry will be on hand to warn you about this carnivorous book. Start off your mid-winter break with this fantastic program . . . . if you dare!

Dancing Babies @ Malletts Creek Sunday


Monica Higman will lead DANCING BABIES at the Malletts Creek Branch Library on Sunday February 14, 2010, ... Valentine's Day! Consider it a Valentine's Dance for families with children under 5 years old. Join us for Heartfelt fun from 1:00 to 1:40 pm.

AXIS Coffeehouse News for Teens

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This Friday, @ Malletts Creek on February 12th, from 6:30-8, AXIS Coffeehouse will be recording its very first podcast for the library website. Check out current AADL podcasts. Brush up that poem or monologue you've been writing and come on down for a shot at library fame.

Like always, we will have snacks, & good company PLUS $5 fine forgiveness coupons for teens who read aloud at the mic.

AXIS Coffeehouse | Friday, February 12 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Malletts Creek | Teens Gr. 6-12

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Valentine Fun

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Valentine's Day is coming up again, and with it, the chance to show all your friends and loved ones how much you appreciate them.

Some of you have undoubtedly purchased your boxed sets of Valentines already, but remember, nothing says "love" like that special, homemade touch. Come on down to Mallett's Creek Branch this Saturday, Feb. 13 from 2-4 to make a creative Valentine or two for those you love!

Michigan's Fascinating Past

It took the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 for New Yorkers and others to start moving to Michigan Territory big-time. The peninsula then filled up so quickly that Michigan statehood was achieved in 1837. Over next hundred years, endeavors like timber, mining, shipping, farming, fishing, automobiles, music and education grew apace. Learn about the people and the place that accomplished all this at 2:00 on Sun., Jan. 24 at Malletts Creek Branch, as UM-Dearborn historian Martin Hershock recounts many exciting stories from Michigan's early years.

Dancing Babies with Anuja Rajendra

DANCING BABIES will be held at Malletts Creek Branch
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, 11:00 - 11:30 am.
Anuja Rajendra of BollyFit Ann Arbor will lead the program.
This is an active music program for families with babies and children under 5 years old.

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