Lifelong Exercise for Everyone

Many people who have a chronic health condition or disability stop exercising after they experience a big change in their movement abilities. A panel of five exercise specialists from Chelsea, Ann Arbor and Saline will be at the Traverwood Branch on Thursday, Oct. 27, 7-8:30 pm to talk about a much healthier approach for anyone who has had this experience. They will show how fortunate we are in Washtenaw County to have so many resources that integrate medical care with fitness programming. In addition, Chelsea is partnering with Stockbridge and Manchester to help with sustainable access in rural areas. Please come ready to learn and ask questions. This event is part of UM Investing in Ability Week.

Chesstastic!! @ Traverwood

Join us for a game or two of Chess on Sunday, October 9, at the Traverwood branch from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Regardless of whether you're ranked or a beginner, you can find a partner. Chess boards are provided.
Whether it's your Endgame you need help with or your Openings we have books in our collection to help you out and improve your play.

Chesstastic is Back!

Chess in the library, an opportunity to play against all levels; everyone is welcome! Come away with new ways to open, how best to make checkmate happen, and all the tactics in between. Learn from each other.

"Chess is everything: art, science, and sport." - Anatoly Karpov

Sunday, September 18 | Traverwood branch | 1:00-4:00

Locker Makeover

What does your locker need to make it work for you? Maybe a set of homemade magnets to hang up schedules and pictures? DIY envelopes for keeping track of this and that, and even a small mirror? Jazz up your locker this Saturday, September 17!

Traverwood branch | 2:00 - 3:30 pm | Grades 6-12.

Kick Back and Knit

Casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off, the basics, this is what you can learn. Pick from simple patterns for an easy project. Join this circle of knitters at Traverwood, August 11, 2:00-3:30 PM. Grade 6 to Adult. Bring your own needles and we'll supply a variety of colorful yarns. All knitting begins with a simple slip knot. . .

Ideas and patterns galore can be found in books and magazines at the library. You may want to start with, Creative Knitting : Easy Knitting For Everyone! or Interweave Knits a couple magazines that focus on knitting. Then check out books on hats, gifts, socks, or projects to make with only one skein.

Give it a try!

Kick Back and Knit | Thursday, August 11 | 2-3:30 pm | Traverwood Branch

Baby Bits - JUST! Babies

Denise Owens, affiliated with KinderMusik, will lead "JUST! Babies" and their adults in a program of rhythm, music and motion.

This program is for our youngest audience. If you are 1-18 months old and need to get your parents out of the house, come to TRAVERWOOD Branch Library on Friday, July 15, 2011.

This program will run between 6:30 pm and 7:10 pm. No registration is required.
Wear your best onesies, and get ready to roll, rock, clap and kick.

Mah-Jongg

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Mah-Jongg has achieved a resurgence in popularity, and you'll have an opportunity to learn all about it on Saturday, July 16, at the Traverwood branch. Stuart Baggaley will be on hand to teach you his own modified and simplified version of Mah-Jongg, based on the Chinese method. He says it resembles Gin Rummy in the part of the game which involves collecting sets and runs, using tiles instead of playing cards.
Mah-Jongg is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and yet involves a certain degree of chance. If you're a newcomer to this game, you might try, Beginner's Guide to American mah-jongg.

Grades 6 - Adult @ Traverwood, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Saturday, July 16

Magic Show with Jeff Wawrzaszek!

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Come one! Come all! You have two opportunities to see local magician Jeff Wawrzaszek and his amazing feats of magic.
On Tuesday, July 12 he'll be at the Pittsfield Branch at 2:00 p.m. That evening he'll be at the Traverwood Branch at 7:00 p.m.

Want to to try some tricks yourself? Click here.

Beaded Macrame Bracelets

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Make a cool bracelet using simple knots and colorful beads. All supplies will be provided, just stop by the Traverwood branch on Wednesday, July 6, from 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Grade 6 - Adult
Web sites can give you ideas for crafting the perfect bracelet, or necklace, or really anything with beads.

PreK Bits - DANCING BABIES


Are you 0 to 5 years old?
Are you making plans for your parents this weekend?
Bring them to the Dance at Traverwood on Sunday.
DANCING BABIES will be led by Aron Kaufman @ Traverwood Branch, June 12, 2011 from 1-1:40 pm.
Trot-out your toes, and kick-up your knees for the occasion!

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