Calling All Knitters: Hats & Headbands

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Are you a knitter and would like some ideas for a cool hat or headband? Expert knitter Jillian Moreno will be at Traverwood to share her ideas. Bring circular needles, if you have them, and we'll supply the yarn. Good timing to get a head start on the really cold weather or gift giving projects.

Please join us at Traverwood, Sunday, October 17, 2-3pm for Calling All Knitters: Hats and Headbands. Grades 4-Adult.

Chesstasstic

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From strong first moves to checkmate, it's all happening at the Traverwood branch this Sunday, from 1-4pm. Chess boards are supplied, so come join us to practice and enjoy one of the world's most popular games. Recently added to Traverwood is Chess Life for Kids a magazine full of tips and strategies available for check out. Chess, it's more than just a game.

Locker Makeover

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Create some cool stuff to organize and fix up your locker. Saturday, September 18th, from 3 - 4:30 PM at the Traverwood Branch. From marble magnets to locker mirrors, personalize your space. Other organizing ideas might come from Organizing From the Inside Out and Accessories Things to Make and Do. Grades 6-12.

Chesstastic is Back!

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Chess games at every level at the Traverwood Branch Sunday, September 12, from 1-4. Newly added books on chess to the library are Knack Chess, a step by step guide to rules, moves and winning strategies, and Chess In Action: From First Attack to Checkmate. The magazine Chess Life for Kids was recently added to the Traverwood Branch, which is filled with all star players, strategies, and tips. Chess sets are provided.

Chesstastic | Traverwood Branch | Sunday, September 12 | 1-4 pm

(more!) Chess Strategies & Tips

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Now's the time to learn some new strategies to improve your chess game. Join expert Jennifer Skidmore at the Traverwood branch on Wednesday, July 28, from 7:30 - 9 PM. She'll be demonstrating tips and then you'll have an opportunity to try out what you've learned with the other participants.

Finger Knitting with Jillian Moreno

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Did you know that you can knit without using needles? If you're in grades K - 3 come to the Traverwood Branch on Wednesday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m and learn how to do some finger knitting. Knitting expert and author Jillian Moreno will show us how. We'll provide the yarn, you provide the fingers.

For children's books on knitting, click here.

Join us as WeeRecycle!

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You are never too young to protect the environment! On Monday, July 12 from 10:30-11a, the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor will be at the Traverwood Branch for WeeRecycle, sharing stories, songs, and experimenting with playdough to teach preschoolers and kindergarteners about the importance of recycling, and how they can participate in the process.

Make Jewelry From Paper Beads

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First make beautiful paper beads from our supplies, then create cool jewelry out of the beads you made. Join us at the Traverwood Branch as we show you how to Make Jewelry from Paper Beads.

Get inspired with the Paper Jewelry Book or try Paper Gifts and Jewelry. A great way to 'Make It Happen' this summer at your library. It's happening at Traverwood July 7, from 2-3:30, for grades 6-12.

Chess Strategies & Tips

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Looking to improve your game? Chess expert Jennifer Skidmore will share some opening moves and tactics to improve your game. You'll have an opportunity to try your new skills against other players. From beginners to advanced, there's tips for every level of player.

All ages are invited to join us for Chess Strategies and Tips at the Traverwood Branch, July 1, 7-8:30pm.

What is Palliative Care?

Many of us are in the position making decisions about treatment for advanced or terminally ill parents and loved ones. This can be very stressful, and it is crucial to have support and good information. Caroline A. Vitale, MD, and social worker Diane Griffith from the UM Geriatrics Center will be at the Traverwood Branch on Tuesday, June 8, 7-8:30 pm to discuss the medical and social aspects of palliative care.

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