AADL Bags Make Great Holiday Gift Wrap

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!



Take a break from errands and holiday hubbub and stop by the Traverwood Branch Sunday, December 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm to play a game of Chess or two. The library carries two magazines, Chess Life, said to be the world's most widely read chess magazine and Chess Life for Kids published by the United States Chess Federation. Chess sets are provided and all levels of skill are welcome.

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

Wrap It Up!

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Create gift tags and wrap using special stamps, paper and ribbons. Wrap up what you've gathered already or make up tags for those presents you've yet to buy. We'll have supplies on hand. Get inspired with paper crafts or Wrap It Up : : 100s Of Fast, Fun, And Festive Gift Wrapping Ideas Join us at the Traverwood branch Sunday, December 5, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. Grade 4-Adult

Raising a Bilingual Child


Join us on Saturday, November 20 at 10:30am at the Traverwood Branch for the Raising a Bilingual Child program. Early Childhood Specialist in Saline and Bilingual Parent Educator for First Steps of Washtenaw Su-Fen Lin will help us understand the language acquisition process for young children whose native language is not English. She'll discuss the advantages of raising a child to speak multiple languages, what to expect from the process, and how you can support your child through it all.

Raising a Bilingual Child | Saturday, November 20 | 10:30 am | Traverwood Branch

Try Your Hand at Chess


Whether you play as a beginner or more advanced, Traverwood is the place to be Sunday, November 14, from 1-4 pm for a fun exchange of strategies and skill. If you find your opening moves are topnotch, but you have a weak finish, maybe try, Fundamental Chess Endings from the collection, or even go on-line to get in some practice.

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.



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!


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


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.

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