Finger Knitting with Jillian Moreno


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!


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


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.

Chesstastic @ Traverwood May 16


We'll be playing Chess this Sunday, May 16 at the Traverwood branch, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Chess boards will be provided. Check out tips and tricks from library resources ahead of time, Chess in Action or World Champion Openings. All ages and levels are welcome for Chesstastic.

DANCING BABIES coming to Traverwood

dancing babies at Traverwooddancing babies at TraverwoodAnuja Rajendra, creator of BollyFit Ann Arbor, will lead DANCING BABIES on Saturday, April 17, 11-11:40 a.m., at the Traverwood Branch Library. This program is for families with children under 5 years old. Remember to put on your dance toes!

Calling All Knitters With Knit A Round

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Knitters of all levels are welcome to an afternoon with the experts from Knit A Round Yarn Shop. We'll have new patterns and projects to choose from. Yarn will be supplied. Bring your own needles, (standard size 8 or 10 are good), if you have them. Check out some inspiring ideas from Big Book of Socks or Hattitude, knits for every mood. Hope to see you at Traverwood this Saturday, April 17th, from 2-3:30pm, for Grades 6-Adult.

Chesstastic - April 11th @ Traverwood


Whether you're Searching for Bobby Fischer or quoting Bobby Fischer, "That's what Chess is all about. One day you give your opponent a lesson, the next day he gives you one," Fischer fans are everywhere.

All ages and all levels will be playing chess from 1:00 - 4:00pm at Traverwood on Sunday, April 11th at Chesstastic. Hope to see you there.

Signing Smart--Sign Language for Infants and Toddlers


Learn how and when to sign with your baby or toddler to improve communication! Join us at the Traverwood Branch on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 11-11:45am as Kathy Brady of Signing Smart guides you and your young one through games, songs, and other activities that make learning signs fun and easy.

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