Chesstastic - February 21st at Traverwood


Chess sets will be provided for open play this Sunday, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Traverwood Branch. Bring a friend or meet up with other players of all abilities.

Newly added to the library's collection is Chess Life for Kids! a monthly magazine with strategies and fun facts galore. Go to and click on "New to Chess" if you need to brush up or review your skills. All ages welcome!

U.S. Citizenship: An Overview

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Are you interested in becoming a U.S. Citizen or want to learn about the process? Join us this Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 pm at our Traverwood Branch to hear Tracy Schauff, Esq. from the International Center at the University of Michigan. She will highlight the steps it takes to become a U.S. citizen, as well as what the International Center at U of M does.

Angeleno Days Author coming to A2


Join us Thursday January 21st at 7:00 pm at our Traverwood Branch as we welcome Gregory Orfalea to discuss his most recent book, Angeleno Days. Mr Orfalea will share his series of essays originally published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. These deeply moving pieces are gathered in his book for the first time. Mr. Orfalea will discuss his experiences writing about Arab American society and concerns. His book will be on sale and will include a book signing.

Thursday, January 21 | 7:00 pm | Traverwood Branch

Chesstastic this Sunday at Traverwood


Sunday, January 10 | 1:00 to 4:00 PM | Traverwood Branch | All levels are welcome!

If you're a beginner I'd start here, The Story of Chess. It's a beautiful book, providing an illustrated story of the creation of chess, with the mechanics of the game explained page by page, by the artist and illustrator, Horacio Cardo. Moving on, you might try Kings of New York : a Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs, & Geniuses Who Make up America's Top High School Chess Team.

Whether you're a beginner or a master, drop by for a game or two.

Winter Solstice Craft Program

December 21st is the shortest day of the year and the first day of winter vacation for Ann Arbor's schoolchildren. It's also a good day to finish up making your holiday decorations.

Come to the Traverwood Branch on Monday, December 21st from 2 - 3 p.m. We will be making some festive winter crafts to brighten up this otherwise gray and gloomy day.
For ages preschool through 5th grade. All supplies will be provided.



Chess is happening at Traverwood this Sunday, December 13th, from 1-4 pm. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Chess sets will be provided. "When in doubt. . .play chess!" -Tevis

From Games Ancient and Oriental to Learning Chess in 30 Minutes there's something for every age at the library.

Wrap It Up!

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Create gift tags and wrap using special stamps, paper and ribbons. Get inspired by checking out, Encyclopedia of Greeting Card Tools & Techniques, or Cool Rubber Stamp Art.

Saturday, December 12 | 1:00-2:30pm | Traverwood | Grades 4-Adult

Calling All Knitters: Knitter & Author Jillian Moreno

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Jillian Moreno, author of Big Girl Knits will demo some cool projects this Saturday at the Traverwood branch, from 2:00-4:00 pm. You bring the needles; we'll bring the yarn!

Maybe you're looking for some projects to finish up before the holidays? We'll have ideas for easy patterns and samples of finished projects. Did you know that AADL carries several magazines with tips and tricks for every level of knitter? Try, Creative Knitting, Vogue Knitting, or Interweave Knits and a couple websites you might try are, or Hope to see you Saturday.

The Girls Guide To Rocking Event - Scheduled For Tuesday Night At Traverwood - Has Been Cancelled

The Tuesday, November 10 event at Traverwood Branch - Music And Culture Critic Jessica Hopper Discusses Her New Book 'The Girls' Guide to Rocking: How To Start A Band, Book Gigs, And Get Rolling To Rock Stardom' - has been cancelled due to the speaker's illness.

We apologize for any inconvenience.



Plan to play a few games this Sunday, November 8 at the Traverwood Branch, from 1:00-4:00 PM. Chess sets will be provided and of course, players of all ages and abilities are welcome.
“I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves”
(Bobby Fischer)

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