Amigurumi Crochet Happy Fun!

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Sunday January 31, 1:00-4:00 PM -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Looking for a seriously fun and unique new craft obsession? Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed toys. Whether you're a beginner or have plenty of experience at amigurumi, join us and learn how to make your own deliciously cute amigurumi cupcake, creature or mushroom. We'll have our "crochet cam" set-up to make instruction easier and projected on the big wall!

This event is for Teens in grade 6 & up and Adults. Registration is not required and this program is free of charge. All supplies will be provided

Get your dancing shoes on!

Tuesday, January 26, at 7 p.m. at the Pittsfield Branch, Susan Filipiak, director of Swing City Dance Studio will be teaching basic fundamentals of swing dancing. If you remember the jitterbug and want to brush up on your skills or are starting from scratch, this class is for you. No partner is needed. So get your feet moving and cut a rug.

Hats and Noisemakers for New Year's Eve

Here's to a loud and festive New Year's Eve! We're having a craft program at the Pittsfield Branch on Tuesday, December 29 from 2 - 3 p.m. We will make crazy hats: cone hats, newspaper hats, and crowns. Choose the hat you want to make and then decorate it. We'll also be making noisemakers from plastic cups and beads. All supplies will be provided. This is for children preschool through 5th grade.

Pittsfield Branch | Tuesday, December 29 | 2 - 3 p.m

A Country Called Amreeka

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Join us Saturday December 12 at 1:00 at our Pittsfield Branch when Alia Malek is here to read from her new book A Country Called Amreeka. Ms. Malek weaves stories of the Arab-American experience into the larger fabric of America in ways that give insight as to what it is like to be an Arab-American today. This event includes a book signing & her book will be for sale, too.

Create a Beautiful Holiday Table

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Join us at the Pittsfield Branch on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 from 2:00-3:30 p.m to make beautiful accent pieces for your holiday table. We will be making turkeys out of toilet paper rolls, napkin rings out of toilet paper rolls or placemats out of pieces of paper. What a festive presentation these things will make!
This program is for preschoolers through grade 5. All supplies will be provided.

Tellebration!

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If you have never treated the kids to a mini story festival at your local library, now is your chance. A colorful line-up of tales and tellers from the Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild will entertain this Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Pittsfield Branch Library for Tellebration. All kids ages 4 and up are invited!

What's New in Arthritis Treatment?

UM rheumatologist and geriatrician Raymond Yung, MD, will discuss the latest research and therapies for the pain and stiffness of arthritis on Monday, Nov. 9, 7-8:30 pm at Pittsfield Branch. It will be a good opportunity to get some new insight and ask questions about a chronic condition that may be affecting you or a family member. The program is in partnership with UM Geriatrics Center.

Halloween Fun!

Come to the Pittsfield Branch on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 4:00 p.m for some Halloween fun. We will make Halloween crafts that you'll be able to use as decorations for your own events on Saturday. Pumpkins, spider webs, or masks will be made in all degrees of scariness. Creating masterpieces is hard work. Cider and donuts will help keep the energy up.

This program is for preschoolers up to 5th grade. All supplies will be provided. Come for Halloween Masks and Other Scary Things and get ready for your wicked weekend!

Washtenaw Immunization Action Coalition

On Monday, Oct. 5, 7-8:30 pm at the Pittsfield Branch, you are invited to attend a panel discussion on immunizations for the upcoming flu season. Presenters include doctors Diana Torres-Burgos, Laura Bauman and Holly Ross. Also speaking will be Zachary Yaksich, father of 5 year old Alana, who died of flu complications in 2003. He started Alanas Flu Foundation in her memory. This will be a great opportunity to hear the facts and have your questions answered by frontline flu fighters, in partnership with the American Lung Association.

Dancing Babies coming to Pittsfield

Pack up the Daddies and bring all the Babies to Pittsfield Branch this Sunday for Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley. This will be an active music program for families with children under 5 years old.
Put on your dancing shoes ... Sunday, September 27 @ Pittsfield Branch from 1:00 to 1:40 pm.

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