AXIS Coffeehouse fun


Stretch your wings at Coffeehouse this Friday night. Perform a poem, a monologue, or a song; booktalk some great reads. There’s paper and pencils so you can try out our weekly writing idea and then perform it! Share a poem from poetry books like Dizzy in Your Eyes, Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse, and Paint Me Like I Am. Performers earn extra credit for classes and library fine forgiveness coupons.

Do you have to take the stage? No, you can enjoy the evening by sipping a hot drink and supporting your friends as they step up to the mic!

AXIS Coffeehouse | Friday, October 15 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Malletts Creek | Teens Gr. 6-12

AXIS Coffeehouse Returns

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The moment you have been looking forward to all summer has arrived! AXIS Coffeehouse is back with more snacks and awesome poetry than ever before.We will return to the Mallett's Creek Branch next Friday, October 1st from 6:30-8 pm. If you have never attended AXIS Coffeehouse, you can listen to some of our regulars reading their poems on our podcast. We hope to see you there!

AXIS Coffeehouse Podcast - Take One

The AXIS Coffeehouse is one of our teen programming mainstays... a weekly gathering of young adults sharing poetry and stories through the magic of the spoken word.

Last month, we tried something new. We recorded our Coffeehouse poets reading their own work, and we were glad that a few of them were willing to have us record and share their poetry. Thanks to all of you.

Since this was our first try at this, the recordings are a little rough, but their voices still shine through. We've already recorded a second batch with better sound quality, so keep your ears open and keep writing those poems for coffeehouse!

PS, Even though our poet Austin identified himself as Chuck Norris, it's not really him.

AXIS Coffeehouse Enters the Countdown

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AXIS Coffeehouse only has three weeks to go before we break for the summer, so we are going to make the most of it!

This Friday, March 12, local rap artist The Chozn Bravesoul will be visiting to talk a little about rap and poetry. And next Friday, March 19, we will host special guest Maggie Hanks of Ann Arbor Word Works, who will surely have some interesting writing ideas herself.

This free event offers snacks and great conversation as well as $5 library fine forgiveness coupons for those who present at the mic. Don't miss out on these awesome opportunities! Mallett's Creek, 6:30-8:00 pm. Be there!

AXIS Coffeehouse News for Teens

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This Friday, @ Malletts Creek on February 12th, from 6:30-8, AXIS Coffeehouse will be recording its very first podcast for the library website. Check out current AADL podcasts. Brush up that poem or monologue you've been writing and come on down for a shot at library fame.

Like always, we will have snacks, & good company PLUS $5 fine forgiveness coupons for teens who read aloud at the mic.

AXIS Coffeehouse | Friday, February 12 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Malletts Creek | Teens Gr. 6-12


Warm up at AXIS Coffeehouse this Friday

Hey, teens! Old man winter is really flexing his muscles! With such bitter cold to cope with, what better way to warm up than to drop into AXIS Coffeehouse this Friday and share poetry, monologues, music and good times.

You’ll really warm up when you hear one of our AADL staff members talk about a chance for you to record one of your poems for a podcast that will be posted on the library website.

AXIS Coffeehouse | Friday, January 29 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Malletts Creek | Teens Gr. 6-12

AXIS Coffeehouse for Teens on Friday, October 2nd

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Coffeehouses have been around since the 15th century. They have provided relaxation and diversion for people from Constantinople to New York.

Drop by Malletts Creek on Friday, October 2 and take the stage at the AXIS Coffeehouse. Perform your own poetry or monologue, or maybe a favorite by someone else. If you prefer to watch, just sit back, sip on a hot drink, and enjoy the performances. Earn extra credit and fine forgiveness coupons!

AXIS Coffeehouse | Friday, October 2 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Malletts Creek

Last Axis Coffeehouse!


That's right! This Friday at the Malletts Creek Branch from 6:30 - 8:00 is our last Axis Coffeehouse of this session. The next session will start back up in June (librarians need summer breaks too). So come hang out and read poetry, short stories, or even perform a song while you wait for the summer to come.

Axis Coffeehouse This Friday!


Only 2 more Axis Coffeehouses to go before we go on break! Take this chance to come to the Malletts Creek library branch this Friday, March 27, 6:30 - 8:00 pm and read some poetry or short stories, or to just hang out and enjoy some snacks with friends.

Axis Coffeehouse This Friday!


It's another Friday the 13th! But don't despair, there's safety in numbers. Come hang out with us this Friday, March 13th 6:30 -8:00 PM at the Malletts Creek Branch Library and hope the upcoming St. Patrick's Day luck cancels out the day.

What will you read? How about your story for the library's short story contest It's All Write! The due date is March 20th. Don't miss your chance for awesome cash prizes!

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