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Nature Walk at Black Pond Woods

Thursday June 2, 2016: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Black Pond Woods Nature Area
All Ages

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Nature and Nurture: Art Teachers as Artists

Tuesday February 2, 2016: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

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Get More Out Of This Year's Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 11:19am

[img_assist|nid=324891|title=The Book of Unknown Americans|desc=Cover of The Book of Unknown Americans, with a painted picture of a girl turned around with long black hair in a braid and a pink collared shirt over a blue background|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=148]If you’re ready for Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2016, be sure to check out the Reads Website! At [|], you’ll find all sorts of information and resources to help you get more out of this year’s Read and how to lead your own community discussion.

If you still need to get a copy of The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, stop in to any location and pick one up from the display shelf or head over to [|the catalog] and choose from several different formats. We have paperbacks, large print, audiobooks, and even a [|Spanish translation]. Copies of the book are also available at the Ypsilanti District Library and at area bookstores.

Take a look at the [|Resources page], with loads of resources especially for book clubs following along with the Read. There is a Reader’s Guide with discussion questions, tips for hosting a book discussion and keeping it on track, and even [|download-and-print posters] to promote your book discussion or other Reads-related event. If you do plan to host an event, let us know! We’ll list it with other Reads-related programming throughout January and February, including our [|Latino Americans: 500 Years of History] film series. You can also find lists of films about the Latino experience and immigration, a few podcasts about the book and Latino culture, and the author's recommendations of the best books of 2015.

Finally, be sure to mark your calendar for [|a special visit from the author], Cristina Henriquez, on Tuesday, February 23 at 7 pm. Ms. Henriquez will be at the Towsley Auditorium on the campus of Washtenaw Community College to discuss her writing and especially The Book of Unknown Americans. Books will be for sale, and there will also be a booksigning following the talk.

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Thu, 12/17/2015 - 12:50pm


COMING SOON to a Library near YOU!
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads begins in January 2016.

This year's community read is:
[b:1451696|The BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS: A Novel] by Christina Henriquez.
The story in a nutshell ... The Rivera family is moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident.
The Riveras confront cultural barriers, during their daughter's difficult recovery, and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy.
The story brings out family feelings from different Latin American points of view.

Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Librarians created two reading lists especially for youth readers.
Kids Grades K-8 can read and join family discussions of immigrants and immigration issues.

[|Ann Arbor/ Ypsilanti Reads 2016 - Grades K-5].

[|Ann Arbor/ Ypsilanti Reads 2016 - Grades 6-8].

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Tiny Expo: Indie Art & Craft Fair

Saturday December 12, 2015: 11:00am to 5:30pm
Downtown Library Lobby

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Gardening and Landscaping with Native Plants

Thursday February 25, 2016: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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DIY Glitter Globes

Saturday January 2, 2016: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Musical Instrument Petting Zoo!

Wednesday July 27, 2016: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Preschool - Grade 5

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NaNoWriMo Is Now in Full Swing!

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:00pm


National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as NaNoWriMo, has officially started! Have you always wanted to write a novel but never got around to it? You can start RIGHT NOW! All you need to do is keep writing throughout the month of November to work toward your own goal or the national 50,000 words!

Want to socialize with other new and seasoned writers this month? Come check out AADL's NaNoWriMo events, including the [|Free Write on November 15] and the [|I Wrote a Novel, Now What] event on December 6 featuring Ann Arbor author [|Karen Simpson]!

No matter how or what you write, everyone is welcome to join in the NaNoWriMo fun! For more information on getting started, check out the [|NaNoWriMo website]. Feel free to take home some [|AADL materials on writing] too!

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Halloween Costume Swap

Sunday October 23, 2016: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
All Ages.