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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, April 24
    All day
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Family

    America’s Greatest Generation

    This national touring exhibit explores the life arc of America's Greatest Generation -- their lives from birth to old age, told in their own words. Born in the 1910s and '20s, this generation was shaped by their experiences during the Great Depression and World War II, creating both the Baby Boom and the postwar economic surge. Features include personal anecdotes and photomural text panels, a variety of household objects and toys, military and homefront items from World War II, clothing, books, baby boom artifacts, and travel and tourism items. The exhibit boats five audio-visual components.

    This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is brought to you by Mid-America Arts Alliance. Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation was organized by the Minnesota History Center/Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, April 29
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    18 months to 3 years
     

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, April 30
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Adult

    All levels of English as Second Language learners are welcome to join in. Books and other reading materials are used to help you learn vocabulary, pronunciation, and American culture.

    For more information:

    482-4110 x1320
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, April 30
    1:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    3 to 5 years

  • Session Full
    Wednesday, April 30
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Board of Trustees Room
    Adult

    Have you ever wanted to write your life story but weren’t sure how? If so, join us for a writing workshop led by expert Sally Haines. Over the course of six sessions, Sally will guide you through the reminiscing and writing process, allowing you to share your story. Must be able to commit to all six sessions.

    This workshop is for patrons age 50 or older.

    Registration Required:

    482-4110 x1377
  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn to format cells, enter formulas and apply functions.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, April 30
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

    Come for open play with Wii Sports Resport, Mario Kart, New Super Mario Brothers, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and more!

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    Wednesday, April 30
    5:30 pm
    Youth

    Drop in and be creative with our fabulous 826michigan volunteers and active writing group geared for ages 8-13! Hone your writing skills, write from fun prompts, create poetry, plays, and collaborative projects, and get constructive feedback on your own writing. Plus take advantage of opportunities to publish and perform your work!

    734-482-4110 x1340
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, April 23
    6:00 pm
    Teen

    Be part of the conversation about what you want to do at the library! In addition to planning summer tween programs, we’ll explore want tweens did during the interwar period. A new activity each month:

    January: watch the Corner Health Center’s Theatre Troupe in action and learn improv

    February: play traditional board games

    March: make podcasts and vine videos to advertise what we do at the library in the fashion of radio shows of the past

    April: make charm bracelets

    May: soda fountain party

    Drop in and join the fun! 

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, April 23
    7:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Adult, Teen, Youth

    Nobody Wears Awesome Hats Anymore

    Explore chic and glamorous eye-catching vintage hats from the 1940s. After a short presentation, we’ll provide materials and instructions to make your own classy and glamorous headpiece.