Next 7 Days

March 4, 2015 - March 10, 2015
  • No Registration Required
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Adult

    Talking and Learning About Race and Racism… Continue the Conversation

    In collaboration with the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, we will continue the documentary film/discussion series with moderator La’Ron Williams.

    Feb 1:   Race - The Power of an Illusion,episode 2:  the Story We Tell

    Hasn’t race always been with us? Explore the roots of the concept of race, including the 19th century science that justified it and how it gained a hold over our minds.

    Mar 1:  Race - The Power of an Illusion, episode 3:   the House We Live In  

    Race has been shown to be a biological myth, but racism gives different groups vastly different life chances. Forty years after the Civil Rights Movement, the playing field is still not level and “colorblind” policies only perpetuate existing inequitie

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your baby to storytime with bouncy rhymes, songs, and books.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    10:30 am
    Youth

    (AGES 3-5)

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required so drop in anytime!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Youth

    Kids in grades k-8 can get help with all subjects. Bring your homework!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    5:30 pm
    Teen

    Drop in and be creative with our fabulous 826michigan volunteers and active teen writing group! 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! 

  • No Registration Required
    Adult

    Hear about the Ypsi Seed Library, then learn how to start & care for seeds for transplanting in the spring. One attendee will win a seed starting kit!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, April 6
    6:30 pm
    Teen

    Watch and discuss anime and eat Asian snacks. Hosted by Michigan Avenue TAG.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 16
    6:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Family

    Join us in the Community Room for free animated films and popcorn.

    Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.

     Yellow Submarine (1968)-G February 16

    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)-G March 2

    The Triplets of Belleville (2003)-PG13 March 16

    Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were Rabbit (2005)-G March 30

    Persepolis (2007)-PG13 April 13

    Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)-PG April 27

    9 (2009)—PG13 May 11

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, April 6
    7:00 pm
    Adult

    Titles selected for this season:

    Tale For the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki (1/5)

    Right-hand shore, by Christopher Tilghman (2/2)

    Toms River, a Story of Science and Salvation, by Dan Fagin (3/2)

    Girls of Atomic City, by Denise Kiernan (4/6)

    Lotus Eaters, by Tatjana Soli (5/4)

    Details:

    482-4110 x1306
  • No Registration Required
    Monday, April 6
    7:00 pm
    Youth

    Children going into grades 4-6 bring a parent or guardian for a lively discussion of a selected title and snacks.  Book are chosen and furnished by the librarian.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    10:30 am
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories and a craft at this cozy storytime.

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

     (Ages 18 mo-3 years)

    This fast-paced storytime for young toddlers includes books, songs, fingerplays, movement and a craft.

  • No Registration Required
    Adult

    Join Garden A to Z.com’s Janet Macunovich for tips on how to simplify and adapt so you can continue to garden as the years add up. As part of our Learning Never Gets Old series, this program is geared for adults ages 55 & up, but all adults are welcome to attend. Drawing for a free gardening book: The Age-Proof Garden.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Youth

    Join your friends for open Lego play in our storyroom.  We have Duplos for younger children!

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Adult

    Open to all, any handcraft welcome. As a special feature, enjoy “oldie but goodie” films on the first Tuesday of every month.  Bring your own supplies. Beginning knitting instruction is available during the first hour.

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    An introduction to word processing: create, format, select, copy, paste, and edit text. Basic PC, Keyboard, and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • Session Full
    Tuesday, March 17
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Adult

    This four-session course will cover scansion, poetic devices, imagery, tone, symbol, and common poetic forms (sonnet, ballad, haiku, etc.). The class will study important works from many historical periods and many celebrated authors.  Participants will have the opportunity to present their own work for discussion. All materials provided. Instructor: EMU Professor of Literature, Heather Neff.

    Registration required:

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    10:15 am - 11:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    This three-part class for older adults includes mouse, Internet, and e-mail basics.  No prior computer knowledge is required.  All classes are held on Wednesdays, 10:15-11:30 am, in the Computer Training Lab at the YDL-Whittaker Road location.  

    Please contact the Ypsilanti Township Community Center (50 & Beyond Program) at (734) 544-3838 to register.

    January 7, 14, 21

    February 4, 11, 18

    March 4, 11, 18

    April 1, 8, 15

    May 6, 13, 20

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 2-3 years)

    This storytime for toddlers that can sit for a story features books, songs, movement activities, and a craft

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    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, March 11
    1:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Preschoolers will enjoy read-alouds, act-outs, music, movement, and  a craft.

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn how to use mail merge in Microsoft Word to produce letters, envelopes and labels for bulk mailings.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

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

     

  • No Registration Required
    YDL-Whittaker Community room
    Adult

    Marketing 101

    Learn about practical applications of basic marketing tools, including market research, target marketing, assessing competitors, and key marketing implementation tools from MI Small Business Development Center staff.  Financials will be discussed at the April 8th program.  RSVP Requested, please call 482-4110 ext. 1377

     

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Teen

    Snack and socialize with other teens every Wednesday night.  We will play games and do crafts for our first meeting to get to know each other.  In the following weeks we’ll do science activities such as electronics exploration, photo editing, fun crafts, and we’ll always have something to snack on.

    The last Wednesday of each month (excluding March) is a teen writing workshop sponsored by Red Beard Press/Neutral Zone.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    10:30 am
    Adult

    Titles:

    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (special date 1/8)

    Tale For the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki (2/5)

    I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai (3/5)

    The Nick Adams Stories, by Ernest Hemingway (4/2)

    Creativity, Inc, by Ed Catmull (5/7)

    Details

    482-4110 x1323
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Preschoolers will enjoy read-alouds, act-outs, music, movement, and  a craft.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Adult

    Get free help with tax preparation.  This service targets people with low to moderate income with special attention to those 60 and older.  By appointment or limited walk-ins (first-come/first-served).

    To make an appointment:

    482-4110 x1385
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    6:00 pm
    Adult

    Bring your own supplies. Knitting and crochet instruction is available.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    6:00 pm
    Teen

    Drop in and share your ideas about how the library can meet teens’ needs: plan and lead programs, recommend materials, volunteer in the community, eat pizza, and meet friends! This semester we’ll design and screen TAG t-shirts.

  • Thursday, March 5
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn what you want, when you want, at the pace you want, using these free online resources:  LearningExpress Library 3.0 and Goodwill Community Foundation's LearnFree.org.  An overview of both websites followed by individual practice time.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Adult

    Creative Writing Group

    Bring your writing projects to YDL’s Creative Writing Group, facilitated by author and EMU Professor Heather Neff. Take part in welcoming, personal discussions of writing projects in a shared, supportive environment. Adults only, any writing projects welcomed.

  • Session Full
    Friday, March 6
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Adult

    Photography for Older Adults

    We invite those 55 or older to study the art of photography with teaching artist Professor Jennifer Baker and  Literature Professor Heather Neff.  Learn about composition, light, and image processing to create the best shots then receive instruction on writing a short piece about your photos.  The Apr. 17th session will feature special guest Rose Eichenbaum whose exhibition The Director Within will be on display at YDL.  This series is geared toward beginners and each participant should bring his/her own digital camera.  An opening reception will be held at the Michigan Avenue branch on May 17th.

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1316
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 7
    All day
    Teen
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 7
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 18 mo-5 years)

    This weekend storytime for families includes some of our favorite books and songs plus a craft, led by our creative youth librarians.

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 7
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Teen

    Ages (10-18)

    Drop in and learn to make crocheted amigurumi (Japanese for small animal).  You’ll enjoy the camaraderie and learning a craft that’s easy and fun!

    482-4110 x1326
  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your baby to storytime with bouncy rhymes, songs, and books.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    10:30 am
    Youth

    (AGES 3-5)

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required so drop in anytime!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Youth

    Kids in grades k-8 can get help with all subjects. Bring your homework!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    5:30 pm
    Teen

    Drop in and be creative with our fabulous 826michigan volunteers and active teen writing group! 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! 

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    6:30 pm
    Teen, Youth

    Make a piezo contact mic and learn to make noises with a sound musician.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    6:30 pm
    Youth

    Reading out loud improves reading skills and dogs are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, judgment-free, and safe environment. Children in grades 1-3 come to the library with a book they have selected to read to Kandy, a certified Therapaws dog. 

    Registration required

    482-4110 x1340
  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    6:30 pm
    Teen, Youth

    Creative electronic and craft projects made by you! Second Monday electronic projects include lie detector, Arduino motion detector, piezo contact mic, drawdio (drawing audio device), and a project that will be decided by attendees.  Fourth Monday craft projects include screen printing, art books with Debra Golden, black hot glue/acrylic paintings and etched glass jars. 

    2ndMondays: Jan: lie detector, Feb.:  Arduino motion detector, Mar.: piezo contact mic, Apr.: drawing audio, May: teen choice project.

    4thMondays: Jan: screen printing, Feb: art books with Debra, Mar: black hot glue/acrylic paintings (below), Apr: etched glass jars.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    7:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Lab
    Adult

    Join Rick White to learn about ReferenceUSA.  Find out how to access this outstanding database, create searches, manage results and explore other features that make ReferenceUSA a unique tool for business research.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    10:30 am
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories and a craft at this cozy storytime.

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

     (Ages 18 mo-3 years)

    This fast-paced storytime for young toddlers includes books, songs, fingerplays, movement and a craft.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Youth

    Join your friends for open Lego play in our storyroom.  We have Duplos for younger children!

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Adult

    Open to all, any handcraft welcome. As a special feature, enjoy “oldie but goodie” films on the first Tuesday of every month.  Bring your own supplies. Beginning knitting instruction is available during the first hour.

  • Tuesday, March 10
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn to create and format tables, insert images, create bulleted and numbered lists, insert tabs and page layout basics.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    10:15 am - 11:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    This three-part class for older adults includes mouse, Internet, and e-mail basics.  No prior computer knowledge is required.  All classes are held on Wednesdays, 10:15-11:30 am, in the Computer Training Lab at the YDL-Whittaker Road location.  

    Please contact the Ypsilanti Township Community Center (50 & Beyond Program) at (734) 544-3838 to register.

    January 7, 14, 21

    February 4, 11, 18

    March 4, 11, 18

    April 1, 8, 15

    May 6, 13, 20

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 2-3 years)

    This storytime for toddlers that can sit for a story features books, songs, movement activities, and a craft

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    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, March 11
    1:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Preschoolers will enjoy read-alouds, act-outs, music, movement, and  a craft.

  • Wednesday, March 11
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn how to use YDL's online catalog to find, request and renew items.  To borrow items from hundreds of Michigan libraries for checkout at YDL, learn how to use MeLCat, the Michigan eLibrary's interlibrary loan service.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

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

     

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    6:30 pm
    Teen, Youth

    Use conductive paint to make a greeting card that lights up with an LED bulb!

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Teen

    Snack and socialize with other teens every Wednesday night.  We will play games and do crafts for our first meeting to get to know each other.  In the following weeks we’ll do science activities such as electronics exploration, photo editing, fun crafts, and we’ll always have something to snack on.

    The last Wednesday of each month (excluding March) is a teen writing workshop sponsored by Red Beard Press/Neutral Zone.

  • Session Full
    Wednesday, March 11
    7:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Adult

    Join our new Adult Crafters Guild at YDL! Every other month we will feature a different craft project for you to make.

    Wednesday, January 14 - Greeting Card Basics - Featuring a template that can easily be adapted for different holidays and events

    Wednesday, March 11 -  DIY Screen Printing - Learn how to screen print without all the fancy equipment

    Wednesday, May 13 - Bird’s Nest Necklace - Use beads and wrapped wire to create a special necklace for spring

    All materials and instruction will be provided!

    Registration is required for each individual project:

    482-4110 x1377
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Preschoolers will enjoy read-alouds, act-outs, music, movement, and  a craft.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Adult

    Get free help with tax preparation.  This service targets people with low to moderate income with special attention to those 60 and older.  By appointment or limited walk-ins (first-come/first-served).

    To make an appointment:

    482-4110 x1385
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    6:00 pm
    Adult

    Bring your own supplies. Knitting and crochet instruction is available.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 12
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Youth

    Sign your child up for a 'pawsitive' reading slot with Jazz.

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 12
    6:30 pm
    Adult

    The Best Oils and Moisturizers for Natural Hair

    Are you looking for a natural hair moisturizer that your hair will absorb and thrive on? Learn about the benefits of essential oils, cream moisturizers, and butter moisturizers.

  • Thursday, March 12
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn the basic functions, setup and management of the iPad.  Bring your fully-charged iPad.  Class Limit: 8

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 12
    7:00 pm
    Youth

    Discuss selected books and make a craft. Join us for a family party on May 14.

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1340
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 7
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 18 mo-5 years)

    This weekend storytime for families includes some of our favorite books and songs plus a craft, led by our creative youth librarians.

  • Saturday, March 14
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    This class is designed for individuals who have never used a computer before.  Learn basic mouse skills and/or practice typing using online self-paced tutorials.  No prior computer experience required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 14
    11:00 am
    Youth

    Join us for snacks to discuss books chosen by you!

    Registration required

    482-4110 x1390
  • Saturday, March 14
    2:00 pm
    Youth

    Pi is a number that’s important for doing math with circles. We’ll explore shapes, numbers, and enjoy a sweet treat.

    Registration required

  • Saturday, March 14
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn how to use OverDrive's Download Destination to search, borrow and download library eBooks (or other digital media) to your device.  A valid library card with a PIN number is required.  Pre-registration is required.  Class Limit: 2

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 14
    3:30 pm
    Youth

    We will celebrate with birthday cake, read The Cat in the Hat, followed by a Dr. Seuss-inspired craft.

  • No Registration Required
    Sunday, March 15
    2:00 pm
    Adult

    Master Gardener Carol Brodbeck will discuss and demonstrate several methods of propagation: taking cuttings, dividing roots, air layering, and sowing seeds. Learn about the new YDL Seed Library!  There will be a drawing for a free gardening book. Bring your gardening friends!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your baby to storytime with bouncy rhymes, songs, and books.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    10:30 am
    Youth

    (AGES 3-5)

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required so drop in anytime!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Youth

    Kids in grades k-8 can get help with all subjects. Bring your homework!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    5:30 pm
    Teen

    Drop in and be creative with our fabulous 826michigan volunteers and active teen writing group! 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! 

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 16
    6:30 pm
    Adult

    Put your research together to write interesting stories and reveal new avenues of research.  For beginning genealogists only.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 16
    6:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Family

    Join us in the Community Room for free animated films and popcorn.

    Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.

     Yellow Submarine (1968)-G February 16

    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)-G March 2

    The Triplets of Belleville (2003)-PG13 March 16

    Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were Rabbit (2005)-G March 30

    Persepolis (2007)-PG13 April 13

    Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)-PG April 27

    9 (2009)—PG13 May 11

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 16
    7:00 pm
    Youth

    Do you like to paint ceramic figurines? If so, then you’ll love painting one of our plaster shapes that we’ve casted from fun molds. Choose from a Lego figure, dinosaur, cupcake and more.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    10:30 am
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories and a craft at this cozy storytime.

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

     (Ages 18 mo-3 years)

    This fast-paced storytime for young toddlers includes books, songs, fingerplays, movement and a craft.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 17
    2:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community room
    Adult

    To avoid being taken away to a nursing home, an old widower tries to fly his home to Paradise Falls, South America, along with a boy scout who accidentally lifted off with him. Where they go, how they get there, and what they discover makes UP a sheer delight. A terrific, fun-filled ride. As part of our Learning Never Gets Old series, this program is geared for adults ages 55 & up, but all adults are welcome to attend. 

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Youth

    Join your friends for open Lego play in our storyroom.  We have Duplos for younger children!

  • Tuesday, March 17
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Family, Youth

    Kids (6-12 years of age) are invited to learn about Internet safety and educational resources online.  We strongly encourage a parent/guardian accompany child.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1340
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Adult

    Open to all, any handcraft welcome. As a special feature, enjoy “oldie but goodie” films on the first Tuesday of every month.  Bring your own supplies. Beginning knitting instruction is available during the first hour.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 17
    7:00 pm
    Youth

    (GRADES 3-5)

    Enjoy snacks and conversation about the book of the month.  We’ll be reading:

    Fourth Grade Rats (1/21)

    Because of Winn Dixie (2/18)

    Tuck Everlasting (3/18)

    The Get Rich Quick Club (4/15)

    A Wrinkle in Time (5/20)

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1390
  • Session Full
    Tuesday, March 17
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Adult

    This four-session course will cover scansion, poetic devices, imagery, tone, symbol, and common poetic forms (sonnet, ballad, haiku, etc.). The class will study important works from many historical periods and many celebrated authors.  Participants will have the opportunity to present their own work for discussion. All materials provided. Instructor: EMU Professor of Literature, Heather Neff.

    Registration required:

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    10:15 am - 11:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    This three-part class for older adults includes mouse, Internet, and e-mail basics.  No prior computer knowledge is required.  All classes are held on Wednesdays, 10:15-11:30 am, in the Computer Training Lab at the YDL-Whittaker Road location.  

    Please contact the Ypsilanti Township Community Center (50 & Beyond Program) at (734) 544-3838 to register.

    January 7, 14, 21

    February 4, 11, 18

    March 4, 11, 18

    April 1, 8, 15

    May 6, 13, 20

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 2-3 years)

    This storytime for toddlers that can sit for a story features books, songs, movement activities, and a craft

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    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, March 11
    1:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Preschoolers will enjoy read-alouds, act-outs, music, movement, and  a craft.

  • Wednesday, March 18
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn the parts and proper use of the computer and Windows basics including opening/closing applications and managing files/folders. Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

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

     

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 18
    6:00 pm
    Teen, Youth

    Join other tweens and Jean Winborn, Lincoln High School teacher and YDL Board Member, for pizza and conversation about books written by contemporary African American authors such as Christopher Paul Curtis and Jacqueline Woodson.

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Teen

    Snack and socialize with other teens every Wednesday night.  We will play games and do crafts for our first meeting to get to know each other.  In the following weeks we’ll do science activities such as electronics exploration, photo editing, fun crafts, and we’ll always have something to snack on.

    The last Wednesday of each month (excluding March) is a teen writing workshop sponsored by Red Beard Press/Neutral Zone.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Preschoolers will enjoy read-alouds, act-outs, music, movement, and  a craft.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Adult

    Get free help with tax preparation.  This service targets people with low to moderate income with special attention to those 60 and older.  By appointment or limited walk-ins (first-come/first-served).

    To make an appointment:

    482-4110 x1385
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 19
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Adult

    You are invited to an informal monthly meeting of enthusiastic gardeners to chat about a variety of gardening topics and books. Topics change monthly.  All levels of experience welcome! Hosted by Advanced Master Gardener Carol Brodbeck.

    Note: February meeting is cancelled.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    6:00 pm
    Adult

    Bring your own supplies. Knitting and crochet instruction is available.

  • Thursday, March 19
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn about some of the new features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 19
    7:00 pm
    Teen

    (Ages 12-18)

    Join us for fantasy book discussions that are entertaining as well as astute.

    January: Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn

    February: The Fire Within by Chris D’Lacey

    March: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

    April: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

    May: The Riddle Master of Hed by Patricia McKillip

    482-4110 x1326
  • Session Full
    Friday, March 6
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Adult

    Photography for Older Adults

    We invite those 55 or older to study the art of photography with teaching artist Professor Jennifer Baker and  Literature Professor Heather Neff.  Learn about composition, light, and image processing to create the best shots then receive instruction on writing a short piece about your photos.  The Apr. 17th session will feature special guest Rose Eichenbaum whose exhibition The Director Within will be on display at YDL.  This series is geared toward beginners and each participant should bring his/her own digital camera.  An opening reception will be held at the Michigan Avenue branch on May 17th.

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1316
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 7
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 18 mo-5 years)

    This weekend storytime for families includes some of our favorite books and songs plus a craft, led by our creative youth librarians.

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 7
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Teen

    Ages (10-18)

    Drop in and learn to make crocheted amigurumi (Japanese for small animal).  You’ll enjoy the camaraderie and learning a craft that’s easy and fun!

    482-4110 x1326
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 21
    2:00 pm
    Youth

    Do you like to paint ceramic figurines? If so, then you’ll love painting one of our plaster shapes that we’ve casted from fun molds. Choose from a Lego figure, dinosaur, cupcake and more.

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 21
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Youth

    Come to the library to combine literature and food! Using a story as inspiration, we will create kid-friendly dishes.

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 21
    3:30 pm
    Teen

    If you like the game show Family Feud, then this is your time to shine. Drop in and work with on a team to test your knowledge of books, movies and pop culture. Win small prizes!

  • No Registration Required
    Sunday, March 22
    2:00 pm
    Youth

    We’ll celebrate the changing of the seasons with these springtime science experiments involving eggs.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your baby to storytime with bouncy rhymes, songs, and books.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    10:30 am
    Youth

    (AGES 3-5)

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required so drop in anytime!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Youth

    Kids in grades k-8 can get help with all subjects. Bring your homework!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    5:30 pm
    Teen

    Drop in and be creative with our fabulous 826michigan volunteers and active teen writing group! 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! 

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    6:30 pm
    Youth

    Reading out loud improves reading skills and dogs are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, judgment-free, and safe environment. Children in grades 1-3 come to the library with a book they have selected to read to Kandy, a certified Therapaws dog. 

    Registration required

    482-4110 x1340
  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    6:30 pm
    Teen, Youth

    Creative electronic and craft projects made by you! Second Monday electronic projects include lie detector, Arduino motion detector, piezo contact mic, drawdio (drawing audio device), and a project that will be decided by attendees.  Fourth Monday craft projects include screen printing, art books with Debra Golden, black hot glue/acrylic paintings and etched glass jars. 

    2ndMondays: Jan: lie detector, Feb.:  Arduino motion detector, Mar.: piezo contact mic, Apr.: drawing audio, May: teen choice project.

    4thMondays: Jan: screen printing, Feb: art books with Debra, Mar: black hot glue/acrylic paintings (below), Apr: etched glass jars.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    10:30 am
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories and a craft at this cozy storytime.

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

     (Ages 18 mo-3 years)

    This fast-paced storytime for young toddlers includes books, songs, fingerplays, movement and a craft.

  • Tuesday, March 24
    1:00 pm
    Adult

    Make a colorful fabric rag wreath to help welcome Spring, an easy craft using a wire ring and fabric.  As part of our Learning Never Gets Old series, this program is geared for adults ages 55 & up.

    Registration required

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Youth

    Join your friends for open Lego play in our storyroom.  We have Duplos for younger children!

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Adult

    Open to all, any handcraft welcome. As a special feature, enjoy “oldie but goodie” films on the first Tuesday of every month.  Bring your own supplies. Beginning knitting instruction is available during the first hour.

  • Tuesday, March 24
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    A basic introduction to spreadsheets: enter and edit data, select cell ranges, format cells, use the fill handle, and create simple formulas.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 2-3 years)

    This storytime for toddlers that can sit for a story features books, songs, movement activities, and a craft

  • Wednesday, March 25
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn how to use OverDrive's Download Destination to search, borrow and download library eBooks (or other digital media) to your device.  A valid library card with a PIN number is required.  Pre-registration is required.  Class Limit: 2

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    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, March 11
    1:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Preschoolers will enjoy read-alouds, act-outs, music, movement, and  a craft.

  • Wednesday, March 25
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    This class covers sending and retrieving messages, creating and managing folders, adding contacts, creating an e-mail signature, sending files as attachments, and managing junk e-mail.  Participants may sign up for an e-mail account at the end of class.  Basic PC, keyboard, and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 25
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Adult

    Join other amateur sleuths once a month on Wednesdays at 2 pm in Conference Room 1C to discuss mystery novels. Books under the microscope this season:

    Jan. 28:  Absolution by Murder -- Peter Tremayne

    Feb. 25: Deja Dead  --  Kathy Reichs

    Mar. 25: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman  --  P. D. James

     Apr. 29: Finding Nouf  --  Zoe Ferraris

     May 27: Death of an Englishman– Magdalen Nabb

     Jun. 24: Seneca Falls Inheritance  --  Miriam Grace Monfredo

     Jul. 29: The Redbreast  --  Jo Nesbo

     Aug. 26: Murder in the Smithsonian  --  Margaret Truman

     Sept. 30: The Catiline Conspiracy (SPQR II)  --  John Maddox Roberts

     Oct. 28: Desert Heat  --  J.A. Jance

     Dec. 2: The Devotion of Suspect X  --  Keigo Higashino

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

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

     

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 25
    6:00 pm
    Youth

    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:

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

    Feb: play traditional board games

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

    Apr: make charm bracelets

    May: soda fountain party

    Drop in and join the fun!

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, March 11
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Teen

    Snack and socialize with other teens every Wednesday night.  We will play games and do crafts for our first meeting to get to know each other.  In the following weeks we’ll do science activities such as electronics exploration, photo editing, fun crafts, and we’ll always have something to snack on.

    The last Wednesday of each month (excluding March) is a teen writing workshop sponsored by Red Beard Press/Neutral Zone.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Preschoolers will enjoy read-alouds, act-outs, music, movement, and  a craft.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Adult

    Get free help with tax preparation.  This service targets people with low to moderate income with special attention to those 60 and older.  By appointment or limited walk-ins (first-come/first-served).

    To make an appointment:

    482-4110 x1385
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 5
    6:00 pm
    Adult

    Bring your own supplies. Knitting and crochet instruction is available.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, March 12
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Youth

    Sign your child up for a 'pawsitive' reading slot with Jazz.

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1390
  • Thursday, March 26
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Trainning Lab
    Adult

    Learn to upload, sort and share your digital pictures.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills are required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 7
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    (Ages 18 mo-5 years)

    This weekend storytime for families includes some of our favorite books and songs plus a craft, led by our creative youth librarians.

  • Saturday, March 28
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    This class covers the Internet Explorer Web browser toolbar and menu options, managing your favorite websites, and using search tools and techniques.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 28
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Teen

    Join the other anime and manga otakus for some wholesome anime goodness.  Watch and critique anime, all while snacking on tasty treats. For more information, email tydlwaveanime@gmail.com.

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 28
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Family

    Tired of being cooped up inside all winter? We’ll turn our community room into a giant open active & creative play space for you to get your sillies out! (Parental supervision is required).

  • Saturday, March 28
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn how to create a presentation and add graphics and multimedia to a presentation.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills are required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, March 28
    3:30 pm
    Youth

    Decorate a mask, perform superhero tasks, fight supervillains, save Superman from Kryptonite, and refuel with supersnacks.

  • No Registration Required
    Sunday, March 29
    2:00 pm
    Youth

     Learn about Jackson Pollack and make an inspired piece of art to take home!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your baby to storytime with bouncy rhymes, songs, and books.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    10:30 am
    Youth

    (AGES 3-5)

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and a craft.  No registration required so drop in anytime!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Youth

    Kids in grades k-8 can get help with all subjects. Bring your homework!

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 9
    5:30 pm
    Teen

    Drop in and be creative with our fabulous 826michigan volunteers and active teen writing group! 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! 

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 30
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Adult

    Come and learn about the historic African-American resort town of Idlewild, Michigan from our expert Micala Evans, Historic Idlewild Tours tour guide. 

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, March 16
    6:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Family

    Join us in the Community Room for free animated films and popcorn.

    Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.

     Yellow Submarine (1968)-G February 16

    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)-G March 2

    The Triplets of Belleville (2003)-PG13 March 16

    Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were Rabbit (2005)-G March 30

    Persepolis (2007)-PG13 April 13

    Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)-PG April 27

    9 (2009)—PG13 May 11

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    10:30 am
    Youth

    (Ages 3-5)

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories and a craft at this cozy storytime.

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

     (Ages 18 mo-3 years)

    This fast-paced storytime for young toddlers includes books, songs, fingerplays, movement and a craft.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Youth

    Join your friends for open Lego play in our storyroom.  We have Duplos for younger children!

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 10
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Adult

    Open to all, any handcraft welcome. As a special feature, enjoy “oldie but goodie” films on the first Tuesday of every month.  Bring your own supplies. Beginning knitting instruction is available during the first hour.

  • Tuesday, March 31
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn to apply functions, filter data, create charts, and print worksheets.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, March 31
    7:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Adult

    Meets the last Tuesday of the month.  This season’s books:

    Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate (1/27)

    Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou (2/24)

    Let the circle be unbroken by Mildred Taylor (3/31)

    Black Betty by Walter Mosley (4/28)

    A Perfect Peace by Daniel Black (5/26)

    Details

    482-4110 x1306
  • Session Full
    Tuesday, March 17
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Adult

    This four-session course will cover scansion, poetic devices, imagery, tone, symbol, and common poetic forms (sonnet, ballad, haiku, etc.). The class will study important works from many historical periods and many celebrated authors.  Participants will have the opportunity to present their own work for discussion. All materials provided. Instructor: EMU Professor of Literature, Heather Neff.

    Registration required: