Next 7 Days

December 21, 2014 - December 27, 2014
  • No Registration Required
    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 collaboratively, and get constructive feedback on your own writing. Plus take advantage of opportunities to publish and perform your work!

  • No Registration Required
    Adult

    Ypsilanti’s Place in the Story of the Underground Railroad

    Learn about Ypsilanti’s important place in the history of the Underground Railroad. Many of Ypsilanti’s original black families were deeply involved in the nineteenth century’s most important black freedom struggle, whether from rural, free black communities in the Ohio River Valley, as passengers on the Underground Railroad, or as exiles to Canada or soldiers in the Civil War. Historian Matt Siegfried’s presentation will explore the people, debates, and events of the period, and give us insight into the unique experiences shared by the cross-border community living in Canada and southeast Michigan.

  • Session Full
    Youth

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

    482-4110 x1340
  • No Registration Required
    Adult

    Titles selected for this season:

    No Sept. meeting.

    Oct. 6: Strength in What Remainsby Tracey Kidder

    Nov. 3: Death of Artemio Cruzby Carlos Fuentes

    Dec. 1: Limits of Power, by Andrew Bacevich

    482-4110 x1306
  • Session Full
    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
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    This class covers setting up an e-mail account, sending and retrieving messages, and creating folders and an e-mail signature.  Basic PC, keyboard, and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    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.

    September 3, 10, 17

    October 1, 8, 15

    November 5, 12, 19

    December 3, 10, 17

  • No Registration Required
    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:

    October 29: The beggers Opera, by Peggy Blair

    December 3: The Devil's Trill, by Gerald Elias

  • Session Full
    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
    Adult

    Titles:

    Sept. 4: Moonwalking with Einsteinby Joshua Foer

    Oct. 2: The Ages of Miraclesby Karen Thompson Walker

    Nov. 6:Destiny of the Republicby Candice Millard

    Dec. 4: Beautiful Ruinsby Jess Walter

    482-4110 x1323
  • No Registration Required
    Adult

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

  • Session Full
    Adult

    Make your holiday a cinch by making soup and cookie mixes to give away as holiday gifts. Samples of cooked mixes will be available to taste.

    Registration required

    482-4110 x1385
  • 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
  • No Registration Required
    YDL-Michigan Park Plaza
    Family

    Join us for caroling, hot chocolate, cookies, and a visit from Santa! Sponsored by the Downtown Association of Ypsilanti.

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Community room
    Youth

    Create a festive graham cracker house by adding frosting & candy.

    Registration required

    482-4110 x1340
  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Community room
    Youth

    Create a festive graham cracker house by adding frosting & candy.

    Registration required

    482-4110 x1340
  • No Registration Required
    Teen, Youth

    Enjoy festive fun making a variety of no-bake cookies and other holiday treats! Limited to first 15 participants.

  • No Registration Required
    Teen

    CANCELLED!!! Rainbow Loom Club followed by Art with local artist Casey Dixon. Explore different creative media and share your expertise with other tweens.

  • No Registration Required
    YDL-Whittaker Community room
    Family

    Take Note: Paul Keller Ensemble Holiday Jazz Concert

    Join us for our annual Paul Keller Ensemble holiday concert! The seven-person ensemble will wow you with fun, toe-tapping holiday cheer. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library.

  • No Registration Required
    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 collaboratively, and get constructive feedback on your own writing. Plus take advantage of opportunities to publish and perform your work!

  • 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
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    This class covers adding contacts, creating groups, sending files as attachments and managing junk e-mail.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    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.

    September 3, 10, 17

    October 1, 8, 15

    November 5, 12, 19

    December 3, 10, 17

  • 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
    Wednesday, January 7
    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!

     

  • Session Full
    Teen

    Hands-on cooking activities every month. In addition to cooking, learn about nutrition, and food budgeting. Put your newly acquired skills to use during the final session in Dec. and win prizes! Sponsored by the Michigan State University Extension Office.

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Community room
    Adult

    Fight dry winter skin and chapped lips by making your own all-natural products. All materials and containers will be provided. These also make great gifts!

    Registration required

    482-4110 x1377
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, January 22
    7:00 pm
    Teen

    (Ages 12-18)

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

    482-4110 x1326
  • No Registration Required
    Adult

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

  • 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
    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.

  • 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
    Youth

    Join us for snacks to discuss books chosen by you! Books to be discussed: Three Times Lucky, The Lions of Little Rock, Titanic, and Drama.

     Registration required

    482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, January 3
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Teen, Youth

    (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!

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, January 24
    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.

  • 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
  • Session Full
    Youth

    Create a festive graham cracker house by adding frosting & candy.

    Registration required

    482-4110 x1390
  • Session Full
    Youth

    Create a festive graham cracker house by adding frosting & candy.

    Registration required

    482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    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 collaboratively, and get constructive feedback on your own writing. Plus take advantage of opportunities to publish and perform your work!

  • No Registration Required
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Adult

    Enjoy classic mystery movies and free popcorn.

    Sept 15: Murder on the Orient Express
    Sept 29: Vertigo
    Oct 13: The Maltese Falcon
    Oct 27: The Third Man

    Nov 10: Laura

    Nov 24: The Usual Suspects

    Dec 15: TBA

  • 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
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, December 23
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Youth

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

  • 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
    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.

    September 3, 10, 17

    October 1, 8, 15

    November 5, 12, 19

    December 3, 10, 17

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, January 7
    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
    Teen

    (ages 12 - 18)

    Join us for fun, crafts and good food. Help make decisions about what kinds of programming happens at your library!

  • No Registration Required
    Adult

    Established group always looking for new faces, novice to expert. Meets monthly for gardening talks on an ever-changing variety of topics. Group moderated by Advanced Master Gardener Carol Brodbeck. Everyone is welcome!

  • No Registration Required
    Adult

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

  • No Registration Required
    YDL-Whittaker Board Room
    Adult, Teen, Youth

    Please Note: The Board of Trustees of the Ypsilanti District Library will hold regular meetings for fiscal year 2014 once a month according to the schedule below.

    All meetings will take place at 6:30 pm at the following location:

    YDL-Whittaker
    5577 Whittaker Road
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    Board Room, Second Floor

    All interested citizens are encouraged to attend. Any citizen requesting accommodation to attend these meetings, please contact: Jill Morey, Library Director, 482-4110, ext. 1300, at least five business days prior to the Meeting.

    - January 30, 2014

    -February 27, 2014

    - March 27, 2014

    - April 24, 2014

    - May 22, 2014

    - June26, 2014

    - July 24, 2014

    - August 28, 2014

    - September 25, 2014

    - October 23, 2014

    - November 20, 2014

    - December 18, 2014

  • YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    Learn about job-hunting resources available at the Library and online. Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Teen
  • Session Full
    Youth

    (ages 5-12)

    Create a festive graham cracker house by adding frosting & candy.

    Registration required

    482-4110 x1391
  • No Registration Required
    Monday, December 22
    2:00 pm
    Family

    Join us for free movies and popcorn.

    Dec. 22 – Frozen

    Dec. 23 – The Lego Movie

    Dec. 29 – Muppets Most Wanted

    Dec. 30 – Disneynature Bears

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, December 22
    2:00 pm
    Youth

    Crafts on Mondays & Tuesdays include making an ornament, stained glass picture, and more! On Fridays play the Wii or watch a holiday movie.

  • Tuesday, December 23
    2:00 pm - 4:00 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
    Monday, December 22
    2:00 pm
    Family

    Join us for free movies and popcorn.

    Dec. 22 – Frozen

    Dec. 23 – The Lego Movie

    Dec. 29 – Muppets Most Wanted

    Dec. 30 – Disneynature Bears

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, December 22
    2:00 pm
    Youth

    Crafts on Mondays & Tuesdays include making an ornament, stained glass picture, and more! On Fridays play the Wii or watch a holiday movie.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, December 23
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Youth

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

  • Tuesday, December 23
    7:00 pm - 8:30 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, December 24
    All day
    Family
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, December 24
    All day
    Family
  • No Registration Required
    Monday, December 22
    2:00 pm
    Youth

    Crafts on Mondays & Tuesdays include making an ornament, stained glass picture, and more! On Fridays play the Wii or watch a holiday movie.

  • Session Full
    Saturday, December 27
    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
  • Saturday, December 27
    2:00 pm - 4:00 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
    Monday, December 22
    2:00 pm
    Family

    Join us for free movies and popcorn.

    Dec. 22 – Frozen

    Dec. 23 – The Lego Movie

    Dec. 29 – Muppets Most Wanted

    Dec. 30 – Disneynature Bears

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, December 22
    2:00 pm
    Youth

    Crafts on Mondays & Tuesdays include making an ornament, stained glass picture, and more! On Fridays play the Wii or watch a holiday movie.

  • Session Full
    Tuesday, December 30
    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
    Monday, December 22
    2:00 pm
    Family

    Join us for free movies and popcorn.

    Dec. 22 – Frozen

    Dec. 23 – The Lego Movie

    Dec. 29 – Muppets Most Wanted

    Dec. 30 – Disneynature Bears

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, December 22
    2:00 pm
    Youth

    Crafts on Mondays & Tuesdays include making an ornament, stained glass picture, and more! On Fridays play the Wii or watch a holiday movie.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, December 23
    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, December 30
    7:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room
    Adult

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

    Sept. 30: Before you suffocate your own fool selfby Danielle Evans
    Oct. 28: In My Father’s Houseby Ernest Gaines
    Nov. 25: A Different Kind of Christmasby Alex Hailey
    Dec 30: TBD

    Details

    482-4110 x1306
  • Tuesday, December 30
    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
    Wednesday, December 31
    All day
    Family