Next 7 Days

September 21, 2014 - September 27, 2014
  • No Registration Required
  • No Registration Required
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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, October 1
    6:00 pm

    Drop in and share your ideas about what the library can provide for Ypsilanti teens. Develop and lead teen programs, volunteer for youth programs, suggest books, work on the library’s teen literary magazine.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, October 2
    10:30 am

    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
    Thursday, September 25
    6:00 pm

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

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Trainning Lab

    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
  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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

    Join us in an interactive program about honey bees. Learn how bees heat and cool themselves, the different jobs of worker bees, and the importance of bees for pollination. Taste fresh honeycomb and make a honey treat. Part of Festival of the Honey Bee.

  • No Registration Required

    Jamie Berlin of Ypsi Melissa and Local Honey Project will share her work and the “state of the bees” in Ypsilanti. Come and share your own stories about your honey bees. Part of Festival of the Honey Bee.

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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, October 4
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    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

    The Heart of Ireland Concert with Kitty Donohoe (ALL AGES)

    Michigan Emmy winner Kitty Donohoe and accompanying musicians will perform Irish music from past and present, including fiery jigs and reels, humorous and mournful songs, airs, stories and poetry. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and fingerplays, led by our creative youth librarians.

    NO STORYTIME ON OCTOBER 6th.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    (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, September 22
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    (AGES 3-5)

    Downtown Storytime is now available in the afternoon! No registration needed, drop in anytime.

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and a craft. 

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    6:30 pm

    Second Mondays explore electronic creative projects; fourth Mondays learn to create your own fashion with hands-on cutting, sewing and fabric transfer projects.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am

    2 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    18 months to 3 years
     

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

    Join your friends for open Lego play in our story room. We have Duplos for younger children and Lego for older children.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    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

    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-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    18 months to 3 years
     

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 24
    1:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    3 to 5 years

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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
    Wednesday, September 24
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Come for some open play with YDL’s Wii! Games include: Wii Sports, Mario Kart, New Super Mario Brothers, and Super Smash Brothers Brawl

  • Session Full
    Wednesday, October 8
    6:00 pm

    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.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 25
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    3 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 24
    11:00 am

    Registration required. For more information or to register, contact Washtenaw Literacy at info@washtenawliteracy.org or call 734-879-1320.

    482-4110 x1320
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 25
    6:00 pm

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

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 25
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

    Registration required:

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

    Learn the basics for creating greeting cards, flyers and calendars including page layout and formatting text and images.  Basic PC, keyboard and mouse skills required.

    (734) 482-4110, ext. 1377
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, October 9
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    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.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, October 9
    7:00 pm

    Sept. 11– Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade by Stephanie Greene

    Oct. 9– The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems by Lauren Myracle

    Nov. 13– The Miniature World of Marvin and James by Elise Broach

    Dec. 11– Bake Sale by Sara Varon

    482-4110 x1340
  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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

    Taste coffees from local Ypsilanti coffee houses and learn about their roasting processes. Afterwards, we’ll watch Connected By Coffee, a documentary about worker/farmer owned coffee cooperatives that touches on issues of ethical consumerism, historical injustices, global politics, and international trade.

  • No Registration Required

    The Ypsi Song Fest returns with featured singer and songwriter John Doe. He’ll perform Saturday evening at Bona Sera Underground following a jam-packed day of activities at YDL-Whittaker designed to inspire and delight the music lover in all of us. All events are free and open to the public.

     

    Songwriter Showcase

    Bona Sera Underground, 200 W. Michigan. All ages welcome.

     

    7 pm Welcome Home, Blake Elliott!

    Opening set from Ypsi born-and-bred chanteuse Blake Elliott.

     

    8 pm An Evening with John Doe

    Genre-spanning artist John Doe made his name as co-founder of the punk band X and has since recorded eight solo records, collaborating with such artists as Patty Griffin, Dan Auerbach, Aimee Mann, and Don Was. Doe will talk about his songwriting process with 107one’s Martin Bandyke, followed by a solo acoustic performance. The evening is hosted by Jeremy Baldwin of 89.1 WEMU’s Roots Music Project.

    Ypsi Song Fest is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Make Your Own Music Day
    YDL-Whittaker, Saturday, Sept. 13

    11 am Joe Reilly
    Performance for Kids of All Ages

    1 pm DIY Recording with Paul Tyson

    2 pm Teen Songwriting with John E. Lawrence

    12-4 pm Make Your Own Music fair
    Hear new local artists perform in the Garage, plus activities including:

    • Silkscreen the YSF logo on a shirt
    • Make and take musical instruments
    • Meet local music teachers
    • See, hear and try a variety of musical instruments (12-2pm)
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, October 4
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    Join us for stories, crafts and the occasional Saturday morning dance party at this storytime geared for families with children ages 2 - 5.

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, October 11
    11:00 am

    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

    Make bubbles both big and small with DIY bubble solutions and wands.

  • No Registration Required

    Join downtown teens from area nonprofits for an afternoon of food, fun and live music! Stop by the Teen Advisory Group’s table for games and information about upcoming library activities. Sponsored by the Corner Health Center.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and fingerplays, led by our creative youth librarians.

    NO STORYTIME ON OCTOBER 6th.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    (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, September 22
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    (AGES 3-5)

    Downtown Storytime is now available in the afternoon! No registration needed, drop in anytime.

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and a craft. 

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    5:30 pm

    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
    Monday, September 29
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room

    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

  • No Registration Required

    Create a sound basis for your family genealogy research, starting by gathering and organizing information from your relatives. For beginning genealogists.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am

    2 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    18 months to 3 years
     

  • No Registration Required
    YDL-Whittaker Community room

    If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. A representative from the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will discuss the ten warning signs and the importance of early detection.

    Please register at 1-800-272-3900.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    5:30 pm

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, October 14
    6:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community room

    Let’s Talk About the Movies Film/Dialog Series

    Film screenings and lively discussions with EMU English Professor Dr. Heather Neff.

    Sep 16: Amazing Grace

    Oct 14: 12 Years a Slave

    Nov 18: Belle.

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

    Join your friends for open Lego play in our story room. We have Duplos for younger children and Lego for older children.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    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

    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
    Tuesday, October 21
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    (GRADES 3-5)

    Enjoy snacks and conversation about the book of the month. Books to be discussed:

    Dolphin Tale (9/16)

    Strange Case of Origami Yoda (10/21)

    Fudge Mania (11/18)

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    18 months to 3 years
     

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 24
    11:00 am

    Registration required. For more information or to register, contact Washtenaw Literacy at info@washtenawliteracy.org or call 734-879-1320.

    482-4110 x1320
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 24
    1:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    3 to 5 years

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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
    Wednesday, September 24
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Come for some open play with YDL’s Wii! Games include: Wii Sports, Mario Kart, New Super Mario Brothers, and Super Smash Brothers Brawl

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 24
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    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
    Wednesday, October 15
    6:00 pm

    Join Lincoln High School teacher and library board member Jean Winborn for a monthly conversation centered on books by and about African Americans.

    Sept.: A Deeper Love Inside: the Porsche Santiaga story

    Oct.: Tears of a Tiger

    Nov.: The Freedom Summer Murders, Dec.: Kendra

    482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, October 15
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    (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
    Thursday, September 25
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    3 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, October 16
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    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
    Thursday, September 25
    6:00 pm

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

  • No Registration Required

    Chat with Nina Taylor, owner of Heavenly Creations Salon, about your favorite curly topics! Whether you have been naturally curly all your life, just starting to transition, or even just thinking about it, this is the place for you. Feel free to ask questions, offer support, share tips, information, advice and opinions about naturally curly hair. Both women and men are welcome.

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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
  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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
    Saturday, October 4
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    Join us for stories, crafts and the occasional Saturday morning dance party at this storytime geared for families with children ages 2 - 5.

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, October 18
    11:00 am
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, October 4
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    (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!

  • Session Full
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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

    Celebrate the launch of YDL’s seed library! Find out how the seed library will work, bring your non-hybrid seeds and tell their story. Get everything you need to start adding to the YDL Seed Library. Bring your home-grown tomatoes for taste testing and we’ll provide other seedy refreshments.

     Find out more about YDL’s new Seed Library at www.ypsilibrary.org/seeds.

  • No Registration Required
    Sunday, September 21
    3:00 pm

    Drop in to The Cram Session and learn with Professor Paribus, aka Kenyatta Tucker, Huron AP Economics teacher and long-time hip hop artist, who has developed his own unique way to motivate students to understand and be enthusiastic about economics. www.thecramsession.com.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and fingerplays, led by our creative youth librarians.

    NO STORYTIME ON OCTOBER 6th.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    (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, September 22
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    (AGES 3-5)

    Downtown Storytime is now available in the afternoon! No registration needed, drop in anytime.

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and a craft. 

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    5:30 pm

    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
    Monday, September 22
    6:30 pm

    Second Mondays explore electronic creative projects; fourth Mondays learn to create your own fashion with hands-on cutting, sewing and fabric transfer projects.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    6:30 pm

    Does your child play with your smartphone or tablet? In this class, learn how to teach your child how to use technology and find out about great apps for children. 

     

  • Monday, September 22
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    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. Sign up in advance for a 10-minute slot.

     

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1340
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am

    2 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    18 months to 3 years
     

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    5:30 pm

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

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

    Join your friends for open Lego play in our story room. We have Duplos for younger children and Lego for older children.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    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, September 23
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    18 months to 3 years
     

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 24
    11:00 am

    Registration required. For more information or to register, contact Washtenaw Literacy at info@washtenawliteracy.org or call 734-879-1320.

    482-4110 x1320
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 24
    1:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    3 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 24
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    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:

    June 25: Blood of the Wicked, by Leighton Gage

    July 30th: A Coffin for Dimitrios, by Eric Ambler

    Aug 27th: Don't Look Back, by Karin Fossum

    Details:

    482-4110 x1377
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 24
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Come for some open play with YDL’s Wii! Games include: Wii Sports, Mario Kart, New Super Mario Brothers, and Super Smash Brothers Brawl

  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 24
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    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
    Wednesday, September 24
    6:00 pm

    Drop in and share your ideas about how to make the library a fun, educational space for tweens. Develop programs, like this summer’s Still Lifes series and the Rubber Band Loom Club, share your ideas about favorite music and books the library might buy, learn something new!

  • Wednesday, September 24
    7:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community room

    Crafts for Adults

    Celebrate your love of reading and libraries by making your own vintage inspired miniature book necklace! All materials will be provided.
     

    Registration required
     

    482-4110 x1377
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 25
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    3 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 25
    6:00 pm

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

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 25
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 25
    6:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Board Room

    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

  • Session Full
    Thursday, September 25
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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
    Thursday, September 25
    7:00 pm

    (Ages 12-18)

    Join us for fantasy book discussions that are entertaining as well as astute: The first selection of the session is:

    Maggie Stiefvater’s Lily Blue, Blue Lily (#3 of Raven Boys).

    482-4110 x1326
  • No Registration Required
    Friday, September 26
    All day
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, September 27
    10:30 am

    Everyone is invited to a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, including your favorite bears and stuffed animals. Stories will be followed by a craft and some of bear’s favorite snacks.

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, September 27
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Join Jeff Hackett and fellow anime fans as you view new and classic anime, have great discussions, eat pizza and popcorn, and discover what’s coming out soon.

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, September 27
    3:00 pm

    Try your hand at weaving with different materials: paper, yarn and other fun stuff! For ages 6-10.

  • No Registration Required
    Sunday, September 28
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community room

    This event has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 12. Sorry for any inconvenience!

     

    Master Gardener Carol Brodbeck will talk about saving and preserving seeds from your garden to plant next spring, and how to contribute any extras to the new YDL seed library! She’ll also discuss window-sill herb gardens you can grow over the winter. We will give away a book on seed propagation.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and fingerplays, led by our creative youth librarians.

    NO STORYTIME ON OCTOBER 6th.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    (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, September 22
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    (AGES 3-5)

    Downtown Storytime is now available in the afternoon! No registration needed, drop in anytime.

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and a craft. 

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 29
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    5:30 pm

    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
    Monday, September 29
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room

    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

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am

    2 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room

    18 months to 3 years
     

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    5:30 pm

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

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

    Join your friends for open Lego play in our story room. We have Duplos for younger children and Lego for older children.

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 23
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    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, September 30
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab

    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
    Tuesday, September 30
    7:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community Room

    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