Next 7 Days

September 2, 2014 - September 8, 2014
  • No Registration Required
    Wednesday, September 3
    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.

    September 3, 10, 17

    October 1, 8, 15

    November 5, 12, 19

    December 3, 10, 17

  • Wednesday, September 3
    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, September 3
    6:00 pm
    Teen

    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, September 4
    10:30 am
    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
    Thursday, September 4
    6:00 pm
    Adult

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

  • Thursday, September 4
    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
  • Saturday, September 6
    10:30 am - 12:30 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
    Saturday, September 6
    11:00 am
    Youth

    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
    Saturday, September 6
    2:00 pm
    Adult

    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.

  • Saturday, September 6
    2:00 pm - 3:30 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, September 6
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Teen

    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
    Sunday, September 7
    2:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community room
    Family

    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 8
    10:30 am - 11:30 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, September 8
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and an occasional craft, led by our creative youth librarians.

    NO STORYTIME ON OCTOBER 6th.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 8
    6:30 pm
    Teen

    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 9
    10:30 am
    Youth

    2 to 5 years

  • Tuesday, September 9
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    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
    Wednesday, September 10
    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.

    September 3, 10, 17

    October 1, 8, 15

    November 5, 12, 19

    December 3, 10, 17

  • Wednesday, September 10
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    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
  • Wednesday, September 10
    6:00 pm
    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.

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 4
    6:00 pm
    Adult

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

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 11
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Youth

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

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1390
  • Thursday, September 11
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Computer Training Lab
    Adult

    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, September 11
    7:00 pm
    Youth

    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
  • Friday, September 12
    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
    Friday, September 12
    6:00 pm
    Adult

    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
    Saturday, September 13
    11:00 am
    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, September 13
    2:00 pm
    Youth

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

  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, September 13
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Teen

    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 8
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and an occasional craft, led by our creative youth librarians.

    NO STORYTIME ON OCTOBER 6th.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 8
    10:30 am - 11:30 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, September 15
    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 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 15
    6:30 pm
    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

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 15
    6:30 pm
    Adult

    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 9
    10:30 am
    Youth

    2 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 16
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community room
    Adult

    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 16
    5:30 pm
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 16
    6:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Community room
    Adult

    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.

  • Tuesday, September 16
    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, September 17
    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.

    September 3, 10, 17

    October 1, 8, 15

    November 5, 12, 19

    December 3, 10, 17

  • Wednesday, September 17
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    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
    Wednesday, September 17
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

    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 17
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    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
    Thursday, September 4
    6:00 pm
    Adult

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

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 18
    6:30 pm
    Adult

    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.

  • Thursday, September 18
    6:30 pm - 8:30 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
  • Saturday, September 20
    10:30 am - 12:30 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
    Saturday, September 20
    11:00 am
    Teen
  • No Registration Required
    Saturday, September 20
    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!

  • Saturday, September 20
    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
    Saturday, September 20
    4:00 pm
    Adult

    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
    Teen

    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 8
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and an occasional craft, led by our creative youth librarians.

    NO STORYTIME ON OCTOBER 6th.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 8
    10:30 am - 11:30 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, September 15
    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 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 8
    6:30 pm
    Teen

    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 - 8:00 pm
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    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. Sign up in advance for a 10-minute slot.

     

    Registration required:

    482-4110 x1340
  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 22
    6:30 pm
    Adult, Youth

    Does your child play with your smartphone or tablet? We’ll show you how to teach your child about technology and find great apps for kids.

     

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 9
    10:30 am
    Youth

    2 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 16
    5:30 pm
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • Tuesday, September 23
    6:30 pm - 8:30 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
    Wednesday, September 24
    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:

    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 17
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Youth

    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!

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

    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 4
    6:00 pm
    Adult

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

  • No Registration Required
    Thursday, September 11
    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, September 25
    6:30 pm
    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

  • Thursday, September 25
    6:30 pm - 8:30 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
    Thursday, September 25
    7:00 pm
    Teen

    (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
    Saturday, September 27
    10:30 am
    Family

    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
    Teen

    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
    Youth

    Try your hand at weaving with different materials: paper, yarn and other fun stuff!

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

    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 8
    10:30 am
    YDL-Whittaker Story Room
    Youth

    Infants to 18 months

    Introduce your child to the wonders of reading with stories, songs, and an occasional craft, led by our creative youth librarians.

    NO STORYTIME ON OCTOBER 6th.

  • No Registration Required
    Monday, September 8
    10:30 am - 11:30 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, September 15
    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 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 15
    6:30 pm
    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

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 9
    10:30 am
    Youth

    2 to 5 years

  • No Registration Required
    Tuesday, September 16
    5:30 pm
    Youth

    Have fun practicing your writing skills with other kids.

    734-482-4110 x1390
  • Tuesday, September 30
    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