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Financial Literacy

Published: May 22, 2022

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This month, learn about financial literacy, food insecurity in our community, and what local organizations and growers are doing to help. Want a pack? Sign up. They’re full of healthy snacks!

VISIONS Fair Showcases Disability Access Products and Services

Published: May 21, 2022

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The 2022 VISIONS Vendor Fair takes place on Wednesday, June 8th from 11-4pm at the Ann Arbor District Library and features a variety of Michigan exhibitors who will demonstrate the latest products and services for the blind, visually impaired and physically disabled. Electronic readers, magnifiers, support services for the blind, Braille devices, library services, CCTVs, leader dogs, and transportation services are just a few of the many outstanding services and products that will be on display. The VISIONS Vendor Fair is presented by and is held at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library (which also serves as …

Read popular titles from YDL

Published: May 19, 2022

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A recent Book Riot article dug in to what books people around the country are reading the most–and you can find almost all of them at YDL!

May 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: May 18, 2022

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After Yang (2022.  Fiction: Sci-f/Drama.  Director: Kogonada) Starring: Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min, Haley Lu Richardson, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja When his young daughter’s beloved companion, an android named Yang, malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and daughter across a distance he didn’t know was there.  Ascension (2021.  Non-Fiction: Foreign.  Director: Jessica Kingdon) Nominated for Best Documentary by the Director’s Guild, Producer’s Guild, Independent Spirit Awards, and Gotham Awards, and winner of Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, this film …

Signs of Spring

Published: May 10, 2022

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Go outside and look for signs of spring!

Interior view Superior 4-15-22
Ceiling and walls underway

Published: April 20, 2022

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In the last month, the roof has been completed and crews are making fast progress on interior work. The concrete slab has been poured. The subceiling insulation is mostly in place, and drywall is being installed. The walls are being framed and windows are being fabricated. We were delighted to welcome major donors and stakeholders into the space for a behind-the scenes Hard Hat Party during National Library Week. Attendees signed walls and posed with vests and hard hats to celebrate the progress of the new library. In the coming weeks, crews will begin installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing …

April 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: April 20, 2022

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Alice (2022.  Fiction: Drama. Director: Krystin Ver Linden) Starring: Keke Palmer, Common, Jonny Lee Miller, Gaius Charles, Madelon Curtis, Kenneth Farmer A slave in the antebellum South escapes her secluded plantation only to discover a shocking reality that lies beyond the tree line. Ambulance (2022. Fiction: Action. Director: Michael Bay) Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez, Garret Dillahunt, Keir O’Donnell, Jackson White, Olivia Stambouliah, Moses Ingram, Colin Woodell, Cedric Sanders, A Martinez, Jesse Garcia, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Wale Needing money to cover his wife’s medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank. However, when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate thieves hijack an …

Food Justice

Published: April 19, 2022

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This month, learn about food justice, food insecurity in our community, and what local organizations and growers are doing to help. Want a pack? Sign up. They’re full of healthy snacks!

YDL’s Senior Advisory Board keeps inspiring; seeks new members

Published: April 13, 2022

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YDL’s Senior Advisory Board has been supporting and inspiring Ypsilanti’s older population since 2015, and they’re looking for new members to join the mission. 

1950 U.S. Census records now available

Published: April 7, 2022

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Genealogists rejoice! On April 1, the United States National Archives released the 1950 Census records, 72 years after it was conducted, as required by U.S. law. The following website has been set up with access to all the records, plus additional resources: https://1950census.archives.gov/ For those looking for a bit more assistance with navigating the new records, the National Archives has a series of presentations through May. The videos and slides are also available after the presentation date to refer back to. Find all the information here.