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July 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: July 19, 2019

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Anna (2019. Suspense/Thriller, Director: Luc Besson) Starring: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Lera Abova, Alexander Petrov Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins. (widescreen, R) Annabelle Comes Home (2109. Horror, Director: Gary Dauberman) Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Samara Lee, Steve Coulter Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her ‘safely’ behind sacred glass and enlisting …

Gardens Bring Education Outside

Published: July 19, 2019

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Gardens in Ypsilanti’s schools and libraries are are not just delicious–they’re also great educational tools.

Time Running Out to Keep Tuition Incentive Program Benefits!

Published: July 16, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2019 Deadline Fast Approaching for Low-Income Michigan Students to Apply for College Tuition Assistance Eligible Students from Class of 2019 Must Apply by Aug. 31, 2019 LANSING, Mich. – Time is running out for eligible individuals from the classes of 2015 and 2019 who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent to claim their Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) benefits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury The grant program – commonly referred to as TIP – encourages eligible Medicaid recipients to complete high school by providing college tuition assistance. Eligible TIP students have …

Vote for the Next Family Read Book

Published: July 10, 2019

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Cast your vote for the next Family Read book. After voting, use a special code to earn a badge in the Summer Challenge!

Kids Get Creative

Published: July 9, 2019

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Kids get creative each Wednesday this summer at YDL-Whittaker with volunteers from Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Campus and Community Writing. Anyone is welcome to drop in and join the fun!   Week 1: Crime Scene Clue Hunt   Our first session, kids got to use their senses (touch, sight, & hearing) to describe things. They reached into a bag and felt strange objects and then shared ideas of what objects felt like using adjectives such as smooth, rough, hard, squishy, and heavy. We talked about how they might describe people by highlighting details about a piece of clothing or …

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Explore the Outdoors with New STEM Kits

Published: July 2, 2019

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Enjoy the great outdoors this summer gazing at the stars, bird calling, catching butterflies, and more, with our new outdoor STEM kits!

What’s New at Your Local Parks?

Published: July 1, 2019

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This article appeared in our summer 2019 edition of The Loop. This edition’s theme was Get Outside and included many opportunities to take advantage of the natural resources of the Ypsilanti area! Our parks listing features a few of the parks that have had major improvements this year, or that are featured as part of the Summer Challenge. Cherry Hill Nature Preserve 6375 Cherry Hill Road | Free Located just outside the city, the preserve has a 1.6 mile trail loop through rolling hills and wetlands that are perfect for birdwatching and enjoying nature. The boardwalk through the wetlands is …

YDL-Superior Closed Due to Power Outage

Published: June 26, 2019

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All YDL locations are closed today, on Wednesday, January 30. The bookmobile will be off the road all week.

Family Read Book Ballot

Published: June 12, 2019

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  Help choose the Fall 2019 Family Read Let us know what types of books you want to read as a family to help us plan. The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson*When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn’t sure she should read it. It’s addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Read the book, then celebrate with a family scavenger …

Read, Learn, and WIN with the Summer Challenge!

Published: June 12, 2019

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Challenge your mind! This all-summer, all-ages game lets you win awesome prizes for reading, going to educational events, and exploring the Ypsilanti community.