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It’s a Winter Wonderland at YDL

Published: December 4, 2019

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Pet a reindeer, make a sparkling craft, watch an ice carver, and sip on hot cocoa. Winter fun for the whole family!

OverDrive ebooks and Macmillan Publishers

Published: November 26, 2019

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Beginning November 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishers, one of the top five publishers in the U.S., changed its ebook pricing and availability policy for libraries. Rather than allow libraries to purchase as many copies as desired on the date a book is published, Macmillan now restricts initial sales to just a single copy. After a subsequent eight-week embargo on that title, libraries can buy additional copies, at a higher price. The American Library Association (ALA) is fighting back. Their initial statement about the embargo can be found here. An open letter to librarians from Macmillan CEO John Sargent claims the increase …

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Soil Boring, Road Updates, and Grant Announcement

Published: November 18, 2019

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This is part of a series of updates about the new YDL library that will be constructed on North Harris Road in Superior Township. Find more information and updates about the project at ypsilibrary.org/newlibrary. What are the latest developments? You may have noticed some activity and changes at the construction site. On November 12, G2 Consulting Group cleared certain areas of brush in order to perform soil borings. Results will be available in late November, which our architect and engineering team will use to move forward with a site plan. The Library, Washtenaw County Road Commission, and Superior Township Board are …

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Get Weather-Ready with Home Improvement Programs

Published: November 16, 2019

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In need of some home improvement projects? Washtenaw County is providing FREE weatherization services for eligible residents.

Help for Veterans is Available

Published: November 14, 2019

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Did you know that as of 2019, 11.7 million veterans are over the age of 65, which is about 61% of all veterans (U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics)? The Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs can help veterans, their survivors and dependents, file claims for benefits from Federal, State, and Local governments and receive help with VA Pension, life insurance and health care, financial assistance with food, transportation, and housing, and funeral and burial reimbursements. Their mission is to provide accurate, efficient and timely services to ensure delivery of benefits to veterans and their families.  If …

It’s National Novel Writing Month!

Published: November 13, 2019

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NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is well underway as we near the middle of the month. NaNoWriMo is a challenging yet rewarding undertaking, writing 50,000 words during the month of November. Started in 1999 by Christ Baty, hundreds of thousands of writers have attempted their novel. Some even “winning” and finishing their novel! Writers are tracked on NaNoWriMo’s website, where you can also find writing buddies, local and regional events, the dare machine, pep talks, and much more. If you have been trying to write that novel for the past one, two, or ten years, then join us! Angela …

November 2019: New and On Order DVDs

Published: November 13, 2019

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3 Faces (2019. Drama: Middle Eastern. Director: Jafar Panahi) Starring: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei, Narges Del Aram Director Panahi begins with a smartphone video shot by a young woman who announces to the camera that her parents have forbidden her from realizing her dream of acting and then, by all appearances, takes her own life. The recipient of the video, Behnaz Jafari, as herself, asks Panahi, as himself, to drive her to the woman’s tiny home village near the Turkish border to investigate. Dialogue in Persian and Azerbaijani. English subtitles. Afghan Cycles (2019. Documentary. Director: Sarah …

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Tom Hanks Is Mister Rodgers

Published: October 30, 2019

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“Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.” -Rotten Tomatoes profile. Director: Marielle Heller (TriStar Pictures November 22)  

Miracle Man by Tom King
2019 Eisner Award Winners

Published: October 22, 2019

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Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)–Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf/IDW) Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)–The Divided Earth, by Faith Erin Hicks (First Second) Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17)–The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang (First Second) Best Continuing Series 
Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal (BOOM! Box) Best Limited Series Mister Miracle, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC) Best New Series Gideon Falls, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Image) Best Anthology–Puerto Rico Strong, edited by Marco Lopez, Desiree Rodriguez, Hazel Newlevant, Derek Ruiz, and Neil Schwartz (Lion Forge) …

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Movies for Everyone to Enjoy!

Published: October 19, 2019

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Frozen II (Nov 22) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Nov 22) Jumanji: The Next Level (Dec 13) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Dec 20) Little Women (Dec 25) Spies in Disguise (Dec 25) Weathering With You (Jan 15, 2020) Doolittle (Jan 17, 2020)