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Progress on Water, Sewer, and Electric

Published: September 22, 2021

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Since our last update, we’ve seen exciting progress in the construction of the new library. The sanitary sewer line has been installed. Water mains have been installed, pressure tested, and chlorinated. Our construction crew is awaiting a permit to connect to the county drain. Crews are installing underground plumbing for the building at this time. Electrical work has begun with the connecting of the light pole bases. We are in the queue for a full electrical hookup with DTE, predicted to be in about eight weeks.  Masons have installed block around much of the building’s perimeter.  The drive and parking …

Room Reservations are Back!

Published: September 20, 2021

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Our rooms are available to reserve again! To avoid overbooking our available space, we ask that you please make a reservation to use a room.

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YpsiWrites Virtual Tutoring Updates

Published: September 14, 2021

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Drop-in tutoring sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays with YpsiWrites volunteers have been cancelled for the fall season. Instead, you can continue to receive virtual help on your own schedule. Just as with their face-to face tutoring, you can expect to receive focused feedback on your writing and strategies for development and revision. To get virtual help, submit your writing for feedback at any time using their online form. You can also use the form to request a virtual appointment to discuss your work. You will typically receive a response within 24-48 hours. Writing tutors are available to help teen and …

September 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: September 11, 2021

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Beasts of No Nation (2015.   Fiction: War.   Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga) Starring: Abraham Attah, Idris Elba The nightmare of war is seen through the eyes of one of its most tragic casualties, a child soldier, in this harrowing vision of innocence lost from Cary Joji Fukunaga. Based on the acclaimed novel by Uzodinma Iweala and starring Idris Elba. Bee Gees: How can you mend a broken Heart   (2020.   Non-Fiction: Documentary.  Director: Frank Marshall) Brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb find early fame in the 1960s and go on to write over 1,000 songs, including 20 No. 1 hits. This film follows …

Observe the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Through a Curated Poster Exhibit

Published: September 10, 2021

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As we observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the loss of 2977 lives, this curated exhibition presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications. 

Help Fund Bird-Friendly Glass at Superior

Published: September 10, 2021

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As YDL is committed to protecting the environment and its wildlife, we have pledged to make the new library bird-friendly.

Ypsi Stories Episode 11: Ypsilanti’s Changing Labor Landscape

Published: September 1, 2021

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Episode 11 of Ypsi Stories.

Quotes about how libraries empower
Get Your Library Card This September

Published: September 1, 2021

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Roller Girl: Chapter Seven

Published: August 30, 2021

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Hear chapter seven read aloud by a member of the Ann Arbor Roller Derby and write about what you need to play your favorite sport.

Roller Girl: Chapter Six

Published: August 30, 2021

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Hear chapter six read aloud by a member of the Ann Arbor Roller Derby and make a zine!

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