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Ypsi Stories Episode 19: Shadow Art Fair – Ypsilanti’s Interactive Art Experience

Published: May 19, 2023

Episode 19 of Ypsi Stories.


Winning design for the Superior Ground mural. A serpent winds through the patio, surrounded by various shapes and colors.
Your favorite Superior mural design: REVEALED!

Published: April 3, 2023

We asked, and you answered! Check out your choice for the new Superior mural.


A clearing of trees covered in snow
Winter Fun at YDL!

Published: December 15, 2022

Winter has arrived and YDL has great family-friendly, seasonal events for all ages.


A clearing of trees covered in snow
Celebrate the Winter Season with YDL!

Published: November 29, 2022

Winter has arrived and YDL has great family-friendly, seasonal events for all ages.


from the Evicted Exhibit. It shows a map of the United States and lists the number of evictions. The data is not discernible from the image.
Evicted Archive page

Rotating exhibitions are often on display at YDL-Whittaker and YDL-Michigan


YpsiWrites Logo
Murder Mysteries and More This Summer with YpsiWrites

Published: July 29, 2021

Learn more about the initiatives that YpsiWrites launched this summer.


Make Music

Published: January 31, 2021

Explore music, including protest songs. Pick up a kit from the library with supplies to make a hand drum!


A2SO Virtual KinderConcerts

Published: January 28, 2021

Missing music time at the library with your children? Our friends with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra have KinderConcerts videos!


NEH For All the World to See Virtual Tour

Published: December 22, 2020

The virtual tour and accompanying activities for the NEH For All the World to See exhibit are ready to explore!


Person looks at Japanese-style home on shoreline
Tales of Ikkyu

Published: November 20, 2020

Watch a short animated film about the Tales of Ikkyu and get inspired to make art!


Friendship Bracelets

Published: September 24, 2020

Pick up a supply kit at the library and make a friendship bracelet!


Supplies available for teens to use at home

Published: July 24, 2020

Pick up supplies, get creative at home, then show us what you did! Reserve your supply kits.


Bottle Cap Magnets

Published: July 23, 2020

Pick up a bottle cap supply kit at the library and get creative.


Ugly Monsters

Published: July 20, 2020

Make an ugly monster out of felt. Nicole shows you how!


Mini Canvas Album Cover Art

Published: July 17, 2020

Pick up a mini canvas supply kit at the library, then recreate your favorite CD cover in miniature for this week’s Get Creative teen activity.


Cookie Decorating

Published: July 13, 2020

Hone your creativity and artistic skills while decorating sugar cookies from Terry’s Bakery in Ypsilanti!


Nature Video Journaling

Published: July 3, 2020

Explore with Liz, then grab your phone and record what you see outside.


Coloring Page Projects

Published: June 26, 2020

Learn how to repurpose your coloring pages and other artwork in this week’s Get Creative session.


Nature Photography

Published: June 19, 2020

Learn a few nature photography tips from Liz and see what she found in Riverside Park this spring.



Published: June 12, 2020

WHAT IS A ZENDOODLE? Do you need to relax a little?  Do you enjoy doodling?  ZenDoodle takes simple shapes and patterns and uses them to create a finished piece of art.  MAKE YOUR OWN For this week’s Get Creative at home session, grab a pencil, eraser, and some kind of pen and draw along as Nicole takes you through a set of simple doodles to create your finished product.