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Murder Mysteries and More This Summer with YpsiWrites

Published: July 29, 2021

Learn more about the initiatives that YpsiWrites launched this summer.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Tales of Ikkyu

Published: November 20, 2020

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

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Friendship Bracelets

Published: September 24, 2020

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

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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.

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Bottle Cap Magnets

Published: July 23, 2020

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

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Ugly Monsters

Published: July 20, 2020

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

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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.

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Cookie Decorating

Published: July 13, 2020

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

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Nature Video Journaling

Published: July 3, 2020

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

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Coloring Page Projects

Published: June 26, 2020

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

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Nature Photography

Published: June 19, 2020

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

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ZenDoodles

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.     

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Ypsi youth artists sharing their talents.

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DIA at Home

Published: May 28, 2020

Are you an art lover?  The Detroit Institute of Arts partners with a wide range of regional non-profit organizations for weekly programming in the museum. Enjoy the work of those partners online through video, slideshows, images and more – from dance and music to artist demonstrations and community art projects.

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Ypsi Creates

Published: March 27, 2020

Spring Challenge players have been making art and comics, building with Legos, showing us what they’re reading with book selfies and book bentos, writing thank you letters to community helpers, and more.

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Power of Children Ruby Bridges Display in the lobby of the Ypsilanti District Library
The Power of Children Exhibit: How Three Kids Changed History

Published: February 7, 2019

YDL hosted the national traveling exhibition, The Power of Children, in early 2019. The exhibit profiles three children who changed history: Ruby Bridges, Anne Frank, and Ryan White.

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Exhibits

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

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