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Interest: DIY & Makers

Natural Dyes

Published: August 8, 2020

This week at Garden-to-Table, learn about plant pigments and what you can do with them.


Kitchen Science

Published: July 26, 2020

Learn the difference between chemical and physical changes, then test your knowledge at this week’s Summer STEAM! Taste your experiments, too!


Supplies available for teens to Get Creative this summer!

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!


Loose Parts

Published: July 18, 2020

Gather loose parts outside and around the house, then put your design skills to work.


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.


Medical School

Published: July 15, 2020

Learn a bit of anatomy and biology and this week’s Summer STEAM.


Cookie Decorating

Published: July 13, 2020

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


Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Youth Empowerment and Radical Imagination

Published: July 13, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.


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.      HERE ARE MORE IDEAS TEENS CAN DO AT HOME THIS WEEK Make your own taffy. It’s easier than you think!Liz and Ian show you how.  Attend Teen Trivia, a …


youth librarian Liz holds a jar of baking soda while smiling
Virtual Library Labs

Published: June 2, 2020

The first and third Tuesday of each month, tune in to watch Liz conduct a STEM activity from home. Learn science in the kitchen and more!  


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.


Tween and american girl doll
New Youth Activity Bins at YDL-Whittaker

Published: January 10, 2020

The American Girl dolls have broken out of the case! YDL-Whittaker has replaced the doll display with new activity bins that encourage independent hands-on learning at the library. Best of all, an American Girl doll is included. Sign out an Activity Bin at the youth reference desk to use in the library. Ages 6 and up, or with the help of an adult or older sibling!   ART: Make art, then take it home or add it to our library display TECHNOLOGY: Robots, iPads, and coding tools MATH: Sharpen your math skills with fun games READING: Games and activities to …


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