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Cookie Decorating

Published: July 10, 2020

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


Healthy Youth, Healthy Futures Summer Program

Published: July 7, 2020

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826michigan Summer Lunch Poems Workshops

Published: July 6, 2020

Are you bored this summer? Join 826Michigan for a weekly poetry workshop (offered online) where you read, write, and share delicious poems, and also have the opportunity to publish your work! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  Lunch Poems for Middle & High School Writers | Ages 12-18 Wednesdays: July 8-August 12 2:30-3:30pm Lunch Poems for Middle & High School Writers | Ages 12-18 Thursdays: July 9-August 13 2:30-3:30pm


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.


Race Relations

Our librarians and library staff have worked hard to compile resources that elevate the conversation on race relations.



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 …


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Ypsi youth artists sharing their talents.


YDL’s Update on Resuming Services

Published: June 2, 2020

We’re excited to resume operations at YDL, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and perseverance. We plan to gradually phase in our services in a way that keeps our community, patrons, and staff safe. Please read on for more information about what to expect as we re-open responsibly.


Teen Advisory Summer Survey

Published: June 2, 2020

Help the Teen Advisory plan summer and fall programs by filling out this quick form.


Summer Learning

Fun activities for all ages every week during the summer!


Get Ready for the Summer Challenge!

Published: June 1, 2020

We’ll miss our kickoff celebration at the library, but a quarantine can’t stop the Summer Challenge! Join us to read, explore, have fun, and earn prizes!


COVID Happened! So Now What?!

Published: May 22, 2020

REGISTER NOW: COVID Happened: So Now What? A conversation for teens brought to you by Corner Health Center Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. This one-hour online conversation invites you to share what you are doing, how you’re feeling, your concerns and frustrations. You will find help for you and for your friends as we all get through this together. Moderator: Caleb Boswell, MA, LLPC, NCC, Student Advisor for Washtenaw Community College Special Appearance by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell All participants will be entered into a drawing for one of eight $25 Visa gift cards. You must be present to …


Summer Challenge

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Teen Summer Jobs at Growing Hope!

Published: May 19, 2020

If you’re ages 14-18 and looking for a chance to earn a little extra money this summer in a fun, outdoor environment, then you should think about applying for a Growing Hope Summer Teen Internship! Apply by May 29th for the opportunity to earn $10/hour (up to 24 hours per week),  while learning gardening and nutrition concepts and gaining an understanding of food justice work during this 8 week program. Click HERE to learn more about the Growing Hope Teen Leadership Program or APPLY FOR THE JOB HERE… and good luck!   Learn more


Virtual STEAM Night!

Published: April 28, 2020

Join the FIRST Virtual STEAM Night centered around science, brought to you by the Literacy Initiative in St. Louis! Teens from the Literacy Initiative have lined up four engaging presenters from Vanderbilt, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, and the University of Missouri-Columbia that will be talking about their major, opportunities within their field, as well as the college experience in general. Research Science Careers this Thursday! This Virtual STEAM Night will take place THIS THURSDAY at 5:30pm (EST). More information can be found at If students are interested in registering, they can REGISTER HERE. ———————————————- Virtual STEAM …


Stay Home/Stay Safe Community Read

Published: April 21, 2020

Are you looking for something to do from home? Join us for a Stay Home/Stay Safe Community Read!


High School Test Prep from Home

Published: April 16, 2020

Just because you’re stuck at home right now, doesn’t mean you can’t still prepare for college! Get some extra studying and practice test prep in with the following resources and free online courses: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 1:00-5:30 pm: Ohio’s Grandview Heights Public Library is offering a free ACT Crash Course online for high school students from 1:00-5:30pm. This class will be taught by Dr. Srinath Sampath who works with PrepAccelerator to prepare students for success on both the ACT and SAT tests. This four hour seminar helps students improve their ACT and SAT performances and scores, so REGISTER HERE …