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Free Cooking Classes & Food Assistance for Teens

Published: February 14, 2021

Nutrition Buddies Research Program at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor to offer free cooking classes and food assistance to youth St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor is now enrolling 12-14 year olds in its 2021 Nutrition Buddies Research Program, a four-week virtual course hosted from April to May that will offer youth the opportunity to explore science, nutrition, agriculture and community leadership.  Children will be given hands-on cooking and nutrition instruction from the comfort of their own home and will create plant-based meals from scratch alongside St. Joe’s physicians. Registration for the Nutrition Buddies Research Program is currently open.  For more information …


Teens Believe in Self Care

February’s teen subscription packs focus on self-care because our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) members believe that taking time to celebrate YOU is especially important! Self-care promotes positive mental and physical health and can be incorporated into your daily routine in a variety of ways. Our TAG teens have come up with some self-care ideas that are low budget and easily accessible for any teen to achieve in their life. From DIY face masks to meditation to exercise…it’s time for you to take some much needed “ME TIME”!  Teen Subscription Pack Survey! Tell Us What You Think So Far! February’s Teen …

Teens Believe Black Lives Matter

Published: February 10, 2021


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Celebrate Black History Month with YDL

Published: February 1, 2021

Black History Month is every month at YDL! Check out some ways you can celebrate in 2021.


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Teen MiLibrary Quest

Published: December 30, 2020

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College Application Essays

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Family Games

Published: December 16, 2020

Stay connected to friends and family this winter with fun games you can play together in virtual meetups!


Mug Cakes

Published: December 7, 2020

Pick up a supply kit curbside, then get creative at home decorating a mug and making a sweet treat!


‘Tis the Season… For the Blues

Published: November 30, 2020

“Tis the Season”…For the Blues: A virtual interactive conversation on how our mood can change with the seasons    Have you ever noticed that some people (maybe yourself) feel more drained and have less energy in the late fall and winter months? Then, once spring and summer arrives the energy has increased, causing one to seem more happy. Well this is no accident, and this happens to many people. Come to this one-hour FREE session on December 15, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 p.m., to learn all about SAD. We will have some intervactive games to help you better understand and will …


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YpsiWrites Virtual Tutoring

Published: November 24, 2020

Having a hard time with virtual learning? YpsiWrites is excited to offer both asynchronous and synchronous (real time) virtual writing support during this time of social distancing. With YpsiWrites, you can expect to receive focused feedback on your writing and strategies for development and revision. A tutor will review your submitted work, writing comments and giving feedback, as well as scheduling a virtual consultation so you can discuss your writing with a tutor in real time. To sign up, just click here and fill out the form!   YpsiWrites+Virtual_+Writers+2.0


Henna Art

Published: November 20, 2020

Pick up a supply kit curbside, then get creative at home and make henna-inspired art developed by the teen advisory!


Tales of Ikkyu

Published: November 20, 2020

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


The 2020 Fall Family Read Virtual Experience!

Published: November 1, 2020

We’ve got this year’s Family Read page packed with activities and thought exercises.


Grab an ypsiGLOW poster kit!

Published: October 12, 2020

Feeling artistic for the Fall season? Grab an ypsiGLOW Social Justice poster kit.


Pop-Up Browsing this Sunday!

Published: October 9, 2020

Have you missed browsing the materials on our shelves? This Sunday (Oct. 11) from 2-4 PM, come to Whittaker to look through a selection of popular new releases, children’s books, and holiday-themed materials outside the front entrance.


Happy Banned Books Week!

Published: September 28, 2020

This week, September 27—October 3, is Banned Books week, a national celebration that honors our right to read whatever we want.



Published: September 24, 2020

In October, YDL will co-host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon of Ypsilanti and related pages. We want to engage our diverse community to paint a more complete picture within those articles.


Friendship Bracelets

Published: September 24, 2020

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


Reading, Learning, and Exploring in Ypsi

Published: August 12, 2020

We’ve missed seeing you at the library this summer. Virtual programming just isn’t as fun. But we’re so happy to get a glimpse into what Summer Challenge players are reading, learning, and doing around town this summer! Scroll down to see what others are doing and get ideas about how to spend the rest of August. SUMMER CHALLENGE 2020 FLICKR ALBUM READING AND LISTENING VISITING LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES We are happy to see kids with books at the library, even if they are outside the building at our Little Free Libraries. See YDL’s Little Free Libraries, plus a few more …


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Hand-Picked for You!

Let library staff pick out some great new titles for you.