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Little Ones
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The first five years of a child’s life are the most important. Children develop movement, cognitive, and social skills that last a lifetime. The library is here to help parents and caregivers give their little ones the best start in life.

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Kids & Parents
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Find books, websites, homework help, and fun activities that inspire learning, spark curiosity and discovery, and connect kids and parents in the Ypsilanti community to each other and library resources.

Teens
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Teens are making and recording music, creating art and graphics, getting help with school, and getting ready for college and careers. Learn about our library spaces, programs, and toolkits designed by teens, for teens.

Seniors & Caregivers
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Whether you’re taking a watercolor class, mastering your smartphone, or getting resources for caring for a loved one or managing retirement, the library has plenty to offer. The Learning Never Gets Old series offers special events and programs for those ages 55 and up.

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African American Interest
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Ypsilanti’s African American community reaches back centuries and continues to push boundaries and build a better future. Learn about and celebrate Black history, music, art, literature, and culture in our community and beyond.

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Art & Music
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Find out about exhibits and concerts at the library, art and music classes, and culture updates from the Ypsilanti community and throughout the world.

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Book Lovers
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See the latest staff-recommended books, hear about authors coming to town, download eBooks and eAudiobooks, and use databases to research literature and find great books.

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Business & Entrepreneurship
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Whether you’re starting a new business or to grow and manage your existing business, the library has resources to help with market research, tax filing, legal questions, and investing.

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Civic Engagement
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From getting a pothole fixed to running for office, get engaged in your local government.

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Comics
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In addition to an extensive collection of comics and graphic novels, the library hosts a Visual Book Club for adults, Anime and Manga clubs for teens, and a unique Graphic Medicine collection that are sure to keep even the most avid comics fan busy.

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Community Assistance
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These agencies in the Ypsilanti area can help you find housing, pay bills, heat your home, file taxes, get legal help, support your kids at school, find affordable health care, and much more. Our librarians can help you find the services you need.

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Disability Access
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Information, resources and services for those caring for or living with a learning, cognitive, developmental, or physical disability.

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DIY & Makers
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Build, create, and make things at your library with workshops, tools, and how-to guides for all ages. Learn hands-on skills from making art and mixing music to home improvement and car repair.

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Genealogy & Local History
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Discover Ypsilanti’s history and explore your ancestry with genealogy research tools, historic maps, yearbooks, microfilm newspaper records, and help from experienced librarians.

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Health & Wellness
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Maintain and manage your health with reliable information from medical journals, nutrition information, and health-related workshops.

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Movies
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From indie films and documentaries to Oscar winners and blockbusters, the library can help you find the movies you love!

Job Seekers & Skill Builders
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Looking for a new job? The library can help with online job listings, job search assistance, basic computer training, and help studying for specialized certifications.

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Sustainable Living
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We’re in this together! Find out about gardening, food, solar power, and other sustainability initiatives at the library and around our community, and learn how to incorporate ‘green’ practices at home.

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Teachers
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We want to support you in the classroom! The library is here to support teachers and enrich student learning with classroom library cards, free homework help, tours of the library, targeted collections for special research projects, and more. 

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World Languages & ESL
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Learn a new language using the books, DVDs, and online resources at your library, including both adult and youth materials. Leisure reading materials are available in 12 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Tamil, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish.