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July 2020

Noise Permit Protest Art Workshop

Wednesday, July 15 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

In this class, we will learn how to create protest posters and visual art that speaks out against injustices like police brutality, immigration, food access, COVID-19, homelessness and more. Artists of all levels and disciplines are welcome to join. Join Zoom Noise Permit Protest Art Workshop: https://zoom.us/j/97848553388?pwd=Nm1rR20yeXlYUEtPc0Y5VjRRSXJPQT09 Meeting ID: 978 4855 3388 Password: 953248 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ad1007ohS9 For more information on our Noise Permit workshops, please email Kelly at: kscott@ypsilibrary.org This activity is supported in part by an…

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Get Creative: Cookie Decorating

Thursday, July 16 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Activities for teens to do at home to express their creativity this summer.

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Safely Learn About Race & Racism: Films We Can Use

Thursday, July 16 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America (2013) July 16, 2020 6 PM Online event Based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, this film explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. Wise’s work shows how the legacy of white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98915688597?pwd=czE0YjZSeENZekU4VVdud05rb1hVdz09   Meeting…

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TinkerLab: Nature Paints

Friday, July 17 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join us each Friday this summer for a hands-on STEAM activity you can do with your little one at home! New projects each week, but visit previous weeks' webpages anytime. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss new how-to tutorials. This week: Make paint from flowers or spices and let your little one create!  

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LNGO Crafternoons: Beaded Window Hanger

Friday, July 17 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ypsilanti, MI United States
Beaded Window Mobile

Have you run out of projects and tired of social distancing? Join us for a virtual lighthearted afternoon where the goal is to engage your mind, work on a project but perfection is not a requirement! This week’s project is to create a lovely beaded window hanger  Pick up supplies in advance then meet virtually.To use Zoom you will need a smartphone or internet and tablet/computer. Registration required, after registration you will be sent a Zoom link and information about…

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Storytime Live

Saturday, July 18 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Comic Book/Manga Drawing Workshop

Saturday, July 18 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 8, 2020

Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Local comic book artist Kamron Reynolds, will introduce you to the world of comics. Learn how to draw your own characters, faces, backgrounds, lettering, and much more.

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Garden-to-Table: Foraging

Saturday, July 18 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Learn about local foraging at this week's Garden-to-Table!

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Teen Summer Gaming Tournament

Monday, July 20
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Welcome to the Teen Summer Gaming Tournament! Each week we'll play a new game and keep score all summer long... only one can be named the master gamer! Prizes for top scores each week and one grand prize for the overall summer winner! This week's game: Download ??? Send a screenshot of your week's high score to Kelly at kscott@ypsilibrary.org by this Friday, 7/24 at 5pm, along with your preferred player name! Good luck!

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Adult Crafter’s Guild: Outdoor Décor

Monday, July 20 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join us for a virtual tutorial and learn to create easy and delightful additions to your outdoor space using common materials. Check out YDL's YouTube Channel for more tutorials.

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Y on the Fly

Monday, July 20 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Superior, 8795 MacArthur Boulevard
Ypsilanti, MI 48198 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week in Fireman's Park, just beside YDL-Superior. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

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Youth Podcasting

Monday, July 20 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 24, 2020

Ypsilanti, MI United States

Have you written something you'd like to share? Have you read a great book that you want to talk about? Maybe you have an opinion, rap, or a “hot take” on the pandemic or social issues happening right now? If so, then podcasting may be for you!  Join us virtually each Monday to learn to create and develop content for our library podcast series on Anchor.fm while also learning the essential techniques required to share your story.  From vocal warm-ups…

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Y on the Fly

Tuesday, July 21 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week outside of YDL-Whittaker. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

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Storytime Live

Tuesday, July 21 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Summer STEAM: Loose Parts

Tuesday, July 21 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Hands-on STEAM projects each week.

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Owl Pellet Dissection

Tuesday, July 21 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join Howell Nature Center for owl pellet dissection! Call 734-482-4110 x1340 or email jodi@ypsilibrary.org to reserve your pellet and tools and arrange a pick up time and location. YDL-Whittaker Parkridge Community Center or Sycamore Meadows food distribution sites Thursday, July 16, 11am-1pm. Please click the link below to join the Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85266098254 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465588656,,85266098254#  or +13017158592,,85266098254# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8656  or…

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Teen Trivia

Tuesday, July 21 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Test your trivia knowledge with us every Tuesday this summer with various trivia games and topics. From food to pop culture to current events...do you have what it takes to be the YDL Teen Trivia Master! We'll play via Zoom every week at 3:30pm. Make sure to log in to the Zoom meeting using a laptop or tablet and have a phone handy as well to tune into the game each week! If you have any questions, please email Kelly…

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Knitting Plus

Tuesday, July 21 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Tuesday, 6-8pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Meet virtually with other yarnies and share your projects and ideas every Tuesday through Zoom! Open to all, any handcraft welcome!  For your convenience, download the app to your computer or smart phone in advance. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98023862423?pwd=TGtZZ0hvbURZRlIxWjl5MjBJdlBZUT09 Meeting ID: 980 2386 2423 Password: kn!tkn0t (use the number "0") One tap mobile +19292056099,,98023862423#,,1#,320760# US (New York) For more information, email joy@ypsilibrary.org.  

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Storytime Live

Wednesday, July 22 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Online Intro to Cardio Drumming

Wednesday, July 22 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, July 30, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Get fit and have fun with certified drums alive fitness instructor Lady P, as she leads a low-impact, energetic cardio drumming class through a 4-week livestream series using Zoom. In advance of the start time, please gather the following equipment: Chair to sit on, if desired Chair, bucket, or exercise ball for drumming Drumsticks, wooden spoons, or something else to drum with (get creative!) Water bottle   Access information for livestream: https://zoom.us/j/99269219551?pwd=OHkxSFNIdklqWEJWZUYxakNaT0VQUT09 Password: DRUM Dial (for higher quality, dial a…

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Around the World: Nigeria

Wednesday, July 22 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

A virtual trip around the world this summer!

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Noise Permit Word Warriors

Wednesday, July 22 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

In this class, we will explore poetry, spoken word, lyric writing, rap and storytelling. You will learn how to write and edit your work and the work of your peers. We will also practice performing your work for an audience as well as study the work of writers and performers. Join Noise Permit Word Warriors Zoom Workshop: https://zoom.us/j/92139438890?pwd=QVlwUDdISHpqZmgzZWtDKzkzZU40dz09 Meeting ID: 921 3943 8890 Password: 108243 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aB3w8xMoS For more information on our Noise Permit workshops, please email…

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Get Creative: Mini Canvases

Thursday, July 23 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Activities for teens to do at home to express their creativity this summer.

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Kids Book Club

Thursday, July 23 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States
Two children reading in the stacks at the downtown library

Join us for a virtual meeting to discuss The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis Grades 3-5. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: email mitchell@ypsilibrary.org  

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TinkerLab: Loose Parts

Friday, July 24 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join us each Friday this summer for a hands-on STEAM activity you can do with your little one at home! New projects each week, but visit previous weeks' webpages anytime. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss new how-to tutorials. This week: Loose Parts

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Storytime Live

Saturday, July 25 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Comic Book/Manga Drawing Workshop

Saturday, July 25 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 8, 2020

Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Local comic book artist Kamron Reynolds, will introduce you to the world of comics. Learn how to draw your own characters, faces, backgrounds, lettering, and much more.

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Virtual Foraging Walk

Saturday, July 25 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

If you're interested in adding more plants to your diet without having to spend a lot of money, join Rachel Mifsud from Will Forage for Food on a virtual walk at a local park. She'll show you around 15 edible plants and talk about ID, harvest, use, and preservation of those plants. This program will take place on Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84889687392?pwd=REp6Q0NOV2hQY0w3REZZV3krZmZQZz09 Password:  106572 Please mute your microphone when you come on so that background noise is not distracting to…

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Garden-to-Table: Garden Life

Saturday, July 25 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Take a look at what's living in the garden other than plants at this week's Garden-to-Table!

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Teen Summer Gaming Tournament

Monday, July 27
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Welcome to the Teen Summer Gaming Tournament! Each week we'll play a new game and keep score all summer long... only one can be named the master gamer! Prizes for top scores each week and one grand prize for the overall summer winner! Send a screenshot of your week's high score to Kelly at kscott@ypsilibrary.org by this Friday, 7/31 at 5pm, along with your preferred player name! Good luck!

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Y on the Fly

Monday, July 27 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Superior, 8795 MacArthur Boulevard
Ypsilanti, MI 48198 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week in Fireman's Park, just beside YDL-Superior. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

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Youth Podcasting

Monday, July 27 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 24, 2020

Ypsilanti, MI United States

Have you written something you'd like to share? Have you read a great book that you want to talk about? Maybe you have an opinion, rap, or a “hot take” on the pandemic or social issues happening right now? If so, then podcasting may be for you!  Join us virtually each Monday to learn to create and develop content for our library podcast series on Anchor.fm while also learning the essential techniques required to share your story.  From vocal warm-ups…

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Y on the Fly

Tuesday, July 28 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week outside of YDL-Whittaker. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

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Storytime Live

Tuesday, July 28 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Summer STEAM

Tuesday, July 28 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Hands-on STEAM projects each week.

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Teen Trivia

Tuesday, July 28 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Test your trivia knowledge with us every Tuesday this summer with various trivia games and topics. From food to pop culture to current events...do you have what it takes to be the YDL Teen Trivia Master! We'll play via Zoom every week at 3:30pm. Make sure to log in to the Zoom meeting using a laptop or tablet and have a phone handy as well to tune into the game each week! If you have any questions, please email Kelly…

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Teen Advisory Group

Tuesday, July 28 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 11, 2020

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and earn volunteer hours by attending Zoom meetings this summer to help plan online meet ups and learning activities tied to art and music for teens! Fill out the application to receive the Zoom meeting link. Have questions? Email jodi@ypsilibrary.org.

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Knitting Plus

Tuesday, July 28 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Tuesday, 6-8pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Meet virtually with other yarnies and share your projects and ideas every Tuesday through Zoom! Open to all, any handcraft welcome!  For your convenience, download the app to your computer or smart phone in advance. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98023862423?pwd=TGtZZ0hvbURZRlIxWjl5MjBJdlBZUT09 Meeting ID: 980 2386 2423 Password: kn!tkn0t (use the number "0") One tap mobile +19292056099,,98023862423#,,1#,320760# US (New York) For more information, email joy@ypsilibrary.org.  

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Virtual African American Authors Book Group

Tuesday, July 28 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors. June 30  Song for  you, by Robyn Crawford July 28   The last days of Ptolemy Gray, by Walter Mosley Aug 25   The World according to Fannie Davis, by Bridgett Davis All meetings this summer will be virtual discussions on Zoom. Join the summer Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/97663291978?pwd=aVJKNmJqYW9jZ05Ba2pxZHZpUXA1dz09 Meeting ID: 976 6329 1978 Password: 571897 One tap mobile +19292056099,,97663291978#,,1#,571897# US Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 For more information…

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Storytime Live

Wednesday, July 29 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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From Boomers to Zoomers: Zoom Practice for Seniors (55+)

Wednesday, July 29 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

This virtual Zoom practice session lets you join a meeting and practice with Zoom software. Learn the basics of navigating the Zoom meeting interface. While working with other seniors, you can see yourself on camera, test your microphone, learn to chat and more. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register call 734-482-4110 ext. 2411. Space is limited. Zoom can be used on a variety of devices. When you register let us know what device you’ll be using. Two days prior to the session…

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Online Intro to Cardio Drumming

Wednesday, July 29 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, July 30, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Get fit and have fun with certified drums alive fitness instructor Lady P, as she leads a low-impact, energetic cardio drumming class through a 4-week livestream series using Zoom. In advance of the start time, please gather the following equipment: Chair to sit on, if desired Chair, bucket, or exercise ball for drumming Drumsticks, wooden spoons, or something else to drum with (get creative!) Water bottle   Access information for livestream: https://zoom.us/j/99269219551?pwd=OHkxSFNIdklqWEJWZUYxakNaT0VQUT09 Password: DRUM Dial (for higher quality, dial a…

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Around the World: Yemen

Wednesday, July 29 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

A virtual trip around the world this summer!

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Noise Permit Photography Workshop

Wednesday, July 29 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join Noise Permit Photography Workshop: https://zoom.us/j/96297545417?pwd=bmVaNzFkN2M0ck9JWmMxamtTSW1Hdz09 Meeting ID: 962 9754 5417 Password: 710024 For more information on our Noise Permit workshops, please email Kelly at: kscott@ypsilibrary.org This activity is supported in part by an award from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS  

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Get Creative: Bottle Cap Magnets

Thursday, July 30 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Activities for teens to do at home to express their creativity this summer.

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TinkerLab: Shape Hunt

Friday, July 31 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join us each Friday this summer for a hands-on STEAM activity you can do with your little one at home! New projects each week, but visit previous weeks' webpages anytime. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss new how-to tutorials. This week: Shape Hunt

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LNGO Crafternoons: Embroidery Hoop Clock

Friday, July 31 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ypsilanti, MI United States
Button Clock

Have you run out of projects and tired of social distancing? Join us for a virtual lighthearted afternoon where the goal is to engage your mind, work on a project but perfection is not a requirement! This week’s project is to create a cool embroider hoop clock!  Pick up supplies in advance then meet virtually.To use Zoom you will need a smartphone or internet and tablet/computer. Registration required, after registration you will be sent a Zoom link and information about…

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August 2020

Storytime Live

Saturday, August 1 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Comic Book/Manga Drawing Workshop

Saturday, August 1 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 8, 2020

Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Local comic book artist Kamron Reynolds, will introduce you to the world of comics. Learn how to draw your own characters, faces, backgrounds, lettering, and much more.

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Garden-to-Table: Meet Ypsi Growers

Saturday, August 1 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Take a virtual garden tour around Ypsi at this week's Garden-to-Table!

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Community Conversations: a town hall for families

Saturday, August 1 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

A virtual town hall where kids and families can learn and talk about race and racism.

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Teen Summer Gaming Tournament

Monday, August 3
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Welcome to the Teen Summer Gaming Tournament! Each week we'll play a new game and keep score all summer long... only one can be named the master gamer! Prizes for top scores each week and one grand prize for the overall summer winner! This week's game: Download ??? Send a screenshot of your week's high score to Kelly at kscott@ypsilibrary.org by this Friday, 8/7 at 5pm, along with your preferred player name! Good luck!

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Y on the Fly

Monday, August 3 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Superior, 8795 MacArthur Boulevard
Ypsilanti, MI 48198 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week in Fireman's Park, just beside YDL-Superior. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

Find out more »

Youth Podcasting

Monday, August 3 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 24, 2020

Ypsilanti, MI United States

Have you written something you'd like to share? Have you read a great book that you want to talk about? Maybe you have an opinion, rap, or a “hot take” on the pandemic or social issues happening right now? If so, then podcasting may be for you!  Join us virtually each Monday to learn to create and develop content for our library podcast series on Anchor.fm while also learning the essential techniques required to share your story.  From vocal warm-ups…

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Tween Book Club

Monday, August 3 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States
teen books

Join us for a virtual meeting to discuss The Swap by Megan Shull Grades 6-8. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: email mitchell@ypsilibrary.org

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Y on the Fly

Tuesday, August 4 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week outside of YDL-Whittaker. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

Find out more »

Storytime Live

Tuesday, August 4 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Summer STEAM: Medical School

Tuesday, August 4 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Hands-on STEAM projects each week.

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Teen Trivia

Tuesday, August 4 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Test your trivia knowledge with us every Tuesday this summer with various trivia games and topics. From food to pop culture to current events...do you have what it takes to be the YDL Teen Trivia Master! We'll play via Zoom every week at 3:30pm. Make sure to log in to the Zoom meeting using a laptop or tablet and have a phone handy as well to tune into the game each week! If you have any questions, please email Kelly…

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Knitting Plus

Tuesday, August 4 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Tuesday, 6-8pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Meet virtually with other yarnies and share your projects and ideas every Tuesday through Zoom! Open to all, any handcraft welcome!  For your convenience, download the app to your computer or smart phone in advance. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98023862423?pwd=TGtZZ0hvbURZRlIxWjl5MjBJdlBZUT09 Meeting ID: 980 2386 2423 Password: kn!tkn0t (use the number "0") One tap mobile +19292056099,,98023862423#,,1#,320760# US (New York) For more information, email joy@ypsilibrary.org.  

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Storytime Live

Wednesday, August 5 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Around the World: New Zealand

Wednesday, August 5 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

A virtual trip around the world this summer!

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Noise Permit: Drawing Ideas

Wednesday, August 5 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Yen Azzaro will teach you how to draw upon the ideas you see in your mind and capture them on paper. The practice of "graphic recording", drawing pictures while people talk or taking "sketch notes", the smaller version, are great tools for memorization and studying. Bring some paper and some markers or colored pens to follow along. You'll learn how to turn basic shapes into talk and thought bubbles, use arrows to draw your eyes to important details, and make…

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Get Creative: Felt Monsters

Thursday, August 6 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Activities for teens to do at home to express their creativity this summer.

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TinkerLab: Body Shadow Science

Friday, August 7 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join us each Friday this summer for a hands-on STEAM activity you can do with your little one at home! New projects each week, but visit previous weeks' webpages anytime. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss new how-to tutorials. This week: Body Shadow Science

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Reflective Meditation

Friday, August 7 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

This 4-week online class, taught over Zoom by Erica Dutton of SkyGardens Meditation, will provide the fundamentals of Reflective Meditation which is an open, receptive, gentle practice of awareness. Beginners are welcome! If you already have a meditation practice, you can continue it in this class and learn 2 additional steps that are part of Reflective Meditation and enhance any practice. Reflective Meditation is based on the early teachings of the Buddha and is more student wisdom oriented than teacher…

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Storytime Live

Saturday, August 8 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Comic Book/Manga Drawing Workshop

Saturday, August 8 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 8, 2020

Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Local comic book artist Kamron Reynolds, will introduce you to the world of comics. Learn how to draw your own characters, faces, backgrounds, lettering, and much more.

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Garden-to-Table: Natural Dyes

Saturday, August 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Learn how to make natural dyes at this week's Garden-to-Table!

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Y on the Fly

Monday, August 10 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Superior, 8795 MacArthur Boulevard
Ypsilanti, MI 48198 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week in Fireman's Park, just beside YDL-Superior. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

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Youth Podcasting

Monday, August 10 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 24, 2020

Ypsilanti, MI United States

Have you written something you'd like to share? Have you read a great book that you want to talk about? Maybe you have an opinion, rap, or a “hot take” on the pandemic or social issues happening right now? If so, then podcasting may be for you!  Join us virtually each Monday to learn to create and develop content for our library podcast series on Anchor.fm while also learning the essential techniques required to share your story.  From vocal warm-ups…

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Y on the Fly

Tuesday, August 11 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week outside of YDL-Whittaker. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

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Storytime Live

Tuesday, August 11 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Teen Advisory Group

Tuesday, August 11 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 11, 2020

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and earn volunteer hours by attending Zoom meetings this summer to help plan online meet ups and learning activities tied to art and music for teens! Fill out the application to receive the Zoom meeting link. Have questions? Email jodi@ypsilibrary.org.

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Knitting Plus

Tuesday, August 11 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every Tuesday, 6-8pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Meet virtually with other yarnies and share your projects and ideas every Tuesday through Zoom! Open to all, any handcraft welcome!  For your convenience, download the app to your computer or smart phone in advance. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98023862423?pwd=TGtZZ0hvbURZRlIxWjl5MjBJdlBZUT09 Meeting ID: 980 2386 2423 Password: kn!tkn0t (use the number "0") One tap mobile +19292056099,,98023862423#,,1#,320760# US (New York) For more information, email joy@ypsilibrary.org.  

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Storytime Live

Wednesday, August 12 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Safely Learn About Race & Racism: Films We Can Use

Thursday, August 13 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America (2013) July 16, 2020 6 PM Online event Based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, this film explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. Wise’s work shows how the legacy of white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98915688597?pwd=czE0YjZSeENZekU4VVdud05rb1hVdz09   Meeting…

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Reflective Meditation

Friday, August 14 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

This 4-week online class, taught over Zoom by Erica Dutton of SkyGardens Meditation, will provide the fundamentals of Reflective Meditation which is an open, receptive, gentle practice of awareness. Beginners are welcome! If you already have a meditation practice, you can continue it in this class and learn 2 additional steps that are part of Reflective Meditation and enhance any practice. Reflective Meditation is based on the early teachings of the Buddha and is more student wisdom oriented than teacher…

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LNGO Crafternoons: Painted Canvas Bags

Friday, August 14 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ypsilanti, MI United States

Have you run out of projects and tired of social distancing? Join us for a virtual lighthearted afternoon where the goal is to engage your mind, work on a project but perfection is not a requirement! This week’s project is to create a cool canvas bag using iron-on stencils and a shaving cream painting technique.  Pick up supplies in advance then meet virtually.To use Zoom you will need a smartphone or internet and tablet/computer. Registration required, after registration you will…

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Storytime Live

Saturday, August 15 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 15, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Live storytimes with YDL Youth Librarians!

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Garden-to-Table: Healthy Eating

Saturday, August 15 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online, Ypsilanti, MI United States

Hear a story and learn about healthy eating at this week's Garden-to-Table!

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From Boomers to Zoomers: Zoom Practice for Seniors (55+)

Saturday, August 15 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

sThis virtual Zoom practice session lets you join a meeting and practice with Zoom software. Learn the basics of navigating the Zoom meeting interface. While working with other seniors, you can see yourself on camera, test your microphone, learn to chat and more. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register call 734-482-4110 ext. 2411. Space is limited. Zoom can be used on a variety of devices. When you register let us know what device you’ll be using. Two days prior to the session…

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Y on the Fly

Monday, August 17 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Superior, 8795 MacArthur Boulevard
Ypsilanti, MI 48198 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week in Fireman's Park, just beside YDL-Superior. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

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Youth Podcasting

Monday, August 17 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 24, 2020

Ypsilanti, MI United States

Have you written something you'd like to share? Have you read a great book that you want to talk about? Maybe you have an opinion, rap, or a “hot take” on the pandemic or social issues happening right now? If so, then podcasting may be for you!  Join us virtually each Monday to learn to create and develop content for our library podcast series on Anchor.fm while also learning the essential techniques required to share your story.  From vocal warm-ups…

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Y on the Fly

Tuesday, August 18 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week outside of YDL-Whittaker. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

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Knitting Plus

Tuesday, August 18 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Tuesday, 6-8pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Meet virtually with other yarnies and share your projects and ideas every Tuesday through Zoom! Open to all, any handcraft welcome!  For your convenience, download the app to your computer or smart phone in advance. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98023862423?pwd=TGtZZ0hvbURZRlIxWjl5MjBJdlBZUT09 Meeting ID: 980 2386 2423 Password: kn!tkn0t (use the number "0") One tap mobile +19292056099,,98023862423#,,1#,320760# US (New York) For more information, email joy@ypsilibrary.org.  

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Reflective Meditation

Friday, August 21 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

This 4-week online class, taught over Zoom by Erica Dutton of SkyGardens Meditation, will provide the fundamentals of Reflective Meditation which is an open, receptive, gentle practice of awareness. Beginners are welcome! If you already have a meditation practice, you can continue it in this class and learn 2 additional steps that are part of Reflective Meditation and enhance any practice. Reflective Meditation is based on the early teachings of the Buddha and is more student wisdom oriented than teacher…

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Y on the Fly

Monday, August 24 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Superior, 8795 MacArthur Boulevard
Ypsilanti, MI 48198 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week in Fireman's Park, just beside YDL-Superior. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

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Youth Podcasting

Monday, August 24 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 24, 2020

Ypsilanti, MI United States

Have you written something you'd like to share? Have you read a great book that you want to talk about? Maybe you have an opinion, rap, or a “hot take” on the pandemic or social issues happening right now? If so, then podcasting may be for you!  Join us virtually each Monday to learn to create and develop content for our library podcast series on Anchor.fm while also learning the essential techniques required to share your story.  From vocal warm-ups…

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Y on the Fly

Tuesday, August 25 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

Join staff of the Ann Arbor YMCA for socially distanced sports and games every week outside of YDL-Whittaker. Protocol will be in place for a safe, fun experience. Parents should pre-register their children at: bit.ly/YSportPort

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Teen Advisory Group

Tuesday, August 25 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 11, 2020

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and earn volunteer hours by attending Zoom meetings this summer to help plan online meet ups and learning activities tied to art and music for teens! Fill out the application to receive the Zoom meeting link. Have questions? Email jodi@ypsilibrary.org.

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Knitting Plus

Tuesday, August 25 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Tuesday, 6-8pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Meet virtually with other yarnies and share your projects and ideas every Tuesday through Zoom! Open to all, any handcraft welcome!  For your convenience, download the app to your computer or smart phone in advance. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98023862423?pwd=TGtZZ0hvbURZRlIxWjl5MjBJdlBZUT09 Meeting ID: 980 2386 2423 Password: kn!tkn0t (use the number "0") One tap mobile +19292056099,,98023862423#,,1#,320760# US (New York) For more information, email joy@ypsilibrary.org.  

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Virtual African American Authors Book Group

Tuesday, August 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors. June 30  Song for  you, by Robyn Crawford July 28   The last days of Ptolemy Gray, by Walter Mosley Aug 25   The World according to Fannie Davis, by Bridgett Davis All meetings this summer will be virtual discussions on Zoom. Join the summer Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/97663291978?pwd=aVJKNmJqYW9jZ05Ba2pxZHZpUXA1dz09 Meeting ID: 976 6329 1978 Password: 571897 One tap mobile +19292056099,,97663291978#,,1#,571897# US Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 For more information…

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Kids Book Club

Thursday, August 27 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States
Two children reading in the stacks at the downtown library

Join us for a virtual meeting to discuss The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry Grades 3-5. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: email mitchell@ypsilibrary.org  

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Reflective Meditation

Friday, August 28 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 28, 2020

Online Ypsilanti, MI United States

This 4-week online class, taught over Zoom by Erica Dutton of SkyGardens Meditation, will provide the fundamentals of Reflective Meditation which is an open, receptive, gentle practice of awareness. Beginners are welcome! If you already have a meditation practice, you can continue it in this class and learn 2 additional steps that are part of Reflective Meditation and enhance any practice. Reflective Meditation is based on the early teachings of the Buddha and is more student wisdom oriented than teacher…

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September 2020

CLOSED: Labor Day

Sunday, September 6 - Monday, September 7

All Library Locations will be CLOSED on Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September, 7, 2020 in honor of Labor Day.

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LNGO Crafternoons: Kumihimo Bracelets (2nd session)

Friday, September 11 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online Ypsilanti, MI United States
Kumihimo beaded bracelet

Join us for a virtual lighthearted afternoon where the goal is to engage your mind, work on a project but perfection is not a requirement! This is the second week of our Kumihimo bracelet series. On 8/28 we learned basic Kumihimo and this time we'll add beads. Pick up supplies in advance then meet virtually. To use Zoom you will need a smartphone or internet and tablet/computer. Registration is required in the prior session on 8/28. For ages 55+.

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