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Writing Children’s Books

Have you ever thought about writing a children’s book? Explore the basics of writing for children with three wonderful authors of picture books and middle grade fiction. Jumpstart your own work with writing exercises and a short critique session. Presenters include Lisa Rose, Jennifer Torres, and Debbie Taylor Presented in partnership with YpsiWrites. Register below or call 734-482-4110 x2411. We’ll send you the Zoom link a few days before the event. Contact Paula Drummond: drummond@ypsilibrary.org or call 734-482-4110 x1306 if you have questions about Zoom. Fill out my Wufoo form!

Virtual Mystery Lovers Book Group

Calling all Mystery Lovers! Check out a new mystery title each month.  Virtual meetings will take place for the next few months on Zoom.  Here are the meeting dates and selected titles: Jan 27:  Thirty-Three Teeth, by Colin Cotterill Feb 24:  Raven Black, by Ann Cleeves Mar 31:  Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz Apr 28:  The Spy Who Came In From the  Cold, by John Le Carre May 26: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich Jun 30:  The Dark Vineyard, by Martin Walker Jul 28:   The Aosawa Murders, by Riku Onda Aug 25: The Confessions of Frannie Langton, by Sara …

Virtual Mystery Lovers Book Group

Calling all Mystery Lovers! Check out a new mystery title each month.  Virtual meetings will take place for the next few months on Zoom.  Here are the meeting dates and selected titles: Jan 27:  Thirty-Three Teeth, by Colin Cotterill Feb 24:  Raven Black, by Ann Cleeves Mar 31:  Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz Apr 28:  The Spy Who Came In From the  Cold, by John Le Carre May 26: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich Jun 30:  The Dark Vineyard, by Martin Walker Jul 28:   The Aosawa Murders, by Riku Onda Aug 25: The Confessions of Frannie Langton, by Sara …

Virtual Mystery Lovers Book Group

Calling all Mystery Lovers! Check out a new mystery title each month.  Virtual meetings will take place for the next few months on Zoom.  Here are the meeting dates and selected titles: Jan 27:  Thirty-Three Teeth, by Colin Cotterill Feb 24:  Raven Black, by Ann Cleeves Mar 31:  Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz Apr 28:  The Spy Who Came In From the  Cold, by John Le Carre May 26: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich Jun 30:  The Dark Vineyard, by Martin Walker Jul 28:   The Aosawa Murders, by Riku Onda Aug 25: The Confessions of Frannie Langton, by Sara …

Virtual Mystery Lovers Book Group

Calling all Mystery Lovers! Check out a new mystery title each month.  Virtual meetings will take place for the next few months on Zoom.  Here are the meeting dates and selected titles: Jan 27:  Thirty-Three Teeth, by Colin Cotterill Feb 24:  Raven Black, by Ann Cleeves Mar 31:  Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz Apr 28:  The Spy Who Came In From the  Cold, by John Le Carre May 26: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich Jun 30:  The Dark Vineyard, by Martin Walker Jul 28:   The Aosawa Murders, by Riku Onda Aug 25: The Confessions of Frannie Langton, by Sara …

Virtual Mystery Lovers Book Group

Calling all Mystery Lovers! Check out a new mystery title each month.  Virtual meetings will take place for the next few months on Zoom.  Here are the meeting dates and selected titles: Jan 27:  Thirty-Three Teeth, by Colin Cotterill Feb 24:  Raven Black, by Ann Cleeves Mar 31:  Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz Apr 28:  The Spy Who Came In From the  Cold, by John Le Carre May 26: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich Jun 30:  The Dark Vineyard, by Martin Walker Jul 28:   The Aosawa Murders, by Riku Onda Aug 25: The Confessions of Frannie Langton, by Sara …

Virtual Mystery Lovers Book Group

Calling all Mystery Lovers! Check out a new mystery title each month.  Virtual meetings will take place for the next few months on Zoom.  Here are the meeting dates and selected titles: Jan 27:  Thirty-Three Teeth, by Colin Cotterill Feb 24:  Raven Black, by Ann Cleeves Mar 31:  Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz Apr 28:  The Spy Who Came In From the  Cold, by John Le Carre May 26: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich Jun 30:  The Dark Vineyard, by Martin Walker Jul 28:   The Aosawa Murders, by Riku Onda Aug 25: The Confessions of Frannie Langton, by Sara …

Virtual Mystery Lovers Book Group

Calling all Mystery Lovers! Check out a new mystery title each month.  Virtual meetings will take place for the next few months on Zoom.  Here are the meeting dates and selected titles: Jan 27:  Thirty-Three Teeth, by Colin Cotterill Feb 24:  Raven Black, by Ann Cleeves Mar 31:  Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz Apr 28:  The Spy Who Came In From the  Cold, by John Le Carre May 26: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich Jun 30:  The Dark Vineyard, by Martin Walker Jul 28:   The Aosawa Murders, by Riku Onda Aug 25: The Confessions of Frannie Langton, by Sara …

Virtual Mystery Lovers Book Group

Calling all Mystery Lovers! Check out a new mystery title each month.  Virtual meetings will take place for the next few months on Zoom.  Here are the meeting dates and selected titles: Jan 27:  Thirty-Three Teeth, by Colin Cotterill Feb 24:  Raven Black, by Ann Cleeves Mar 31:  Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz Apr 28:  The Spy Who Came In From the  Cold, by John Le Carre May 26: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich Jun 30:  The Dark Vineyard, by Martin Walker Jul 28:   The Aosawa Murders, by Riku Onda Aug 25: The Confessions of Frannie Langton, by Sara …

Virtual African American Authors Book Group

Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors. Jan 26   Deacon King Kong, by James McBride Feb 23   Mind of My Mind, by Octavia Butler Mar 30  Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett Apr 27   Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris May 25  Memorial Drive: a Daughter’s Memoir, by Natasha Trethewey Jun 29  The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat, by Edward Kelsey July 27  Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson Aug 31  Just as I am: a memoir, by Cicely Tyson All meetings will be virtual discussions on Zoom. Join the Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/97663291978?pwd=aVJKNmJqYW9jZ05Ba2pxZHZpUXA1dz09 Meeting ID: 976 …

Virtual African American Authors Book Group

Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors. Jan 26   Deacon King Kong, by James McBride Feb 23   Mind of My Mind, by Octavia Butler Mar 30  Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett Apr 27   Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris May 25  Memorial Drive: a Daughter’s Memoir, by Natasha Trethewey Jun 29  The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat, by Edward Kelsey July 27  Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson Aug 31  Just as I am: a memoir, by Cicely Tyson All meetings will be virtual discussions on Zoom. Join the Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/97663291978?pwd=aVJKNmJqYW9jZ05Ba2pxZHZpUXA1dz09 Meeting ID: 976 …

Virtual African American Authors Book Group

Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors. Jan 26   Deacon King Kong, by James McBride Feb 23   Mind of My Mind, by Octavia Butler Mar 30  Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett Apr 27   Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris May 25  Memorial Drive: a Daughter’s Memoir, by Natasha Trethewey Jun 29  The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat, by Edward Kelsey July 27  Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson Aug 31  Just as I am: a memoir, by Cicely Tyson All meetings will be virtual discussions on Zoom. Join the Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/97663291978?pwd=aVJKNmJqYW9jZ05Ba2pxZHZpUXA1dz09 Meeting ID: 976 …

Virtual African American Authors Book Group

Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors. Jan 26   Deacon King Kong, by James McBride Feb 23   Mind of My Mind, by Octavia Butler Mar 30  Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett Apr 27   Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris May 25  Memorial Drive: a Daughter’s Memoir, by Natasha Trethewey Jun 29  The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat, by Edward Kelsey July 27  Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson Aug 31  Just as I am: a memoir, by Cicely Tyson All meetings will be virtual discussions on Zoom. Join the Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/97663291978?pwd=aVJKNmJqYW9jZ05Ba2pxZHZpUXA1dz09 Meeting ID: 976 …

Virtual African American Authors Book Group

Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors. Jan 26   Deacon King Kong, by James McBride Feb 23   Mind of My Mind, by Octavia Butler Mar 30  Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett Apr 27   Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris May 25  Memorial Drive: a Daughter’s Memoir, by Natasha Trethewey Jun 29  The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat, by Edward Kelsey July 27  Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson Aug 31  Just as I am: a memoir, by Cicely Tyson All meetings will be virtual discussions on Zoom. Join the Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/97663291978?pwd=aVJKNmJqYW9jZ05Ba2pxZHZpUXA1dz09 Meeting ID: 976 …

Virtual African American Authors Book Group

Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors. Jan 26   Deacon King Kong, by James McBride Feb 23   Mind of My Mind, by Octavia Butler Mar 30  Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett Apr 27   Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris May 25  Memorial Drive: a Daughter’s Memoir, by Natasha Trethewey Jun 29  The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat, by Edward Kelsey July 27  Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson Aug 31  Just as I am: a memoir, by Cicely Tyson All meetings will be virtual discussions on Zoom. Join the Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/97663291978?pwd=aVJKNmJqYW9jZ05Ba2pxZHZpUXA1dz09 Meeting ID: 976 …

Virtual African American Authors Book Group

Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors. Jan 26   Deacon King Kong, by James McBride Feb 23   Mind of My Mind, by Octavia Butler Mar 30  Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett Apr 27   Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris May 25  Memorial Drive: a Daughter’s Memoir, by Natasha Trethewey Jun 29  The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat, by Edward Kelsey July 27  Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson Aug 31  Just as I am: a memoir, by Cicely Tyson All meetings will be virtual discussions on Zoom. Join the Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/97663291978?pwd=aVJKNmJqYW9jZ05Ba2pxZHZpUXA1dz09 Meeting ID: 976 …

Virtual African American Authors Book Group

Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors. Jan 26   Deacon King Kong, by James McBride Feb 23   Mind of My Mind, by Octavia Butler Mar 30  Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett Apr 27   Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris May 25  Memorial Drive: a Daughter’s Memoir, by Natasha Trethewey Jun 29  The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat, by Edward Kelsey July 27  Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson Aug 31  Just as I am: a memoir, by Cicely Tyson All meetings will be virtual discussions on Zoom. Join the Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/97663291978?pwd=aVJKNmJqYW9jZ05Ba2pxZHZpUXA1dz09 Meeting ID: 976 …

Local Authors Featured at the Library

Published: October 12, 2019

Calling all writers and book lovers! YDL presents our first-ever Local Authors Showcase, featuring authors from the Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor area. The Showcase is one of several events we’re hosting during our Grand Opening Celebration of YpsiWrites. We’re teaming up with 826 Michigan and EMU’s Office of Campus and Community Writing to support our local writing community with programs and activities.  Besides the Local Author Showcase, the Grand Opening Celebration features writing activities, the Writers of Ypsilanti, and light refreshments. Writers, come talk to a published author and learn how they did it!  Book Lovers, come support local authors and find …

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If You Could Add One Book to the High School Curriculum, What Would It Be?

Published: August 28, 2018

The following is from a New York Times article by Concepción de León, Lovia Gyarkye and Tas Tobey.   To Kill a Mockingbird     The Great Gatsby Lord of the Flies Animal Farm Of Mice and Men 1984 The Outsiders, etc… Teachers often turn to the same tried and true books for high school reading assignments. So we asked a group of writers: What books would you add to the curriculum? Here are their answers:   I’d love to see Octavia E. Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower read in more high school English classes. It’s a brilliant, endlessly rich dystopian novel that pairs …

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