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THE ACTOR WITHIN ROSE EICHENBAUM PHOTO EXHIBIT PAG E

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COUNTRY IN THE CITY PA G E

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TEEN ZONE OPEN HOUSE PA G E 1 4

5th ANNUAL SONGWRITING FESTIVAL FEATURING ROSIE FLORES PAG E 3

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The Actor Within @ YDL The Actor Within Inaugural Exhibition and Book Launch October 1–November 30 YDL-Whittaker, Community Room

Ms. Eichenbaum will be an artist-in-residence from November 1–5 at YDL-Whittaker to mentor local photographers. She will

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is honored to have been chosen as the launch site for photographer Rose Eichenbaum’s newest book, The Actor Within: Intimate Conversations with Great Actors. Ypsilantians may remember Eichenbaum’s work from The Dancer Within exhibit at YDL in 2008. In her third work on the confluence of art and human expression, Eichenbaum turns her artistic eye and keen interviewing skills on the lives of 35 celebrated actors. With probing questions and disarming manner, she captures the essential character of her subjects while shining a light on the art that defines them.

at a red carpet fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 pm. For tickets and information, call 482-4110 ext. 1303.

documenting the actors’ reflections on their career and craft. The exhibit features interviews with Karl Malden, Ruby Dee, Ed Harris, Piper Laurie, Marcia Gay Harden, William H. Macy, Ellen Burstyn, Joe Mantegna, Debra Winger, Julia Stiles, Elliott Gould, Elijah Wood, Stockard Channing, Bill Pullman, Amanda Plummer, Marlee Matlin, Charles Durning, Marsha Mason, and many others. (Cover photo: Ed Harris, and back cover, Debra Winger, copyright Rose Eichenbaum. All rights reserved.)

To celebrate the release of The Actor Within, YDL is staging an exhibition of 20 images from the book. Each photograph will be accompanied by interview excerpts

YDL is the only location in the country to host this exhibition, so don’t miss this exclusive engagement!

Friends of YDL Fundraisers

Country in the City

Fall Online Bulbs Order bulbs this fall and enjoy beautiful flowers next spring! Order and pay online and the bulbs will be delivered directly to your home within 10 days. The sale will be online from Sept. 1– Oct. 29. Go to FlowerPowerFundraising.com, click Place Order, search for ‘Friends of Ypsilanti District Library’ and select ‘Ypsilanti Library Fall 2011 Bulb Fundraiser.’

Saturday, Oct. 1, Noon– 4 pm M YDL-Michigan, Library Park Plaza Bring the kids downtown and enjoy a few hours of old-fashioned fun! Ride ponies, pet farm animals, get your face painted, dip beeswax candles, cut apple spirals, create Indian corn jewelry, churn butter and more! Thanks to generous funding from the Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library and the Kiwanis Club of Ypsilanti, all activities are free.

Holiday Poinsettias Make your home festive for the holidays with beautiful poinsettias fresh from the greenhouse! Many different colors and sizes are available. Poinsettia orders are due Saturday, November 19 and must be picked up on Saturday, December 3. Library Friends get a 10 percent discount. More information will be available for both fundraisers closer to the event.

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New! Kill-A-Watt Meters S H O C K E D B Y your energy bill? Check out

a Kill-A-Watt™ meter at any YDL location and hook it up to your appliances—it will flag the power-hungry ones. Take advantage of this free, easy way to take steps to reduce your energy costs.

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5th Annual Ypsilanti Songwriting Festival Mark your calendars and check out lineups and more at ypsilibrary.org. Saturday, October 8 YDL-Whittaker & Woodruff’s H I G H - O C TA N E R O C K A B I L LY and

country star Rosie Flores headlines the 2011 Ypsilanti Songwriting Festival. Martin Bandyke will interview Ms. Flores about her stellar career and her collaborations with Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, and Jon Langford. Flores will perform a free concert at Woodruff’s at 36 Cross Street in historic Depot Town with special guest Paul Burch.

won a Peabody Award for her narration of the radio documentary on the history of rockabilly, Whole Lotta Shakin’. The All Music Guide says of Flores: “Alternative country meets the rockabilly revival meets California virtuosity…[Flores is] well respected for her gritty, energetic vocals and fiery guitar solos.” At 10:30 am, the Kerfuffles will perform family-friendly music kids will love. Community Records will also sponsor an event for teens.

Flores’s solo recordings have landed on both the Billboard and Gavin charts and are featured in seven motion pictures. Her revved-up performances have won legions of fans and earned appearances on Austin City Limits and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She appeared in the documentaries Every Night is Saturday Night: The Story of Wanda Jackson and Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice. In 2008, Flores

Paul Burch returns with loads of charm, talent, and a new fall release, Words of Love. Featuring guests Will Kimbrough and Kenny Vaughn along with the WPA Ballclub, the CD interprets 13 Buddy Holly classics, just in time for the legend’s 75th birthday.

Take Note @ YDL Concert Series Enjoy free concerts on Sundays at 2 pm in the Community Room at YDL-Whittaker. W Oct. 9: Boogie-Woogie and Blues Join us for a family-friendly celebration of the uniquely American heritage of jazz and blues. Pianist Matthew Ball heats up the keys with blues and boogie-woogie, featuring arrangements of classics like Swanee River, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and The Sheik of Araby.

W Dec. 4: Paul Keller Ensemble Join us for our annual holiday concert by the Paul Keller Ensemble. The sevenperson ensemble will wow you with fun, toe-tapping holiday cheer.

Of Note @ YDL-Michigan M Art Exhibit: Jerome Drummond September 1— October 31 The art of YDL staffer Jerome Drummond runs the gamut from intricate pen and ink drawings to colorful watercolors.

Nov. 20: Raion Taiko–Traditional Japanese Drumming Get ready for an electrifying performance of traditional and modern taiko pieces. This high-energy ensemble drumming performance will mesmerize you with its sound and movement. Don’t miss your chance to experience this unique cultural event! W

M Teen Zone Open House YDL-Michigan, Friday, Oct. 14, 3–6 pm Celebrate the grand opening of our new redesigned and updated Teen Zone!

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE: SEPTEMBER Most programs are drop-in, and space is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for programs, go to ypsilibrary.org or call the phone number listed. W

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W Designer Bags ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Thursday, Sept. 1, 1–2 pm Decorate a drawstring nylon bag with crayons to carry your school supplies. M Twisted Balloons ( A G E S 6 – 1 2 ) YDL-Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 3, 11 am The Balloon Meister, Marc Meyer, will teach you about inflating, twisting, and the secrets to popping on purpose. You get to keep everything you create— whales, monkeys, hats and much more!

S Litter Bugs ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Superior, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2–3 pm Make toy characters with lots of personality out of recycled materials, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, stickers, glue, and more.

W Friends of YDL Used Book Sale YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Members’ Preview: Thursday, Sept. 15, 6–8 pm (memberships sold at the door) Friday, Sept. 16, 11 am–5 pm Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 am–3 pm Sunday, Sept. 18, 1–3 pm Buy great books at terrific prices! Enjoy purchasing a wide range of used books for 25¢ or 50¢. On Sunday, fill a bag of bargains for $3. Browse our Special Sales area for unusual finds in art appreciation, military history, or cooking. Visit the Friends Shop for even more choices. Next sale is in January.

M DIY Series: Craft a Cool Purse from an Old Wool Sweater ( A D U LT ) YDL-Michigan Monday, Sept. 12, 6:30–8:30 pm Fashion a cool felted purse out of an old wool sweater. Call for instructions on how to felt your sweater easily before bringing it to the workshop. We’ll also provide prefelted sweaters. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1385.

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XHTML/CSS Class Series ( A D U LT ) YDL-Michigan, every other Wednesday, 7–9 pm, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26 (must attend entire series) Learn the basics of these two languages and further understand the front-end of web applications. Marco Cabrera will show you how to take an image file and turn it into the website it was intended to be. Students must be proficient at navigating file structures. Bring your laptop or use ours. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1385.

W Pre-School Pirate Party ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Saturday, Sept. 17, 10:30–11:30 am Pre-schoolers are invited to hop aboard as we sail the seas with stories and some craft projects. Younger siblings are welcome to stow away for the fun. (Replaces regular storytime.)

M Woo-Woo: Animal Psychic ( A D U LT ) YDL-Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2 pm Join medium and animal communicator Jan Alm, author of Woo-Woo: Becoming a Psychic at Fifty, who will discuss her adventures in healing, channeling, and communicating with animals. Followed by an author signing.

M Books @ the Brewery ( A D U LT ) Thursdays, Sept. 15 and Nov. 17, 7–9 pm Corner Brewery, 720 Norris (at Forest) YDL and the Corner Brewery are proud to present a brand-new, bimonthly book club. In September, we’ll discuss No One Belongs Here More Than You, featuring lonely misfits longing for connection. In November, we’ll discuss The Thing Around Your Neck. Copies of the books can be checked out at YDL-Michigan. Cheers!

W Amigurumi Crochet Craft ( A G E S 1 2 – 1 9 ) YDL-Whittaker, Room 1C Saturday, Sept. 17, 2–4 pm Learn how to crochet an “Amigurumi,” the Japanese word for miniature crocheted toys. Make either an octopus or a cupcake. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1326.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE: SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER Embrace Your Inner Cheapskate: New Tech Gadgets ( A D U LT ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Monday, Sept. 19, 7 pm Join Rick “The Cheapskate” Broida for an evening of gadgets and advice on how to buy them without breaking the bank. Learn the secrets of saving money on laptops, iPods, smartphones, software, accessories, and more. See the latest pocket camcorders and eBook readers. Pick Rick’s brain on all things tech! W

W Helpers and Heroes: Firefighters (YOUTH) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:30–11:30 am Ypsilanti Township firefighters discuss fire safety and give fire truck tours. (Replaces regular storytime.)

M Things We Must Do While Still On Earth ( A D U LT ) YDL-Michigan, Monday, Sept. 19, 7 pm Discover the simple things that give you peace of mind and make it easier for those you leave behind. Independent financial planner and AARP tax aide volunteer Mo Vidwans discusses creating a simple will, having proper titles on assets, designating beneficiaries, making decisions on health care power of attorney, and avoiding life insurance complications.

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Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

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YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Saturday, Sept. 24, 2–3 pm Have a dog that needs training? Thinking about getting a puppy? Dog trainer Valerie Wells shows how positive reinforcement works, using methods based on how dogs learn. Humans only, no pets!

Banned Books/First Amendment Week S Bottle Cap Picture Frames ( A G E S 8 – 1 8 ) YDL-Superior, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2–3 pm Decorate your locker or fridge with bottle cap picture frames. Bring photos of your friends and family or cut out magazine pictures of your favorite celebrities.

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YDL-Whittaker September 24–October 1 Celebrate your freedom to read! Banned Books Week is an annual celebration to highlight the importance of our First Amendment rights. See our display, check out a banned book, and try your luck at the online trivia contest on our website (www.ypsilibrary.org). We’ll screen three famous films that deal with censorship: Footloose (9/26, PG), Fahrenheit 451 (9/28, G), and Good Night and Good Luck (9/29, PG), which chronicles the conflict between legendary TV broadcaster Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy. Free showing at 6:30 pm.

M Teen Coffeehouse ( A G E S 1 3 – U P ) YDL-Michigan, Tuesdays, 9/27 and 11/15 at 4 pm, Friday After Hours: 12/2, 6–9 pm Stop by YDL-Michigan’s Teen Zone after school to read or hear poetry, short stories, and excerpts of student writing. Enjoy drinks and sweet treats! In September, we’ll celebrate the freedom to read with excerpts from banned books as well as readings of original student work by Michigan Avenue TAG members. December’s after-hours celebration of National Novel Writing Month will feature guest readings, prizes, and pizza!

OCTOBER M Country in the City ( A L L A G E S ) YDL-Michigan, Sat., Oct. 1, Noon–4 pm See page 2 for details.

M DIY Series: Make Your Own Toothpaste

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YDL-Michigan Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30–8:30 pm Why buy it when you can make it yourself? Our DIY series shows you how to solve everyday needs creatively. Learn how to mix your own toothpaste using common ingredients.

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Keeping Kids Safe: An Internet and Mobile Safety Workshop ( A D U LT ) YDL-Michigan, Monday, Oct. 3, 7 pm This workshop equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge to educate, engage, and protect children, tweens, and teens in today’s digital world. Presented by Collette Howard, certified safety advocate and former Detroit Police Detective.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE: OCTOBER W Picture It with Post-Its ( T E E N ) YDL-Whittaker, Oct. 9–16 Show off what you can do with Post-Its. Entry forms are available at any desk and entries must be submitted by October 9. The winning design will be displayed during Teen Read Week (October 16).

W The Actor Within Movie Night: Touching Home ( A D U LT / T E E N ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Monday, Oct. 17, 6 pm View the true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball. Ed Harris stars in this touching film about family (PG-13).

Itty Bitty Chalkboards ( Y O U T H ) W YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Monday, Oct. 10, 1–2 pm S YDL-Superior Tuesday, Oct. 11, Noon–1 pm Decorate the frame of a mini-chalkboard with foam stickers.

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M What Is Fair Trade? ( A D U LT ) YDL-Michigan, Monday, Oct. 17, 7 pm Find out from what fair trade is, why it’s important, and how you can find fair trade manufacturers. Doug Wilson from Maggie’s Organics, an Ypsilanti clothing company, and Corrine Sikorski from the Ypsi Food Co-op will present. Maggie’s Organics recently won the first-ever Fair Trade Certification for an American apparel company.

S After-Hours Spooky Movie ( A L L A G E S ) YDL-Superior, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6–9 pm Make a simple, spooky craft and help decorate our haunted library for a screening of Disney’s The Haunted Mansion (PG), which begins promptly at 6:45 pm.

The Actor Within Movie Night: Up

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YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Monday, Oct. 10, 6 pm Enjoy one of Disney’s most uplifting animated features. Up tells the story of 78-year-old Carl (voiced by Ed Asner, featured in The Actor Within exhibit), who ties thousands of balloons to his house and sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. After lifting off, he learns he isn’t alone.

W Caregiving 101: Knowing Your Senior Housing and Care Options ( A D U LT ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7–8:30 pm Justine Bykowski from the Housing Bureau for Seniors outlines a continuum of care for older adults with physical frailties and memory care needs. She’ll discuss supportive services to stay in one’s home and explore the range of senior housing choices. She’ll also talk about the role of Medicare and private insurance and examine government resources such as veterans’ benefits and Medicaid.

Trick Photography ( Y O U T H / T E E N ) YDL-Superior, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2–3:30 pm Strike a pose in a trick photo and get copies of your photos to take home. S

Handprint Bat Craft ( A G E S 5 – 1 2 ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Thursday, Oct. 20, 6–7 pm Listen to the story Stellaluna and then make a handprint bat. W

Paper Bag Gargoyles, Trees, and Salt Ghosts ( A G E S 6 – 1 2 ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Saturday, Oct. 15, 2–4 pm We’ll make scary Halloween decorations for the holiday. Your family will love these, and you can play with them too. W

M Bouquet of Shadows ( A D U LT ) YDL-Michigan, Friday, Oct. 21, 6 pm Get in the Halloween spirit with an afterhours screening of three horror movie shorts (R-rated) and a music video by Ann Arbor-based Lionbelly Media. Meet, greet, and quiz film directors, writers, and actors from The Quirk and the Dead, Silo, and The Meriwether Device. As an extra bonus, enjoy a zombie music video, Ain’t No Weather Fouler, by Drunken Barn Dance. Horror-ble refreshments too!

W Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents a Kinder Concert ( FA M I LY ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Monday, Oct. 17, 9:30 am and 10:30 am In these interactive concerts, your child’s imagination comes alive through dance and movement, led by Gari Stein with music performed by Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra musicians. Concert is designed with 2–6 year olds in mind.

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Photo Scavenger Hunt ( T E E N ) YDL-Michigan, Saturday, Oct. 22, 1–3 pm Celebrate National Teen Read Week’s Picture This by going on a photographic scavenger hunt for historic architectural features in downtown Ypsilanti. Pair up with other teens for the hunt! Created and led by local photographer Maura Cady-Rye and historian Ed Penet. We’ll discuss our findings. Some photos will be printed for a library display in the Teen Zone. Bring your own digital camera, phone and USB cable, or reserve a camera at the Youth Desk: call 482-4110 ext. 1390.

M Creatures of the Night: Nocturnal Birds and Mammals ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Michigan, Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 am What comes out when the sun goes down? The Howell Conference and Nature Center brings a possum, a flying squirrel, and three different kinds of owls for you to learn about their fascinating habits and adaptations for living in the dark.

W No-Carve Pumpkins ( A L L A G E S ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Saturday, Oct. 22, 2–4 pm Get creative and decorate a pumpkin without carving holes in it. Use your imagination and lots of different materials we supply and see the fun and exciting results. Watch a not-too-scary Halloween movie while you work and take home some yummy treats. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1340.

W Afternoon of the Undead ( A G E S 1 1 + ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Sunday, Oct. 30, 2–3 pm Learn the secrets of Zombie make-up from local movie make-up artists. Latex is used in some of the make-up. Recommended for grades 6–up.

W Drumming Workshop ( A G E S 5 –1 2 ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Sunday, Oct. 23, 2–3 pm Learn about music and rhythm in this dynamic hands-on drumming workshop with educator and professional musician Aron Kaufman. Families are welcome to join their 5–12 year-olds and drum.

M Day of the Dead: Sugar Skulls (YOU TH ) YDL-Michigan, Monday, Oct. 31, 6–7 pm Celebrate the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead by decorating sugar skulls and cutting papel picado decorations. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1390.

NOVEMBER Novel Writing Challenge ( T E E N ) Throughout November, All locations M Celebration of Writing Party YDL-Michigan, Friday, Dec. 2, 6–9 pm In honor of National Novel Writing Month, teens are encouraged to write at least 15,000 words. Submission forms and guidelines will be available at any desk starting November 1 and must be turned in by November 30. Prizes will be awarded!

S Pumpkin Carving ( Y O U T H / T E E N ) YDL-Superior, Thursday, Oct. 27, 6–7:30 pm Carve a scary, happy, or silly Halloween pumpkin. We’ll provide the pumpkin, safe cutting tools, and a candle. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1391.

Rose Eichenbaum: The Photographer’s Experience ( A D U LT ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:30–9:45 pm The Ann Arbor Camera Club, in partnership with YDL, sponsors this talk by renowned photographer Rose Eichenbaum. Stay afterward to enjoy photos shared by Camera Club members. W

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Halloween Downtown ( A L L A G E S ) YDL-Michigan, Library Park Plaza Friday, Oct. 28, 4:30–7 pm Stop in at 4:30 to create a slightly spooky craft. From 5–7 pm, visit the Library Park Plaza and trick or treat for a bag of hot buttered popcorn, candy, and play a game to win a book. Visit the Boo!Mobile behind the park plaza, and enjoy other Halloween activities from 5–7 pm on S. Washington Street.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER Thanksgiving to New Year: Easy Floral Décor ( A D U LT ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Thursday, Nov. 10, 6–7 pm Learn quick and easy ideas for natural decorations to brighten your home for the winter holidays. Find out how to do it yourself with centerpiece and table décor ideas. Mary Ann Nielsen Nisley shares tips from her 30+ years in the floral industry. W

W Better Faces in a Flash ( A D U LT ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6–7 pm Improve your photography with the help of artist-in-residence Rose Eichenbaum, who shares her secrets about capturing compelling portraits.

W Photo Box ( A G E S 6 – 1 2 ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Thursday, Nov. 10, 6–7:30 pm Have your picture taken and then decorate a box to hold your photos.

S Papermaking ( A G E S 8 – 1 8 ) YDL-Superior, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2–3:30 pm Make your own recycled paper from pulp and use flower petals, leaves, glitter, and vegetable dyes to show off your creativity. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1391.

Photo Fundamentals and Feedback ( A D U LT ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Wednesday, November 2, 7–8 pm Thursday, November 3, 6–8 pm Improve your picture-taking skills! The first night, Rose Eichenbaum will share basic information on photography. You’ll get to ask questions and sign up for a 15-minute one-on-one session with Eichenbaum the following evening. To register for this special event, you must be able to attend both evenings. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1377. Teens can also schedule a one-on-one session to discuss their work: call 482-4110 ext. 1304. W

Pioneer Afternoon: Make Soap and Butter ( F I R S T G R A D E + ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Saturday, Nov. 12, 2–3 pm We’ll make butter and soap to experience how the pioneers made life’s necessities without going to a grocery store. W

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DIY Series: Eight Track Safe ( A D U LT ) YDL-Michigan, Thurs., Nov. 3, 6:30–8:30 pm Solve everyday needs with some creativity. Hollow out an old eight track tape to hide your secrets in. Tapes will be provided. M Michigan Firehouse Museum ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Michigan, Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 am Why were Dalmatians fire station mascots? A curator from the Michigan Firehouse Museum in Ypsilanti will bring artifacts and talk about the old Ypsilanti station and the history of firefighting and fire apparatus. Fire safety and fire prevention will also be discussed. The first 25 kids will get a free fire hat!

W Houseplants 101 ( A D U LT ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Sunday, Nov. 13, 2–3:30 pm Houseplants come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and fragrances. Get to know the best houseplants for your home environment: light, temperature, water, space, fertilizer, repotting, diseases, pets and children. Bring all your questions for Master Gardener Carol Brodbeck and enter a drawing for a free houseplant.

W The Actor’s Craft: MorrisCo Art Theatre Rehearsal ( A D U LT ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Sunday, November 6, 2–4 pm Get a rare look at the actor’s craft as members of MorrisCo rehearse scenes from their upcoming production of The Diary of Anne Frank. The actors will also answer questions from the audience. Win one of several pairs of tickets to the play, which opens at Ypsilanti’s Riverside Arts Center on November 17.

Mish Mash Crafts ( Y O U T H ) M YDL-Michigan Thursday, Nov. 14, 11:30 am–12:30 pm S YDL-Superior Tuesday, Nov. 15, Noon –1 pm W YDL-Whittaker Thursday, Nov. 17, 1–2 pm Entertain your creative spirit and create a masterpiece from our repurposed craft supplies.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

DECEMBER

Star Wars Puppets ( A G E S 8 – 1 8 ) YDL-Superior, Thursday, Nov. 17, 6–7:30 pm Make a felt Master Yoda stick puppet and/or an R2D2 hand puppet. S

W Snowman Photo Frame ( A G E S 6 – 1 2 ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Thursday, Dec. 1, 6–7:30 pm Decorate a magnetic snowman photo frame for a holiday gift.

W Make a Keepsake Box ( A G E S 6 – 1 9 ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Friday, Nov. 18, 3:30–5:30 pm Decoupage and paint your own design on a box for your memories.

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DIY Series: Glass Ornament ( A D U LT ) YDL-Michigan, Thurs., Dec. 1, 6:30–8:30 pm Make a beautiful fused glass ornament or sun catcher from glass and glass paints. Paint a glass circle and get it back in a few days, beautifully kiln-fused and ready to hang. Registration required: call 482-4110 ext. 1385. M Downtown Tree Lighting ( A L L A G E S ) YDL-Michigan, Library Park Plaza Friday, Dec. 2, 6 pm Join us for hot cocoa and cookies while we sing carols and light the downtown tree! Then stroll through downtown and do some holiday shopping. Downtown businesses will be open late for the annual Starlight Spree. Throughout December, stop in and admire our professionally decorated gingerbread house!

Field Trip to the Stars Tour of EMU Planetarium and Observatory Friday, Nov. 18, 6–7:30 pm (Adults or students 3rd grade and up, accompanied by a parent) Tour Eastern Michigan University’s brand new planetarium and Sherzer Observatory, led by its director, Norbert Vance. View a display of meteor showers, moons, planets, and constellations. Then enter the Sherzer Observatory for a look at the real sky. Meet at the EMU Planetarium (parking is available at Oakwood St. for $1 per hour). Planetarium is wheelchair accessible; the observatory is not. Recommended reading: Nightwatch by Terence Dickinson. Registration required: go online or call 482-4110 ext. 1385.

M American Girl Party ( A G E S 6 – 1 2 ) YDL-Michigan, Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 am Bring your American Girl doll, favorite doll, or stuffed friends and introduce them to the group. Decorate cookies and a journal, enjoy lemonade, and make matching bracelets for you and your doll. We’ll take a keepsake picture of you with your doll.

W Gingerbread House Contest ( A G E S 5 + ) YDL-Whittaker, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2–4 pm Let your imagination run wild by designing a unique gingerbread structure. Bring your creation to YDL-Whittaker between 2–4 pm. Winners will be determined by a vote of library patrons. Contest rules will be available November 7 at all library locations and on YDL’s website.

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Dog Safety/Bite Prevention ( FA M I LY ) YDL-Michigan, Saturday, Nov. 19, 3 pm Kids, learn to be safe around strange dogs as well as how to respect the family pet. Howie, a basketball playing dog, will perform amazing and silly pet tricks. Led by Valerie Wells of Ann Arbor Canine Coach (www.a2caninecoach.com).

S 2012 Calendars ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Superior, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2–3:30 pm Decorate a 2012 calendar to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

W Thanksgiving Centerpiece ( A G E S 6 + ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Saturday, Nov. 19, 3:30–4:30 pm Make a fun Turkey Yarn Bug to sit front and center at your Thanksgiving table. Supplies are limited—come early!

W Filling Out the Family Tree ( A D U LT ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Monday, Dec. 5, 7 pm Interested in genealogy? Marcia McCrary, president of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, will discuss starting with information from your relatives, using various charts, and exploring helpful websites.

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Digital Photo Editing ( T E E N ) YDL-Michigan, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6 pm Learn how to to use free online programs to edit your digital photos for amazing results. Bring your photos on a flash drive or search for online images in class. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1390.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE: DECEMBER Fleece Pillows ( A G E S 8 – 1 8 ) YDL-Superior, Thursday, Dec. 15, 6–7:30 pm No sewing required! Tie up a fleece pillow to make a warm winter pillow for yourself or as a gift. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1391. S

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W Origami with Dave Strenski ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Saturday, Dec. 17, 10:30–11:30 am Beginners and more advanced folders will learn how to make simple holiday origami figures to take home.

Holiday eReader/Tablet Petting Zoo

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YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6 pm With the holidays approaching, eReaders and Tablets (like the iPad, Kindle, Nook, Galaxy Tab) are sure to be on wish lists. Not sure what type of device will best fit your needs? We’ll show off the latest and greatest and have models to see and touch, while we discuss their features so you can make the best decision possible in a no-rush, trustworthy environment.

W Holiday Movie Matinees ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Dec. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2–4 pm Join us for a week of holiday films: 12/20: Lion King (G), 12/21: Justin Bieber–Never Say Never (G),12/22: Tangled (PG), 12/27: Mars Needs Moms (PG), 12/28: Soul Surfer (PG), and 12/29: Gnomeo & Juliet (G).

W Finger Knit a Scarf ( T E E N ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4–5 pm Learn how to finger knit a scarf without knitting needles. No experience needed, but supplies are limited.

Gotcha Covered Gift Ideas ( A D U LT ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6–7 pm Looking for gift-giving ideas? We gotcha covered with the newest book releases and suggestions for kids and teens. W

M School Break Drop-in Craft ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Michigan, Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 22—January 5, 1:30–3:30 pm Bored with the holiday break? Stop by the Youth Desk to make folded holiday trees, candy cane mice, snowman paper dolls, pipe cleaner snowflakes, and a calendar.

Holiday Decorations ( A G E S 6 – 1 9 ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Thursday, December 8, 5:30–7 pm Make decorative tissue paper flowers to brighten your home for the holidays: easy to make, beautiful to look at. W

Gingerbread Houses ( Y O U T H ) W YDL-Whittaker, Community Room Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 am–Noon and 1–2 pm Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1340. M YDL-Michigan, Saturday, Dec. 17, 10–11 am and Noon–1 pm Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1390. Decorate a graham cracker house with candy and frosting. M Book-to-Movie Matinees ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Michigan, Wednesdays and Fridays, Dec. 23—Jan. 6, 1:30–3:30 pm Enjoy a movie that began as a book: 12/23: Ramona and Beezus; 12/28: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules; 12/30: Gnomeo & Juliet; 1/4: Inkheart; and 1/6: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.

Superior Winter Party! ( Y O U T H ) YDL-Superior, Sat., Dec. 10, 2–3:30 pm Come to the Superior Winter Party and decorate a gingerbread house. We’ll provide candy decorations and a frosted graham cracker house. We’ll also serve hot spiced cider. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1391. S

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Online Literary Magazines ( T E E N ) YDL-Michigan, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1:30–4 pm Learn to create an online magazine using Microsoft Publisher and the free online site Issuu. Your online magazine will have a web address so you can share it on Facebook and other sites. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1390.

Sparkly Spiral Notepads ( Y O U T H ) W YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Monday, Dec. 12, 1–2 pm S YDL-Superior Tuesday, Dec. 13, Noon–1 pm Decorate a glittery mini-spiral notepad to keep or give as a gift.

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STORYTIMES / ONGOING EVENTS

Drop-In Storytimes Storytimes run from September 12 through December 3. No registration is required. W = YDL-Whittaker M = YDL-Michigan S = YDL-Superior

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Kids’ Club Pre-School Storytime YDL-Michigan, Mondays at 10:30 am W

Baby Brigade Storytime

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YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Mondays at 10:30 am Jump Start Pre-School Storytime YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Thursdays, 10:30 am W

Superior Storytime YDL-Superior, Tuesdays, 10:30 am S

W Toddler Storytime ( 1 8 M O . – 3 Y E A R S ) YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Super Saturday Storytime YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Saturdays, 10:30 am W

M Kiwanis of Ypsilanti Storytime YDL-Michigan, Wednesdays, 10:30 am Story time led by Kiwanis Club members followed by a snack.

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Bedtime Storytime YDL-Michigan, Thursdays, 7 pm 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/15 Children can wear their pajamas and bring their favorite blanket or stuffed animal to listen to bedtime stories. Milk and cookies served afterwards.

W Pre-School Storytime YDL-Whittaker, Story Room Wednesdays, 1:30 pm

Ongoing Events @ YDL-Whittaker Register at ypsilibrary.org or call the contact number listed. W R.E.A.D. with Spencer ( A G E S 5 – 7 ) Mondays, 7–8 pm, 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/28 Sign your child up for a 10-minute reading slot with Spencer, the Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.). Kids really “paws” for reading with Spencer! Register by calling 482-4110 ext. 1344.

W Read with Storm, Assistance Dog/ International Therapy Dog ( A G E S 5 – 7 ) Saturdays, 11:30 am–1 pm, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19 Sign your child up for a 10-minute reading slot with Storm. It’s a pawsitive experience for novice readers! Register by calling 482-4110 ext. 1344.

Lego Night ( FA M I LY ) Tuesdays, 6–8 pm Watch young imaginations turn Legos into functional toys or fantastic creatures.

TYDL Wave ( T E E N ) Saturdays, 2–5 pm, 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17, Story Room Enjoy viewing anime and discussing the stories and characters with Jeff Hackett.

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W Young Writers’ Workshops ( Y O U T H ) Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm, 9/14—11/16 Conference Room 1C An 826michigan volunteer leads a drop-in event to help you release the writer within.

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W Getting Connected @ YDL-Whittaker Want to improve your computer skills? YDL offers free hands-on computer training. Courses include: eBooks, Flickr, Mousing the Net, Introduction to the Internet, PC Basics, E-Mail Basics, Twitter and RSS Feeds for Beginners, Searching the Web, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Online Resources @ YDL, Genealogy Resources Online, CyberTravel, Job Information Online, and Kids @ YDL Internet Adventure. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1377.

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Wednesdays, 7–8:30 pm, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21 in the Story Room YDL needs input from teens about programs for 13–18 year olds. We do crafts, eat pizza and popcorn, and plan teen events. We need your ideas, plus you get volunteer hours for coming each month.

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Book Groups @ YDL-Whittaker Registration is suggested; go to ypsilibrary.org or call the contact number listed. W Mother/Daughter Club ( G R A D E S 4 – 6 ) Mondays at 7 pm in the Story Room. Get together with other girls and their moms or other significant women in their lives. Books are furnished. This season’s titles: Smile (9/19), Riding Freedom (10/17), War Horse (11/21), and Ninth Ward (12/19). Register: 482-4110 ext. 1343.

W Monday Evening Book Group ( A D U LT ) Meets the second Monday of the month at 7 pm, Conference Room 1C. Titles this season: Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons (TBD), Lies My Teacher Told Me (10/10), My Antonia (11/14), and Three Cups of Tea (12/12). Details: 482-4110 ext. 1306.

W TBD–Teen Book Discussion ( T E E N ) Pick up a copy of each month’s book from the Youth Desk and join other teens to discuss it on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the Story Room. We’ll be reading Mockingbird (9/14), Heart of a Samurai (10/12), The Things a Brother Knows (11/9), and Graceling (12/14). Register: 482-4110 ext. 1340.

W Thursday Morning Group ( A D U LT ) Meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 am in Conference Room 1C. Join us for lively discussions about The Man Who Loved Books Too Much (9/8), The Postmistress (10/6), The River of Doubt (11/3), and Bless Me Ultima (12/1). Details: 482-4110 ext. 1306.

W African American Authors ( A D U LT ) Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the Community Room. We’ll read Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re Going Through (9/27), Grace of Silence: A Memoir (10/25), and Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption (11/29). Details: 482-4110 ext. 1306.

W Book Buddies ( G R A D E S 1 – 3 ) Saturdays at 2 pm in the Story Room. Discuss Ginger and Petunia (9/24), Buffalo Music (11/19), and Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau (12/17). Register: 482-4110 ext. 1344.

Mystery Lovers Book Group ( A D U LT ) Join other amateur sleuths on the last Wednesday of the month at 2 pm in Conference Room 1C to discuss The Novice’s Tale (9/28), Death of a Red Heroine (10/26), Crossing Places (11/30), and Bad Things Happen (1/4). Details: 482-4110 ext. 1356.

W Boys Fantasy Book Club ( A G E S 1 0 – 1 2 ) Thursdays (9/29, 10/27, 11/17, 12/29) at 7 pm in the Story Room. Books are chosen to catch and hold boys’ young imaginations. Better yet, they become accomplished readers and learners! Register: 482-4110 ext. 1326.

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Support Your Library with a Gift T H E R E A R E M A N Y WAY S to make a gift

Another option is to make a bequest that includes YDL as a beneficiary in your will. Making a charitable gift in this way can have significant tax benefits, so it’s best to consult with your tax or estate planning advisor to learn how a bequest applies to your situation.

to the Ypsilanti District Library, and all— great and small—will be put to good use. Yearly gifts help YDL add to its collections and pay for new programs. To help meet YDL’s long-term financial needs, donors can contribute to YDL’s Endowment Fund, an affiliate of the Ypsilanti Area Community Fund. To learn more, go to www.aaacf.org/ypsilanti.

Donors may make an unrestricted gift or designate funds for a specific library program or service. For more information on giving opportunities, contact Library Director Jill Morey at 482-4110 ext. 1300. 12


Ongoing Events @ YDL-Michigan Events are listed by age group: adults, followed by teens and youth. Register at ypsilibrary.org or call the number listed.

Adult Programs

M Spanish Club ( A D U LT ) Wednesdays and Fridays, 3–5 pm (no session 11/11) Would you like to learn Spanish? Wednesdays are for beginning Spanish learners; Fridays are for advanced Spanish or conversational Spanish. Intermediate learners can attend either session.

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Drop-In Computer Lab ( A D U LT ) Mondays, 4:30–6:30 pm Tuesdays, 10 am–Noon Get help while learning Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Apply for jobs, research your ancestry, or get help with e-mail, Facebook, or blogging. Learn to use the library’s new eBooks and downloadable audio resources, or just surf the Internet with library staff ready to help. M Chess Club ( A D U LT ) Tuesdays, 6–8:30 pm Join other chess enthusiasts of all skill levels for some friendly competition.

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Knit and Visit PLUS! ( A D U LT ) Tuesdays, 6–8:30 pm Open to all, any handicraft welcome. As a special feature on the third Tuesday of every month, enjoy “oldie but goodie” films: Ninotchka (9/30), Pillow Talk (10/18), Roman Holiday (11/21), and Yankee Doodle Dandy (12/20). Bring your own supplies. Knitting instruction is available.

M Meditation Class ( A D U LT ) Wednesdays, 6–7 pm (no session 11/23) Learn and practice meditation. See http://michiganyoga.org.

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GED Study Group ( A D U LT ) Thursdays, 1:30–3:30 pm Take advantage of having a dedicated, experienced adult educator and library laptops to sail through the GED. Online testing software is available. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1385. M

Food Stamp Sign-Up ( A D U LT ) Thursdays, 5 –7 pm, 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1 Fridays, 2–4 pm, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16 Apply for food stamps online. Food Gatherers’ Flannery Campbell answers questions about the federal food stamp program. Find out if you are eligible and get help completing the online application. Check the events/classes section of ypsilibrary.org for documents to bring.

M ESL Study Group ( A D U LT ) Wednesdays, 11 am All levels of English as Second Language learners are welcome to join. Books and other reading materials will help you learn vocabulary, pronunciation, and American culture. For more information, call 482-4110 ext. 1320.

M Get Connected @ YDL-Michigan Join hands-on computer classes in the Friends of YDL-sponsored computer lab. Courses include: MS Office, Publisher, & Access; PC Basics, Selling on eBay, Email Basics, Net-a-Job, Facebook, Craigslist, Blogging, and more. Registration required: online or 482-4110 ext. 1385.

M Library 101 ( A D U LT ) Wednesdays, 2–3 pm 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14 Learn about library resources and technologies, the difference between guest passes and library cards, how fines affect computer usage, how to search for movies, books, and more. Bonus: learn how to use Overdrive downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1385.

Ongoing @ YDL-Superior Wii Wednesdays ( Y O U T H ) Wednesdays, 5–6:30 pm, 9/7—12/28 Come for open play with Wii Sports, Mario Kart, New Super Mario Brothers, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. S

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ONGOING EVENTS

Teen Programs

M Classic Sci Fi Flix ( T E E N ) Drop in for movies at 1 pm on no-school days at Ypsi High. On November 8 we’ll watch Serenity (PG-13); on December 29 we’ll screen Back to the Future (PG).

M 826michigan Writing Workshop ( T E E N ) Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm, 9/13—12/13 Join teen writers and an 826michigan volunteer to improve your creative writing skills. Produce writing you can share at monthly coffeehouse readings or brainstorm a plot for your entry in the November YDL Teen NaNo competition. October’s sessions will be integrated with opportunities for students to use their photography as inspiration for writing to celebrate Teen Read Week’s Picture This theme. Digital cameras and photography instruction provided.

M Teen HQ ( G R A D E S 6 – 1 2 ) Fridays, 3–6 pm, 9/2, 9/16, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/16 Teen Zone Grand Opening, Friday, Oct. 14, 3–6 pm Celebrate the opening of YDL-Michigan’s new Teen Zone with cake, gaming on our new large screen TV and more! At Teen HQ, you can watch movies, play video games, and hear a poetry slam. A schedule of activities is posted at the library.

M TAG—Teen Advisory Group Meeting First Wednesdays, 6–7:30 pm, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7 Teens, drop in and share your ideas for programs, books, movies and more. Meet friends, eat pizza, make crafts, help your library and community! For ages 13–18. Details: 482-4110 ext. 1390.

M Introduction to Japanese ( A G E S 9 – 1 8 ) Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 pm, 9/8—12/8 Interested in understanding Japanese anime without reading subtitles? Want to read and write Japanese characters? Sign up for beginning Japanese with Emily Canosa. Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1390.

M Beginning Guitar ( 1 3 + ) Every other Friday, 4–5 pm, 9/9—12/16 Learn basic chords and playing techniques and have fun! Register at the Youth Desk to reserve a guitar, or bring your own. Space is limited. Call 482-4110 ext. 1390.

M Anime Typhoon ( A G E S 1 3 – 1 8 ) Saturdays, 3–5 pm, 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10 Are you an anime and manga aficionado? Drop in and watch new anime, debate old favorites, enjoy Japanese snacks and crafts. October is Cosplay (costume play) month: dress as your favorite character to vie for prizes. In December, we’ll make temari (Japanese thread) balls.

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Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament (AGES 10–21) Saturdays, 3–5 pm, 9/24, 10/22, 11/26 Wednesday, 12/28 Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh cards and be ready to battle! Two levels of play. Prizes for first and second place at each level include cards and card sleeves. Stop by the Reference Desk for a list of restricted and forbidden cards. December’s tournament celebrates National Card Playing Day.

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Comic Drawing ( A G E S 1 3 – U P ) Second and fourth Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 pm Drop in to draw with other teens. Support each other while improving your techniques, story lines and production! Use our supplies or bring your own drawing pad and writing tools. M Teen Gaming 1–4 pm, 10/31, 11/4, 11/10, 12/27 Out from school early? Spend afternoons gaming at YDL’s Teen Zone! Open play on Wii, Playstation II, and Xbox 360: Naruto, Super Smash Brothers, Rock Band, and many more games.

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Read to Logan! ( A G E S 6 – 8 ) Thursdays, 6:30–8 pm, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17 Reading aloud to our library dog can help your child become a better reader. Sign up today for your 10-minute reading slot with Logan. Register: 482-4110 ext. 1390.

Youth Programs M Tween Advisory Board ( A G E S 1 0 – 1 3 ) Tuesdays, 7–8:30 pm, 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6 Tweens, meet with friends, eat pizza, do activities, help plan library programs, and suggest materials. Check us out!

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Tween Gaming ( A G E S 1 0 – 1 3 ) Tuesdays, 7–8:30 pm, 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/27 Stop by the library and play a variety of games on Wii, Playstation 2 and Xbox 360: Super Smash Brothers, Dragonball Z, and others. M

Write On! ( A G E S 1 0 – 1 3 ) Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 pm, 9/8—12/15 Do you have things you want to say, opinions you want to express, creative ideas for stories and poems? Share a snack while reading, writing and talking together. As an added bonus, get help with your writing assignments from Linda Grekin, author and teacher.

M Learn Origami ( A L L A G E S ) Saturdays,10:30 am–Noon 9/17, 10/15, 11/19 Dave Strenski shows beginners how to make simple origami figures and covers more complex figures for advanced folders. Examples will be on display and everyone will take home several figures.

Book Groups @ YDL-Michigan M Kids Only Book Club (GRADES 3–5) Tuesdays, 7–8 pm Join us for snacks and talk about books selected just for you: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (9/20), 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones (10/18), and Stuart Little (11/15). Registration required: 482-4110 ext. 1390.

M Parenting Book Club ( A D U LT ) Wednesdays, 2–3 pm Join our monthly parenting discussion group. We will read excerpts from parenting books: What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing (9/21), Let’s Panic About Babies (10/19), Brain Rules for Baby (11/16), and Parent’s Guide to Psychological First Aid (12/21). Copies are available at the Adult Reference Desk. Led by Julianne Smith, book reviewer for Library Journal and the survivor of twins. Register: 482-4110 ext. 1385.

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eXtreme Readers Book Club (AGES 15–21)

Wednesdays, 6–7 pm Explore themes of race and class through contemporary teen fiction. Eat pizza and enjoy conversations led by Lincoln High School teacher and Library Board member Jean Winborn. Upcoming titles: The Knife that Killed Me (9/21), Bleeding Violet (10/19), Tyrell (11/16), and Hunger Games (12/21). Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of each month’s selection.

Fiction Addiction Teen Book Club

(AGES 13–17)

Wednesdays, 6 pm Do you like to read contemporary paranormal romance and fantasy? Join us for drinks and conversation at a local coffee shop each month. Upcoming titles: The Replacement (9/14), Pretty Monsters (10/12), Raised by Wolves (11/9), and Numbers (12/14). Stop by the Youth Desk to request a copy of the month’s selection, or call 482-4110 ext. 1390.

M Books @ the Brewery ( A D U LT ) Thursdays, Sept. 15 and Nov. 17, 7–9 pm Corner Brewery, 720 Norris (at Forest) Join our brand-new, bimonthly book club! See page 4 for details.

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Library Closings Sept. 5 – Labor Day Sept. 30– Staff In-Service Nov. 11– Veterans’ Day Nov. 23– Library closes at 5 pm Nov. 24– Thanksgiving Day Dec. 24, 25– Christmas Dec. 31, January 1– New Year’s

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INSIDE: Celebrate Halloween, Holiday movies, Oodles of crafts, Banned Books Week, Photo workshops and much more!


Latitudes: Fall 2011