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Feed Your Mind: Summer Reading Readers of all ages are invited to join in celebrating food for mind, body, and soul with a food-themed Summer Reading Program. Sign up at any YDL location beginning June 1.

Delicious Fun These weekly food-themed programs run from June 23 through August 14. Food Fun: Arts and Science ( Y O U T H ) M YDL-Michigan, Mondays, 3–4pm Have fun making sprinkle jewelry, 3cupcake flowers, and experiment with taste, sugar, marshmallows and more. Seed 2 Plate ( A G E S 9 – 1 2 ) M YDL-Michigan, Tuesdays, 1pm Learn about gardening, cooking, nutrition, and eat the great foods you make every week. At summer’s end, take a field trip to Growing Hope and cook pizza in an outdoor adobe oven. Sponsored by Michigan Nutrition Network and Growing Hope.

P R E - R E A D E R S : A new summer reading option for pre-readers: parents track each time they read a book to their children or attend a library storytime. A total of 21 activities earns a prize. K I D S : Count the number of minutes you spend reading or listening to books and earn great prizes like passes to Rutherford Pool, Dairy Queen ice cream, or a free new book. Ages 12 and under.

Show Me Nutrition ( A G E S 5 – 8 )

T E E N S : Track your summer reading and learning and earn points toward prizes. Details at


YDL-Michigan, Wednesdays, 1pm


YDL-Whittaker, Wednesdays,

3:30pm Listen to stories about food, do handson activities, and eat nutritious snacks. Sponsored by Michigan State University Extension.

A D U LT S : Read or listen to eight books this summer and earn a prize. Contributing a favorite recipe can count as one of your books.

Food! ( T E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, Teen Zone, Thursdays, 3pm. No meeting Aug. 14. Learn something new each week: smoothies, crepes, sushi, hair care recipes, facial scrubs, food careers, and more. Check the online calendar for topics and details.

Lunch and Listen

Jump into Foods ( A G E S 8 – 1 2 ) S YDL-Superior, Thursdays, 5pm Learn about nutrition, get physical, and make a nutritious snack. Sponsored by Michigan State University Extension.

The Visual Arts

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YDL-Michigan, Monday–Friday, 2pm

Mark Price: Photography M YDL-Michigan, June 15–September 30 Enjoy images of our own Huron River.

S YDL-Superior, Monday–Tuesday, Noon Anyone under 18 can join us for a nutritious lunch, listen to a story, and earn Summer Reading credits. Lunch is served at the exact times listed at each location, so be prompt! Sponsored by Food Gatherers of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Department of Education.

2014 Huron Valley AIA Honor Awards W YDL-Whittaker, June 15–July 12 See the best work of local architects in this exhibit from the Huron Valley chapter of The American Institute of Architects. Seasonal Florals W YDL-Whittaker, August–September An exhibit by floral painter Joanne Porter.

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NEW PROGRAM SERIES New Program Series Choose from more than 50 weekly events, including book clubs, storytimes, writing workshops, computer classes, and more. For a full schedule, visit Creativity Lab ( T E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, Mondays, June 30–August 4, 6:30pm Feed your mind and soul with music and poetry sessions taught by local writers and musicians. Some weeks will be used for Shout It Out auditions and preparation. Sponsored by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Garden Chats ( A D U LT ) W YDL-Whittaker, Thursdays, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, 3–5pm Chat about gardening and get your garden questions answered with Advanced Master Gardener Carol Brodbeck. Friends with Pens ( A D U LT ) W YDL-Whittaker, Thursdays, June 12, July 10, Aug 14, 7–8:30pm Bring your writing projects to this welcoming creative writing group led by author and EMU Professor Heather Neff.

Pre-Skills ( A G E S 4 – 5 ) S YDL-Superior, Tuesdays, July 8–29, Noon–1pm W YDL-Whittaker, Thursdays, July 10–31, 1:30–2:30pm Children have fun with colors, shapes, and letters while learning group classroom skills to be ready for school. We recommend that children attend all four sessions.

Rubber Band Loom Club ( T W E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, First Saturdays, 3:30pm TAB members will share their rubber band bracelet-making skills with you. Use our supplies or bring your own.

Reading Sidekicks ( Y O U T H / T E E N ) W YDL-Whittaker, Tuesdays, June 24–August 12, 2–3pm Need reading help? Young readers (ages 5–11) pair up with teens (ages 12–18) for an entire summer of reading. Teens will earn summer reading points and volunteer hours for their portfolios.

Still Life Art with Casey ( T W E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, First Saturdays, 4:30pm Join local artist Casey Dixon for classes in fine art techniques. Learn to draw, shade, use oil pastels and gouache paint to create still life art and listen to music in a casual, fun setting.

Cooking Side Dishes ( A D U LT ) M YDL-Michigan, Second Tuesdays, 4–5pm Learn how to cook easy, delicious, and affordable side dishes with Gigi Becerra. Recipes will use fresh ingredients from the Downtown Farmer’s Market.

FREE FILM SERIES Visit for each month’s film titles. Monday Night Movies: Fabulous Food Flicks ( A D U LT ) W YDL-Whittaker, Mondays, June 16 & 30, July 14 & 28, August 11, 6:30pm Feed your mind with a potpourri of food flicks and free popcorn. Understanding Race ( A D U LT ) M YDL-Michigan, Third Saturdays, 3:30pm. No June meeting. This ongoing film series focuses on difficult themes in race relations. Films are followed by discussion.

3-D Movie Night ( T E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, Second Wednesdays, 6pm Stop into the Teen Zone and watch movies in 3-D on the flat screen TV. Viewing glasses and snacks provided!

Sustainability Films ( A D U LT ) M YDL-Michigan, July 11 and August 8, potluck at 6pm, film at 7pm. Join other “green” enthusiasts for a community potluck, followed by a film screening and guest speaker.

Policy Change Beginning June 1: To reduce wait times for popular items, new adult books will be loaned for 2 weeks and DVDs will be loaned for 1 week. 3

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

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Economics Cram Session with Professor Paribus ( T E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, Wednesday, June 4, 7pm Drop in and learn with Professor Paribus, aka Kenyatta Tucker, Huron High economics teacher and longtime hip hop artist. He will show you why economics matters to your future! For more information, visit Superior Learning Garden ( A L L A G E S ) S YDL-Superior, Saturday, June 7, 1pm Learn the steps of planting a garden. We’ll work together to dig holes, arrange seeds and seedlings, put up a small fence around our garden, and more.

Go! Ice Cream: A Delicious Business (ADULT) M YDL-Michigan, Monday, June 16, 6:30pm Rob Hess of Ypsilanti’s Go! Ice Cream shares the inspiration behind his business, and tells how he makes and transports his frozen concoctions. Plus, taste some of their delectable flavors.

Grow a Salad, Summer to Fall (ADULT) W YDL-Whittaker, Thursday, June 12, 6–7:30pm Advanced Master Gardener Carol Brodbeck discusses tips for sequential planting, veggies that can be started late, and backyard fruits you can plant now for harvest next year.

Feed Your Soul: Ypsilanti Community Choir Performance ( A D U LT / T E E N ) W YDL-Whittaker, Tuesday, June 17, 7–8pm The Ypsilanti Community Choir, under the direction of Ariel Toews-Ricotta with accompanist Maria Cimarelli, gives a vocal music performance based on the poetry of Robert Frost and e e cummings, prayers for peace by Russell Robinson and John Rutter, and American and Korean folksongs.

Healthy Michigan Plan: What Can It Do for You? ( A D U LT ) M YDL-Michigan, Thursday, June 12, 6:30pm The Healthy Michigan Plan began on April 1, but do you know if you qualify— and how it works with the Affordable Care Act and other insurance programs? Get your questions answered and find out how to enroll. Presented by Krista Nordberg of the Washtenaw Health Plan and Michael Randall, AmeriCorps Community Resource Navigator.

Mason Jar Herb Gardens ( A D U LT ) W YDL-Whittaker, Wednesday, June 18, 7pm. Register: 482-4110 x1377. Add extra flavor to recipes with your own freshly grown herbs! We’ll use mason jars to start indoor herb gardens. Join us to pick out your favorite herbs, plant the seeds, and create fun labels. Natural Hair Product Swap ( A D U LT / T E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, Thursday, June 19, 6:30pm Do you have natural hair products in your cabinet that didn’t work for you— or products that every natural must have? Share what you love or try before you buy. Bring your gently used, non-expired products to swap and share.

Summer Reading Kickoff: Cirque Amongus ( Y O U T H ) W YDL-Whittaker, Saturday, June 14, 11am M YDL-Michigan, Saturday, June 14, 3pm Join the circus for a day! At YDL-Whittaker, watch a dazzling acrobatic performance and taste Go! Ice Cream.

Minecraft Hunger Games ( A G E S 9 – 1 3 ) W YDL-Whittaker, Fridays, 1–3pm, June 20 and July 18. Register: 482-4110 x1340. Minecraft is a sandbox, open world videogame that’s been described as “Legos meets Survivor.” Join us and play Minecraft against each other in the world of The Hunger Games.

At YDL-Michigan, learn how to do stunts like tightrope walking, fun cycle riding, and more. Sponsored by Kiwanis of Ypsilanti.

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JUNE Summer Reading Kickoff: Kites & Rockets ( FA M I LY ) S YDL-Superior, Saturday, June 21, 11am Rain date June 28. Build a kite, watch a rocket launch, and sign up for summer reading! Sponsored by Superior Township Parks & Recreation.

Lick the Sugar Habit ( A D U LT ) W YDL-Whittaker, Wed., June 25, 7pm A century ago, the average American ate 6 pounds of sugar per year. Today, we eat a hefty 210 pounds. Don’t get caught up in this white plague! Join Jennifer Zumbrink, Naturopath and Nutrition Response Test Practitioner, as she offers tips and tricks to "lick the sugar habit!"

Cupcake Wars ( T W E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, Saturday, June 21, 3:30pm Learn cake decorating techniques and put your new skills to work to win prizes in a cupcake competition.

Feed Your Mind: 3-D Printing, Your Personal Industrial Revolution (ADULT/TEEN) W YDL-Whittaker, Thursday, June 26, 7–8 pm Join Owen Tien from Thingsmiths 3-D Printing for an overview of this new technology. Learn how to design 3-D printer projects and watch this machine in action.

Summer Solstice Concert with October Babies ( A L L A G E S ) M YDL-Michigan, Library Plaza, Saturday, June 21, 6–7:30pm Celebrate the longest day of the year with a high-powered, upbeat musical performance by October Babies. Bring a blanket or chairs, pack a picnic dinner or buy one downtown. Parkridge Community Center’s Lemonade Stand will sell homemade lemonade.

Seeds 101 ( A D U LT ) M YDL-Michigan, Thursday, June 26, 6:30pm YDL will be collecting heirloom seeds this fall for its new Seed Library. Learn the basics of seeds and seed saving from Stefanie Stauffer of Nightshade Army Industries.

Library Lab: Marshmallow Challenge (AGES 7–12) W YDL-Whittaker, Sunday, June 22, 2pm. Register: 482-4110 x1340. Test your engineering skills at this sticky, tricky event.

Candy Kitchen Science ( A G E S 6 – 1 8 ) W YDL-Whittaker, Monday, June 23, 3–4pm

Teen Jewelry Workshop ( A G E S 1 2 – 1 8 ) W YDL-Whittaker, Saturday, June 28, 2pm. Register: 482-4110 x1340. Use beads and hardware to experiment with different styles of jewelry.

YDL-Superior, Saturday, June 28, 2–3pm Play with your food as you try out our simply delicious science experiments. S

Crazy Craig ( FA M I LY ) M YDL-Michigan, Saturday, June 28, 3pm Local performance artist Crazy Craig will astound you with an action-packed family comedy juggling variety show. Volunteers from the audience come on stage to do some hilarious antics… are you brave enough to be one of them? Edible Playdough Sculptures ( A G E S 3 + ) W YDL-Whittaker, Monday, June 30, 3–4pm Play with food ingredients and make a sculpture from edible playdough. We’ll have pre-made dough or the ingredients to make your own.

Parent/Child Book Group ( Y O U T H ) W YDL-Whittaker, Monday, June 23, 7pm. Register: 482-4110 x1340. Kids entering grades 4–6 and a parent get together for a lively discussion and a snack. We’ll read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Each family gets a copy of the book to take home.

Author Bill Loomis: Detroit Food (ADULT) M YDL-Michigan, Monday, June 30, 6:30pm Bill Loomis, author of Detroit Food: Coney Dogs to Farmers Markets and Detroit’s Delectable Past: Two Centuries of Frog Legs, Pigeon Pie and Drugstore Whiskey, shares his explorations of Detroit’s food history and culture.

Book Buddies ( G R A D E S 1 – 3 ) W YDL-Whittaker, Wednesday, June 25, 2–4pm. Register: 482-4110 x1340. Readers who’ve just completed grades 1–3 discuss Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch, and enjoy games, crafts and snacks. 5

J U LY P R O G R A M S C H E D U L E : J U LY Write and Recite ( T E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, Monday–Thursday, July 14–17, 7pm Join Natalia Harris, spoken word poet and published writer, for a four-session spoken word poetry workshop. Share your work in class and at Shout It Out performances. Feed Your Body: Vegan Cooking ( A D U LT ) W YDL-Whittaker, Tuesday, July 15, 7pm VegMichigan’s Susan Kline and Jeri Schneider give a cooking demonstration on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Sample delicious vegan dishes prepared in class and get recipes to take home.

Bikes & Bookmobile on Parade ( FA M I LY ) Downtown Ypsilanti, Friday, July 4, 11am Decorate your bike, wagon, or tricycle and lead YDL’s bookmobile in Ypsilanti’s Independence Day Parade. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call 482-4110 x1316 for lineup information.

Vegetable Printmaking ( A D U LT ) W YDL-Whittaker, Wednesday, July 16, 7pm. Register: 482-4110 x1377. Who says potato stamping is just for kids? We’ll use a variety of vegetables as stamps to create frame-worthy art prints!

Solar Oven S’mores ( A G E S 8 – 1 8 ) W

YDL-Whittaker, Monday, July 7, 3–4pm

YDL-Superior, Saturday, July 12, 2–3pm Make a DIY solar oven to cook ooey-gooey s’mores. Arrive early; supplies are limited. S

The Freshest Variety Show ( Y O U T H ) M YDL-Michigan, Saturday, July 19, 2pm Join Mr. Anthony Morgan and the PRO-Duces for a comedy puppet show.

Decoupage Clay Garden Pots ( A D U LT ) W YDL-Whittaker, Wednesday, July 9, 6–8pm. Register: 482-4110 x1377. Decorate a clay garden pot for flowers or herbs with librarian Deb Day.

Chopped Jr. Competition ( T W E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, Saturday, July 19, 3:30pm Register: 482-4110 x1390. Borrowing from the TV series “Chopped,” you’ll compete in teams to see who can create the best dishes with mystery ingredients. No cooking experience required. Library Lab: Artbots ( A G E S 7 – 1 2 ) W YDL-Whittaker, Sunday, July 20, 2pm. Register: 482-4110 x1340. Wanna make a robot? How about one that draws? Try some hands-on experiments at our monthly Library Lab.

Foraging 101 ( A D U LT ) M YDL-Michigan, Thursday, July 10, 6:30pm and July 24, 6pm On July 10, learn how to identify, harvest, and use medicinal herbs with Leah PotterWeight of Growing Hope and Heather Wysor of Magic Wysor Balms. On July 24, meet at YDL and walk to a local park to get your hands dirty foraging. Wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, and sneakers.

Minecraft Party ( A G E S 8 – 1 8 ) S YDL-Superior, Friday, July 25, 2–4pm. Register: 482-4110 x1391. Party with other ‘Crafters by eating Minecraft-inspired food and silkscreening a Creeper onto fabric or a poster. Melt beads into game characters and use the computers for a multi-player extravaganza.

Chinese Cuisine with Magnificent Ming Make Electronic Gadgets ( A G E S 1 0 –1 4 ) S YDL-Superior, Saturday, July 26, 2pm. Register: 482-4110 x1316. W YDL-Whittaker, Wednesday, July 30, 7pm. Register: 482-4110 x1340. Learn the basics of wiring and play with “breadboards” to make your own creations in this geeky hands-on workshop.

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YDL-Michigan, Saturday, July 12, 3pm Learn basic techniques of Chinese cooking and etiquette from Chef Ming, who demonstrates how to make an egg roll using a recipe that has been in his family for over a century. Then roll and eat your own delicacy! M

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J U LY / A U G U S T Apps for Parents ( A D U LT ) W YDL-Whittaker, Monday, July 28, 6:30–8pm Does your child play with your smartphone or tablet? Learn how to teach your kids to use these technologies and try out apps that inspire learning. Make a Face Dinner Plate ( A G E S 7 + ) W YDL-Whittaker, Thursday, July 31, 3–4pm Make your own ceramic plate with a simple face drawn on it. Take it home and add spaghetti hair, grape earrings, or a cucumber nose—it’ll make every meal more fun!

Mini Pow Wow ( FA M I LY ) M YDL-Michigan, Saturday, July 26, 3pm Hear Native American stories, enjoy fry bread, learn to round dance, listen to Native drummers, make a friendship bracelet, and explore a teepee. Held inside in case of rain. Led by Native Youth Alliance.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: AUGUST Teens: Spice it Up! ( A G E S 1 2 – 1 8 ) W YDL-Whittaker, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2pm. Register: 482-4110 x1340. A bountiful crop of Michigan tomatoes will be ripe for picking in August. We’ll use them to make yummy homemade salsa.

Mod Podge Coasters ( A D U LT ) W YDL-Whittaker, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 7pm. Register: 482-4110 x1377. It’s easy to decoupage customized coasters. We’ll show you the process and provide tiles, paper patterns, and images for you to use in your designs.

Shout It Out ( T E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, Saturday, Aug. 9, 6pm. Register: 482-4110 x1390. Our 4th annual end-of-summer teen music and spoken word performance is produced by teens, for teens. Auditions and preparation workshops are on Monday evenings at YDL’s Creativity Lab. Sponsored by the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Make Your Own Hula Hoop ( Y O U T H ) M YDL-Michigan, Thursday, Aug. 7, 6pm. Register: 482-4110 x1385. Learn how to make and decorate your very own hula hoop for fun and exercise. Summer Ice Cream Social ( A L L A G E S ) S YDL-Superior, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2pm Meet your neighbors and enjoy ice cream at this outdoor event featuring activities and a drumming workshop.

Seed Saving Workshop ( A D U LT ) M YDL-Michigan, Thursday, Aug. 14, 6:30pm Learn how you can contribute seeds to YDL’s new Seed Library from Erica Kempter of Nature and Nurture Seeds, Eric Kampe of Ann Arbor Seed Company, and Stefanie Stauffer of Nightshade Army Industries. Heritage Festival Parade ( Y O U T H ) Michigan Avenue, Downtown Ypsilanti. Saturday, Aug. 16, 10am March with YDL’s bookmobile. Foodthemed costumes are encouraged. Call 482-4110 x1316 for lineup information.

Rocket Science 101 (GRADES 2–8) M YDL-Michigan, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2pm. Register: 482-4110 x1390. W YDL-Whittaker, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2pm. Register: 482-4110 x1340. Blast off and create rockets while learning about chemical reactions. This hands-on program gets kids doing experiments all by themselves. We’ll show off a few other spectacular demonstrations that will leave everyone craving more science. Presented by the Michigan Science Center and The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM).

Summer Reading Finale at the Ypsi Heritage Festival ( Y O U T H ) Riverside Park, Sunday, Aug. 17, Noon–5pm Celebrate your summer reading achievements during the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival. Join us in the Children’s Activity Tent and make a craft to take home. DIY Natural Hair Products ( A D U LT / T E E N ) M YDL-Michigan, Thursday, Aug. 28, 6pm. Register: 482-4110 x1385. Make your own natural hair care products using simple grocery store ingredients. 7

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INSIDE: 3-D Movie Night, Shout it Out, Foraging, Chinese Cuisine, Lunch and Listen, Crazy Craig, Rocket Science, Mini Pow Wow, and more! ,

Latitudes Summer 2014  

Our summer theme "Feed Your Mind" lends itself to lots of delicious and nutritious programs!