Tummy Times

Tuesday October 17, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for parents and babies up to 6 months

Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you want to get out of the house and meet other parents sharing the same new baby experiences?

Come meet other new parents and share your experiences while your baby has fun!

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday October 18, 2017: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 2–5 years

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Funding for Nonprofits

Wednesday October 18, 2017: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Looking to up your grant-seeking skills for your community non-profit organization? Help your non-profit by attending this hands-on workshop led by U-M Foundations and Grants Librarian Paul Barrow.

Discover the online resources that can assist you in getting operating and programmatic grants for your non-profit. Additionally, there will be discussion about matching sponsor and nonprofit priorities and resources to help with proposal writing.

Baby Playgroups

Thursday October 19, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for babies up to 24 months.

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Thursday October 19, 2017: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

Preschool Storytimes

Friday October 20, 2017: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 2–5 years

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Sensory Storytime

Saturday October 21, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 3-7

Storytime is for everyone!

This special storytime includes 20 minutes of interactive stories, rhymes, and movement, plus 40 minutes of adaptive free play!

This event is designed for young listeners with developmental disabilities and their friends and families.

Author M. Joanne Nesbit Discusses Her Book "Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor, Michigan"

Sunday October 22, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Graced by the Huron River with an abundance of parks, Ann Arbor offers residents and visitors entertainment, sports, shopping, dining, and of course, the University of Michigan.

Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor, Michigan celebrates its citizens. Many are creative artists, inspiring educators, dedicated public servants, and determined business owners. With the exception of Lewis the cat, who reigned at Downtown Home and Garden, this book is filled with stories about people who have made and are making Ann Arbor one of the best places to live in the United States.

Join co-author Joanne Nesbit as she discusses some of the great stories they discovered while putting together the book and how local legends were selected. With a career spanning journalism and as a public information officer at Indiana University and the University of Michigan, Nesbit has always been fascinated by local history, stories, and people. She is the author of three other books, and is the founder of Knitwits at the University of Michigan.

The event includes a book signing and books will be on sale.

Preschool Storytimes

Monday October 23, 2017: 11:00 am to 11:30 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 2–5 years

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Tummy Times

Tuesday October 24, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for parents and babies up to 6 months

Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you want to get out of the house and meet other parents sharing the same new baby experiences?

Come meet other new parents and share your experiences while your baby has fun!