Preschool Storytimes

Monday December 11, 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.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday December 11, 2017: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K-12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Sensation Stations

Tuesday December 12, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:15 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday December 13, 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.

Baby Playgroups

Thursday December 14, 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.

Guided Meditation for Kids

Thursday December 14, 2017: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 1 - 5

Whether it is stress, anxiety, or the occasional moodiness, kids can benefit from quieting their mind as much as adults. Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant will lead kids through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and more. Meditation at a young age plants the seed of a lifelong resource for dealing with stress or hard situations. At the end of the session children will have a chance to process what they experienced through artistic expression. Attendees are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket with them for added comfort. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Preschool Storytimes

Friday December 15, 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 December 16, 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.

Kids Comics Workshop: Write With Images

Saturday December 16, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 1-5

Learn the basics of storytelling with comics from cartoonist Jerzy Drozd, then create a short comics story of your own!

Danish Heart Baskets

Saturday December 16, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 4-adult

In Scandinavia, they celebrate Jul, which stretches from mid-November to mid-January. One tradition of Jul is to weave heart baskets out of felt, fabric or paper.

Make your own Danish heart baskets to fill with goodies and decorate your own home!