Huron Valley Harmonizers

Tuesday December 12, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join the Huron Valley Harmonizers for a concert of a cappella tunes sung in the Barbershop Quartet style! The Huron Valley Harmonizers chorus is a local men's chorus -- part of the Barbershop Harmony Society -- and is open to all men who love to sing, regardless of experience. The Harmonizers perform all over Washtenaw County, singing at fairs, festivals, and other local events, as well as hosting a number of concerts throughout the year.

For more information on the Harmonizers, visit

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.

Pilates with MOVE

Thursday January 4, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 9-adult

Come and MOVE!

In this class, you will learn the basic exercises upon which the entire Pilates method is built. Challenge your core and build balance, function, and the strength to tackle life with a fit body! MOVE Wellness is Ann Arbor's award-winning mind-body fitness and wellness studio. Offering a well-rounded array of fitness and wellness services, MOVE helps clients reach their goals and live a joyful life in a fit and healthy body.

Please wear clothing you can exercise in and bring a yoga mat.

Puppet Show!

Friday January 5, 2018: 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 3

Join AADL storytellers Amanda, Laura, Nicole, Kayla, and Elle for a sweet and silly puppet show featuring some favorite stories.

Zine Workshop

Monday January 8, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn about zines and how to make them!

Zines are small booklets made of simple materials and contain text, art, or anything you can put in a book.

Supplies are provided - bring photos, magazine clippings, or other materials if you want to personalize your project!

Ann Arbor Area High School Expo

Tuesday January 9, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 8 - adult

Do you have a student starting high school next year? Are you new to the area?

Join us for an informational open house about high school options in the Ann Arbor community. Representatives from local high schools will be on hand to answer your questions and help you and your students make an informed choice.

Electric Vehicles | City of Ann Arbor 2018 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum

Thursday January 11, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

A panel of electric vehicle (EV) experts will discuss electric vehicles in Ann Arbor and how EVs will become a growing part of our transportation future—including autonomous vehicles. Come meet local electric vehicle owners and check out their vehicles. There will also be a “ride and drive” event sponsored by the Michigan Electric Auto Association. The ride and drive event will precede the Forum from 5-7pm just outside the library on Library Lane.

Sustainable Ann Arbor is an annual series presented by the City of Ann Arbor and hosted by the Ann Arbor District Library. The series includes four events held monthly through April, each with a focus on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

This event is cosponsored by the City of Ann Arbor and details of the series will be posted online on The City of Ann Arbor's Sustainability site. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website.

English Country Dance

Saturday January 13, 2018: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

This introduction to English country dance will prepare you to hold your own on the dance floor at Georgian-era balls and assemblies. A dance master and musicians provided by the Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance will lead participants through the basics of a traditional country dance. No experience necessary.

Beginners should arrive at 1pm sharp for a demonstration. Wear comfortable clothes and smooth-soled shoes...or you can arrive in period dress!

This event is a partnership with the University of Michigan Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Exhibit.

MLK Day Event: Rhythm Life Collective Featuring Kevin Jones

Monday January 15, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages

Rhythm Life Collective is a global drumming collective presenting music of West African, Cuban, Caribbean, North African, Brazilian, and Arabic traditions. Group members have traveled to many regions in Central and West Africa, Turkey, and Latin/Central America to study these rich cultural traditions.

The fundamental mission of the group is to manifest spirit in community through performance. A central feature is the opportunity for audience interaction through singing, dancing, or playing instruments right along with the group.

UMS MLK Day Event: Speculative Histories

Monday January 15, 2018: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Using books, personal narratives, ephemera, imagery, and other tools as fuel to “see” anew, Speculative Histories will guide participants through imaginative exercises intended to ignite creative ways to read what is there and build what is not there, thus weaving a more complex and complete historical view of African-American and collective American life.

Jillian Walker is an award-winning artist and cultural leader with a passion for creating seismic cultural shifts. Named “one of New York City’s most exciting playwrights” by the Bushwick Starr in 2016, her latest work, SKiNFoLK: An American Show, appeared in the 2017 ANT Fest (aka All New Talent Festival) at Ars Nova. Jillian is the recipient of the 2017-18 UMS Education and Community Engagement Research Residency to develop her new play, Tignon.

This event is a partnership with UMS and is in association with the No Safety Net theater series.