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!

Felt Crowns

Thursday December 28, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Make a custom crown that stands up to hours of play.

Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson

Saturday January 6, 2018: 10:00 am to 10:40 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies, toddlers & preschoolers up to age 5

Robin Robinson of RobinSongs For Kids leads a program of music and motion!

Galaxy Watercolor Painting

Saturday January 6, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

We'll walk you through making your own one-of-a-kind night sky painting.

Self-Care Massage: Upper Body

Tuesday January 9, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Using the Myofascial technique, licensed massage therapist Brian M. Truskowski will teach you about the muscles of upper body, with a focus on the head, neck, shoulders, arms and hands as they relate to massage.

Learn about the role these muscles play in your body and how they create dysfunction when not working properly. Brian will instruct attendees on how to self-massage by demonstrating the techniques on himself and then on any participants interested in giving it a try.

He is licensed to practice massage in the state of Michigan and currently practices at Ann Arbor Massage.

Hot from the Oven: Zingerman’s Bakehouse Cookbook!

Sunday January 21, 2018: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Kick off the New Year right with Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo, Managing Partners of Zingerman’s Bakehouse, as they introduce Zingerman's Bakehouse cookbook, their first-ever cookbook, which features all the recipes of the Bakehouse’s most popular items. Also included are recipes that are unique to Michigan, along with Frank and Amy’s personal favorites. They’ve also added essays and brief stories for context, to give readers a sense of how the Zingerman’s community works together to produce great food.

Copies of the cookbook will be available for purchase. And if you’ve received the book as a holiday gift, bring it along!

This event is in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA), an organization of scholars, cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy. Their mission is to promote the study of culinary history through regular programs open to members and guests, through the quarterly newsletter Repast, and through exchanges of information with other such organizations.

Cooking 101: How to Shop on a Budget with Keegan Rodgers

Monday January 22, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to shop well on a budget. Students will learn how to prepare meal plans and grocery lists and how to save money at the grocery store.

Discussion will also cover how to maximize the use of ingredients and minimize food waste.

This event is in partnership with the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing food and budgeting series.

#metoo: Why Talking about Sexual Harassment Matters and Where We Go from Here

Tuesday January 23, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Barbara Neiss, Director of SafeHouse Center will discuss the concepts of sexual assault, harassment, and rape. Learn how to recognize these crimes and what to do if someone you know is a victim.

This program is in partnership with SAFE House Center as part of National Stalking Awareness Month.

Geometric Paper Wall Art

Sunday January 28, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6–adult

Fold and cut your way to a hangable piece you can display.

Make a Valentine Card!

Saturday February 10, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for all ages

Get ready for Valentine’s Day by making heart-themed cards using scrapbook paper and old books.