Film: Resilience

Wednesday January 10, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 7 - adult

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

This film has a runtime of 60 minutes.

Watercolor Snowflake Art

Sunday January 14, 2018: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool-grade 3

Create beautiful snowflake art to celebrate the winter season!

City of Ann Arbor Recycling Craft: Plastics & Looking Out for Wildlife

Saturday January 20, 2018: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 5

Stop in to transform a plastic container into a winter feeder or shelter for backyard wildlife and use alternatives to plastic to create a compostable version. Learn about threats plastics pose to wildlife, why and how plastics are handled at the recycling center, and try your hand sorting recyclables on our portable conveyor.

Drawing for Kids

Sunday January 28, 2018: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 1–5

Join us for a directed drawing activity for youth with artists from the Ann Arbor Art Center! Be sure to check aadl.org for themes and projects.

Preschool ArtStart

Monday February 19, 2018: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art, too!

Join us for fun crafts for children age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.