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!

Herringbone Wall Art

Sunday January 7, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

We will use decorative paper to create cheerful, colorful, customized works of art.

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.

Sensation Stations

Friday January 12, 2018: 10:30 am to 11:15 am -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

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!

Felt Ball Fun!

Saturday January 13, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop.

Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap, and some patience to get a fun felt ball! Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration.

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!

Preschool ArtStart

Monday January 15, 2018: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Traverwood 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.

Sensory Storytime

Saturday January 20, 2018: 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.

Stenciled Watercolors

Saturday January 20, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

No art skills? No problem! We'll show you how to make a frame-worthy piece.

Chesstastic

Sunday January 21, 2018: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess—one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.