Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe Of Taiwan

Monday October 2, 2017: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for all ages

Yung Shing Le invites you to experience Taiwanese shadow puppetry with performances of three different shadow plays: The Sandbag Trilogy, The Mountain of Flames (an excerpt from the Journey to the West) and The Proud Return. The plays will feature authentic narration in Taiwanese with live music.

With an emphasis on preserving the traditional art form, this century-old family theater has handed down traditional practices and stories through five generations, while also infusing modern techniques and original stories to keep this art form relevant to modern audiences.

This rare opportunity is made possible through a partnership with the Michigan Taiwanese American Organization, as well as the Taipei Culture Center in New York, the Detroit Institute of Arts/Friends of Asian Arts and Culture, the Ann Arbor District Library, and the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.

Stepping Beyond: Childhood Stories of Memorable Characters Who Stretched Our Understanding of the World

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

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Storytellers Josie Barnes Parker, Kayla Coughlin, and Laura Pershin Raynor join musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller for an evening of funny and touching tales and tunes for adults and teens.

By sharing stories of the fascinating people we meet on our journey, the storytellers explore universal themes, while Sara and Betsy mix it up with hammered dulcimer, guitar, and banjo tunes.

Invite your favorite friends for a night out and enjoy!

Halloween Party!

Tuesday October 31, 2017: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for age 2–5

Come in costume for stories, a puppet show, and trick-or-treats. Then head to Main Street for the Halloween Treat Parade!

This event will be repeated at 11:30 am.

Halloween Party!

Tuesday October 31, 2017: 11:30 am to 12:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for age 2–5

Come in costume for stories, a puppet show, and trick-or-treats. Then head to Main Street for the Halloween Treat Parade!

An earlier show takes place at 10 am.

Tellabration: Family Story Fun

Sunday November 12, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 5

Join us for jazzy stories performed by the awesome Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild, many with audience participation!