Homemade Face Masks and Scrubs with Hannah Butler

Friday January 12, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Enjoy an evening of skincare as a means of self-care. Learn the basic steps to create a personal skincare regimen for your skin type with natural ingredients. Everyone will receive recipe cards and create a facial mask to take home. Supplies and ingredients will be provided.

A makeup artist with over 10 years' experience, Hannah attributes her expertise to the thousands of faces, countless hours, and vast training she's had in skincare and makeup. Using thoughtful questioning, she learns about a client’s style and helps them look and feel their best.

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.

Kids Coding Hour!

Saturday January 13, 2018: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3-8

Come hang with other kids while playing around with code. We will provide basic instruction and support to build apps using BitsBox, or you can come work on your own project in your preferred language. Absolutely no coding experience required. Computers will be provided.

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.

Modern Geometric Mobile

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

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

We'll show you how to make a mobile for your home or office.

Minecraft Workshop

Sunday January 14, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to advanced challenges.

This is a deep curriculum, so repeat students are encouraged!

Drawing for Adults

Sunday January 14, 2018: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Come draw with us! We'll provide everything you need to practice your drawing skills.

Every week we’ll cover a different topic. You’ll learn different techniques to tackle texture, chiaroscuro, and perspective, plus improve your sense of composition, lighting, and form. You'll get the chance to try out different media like pencil, charcoal, and pastel. All skill levels are welcome to participate.

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.

Fiber Arts Lab: Knitting

Monday January 15, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Join us every other Monday for an evening of knitting and crochet. We will provide everything you need to get started. Stop in and learn the basics. You can bring a project you've been working on, or just stop by to practice your stitches. We welcome all skill levels. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Beyond the Hero and the Holiday -- A Storytelling Celebration of the Historical Movement that gave us Dr. King, and a Critical Examination of Where We Stand Today as a Nation

Monday January 15, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Adults and teens can honor and celebrate the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with nationally acclaimed storyteller La'Ron Williams.

La’Ron Williams shares both original and traditional tales that appeal to a wide range of ages and social backgrounds. His energetic, music-spiced presentations are always fun, highly participatory, educational and entertaining. Every program is specifically designed to promote diversity, foster community building, encourage peaceful conflict resolution and teach a host of “pro-social” skills, including empathy, self-expression and attentive listening. Williams has received high praise for his skill at presenting diversity workshops for adults, helping participants understand the nature of “invisible” bias and moving beyond the emotional stumbling blocks that prevent us from taking collective responsibility for creating a just and equitable society.