Modern Geometric Mobile

Sunday September 24, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek 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.

Restorative Justice & Returning Citizens

Monday September 25, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

The American Friends Service Committee staff leads a panel discussion on restorative justice and mass incarceration which will include a videoed vignette of successful outcomes of advocacy & prison reform.

AFSC's Michigan Criminal Justice Program advocates for over 1,500 Michigan prisoners and their families each year, building an advocacy network throughout the state. The program encourages dialogue among prisoners and the general public, and works for humane reform of the criminal justice system, and for the rights of prisoners.

Stenciled Watercolors

Saturday September 30, 2017: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Malletts Creek 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.

Punched Tissue Paper Fans

Sunday October 15, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Make beautiful paper fans to be used as party decorations or just to make your home look festive.

We will use fall colors to create these fun fans.

Discriminating Taste: How Class Anxiety Created The American Food Revolution

Sunday October 15, 2017: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

A provocative look at contemporary food culture, Margot Finn’s new book Discriminating Taste: How Class Anxiety Created The American Food Revolution critically examines cultural touchstones from Ratatouille to The Biggest Loser, identifying how "good food" is conflated with high status.

Drawing historical parallels with the Gilded Age, Margot Finn, Ph.D. and Lecturer, University Courses Division at the University of Michigan, argues that the rise of gourmet, ethnic, diet, and organic foods must be understood in tandem with the ever-widening income inequality gap.

This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

This program is presented in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor, which was founded in 1983 by Jan Longone and friends and is an organization of scholars, cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy.

Bubbling Boo Bombs!

Saturday October 21, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K-5

Make bubbling, exploding boo bombs to celebrate Halloween!

Play & Create the World of Your Dreams

Tuesday October 24, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Explore the design game Adapt! This new and exciting tool encourages, supports, and guides us through applying a holistic design process to create the world of our dreams.

Through play we ask productive and practical questions that will lead us towards increased care awareness and implementable solutions.

Explorer, designer, and educator Bridget O’Brien will guide you through this journey. She specializes in Permaculture-based regenerative land use, social structure, and self-care design workshops and coaching, and is the creative developer of the design game called Adapt.

Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson

Sunday November 19, 2017: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers up to age 5 years.

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

Make a Fairy Doll!

Sunday November 26, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K-5.

Do you just LOVE fairies? We'll show you how to make your own fairy doll.