Kids & Parents Events
Thu, Dec 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area ,Whittaker Triangular Bay
Calling all homeschoolers and anyone that feels at home in the Library! Connect with other families while engaging in themed activities each week inspired by a nonfiction or picture book.

Thu, Dec 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Drop in to learn STEM skills through play! Free build with our Legos, or try the Lego STEM activity of the week like Lego design challenges, Lego WeDo coding, and more.

Sat, Dec 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Whittaker - Community Room
Watch Spinning Dot Repertory Company perform "Only a Day!"

Sat, Dec 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Bay Park
Meet at the Grove Street entrance to the Ford Lake boardwalk and take a birding walk. Learn about the birds you see with members of the Washtenaw Audubon Society.

Sat, Dec 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 2
Join us for some focused, low-stress drawing time with Casey Dixon, a local and nationally-recognized artist and sculptor. All supplies provided. Open to youth and teens.

Mon, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 6:45pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Bring homework and get help in all subjects or have fun reading and writing! Students can join any time during the year. A parent or guardian must complete paperwork on or before student’s first day.
Register

Wed, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Triangular Bay
Drop in and learn chess at the library with Jenny Skidmore Smith. All skill levels are welcome, but instruction will target beginners up to USCF 1500. Designed for youth ages 8-13 and their families.

Thu, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area ,Whittaker Triangular Bay
Calling all homeschoolers and anyone that feels at home in the Library! Connect with other families while engaging in themed activities each week inspired by a nonfiction or picture book.

Thu, Dec 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Drop in to learn STEM skills through play! Free build with our Legos, or try the Lego STEM activity of the week like Lego design challenges, Lego WeDo coding, and more.

Mon, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 6:45pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Bring homework and get help in all subjects or have fun reading and writing! Students can join any time during the year. A parent or guardian must complete paperwork on or before student’s first day.
Register

Wed, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Triangular Bay
Drop in and learn chess at the library with Jenny Skidmore Smith. All skill levels are welcome, but instruction will target beginners up to USCF 1500. Designed for youth ages 8-13 and their families.

Thu, Dec 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area ,Whittaker Triangular Bay
Calling all homeschoolers and anyone that feels at home in the Library! Connect with other families while engaging in themed activities each week inspired by a nonfiction or picture book.

Thu, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Drop in to learn STEM skills through play! Free build with our Legos, or try the Lego STEM activity of the week like Lego design challenges, Lego WeDo coding, and more.

Thu, Dec 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Whittaker - Community Room
It's gift giving season and we've got projects for adults and kids.

Sat, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Whittaker - Community Room
It's gift giving season and we've got projects for adults and kids.

Sat, Dec 17, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Join us for a paint club and paint for an hour! Paints, brushes, and other materials will be provided. Please wear clothing suitable for getting messy. Painting aprons available.

Tue, Dec 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Drop in and get creative during Winter Break! Different activities each session.

Wed, Dec 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Superior - Meeting Room
YDL Superior Branch will feature daily, afternoon activities for youth, teens, or families.

Thu, Dec 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Drop in and get creative during Winter Break! Different activities each session.

Tue, Jan 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Drop in and get creative during Winter Break! Different activities each session.

Tue, Jan 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Superior - Meeting Room
YDL Superior Branch will feature daily, afternoon activities for youth, teens, or families.

Thu, Jan 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Drop in and get creative during Winter Break! Different activities each session.

Thu, Jan 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Superior - Meeting Room
YDL Superior Branch will feature daily, afternoon activities for youth, teens, or families.

Sat, Jan 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 2
Join us for some focused, low-stress drawing time with Casey Dixon, a local and nationally-recognized artist and sculptor. All supplies provided. Open to youth and teens.

Sat, Jan 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Superior - Meeting Room
YDL Superior Branch will feature daily, afternoon activities for youth, teens, or families.

Sat, Jan 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Join us as we investigate the concepts of bones (1/7) and magnets (2/11) through stories and activities. Open to youth and caregivers. Registration preferred.

Wed, Jan 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Triangular Bay
Drop in and learn chess at the library with Jenny Skidmore Smith. All skill levels are welcome, but instruction will target beginners up to USCF 1500. Designed for youth ages 8-13 and their families.

Wed, Jan 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Enjoy spending time as a family exploring themed science and art-based activities every second Wednesday. Children of all ages are welcome, accompanying adult preferred.

Thu, Jan 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area ,Whittaker Triangular Bay
Calling all homeschoolers and anyone that feels at home in the Library! Connect with other families while engaging in themed activities each week inspired by a nonfiction or picture book.

Thu, Jan 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Use our dominoes to create chains you can topple, test, and then rebuild. Build STEM skills through problem solving and design while you play.

Mon, Jan 16, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Did you know that MLK Day is the only National Day of Service? Help us sew warm fleece hats to give to Delonis and Hope Clinic. Donate trial size hygiene products to put together for giveaway kits.

Mon, Jan 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Superior - Meeting Room
Join us for a celebration of the life and vision of Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement.

Wed, Jan 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Triangular Bay
Drop in and learn chess at the library with Jenny Skidmore Smith. All skill levels are welcome, but instruction will target beginners up to USCF 1500. Designed for youth ages 8-13 and their families.

Thu, Jan 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area ,Whittaker Triangular Bay
Calling all homeschoolers and anyone that feels at home in the Library! Connect with other families while engaging in themed activities each week inspired by a nonfiction or picture book.

Thu, Jan 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Use our dominoes to create chains you can topple, test, and then rebuild. Build STEM skills through problem solving and design while you play.

Sat, Jan 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Use pipe cleaners, beads and other materials to create whimsical bugs, fierce alligators, magical fairy wands and more at this DIY craft program.

Mon, Jan 23, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Bring homework and get help in all subjects or have fun reading and writing! Students can join any time during the year. A parent or guardian must complete paperwork on or before student’s first day.
Register

Wed, Jan 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Triangular Bay
Drop in and learn chess at the library with Jenny Skidmore Smith. All skill levels are welcome, but instruction will target beginners up to USCF 1500. Designed for youth ages 8-13 and their families.

Thu, Jan 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area ,Whittaker Triangular Bay
Calling all homeschoolers and anyone that feels at home in the Library! Connect with other families while engaging in themed activities each week inspired by a nonfiction or picture book.

Thu, Jan 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Use our dominoes to create chains you can topple, test, and then rebuild. Build STEM skills through problem solving and design while you play.

Sat, Jan 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Whittaker - Community Room
Watch Spinning Dot Repertory Company perform This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing.

Sat, Jan 28, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Join us for a paint club and paint for an hour! Paints, brushes, and other materials will be provided. Please wear clothing suitable for getting messy. Painting aprons available.

Mon, Jan 30, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Bring homework and get help in all subjects or have fun reading and writing! Students can join any time during the year. A parent or guardian must complete paperwork on or before student’s first day.
Register

Wed, Feb 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Triangular Bay
Drop in and learn chess at the library with Jenny Skidmore Smith. All skill levels are welcome, but instruction will target beginners up to USCF 1500. Designed for youth ages 8-13 and their families.

Thu, Feb 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area ,Whittaker Triangular Bay
Calling all homeschoolers and anyone that feels at home in the Library! Connect with other families while engaging in themed activities each week inspired by a nonfiction or picture book.

Thu, Feb 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Use our dominoes to create chains you can topple, test, and then rebuild. Build STEM skills through problem solving and design while you play.

Thu, Feb 02, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room,Michigan Ave Room 2,Michigan Ave Teen Zone,Michigan Ave Youth Area
Come and join the Children's Literacy Network and Junior League of Ann Arbor for a FLIP (Family Literacy Interactive Program) superhero night!

Sat, Feb 04, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 2
Join us for some focused, low-stress drawing time with Casey Dixon, a local and nationally-recognized artist and sculptor. All supplies provided. Open to youth and teens.

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Whittaker - Community Room
Join Jesse Deucher, Physical Education teacher at Mack Open and creator of PandaFit, for fun games to keep you active indoors in the winter.

Sat, Feb 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Join us for a painting/printing project using bubble wrap. Dress to mess. Kids, please bring your adults to supervise you.

Mon, Feb 06, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Bring homework and get help in all subjects or have fun reading and writing! Students can join any time during the year. A parent or guardian must complete paperwork on or before student’s first day.
Register

Wed, Feb 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Triangular Bay
Drop in and learn chess at the library with Jenny Skidmore Smith. All skill levels are welcome, but instruction will target beginners up to USCF 1500. Designed for youth ages 8-13 and their families.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
A dragon egg is a hollow egg, with hot glue for dimension & paint for color. You can also write hatching instructions or a story about your egg. Children of all ages welcome, bring an adult to help.

Thu, Feb 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area ,Whittaker Triangular Bay
Calling all homeschoolers and anyone that feels at home in the Library! Connect with other families while engaging in themed activities each week inspired by a nonfiction or picture book.

Thu, Feb 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Use our dominoes to create chains you can topple, test, and then rebuild. Build STEM skills through problem solving and design while you play.

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Whittaker - Community Room
Test your family’s skills at stacking, sorting, wrapping and more. There will be silly prizes for all and top scoring families will take home a fun family game.

Sat, Feb 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Join us as we investigate the concepts of bones (1/7) and magnets (2/11) through stories and activities. Open to youth and caregivers. Registration preferred.

Mon, Feb 13, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Bring homework and get help in all subjects or have fun reading and writing! Students can join any time during the year. A parent or guardian must complete paperwork on or before student’s first day.
Register

Wed, Feb 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Triangular Bay
Drop in and learn chess at the library with Jenny Skidmore Smith. All skill levels are welcome, but instruction will target beginners up to USCF 1500. Designed for youth ages 8-13 and their families.

Thu, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area ,Whittaker Triangular Bay
Calling all homeschoolers and anyone that feels at home in the Library! Connect with other families while engaging in themed activities each week inspired by a nonfiction or picture book.

Thu, Feb 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area
Use our dominoes to create chains you can topple, test, and then rebuild. Build STEM skills through problem solving and design while you play.

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Whittaker - Community Room
Learn why things go KA-BOOM! Mixing physics and chemistry to get some loud, flashy effects.

Mon, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Bring homework and get help in all subjects or have fun reading and writing! Students can join any time during the year. A parent or guardian must complete paperwork on or before student’s first day.
Register

Wed, Feb 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Triangular Bay
Drop in and learn chess at the library with Jenny Skidmore Smith. All skill levels are welcome, but instruction will target beginners up to USCF 1500. Designed for youth ages 8-13 and their families.

Thu, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Youth Area ,Whittaker Triangular Bay
Calling all homeschoolers and anyone that feels at home in the Library! Connect with other families while engaging in themed activities each week inspired by a nonfiction or picture book.

Sat, Feb 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Join us for a paint club and paint for an hour! Paints, brushes, and other materials will be provided. Please wear clothing suitable for getting messy. Painting aprons available.

Mon, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Bring homework and get help in all subjects or have fun reading and writing! Students can join any time during the year. A parent or guardian must complete paperwork on or before student’s first day.
Register