Category Archives: library

Star Wars Reads Day Announced

Star Wars Reads Day will be returning for a fourth year on October 10, 2015. With the new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens releasing in December, this is sure to be a big year. I love how they’ve incorporated the new BB-8 droid in the marketing of the event: No specific local events have been announced yet. However, Barnes & Noble […]

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Tremendous Trumpet Wraps Up KinderConcerts This Weekend

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra KinderConcerts

Each year the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra performs a series of KinderConcerts at local libraries. Each free concert is geared towards kids ages 2-5 features a performer on a different instrument along with a pianist and dancing. The 2014-2015 season of KinderConcerts wraps up this weekend with the Tremendous Trumpet with Becky Gawron.   The following KinderConcert Sessions are being held […]

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May the Fourth Be With You – Star Wars Day is Monday

Celebrate Star Wars Day in Ann Arbor

Monday is Star Wars Day – May the Fourth (Be With You). As Star Wars Fans, we will definitely be celebrating this weekend and on Monday. Ann Arbor Star Wars Day Events Since May 4th is on Monday, there are a few Star Wars events scheduled this weekend to kick off the celebration. The Star Wars Baseball Game and Movie doesn’t fit into our […]

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Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – What’s Open/Closed?

Any time a holiday rolls around, there is always the question of what is open and what is closed. For Christmas Eve (December 24), my general assumption is that shopping is open and other places may have special hours. For Christmas, my default assumption is that places are closed except for movie theaters, Chinese restaurants, and gas stations. I found the […]

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Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concerts – Ticket Giveaway

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concerts for their 2014-2015 season begin tomorrow, Friday, October 3 with KinderConcerts – Boogying Bass. The season will continue with Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage on Sunday, October 12. I love that the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra offers concerts for children of all ages. KinderConcerts – FREE Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concerts The Ann Arbor […]

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Baby Playgroup at AADL

Baby Playgroup at AADL (Ann Arbor District Library)

We were regular attendees at the Ann Arbor District Library’s Baby Playgroup from the time my daughter was 5 months until she was 18 months. She loved the stories, seeing kids her age, and of course the play time. Play time is held once a day at various branch libraries including one evening session. We started attending Baby Playgroup at AADL when […]

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“Feed Your Mind” Summer Reading and Events at Ypsilanti District Library

The Ypsilanti District Library;s Summer Reading theme for 2014 is Feed Your Mind. They will be holding events to match the food theme of the summer reading program. Signups for the Ypsilanti District Library Summer Reading Program began on June 1. There are 4 programs based on ages, including a program for pre-readers which was introduced this year. The program […]

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KinderConcerts: Fabulous Flute

Each year the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra performs a series of KinderConcerts at local libraries. Each free concert is geared towards kids ages 2-5 features a performer on a different instrument along with a pianist and dancing. The May KinderConcerts will feature the Fabulous Flute with principal flutist Penny Fischer. The concerts will be held at the Ann Arbor District […]

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Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Supports KinderConcerts by Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor has provided a grant to the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in support of the Kinderconcert Series. Kinderconcerts are 30 minute programs held at local libraries for toddlers and preschoolers to introduce them to the orchestra and the instruments that make up the orchestra. While my daughter has outgrown the Kinderconcert series (and is in […]

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