Rotten Ralph Guessing Contest

Oct. 1-30 | Youth Reference Desk | Dexter District Library

Kids ages 12 and younger may stop by the Youth Department and look for our Rotten Ralph Display and Guessing Contest. Enter and you have a chance to win a $10 Toys R Us gift card. Winners will be announced on October 30.

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Who Really Uses Drugs in Washtenaw County?

Tuesday, Oct. 6 | 7:00pm | Dexter District Library |Lower Level Meeting Room

Join Derrick Jackson, Director of Community Engagement and Community Outreach Worker Ashton Marr from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office for a discussion of the state of youth drug use in Washtenaw County. Jackson will also discuss prevention measures that can help parents help their children avoid drugs and alcohol as well as activities that have been successful in steering kids into positive lifestyles.

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KinderConcert!Dexter _a2soKC-kinderconcert
Saturday, Sept. 26 | 10:00am Dexter District Library
Lower Level Meeting Room

KinderConcert is a free, 30-minute concert designed especially for children 5 years and younger. Members of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra join child movement expert, Gari Stein and pianist Kathryn Goodson for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. September will feature Karen Donato demonstrating the violin. This fun, interactive learning environment allows children the opportunity to enjoy music while encouraging learning and creativity. Everyone is welcome.

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Zentangles: Doodling with Direction!

Zentangles ®  : Doodling with Direction!Daniele Zentangle 2
Sunday, Sept. 20 | 1:30-3:00pm | McKune Room | Ages 12+ Registration Required

Zentangle® is known to many artists as a way to create structured designs through drawing various patterns. Creating Zentangles ® helps you stay focused, mindful and eases stress!  Instructor Daniele O’Brien will teach every step in the process, which is fun and easy! The beautiful results are a wonderful extra benefit! Class size is limited so please register in advance.

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Up Close & Personal with Jack Gantos!

author-portrait-1Up Close & Personal With Jack Gantos!
Saturday, October 17 11:00am
Washington Street Education Center Auditorium,
500 Washington Street

Join us for a visit from award-winning author, Jack Gantos! Hear insights about his experience described in Hole in My Life, this year’s 5H Community Read book chosen for this year’s them of Avoiding Unhealthy Substances. A book signing will take place after the presentation. Books will be for sale courtesy of Just Imagine bookstore, and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to this free event!

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Positive Being: Yoga for Every Day

Positive Being: Yoga for Every Day
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 23 & 30 | Oct. 7 | 7:00-8:15pm | McKune Room Registration Required

Final Logo - White Background (Transparent) (1)Exercise is a natural mood enhancer that can help you make better choices in your life and for your body. Yoga is a great choice for exercise and it also teaches skills that can enable you to better handle life’s challenges. Bring your mat and join us as instructors from Breathe Yoga lead you through an engaging practice focused on staying positive even when life feels overwhelming.

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5H Community Read KICK OFF

5H Community Read KICK OFFGantosWithBook
Saturday, Sept. 12 10am-2pm
Grass Lake Heritage Days
Drop-In | All Ages

In addition to the book, a variety of free programs and events will be available in all five communities, starting with our Kick Off event on Saturday, September 12 from 10am to 2pm at the Grass Lake Heritage Day Festival

Heritage Days Festival, Grass Lake, MI

Heritage Days Festival, Grass Lake, MI

Bring your whole family, pick up a copy of the book, and get a brochure to find out more. For a listing of all our Community Read programs see Events below, to find locations to pick up a book see the Book pickup page.

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