Meditation and Mindfulness for Adults

Mara will guide you through a series of meditations intended to help you feel more grounded, centered, and embodied while expanding your consciousness and disciplining your mind. With practice, these meditations may support your sense of well-being and resilience.

Whether you are an experienced meditator or just beginning, these meditations can meet you where you are. Mara has been guiding these meditation experiences for over 15 years, helping people find a calm, innate sense of well-being that can be of great assistance in a chaotic world.

Author Event | Anne Curzan: Says Who?: A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words

Calling all word nerds and language enthusiasts! Join us for the launch event for Says Who?: A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words, the eagerly awaited book by Michigan's own Anne Curzan—acclaimed linguist, dean of the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and co-host of Michigan Public’s “That’s What They Say” program. 

Get Ready for the April 8 Solar Eclipse

Norbert Vance, director of the Sherzer Observatory at Eastern Michigan University, will give a presentation in the Downtown Lobby on the upcoming April 8 solar eclipse. He'll talk about what to expect with 99% totality here in Ann Arbor, versus 100% totality just an hour south of us, and he'll offer some last-minute tips and tricks to get the most out of your viewing experience.

Film Screening | There Went the Neighborhood

As part of Ann Arbor 200, the Ann Arbor District Library and 7 Cylinders Studio (7CS) have produced a documentary film about the closing of Ann Arbor's Jones School. In 1965, the Board of Education closed the majority-Black school. Ann Arbor joined a nationwide trend of school desegregation during the Civil Rights Era. But for these young students, the loss of a neighborhood school foreshadowed changes to their close-knit community. Gentrification came to Ann Arbor on the heels of desegregation.

Gardening and Farm Fest

Join us for a daylong celebration of gardening, nature, and hands-on activities! Gardening & Farm Fest features artisans and farmers selling their wares, along with representatives from local farms who offer CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture).

Learn more about CSAs and sign up for a spring and/or summer CSA onsite. Special presentations about a variety of nature-based topics will take place during the day.

DJ Workshop

Are you interested in the art of DJing but don't know where to start? Join us for an exciting event where you will learn the fundamentals of DJing!

This event is perfect for beginners who are interested in getting started with DJing, or for those who want to learn some new skills. You'll get hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and learn the basics of mixing and beat-matching.

Whether you're interested in pursuing a career in DJing or just want to learn a new hobby, this is the place to get to started.

Heat Press Open Lab

Join us in the Secret Lab for open use of the Library's Heat Press. Bring a design or come with an idea. We'll have laptops set up for optimizing your design which will be cut into heat transfer vinyl using a silhouette cameo. Tote bags will be provided, or bring your own t-shirt or other fabric material to press your design onto.

Due to the equipment used, this program is intended for adults.

3D Printing Open Lab

Do you have something you want to design or print on a 3D printer? This open lab will provide access to the library's 3D printing resources including printers, filament, and design stations! Time will be allotted for printing larger items, as well as opportunities to ask questions about the library's 3D printers or troubleshoot your own.