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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of January 18, 2021

Ann Arbor is a family town, and the area provides a host of activities for kids of all ages. Let The Calendar help plan an after-school or weekend excursion.





 
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Monday


January 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Baby Time": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All infants through 2-year-olds (accompanied by caregiver) invited to this program of songs, rhymes, movements, stories, and other activities.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


January 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Getting Creative With": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. AADL staffers share and discuss creative projects they've been working on based on weekly themes TBA. Past themes include "Glue," "Socks," "Triangles," and more.
AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


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Wednesday


January 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Little Listeners Story Time: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities. Story time is designed to promote early literacy. No registration is necessary. The craft is available every week beginning on Wednesday, on a first come, first serve basis. To view more library events, please visit ntal.org
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Craft Chat": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 6 & 20. AADL staffers discuss their current crafting projects, plans for future projects, and the inspiration they find online and in books.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 4-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Bingo!: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us for a fun virtual bingo game! The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the e-mail address used to register along with instructions on how to log-in to play. Pick up your bingo cards at the library or print your own at home using this link https://bingobaker.com/view/1228516 and register online at ntal.org/events.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



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Thursday


January 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Trivia": Vault of Midnight.

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Every Thurs. Vault of Midnight events head Caleb Wimbrow hosts a live Instagram trivia quiz in which participants post their answers in the comments section. Prizes.
Online at Instagram.com/VaultOfMidnight. Free. 998-1413.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Open House: Daycroft School.

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Are you interested in learning more about Daycroft School's Kindergarten through 6th-grade classes or our toddler and preschool programs?
Please join us on Thursday, January 21st at 8pm for a Virtual Tour and Q&A Session with our Head of School, David Lee; Admissions Director, Lisa Edmondson; and a current Daycroft parent.
Reserve your spot by filling out the short form linked below, and we'll send you all of the login details. We're excited to virtually meet you and share our vibrant school community with you and your family!
https://www.daycroft.org/admissions/tours.cfm
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-662-3335. lisae@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org



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Friday


January 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"2021 MiLibrary Quest": Northfield Township Area Library.

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We need your help to find the thief. On Valentine's Day 2021 one of the following suspects is planning to steal the Mackinac Bridge. Follow the clues left on library websites across the state of Michigan, and use your detective skills to determine the "who" of the crime. Once you're done, complete the Case File and submit it for a chance to win a prize. This quest will take place starting January 1st until February 14th, 2021. For more details, go to the tab at mi.gov/MiLibraryQuest.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/teens [map]



 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Lantern-Lit Ski and Snowshoe": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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New dates: Every Fri. Jan. 22-Feb. 26 (except Jan. 29). All invited to ski or snowshoe (conditions permitting) or walk a half-mile lantern-lit loop. Bring your own snowshoes.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. Free, preregistration required at bit.ly/lanternlit; recreation passport required. McGlashenK@michigan.gov. [map]


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Saturday


January 2021
 11 a.m.  Free! 

Snowman Competition: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Starting Monday, January 4, Northfield Township Area Library will be having their very first snowman competition. Take a picture of your snowman and send it in an e-mail along with your snowman's name and contact info to info@ntal.org.
You will then be entered into a raffle; winners will be announced on February 26. If you build your snowman in the Library yard, you will be entered into the raffle with 5 raffle entries. For more fun library events, visit ntal.org/events.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Fire Building": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kids ages 7-11 invited to learn how to build a campfire using materials found in nature. One adult only may accompany each kid.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd. Free, but $6 vehicle entry fee. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search activity #821004). [map]


 7-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


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Sunday


January 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Recycling Center Contamination": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor Craft & Chat.

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Prerecorded talk by Ecology Center staffers, followed by a demo on how to make a mini wind chime using common household waste that is too small to recycle.
Online at YouTube.com (search "Ecology Center of Ann Arbor"). Free. mmunro@EcoCenter.org.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 10, 17, 24, & 31. Ann Arbor Art Center instructor Payton Cook leads a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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Every Sun. 5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose. Archived performances available at bit.ly/kerrytales.
Online at YouTube.com (search "Kerrytales by Mother Goose"). Free. Contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]






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