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April 21, 2015 at CPL

Upcycle with Us This Earth Day


April 22 is Earth Day but we're celebrating all month long with programs for all ages.

April 15 - Pinterest Live: Bookpage Bookmark

April 19 - Recycled Materials Marble Run

April 21 - Pinterest Live: Earth Day Upcycle Edition 

April 25 - Hunters of the Night: Birds of Prey

April 28 - Birding 101

Announcements and Invitations with Publisher 2013

Looking for an easy but affordable way to create greetings or invitations to all your spring and summer functions (think graduations and showers)? Learn how MS Publisher can help you make them! We'll also talk about how you can use the Mail Merge function to print out personally addressed envelopes. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Word and Excel. 

Join us in the I-Lab on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Registration required.

New Books on CD Area

Browsing the audiobooks in the Adult Area?

Take a look at our New Books on CD Area. Placed right in the first row of the audiobook collection, this new area highlights the most recent books on CD in the collection.

Easier browsing, more listening!

Overdrive App Now Offers Dyslexic Font

The most recent version of the OverDrive app has a number of enhancements including the option to select a dyslexic font when reading eBooks. Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. Dyslexic fonts provide greater contrast in letters which solves this problem.

To select the dyslexic font tap the center of your device’s screen when reading a title and choose the font options button. Then simply select which dyslexic font you’d like to use. As always, you can also adjust the spacing, font size and screen color to make your reading experience more enjoyable.

Author Elizabeth Berg at Nicola's Books

The Dream Lover: a novel by Elizabeth Berg — New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Berg will be speaking at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM about her newest work, a historical novel based on the life of George Sand, nineteenth century author.  

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of April 13. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Please see following list for storytime locations.

Drop-in Family Storytimes, April 13-May 23:
  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)


Start By Believing

Join us for an educational open house sponsored  by First Step of Michigan. This event is part of a public awareness campaign focused on the public response to sexual assault. First Step advocates will be on hand with helpful information and to answer questions. Wednesday April 29th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.