Apple Pie Play Dough

Saturday September 23, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K-5

Join us in creating fun Fall-inspired play dough!

Penny Batteries

Saturday September 30, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Make a working battery from pocket change.

Dancing Babies with Melissa Hudson

Sunday October 8, 2017: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers up to age 5 years.

Melissa Hudson, teacher with KinderRock, leads a program of music and motion!

Film: Unrest

Tuesday October 10, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

The 2017 documentary "Unrest" is, at it’s core, a love story. How Jen and her new husband forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heartbreaking, inspiring, and funny.

Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. Determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community— a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

"Unrest" is made by an award-winning team and is supported by the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, the Harnisch Foundation, BRITDOC's Good Pitch, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Fledgling Fund, IFP, and over 2,593 Kickstarter backers. It premiered in the documentary competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize for editing.

This 90-minute documentary is unrated.

Spider Web Art

Sunday October 15, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool-grade 3

Make cool spider web art just in time for Halloween!

Mini Pallet Coasters

Wednesday October 18, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Create some DIY mini pallet coasters that are great for gifts or adding a touch of rustic charm to your home decor.

Introduction to Insight Meditation with Still Mountain Meditation

Saturday October 21, 2017: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This half-day workshop will offer a brief, step-by-step introduction to beginning insight meditation.

Insight meditation is a simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment investigation of mind/body processes through calm, focused attention. In meditation and mindfulness practices we cultivate our ability to be present in each moment and to be aware of and more comfortable with our thoughts, emotions, and physical being.

Although historically the techniques come from Buddhist traditions, this workshop has no religious content and will approach the practices from a down-to-earth, secular perspective. This introduction is intended mainly for persons with no previous meditation experience, but all are welcome.

Moon Phase Wall Art

Saturday October 21, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Create a simple accent piece for your walls, based on the phases of the moon!

Preschool ArtStart

Monday October 23, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for age 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art, too!

Join us for fun crafts for children age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Self-Care Through Movement, Mindfulness, and Meditation: Switching Perspectives, From Outside to Inside

Tuesday October 24, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Brian Truskowski of BMT Wellness returns with a new spin on his self-care classes.

This class will offer an invitation to go deeper into yourself, maybe deeper than you’ve ever been. It will invite you to explore love and seasons, learning to practice pulling back to see yourself from the outside, while looking inward.

This self-empowerment class is for people who want to go deeper in their lives, connect with a part of themselves they may not know, and do it in a safe space. This monthly series will run through November. The classes will build upon each other, but each class stands on its own, so attendees may join any time.

Brian is a licensed Bodyworker and Massage Therapist in Ann Arbor and a member of the ManKind Project, whose mission is to raise the consciousness of the planet.