Friday, January 12, 2018

TALK (Text And Learn for Kindergarten)

We are partnering with Ypsilanti District Library and other libraries and organizations in Washtenaw County to introduce TALK (Text And Learn for Kindergarten) - a new texting service which will send age-specific texts to parents/caregivers of children from birth through kindergarten. These texts will provide fun and easy activities to do with your children to support their learning.

See more and sign up on the TALK website:

You can also follow TALK on Twitter here and Facebook here.  

This program is for residents of Washtenaw County and ALL Milan Library families - regardless of county.  If you do not live in Washtenaw County, please use the library's zip code (48160) to sign up.  If you have any questions, please call (734-439-1240) or email (

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Winter Break Events

Children's Game Day
Thursday, December 28
2:00 - 4:00 &
6:00 - 7:30
All ages are welcome, best for preschool & elementary ages

Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 or between 6:00 and 7:30 to play board games, card games, and cup stacking at the library. Invite a friend and/or play with your family.

Play & Learn
Friday, December 29

10:30 - 12:00
Toddlers & preschoolers

Drop in any time between 10:30 and 12:00.  We'll have a variety of activities for you to do with your child - puppets, magnetic letters, shape sorters, stackers, and more.  Older siblings are welcome; we'll have a few activities for them, too.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Events

Christmas Storytime
ages 3-5
Friday, December 22
10:30 – 11:15
Christmas books, songs, activities, and crafts.

Please register at the circulation desk or here.
If you usually attend Storytime, you do not need to register. 

Christmas Book Buddies
kindergarten - 2nd grade
Thursday, December 21
4:45 – 5:30 & 6:45 – 7:30
Both sessions will be the same. 
Choose the time that works best for you.

Christmas books, songs, activities, and crafts.

Please register at the circulation desk or here.
If you usually attend Book Buddies, you do not need to register.

Christmas Crafts
2nd - 5th grade
Saturday, December 16
10:15 – 11:15

Please register at the circulation desk or here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Events

Our Halloween events are:

Pumpkin Decorating
2nd - 5th grade
Tuesday, October 24
6:45 - 7:45
The library will provide pumpkins and craft supplies for you to transform a pumpkin into anything you'd like to create - a jack-o-lantern, a book or movie character, or anything else!  Registration is required.  Please register here.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat
Friday, October 27
5:00 - 6:00 P.M.
We'll be downtown (in Tolan Square or by the Main Street parking lot) to participate in Downtown Trick-or-Treating. 

Halloween Fun
preschool - 1st grade
Saturday, October 28
10:30 - 11:15
Children are invited to wear their costumes and join us for Halloween stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is required.  Please register here.

See our TNT (Teen and Tween) page for our TNT Halloween events.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bats at the Library

photo by the Organization for Bat Conservation

Bats at the Library
by the Organization for Bat Conservation
Tuesday, November 14
7:00 P.M.
 Senior and Community Activity Center

All ages (children, teens, and adults) are invited to meet bats from around the world and learn why they are so important to ecosystems and to you.  

Please register here

This program is funded by a generous donation in memory of Marilyn Alexander.  Marilyn was a supporter and friend of the library, both individually and as president of the Friends of the Library for many years.  You may read more here.  

photo by the Organization for Bat Conservation

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fall Programs

Register now for children's programs at the library this fall.  Book clubs, Tiny Tales, and Storytime resume in mid-September, and we have several one-time events scheduled as well: a Young Rembrandts art class, TALK Play Date, game day, and more.

Book Clubs

We will start the year with "Not a Box" for Book Buddies and our favorite books for Bookworms and Chapter Chatters.  

See the book club page for more information and to register for monthly book clubs for elementary ages. 

Tiny Tales & Storytime
We are "Reading through the Alphabet" in Storytime this fall, focusing on a different letter each week.  Join us on September 22 when we start with the letter A.  Tiny Tales is returning to Thursday mornings. 

See the Storytime page for information and to register for Tiny Tales and Storytime.

Young Rembrandts

kindergarten - 5th grade

Saturday, September 16

1:30 - 2:30
in the Community House

This program is an introductory class to the Young Rembrandts program which will be offered through Milan Community Education this fall. The session on September 16 will be a complete one hour class with drawing and coloring presented by a Young Rembrandts instructor. Please register here.  

TALK* Play Date
*Text and Learn for Kindergarten
5 years and younger
Saturday, October 14
10:30 - 12:30
We are partnering with Ypsilanti District Library and other libraries in Washtenaw County to introduce TALK - a new texting service which will send age-specific texts to parents/guardians of children from birth through kindergarten.  Additional information and sign-up for the service will be available during the play date.  During the play date, children will explore early literacy skills through play activities, while parents will discover ways to continue developing these skills at home.  Please register here.  

This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

International Games Week

Game Day at MPL

all ages

Saturday, November 4
10:00 - 12:00

We'll wrap up International Games Week with Game Day at the library.  Drop by to build LEGO creations and play Wii games, board games, card games and cup stacking.  Invite a friend or bring your family and enjoy game day at the library!

Additional Events
Check our programs page for information about additional events which will be posted as they are scheduled.  

Monday, July 31, 2017

Drummunity & Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August. 2 
7:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Milan Senior and Community Activity Center
all ages (children, teens, and adults)

Drummunity is a unique, interactive and very fun event for all ages. Lori Fithian will bring her collection of instruments from all over the world including some she’s created herself. Lori’s program is an exciting, hands-on, family program with a message of community-building, peace, diversity, wellness, ecology and rhythmic fun. 
The Drummunity performance will be followed by an Ice Cream Social.
If you haven’t already registered, please register here.  
We hope to see you there!