ASO’s ‘Music Moves Me’ program returns to Adrian and Tecumseh libraries

“Music Moves Me,” a music program for young children and their families, is returning to the Adrian Public Library and the Tecumseh District Library on Saturday. Presented by the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, the program is 30 minutes long and features short solo selections by ASO violinist Phoebe Gelzer-Govatos and guitarist Ryan Seay. Caryn Sieler, a music and movement specialist and owner of Lenawee’s Heart & Soul, will be leading the interactive program of rhymes, songs and picture books that inspire movement and careful listening. It’s designed with children ages 2 to 6 in mind. The program will be presented at 10:30 a.m. at the Adrian library and 1 p.m. at the Tecumseh library. Continue Reading

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Adrian Public Library plans health and wellness fair

The Adrian Public Library’s first-ever Health and Wellness Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Various community organizations will be on hand to highlight health and wellness programs available to the public. Participants include ProMedica Diabetes Outreach with free blood pressure and glucose testing, The Lenawee County Mission, Housing Help of Lenawee, Lenawee County Health Department, the Catherine Cobb shelter, Adrian Lions Club, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Interconnections, Herbalife (with a cardio drumming demonstration), the Adrian Farmers Market, the American Red Cross, and Chelsey Boss with a table on nutrition. The Adrian Public Library is located at 143 E. Maumee St. Continue Reading

Disney's "Frozen" will be shown during the Adrian Public Library's Terrific Tuesdays series this week.

Family Calendar: Week of August 4, 2014

Here’s our weekly look at kid- and family-friendly happenings in the Adrian area. Disney’s “Oceans”: Movie Mondays at the Adrian Public Library presents Disney’s “Oceans,” a PG-rated documentary about the humans’ impact on marine environments. The movie is at 2 p.m. Monday. “Frozen”: The library’s Terrific Tuesdays series this week features a movie matinee of “Frozen.” The movie starts at 3 p.m., and run time is 103 minutes. Continue Reading


Family Calendar: Week of July 28, 2014

Here’s our roundup of family- and kid-friendly activities for the week of July 28. Back to the Future: This week’s feature for Movie Mondays at the Adrian Public Library will be “Back to the Future.” The movie starts at 2 p.m.

Roller coaster workshop: This presentation by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is part of the Adrian library’s Terrific Tuesdays series. There are two sessions — 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 — and registration is required. Space is limited. Continue Reading

Devn Bice stands next to a display at the Adrian Public Library featuring books by authors who will take part in "Con-Troll, YA," a young adult literature conference in October.

Young Adult literature conference to bring authors to Adrian this fall

Young adult literature is the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, appealing not just to teens but to many adults as well. Adrian resident Devyn Bice wants to give the growing ranks of YA fans a way to connect with some of their favorite authors — so he’s working with the Adrian Public Library to organize “ConTroll, YA,” a young adult literary conference that will take place this fall. ConTroll, YA is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guest authors will include Aimee Carter, Courtney Allison Moulton, Kelly Barson, Leah Clifford, Bethany Neal, Eric Priuska, Scott Tracey and Kate Bassett. In addition to author panels and book signings, Carter and Moulton will hold a writing workshop for aspiring authors. Continue Reading

The Lenawee District Library will present The Science of Magic at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.

Family Calendar: Week of July 14, 2014

Here’s our weekly roundup of kid- and family-friendly activities in the Adrian area. Got something to add? Email “Grossology 101″: The Adrian Public Library’s Terrific Tuesday series presents “Grossology 101″ from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. Explore all things gross, yucky and disgusting. Continue Reading

Jillienne Bowers will present "The Science of Music" from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Adrian Public Library.

Family Calendar: Week of July 7, 2014

An arts-and-crafts workshop for kids, a lesson on the science of music, and a youth triathlon are among the highlights of our Family Calendar for this week. To submit events for the calendar, email The science of music: The Adrian Public Library’s Terrific Tuesday series presents “The Science of Music” from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, with Adrian resident and Toledo Symphony Orchestra violinist Jillienne Bowers. Bowers will introduce kids to the science behind what we hear through a special performance of “The Story of Ferdinand.” Bowers is also the orchestra director at Lenawee Christian School. Continue Reading


Family Calendar: Week of June 30, 2014

Here’s our weekly roundup of child- and family-friendly activities in the Adrian area. Have something to add? Email Terrific Tuesdays: This Tuesday at the Adrian Public Library, enjoy Library Lego Fun from 3 to 4 p.m. Suggested for students entering grades 1 through 5. Nature A to Z: Hidden Lake Gardens invites children ages 3-7 to explore the natural world through songs and crafts. Continue Reading

"Terrific Tuesdays" at the Adrian Public Library kicks off this week with "Kitchen Science."

Family Calendar: Week of June 23, 2014

It’s time for Adrian Today’s weekly roundup of local activities for children, teens and families. Do you have something to submit for a future Family Calendar? Email “Real Genius” at the library: Here’s one for teens. The Movie Monday series at the Adrian Public Library is at 2 p.m. each week, and this week’s feature is “Real Genius.” Continue Reading

Summer Reading

Family Calendar: Week of June 9, 2014

As the school year gives way to summer, we’re trying out a new feature at … a weekly listing of family-oriented activities in and around Adrian. Please let us know what you think! Summer reading programs: First of all, this week marks the beginning of registration for summer reading programs at the Adrian Public Library. There are programs for kids, teens and adults. Continue Reading