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Book talk featuring Frances Kai-Hwa Wang:

You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids

2022-06-12 14:00:00 2022-06-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Book talk featuring Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reads from her new book You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is In Braids. Whittaker

Sunday, June 12
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-06-12 14:00:00 2022-06-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Book talk featuring Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reads from her new book You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is In Braids. Whittaker

Whittaker

Community Room

Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reads from her new book You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is In Braids.

In the aftermath of a messy divorce, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang writes in the hope of beginning to build a new life with four children, bossy aunties, unreliable suitors, and an uncertain political landscape. The lyric essays in You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids deftly navigate the space between cultures and reflect on lessons learned from both Asian American elders and young multiracial children, punctuated by moments rich with cultural and linguistic nuance. Within these lyric essays, some of which are accompanied by artwork and art installations, Wang finds the courage and hope to speak out for herself and for an entire generation of Asian American women. You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids features a clear and powerful voice that brings all people together in these political and pandemic times. 

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang headshot

   

Ms. Wang will have copies of You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids available for purchase after her talk; light refreshments will also be served.

Whittaker

Phone: (734) 482-4110

Hours
Mon, Aug 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Our largest branch on Whittaker Road, near the roundabout, has 5 meeting rooms, including our large Community Room.

Upcoming events

Wed, Aug 10, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Michigan
Get out of the sun, get some lunch, and check out the library. Meet Up and Eat Up provides free nutritious meals for anyone age 0-18 during the summer when schools are not in session.

Wed, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Whittaker - Computer Lab
Learn how to add visual interest to your documents using tables, images, lists, and tabs.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Aug 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Whittaker - Community Room
View artwork by Creative Aging participants.

Wed, Aug 10, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Enjoy spending time as a family exploring art-based activities every second Wednesday. Children of all ages are welcome, accompanying adult preferred.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Aug 11, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Rescheduled
Thu, Aug 11, 11:00am - 2:00pm
New date Thursday, August 18, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Whittaker
Pick up freebies and learn about Senior Living Week with representatives of the Housing Bureau for Seniors.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Michigan
Get out of the sun, get some lunch, and check out the library. Meet Up and Eat Up provides free nutritious meals for anyone age 0-18 during the summer when schools are not in session.

Thu, Aug 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 2
Reading to a Therapaws dog helps children develop confidence and become better readers. Sign up for a 10-minute slot with Paddington. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email mitchell@ypsilibrary.org.

Thu, Aug 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Whittaker - Computer Lab
Learn to apply functions, filter data, create charts, and print worksheets.
This event is full

Fri, Aug 12, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Canceled
Fri, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Michigan
Get out of the sun, get some lunch, and check out the library. Meet Up and Eat Up provides free nutritious meals for anyone age 0-18 during the summer when schools are not in session.

Sat, Aug 13, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Sat, Aug 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Meet, jam, share, eat, and ROCK on the world's most popular instrument!

Sat, Aug 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Parking Lot
Paper shredding for residents of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, and Superior Township.

Sat, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Superior - Superior Outside
Join us for stories and activities for Little Ones. This program will be outside, under the big tree!

Sat, Aug 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Virtual
Learn to enter and edit data, format cells, and create simple formulas. Also, learn to share and collaborate on a spreadsheet.

Sat, Aug 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Riverside Park
Join us for stories, songs, and movement in the park! Bring a blanket, spread out on the grass, build literacy skills, and have fun.

Sat, Aug 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Story Time Room
Watch anime with other fans, chat about what you watch, and use our drawing supplies to sketch.

Sat, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Whittaker - Computer Lab
Learn how to create and add graphics and multimedia to a presentation. Basic PC, keyboard, and mouse skills required. Register online or call (734) 482-4110 ext. 2411.

Sun, Aug 14, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Mon, Aug 15, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Tue, Aug 16, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Tue, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Learn to create and deliver a presentation, add graphics and multimedia, and share and collaborate on a presentation.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Whittaker
Join trained coaches for games and activities outside the library. Registration encouraged at bit.ly/YSportPort.

Tue, Aug 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Enjoy the company of others while discussing the monthly book. This will have a hybrid option. A Zoom link will be provided to attendees. Registration required. Email nrussell@ypsilibrary.org.

Tue, Aug 16, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 1
Meet with other yarnies and share your projects and ideas every Tuesday. Open to all, any handcraft welcome! 

Tue, Aug 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Whittaker - Computer Lab
Learn how to send and retrieve messages, add attachments, create and manage labels and filters, add contacts, and manage junk email.

Tue, Aug 16, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Ypsi Ale House
Read, drink, discuss!

Wed, Aug 17, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Wed, Aug 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Whittaker - Computer Lab
Learn the basics for creating greeting cards, flyers, and calendars including page layout and formatting text and images.

Wed, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Whittaker - Computer Lab
Get organized! Learn the basics for setting up and using Google Calendar.

Wed, Aug 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Join us for a monthly discussion of a shared book and enjoy a snack. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email mitchell@ypsilibrary.org.

Thu, Aug 18, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Thu, Aug 18, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Lobby
Pick up freebies and learn about Senior Living Week with representatives of the Housing Bureau for Seniors.

Rescheduled
Thu, Aug 18, 11:30am - 12:30pm
New date Thursday, August 25, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Michigan
Join us for activities centered around our community garden. Learn, create, taste, and enjoy the garden with a variety of hands-on experiences.

Thu, Aug 18, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Whittaker - Board Room
Participants contribute to the library by sharing ideas and resources. For more information, email or call Monique at mgeiman@ypsilibrary.org, or 734-482-4110, x1362.

Thu, Aug 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Whittaker - Computer Lab
Learn how to perform simple data analysis using Excel’s PivotTable feature.

Thu, Aug 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Whittaker - Community Room
Join us for creative projects fit for adult craft enthusiasts. Ages 18+
This event is full

Fri, Aug 19, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Fri, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Whittaker - Whittaker Lobby
Exercise and socialize with a 30-minute walk along a path near the Whittaker Road Library. Questions? (734) 482-4110 x2411

Sat, Aug 20, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Sat, Aug 20, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Ypsilanti Community High School and Shadford Field
Attend workshops and hear guest speakers meant to help parents prepare for the new school year. Then, attend an afternoon filled with food, music, and games for the entire family!

Sat, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Whittaker - Community Room
Saving seeds adds to the joy of gardening.

Sat, Aug 20, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Virtual
Washtenaw African American Genealogy Society meets virtually every third Saturday of each month. Established to help with African American genealogy research for all skill levels.

Sat, Aug 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Virtual
Explore more advanced features of Google Sheets including: using formulas and functions, sorting, filtering and linking data, and defining a print area.

Sun, Aug 21, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Mon, Aug 22, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Tue, Aug 23, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Tue, Aug 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 2
Looking for ways to help the community and earn volunteer hours? Join TAG and meet twice each month to help the library best serve Ypsi teens. Teens in grades 8-12 can apply online!

Tue, Aug 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Whittaker
Looking for ways to help the community and earn volunteer hours? Join TAG and meet twice each month to help the library best serve Ypsi teens. Teens in grades 8-12 can apply online!

Tue, Aug 23, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 1
Meet with other yarnies and share your projects and ideas every Tuesday. Open to all, any handcraft welcome! 

Wed, Aug 24, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Wed, Aug 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Whittaker - Whittaker Community Room Patio
How does your garden grow?  Not as well as you hoped?  Get help from Advanced Master Gardener Carol Brodbeck on the 4th Wednesday of every month this summer from 5-7 pm.

Thu, Aug 25, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Thu, Aug 25, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 2
Join us for activities centered around our community garden. Learn, create, taste, and enjoy the garden with a variety of hands-on experiences.

Fri, Aug 26, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Sat, Aug 27, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Sat, Aug 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Meet, jam, share, eat, and ROCK on the world's most popular instrument!

Sun, Aug 28, All day
Whittaker - Community Room Display
View paintings created by participants in YDL's Creative Aging acrylic painting class. Works will be displayed through August 28.

Tue, Aug 30, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 1
Meet with other yarnies and share your projects and ideas every Tuesday. Open to all, any handcraft welcome! 

Tue, Aug 30, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Join us for lively discussions of books by African American Authors.

Wed, Aug 31, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Calling all mystery lovers! Check out a new mystery title each month.

Thu, Sep 01, All day
Virtual
YDL wants to create programming to help you with your finances! Take a financial literacy quiz online and then complete a survey to help us plan our financial education programming.

Thu, Sep 01, All day
Virtual
Have your writing reviewed by an YpsiWrites Virtual consultant. Get feedback on your writing and strategies for development and revision. Find help with any type of writing!

Thu, Sep 01, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Whittaker - Board Room
Join us once a month for interesting discussions of a variety of books.

Thu, Sep 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Program Room
Join us for a monthly discussion of a shared book and enjoy a snack. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email mitchell@ypsilibrary.org

Fri, Sep 02, All day
Virtual
YDL wants to create programming to help you with your finances! Take a financial literacy quiz online and then complete a survey to help us plan our financial education programming.

Fri, Sep 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Whittaker - Whittaker Lobby
Exercise and socialize with a 30-minute walk along a path near the Whittaker Road Library. Questions? (734) 482-4110 x2411

Sat, Sep 03, All day
Virtual
YDL wants to create programming to help you with your finances! Take a financial literacy quiz online and then complete a survey to help us plan our financial education programming.

Sun, Sep 04, All day
Virtual
YDL wants to create programming to help you with your finances! Take a financial literacy quiz online and then complete a survey to help us plan our financial education programming.

Mon, Sep 05, All day
Virtual
YDL wants to create programming to help you with your finances! Take a financial literacy quiz online and then complete a survey to help us plan our financial education programming.

Tue, Sep 06, All day
Virtual
YDL wants to create programming to help you with your finances! Take a financial literacy quiz online and then complete a survey to help us plan our financial education programming.

Tue, Sep 06, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 1
Meet with other yarnies and share your projects and ideas every Tuesday. Open to all, any handcraft welcome! 

Wed, Sep 07, All day
Virtual
YDL wants to create programming to help you with your finances! Take a financial literacy quiz online and then complete a survey to help us plan our financial education programming.

Wed, Sep 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual
Learn the basics of navigating the Zoom meeting interface.

Wed, Sep 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Whittaker - Community Room
Movie series showing some of the best, worst, and forgotten movies of an actor, decade or year.

Thu, Sep 08, All day
Virtual
YDL wants to create programming to help you with your finances! Take a financial literacy quiz online and then complete a survey to help us plan our financial education programming.

Thu, Sep 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Learn to format, select, copy, paste, and edit text. Also, learn to share and collaborate on a document.

Thu, Sep 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Michigan - Michigan Ave Room 2
Reading to a Therapaws dog helps children develop confidence and become better readers. Sign up for a 10-minute slot with Speedy. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email mitchell@ypsilibrary.org

Fri, Sep 09, All day
Virtual
YDL wants to create programming to help you with your finances! Take a financial literacy quiz online and then complete a survey to help us plan our financial education programming.