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Perfect Pies & Tarts with Keegan Rodgers

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make the perfect pie dough.

Participants will take home enough dough for two single crust pies or one double crust pie. Learn the difference between pies and tarts, understand the different fillings and crusts for pies and tarts, and understand how to blind bake a pie shell.

Attendees will leave with new baking skills and literature to take home. Tastes of Keegan's baked goods will be included, too!

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Electric Vehicles | City of Ann Arbor 2018 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum

A panel of electric vehicle (EV) experts will discuss electric vehicles in Ann Arbor and how EVs will become a growing part of our transportation future—including autonomous vehicles. Come meet local electric vehicle owners and check out their vehicles. There will also be a “ride and drive” event sponsored by the Michigan Electric Auto Association. The ride and drive event will precede the Forum from 5-7pm just outside the library on Library Lane.

Sustainable Ann Arbor is an annual series presented by the City of Ann Arbor and hosted by the Ann Arbor District Library. The series includes four events held monthly through April, each with a focus on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

This event is cosponsored by the City of Ann Arbor and details of the series will be posted online on The City of Ann Arbor's Sustainability site. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website.

EVENT CANCELLED: Radical Redesign

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to reschedule this event sometime in the future.

An Evening with Animals from the Creature Conservancy for Teens & Adults

The Creature Conservancy returns with their wonderful collection of wild animals for an information-filled presentation for teens and adults!

The Conservancy will bring several exciting animals for attendees to learn about and interact with.

Located in Ann Arbor, the Creature Conservancy brings people and wildlife together in educational settings. The Conservancy is part of Copper Leaf Crossing, a 23-acre village that is home to several animal-related businesses. Please check the conservancy's website for details of how you can visit the animals!

Please note that due to the needs of the animals, this event is for teens and adults only. However, the Creature Conservancy will be at the Pittsfield Branch on September 16th for an event for children!

A Day with Animals from the Creature Conservancy (NEW TIME)

Note: The time has changed for this event, which was originally scheduled for 2:30 PM.

The Creature Conservancy returns with their wonderful collection of wild animals for an information-filled presentation for children!

The Conservancy will bring several of the wild animals they house for attendees to learn about and interact with!

Located in Ann Arbor, the Creature Conservancy brings people and wildlife together in educational settings. The Conservancy is part of Copper Leaf Crossing, a 23-acre village that is home to several animal-related businesses. Please check the conservancy's website for details of how you can visit the animals!

A Day with Animals from the Creature Conservancy (NEW TIME)

Note: The time has changed for this event, which was originally scheduled for 2:00 PM.

The Creature Conservancy returns with their wonderful collection of wild animals for an information-filled presentation for children!

The Conservancy will bring several of the wild animals that they house for attendees to learn about and interact with!

Located in Ann Arbor, the Creature Conservancy brings people and wildlife together in educational settings. The Conservancy is part of Copper Leaf Crossing, a 23-acre village that is home to several animal-related businesses. Please check the conservancy's website for details of how you can visit the animals!

This event will repeat at 12:30pm. Due to the popularity of this event, please only attend one presentation.

Quick Breads with Keegan Rodgers

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make quick breads.

Quick breads are a great way to take advantage of summer's fruit and vegetable bounty. Banana and zucchini are the most well-known but peaches, pears, blueberries, and pumpkin all make great quick breads. Learn some new techniques and recipes.

This event is in partnership with the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Tomato Bonanza with Keegan Rodgers

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make great tomato sauce.

Participants will learn how to make a simple tomato sauce, plus techniques and recipes to help take advantage of the abundance of tomatoes that will be filling your gardens, and markets as the harvest comes in this summer.

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Perfect Pies & Tarts with Keegan Rodgers

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make the perfect pie dough.

Participants will take home enough dough for 2 single crust pies or 1 double crust pie. Learn the difference between pies and tarts, understand the different fillings and crusts for pies and tarts, and understand how to blind bake a pie shell.

Attendees will leave with new baking skills and literature to take home. Tastes of Keegan's baked goods will be included, too!

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Beekeeping Basics

Local beekeeper Rebecca Schumacher will teach you the basics of bees, from what goes on in the hive to the basics of caring for bees. You'll learn about the beehive, how beekeepers harvest honey, and get a chance to look at some beekeeping equipment. The presentation will wrap up with a honey tasting, so be sure to stop by this sweet event.

This event is part of the Gardening & DIY Fest from 12:30-5:30:

The Gardening and DIY Fest is an all-day celebration of gardening, nature and the DIY spirit! Learn gardening basics including composting, vermiculture, and container gardening, as well as how to keep backyard chickens and goats!

- Talk to representatives from area organizations like Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Michigan Folks School, Project Grow, and more!

- Get hands-on and learn how to can veggies, make your own laundry cleaner, mend your own clothing, and grow mushrooms at home!

- Shop local from a variety of artisans and vendors selling upcycled/recycled homemade wares including jewelry, clothes, bath products, artwork, and fibers, as well as plants and seeds!

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