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Downtown Closure, February 2019

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:45pm by howarde

The Downtown Library will be closed for about two weeks beginning Monday, February 25th for re-carpeting and painting. We will post the exact re-open date as soon as we know.

All other locations are open as normal.

The Downtown Hold Shelves will be moved to Westgate for the duration of the closure. You can freeze your requests if they haven't hit the hold shelf yet, or just contact us if you'd like your ready to pick up items moved to another location for your convenience.

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Kids' and Teen writing contests begin January 20!

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 1:54pm by eapearce

 

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Our annual Write On! 3rd-5th grade writing contest and It's All Write 6th-12th grade writing contest will both begin accepting submissions on Sunday, January 20! The kids' writing contest accepts submissions from January 20-February 17, 2019, while the teen writing contest is open for submission from January 20-March 3, 2019.

Participants from Ann Arbor and beyond are welcome to submit their entries to these contests! The kids' writing contest accepts short stories, while the teen writing contest has flash fiction, short story and poetry components.

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Treasure Quest #4: Pop the Quest-ion!

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 6:00pm by nicole

You've seen this story told before, time and time again:
Prince meets poor sweet urchin girl. They marry. That's the end.
The most enchanting film of all was produced by Disney--
The dearest love in all the world is hiding this next key!

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The Kingdom Key

Somewhere in the vast catalog a mysterious Key has appeared! The hunt for The Kingdom Key begins now!

A film was made in yesteryear
(that's 1997),
They had the right ingredients
for cinematic heaven:

A charming prince, a ball,
a town in colors bright as candy,
A fragile shoe, a pumpkin ride--
and lots of shots of Brandy.

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Click on the image to get started searching for this Key (and the Gate!), or do something else entirely, like:

Dance all the way to the Badge List!

Hop inside a pumpkin and ride off to the AADL Catalog!

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AADL's Most Requested Items of 2018

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 2:57pm by richretyi

Coco. Metal detectors. Florence + the Machine. Little Fires Everywhere. La Grenouillere.

These are just a few of the most requested books, movies, music, tools, and art prints of 2018 across the entire AADL system. Thanks for using your library!

 

AADL Top Requested Items of 2018

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Holiday Hours

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 9:04am by TimG

All locations of the Ann Arbor District Library will be closed on Monday & Tuesday, December 24 & 25. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26.

All locations will close at 6 pm on Monday December 31 and will remain closed on Tuesday, January 1. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2.

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Library Closed On Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 8:35pm by TimG

All AADL locations will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.

Regular library hours will resume on Friday, November 23.

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Treasure Quest #2: The Quest Count-inues!

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:00pm by nicole

At last! Another Treasure Quest to fill your freezing days.
A puzzle to unlock! A different screen at which to gaze!
It's fashionably late, just like the greatest rockstars are.
Now this Key's off to surf the crowd! Or is it a...Keytar?

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The Subspace Key-tar

Somewhere in the vast catalog a mysterious Key has appeared! The hunt for The Subspace Key-tar begins now!

This story is about a guy,
Just him vs. the World.
One night he fell in like
With an Amazonian girl.

She came with lots of baggage:
Seven exes in a row.
This Zero had to beat them 
To become her latest beau. 

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Click on the image to get started searching for this Key (and the Gate!), or do something else entirely, like:

Take a bus to the Badge List!

Zip through subspace into the AADL Catalog!

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AADL Named Five Star Library for 11th Year in a Row

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 9:18am by richretyi

The Ann Arbor District Library earned a five star designation for the 11th year in a row in Library Journal’s annual rating of public libraries nationwide. AADL is one of just 10 public libraries in the country to earn LJ's five star designation in each of the last 11 years.

Five other Michigan libraries received star ratings this year. West Bloomfield Township Public Library and Richland Community Library also earned a five-star designation from Library Journal, while Litchfield District Library earned four stars, and Salem-South Lyon District Library and Kent District Library were named three star libraries. Congratulations to our fellow Michigan libraries!

See the full list of libraries earning stars here.

AADL Named Five Star Library by Library Journal

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AADL Snow Removal RFP

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:34am by eli

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Request for Proposal for Snow Removal

The Ann Arbor District Library is requesting proposals for the following service:

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The 2019 Washtenaw Read Has Been Selected!

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:42am by howarde

Reading with Patrick: the 2019 Washtenaw Read

Paperback cover of Reading with Patrick.The 2019 Washtenaw Read is the non-fiction memoir Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, A Student, and Life-Changing Friendship by Michelle Kuo. This title was chosen from between the two finalists by a panel of distinguished judges from Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Milan, Northfield Township, Saline, and Ypsilanti.

In the final months of 2018, copies of Reading with Patrick will be plentifully available at the library, and you will find a display with books at each of our five locations. Pick up a copy, give it a read, and join us for a full slate of events in the new year, including an author event with Michelle Kuo. (Check back for details about upcoming events as we add them.)