Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:45pm by eli
GOOD EVENING SUMMER GAME FAITHFUL! We have some good news, and some bad news, and some just news. GOOD NEWS FIRST! Out of nowhere, a new CLASSIC SHOP ITEM has appeared! It is not super-exciting but it is TOTALLY NEW to the Summer Game Shop! If you're a Skatepark Fan, or perhaps became one last weekend at the Summer Game Spectacular, you can EMBLAZON SOMETHING with a Skatepark Sticker or Three! Only a limited quantity is available, but take a look in the Classic Shop for the Skatepark Sticker Set!
Now the bad news; we're not ready to accept Coffee orders yet. Don't blame our pals at Roos Roast, this one's on us. The bags for the coffee have not yet arrived and we don't think we'll be ready to ship Coffee next packing day, so we're delaying the opening of Coffee orders a few more days so that orders don't get mixed up. We won't make you wait until next Friday, so if you're desperate for Coffee, keep your eyes on the shop Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. It's all about the FRESHEST coffee and the LEAST LOGISTICAL COMPLEXITY in that order, so stay tuned, and thanks for your patience! We're so sorry for the delay!
So, here, for your ANTICIPATORY PLEASURE, is (most of) the Classic Shop Drop schedule for the rest of Summer Game 2019. We're focused on keeping the number of items in the shop at once down, as that leads to ERRORS and UNCERTAINTY, but we want you to have a crack at a lot of great stuff from years past. The items in the Classic Shop right now will stay up until sold out or until 7/31, whichever comes first. Then, here are our two other major CLASSIC SHOP DROPS and what they'll contain:
- Friday, August 2nd, 7 PM:
- 2018 Pinteel Umbrella
- 2018 Pint Glass
- 2018 Pocket Boombox Bluetooth Speaker
- S.G. Giraffepants
- 2018 Emoji Hackey Sack
- Used Heavy-Duty Stories-to-go Bags
- Friday, August 23rd, 7PM:
- Secret Lab Field Notes Notebook
- Multicolor Beachy Ball
- 2017 Cray Cray Crayon
- Ancient Bird Sliding Puzzle
- 2015 Red Ultrapremium Logo Messenger Bag
- Keyring Beverage Wrench
Those are the big ones! We also have some of our RARE and HIGHLY DESIRABLE Vintage Buttons from the ancient history of AADL; these will appear in the shop on Fridays when there isn't another Classic Shop Drop, starting next week. These are very limited quantity and are priced for the HIGH ROLLERS among you who treasure PRICELESS and BIZARRE AADL Memorabilia!
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! We're experimenting with some Silent Auctions of Artwork for points at our SUMMER GAME MIXERS as the Summer goes on, leading up to something VERY SPECIAL and UNIQUE at the Game Over Gala on August 31st! If you're able to attend that event, you may be able to BID WITH YOUR POINTS on both treasures from the Summer Game Shop, and works of Art that have previously been part of AADL Exhibits! We're hoping to have both silent and live points auctions at that event, so CLEAR YOUR CALENDARS, players!
Hopefully that is almost ENOUGH INFO about what the Summer Game Shop has to offer this Summer; as always, let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, and THANKS FOR PLAYING!
p.s. If you're read this far, it's because you're observant and studious. And you're surely wondering about some weird stuff in the 2019 shop descriptions. All will be revealed with the August 2nd badge drop!
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:34am by eli
We're thrilled to introduce the availability of two new bookable meeting rooms at the Malletts Creek Branch! Introducing the River Birch Room and the Rain Garden Room!
The River Birch Room seats 10-12, and the Rain Garden Room seats 6-8. Both feature high-speed Wifi and power. A screen is coming for the River Birch Room but it's not quite ready yet. A few furniture changes are still coming too, but we wanted to get these rooms bookable while we put on the finishing touches.
Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:04pm by richretyi
All AADL locations will be closed on Thursday, July 4, with regular library hours resuming on Friday, July 5.
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 5:11pm by richretyi
All AADL locations will be closed on Monday, May 27, with regular library hours resuming on Tuesday, May 28.
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 1:03pm by richretyi
All AADL locations will be closed on Sunday, April 21.
Regular library hours will resume on Monday, April 22.
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 12:05pm by howarde
Malletts Creek Branch will be closed for 6-8 weeks for renovations beginning April 8th. Thank you for your patience. All other locations are open.
As part of the renovation, we'll be adding two new meeting rooms, replacing the flooring throughout the building, replacing all the internet stations and kids' computers, rearranging the shelving, and converting the collection to categories.
Additional information during the closure:
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 9:42am by eli
AADL loves to partner with our friends at the U-M School of Information (UMSI) to help students find meaningful ways to practice what they're learning in their classes. This year, we've got three graduate students from a UMSI Assessment class working on class projects involving assessing public library services. They've produced three online surveys, and we'd like to invite you to take any of them that are interesting to you! Each survey is fairly short and your answers are anonymous and confidential. Please take a look:
Have you used our Tools Collection? Try this Tools Collection Survey.
Have you booked a room at AADL? Try this Room Booking Survey.
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, and will reopen at 9 AM on Saturday March 9th.
The Downtown Hold Shelves will return from Westgate at opening Saturday and all items will be held through the weekend; on Monday March 12 items on the Downtown Hold Shelves will resume expiring normally.
All other locations are open as normal.
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 1:54pm by eapearce
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.
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!
Somewhere in the vast catalog a mysterious Key has appeared! The hunt for The Kingdom Key begins now!
A film was made in yesteryear
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.
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!