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What's Happening This Week!

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:03pm

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ART ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS:

On

Monday, December 18

at 10:30am at Pittsfield Branch, preschoolers can have fun with [http://www.aadl.org/node/365436| art]. On

Monday, December 18

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, instructor Rae Hoekstra leads a [http://www.aadl.org/node/356664| sewing session on how to gather]. On

Wednesday, December 20

at 6pm at the Downtown Library, discover the art of [http://www.aadl.org/node/356167| letterpress printing].

LECTURES & PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

On

Monday, December 18

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, U-M Professor Kai S. Cortina discusses [http://www.aadl.org/node/359458| American public schools] compared to educational systems of other nations. On

Wednesday, December 20

at 6:30pm at the Downtown Library, explore [http://www.aadl.org/node/361315| aromatic substances] used by doctors during the plague.

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What's Happening This Week! - December 18 - December 24

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:20pm

ART ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS:

On

Monday, December 18

at 10:30am at Pittsfield Branch, preschoolers can have fun with art.
On

Monday, December 18

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, instructor Rae Hoekstra leads a sewing session on how to gather.
On

Wednesday, December 20

at 6pm at the Downtown Library, discover the art of letterpress printing.

LECTURES & PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

On

Monday, December 18

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, U-M Professor Kai S. Cortina discusses
American public schools compared to educational systems of other nations.
On

Wednesday, December 20

at 6:30pm at the Downtown Library, explore
aromatic substances used by doctors during the plague.

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Event Highlights - December 11 - December 17

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:41pm

ART ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS:

On

Monday, December 11

at 7pm at Malletts Creek Branch, create festive holiday ornaments. On

Saturday, December 16

at 2pm at Pittsfield Branch, kids, teens, and adults can create Danish heart baskets.

CONCERTS & MUSIC EVENTS:

On

Tuesday, December 12

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, the Huron Valley Harmonizers present a Barbershop Quartet style concert.

FOOD & COOKING EVENTS:

On

Tuesday, December 12

at 7pm at Westgate Branch, get tips on a raw vegan winter diet. On

Wednesday, December 13

at 7pm at Pittsfield Branch, adults and teens can learn to create cookies for the holidays or anytime.

HEALTH & WELLNESS:

On

Thursday, December 14

at 6:30pm at the Downtown Library, kids can enjoy a guided meditation session.

COMICS & COMIC ARTISTS:

On

Saturday, December 16 at 1pm at Malletts Creek Branch, kids can create a comics story with cartoonist Jerzy Drozd.

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Event Highlights - December 4 - 10

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:50pm

ART ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS:

On

Tuesday, December 5

at 7pm at Malletts Creek Branch, adults and teens can create a 3D snowflake.On

Thursday, December 7

at 6:30pm at Traverwood Branch, adults and teens can create chain mail twist bracelets.

LECTURES & PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

On

Tuesday, December 5

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, learn the art of making craft cocktails.

CONCERTS & MUSIC EVENTS:

On

Thursday, December 7

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, local musician Ray Hough presents Songs For Optimists On

Sunday, December 10

at 3:30pm at the Downtown Library, all ages can enjoy the annual Classical Bells Concert.

FOOD & COOKING EVENTS:

On

Friday, December 8

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, adults and teens can learn to make chocolate truffles, bark, and other candy.

MEDITATION FOR YOUNG KIDS:

On

Tuesday, December 5

at 2pm at the Traverwood Branch, local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant will lead young children through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and battle holiday stress.

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Event Highlights - Nov. 27 - Dec. 3

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 9:19am

HEALTH & WELLNESS:

On

Monday, November 27

at 7 pm at the Downtown Library, learn about new research to build resistance to Alzheimer’s disease.

FILMS:

On

Friday, December 1

at 6pm at Pittsfield Branch, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Keith Famie screens and discusses his new documentary on suicide, Death is NOT the Answer.

THEATRE:

On

Friday, December 1

at 7pm at Westgate Branch, Kickshaw Theatre presents a staged reading of Empathitrax, a new drama by Ana Nogueira.

EVENTS FOR WRITERS:

On

Saturday, December 2

at 1pm at Westgate Branch, adults and teens can learn to revise their work at the concluding event of National Novel Writing Month.

ART ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS:

On

Saturday, December 2

at 1pm at Traverwood Branch, kids, teens, and adults can make a pompom bookmark. On

Sunday, December 3

at 3pm at Pittsfield Branch, kids can make 3D sculptures.

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Event Highlights - November 20 - November 26

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:51pm

ART ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS:

On

Tuesday, November 21

at 7 pm at the Downtown Library, adults and teens can make survival bracelets to keep or send to our soldiers overseas. On

Sunday, November 26

at 2pm at Malletts Creek Branch, kids can design a fairy doll.

HEALTH & WELLNESS:

On

Tuesday, November 21

at 7pm at Malletts Creek Branch, learn more about movement, mindfulness, and meditation.

HANDS-ON FUN:

On

Friday, November 24

at 2pm at Westgate Branch, kids can create balloon creatures.

SCI-TECH:

On

Saturday, November 25

at 10am at the Downtown Library, kids can make a flashlight.

GAMES & TOURNAMENTS:

On

Saturday, November 25

at 1pm at the Downtown Library, adult and teens can battle in an ARMS tournament. On

Sunday, November 26

at 1pm at the Downtown Library, kids, teens, and adults can enjoy a Mario Kart 8 tournament.

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Event Highlights Nov. 13 - Nov. 19

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:59pm

FOOD & COOKING:

On

Monday, November 13

at 7pm at the Malletts Creek Branch, adults and teens can explore basic knife skills used in cooking.

GAMES & TOURNAMENTS:

On

Tuesday, November 14

at 2pm at Westgate Branch, adults can have fun with an afternoon of bingo. On

Sunday, November 19

1pm at Traverwood Branch, kids, teens, and adults can enjoy playing chess.

HEALTH & WELLNESS:

On

Tuesday, November 14

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, discover how self-compassion is linked to mental health.

FILMS:

On

Wednesday, November 15

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, adults and teens can learn about the doctors who worked to save lives in a Haitian village in the 2017 documentary Bending the Arc.

SPECIAL STORYTIMES:

On

Saturday, November 18

at 1pm at the Downtown Library, kids can listen to stories about thankfulness. On

Sunday, November 19

at 1pm at the Downtown Library, kids can enjoy crocodile tales.

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Friday January 26, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade 8 - Adult

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR NOVEMBER 6 - NOVEMBER 12

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:58pm

AUTHOR EVENTS:

On

Tuesday, November 7

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, author Alexandra Zapruder discusses her book about the Kennedy assassination, Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film.

LECTURES & PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

On

Wednesday, November 8

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, photographer Ann O'Hagan presents a visual journey through Japan. On

Thursday, November 9

at 7pm at the Downtown Library, U-M Professor Ben van der Pluijm discusses a new geological era.

THEATRE EVENTS:

On

Friday, November 10

at 7pm at Westgate Branch, adults and teens can enjoy a staged reading of the Elisabeth Frankel's new play Jerusalem Is Beautiful with Kickshaw Theatre.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

On

Sunday, November 12

at 1pm at the Downtown Library, get a great deal at the AADL Equipment Sale.

SPECIAL STORYTIMES:

On

Sunday, November 12

at 2pm at Pittsfield Branch, kids will enjoy stories from the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild.

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Drop off your gently used Halloween costumes for the 3rd annual Halloween Costume Swap!

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:05am

Starting now through October 22, drop off your clean, gently used Halloween costumes to any AADL branch! Then, on Sunday, October 22 from 3:00-4:30pm at the Downtown Library, come pick out a new costume for this year! We're looking for costumes for people of all ages. This is a great way to save money, clear your closet, and pick out something snazzy for all your Halloween needs!