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Mini Succulent Pumpkins!

Friday October 27, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade 6 - Adult

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Halloween Costume Swap

Sunday October 22, 2017: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
All Ages.

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Sharpie Dyed Coasters

Saturday November 18, 2017: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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"The Wonder of Learning" Family Day

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 3:54pm

Saturday July 8, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- James and Anne Duderstadt Center Gallery, University of Michigan and the Stamps Gallery

This event is intended for all ages!

AADL will join in on the fun along with other community partners to celebrate the importance of early childhood education, highlighting the Reggio Emilio model—a hands-on, child-centered approach to learning. Drop by and enjoy hands-on, fun activities, including a special Scent Atelier with Michelle Krell Kydd! Come and be a Scent Detective!

Yes, an actual Smell & Tell for kiddos! AADL will be there, so you know that there WILL BE CODES.

This program is in partnership with The Wonder of Learning—The Hundred Languages of Children traveling exhibit and the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance. The exhibit is on display at the U-M Stamps School of Art and Design & the James and Anne Duderstadt Center on North Campus through August 27.

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Punched Tissue Paper Fans

Sunday October 15, 2017: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Felt Fortune Cookie Garland

Wednesday September 13, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Preschool Storytimes

Dancing Babies with Monica Higman

Sunday September 24, 2017: 1:00pm to 1:40pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Babies And Preschoolers, Up To Age 5

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What's On MyPlate?

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 3:33pm

One of my favorite things about summer is the opportunity to eat so many healthy fruits and vegetables! Do you feel the same? Not so much? Or yes, a whole bunch? Well, join us Thursday June 22, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Downtown Library: Secret Lab to learn more about having a healthy lifestyle beginning when you're young like you are right now!

PE-Nut (Physical Education and Nutrition) is a program that uses a holistic approach to motivate kids, parents, and families to be physically active and eat healthier.

Join us for this fun session involving games, crafts, and activities to learn about nutrition and healthy eating choices. This program is facilitated by and in partnership with the National Kidney Foundation and is intended for grades K-5.

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What is the Reggio Emila Approach?

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:14pm

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, and of human beings, as possessing strong potentials for development and as a subject of rights who learns and grows in the relationships with others.

This global educational project, which is carried forth in the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, and has inspired other schools all over the world, is based on a number of distinctive characteristics: the participation of families, the collegial work of all the personnel, the importance of the educational environment, the presence of the atelier and the figure of the atelierista, the in-school kitchen, and the pedagogical coordinating team.

Join us as Suzanne Price of Sunshine Special Children's Studio and Early Childhood Educator Heidi Harris share key components of the Reggio Emilia philosophy in this interactive session.

This program is in partnership with the Wonder of Learning: 100 Languages of Children Exhibit (at the U-M Stamps School of Art and Design & the James and Anne Duderstadt Center on North Campus) and the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance.

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YA Authors to Visit Teen Writing Festival 6/4!

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 2:37pm

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We have a fantastic group of published authors ready to give their best advice on writing at the upcoming [http://www.aadl.org/node/349444|Teen Writing Festival] on Sunday, June 4! All attendees are welcome to bring questions to the Writers' Workshop in the Secret Lab, hosted by former "It's All Write!" Winner [http://neutral-zone.org/|Mary Gallagher], and the Q&A Author Panel in the Multi-Purpose Room. Read on to find out about our fantastic guest authors!

[http://www.leahvernon.com/|Leah Vernon] hails from Detroit, MI and specializes in multicultural dystopian and science fiction writing. Check out her book [http://www.leahvernon.com/impure-the-novel/|Impure] or her body-positive [http://www.beautyandthemuse.net/|style blog].

[http://djamesauthor.blogspot.com/|David James] wrote the [http://djamesauthor.blogspot.com/p/legend-of-dreamer.html|Legend of the Dreamer] series, is a former high school teacher, and lives in Michigan. He is a fan of gummy candy and likes traveling to the Upper Peninsula.

[http://patrickfloresscott.com/index.html|Patrick Flores-Scott], writer of the award-winning book [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1475654|Jumped In], taught high school in Seattle before moving to Ann Arbor. He's currently working on a second book, "American Road Trip."

[http://www.courtneyallisonmoulton.com/|Courtney Allison Moulton] originally lived in Texas before moving to a farm in Michigan. Her first experience participating in [http://nanowrimo.org/|NaNoWriMo] (National Novel Writing Month) actually led to her first published book, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1379717|Angelfire].

[http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/238259/kelly-barson|K.A. Barson] hails from Jackson, MI and has written [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1433322|45 Pounds (More or Less)] and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1494584|Charlotte Cuts it Out]. She often sports purple hair.

The Teen Writing Festival will also feature contestants of the [http://www.aadl.org/events/itsallwrite|"It's All Write!" Teen Writing Contest] reading their work and the "It's All Write!" awards ceremony. See you there!