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Crafts

Magazine Strip Art

Wednesday July 26, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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New thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train: Into the Water

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 1:58pm

British author Paula Hawkins, who wrote the 2015 mega-bestseller The Girl on the Train, has penned another psychological thriller sure to delight readers. Into the Water will hit the shelves on May 2. In the novel, a single mother is found dead at the bottom of a river that runs through an English town. Earlier in the same summer, the body of a young teenage girl was also found at the bottom of the same river. And these are not the only women who have met their fate in this way. The most recent deaths dredge up secrets long kept underwater.

A young girl, whose mother was found dead in the river, is left alone, friendless and in the care of her mysterious aunt in the wake of the summer tragedy. As she and her aunt navigate their own demons, Hawkins unspools a gripping story of how the past can insert itself into the present, and of how deceptive memories can be. We know from The Girl on the Train that Hawkins is a master of demonstrating how slippery the truth is, and fans will certainly not be disappointed to see her do it again in Into the Water.

Best of all, Paula Hawkins will be visiting Ann Arbor on May 17, courtesy of Nicola’s Books! Attend a book discussion of The Girl on the Train prior to her visit at AADL on May 8.

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Library Space Camp!

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:14pm

Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break? We'll be hosting Library Space Camp on Thursday, April 6th from 1-3 PM, with special guest Astronaut Tony England!

Join us in making astronaut helmets, creating space-related crafts, running a science experiment, launching straw rockets, watching videos from the International Space Station, and even meeting a real astronaut! We'll have some of our Tools out on display to interact with, including our telescope and our Mars globe. We'll also have a book display filled with many different space books and movies to check out.

Can't wait until the event? In the mood for more space stuff? Take a look at the Smithsonian's Space! The Universe as You've Never Seen It Before or Space: From Earth to the Edge of the Universe for awesome space facts. Learn from Profesor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space or see what it takes to become an astronaut with How to Be a Space Explorer. We also have great movies about space. Check out Destiny in Space, filmed in space by astronauts. Tour the International Space Station with NASA ISS: A Tour or learn about The Planets with one of America's favorite science guys, Bill Nye!

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The 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival Begins Tonight!

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:29pm

AADL will once again be an official community partner for this year's Ann Arbor Film Fest, and will cosponsor Films in Competition 8: Almost All Ages on Saturday, March 25 at 11 am at the Michigan Theater. This special screening features 12 short, family-friendly films. Make sure to enter the code AAFF55_AADL for a discount on your advance ticket!

You can see the festival's entire schedule and buy tickets on the Ann Arbor Film Fest’s website.

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. The 55th AAFF takes place March 21-26, 2017 and presents over 200 films from across the world with dozens of world premieres. For more information, please visit the Ann Arbor Film Festival’s website.

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Preschool Storytimes

Dancing Babies with Monica Higman

Sunday August 13, 2017: 1:00pm to 1:40pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Babies And Preschoolers, Up To Age 5

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Preschool Storytimes

Dancing Babies with Monica Higman

Sunday July 9, 2017: 1:00pm to 1:40pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Babies And Preschoolers, Up To Age 5

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Crafts

Sign Language Storytelling Craft

Thursday July 27, 2017: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room
Grade K - 5

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Public Event

Marvelous Monet

Tuesday August 15, 2017: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Grade 3-8

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Public Event

Venerable Van Gogh

Wednesday August 2, 2017: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 3 - 8

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Magnificent Matisse

Wednesday July 12, 2017: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade 3-8