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Paint a Watercolor Leaf

Wednesday October 26, 2016: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade K - 5

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Mini Succulent Pumpkins!

Thursday October 27, 2016: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab

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Preschool Storytimes

Dancing Babies with Monica Higman

Sunday October 9, 2016: 1:00pm to 1:40pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Babies And Preschoolers, Up To Age 5

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Blog Post

Home Ownership Education Series

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:25pm

Among the list of programming for Summer 2016, MSU EXTENSION is offering a free series of Home Ownership Education. Classes are offered monthly and are either two, three hour classes, or an all day six hour class.

These classes will be held at the Washtenaw County LRC Building, 4135 Washtenaw Ave.:
-- Tuesdays, July 12 & 19, 2016 --
6:00 to 9:00 p m

-- Thurs. Aug. 18, 2016 --
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

These classes will be held at the MSU Extension Office, 705 N. Zeeb Rd.:
-- Wednessdays, Sept. 21 & 28, 2016 --
6:00 to 9:00 pm

The course meets the requirements of the Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP). Please pre-register by calling 222-9595.

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Nature Walk at Black Pond Woods Thursday evening, June 2

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 8:33am

[img_assist|nid=343207|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=75]Join us tonight for an informative nature walk from 7:00-8:30pm as part of the partnership between AADL and [:|Natural Area Preservation]!

Black Pond Woods Nature Area is a 34-acre woodland located north of Leslie Science and Nature Center. It was named for a small, vernal pond that was carved by receding glaciers and was named for the dark color of the water caused by tannins and acids from leaf litter. The nature area features several distinctive habitats, including a wet meadow. The raptor cages at LSNC make visiting this park a special treat! Natural Area Preservation will be holding a [:|Stewardship Workday] at Black Pond Woods on Sunday, June 5.

The nature walks take place each month throughout the summer and fall. For this one, we'll meet in the LSNC parking lot. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and bug spray if desired. AADL will have some of our [:|science tools] available to use on the walk, too!

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2016 "Write On!" 3rd-5th Grade Short Story Contest Winners!

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:05pm

Congratulations to the [:events/writeon| 2016 “Write On!” 3rd-5th Grade Short Story Contest Winners!]

After an astounding 104 entries, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place stories were chosen from each grade, and the 2016 winners were announced at the Awards Celebration held on April 17th!

Come back soon to read this year’s short story submissions on the [:events/writeon|contest website!]

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Science Fun with FEMMES

Saturday July 23, 2016: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grades 2 - 6

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Pulp: Arts Around Ann Arbor

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:20pm


Where can you find out more about arts & culture in Ann Arbor?

Where can you get updates on music? Visual art? Author and book events? Film & video? Theater & dance?

With AADL's new arts blog, [| Pulp], you'll find excitement and appreciation for the Ann Arbor area arts & culture scene and all it has to offer. Visit [| Pulp] for previews, thoughts, critiques, reviews, dorky puns, opinions, and observations from professional journalists, community contributors, and, of course, your very own AADL staffers.

Learn about a new [| art exhibit at the University of Michigan Museum of Art], read a review of a [| film] currently playing in Ann Arbor theaters, and even get a head start on summer plans with a preview of offerings at the [| Stratford Festival].

Find out more at [|]!

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Winteractive: The Art of Video Games - AADL Exhibit at University of Michigan Hatcher Gallery

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 3:57pm


Dates: March 17th through April 15th

What does it mean for a game to be art? Visit this interactive exhibit in the Hatcher Gallery to find out! Many independent game developers stretch the definition of what a game can be and create games that blur the boundaries between art and traditional entertainment.

The games in this exhibition—all created by individual or small groups of developers—will lead you into realms of sound and beauty, or provoke reflection on the human condition, or entertain you with innovative takes on established game genres—or perhaps all of the above at once!

This is a hands-on exhibition. We invite you to play and explore the games, and [|offer your thoughts].

Sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library and the [|University of Michigan Library Computer & Video Game Archive].

[|Click here for directions to the University of Michigan Hatcher Graduate Library].
[|Hatcher Library hours and more information can be accessed here.]

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The 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival is Here!

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:17pm

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is here again, and with it comes another year of films, events, and community partnership. AADL will once again be an official AAFF community partner, this year for Films in Competition 5, on Saturday March 19 at 11 am in the main auditorium. This screening features films especially for viewers and filmmakers age 6 and up.

You can [|see the festival's entire schedule] and [|buy tickets] on the Ann Arbor Film Fest’s website. Make sure to enter the code AAFF54_AADL for a dollar off your advance ticket!

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. The 54th AAFF takes place March 15-20, 2016 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].