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Public Event

Electronics Lab: How to Use a Digital Multimeter

Thursday September 22, 2016: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade 6 - Adult

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Electronics Lab: Ham Radio License Workshop and Exam

Saturday September 17, 2016: 9:15am to 5:15pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Public Event

Owl Mania!

Sunday November 6, 2016: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Grades 3 - 8

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Crafts

Fall Leaf Creatures

Saturday October 15, 2016: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Preschool-Grade 5

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Public Event

Sensation Stations

Friday December 9, 2016: 10:30am to 11:30am
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room
Age 10 Months–2 Years

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Public Event

Sensation Stations

Wednesday November 9, 2016: 10:30am to 11:30am
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Ages 10 Months–2 Years

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Public Event

Sensation Stations

Friday October 7, 2016: 10:30am to 11:30am
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Ages 10 Months–2 Years

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Public Event

Sensation Stations

Tuesday September 13, 2016: 10:30am to 11:30am
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Ages 10 Months–2 Years

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Blog Post

Nature Walk at Black Pond Woods Thursday evening, June 2

[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 [:http://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/NAP/Pages/NaturalAreaPreservation.aspx|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 [:http://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/NAP/volunteering/Pages/CurrentVolunteerOpportunities.aspx|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 [:http://www.aadl.org/sciencetools|science tools] available to use on the walk, too!

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Blog Post

New Books for Curious Kids

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In [:http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1492329|The Book of What If…?], authors Matt Murrie and Andrew R. McHugh encourage kids to think about what the world would be like if things were much different than they actually are. For example, what if humans had elephant noses? What if there were no holidays? What if you could move objects with your brain? The authors offer prompts that get kids to think about what life might be like in all these wacky situations! Real kids offer suggestions for what they think might happen if these crazy things were true, and their answers are collected throughout the book, too. There are also related activities to go along with each “what if” question, which are fun to do with friends, family, or by yourself. This book really has it all and will keep kids with wild imaginations interested and engaged for hours, if not days, weeks, or months!

Everyone loves a good list, and the [:http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1463850|Top 10 of Everything 2015] is a giant book full of lots and lots of—you guessed it—amazing lists! From the “Most Powerful Engines” to the “Heaviest Animals in the Ocean” to the “Biggest Star Wars Lego Spaceships,” this book has lists for everyone. Although most of the lists are based in fact, with cited sources, there are also a few fun “unofficial” top 10 lists, like “Coolest Movie Alien Crafts” or “Most Awesome Female Artists.” This book is filled with brightly colored pictures and fun facts. Ann Arbor is even featured on one of the lists! Kids (and adults!) who love facts will consider this tome a must-read.