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What's Happening This Week!

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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

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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Event Highlights - December 11 - December 17

ART ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS: On Monday, December 11 at 7pm at Malletts Creek Branch, create festive [http://www.aadl.org/node/367390| holiday ornaments]. On Saturday, December 16 at 2pm at Pittsfield Branch, kids, teens, and adults can create [http://www.aadl.org/node/364902| Danish heart baskets].

CONCERTS & MUSIC EVENTS: On Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm at the Downtown Library, the [http://www.aadl.org/node/366334| 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 [http://www.aadl.org/node/366408| raw vegan winter diet]. On Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm at Pittsfield Branch, adults and teens can learn to create [http://www.aadl.org/node/365983| cookies for the holidays] or anytime.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: On Thursday, December 14 at 6:30pm at the Downtown Library, kids can enjoy a [http://www.aadl.org/node/366411| guided meditation] session.

COMICS & COMIC ARTISTS: On Saturday, December 16 at 1pm at Malletts Creek Branch, kids can create a [http://www.aadl.org/node/365242| comics story] with cartoonist Jerzy Drozd.

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Event Highlights - December 4 - 10

ART ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS:On Tuesday, December 5 at 7pm at Malletts Creek Branch, adults and teens can create a [http://www.aadl.org/node/364451| 3D snowflake].On Thursday, December 7 at 6:30pm at Traverwood Branch, adults and teens can create [http://www.aadl.org/node/366363| chain mail twist bracelets].

LECTURES & PANEL DISCUSSIONS: On Tuesday, December 5 at 7pm at the Downtown Library, learn the art of making [http://www.aadl.org/node/366330| craft cocktails].

CONCERTS & MUSIC EVENTS: On Thursday, December 7 at 7pm at the Downtown Library, local musician Ray Hough presents [http://www.aadl.org/node/366323| Songs For Optimists] On Sunday, December 10 at 3:30pm at the Downtown Library, all ages can enjoy the annual [http://www.aadl.org/node/354840| Classical Bells Concert].

FOOD & COOKING EVENTS: On Friday, December 8 at 7pm at the Downtown Library, adults and teens can learn to make [http://www.aadl.org/node/365156| 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 [http://www.aadl.org/node/366410| battle holiday stress].

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Event Highlights - Nov. 27 - Dec. 3

HEALTH & WELLNESS: On Monday, November 27 at 7 pm at the Downtown Library, learn about new research to build resistance to [http://www.aadl.org/node/359457| 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, [http://www.aadl.org/node/367692| Death is NOT the Answer].

THEATRE: On Friday, December 1 at 7pm at Westgate Branch, Kickshaw Theatre presents a staged reading of [http://www.aadl.org/node/364671| 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 [http://www.aadl.org/node/362692| 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 [http://www.aadl.org/node/365132| pompom bookmark]. On Sunday, December 3 at 3pm at Pittsfield Branch, kids can make [http://www.aadl.org/node/364894| 3D sculptures].

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Event Highlights - November 20 - November 26

ART ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS: On Tuesday, November 21 at 7 pm at the Downtown Library, adults and teens can make [http://www.aadl.org/node/366328| survival bracelets] to keep or send to our soldiers overseas. On Sunday, November 26 at 2pm at Malletts Creek Branch, kids can design a [http://www.aadl.org/node/364756| fairy doll].

HEALTH & WELLNESS: On Tuesday, November 21 at 7pm at Malletts Creek Branch, learn more about [http://www.aadl.org/node/362926| movement, mindfulness, and meditation].

HANDS-ON FUN: On Friday, November 24 at 2pm at Westgate Branch, kids can create [http://www.aadl.org/node/364747| balloon creatures].

SCI-TECH: On Saturday, November 25 at 10am at the Downtown Library, kids can make a [http://www.aadl.org/node/364748| flashlight].

GAMES & TOURNAMENTS: On Saturday, November 25 at 1pm at the Downtown Library, adult and teens can battle in an [http://www.aadl.org/node/367196| ARMS tournament]. On Sunday, November 26 at 1pm at the Downtown Library, kids, teens, and adults can enjoy a [http://www.aadl.org/node/367197| Mario Kart 8 tournament].

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Event Highlights Nov. 13 - Nov. 19

FOOD & COOKING: On Monday, November 13 at 7pm at the Malletts Creek Branch, adults and teens can explore [http://www.aadl.org/node/365952| 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 [http://www.aadl.org/node/366205| bingo]. On Sunday, November 19 1pm at Traverwood Branch, kids, teens, and adults can enjoy playing [http://www.aadl.org/node/360674| chess].

HEALTH & WELLNESS: On Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm at the Downtown Library, discover how [http://www.aadl.org/node/360999| 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 [http://www.aadl.org/node/365995| Bending the Arc].

SPECIAL STORYTIMES: On Saturday, November 18 at 1pm at the Downtown Library, kids can listen to [http://www.aadl.org/node/363018| stories about thankfulness]. On Sunday, November 19 at 1pm at the Downtown Library, kids can enjoy [http://www.aadl.org/node/362292| 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

AUTHOR EVENTS: On Tuesday, November 7 at 7pm at the Downtown Library, author [http://www.aadl.org/node/364874| Alexandra Zapruder] discusses her book about the Kennedy assassination, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1501830| 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 [http://www.aadl.org/node/361700| visual journey through Japan]. On Thursday, November 9 at 7pm at the Downtown Library, U-M Professor Ben van der Pluijm discusses [http://www.aadl.org/node/365158| 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 [http://www.aadl.org/node/364670| Jerusalem Is Beautiful] with Kickshaw Theatre.

SPECIAL EVENTS: On Sunday, November 12 at 1pm at the Downtown Library, get a great deal at the [http://www.aadl.org/node/365449| AADL Equipment Sale].

SPECIAL STORYTIMES: On Sunday, November 12 at 2pm at Pittsfield Branch, kids will enjoy stories from the [http://www.aadl.org/node/353350| Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild].

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

[img_assist|nid=367337|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=93] 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!