Mini Moog Fest

Saturday November 18, 2017: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for all ages

When Robert Moog streamlined the commercial manufacture of analog synthesizers, he helped create a music revolution that's still being felt today. Join us for a celebration and exploration of all things synth at Mini Moog Fest!

We'll feature performances by North Coast Modular Collective (which builds much of its gear from scratch), Mike Dykehouse (who brings the boom-bap with vintage synths), and the meditative trio of Chuck Sipperley, Kendall Babl, and Sean Curtis Patrick (playing ambient space jams). We'll also have hands-on activities for the whole family, T-shirt giveaways, and you can try out various synths, including gear from AADL's Music Tools collection, as well as talk to vendors, artists, and makers about how to construct your own sonic creations.

NaNoWriMo Free Write Session

Saturday November 18, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: Meeting Room A and Westgate Branch: Meeting Room B

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Calling all writers! Get into the groove of writing in a quiet space with lots of outlets to plug in a laptop!

Whether you're working on a novel as part of National Novel Writing Month or something else, all are welcome.

Sharpie Dyed Coasters

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

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

These one-of-kind sharpie-dyed coasters would make a great gift or addition to your coffee table.

Create a colorful set to use however you'd like!

Chesstastic

Sunday November 19, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess—one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

Minecraft Workshop

Sunday November 19, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to advanced challenges.

This is a deep curriculum, so repeat students are encouraged!

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday November 19, 2017: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K-12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Drawing for Adults: One Point Perspective

Sunday November 19, 2017: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Come draw with us! We'll provide everything you need to practice your drawing skills. This week we'll be learning the basics of one point perspective.

Every week we’ll cover a different topic. You’ll learn different techniques to tackle texture, chiaroscuro, and perspective, plus improve your sense of composition, lighting, and form. You'll get the chance to try out different media like pencil, charcoal, and pastel. All skill levels are welcome to participate.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday November 20, 2017: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K-12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Paracord Survival Bracelets for Our Troops

Tuesday November 21, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Not only are these bracelets really cool-looking, they can actually be used to save a life in an emergency situation.

The bracelet gives the person wearing it 7.5 feet to use in an emergency. The cord from these bracelets can be used to create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location or make a sling or splint, and the inner nylon cord can be used as thread to repair gear or as emergency sutures to close a wound.

Make a bracelet for yourself or to be sent to Operation Gratitude where they will be included in care packages sent to our soldiers overseas and new recruits graduating from boot camp. Instruction and supplies will be provided.

ARMS: Arms Race

Saturday November 25, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

This is your call to arms.

Have you ever wanted extendable ARMS to punch someone on the other side of the room? Get all up in arms, and unleash a "rush attack" against your opponents.