Drawing for Kids

Sunday January 21, 2018: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 1–5

Join us for a directed drawing activity for youth with artists from the Ann Arbor Art Center! Be sure to check aadl.org for themes and projects.

Friends in Song and Story

Sunday January 21, 2018: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 3

The father/daughter/uncle musical family of Gemily joins AADL’s Laura Pershin Raynor for a musical storytelling program for the whole family.

This concert includes lots of audience participation, Gemily’s songs for children, and collaborative storytelling with their long-time friend Laura.

Minecraft Workshop

Sunday January 21, 2018: 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 January 21, 2018: 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!

Circle K Homework Help

Monday January 22, 2018: 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!

Guided Meditation for Young Kids

Tuesday January 23, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for preschool - kindergarten

Whether it's stress, anxiety, or the occasional moodiness, kids can benefit from quieting their mind as much as adults. Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant will lead young children through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and more. We'll start with a story by one of our storytellers, move into meditation and finish with a hands-on craft to make a “breathing buddy” for meditating at home. Meditation at a young age plants the seed of a lifelong resource for dealing with stress or hard situations. Attendees are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket with them for added comfort.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday January 24, 2018: 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!

Circle K Homework Help

Thursday January 25, 2018: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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!

Popsicle Stick Paper Dolls

Saturday January 27, 2018: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K-5

Use washi tape, buttons and trims and Popsicle sticks to make some adorable paper dolls.

Make a whole group, make a family!

Science Fun with FEMMES

Saturday January 27, 2018: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 2 - 6

The University of Michigan student group FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science) will bring a variety of hands-on, engaging activities for young students interested in learning more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics.

Common household items will be used to demonstrate experiments and simulations to learn about biology, geology, industrial engineering, and much more.

This event is cosponsored by FEMMES, a group of undergraduate and graduate students who are studying various areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and who want to encourage younger girls who might be interested in one day doing the same.