Little-Known Stories in American History, Part 2: 1830-1900

Monday January 8, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 9-adult

Speaker and storyteller Jim Glenn returns to the library! Join Jim as he presents exciting stories about state boundaries, military leaders, music, heroic teenagers, a “miraculous” staircase and the mother of all gunfights. Listen to U.S. history come to life at this educational and entertaining event!

Creative Break

Tuesday January 9, 2018: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Take a break from your workday with some creative thinking!

Drop in for a prompt or challenge that will get you thinking out of the box. Try different art tools and push yourself to experience something new!

Button Art

Tuesday January 9, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 9-adult

Join us for an evening of creating with buttons. We provide the canvas and you provide the imagination!

Ann Arbor Area High School Expo

Tuesday January 9, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 8 - adult

Do you have a student starting high school next year? Are you new to the area?

Join us for an informational open house about high school options in the Ann Arbor community. Representatives from local high schools will be on hand to answer your questions and help you and your students make an informed choice.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday January 10, 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!

Film: Resilience

Wednesday January 10, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 7 - adult

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, incarceration, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

This 60-minute 2016 film is not rated.

Circle K Homework Help

Thursday January 11, 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!

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Thursday January 11, 2018: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

3D Printing Demo

Thursday January 11, 2018: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Join us for a 3D Printing Demo with a local expert who will explain the theory behind and some of the uses for 3D Printing. Be sure to check aadl.org for themes and projects.

Homemade Face Masks and Scrubs with Hannah Butler

Friday January 12, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Enjoy an evening of skincare as a means of self-care. Learn the basic steps to create a personal skincare regimen for your skin type with natural ingredients. Everyone will receive recipe cards and create a facial mask to take home. Supplies and ingredients will be provided.

A makeup artist with over 10 years' experience, Hannah attributes her expertise to the thousands of faces, countless hours, and vast training she's had in skincare and makeup. Using thoughtful questioning, she learns about a client’s style and helps them look and feel their best.