Thursday January 18, 2018: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

Join a specialist from the University of Michigan Human Resources office to learn how to search and apply for jobs at U-M.

For more information and resources on applying for jobs, check out AADL's Job Search Toolkit!

Sewing Lab with Amber Adams-Fall

Saturday January 20, 2018: 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn how to sew a stuffed whale using recycled denim with the help of local expert, Amber Adams-Fall! Amber will demonstrate how to create a sweet whale, and will be available to help you through the process.

Apple Showcase Presented by MacTechnics

Saturday January 20, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Join us to discuss the latest Apple devices, software and all things Mac. Participants are encouraged to stay after the event to ask questions, discuss the latest Apple products and learn more about MacTechnics.

This event is in partnership with MacTechnics, the Ann Arbor Apple Users Group. The MacTechnics have served the residents of Ann Arbor for over 30 years, providing education and training and demonstrating new uses for Apple gear and related software and accessories.

Stenciled Watercolors

Saturday January 20, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

No art skills? No problem! We'll show you how to make a frame-worthy piece.


Sunday January 21, 2018: 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.

Hot from the Oven: Zingerman’s Bakehouse Cookbook!

Sunday January 21, 2018: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Kick off the New Year right with Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo, Managing Partners of Zingerman’s Bakehouse, as they introduce Zingerman's Bakehouse cookbook, their first-ever cookbook, which features all the recipes of the Bakehouse’s most popular items. Also included are recipes that are unique to Michigan, along with Frank and Amy’s personal favorites. They’ve also added essays and brief stories for context, to give readers a sense of how the Zingerman’s community works together to produce great food.

Copies of the cookbook will be available for purchase. And if you’ve received the book as a holiday gift, bring it along!

This event is in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA), an organization of scholars, cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy. Their mission is to promote the study of culinary history through regular programs open to members and guests, through the quarterly newsletter Repast, and through exchanges of information with other such organizations.

Drawing for Adults

Sunday January 21, 2018: 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.

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.

Re-imagining Mental Health Services for American Indian Communities: Centering Indigenous Perspectives

Monday January 22, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The indigenous peoples of North America are heirs to the shattering legacy of European colonization. These brutal histories of land dispossession, military conquest, forced settlement, religious repression, and coercive assimilation have robbed American Indian communities of their economies, life ways, and sources of meaning and significance in the world. The predictable consequence has been an epidemic of “mental health” problems such as demoralization, substance abuse, violence, and suicide. This presentation will review the implicit logics that structure mental health service delivery as well as key ethno-psychological commitments of many American Indian communities in an effort to re-imagine counseling services in a manner that truly centers indigenous perspectives.

Joseph P. Gone is Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. His interdisciplinary scholarship explores the sociocultural foundations of healthy and disordered psychological experience on one hand, and the normative and prescriptive activities of mental health professionals on the other hand. His current projects are dedicated to integrating indigenous healing practices into clinical mental health settings that serve Native American people.

This program is part of the "Exploring the Mind" series and is a partnership with The University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

Sewing Lab

Monday January 22, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Join us for an evening of sewing.

We will have our lab's machines set up and staff will be on hand to show you the basics. You can bring a project you've been working on, or just stop by to practice your stitches.

We welcome all skill levels. No prior knowledge is necessary. You are free to bring your own sewing machine and join our growing sewing community.

Cooking 101: How to Shop on a Budget with Keegan Rodgers

Monday January 22, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to shop well on a budget. Students will learn how to prepare meal plans and grocery lists and how to save money at the grocery store.

Discussion will also cover how to maximize the use of ingredients and minimize food waste.

This event is in partnership with the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing food and budgeting series.