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.

Creative Break

Tuesday January 23, 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!

Jane Austen-Inspired Embroidery

Tuesday January 23, 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 embroidery and Austen! There will be a short presentation on needlework in the Austen era and a demonstration of embroidery styles and stitches. Each attendee will create their own needlework keepsake—a personalized, monogrammed handkerchief—with plenty of guidance to get those stitches started.

This event is a partnership with the University of Michigan The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet Exhibit.

League of Women Voters Forum: Line 5 and Other Challenges Impacting the Great Lakes

Tuesday January 23, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The Great Lakes Committee of the Ann Arbor chapter of the League of Women Voters will host a panel discussion on challenges facing the Great Lakes, with an update on the Line 5 oil pipeline.

A panel of experts, including Dr. Eric Anderson (NOAA) and Liz Kirkwood (Executive Director, FLOW), will present and discuss the issues, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

#metoo: Why Talking about Sexual Harassment Matters and Where We Go from Here

Tuesday January 23, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Barbara Neiss, Director of SafeHouse Center will discuss the concepts of sexual assault, harassment, and rape. Learn how to recognize these crimes and what to do if someone you know is a victim.

This program is in partnership with SAFE House Center as part of National Stalking Awareness Month.

Self-Care Massage: Lower Back & Body with Brian M. Truskowski

Tuesday January 23, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Using the Myofascial technique, licensed massage therapist Brian M. Truskowski will teach you about the anatomy of the lower back, hips, legs, and feet area as they relate to massage.

With focus on the muscles, you will learn about the role they play in your body and how they create dysfunction when not working properly. Brian will instruct attendees on self-massage by demonstrating the techniques himself and then on any participants interested in giving it a try.

Brian M. Truskowski is a licensed to practice massage in the state of Michigan and currently practices at Ann Arbor Massage.

Letterpress Lab

Wednesday January 24, 2018: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This weekly lab will introduce you to the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a cylinder proof press and small platen press. Whether you're new to letterpress or know the lay of a type case like the back of your hand, you'll enjoy playing with AADL’s collection of wood and lead type.

AADL staff will be on hand to show you the basics and we'll explore more advanced printing techniques with special guests. No prior experience necessary. Supplies are provided. You're welcome to return every Wednesday evening to work on multi-week projects.

This program involves direct handling of lead-based type and is therefore not suitable for small children.

Introduction to Weaving

Wednesday January 24, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn how to weave on a cardboard loom!

All supplies provided, no prior crafting experience necessary.

Travel to Costa Rica With Journeys International

Wednesday January 24, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Learn about Costa Rica as a model of ecotourism and traveling with family there.

Robin Pollack from Journeys, International will talk about this beautiful setting and the benefits of ecotourism.

Ann Arbor's Journeys International is the longest standing family-owned global eco-tourism company in the US, offering full-service exotic, guided cross-cultural explorations, nature safaris, treks, and eco-tours in remote corners of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific.

3D Printing Lab

Thursday January 25, 2018: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Try downloading and printing a 3D image with our 3D printers! Be sure to check aadl.org for themes and projects.