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.

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.

University Admissions & TOEFL/IELTS for International Families & Students

Saturday January 27, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

International families and students have many questions about applying for undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States. What are the English language requirements? Do I need SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT scores? Do I need to write an essay or a personal statement?

During this presentation, Michigan Language Center (MLC) staff will teach participants about the admissions process and language requirements for American universities, looking specifically at the admission process and requirements for nearby schools such as Concordia University (Ann Arbor), Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Michigan.

Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion: Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

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

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Join AADL staff and other community members for a discussion of the 2018 Washtenaw Read, Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi.

Yaa Gyasi will speak on February 6 at 7:00pm at Rackham Auditorium. Another discussion of the book will take place at the Pittsfield Branch on February 11 at 2:00pm.

Stamped Leather Bracelets

Friday February 9, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Come make a stamped leather bracelet at the Library! All supplies provided, no prior crafting experience necessary.

Amigurumi Crochet Critter Joy

Saturday February 10, 2018: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Looking for a seriously fun and unique craft obsession?

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed toys. Local crafter Beth Battey will teach you how to make your own cute amigurumi octopus. Beginners with lots of patience are welcome to give it a try, but previous crochet experience is recommended. A “crochet cam” will be set up for projection of instructions on the big wall! All supplies will be provided.

Beth will be teaching a Beginning Crochet class on Thursday, January 25, from 6:30—8:45 PM at the Traverwood Branch.

Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion: Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

Sunday February 11, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Join AADL staff and other community members for a discussion of the 2018 Washtenaw Read, Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi.

Gyasi will speak on February 6 at 7:00pm at Rackham Auditorium. Another discussion of the book will take place at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room on January 30 at 7:00pm.

Sensation Stations

Monday February 12, 2018: 10:30 am to 11:15 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for age 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Dinosaur Camp!

Friday February 16, 2018: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Secret Lab and Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grade K-5

Join us in learning more about dinosaurs and complete cool prehistoric activities at Dinosaur Camp!