What's Happening This Week!

CRAFTS: Kids can turn yarn into a fun monster on Tuesday July 29 at 2 pm at Malletts Creek Branch and create crazy gumdrop people (pictured above) on Thursday July 31 at 2 pm at Malletts Creek Branch. Adults and teens can explore amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting small toys, on Tuesday July 29 at 6 pm at Pittsfield Branch and get creative with their own block printing designs on Wednesday July 30 at 6:30 pm at Pittsfield Branch.

COMEDY AND SCIENCE: Kids can enjoy comedy, magic, music, and lots of audience participation when Joel Tacey visits the Mallets Creek Branch at 7 pm on Tuesday July 29.

HANDS-ON COMICS WORKSHOP: Comic artist Jerzy Drozd guides adults and teens to become comics-storytelling masters at the Super Comics Challenge, Wednesday July 30 at 6 pm at Malletts Creek Branch.

Head Downtown to Check Out Lawn Games For The Weekend

Today is a great day to visit the Downtown Library and check our recently expanded Games collection. We've got giant garden checkers and dominoes, disc golf kits and colorful scoop ball sets, giant tumble towers, metal detectors & more. Also, we highly recommend that you get your Scandinavian lawn games fix with a set of Kubb (pronounced coob) the ancient viking lawn game of chance and skill. Most games circulate for one week and some can be requested, but most are offered on a first-available basis.

Permaculture: Practical solutions for self-reliance

One of our newer magazine subscriptions at the library is to Permaculture: Practical solutions for self-reliance. This magazine is a "bestselling international green-environmental magazine (with) inspiring articles written by leading experts alongside the readers' own tips and solutions," their website states. More from the website: "Published quarterly, this pioneering magazine is full of money-saving ideas for your home, garden and community. It features thought provoking articles on organic gardening; food and drink; renewable technology and green building; education, health and economics; transition towns and ecovillages; personal and community development; and sustainable agriculture and agro-forestry." Permaculture magazine also runs reviews of new books, DVDs, tools, courses, and access to contacts. Sounds like a good one!

Public Elevator at Downtown Library Out of Service

The public elevator in the Downtown Library failed a routine safety inspection earlier this month, and is out of service. The repairs needed will require that the elevator remain out of service for most of this summer. We are not planning on having the elevator back in operation before Labor Day weekend. If you are visiting the Downtown Library and are unable to use the stairway, please ask any AADL staff person for assistance. We will escort you through staff areas to the freight elevator in order to get you to your desired location in the Library.

The lower level of the Downtown Library will be closed to the public when the repairs are being made. We know that there will be noise and unpleasant fumes from the work. We expect work to begin soon after July 1. If at all possible the noisiest and most unpleasant work will be done mornings before the Library opens. The noise, vibration, and fumes may require that the Library be closed during regular hours and on short notice. We will do our best to make these decisions in a manner that is respectful of your time and your need for the services available in the Downtown location of the AADL.

We are very sorry for this inconvenience, and hopefully, it will remain merely an inconvenience. Please let me know if we need to do more for you while the public elevator is being repaired.


Today's Events at the Ann Arbor District Library



Tuesday July 29, 2014: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 11:00 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Mini Yarn Monsters

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Amigurumi Crochet Happy Fun!

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Joel's ScienceRific Comedy Show - NEW LOCATION

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Current & Upcoming Exhibits at the Ann Arbor District Library

Super Snazz: Multi-Media Collage and Assemblage By Dan Mulholland

Now through August 28, 2014 -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit

New Art Prints from the AADL Collection

August 5, 2014 through September 11, 2014 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

Historic Ann Arbor Architecture

Monday August 25, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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