What's Happening This Week!

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CHILLERS AUTHOR: Kids are invited to meet Johnathan Rand, author of Michigan Chillers and American Chillers on Sunday October 26 at 2:00 pm at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room.

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH: Adults and teens are invited to the NaNoWriMo kickoff on Sunday October 26 at 3:00 pm at Traverwood Branch: Program Room.

iINFANT MUSIC AND MOVEMENT: Monica Higman leads the Sunday October 26 session of dancing babies at 1:00 pm at Traverwood Branch.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Kids can learn more about artificial intelligence for games on Monday October 27 at 6:00 pm at the Downtown Library.

LECTURE: Nabeela Jaffer, owner of Jafferson Computers, discusses Internet Privacy on Tuesday October 28 at 7:00 pm at the Downtown Library.

CRAFTS: Adults and teens can make a Halloween wreath on Tuesday October 28 at 7:00 pm at the Pittsfield Branch and create Day of the Dead charms on Wednesday October 29 at 7:00 pm at Malletts Creek Branch.

Drop-in For Halloween Art Tools Crafts At The Downtown Library

Visit the Downtown library anytime through October 31 to create your own Halloween papercrafts. We're supplying the same die-cutting machines that you can borrow from our new Art Tools collection, along with every Halloween themed die we could get our hands on including bats, owls, witches, cats, pumpkins, ghosts & more. Die-cutting works by placing the material to be cut, like paper, cardstock or craft metal on top of a die that contains safety foam and a blade, which you run through a roller press to cut or emboss your design. We're supplying scrap paper for you to try it out, but If you want to get super fancy or make something in large quantities then you're welcome to bring in your own decorative paper and supplies. Hollander's is just a quick walk down 4th Ave! Look for the Art Tools craft table near the desk on the 1st floor at the Downtown library.

Chillers Author Johnathan Rand to visit AADL!

Join us Sunday, October 26 from 2-3pm downtown for a visit from local author Johnathan Rand! Rand is the author of the popular children’s chapter book series Michigan Chillers and American Chillers, with titles such as Poltergeists Of Petoskey, Dinosaurs Destroy Detroit and Great Lakes Ghost Ship.

He will talk about how he became a writer and how reading and writing are necessary in life. Books will be will for sale and he’ll be signing books after the event! Come give him a high five and ask him why he writes the books he does.

If you head up north, I recommend a visit to Chillermania! in Indian River. It’s the world headquarters for Rand’s books and a spookyish book store chock full of Rand’s books! It’s a feast for the eyes. I walked in this past spring and had a ton of fun.

New Teen Fiction at the AADL!

Wow! A fresh crop of exciting new teen books is on order at the AADL. Here’s a preview of just a few of the upcoming new arrivals:

Anatomy of a Misfit is Andrea Portes’ very first novel. It’s already gaining notoriety for being “hilarious, devastating, and ultimately triumphant” and is based loosely on real events from the author’s life. Anika is the third most popular girl in school and works hard to maintain her social position even though on the inside her thoughts are dark and diabolical AND she has a crush on the nerdiest guy in school (although, in her defense, he has come back from summer vacation way better looking than he was last spring). Readers will love Anika’s witty commentary and the high school setting is portrayed poignantly. The book rockets towards its final, wrenching tragedy, but readers should stick it out to the ultimate, victorious ending.

The Jewel, by Amy Ewing, is the first book in the new Lone City series. Violet is purchased at auction by the Duchess of the Lake to serve as a surrogate mother for future royal children. As Violet fights to stay alive through the struggles of her daily existence it begins to seem as though her fate might be a hopeless one. Then, she meets the gentleman hired to be a companion to the Duchesses’ niece and everything changes. Suddenly, her life seems worth living again as the two begin an illicit romance. The consequences of this romance, however, are more than either of them had bargained for.

Split Second, by Kasie West, is the sequel to the popular Pivot Point, which was published in early 2013. In Pivot Point, readers were introduced to Addie, who has the remarkable ability of being able to see the future of both potential outcomes when she is faced with a choice. Split Second continues with the story of Addie, who has recently realized that she also has the ability to manipulate time… but not without a price. In order to mitigate the effects of her time manipulation, Addie must enlist the help of her best friend Laila as well as that of a handsome new boy at school who seems immune to her charms.

Other teen books recently added to the collection include Deliverance, the third book in the Defiance series, Sway, the story of a boy who woos a girl for his best friend… but then develops feelings for her himself, and Magnolia, the story of two Southern teenagers who realize that their hatred for one another might actually be love after a devastating storm sweeps through their town.

If you’re browsing for these or any other teen titles, don’t forget that our teen collection at the Downtown library is now located on the third floor!

Today's Events at the Ann Arbor District Library

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Dancing Babies with Monica Higman

Sunday October 26, 2014: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

A Visit From Chillers Author Johnathan Rand

Sunday October 26, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party

Sunday October 26, 2014: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday October 26, 2014: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

Current & Upcoming Exhibits at the Ann Arbor District Library

Equilibrium: Paintings By Cathy Barry

Now through December 11, 2014 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

Ann Arbor Women Artists – Fall 2014 Juried Exhibition

Now through November 24, 2014 -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit, Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases, Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

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