Twinkletoes!

Sunday February 7, 2016: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for ages 2-5

We won't stop singing and dancing in three fun and rhythmic stories for tots on the go!

Dancing Babies with Aron Kaufman

Sunday February 7, 2016: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies and preschoolers, up to 5 years.

Aron, a teacher at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, leads a program of percussion, music and motion!

Young Rembrandts: Power of Drawing - Graphic Design

Sunday February 7, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grades 1–5

What kind of iconic designs are created by the natives of the Northwestern Coastal United States? We explore the graphic ocean creatures that represent this culture and the symbolic artwork of their family clans. We will learn to draw a distinctive animal symbol that is one of the traditional icons of their colorful and and unique style of art.

“The Power of Drawing!” classes return to the library this winter, grounded once again in using problem solving and technical drawing skills, our new lessons are built around 3 different basic drawing foundations: design, cartooning, and fine art. We will study design as a form of visual problem solving as we learn how a concept or message can be communicated through color and the relationship of forms. How can we create a graphic composition that helps find a visual solution? How do we create signs and symbols as forms of design that represent thoughts or objects? How do we use animation and cartooning as forms of visual storytelling, sequencing, and the expression of figurative and facial emotion? How does exaggeration help us to "draw feelings"? How do we learn how to create a sense of movement and action that makes us laugh as well? And finally, we learn how fine art is a way to personally express the vital and foundational skills of visual expression as it relates to our personal style. How do we use color, technique, and form to create a world of color, line, texture as only we see it? How do we learn to use the technical skills of drawing to create a piece of art that we can call our own?

Sinister Snowmen

Sunday February 7, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 and up

Sick of the snow? Loathe that lovey-dovey stuff?

Unleash your stranger side and make a sinister snowman sock doll.

Make A Valentine For Your Valentine

Sunday February 7, 2016: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K - 5

Start your Valentine's celebration by making heart-themed cards for our sweethearts.

You can also make a card here or at home (or buy a Valentine's Day card) for patients in the hospital. Sign your card with your first name only and leave it unsealed, then drop it off at any AADL location from February 2–11. Please do not use glitter or include messages about getting well or feeling better as many of the patients are in the hospital for a long time.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Monster AI

Sunday February 7, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Whether you're looking to create a brave companion for your Minecraft self or design new and challenging monsters to face, GameStart's colorful, visual interface allows you to access the same AI designs used by the game's creators!

See the fundamentals of how computer-controlled characters work in games, without even needing to type!

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday February 7, 2016: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K–12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Baby Playgroups

Monday February 8, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for babies up to 24 months.

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs followed by open playtime. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday February 8, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday February 8, 2016: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K–12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!