What's Happening This Week!

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PRESENTATION: AADL's 8th annual College Night on Thursday October 2 at 7:00 pm at the Downtown Library features advice from college admissions experts on finding the right college, writing a successful essay and scoring high on the ACT and SAT.

SPANISH STORYTIME: Preschoolers are invited to a delightful storytime session featuring bilingual stories and songs in Spanish and English on Thursday October 2 at 5:30 pm at the Downtown Library.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT: Join the Ann Arbor Symphony for a delightful Kinderconcert for ages 2 - 5 , featuring music, stories and movement, at the Downtown Library on Friday, October 3. There will be sessions at 9:30 am and 10:30 am.

WRITER'S WORKSHOP: This month's Emerging Writer's Workshop features advice on how to talk about your book. The session, open to all adult and teen writers, will be held on Thursday October 2 at 7:00 pm at Traverwood Branch.

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Kids can get experience making their own video game on Friday October 3 at 6:00 pm at the Downtown Library.

THIS WEEKEND:

FILM: Learn more about Michigan's thriving craft beer industry when AADL hosts a screening of The Michigan Beer Film (pictured) at Bill's Beer Garden on 218 S Ashley St in Ann Arbor on Sunday, October 5 at 7 pm.

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION: It is time for the annual Dia de la Familia Latina Celebration at the Downtown Library. This Latino-focused family event will occur at 2:30 pm on Sunday October 5 and features dancing, music, games, crafts, food, and face painting! Health information addressing mental, physical, and social issues in the Latino community will also be available.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Kids can enjoy stories and yoga on Saturday October 4 at 11:00 am at Pittsfield Branch.

CRAFTS: Adults and teens can make their own soap on Saturday October 4 at 3:00 pm at Malletts Creek Branch and create dazzling pendants out of clay on Sunday October 5 at 2:00 pm at Pittsfield Branch.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday October 2, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Spanish Storytime / Hora de Cuentos

Thursday October 2, 2014: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for preschool

Join us for bilingual stories and songs in Spanish and English for preschool listeners, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and families are welcome! Participants do not need to understand Spanish to enjoy this event!

¡Vengan a la hora de cuentos y canciones para los preescolares y sus familias! No es necesario entender ambos idiomas para disfrutar de este evento.

Playgroups

Thursday October 2, 2014: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday October 2, 2014: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

College Night: Solving the College Admissions Puzzle

Thursday October 2, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 9 to adult.

Applying to college? This event is for you: AADL's 8th annual College Night with the co-authors of "Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide for Students and Families About College Selection, Essay Writing, and High-Stakes Testing." Learn how to reduce your stress and increase your chances for success from the three experts of collegeadmissionsadvisors.com.

Community High's college prep counselor John Boshoven, M.A., M.S.W. will help you understand how to find the college that fits; Essay Coaching founder Debbie Merion, M.S.W, M.F.A. explains how to write a winning college application essay, and Managing Your Mind principal Geri Markel Ph.D. will provide tips about how to score your highest on tests such as the ACT and SAT, all to be followed by Q and A. Books will be for sale.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the 4th floor of the Downtown Library.

Emerging Writer's Workshop: What To Talk About When You Talk About Your Book

Thursday October 2, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Teens in Grades 6-12 and Adults

How do you tell others about your book? Is there a way to sum up an entire book without getting bogged down in detail or leaving out the main point? In “What To Talk About When You Talk About Your Book,” authors Margaret Yang and Lara Zielin will cover the essential documents every writer needs: query letters, synopses, log lines and blurbs. Join us for this Emerging Writers Workshop, featuring perspectives from indie and traditional publishing.

KinderConcert: Music & Motion

Friday October 3, 2014: 9:30 am to 10:00 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for children 2 - 5 years.

Learn about the string bass from Erin Zurbuchen and about the piano from Kathryn Goodson, and listen, dance and hear a story with Gari Stein. Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

This event will be repeated at 10:30 am. This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the Youth Story Corner.

Preschool Storytimes

Friday October 3, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

KinderConcert: Music & Motion

Friday October 3, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for children 2 - 5 years.

Learn about the string bass from Erin Zurbuchen and about the piano from Kathryn Goodson, and listen, dance and hear a story with Gari Stein. Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

This event is also held at 9:30 am. This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the Youth Story Corner.

Playgroups

Friday October 3, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.