What's Happening This Week!

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS: Adults and teens can design heroes and villains and create awesome adventures at the Wednesday, July 23 session of Super Comics Challenge with comic artist Jerzy Drozd at 6 pm at Malletts Creek Branch. Teens can also learn how to juggle with professional juggler Jason Kollum (pictured above) on Wednesday July 23 at 2 pm at Pittsfield Branch, or try their rock-climbing skills at Planet Rock - 82 Aprill Drive (off Jackson Road) (pre-registration required) on Friday July 25 at 1:15 pm.. Kids can get started with computer programming on Thursday July 24 at 6 pm a the Downtown Library.

CRAFTS: Kids can make pinwheel flowers on Thursday July 24 at 2 pm at Traverwood Branch and make superhero capes on Friday July 25 at 2 pm at Pittsfield Branch.

MEETUP FOR WRITERS: Adults and teens writers can share their work at Traverwood Branch at 7 pm on Thursday July 24 at this month's Emerging Writers Meetup.

NERD NITE ANN ARBOR: Macrophages, Traffic Tactics, and the Hippocampus are the topics for the Thursday July 24 Nerd Nite Ann Arbor session, sponsored by AADL at LIVE on 102 S 1st Street. Adults are invited to show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome stuff. It's “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Doors open at 6:30 pm, the speakers start at 7 pm and there is no cover.

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Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday July 23, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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

Playgroups

Wednesday July 23, 2014: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield 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

Wednesday July 23, 2014: 11:00 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

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

See a Juggler! Be a Juggler!

Wednesday July 23, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for teens in grades 6-12

Pro Juggler Jason Kollum presents this interactive, all participation event! See Jason demo the tricks and you'll get to try out scarf juggling, beanbag ball juggling, plastic spinning plates, and more!

Super Comics Challenge with Jerzy Drozd

Wednesday July 23, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up.

Super Comics Challenge

Can you meet the Super Comics Challenge?

At this weekly series, you'll design dangerous fortresses, awesome heroes, lugubrious villains, and unlock achievements of the comics-storytelling masters! Each week you'll have two fun drawing challenges to level up your comics-making powers and get special Summer Game codes. Come every week to collect a special series of video challenges! Become the supreme master of visual storytelling!

Sessions will be held at Malletts Creek Branch on Mondays, 6 - 8 pm, July 9 - August 13.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday July 23, 2014: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday July 23, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday July 24, 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.

Pinwheel Flower Pots

Thursday July 24, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Want some flowers that won't wilt in the summer heat? Make colorful pinwheel flowers using a few simple supplies. Decorate a flower pot, plant your pinwheels, and let them spin. Or just store them in the pot when you're not playing with them!

Hello World: Command Line for Kids

Thursday July 24, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3 - 5

Want to get started with computer programming? Get to know command line basics with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Southeast Michigan Section.

This event will be repeated on Thursday, August 21 at the Downtown Library at 6 pm.