What's Happening This Week!

CRAFT: There will be two opportunities for adults and teens to make fantastic twig terrariums on Sunday, July 27 at the Downtown Library - one at 12:30 pm and one at 3:30 pm.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Preschoolers can enjoy a fun yoga session on Saturday, July 26 at 10:00 am at Pittsfield Branch-THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

SCI-TECH EVENTS: Adults and teens can use conductive paint to paint robots and other items on Saturday July 26 at 1 pm at Pittsfield Branch. Kids can learn about simple circuits on Sunday July 27 at 2 pm at Malletts Creek Branch.

INFANT MUSIC AND MOVEMENT: Aron Kaufman leads the 1 pm Dancing Babies session on Sunday July 27 at Pittsfield Branch.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:

ANGRY BIRDS: Kids! Don't miss our second annual Life-Sized Angry Birds event (pictured above) at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor at 1 pm on Monday July 28. Launch birds at piggies and do other Angry Birds activities!

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 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.

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.

CANCELLED -- Preschool Yoga

Saturday July 26, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:40 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2-5

This event has been CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control and will hopefully be rescheduled for a later date. Thank you for understanding.

Painting Circuits With Conductive Paint

Saturday July 26, 2014: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 6 - adult

Paint a robot or anything you want and the conductive paint will allow you to integrate an LED into your work.

Twig Terrariums Presents: a Terrarium Building Workshop

Sunday July 27, 2014: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for teens (grades 6-12) and adults.

Learn to make your own unique min-world terrarium from the fabulous ladies from Brooklyn, NY's Twig Terrariums! Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow will present this mossomely great, hands-on workshop! There will also be a book-selling and signing after the workshop. Literati Books will be selling Tiny World Terrariums: A Step-by-Step Guide.

Twig Terrariums has a store in Brooklyn. After they got their start at the Brooklyn Flea the New York Times took notice and they headlined The New York Times Home Section! Soon followed Country Living, Real Simple, Everyday with Rachael Ray, The Nate Berkus Show, Entrepreneur Magazine, WNYC, and so many more! The response to Twig's creations was overwhelming and soon the girls received requests from The New York Botanic Gardens to create an installation in their children's garden, and from The Museum of Arts & Design to be featured artists during their Otherworldly exhibit.

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

Dancing Babies with Aron Kaufman

Sunday July 27, 2014: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for 0-5 years.

Aron Kaufman, Teacher with Hebrew Day School, leads a program of music and motion!

Simple Circuits with Engineers! - NEW LOCATION

Sunday July 27, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 3-5

Learn about simple circuits from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Southeast Michigan Section.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the Malletts Creek Branch.

Twig Terrariums Presents: a Terrarium Building Workshop

Sunday July 27, 2014: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for teens (grades 6-12) and adults.

Learn to make your own unique mini-world terrarium from the fabulous ladies from Brooklyn, NY's Twig Terrariums! Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow will present this mossomely great, hands-on workshop! There will also be a book-selling and signing after the workshop. Literati Books will be selling Tiny World Terrariums: A Step-by-Step Guide.

Twig Terrariums has a store in Brooklyn. After they got their start at the Brooklyn Flea the New York Times took notice and they headlined The New York Times Home Section! Soon followed Country Living, Real Simple, Everyday with Rachael Ray, The Nate Berkus Show, Entrepreneur Magazine, WNYC, and so many more! The response to Twig's creations was overwhelming and soon the girls received requests from The New York Botanic Gardens to create an installation in their children's garden, and from The Museum of Arts & Design to be featured artists during their Otherworldly exhibit.

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

Playgroups

Monday July 28, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

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.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday July 28, 2014: 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.

Life-Sized Angry Birds

Monday July 28, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Meri Lou Murray Recreation Building

This event is intended for grades K-5

Do you love playing Angry Birds? Well, we have the event for you! We've partnered with the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center to bring you a life-sized Angry Birds experience.

Drop-in to launch birds at piggies and do other Angry Birds related activities. Collect Summer Game codes as you make your way through the stations. No birds (or piggies) will be harmed at this event!

Drop in for this event on at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor.

The entrance to the recreation center parking lot is off of Platt Road. Overflow parking for this event is at the County Farm Park parking lot, just south of the recreation center, also accessible from Platt Road.

Playgroups

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- 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.