Nature Walk @ Black Pond Woods

Thursday September 10, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Black Pond Woods Nature Area

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth in kindergarten and up.

Join staff members of AADL and the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation for an informative nature walk in the beautiful 34-acre Black Pond Woods Nature Area.

Black Pond Woods is mostly woodland, and was named for a small vernal pond whose basin was created when the glaciers receded from this area. The dark brown water is caused by tannins and humic acids from leaf litter. We'll learn more about this lovely area and about native plants and animals on our trek.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. We'll meet in the Leslie Science Center parking lot, which can be accessed from Traver Road.

Ann Arbor College Night

Tuesday September 29, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens in grade 9 and up.

Applying to college? This event is for you: AADL's 9th 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 two of the experts of collegeadmissionsadvisors.com.

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.

Sensation Stations

Thursday October 8, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Bullying in Our Schools: Strategies for Students, Parents and Educators

Monday October 26, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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

Huron High School basketball coach Waleed Samaha leads this informative program on the destructive effects of bullying. The discussion will feature teens and adults he has worked with to promote a safe, respectful, and positive educational environment at Huron High School.

This event is a partnership with the U-M Council for Disability Concerns as part of their 2015 Investing in Ability programming.

Sensation Stations

Monday November 9, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Sensation Stations

Thursday December 10, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for ages 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!