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!

Joel's ScienceRific Comedy Show - NEW LOCATION

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grades K-5

Discover a secret lab and help Joel (Michigan's Family Funnyman Joel Tacey) find his missing sidekick, Maze the Mouse as Joel brings to life 8 exciting books! Comedy, magic, music, and lots of audience participation highlight this exciting, wholesome youth program that will have kids and grown-ups laughing out loud and crazy about reading.

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

Sensation Stations

Monday August 4, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for 18 month to 2 years

Drop in for sensory fun with your little ones. Young children will engage their senses by scooping, pouring, sorting, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.

Redstone Engineering

Monday August 4, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1 - 3.

Are you a kid who thinks they know everything about Minecraft? Did you know that Redstone material in Minecraft behaves like an electric conduit, allowing players to rig up levers, buttons, and pressure plates?

Learn how to create contraptions of increasing complexity, craft clever traps, and speedy transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

This hands-on session will be led by the staff from GameStart.

Paperclip Fashion Necklaces

Tuesday August 5, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grade 3 to adult

Make a chic statement necklace out of paperclips and colored tape.

AADL 9th Annual LEGO Contest!

Thursday August 7, 2014: 9:00 am to 8:30 pm -- Kensington Court, 610 Hilton Dr.

Enter your best LEGO project in AADL’s 9th Annual LEGO Contest, held at Kensington Court near Briarwood Mall. Get complete rules and guidelines here or at aadl.org or any AADL location beginning June 13.

9 AM–3 PM: Drop off projects at Kensington Court
3 PM–6 PM: Doors closed for judging
6 PM: Doors open for public display of all projects
8–8:30 PM: Awards Ceremony with prizes in six categories: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 & Adult

All projects must go home with their creators that night!

Take a Hike@ Furstenberg Nature Area

Thursday August 7, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Furstenberg Nature Area

This event is intended for all ages

Furstenberg Nature Area is a 38-acre park on Fuller Road, west of Gallup Park. Enjoy wetlands, woodlands, prairie, and oak savanna on this nature walk with a staff naturalist from Natural Area Preservation (City of Ann Arbor). Learn about native plants and trees, invasive plants, ecological restoration, and lots more.

Meet near the restrooms near the parking lot off Fuller Road (across from Huron High School).

Magnet Crafts

Saturday August 9, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for youth and pre-teen, grades K-8

Create and decorate your very own bottle cap and clothespin magnets. Use a variety of craft supplies to transform them into critters, monsters, people, or anything else that strikes your fancy!

Noteworthy Notebooks

Tuesday August 19, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 3 to adult

Add some personal style to a notebook by gluing fun paper, cloth, foam, and other items to the cover!

You are welcome to bring your own notebook or use those provided. Tacky glue will be available as an alternative to hot glue.

Sensation Stations

Thursday August 21, 2014: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for toddlers

Drop in for sensory fun with your little ones. Young children will engage their senses by scooping, pouring, sorting, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.