Washer Necklaces

Wednesday July 1, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Using painted washers, rub-on stickers, and fingernail polish we'll create one-of-a-kind charms to wear or to share!

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Racing

Sunday July 5, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-10

Use Unity to customize a racing game. Adjust every aspect of a premade city and racing system to make it your own! Play it on the fly to test how your game is turning out.

AADL Circus Camp: Face Painting

Tuesday July 7, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-8

Join local artist Lizzie Lottman as she teaches you how to use Face Paint to make different designs for the stage or just for fun.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday July 7, 2015: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Ages 14-18

Teens ages 14-18 can spend their summer volunteering at the library! There are opportunities to work as program assistants during our many and varied summer programs for all ages, and to work behind the scenes doing program prep and stocking Summer Game orders. Attend orientation to learn about the volunteering process and to sign up for what you'd like to help with over the summer. All participants will get a certificate at the end of the summer with a summary of their work and volunteer hours.

Paracord Survival Wristbands

Wednesday July 8, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 4 - 12

Whether camping, hiking, boating, or adventuring around the neighborhood, strong, durable paracord can come in quite handy. Participants will use simple knots to condense over six feet of cord into a wearable wristband.

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday July 8, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grade 6–Adult

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

Emerging Writers Workshop: Maximizing Your Publishing Possibilities

Thursday July 9, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Modern writers have more places than ever to sell their work. What is the best way to get your book into readers’ hands? Join authors Alex Kourvo and Lara Zielin as they discuss traditional publishing, indie publishing, small presses, and online venues for matching your novel or non-fiction book with the right reader. This workshop is part of an an on-going series of Emerging Writers Workshops. They happen the first Thursday of the month at the Traverwood Branch.

AADL Mini-Moog Fest

Saturday July 11, 2015: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

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

Come out to try our Music Tools equipment, and listen to electronic music in the Downtown Library.

Knitting Adventures in Mochimochi Land with Anna Hrachovec!

Saturday July 11, 2015: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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

Mochimochi Land creator, and fiber artist Anna Hrachovec is back with another knittastic afternoon of yarn fun! This event is for intermediate knitters. If you have a size 1 double-pointed needle of your own please bring it. Otherwise supplies will be provided.

Anna's latest book Adventures in Mochimochi Land: Tall Tales From a Tiny Knitted World will be released in June and she'll be here to talk about it and demonstrate some of the new patterns from the book. Knitters at an intermediate level and above are invited to learn some new tricks! Books will be for sale.

Anna finds inspiration in Hello Kitty, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Dr Seuss and renowned designer/illustrator Mary Blair. Anna’s knitted toys have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, on Nickelodeon, all around the web, and in print. Anna's newest book will be on sale, along with her other titles, and she'll be signing after the event. In the meantime if you want to dive in to her world be sure to check out the books and the free downloadable patterns that we have in our catalog for L-Card holders.

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Engineering

Sunday July 12, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Create the world around you in the popular game of Roblox. This easy and intuitive game lets you customize every aspect of it. In this class you will be shown how to shape the game around you and add your own structures and landscape to play in!