Community Vinyasa Yoga

Tuesday July 22, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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

Yoga is a fun way to gain strength, flexibility and balance, while decreasing stress and tension. Come learn some of the basics of the Vinyasa style of yoga, which integrates breath with movement. Certified yoga instructor Raina LaGrand, of Amandla Energy Works, will be teaching. Raina is known in the community for teaching at the YMCA, A2 Yoga, and at the Phoenix Center here in Ann Arbor. Participants should dress ready to work out and bring a mat if they have one! All levels welcome, but participants should be able to move comfortably from the floor to standing.

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.

Emerging Writers: Writing & Review Meetup

Thursday July 24, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

This is a monthly meetup that welcomes all writers to ask questions, connect with other writers, or simply have a dedicated time and place to work on their projects. Local authors Lara Zielin and Margaret Yang will be on hand to offer encouragement, answer questions, and point writers to resources. These open houses complement the Emerging Writers Workshops. These events feature perspectives from both traditional publishing and indie publishing.

Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens

Friday July 25, 2014: 1:15 pm to 4:00 pm -- Planet Rock at 82 Aprill Drive

This event is intended for teens in Grades 6-12

Join us off-site for an afternoon of indoor rock-climbing at Planet Rock on 82 Aprill Drive (off Jackson road). Registration is required and begins on July 1. To register please email the attendees first and last name, phone # and the grade they will enter in the fall to registrations@aadl.org. A confirmation email will be sent. Attendees must have a parent or guardian sign the required waivers and bring it with them when they check in or be available in-person to sign the waiver when dropping the attendee off at Planet Rock.

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.

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.

Amigurumi Crochet Happy Fun!

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Looking for a seriously fun and unique craft obsession?

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed toys. Local crafter Beth Battey will teach you how to make your own cute amigurumi octopus. Beginners with lots of patience are welcome to give it a try, but previous crochet experience is recommended. Beth will be teaching a Beginning Crochet class on Tuesday, July 15, 6:00-8:45 pm at the Malletts Creek Branch.
A “crochet cam” will be set up for projection of instructions on the big wall! All supplies will be provided.

Super Comics Challenge with Jerzy Drozd

Wednesday July 30, 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.

This event is for adults and teens (grade 6 and up).