Workshop: PyGame

Friday October 24, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Dig into the Python programming language by creating arcade style video games! Start by modifying an existing PyGame project, then create your very own game from scratch. This hands-on workshop is presented by the staff of GameStart.

Spooky Monster Banners

Saturday October 25, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 1 to adult

Make a scary or cute monster banner to hang up at home! Hot glue will be available but not necessary for this craft.

Mini-Monster Stuffies

Saturday October 25, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult.

Local crafter, Beth Battey, returns to teach this fun, monstrously creative, sewing workshop. Make your own unique stuffed monster! All supplies provided. This is an intricate project that will require the entire time and patience to complete.

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday October 26, 2014: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K-12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!

NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party

Sunday October 26, 2014: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grade 9 - Adult

If you've ever thought about writing a novel, here's your inspiration: NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)!

National Novel Writing Month is a non-profit event that encourages teens and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel during the month of November. Participants begin writing on November 1 with the goal of writing a 50,000 word (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.

Hosted by the local NaNo liaison Eric Foldenauer, this event includes light refreshments - so come and enjoy and get your creative juices flowing. Meet other local writers who will inspire you to face the challenge!

Official NaNoWriMo writing sessions will be held at the Downtown Library during November, but get a head start and celebrate with this great kick off party!

Circle K Homework Help

Monday October 27, 2014: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for Grades K - 12.

Need help with homework? Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!

Workshop: AI in Unreal 4

Monday October 27, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 3-8

Use the cutting-edge Unreal Engine 4 to learn the basics of artificial intelligence for games. Learn about the different goals of game AIs and how they accomplish those goals, while getting familiar with Unreal's innovative visual scripting system. Then you'll get to work on enemy AI for your own game! No prior experience is necessary. This hands-on workshop is presented by the staff of GameStart.

Make a Halloween Wreath!

Tuesday October 28, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

Get in the spooky spirit making a Halloween-themed wreath!

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday October 29, 2014: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for Grades K - 12.

Need help with homework? Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Charms

Wednesday October 29, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

Make Shrinky Dink skull charms for Día de los Muertos!