Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday April 1, 2015: 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!

Emerging Writers Workshop: Finish That Book! Shaping A Plot that Moves Your Story from Initial Idea to THE END

Thursday April 2, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Whether you’re a thorough plotter with a roadmap for each chapter, or you’re a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer, this workshop will cover the essential elements that every novel needs. Authors Alex Kourvo and Lara Zielin will show you how to open your novel with a bang, wrap up all the plot threads at the end, and make sure your middle never sags. They will also explain how to polish your prose and avoid the traps of tired text.

This event is part of a monthly series of writing and publishing events called the Emerging Writers Workshops, featuring perspectives from both traditional publishing and indie publishing.

There will also be an opportunity for workshop attendees to meet up at the Traverwood Branch on Thursday, April 16 to discuss their works-in-progress. Both Lara Zielin and Alex Kourvo will be on hand to offer advice, tips and review. These open houses will be a wonderful time to meet your fellow writers and potentially create your own writing group.

Beginning Crochet Class

Saturday April 4, 2015: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Looking to get in on the return to handmade and DIY?

Local crafter Beth Battey will get you started in the wonderful world of crochet with a basic beginner's project. Supplies are provided.

Secret Agent Training Center

Monday April 6, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grades K - 8

Find out what it takes to be a spy at Super Secret Spy School!

Learn techniques and strategies employed by the sneakiest of spies for carrying secrets, mastering disguises, and writing in code.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday April 6, 2015: 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!

Felt Ball Fun!

Monday April 6, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (grade K and up)

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop. Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap and some patience, and you get a fun felt ball! Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration!

Polymer Clay Pinwheel Earrings

Tuesday April 7, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Head to the Library and make a pair of fun, one-of-a-kind earrings.

Pokemon Showdown!

Wednesday April 8, 2015: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 6 - 12

Are you walking around with a head full of Pokemon knowledge? Pokemon Showdown is the ultimate Pokemon battle simulator - and there's no need to catch 'em all!

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday April 8, 2015: 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!

Smell and Tell: Serge Lutens: Collaboration in Luxury Fragrance Design

Wednesday April 8, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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

Growth in the luxury niche category in perfumery has revived the role of the in-house perfumer. House perfumers are sensorial interpreters. They are given dreams and wishes and must distill what is contained in heart of the dreamer—and bottle it so the fantasy can be revisited again and again. The blueprint for the perfect relationship between icon and maker is as mysterious as a fragrant sillage that dresses the air. Serge Lutens relationship with perfumer Christopher Sheldrake spans 22 years. In that time these two collaborators have created over 50 scents, each with its own distinctive character. We will explore some of Serge Lutens most beloved scents and how the dreams behind each of them became manifest. Lecture by Michelle Krell Kydd, trained nose in flavors and fragrance, and editor of Glass Petal Smoke.