Minecraft Programming

Monday August 25, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3 - 8.

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language!

Begin with the basics of navigating 3D space via code. Then work your way up to our automated-city-building programming challenges! Along the way, learn Python concepts like loops, arguments and functions. No prior experience necessary.

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

Using Yoga To Reduce Stress - NEW LOCATION

Tuesday August 26, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

In this Kundalini Yoga class, instructor Victoria Duranona will teach us how to become aware of stressors and how they influence our communication, our relationships, and our performance. She will then lead us through yoga and meditation to release our stress so we can flow with the right voltage and be able to put up with life's challenges without losing ourselves.

It is advised to bring a bottle of water, not eat for two hours before you come, and dress appropriately for exercise. Also, please bring your own mat.

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

Chanel No. 5: The Art and Science Behind a Timeless Perfume - NEW LOCATION

Wednesday August 27, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

What makes a perfume created in 1921 a timeless classic? Flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd explores the art and science behind the creation of Chanel No. 5 through a past, present and future lens. Singular elements that comprise the perfume’s formula will be smelled; including Aldehyde molecules that contribute to the perfume’s distinctive character. You can explore Ms. Kydd’s flavor and fragrance blog, Glass Petal Smoke.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library and has been relocated to Pittsfield Branch.

Take a Hike @ Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area

Thursday September 4, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area

This event is intended for all ages.

Celebrate National Wilderness Month with a hike along Malletts Creek, through the woods and wetlands of this 81.4-acre park. A staff naturalist from Natural Area Preservation (City of Ann Arbor) will lead the hike.

Meet at the park entrance parking lot off Packard Road, across from Easy Street and just southeast of Cobblestone Farm, or park at the Malletts Creek Branch (3090 E. Eisenhower) and walk a half mile east along Eisenhower and Packard to the park entrance.

Emerging Writers Workshop: The Art of Writing What You Know

Thursday September 4, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 6 - adult.

Do you have deep knowledge of and passion for a particular subject? How can you turn that into a nonfiction book that publishers will want? Authors Margaret Yang and Lara Zielin discuss how to turn your expertise into a nonfiction book, with special contributions from a bestselling (and local) nonfiction author.

No Sew Scarves

Saturday September 6, 2014: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult.

Do you have a closet full of t-shirts that don't wear for one reason or another, but that you don't want to get rid of? Come give them a new life! We'll show you how to "upcycle" your t-shirt into a scarf.

This is perfect for back-to school or even just a chilly office. Don't want to slice into any of your t-shirts? That's fine. We'll have some on hand for you to use.

Workshop: Redstone Engineering

Monday September 8, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3 - 8.

The Redstone material found in Minecraft behaves like an electric conduit, allowing players to rig up levers, buttons, and pressure plates. The staff from GameStart will teach you how to create contraptions of increasing complexity and craft clever traps and speedy
transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

Workshop: Web Design

Friday September 12, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 3-8

The staff of GameStart will show you how to build your own web page! This class will introduce design fundamentals as we explore a number of modern multimedia technologies. Learn to consider the user experience for navigation, readability, and more.

Mason Jar Cozies

Sunday September 14, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

You know how convenient canning jars can be for carrying drinks on the go. Now customize yours with a DIY cozy.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday September 15, 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!