Mini Yarn Monsters

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K - 5.

Learn a few tricks to turn yarn into a fun monster you can call your own!

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.

Block Printing Workshop

Wednesday July 30, 2014: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Come try your hand at block printing.

Using soft linoleum blocks, design, cut, and print your own design. We'll provide the supplies and tools, you provide the creative ideas.

We will be printing on blank note cards and paper. No experience necessary.

Paperclip Fashion Necklaces

Tuesday August 5, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grade 3 to adult

Make a chic statement necklace out of paperclips and colored tape.

Geometric Origami 101

Tuesday August 5, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 4 to adult

Crafter Beth Battey demonstrates the basics of Japanese paper folding, focusing on geometric shapes and boxes. Experienced paper folders are encouraged to come and share their skills.

Make-A-Wand Workshop

Wednesday August 6, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Whether you're inspired by Rainbow Magic Fairies or by Harry Potter, you can make a wand you’ll love!

AADL 9th Annual LEGO Contest!

Thursday August 7, 2014: 9:00 am to 8:30 pm -- Kensington Court, 610 Hilton Dr.

Enter your best LEGO project in AADL’s 9th Annual LEGO Contest, held at Kensington Court near Briarwood Mall. Get complete rules and guidelines here or at aadl.org or any AADL location beginning June 13.

9 AM–3 PM: Drop off projects at Kensington Court
3 PM–6 PM: Doors closed for judging
6 PM: Doors open for public display of all projects
8–8:30 PM: Awards Ceremony with prizes in six categories: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 & Adult

All projects must go home with their creators that night!

Ice Cream in a Bag

Thursday August 7, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for K-5

You don't need a machine to make your own ice cream. Using household supplies and everyday ingredients, we'll show you how to make your own sweet treat.

Magnet Crafts

Saturday August 9, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for youth and pre-teen, grades K-8

Create and decorate your very own bottle cap and clothespin magnets. Use a variety of craft supplies to transform them into critters, monsters, people, or anything else that strikes your fancy!

Manufacturama

Sunday August 10, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grades 3-5

Work with a team to come up with an invention idea, design a product, and the manufacture multiple copies!

The focus will be on using conductive paint to create your simple circuit product!

This event is presented in partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Southeast Michigan Section.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the 4th floor of the Downtown Library.