Teen Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday July 7, 2015: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Ages 14-18

Teens ages 14-18 can spend their summer volunteering at the library! There are opportunities to work as program assistants during our many and varied summer programs for all ages, and to work behind the scenes doing program prep and stocking Summer Game orders. Attend orientation to learn about the volunteering process and to sign up for what you'd like to help with over the summer. All participants will get a certificate at the end of the summer with a summary of their work and volunteer hours.

AADL @ the Rolling Sculpture Car Show

Friday July 10, 2015: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Liberty Street

This event is intended for all ages

Look for the AADL booth on Liberty Street at the Rolling Sculpture Car Show and enjoy activities for awesome Summer Game prizes.

The Annotated Price is Right with John Teti of the A.V. Club

Sunday July 12, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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

The Price is Right debuted in 1956 and is still on the air with host, Drew Carey. John Teti, senior editor of the A.V. Club (arts and entertainment website of The Onion) presents a hilarious interactive session on the popular, long-running game show. On the Price is Right, contestants compete to win cash and prizes by guessing the pricing of merchandise. Enjoy an afternoon of silly and informative commentary that will illuminate the personalities and behind-the-scenes details of the popular show.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Monday July 13, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Ages 14-18

Teens ages 14-18 can spend their summer volunteering at the library! There's opportunities to work as program assistants during our many and varied summer programs for all ages, and to work behind the scenes doing program prep and stocking Summer Game orders. Attend orientation to learn about the volunteering process and to sign up for what you'd like to help with over the summer. All participants will get a certificate at the end of the summer with a summary of their work and volunteer hours.

The History of the Minifigure With Jonathan Bender, author of “LEGO: A Love Story”

Wednesday July 15, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth grades 4 and up.
This event will be recorded

Jonathan Bender, author of LEGO: A Love Story will present the history of the LEGO Minifigure, from the first ones in Denmark to all the varieties available today. You can bring your own minifigures for an opportunity to trade them with other attendees!

This event will also include a hands-on building component, creating minifigure worlds.

An Evening with Animals from the Creature Conservancy for Teens & Adults

Monday July 20, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

The Creature Conservancy returns with their wonderful collection of wild animals for an information-filled evening for teens and adults!

The Conservancy will bring several new animals a warthog, a young cougar, an albino alligator - plus surprise guests!

Located in Ann Arbor, the Creature Conservancy brings people and wildlife together in educational settings. The Conservancy is part of Copper Leaf Crossing, a 23-acre village that is home to several animal-related businesses. They have a variety of domestic and exotic creatures on the Copper Leaf Crossing campus for visitors to view when they roam the grounds (no appointment needed)!

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday July 23, 2015: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for Adults
This event will be recorded

For the last year and a half, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening - in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

Harry Potter Party!

Friday July 31, 2015: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for All Ages

Calling witches and wizards of all ages! Come celebrate the popular Harry Potter books and movies by joining us for a night of Harry Potter-themed activities and crafts. Costumes are encouraged!

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Monday August 3, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Ages 14-18

Teens ages 14-18 can spend their summer volunteering at the library! There's opportunities to work as program assistants during our many and varied summer programs for all ages, and to work behind the scenes doing program prep and stocking Summer Game orders. Attend orientation to learn about the volunteering process and to sign up for what you'd like to help with over the summer. All participants will get a certificate at the end of the summer with a summary of their work and volunteer hours.

Minecraft: Hunger Games

Saturday August 8, 2015: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace and Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 6 - 12

Whether or not you had a chance to join us for the International Hunger Games Tournament on International Games Day, you can present yourself as a tribute in this local area tournament hosted on AADL's Minecraft Server, Home of "Minecraft:Ann Arbor" minecraft.aadl.org Check us out online or in real life.