Summer Game 2015 GAME OVER Gala!

Monday August 31, 2015: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library Lobby

This event is intended for All Summer Game Players

Let's take the Summer Game out with a bang with a building-wide scavenger hunt, badge coloring, a free photobooth, and light refreshments to commemorate the 2015 summer game! Check out the new digs at the Downtown library and get a chance to meet other summer game players!

Vintage Base Ball Game

Wednesday September 16, 2015: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Cobblestone Farm at 2781 Packard Road

Striker to the line! Join us for a game of base ball by the rules of 1860, when sportsmanship ruled, spitting was not allowed, and baseball gloves hadn't been invented yet! These bare-handed base ballists strike with wooden bats, hurl a handmade vintage ball, and leg it around the bases to score tallies. Come on out to this family-friendly event to see a mixed squad of players from the Monitor Base Ball Club and the Merries Vintage Ladies Base Ball Club, both located in Chelsea, MI play a rousing match. Afterward, the teams will invite curious cranks (fans) to try their hand at hurling and striking. Huzzah!

Chesstastic

Sunday September 20, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth in kindergarten and up.

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess--one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

All-Ages Mario Kart Tournament

Sunday September 20, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages.

It's a Mario Kart 8 Tourney for kids, teens, AND adults!

Bring the family for an afternoon of fun!

Crafty Animal Bookmarks!

Sunday September 27, 2015: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for youth in grades K–8.

Create a medley of perfect animal-themed bookmarks to take back to school or to keep your favorite book company!

Halloween Costume Swap

Saturday October 3, 2015: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages.

Starting on September 20th, drop off your gently used, clean Halloween costumes to any library branch. Then, on October 3rd, come pick out a new costume for this year! This is a wonderful chance to save money, clear your closet, and pick out something snazzy for this year. Costumes for all ages and sizes are appreciated. We'll also be doing a kids' craft!

Dia de la Familia Latina

Sunday October 4, 2015: 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library

This event is intended for all ages.

This Latino-focused family event takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month and features entertainment, games, crafts, food, and face painting! Health information addressing mental, physical, and social issues in the Latino community will be available.

Chesstastic

Sunday October 18, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth in kindergarten and up.

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess — one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

Wii Sports Resort Team Tourney for All Ages

Sunday October 18, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages.

Take a family vacation to Wuhu Island and the Wii Sports Resort and play your way through some of the awesome games.

There will be prizes for the winning teams!

AADL COSTUME CONTEST

Saturday October 31, 2015: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby and Downtown Library: Conference Room A and Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages.

Come in your best, craziest, or most outrageous costume to AADL’s inaugural costume contest. Be prepared to dazzle the judges and the audience. There will be multiple prizes in multiple categories. Judging begins at noon with the awards ceremony at 2:30 pm.

Don’t miss this event, sure to be the highlight of Ann Arbor’s Halloween celebrations!