Local Music: Timothy Monger

Friday January 30, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

AADL highlights a local performing artist with this evening concert by Timothy Monger, best known for his work with Michigan rock group Great Lakes Myth Society, which he co-founded with his brother James.

For this performance, Monger will use guitar pedals and other musical items from AADL’s circulating Music Tools collection!

In 2004, Monger released his debut solo album Summer Cherry Ghosts. The lush baroque-pop song cycle earned favorable comparisons to Elliot Smith, Electric Light
Orchestra and early Bee Gees and was re-released in Japan the following year.

The success of Great Lakes Myth Society’s literate, folk-tinged rock eventually landed them a deal with Michigan indie Quack! Media in 2006 and their sophomore effort Compass Rose Bouquet was released in 2007 to glowing reviews. This was followed with several national tours, multiple appearances at SXSW and shows with Patti Smith, British Sea Power, The Hidden Cameras and The Hold Steady among others.

In 2009, Monger recorded his second solo album and performed regularly both as a solo artist and with his newly formed backing band Timothy Monger State Park. His sophomore album The New Britton Sound is a beautiful melding of elegant pop, and lyrical folk-rock named for the small rural town of Britton, Michigan where the bulk of it was recorded and written. Released in June 2011 on his own Northern Detective record label, the album was a stylistic leap forward, moving away from the orchestral leanings in favor of a more organic, rural pop sound.

Pan African Youth Orchestra

Saturday February 21, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This African youth orchestra, led by Kweku Kwakye, traveled from Ghana to Michigan to perform at AADL and in schools in Washtenaw County.

Enjoy an afternoon of lively music from Africa!

All-Ages Mario Kart Tournament

Sunday March 1, 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!

Wii Sports Resort Team Tourney for All Ages

Sunday April 12, 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!

National Library Week Event: Meet Up For the Robot Invasion on Main Street!

Sunday April 12, 2015: 3:30 pm to 3:40 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for all ages,

Bring your robot costume from yesterday’s event or dress in your zaniest costume and join in the Parade of Festive Foolishness!

Arrive by 3:40 PM and we’ll march together to Main Street to join in the FestiFools fun.

Parents are highly encouraged to don whatever ridiculous garb they can find

El Dia de Los Ninos y Libros Cultural Celebration

Sunday April 26, 2015: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm -- Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd.

This event is intended for all ages.

The Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti District Libraries join together to celebrate children and books with music, dancing, and traditional treats and crafts at the Ypsilanti District Library!

For more information, call the Ypsilanti District Library at 482-4110.

All-Ages Mario Kart Tournament

Sunday May 31, 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!