Caped Crusaders

Friday July 25, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Come make a one-of-a-kind super hero cape. We'll show you how.

Simple Circuits with Engineers! - NEW LOCATION

Sunday July 27, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 3-5

Learn about simple circuits from 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 Malletts Creek Branch.

Life-Sized Angry Birds

Monday July 28, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Meri Lou Murray Recreation Building

This event is intended for grades K-5

Do you love playing Angry Birds? Well, we have the event for you! We've partnered with the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center to bring you a life-sized Angry Birds experience.

Drop-in to launch birds at piggies and do other Angry Birds related activities. Collect Summer Game codes as you make your way through the stations. No birds (or piggies) will be harmed at this event!

Drop in for this event on at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor.

The entrance to the recreation center parking lot is off of Platt Road. Overflow parking for this event is at the County Farm Park parking lot, just south of the recreation center, also accessible from Platt Road.

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!

Joel's ScienceRific Comedy Show - NEW LOCATION

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grades K-5

Discover a secret lab and help Joel (Michigan's Family Funnyman Joel Tacey) find his missing sidekick, Maze the Mouse as Joel brings to life 8 exciting books! Comedy, magic, music, and lots of audience participation highlight this exciting, wholesome youth program that will have kids and grown-ups laughing out loud and crazy about reading.

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

Gumdrop People

Thursday July 31, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Like to play with your food? Using gumdrops and a few craft items, you can make a few colorful people who almost look good enough to eat.

Redstone Engineering

Monday August 4, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1 - 3.

Are you a kid who thinks they know everything about Minecraft? Did you know that Redstone material in Minecraft behaves like an electric conduit, allowing players to rig up levers, buttons, and pressure plates?

Learn how to create contraptions of increasing complexity, craft clever traps, and speedy transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

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

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.

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!