Nature Walk @ Black Pond Woods

Thursday September 10, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Black Pond Woods Nature Area

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

Join staff members of AADL and the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation for an informative nature walk in the beautiful 34-acre Black Pond Woods Nature Area.

Black Pond Woods is mostly woodland, and was named for a small vernal pond whose basin was created when the glaciers receded from this area. The dark brown water is caused by tannins and humic acids from leaf litter. We'll learn more about this lovely area and about native plants and animals on our trek.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. We'll meet in the Leslie Science Center parking lot, which can be accessed from Traver Road.

Young Rembrandts: Power of Drawing

Saturday September 12, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grades 1–5

True creativity comes from the mastery of core skills combined with original thought! Join Young Rembrandts teachers for directed drawing that gives young students instruction on how to break down complex images into simple ones. Students will explore many different techniques and art tools (colored pencil, pastel, and marker) while learning the drawing skills that lay the foundation for all visual arts. Illustration, design, fine art composition, and cartooning will be covered. We will experiment with pastels as we learn about Paul Cezanne and his profound mastery of light and color and then go on to explore the various ways to illustrate shadow and light using techniques that contemporary artist Roy Lichtenstein used in his work. Plus, a visit from a professional Comic Book Artist adds some cartoon creating excitement!

Kingdom Tales at the Kerrytown BookFest

Sunday September 13, 2015: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Kerrytown Bookfest

This event is intended for preschool - grade 3.

Kayla Coughlin and Laura Pershin Raynor present kingdom stories with a twist at the Kerrytown BookFest. Create your own wild crown for cruising through the festival!

LEGO Connection

Sunday September 13, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K–5 with an adult.

Get connected with other LEGO-minded people and build cool things during this open LEGO play. AADL will supply the LEGO pieces, so leave your supply at home!

Although your LEGO creation must be left here, it may be photographed for our LEGO Look Book.

GameStart Workshop: Unity Basics

Sunday September 13, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1–8.

Learn the basics to build your own game! Using the Unity editor, you will get acquainted with how to create models, implement physics and manipulate code. Get started making your game now!

Circle K Homework Help

Monday September 14, 2015: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K–12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday September 16, 2015: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K-12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Young Rembrandts: Power of Drawing

Saturday September 19, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grades 1–5

True creativity comes from the mastery of core skills combined with original thought! Join Young Rembrandts teachers for directed drawing that gives young students instruction on how to break down complex images into simple ones. Students will explore many different techniques and art tools (colored pencil, pastel, and marker) while learning the drawing skills that lay the foundation for all visual arts. Illustration, design, fine art composition, and cartooning will be covered. We will experiment with pastels as we learn about Paul Cezanne and his profound mastery of light and color and then go on to explore the various ways to illustrate shadow and light using techniques that contemporary artist Roy Lichtenstein used in his work. Plus, a visit from a professional Comic Book Artist add some cartoon creating excitement!

DIY Pennants

Sunday September 20, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth grades 3 and up.

Make your own pennant to show off your school spirit, love for where you live, or allegiance to a particular animal! A pennant is a small, vintage-looking flag that can be used to celebrate whatever it is that you love!

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday September 20, 2015: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K–12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!