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!

Ice Cream in a Bag

Thursday August 7, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for K-5

You don't need a machine to make your own ice cream. Using household supplies and everyday ingredients, we'll show you how to make your own sweet treat.

Computer Animation

Friday August 8, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Bring your first Computer Animation to life through classic techniques developed by the masters of animation.

In this hands-on session you will use Maya, a professional 3D animation software to create the illusion of motion, space, color, and light.

Explore the principles of animation using the game-focused challenges created by the instructors at GameStart. No prior experience necessary.

Pajama Jam

Friday August 8, 2014: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Preschool - Grade 3 with an adult

Join us for a family pajama jam featuring sleepy and silly stories and songs with a storyteller and musician. Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket and be ready for fun.

Lights, Camera, Action! Talk Up Your Favorite Library Item

Saturday August 9, 2014: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th floor Atrium and Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room and Downtown Library: Conference Room A

This event is intended for preschool to adult
This event will be recorded

Do you have a favorite picture book, novel, BOCD, movie, magazine, graphic novel, or science tool you want to share with others? Talk up your favorite library items on screen!

Drop in and learn handy tips on how to create an awesome video and review, and catch some on screen time by describing your favorite library item. Don’t miss the chance to have your video posted onto jump.aadl.org!

Kids, parents, teenagers, grandparents, and friends are all encouraged to stop by during any point of the program. Please either bring the item, provide the title/name, or bring the link to your favorite library item from the catalog at aadl.org.

Magnet Crafts

Saturday August 9, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for youth and pre-teen, grades K-8

Create and decorate your very own bottle cap and clothespin magnets. Use a variety of craft supplies to transform them into critters, monsters, people, or anything else that strikes your fancy!