English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday September 16, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday September 17, 2014: 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!

AADL Webcomics Lab

Wednesday September 17, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult.

Got an idea for a webcomic but don't know where to start? Having trouble finding the time to put into that comics project? Or maybe you just want a break from creating alone in your studio (or the coffee shop) and wish you could work along side of your fellow comics creators?

Come to the monthly Webcomics Lab at AADL, where you can make make your comics in the company of professional and hobbyist cartoonists alike. Get a chance to share your work in progress with fellow creators, put in some essential drawing time on your project, and hang out with the people who are all struggling with the same thing you are--expressing character, drama, and humor through the comics page.

Lab host Jerzy Drozd will be on hand to help you with your work, and you'll be able to try out new tools and techniques using the new AADL Comics Tools collection. Best of all, you can get your work published. Each strip you finish during the Lab can be submitted for inclusion on the new AADL Webcomics Page!

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday September 17, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

Film & Discussion: 'GASLAND PART II'

Thursday September 18, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library 4th floor meeting room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult.

GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with methane, the potent greenhouse gas. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in filmmaker Josh Fox's words, "contaminating our democracy."

A screening of the 125-minute film will be followed by a discussion led by the U-M Community Scholars Program, cosponsors of this event. GASLAND PART II is not rated.

Emerging Writers: Writing & Review Meetup

Thursday September 18, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

This is a monthly meetup that welcomes all writers to ask questions, connect with other writers, or simply have a dedicated time and place to work on their projects. Local authors Lara Zielin and Margaret Yang will be on hand to offer encouragement, answer questions, and point writers to resources. Emerging Writers Workshops feature perspectives from traditional and indie publishing.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday September 19, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

Workshop: Roblox Studio

Friday September 19, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3 - 8.

The staff of GameStart will show you how to combine elements of art, design, math, and physics as you learn to make your own video game! You will start by creating your own hero, villain, and in-game props, then you will craft the landscape of their game world with challenging puzzles and thrilling obstacles.

Project M/Super Smash Brothers "Not So" Regulation Throwdown

Saturday September 20, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult.

Looking for a smash? Missing that classic melee gameplay?

Come on Downtown for a twist on our Super Smash Brothers Brawl Throwdown.

Concert: Southpaw Isle Steelband

Saturday September 20, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult.

The rhythm-driven Global Steelpan Music of Southpaw Isle Steelband stretches into and beyond jazz, classical, samba, and calypso. This group is notorious for high quality performances that will keep you moving and begging for more! Performances include the world premier of “A Caribbean Christmas Mass,” sold-out performances in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series, and an appearance in the finals of the World Steelband Festival in Trinidad.