Buddy Guy: A Man and the Blues

Saturday March 14, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Recipient of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, countless Grammy awards and induction into every relevant music and blues-related Hall of Fame, Buddy Guy has been called "the Greatest Living Electric Blues Guitarist." Using vintage photos, video clips, and recordings, Dr. Bruce Conforth, UM Professor of American Culture and founding curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, will trace the long and storied career of blues legend Buddy Guy.

This event is cosponsored by AADL and the Michigan Theater and is held in conjunction with the upcoming March 18 Buddy Guy Concert at the Michigan Theater. Information and tickets for the Michigan Theater Concert may be found on the Theater’s website at michtheater.org.

Smell and Tell: Serge Lutens: Collaboration in Luxury Fragrance Design

Wednesday April 8, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 6 and up)

Growth in the luxury niche category in perfumery has revived the role of the in-house perfumer. House perfumers are sensorial interpreters. They are given dreams and wishes and must distill what is contained in heart of the dreamer—and bottle it so the fantasy can be revisited again and again. The blueprint for the perfect relationship between icon and maker is as mysterious as a fragrant sillage that dresses the air. Serge Lutens relationship with perfumer Christopher Sheldrake spans 22 years. In that time these two collaborators have created over 50 scents, each with its own distinctive character. We will explore some of Serge Lutens most beloved scents and how the dreams behind each of them became manifest. Lecture by Michelle Krell Kydd, trained nose in flavors and fragrance, and editor of Glass Petal Smoke.

Smash Bros. U

Saturday April 11, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for Grades 6 - 12

A New age has dawned. Will you be able to rise above the masses and be crowned king in this new era? Adapt or be destroyed.

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!

May the Fourth Be With You: Star Wars Fan Day Celebration

Sunday May 3, 2015: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room and Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for youth (grade K and up), teens and adults.

May Fourth has become Star Wars Day – the unofficial Star Wars holiday – thanks to it’s usage in “May the Fourth Be With You!”

Wear your favorite Star Wars character’s finest look and join us for an afternoon of Star Wars crafts, snacks, a photo booth, and LEGO Star Wars animation!

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!