Silly Stories With Nicole Williams and Laura Pershin Raynor

Monday December 29, 2014: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool – grade 3.

Storytellers Nicole and Laura will share funny folktales for the whole family!

Concert: Joe Reilly!

Tuesday December 30, 2014: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool to grade 5.

Joe Reilly writes playful, clever, engaging, and joyful songs from his heart, and they always have something meaningful to say. His creative and original music hits a chord with nature lovers of all ages!

High School Options in Washtenaw County

Monday January 5, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 8 and up)

Do you have a child starting high school next year? Are you new to the area?

Join us for an informational open house about high school options in Washtenaw County. Representatives from area high schools and related organizations will be on hand to answer your questions to help you and your students make an informed choice.

Schools and organizations include:

A2 Virtual+
Aim High School
Ann Arbor Academy
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Central Academy
Clonlara School
Early College Alliance
Greenhills School
Life Learning Community
Little Lake Learning Community
Michigan Islamic Academy
Rudolf Steiner High School
Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education
Washtenaw Christian Academy
Washtenaw International High School
WAY (Widening Advancements for Youth)

Morris Dancing

Tuesday January 6, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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

Morris is a type of traditional dance coming from the Cotswold region of England. It is very energetic, with the participants frequently leaping into the air. Dancers wear bells on their shins and hold either handkerchiefs or sticks to enliven their performances. During this workshop, we will teach the basic steps of Morris dancing as well as an easy dance or two. It is probably most suitable for people 12 years and older. The teachers will be Corey O'Sullivan and Sam Nolan.

Alternatives To Medication For ADHD

Wednesday January 7, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Treatments to manage ADHD include medication – but what are the alternatives and are they successful?

Join Michael J. Patterson, Director of Namaste Family Services, LLC, for an informative discussion of alternatives to ADHD medication. Michael will provide information that will be useful for parents of children with ADHD as well as adults with ADHD, and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

This event is co-sponsored by AADL and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) of Washtenaw County.

City Of Ann Arbor 2015 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Sustainable Buildings

Thursday January 8, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Come join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series.

The series will include four events (held monthly and ending in April) with each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s sustainability framework (www.a2gov.org/sustainability).

The first event in this series centers on Sustainable Buildings and includes a discussion of how to increase efficiency of new and existing building and projects underway in the community.

A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, staff from both the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session.

The forums offer an opportunity to learn more about sustainability in the community and tips for actions that residents can take to live more sustainably.

Speakers for the Sustainable Building discussion include:
• Christopher Taylor, Mayor, City of Ann Arbor
• John Beeson, Architect, Resident, and Commissioner for the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission
• Jason Bing, Healthy Buildings Director, Ecology Center
• Nate Geisler, Energy Programs Analyst, City of Ann Arbor
• Knox Cameron, Principal Marketing Specialist Residential Programs - Energy Efficiency, DTE Energy

Details of this series will be posted online at www.a2gov.org/sustainability. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s website at: www.a2gov.org/sustainability/Pages/SustainableAnnArborForum.aspx.

KinderConcert

Friday January 9, 2015: 9:30 am to 10:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5

Learn about the tuba from Fritz Kaenzig and about the piano from Kathryn Goodson, and listen, dance and hear a story with Gari Stein.

Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra!

This event will also take place from 10:30 - 11:00 am.

KinderConcert

Friday January 9, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5

Learn about the tuba from Fritz Kaenzig and about the piano from Kathryn Goodson, and listen, dance and hear a story with Gari Stein.

Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra!

This event will also take place from 9:30 - 10:00 am.

An Afternoon with Acclarion

Saturday January 10, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Acclarion in an accordion and clarinet duo that engages audiences by presenting, vibrant works leaving them energized and inspired. Uncompromising in their quest for musical excellence, they present captivating concerts with singable melodies, luscious harmonies, and driving rhythms. Through passionate performances and story-telling through music, they make a personal connection with the audience.

Along with clever arrangements of classical masterpieces, tangos, jazz and folk music, Acclarion is developing a body of living repertoire composed by accordionist David Carovillano inspired by the virtuosity of Paganini, the lyrical melodies of Hollywood, and the passionate rhythms and sultry harmonies of Piazzolla.

It is a rare treat to hear the unusual combination of accordion & clarinet in this setting. The two instruments create an irresistible blend that rivals the colors of the orchestra.

LEGO Connection

Sunday January 11, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose 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 LEGOs, so leave your supply at home!

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