College Night: Solving the College Admissions Puzzle

Thursday October 2, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 9 to adult.

Applying to college? This event is for you: AADL's 8th annual College Night with the co-authors of "Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide for Students and Families About College Selection, Essay Writing, and High-Stakes Testing." Learn how to reduce your stress and increase your chances for success from the three experts of collegeadmissionsadvisors.com.

Community High's college prep counselor John Boshoven, M.A., M.S.W. will help you understand how to find the college that fits; Essay Coaching founder Debbie Merion, M.S.W, M.F.A. explains how to write a winning college application essay, and Managing Your Mind principal Geri Markel Ph.D. will provide tips about how to score your highest on tests such as the ACT and SAT, all to be followed by Q and A. Books will be for sale.

KinderConcert: Music & Motion

Friday October 3, 2014: 9:30 am to 10:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for children 2 - 5 years.

Learn about the string bass from Erin Zurbuchen 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.

KinderConcert: Music & Motion

Friday October 3, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for children 2 - 5 years.

Learn about the string bass from Erin Zurbuchen 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.

Dia de la Familia Latina

Sunday October 5, 2014: 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages.

This Latino-focused family event takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month and features entertainment, games, crafts, food, and face painting! Health information addressing mental, physical, and social issues in the Latino community will be available.

Film & Discussion: 'Inequality for All'

Thursday October 9, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 9 to adult

A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, "Inequality For All" features former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. Reich, an American economist, author, and professor, explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself.

A screening of the 85-minute film will be followed by a discussion led by the U-M Community Scholars Program, cosponsors of this event. "Inequality For All" is not rated.

Learn, Build and Play with LEGO

Sunday October 12, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Grades K-5 with an adult

Join us for an afternoon of LEGO building and learning with trained Bricks 4 Kidz teachers leading the way. Using LEGO Technic sets children will learn, build and play while experiencing a variety of activities designed to foster teamwork, build self confidence and problem solving skills. Bricks 4 Kidz programs aim to explore math and science concepts while having fun in a non-competitive setting.

A Visit From Chillers Author Jonathan Rand

Sunday October 26, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Grades 2 - 5

Jonathan Rand, local author of the popular youth series Michigan Chillers and American Chillers, discusses how he became a writer and how reading and writing are necessary in life. While his books can be spooky, this talk will not be!

There will be books for sale and an author signing after the presentation. This event is geared towards children age 7 and up.

Internet Privacy and Social Media with Nabeela Jaffer

Tuesday October 28, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Grade 6 and Up.

There is a growing need to educate our community members about internet privacy and social media like FaceBook, twitter Instagram, etc. But more importantly, parents need to know what their kids are up and what they are talking/sharing/watching on these social media, infringement of personal privacy.

Nabeela Jaffer will be talking about the latest trends in the use of social media. Social media is like a must have norm in the new technology world. She will talk about pros and cons of social media like facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat story and linkedin. She will also discuss how to use social media effectively without risking one's privacy.

Nabeela Jaffer, owner of Jafferson Software, is a software developer and a consultant. She has a BS in Computer Science and is finishing her MSIS at College of Business, Eastern Michigan University. Nabeela has over fifteen years of experience in IT field and she has developed several web and mobile apps on different platforms.

There is a growing need to educate our community members about internet privacy and social media like FaceBook, twitter Instagram, etc. But more importantly, parents need to know what their kids are up and what they are talking/sharing/watching on these social media, infringement of personal privacy.

Halloween Party!

Friday October 31, 2014: 9:30 am to 10:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for ages 2- 5 years.

Come in costume for stories, songs and trick or treats. Then head to Main Street for the Halloween Treat Parade!

Halloween Party!

Friday October 31, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for ages 2- 5 years.

Come in costume for stories, songs and trick or treats. Then head to Main Street for the Halloween Treat Parade!