Pokemon Showdown!

Wednesday April 8, 2015: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 6 - 12

Are you walking around with a head full of Pokemon knowledge? Pokemon Showdown is the ultimate Pokemon battle simulator - and there's no need to catch 'em all!

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Obbys

Saturday April 18, 2015: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Learn to build your own Obby (obstacle course) in Roblox. Place obstacles and traps for players to try and navigate. At the end of this course students will have their own level that they can share with their friends!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming

Sunday April 19, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language! Begin with the basics and work your way up to our advanced challenges. If you've taken this with us before, you'll have a chance to explore deeper concepts and new features!

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Racer

Saturday April 25, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Learn to design and program your own video games! This workshop will take beginners through the basics of Roblox. This workshop will focus on designing terrain and importing vehicles for a racing game, like Mario Kart or Need for Speed.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design with Source Engine

Sunday April 26, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 5-12.

Build your own custom items using the same tools and content used to build Half-Life 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2! Explore the Source game development engine from Valve, the creator of Steam, a popular game distribution platform.

Library Camp: An Unconference

Friday May 8, 2015: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room and Downtown Library: aadlfreespace and Downtown Library: Conference Room A and Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for information professionals and graduate students with an interest in libraries

Library Camp doesn't mean burned marshmallows, mosquito bites, or popsicle stick-based art projects. Library Camp is an informal unconference gathering to share ideas, technologies, and discussions. This event is free to attend and will be held at the Downtown Library. Click here to register.

The goal is to get a bunch of people together, and let them talk about whatever they'd like to talk about, within the rough purview of libraries and library technology. We'll start with a blank schedule and get together to talk about what we'd like to talk about and fill in a few slots on the agenda. We've got time for four sessions and room for at least 4 concurrent sessions, so there could easily be 10-12 different things to talk about during the day.

To help focus the conversation, we're proposing 4 tracks: Nontraditional Collections, Ebooks & Licensing, Special Events, Summer & Gaming. AADL staff will be on hand to talk a bit about these things at AADL, but like any unconference, the event is led by whoever shows up! Here's a rough schedule:

Doors open and Bagel Breakfast: 9:30-10:00am

Welcome: 10:00-11:00am

Session 1: 10:30-11:30am
Session 2: 11:30-12:30am

Lunch on your own: 12:30-2:00pm

Session 3: 2:00-3:00pm
Session 4: 3:00-4:00pm

Wrap up and Farewell: 4:00-4:30pm