GameStart Workshop: Roblox Programming

Sunday February 14, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

You love Roblox, you've done a little scripting, and you've published games using your Roblox account. Let's take a deeper dive!

This course explores the finer points of Roblox Game Development, including iterated design, player experience, and of course, more scripting.

Shoebox Cities!

Monday February 15, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 2-8

Come to the Library to think about what goes into planning and construction of a city or town, then design and build your own tiny city in a shoebox lid!

Library Space Camp!

Thursday February 18, 2016: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grades K-5

Learn what it takes to become an astronaut and complete cool space activities at Library Space Camp!

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday February 18, 2016: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for Adults
This event will be recorded

For the last year and a half, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Codemage

Sunday February 21, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Enter a Harry Potter-style wizard duel armed only with the code you've programmed yourself.

Students are challenged to raise their skills by making creative, powerful spells for their magic wands. Watch and learn as the code you’ve written clashes with code written by others. Find out whose scripts will reign supreme in the arena!

GameStart Workshop: Unity Mario Levels

Sunday February 28, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Mario Maker is great, but using the Unity Development Kit we can make our own textures, levels, stats, and bad guys!

Join us to make your own challenging Mario style side-scroller where you get to create the entire game!

How to Use an Oscilloscope

Wednesday March 2, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn the basics of using an oscilloscope to troubleshoot electronics projects with instructor Dan Romanchik.

No previous experience with oscilloscopes necessary.

Magnetic Slime

Sunday March 6, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grades K - 5

Make your own magnetic slime.

Through the Ages - Family Science Program

Saturday March 12, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K - 3

Join the U-M Museum of Natural History to explore fun activities that help us understand and measure time! Zoom through vast stretches of history of the universe to learn about large-scale time.

Starting with the Big Bang, participants will venture into topics such as how life changes through time and the development of human cultures in this “big history” workshop.

LiveCode: Anyone Can Program

Saturday March 12, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn how easy and enjoyable programming can be. Try it for yourself!