CANCELLED: Hello World: Command Line for Kids

Thursday August 21, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-5

Due to the closing of the Downtown Library for elevator repair- this event has been cancelled.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor: August 21, presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday August 21, 2014: 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!

The next Nerd Nite will be Thursday, August 21 at LIVE (102 S 1st St.). Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

This edition will have a special science focus - stay tuned for an updated lineup!

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 (usually $5)!

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!

Using Yoga To Reduce Stress - NEW LOCATION

Tuesday August 26, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

In this Kundalini Yoga class, instructor Victoria Duranona will teach us how to become aware of stressors and how they influence our communication, our relationships, and our performance. She will then lead us through yoga and meditation to release our stress so we can flow with the right voltage and be able to put up with life's challenges without losing ourselves.

It is advised to bring a bottle of water, not eat for two hours before you come, and dress appropriately for exercise. Also, please bring your own mat.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to Pittsfield Branch.

Memory Books Workshop

Wednesday August 27, 2014: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

If you've recently lost a loved one and have photos you'd like to organize in a unique and meaningful way, come make a memory book with the staff of Arbor Hospice’s Grief Support Services.

You don't need to be creative and don't need any previous experience. Just bring photos of your loved ones and we will have everything you need.

Arbor Hospice is a community resource that provides grief support services to any member of our community who has experienced a loss through death. In addition to providing support services to family members who have utilized Arbor Hospice’s services, programs are open to any member of the community who has experienced a loss. For more information on Arbor Hospice Grief Support, contact Grief Support at 734-794-5375.

LEGO Connection

Sunday September 7, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program 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.

Workshop: Redstone Engineering

Monday September 8, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3 - 8.

The Redstone material found in Minecraft behaves like an electric conduit, allowing players to rig up levers, buttons, and pressure plates. The staff from GameStart will teach you how to create contraptions of increasing complexity and craft clever traps and speedy
transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

The Little Brown Jug: The Michigan Minnesota Football Rivalry

Wednesday September 10, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults.
This event will be recorded

When the Michigan Wolverines arrived in Minneapolis to battle the Minnesota Gophers in 1903, a simple 30¢, five-gallon Red Wing stoneware water jug began football’s first rivalry trophy game. The Little Brown Jug has been the subject of conspiracy theories, theft, national championships, and most of all pride, with each game’s victor prominently displaying the jug on its campus—until it is fought for again.

Authors Ken Magee and Jon M. Stevens will discuss their new book (just released September 1), The Little Brown Jug: The Michigan-Minnesota Football Rivalry, and the history of this legendary contest between the two opposing teams. They will also have a replica of the Little Brown Jug that was made in the 1940s along with other memorabilia related to the rivalry.

Book signing and copies of the book will be for sale at this event.

Workshop: Web Design

Friday September 12, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 3-8

The staff of GameStart will show you how to build your own web page! This class will introduce design fundamentals as we explore a number of modern multimedia technologies. Learn to consider the user experience for navigation, readability, and more.

Workshop: Minecraft Modding

Monday September 15, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

The staff from GameStart will show you how to build Minecraft mods in the Java programming language! Add your own material to Minecraft that occurs naturally, can be crafted into tools, and has its own unique appearance and behavior. When you’re done, you’ll have your own mod for the full, retail version of Minecraft.

Ten Thousand Villages And The Fair Trade Movement

Tuesday September 16, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event will be recorded

Did you know that the global fair trade movement began with the founding of Ten Thousand Villages more than 60 years ago? Pioneering businesswoman Edna Ruth Byler was struck by the overwhelming poverty she witnessed during a 1946 trip to Puerto Rico and was moved to take action. She ignited a global movement to eradicate poverty through market-based solutions. For the next 30 years, Byler worked tirelessly to connect entrepreneurs in developing countries with market opportunities in North America. From humble beginnings, Ten Thousand Villages has now grown to a global network of social entrepreneurs working to empower and provide economic opportunities to artisans in developing countries.

Come meet Bill Henderson, store manager, and founding member Norene Kanagy. They will share fair trade principles, the history, and mission and tell the local history of the formation of the Ten Thousand Villages store at 303 S. Main St., Ann Arbor.