Video Game Development: Unity Horror

Monday November 3, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-10

Learn to design and program your own video games! This workshop will take beginners through the basics of Unity 3D, a free game development platform used by professional developers all around the world. This workshop will focus on best practices for creating a frightening game in the “Horror” genre, like Resident Evil or Luigi’s Mansion.

Video Game Development: Unity First Person 3D

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

This event is intended for grades 3-10

Learn to design and program your own video games! This workshop will take beginners through the basics of Unity 3D, a free game development platform used by professional developers all around the world.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Release Party!

Saturday November 8, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for for grades 1 - 5 and their families.

Celebrate the release of book #9, "The Long Haul," in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series with fun crafts and games for the whole family!

Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop

Saturday November 8, 2014: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher and, if you’d like, bring a treasured object to weave into it. Local crafter Dawn Henry leads this workshop. The dreamcatcher project is intricate and will likely take the entire time to complete.

Felt Ball Fun!

Sunday November 9, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop. Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap and some patience, and you get a fun felt ball! Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration!

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Sunday November 9, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace

This event is intended for Grade 9 - Adult

Working on a novel for National Novel Writing Month?

Come join other writers for the first NaNoWriMo write-in session! Choose to work solo or brainstorm ideas with others. Power strips and outlets are provided. All aspiring authors are welcome.

The AADL freespace is on the 3rd floor of the Downtown branch next to the computer training lab.

Minecraft Programming

Monday November 10, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 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 of navigating 3D space via code. Then work your way up to our automated-city-building programming challenges! Along the way, learn Python concepts like loops, arguments and functions. No prior experience necessary. This hands-on session will be led by the staff from GameStart.

Paper Ornaments

Thursday November 13, 2014: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 1-5

These paper ornaments are cute, quick, and easy to make. Come to our event and make a bunch to hang on a tree, your fridge, or anywhere you'd like! We'll be making mouse, tree, and peppermint candy ornaments.

Roblox

Friday November 14, 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 combine elements of art, design, math, and physics as you learn to make your own video game! You will start by creating your own hero, villain, and in-game props, then you will craft the landscape of their game world with challenging puzzles and thrilling obstacles.

Chesstastic

Sunday November 16, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult.

Join us for one of the world's most popular games with players of all ages and abilities! Chess sets are provided. Challenge old friends and meet new ones.