MineCraft: Hunger Games

Wednesday March 11, 2015: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace and Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 6 - 12

EARLY RELEASE DAY, YAY!

Whether or not you had a chance to join us for the International Hunger Games Tournament on International Games Day, you can present yourself as a tribute in this local area tournament hosted on AADL's MineCraft Server, Home of "MineCraft:Ann Arbor" minecraft.aadl.org Check us out online or in real life.

Sock Dolls Workshop

Saturday March 14, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults.

Local crafter Beth Battey shows you how to make a 3-6 inch doll from a sock (or tube of knit fabric), a needle, and some thread.

Chesstastic

Sunday March 15, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (grade K and up).

Join us for one of the world's most popular games with players of all ages and abilities!

Challenge old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Development

Sunday March 15, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 9-12

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.

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday March 18, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

Webcomics Lab: Sharpen Your Drawing Skills - Zack Giallongo

Wednesday March 18, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 9 and up.

Got an idea for a webcomic but don't know where to start? Having trouble finding the time to put into that comics project? Or maybe you just want a break from creating alone in your studio (or the coffee shop) and wish you could work along side of your fellow comics creators? Come to the monthly Webcomics Lab at AADL, where you can make your comics in the company of other cartoonists. Work you finish during the Lab can be submitted for inclusion on the new AADL Webcomics Page!

This month Zack Giallongo will be our special guest via Skype. Zack is best known for creating, writing, and drawing Broxo He is also the artist on the Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue series and the writer and artist for Star Wars: Ewoks - Shadows of Endor. Zack has done work for DC Comics, Lerner, Topps, Dark Horse Comics, and First Second Books. 

Emerging Writers: Writing & Review Meetup

Thursday March 19, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

This is a monthly meetup that welcomes all writers to ask questions, connect with other writers, or simply have a dedicated time and place to work on their projects. Local authors Lara Zielin and Margaret Yang will be on hand to offer encouragement, answer questions, and point writers to resources. These open houses complement the Emerging Writers Workshops. These events feature perspectives from both traditional publishing and indie publishing and considerations for fiction and non-fiction writing.

Seed Bead Ombre Bracelets

Sunday March 22, 2015: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Make a fun bracelet with a bit of beading and braiding!

Ann Arbor Film Festival: Expanding Frames: Making Movie Music

Tuesday March 24, 2015: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- UM North Quad Space 2435

This event is intended for grades 6 through adult

Ever wonder what goes into creating a film score? Participants in this hands-on workshop will work with local musician/electronica artist Jared Van Eck to explore the musical elements and cues that go into composing a film score. We will be making multitrack recordings using AADL’s music tools. No experience with music and recording necessary, but it could help. By the end, you will have co-produced a short score!

Jared Van Eck has been making music since childhood, focusing mostly on electronic music for the last 15 years. He was recognized by Current Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards as the local DJ/Electronica Artist of the year in 2014.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Modding - Mob Behaviors

Saturday March 28, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 5-8.

How to train your creeper. Adjust values and behaviors for “mobs” in the game of Minecraft to your liking. You will learn to make the entities of Minecraft act the way you want!