Webcomics Lab: Friendly Group Critique

Tuesday May 26, 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.

This month will be an informal gathering to chat about your work and a friendly group critique. We'll provide constructive feedback and give you pointers on plot and technique to help you complete that comic!

Family Board Game Bash

Saturday June 6, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and children age 3 and up.

Play our giant floor games and board games, listen to music, and eat fun snacks with your family and friends!

"It's All Write!" Teen Short Story Contest Final Celebration!

Sunday June 7, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Celebrate and support writers of the "It's All Write!" Teen Short Story Contest! Winners in attendance will receive their awards, and YA author Rebecca Donovan will share her thoughts on writing!

Twine Bracelets

Monday June 8, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Use twine, beads and buttons to make bracelets and anklets.

Nature Walk @ Argo Nature Area

Thursday June 11, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Argo Nature Area

This event is intended for adults, teens, and children in Kindergarten and up.

Join staff members of AADL and the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation for an informative nature walk along the Huron River in the 22-acre Argo Nature Area.

Argo Nature Area has been a prime target for combating invasive species and restoring native ones. We'll learn about these native plants and animals, and about the diverse natural features of the area on our walk.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Meet in the parking lot by Argo Canoe Livery, off of Longshore Drive.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday June 17, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 14-18

Teens ages 14-18 can spend their summer volunteering at the library! There's opportunities to work as program assistants during our many and varied summer programs for all ages, and to work behind the scenes doing program prep and stocking Summer Game orders. Attend orientation to learn about the volunteering process and to sign up for what you'd like to help with over the summer. All participants will get a certificate at the end of the summer with a summary of their work and volunteer hours.

Emerging Writers: Writing & Review Meetup

Thursday June 18, 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 Alex Kourvo 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 of fiction and non-fiction writing.

Recycled CD Suncatchers

Monday June 22, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and children grades K and up.

Decorate a recycled CD to make a beautiful sun catcher!

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday June 23, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 14-18

Teens ages 14-18 can spend their summer volunteering at the library! There's opportunities to work as program assistants during our many and varied summer programs for all ages, and to work behind the scenes doing program prep and stocking Summer Game orders. Attend orientation to learn about the volunteering process and to sign up for what you'd like to help with over the summer. All participants will get a certificate at the end of the summer with a summary of their work and volunteer hours.

Geometric Origami 101

Tuesday June 23, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth grade 4 and up

Local crafter Beth Battey demonstrates the basics of Japanese paper folding, focusing on geometric shapes and boxes. Experienced paper folders are encouraged to come and share their skills.