AADL Circus Camp: Face Painting

Tuesday July 7, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-8

Join local artist Lizzie Lottman as she teaches you how to use Face Paint to make different designs for the stage or just for fun.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday July 7, 2015: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Ages 14-18

Teens ages 14-18 can spend their summer volunteering at the library! There are 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.

AADL Mini-Moog Fest

Saturday July 11, 2015: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth grades kindergarten and up

Come out to try our Music Tools equipment, and listen to electronic music in the Downtown Library.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Monday July 13, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek 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.

Felt Ball Fun!

Tuesday July 14, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (grade K 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!

Sensational Cezanne

Wednesday July 15, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grades 3-8

Learn about the wonderful Post-Impressionist paintings of the late 19th century French artist Paul Cezanne, and about the techniques he used to create his hundreds of still life pieces.

Then, create a still life of your own in the style of Cezanne!

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday July 15, 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.

The History of the Minifigure With Jonathan Bender, author of “LEGO: A Love Story”

Wednesday July 15, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth grades 4 and up.
This event will be recorded

Jonathan Bender, author of LEGO: A Love Story will present the history of the LEGO Minifigure, from the first ones in Denmark to all the varieties available today. You can bring your own minifigures for an opportunity to trade them with other attendees!

This event will also include a hands-on building component, creating minifigure worlds.

AADL Circus Camp: Hula Hoopla

Thursday July 16, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grades 3 - adult

Bring your hula hoop to AADL to learn new tricks from experts, teach new tricks and meet other hoop maniacs! We will have some extra hoops too.

An Evening with Animals from the Creature Conservancy for Teens & Adults

Monday July 20, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

The Creature Conservancy returns with their wonderful collection of wild animals for an information-filled evening for teens and adults!

The Conservancy will bring several new animals a warthog, a young cougar, an albino alligator - plus surprise guests!

Located in Ann Arbor, the Creature Conservancy brings people and wildlife together in educational settings. The Conservancy is part of Copper Leaf Crossing, a 23-acre village that is home to several animal-related businesses. They have a variety of domestic and exotic creatures on the Copper Leaf Crossing campus for visitors to view when they roam the grounds (no appointment needed)!