Comics Character Challenge at AADL

Monday, July 15 | 6-8 PM | Malletts Creek

This week in the SUPER COMICS CHALLENGE get ready to conjure up some awesome heroes and lugubrious villains! Yes indeedy, cartoonist and teaching artist Jerzy Drozd’s challenges will loosen up both your brain and drawing arm.

Come every week to collect a special series of video challenges! Become the supreme master of visual storytelling! ALSO, each week there’ll be a drawing for awesome items donated by 2013 Kids Read Comics artists!

S'more Solar Fun

Join us for S'more Solar Fun on Monday, July 15, 2-3 PM at the Traverwood Branch.

Using a few household materials, we'll make a solar s'more oven. You'll also leave with the fixings to try out your oven on a sunny day.

This program is for grades K-5.

Food will be present at this program.

Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Want to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and how to detect it? Come to the Multi-Purpose Room at the Downtown Branch on Monday, July 15 at 7:00 pm. The Alzheimer's Association Great Lakes Chapter will share valuable information about the disease and what appropriate actions should be taken. They will also show a short video and leave time for answering any questions you may have.

If you already know someone with Alzheimer's or even suspect that a loved one might have it, you will benefit from attending this event. The Alzheimer's Association will give you resources to learn about possible options and how to plan for the future.

This event is intended for adults, but all ages are welcome.

PokeMonday Returns!

Monday July 15 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Pittsfield Branch | Grades K – 5

It's BACK! Summer's here, and so is PokeMonday! We'll be battling four Mondays in a row with tournaments at different branches each week (July 15 at Pittsfield Branch, July 22 at Mallets Creek Branch, July 29 in the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and August 5 at Traverwood Branch - all from 1 - 5 pm), so be sure to catch 'em all. As always, you'll need your Nintendo DS, DSi or 3DS and a copy of your Pokemon game (sorry, Black and White won't work).

Big screen and Union Rooms battles are used for admittance into the finals, so be sure to have Pokemon level 30 or under trained for battle. They'll be needed for qualifying rounds!

Roller Coaster Engineering Challenge!

Stop by the Downtown Library's Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday July 25 at 2:00pm and build your very own rollercoaster! Experiment, build, and see if you're the one who can keep the marble in motion the longest!

This event runs from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm and is for grades K-5.

Meet Mochimochi Land Creator & Fiber Artist, Anna Hrachovec!

Sunday July 14 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Grade 6 – Adult

Spend the afternoon with Anna Hrachovec - famous Brooklyn knitter, fiber artist and creator of the amazing Mochimochi Land world of tiny knitted toys, creatures and spectacular installations.

Anna will do a fun slideshow presentation, answer questions, and talk about the amazing world of tiny knitting she has created. Anna finds inspiration in Hello Kitty, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, and illustrators like Dr Seuss and Mary Blair, and in 2007, launched Mochimochi Land as a place where knitted toys and people can live together in a spirit of tolerance. Anna's knitted toys have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, all around the web, and in print. You can find Anna's books, kits, and downloadable knitting and cross-stitch patterns on the mochimochiland.com website .

Anna's three books will be on sale from Literati Bookstoreand she will be signing after her presentation.

Summer Game Players take note: the 1st Mochimochi Land exhibit is UP in the Downtown Youth Department case! And it includes a gamecode!

Late breaking news flash! The next Mochimochi Land installation is UP! Take a trip Downtown to Liberty between Main and 4th and stop and look at the new window display at 826MI's Robot Supply & Repair store. You will find a wonderful world of kawaii and a game code!

Cache In: An Introduction to Geocaching

Saturday, July 13 | 3-4 PM | Malletts Creek

Are you curious about geocaching? Want to search for AADL’s Summer Game Geocache but not sure how to get started? Then come join us to learn more about this exciting treasure-hunting game and how you can start playing!

Local geocachers will explain the basics and provide you with helpful tips and resources. A sample geocache hunt will follow the program, so feel free to bring your smart phones or GPS devices, if you have them.

This program is intended for grade 6 - adult, but all ages are welcome.

Family Camp-in 2013

It's going to be family night at the Pittsfield Branch. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m when we have our annual Family Camp-in.

Join us around the campfire as we tell stories and sing songs with musician Sara Keller and her guitar. Then we're going to try to make ice cream. No electronic ice cream makers will be involved. We're going to try it the old fashioned way . . . with ice, salt and lots of shaking. You will also be able to try some sand painting.

It will be a fun evening for everybody. Parents must stay with their children for the entire event.

For some books about camping, click here.

Life-Sized Angry Birds

Do you love playing Angry Birds? Well, we have the event for you! We've partnered with the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center to bring you a life-sized Angry Birds experience.

At this drop-in event, in addition to launching birds at piggies, there will be other Angry Birds-related activities for you to to do. There will also be a number of Summer Game codes for you to collect as you make your way through the stations. No birds (or piggies) will be harmed at this event!

Drop in for this event on Monday, July 22 at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor between 1 PM and 4 PM.

The entrance to the recreation center parking lot is off of Platt Road. Overflow parking for this event is at the County Farm Park parking lot, just south of the recreation center, also accessible from Platt Road.

This is a drop-in event for grades K-5.

There will be food present at this program.

Learn How to Apply for Jobs at the University of Michigan

Monday July 22, 2013: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pittsfield Branch Training Center

Looking for a job? Join Kathleen McCollum to learn about searching and applying for jobs at umjobs.org. Learn tips like saving job searches, connecting with Careers at the U on Facebook or Twitter, and subscribing to emails and news feeds. Can't make it to the class? No worries, check out the How To Videos.

Registration is not required and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out the complete class schedule.

See you in class!

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