Bubble Art Fun

Come make a unique piece of art using different bubbles (and creative interpretation of crafting with bubbles). We'll get a little sudsy on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Malletts Creek Branch on the grass near the parking lot from 2-3 PM. If the weather cooperates, you'll see us setting up as you arrive.

This activity should be a blast, but you might want to dress for a mess.

We will hold this event rain or shine. In the case of rain, we'll be in the program room. In either case, we hope to see you there!

This event is for grades K-5.

What's Happening This Week!

Don't miss these AADL events:

LOOKING FOR A JOB? Find out how to search and apply for University of Michigan jobs on Thursday, September 5.

FILM & DISCUSSION: Members of the U-M Solar Car Team join the producers and composer of the Emmy-winning documentary Racing With The Sun to discuss the team's efforts to win the 2011 World Solar Challenge. The U-M Solar Car (pictured above) will also be on display at this Thursday, September 5 event.

RECEPTION AND EXHIBIT OPENING: Join us at the Friday, September 6 reception for the Kerrytown BookFest. The event also celebrates the opening of the BookFest's exhibit at the Downtown Library Ann Arbor Bookstores Past And Present.


ACTIVITIES FOR INFANTS: Your baby or toddler can experience basic sign language in a fun, playful environment on Saturday, September 7. For a much more active event, don't miss the Sunday, September 8 session of Dancing Babies.

SPECIAL STORYTIME AT THE KERRYTOWN BOOKFEST: Young Bookfest visitors can listen to animal tales with Laura Pershin Raynor on Sunday, September 8.

CONCERT: Enjoy a delightful afternoon concert on Saturday, September 7 with local acoustic trio Cairn To Cairn.

COMIC ARTIST WORKSHOP: Budding adult and teen comic artists can get great hands-on tips from cartoonist Joshua Buchanan on Sunday, September 8.

SPECIAL 3D AND VIRTUAL REALITY EVENTS: Adults and teens can try 3D Printing or test out the exciting and new Oculus Rift Virtual Reality (VR) Head-mounted Display (HMD) both on Sunday, September 8.

Comics - Panel Sequence and "Camera" Angles

Monday, July 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Malletts Creek

This week you’ll put on your director’s hat to determine the best sequence for telling your story and choose the best "camera" angles for the most effective visual storytelling. Master teacher Jerzy Drozd will pose three challenges that will have you looking at comics creation in a whole new way.

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!

Map Madness With Decoupage

Wednesday, August 7 | 7:00-8:30pm | Malletts Creek | For grades 6th - Adults

Using colorful old maps along with torn paper collage and decoupage techniques you'll create small, decorative keepsake boxes. We’ll have all the supplies on hand, you bring the creativity! This is a great was to recycle cool paper and turn it into something new.

For more fun, check out these books featuring other projects using paper.

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

GeekED Game Jam Contest!

Saturday August 3 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Downtown Library: Training Center | Grade 6 – Adult

Have you made your own videogame? Do you want to? How does winning prizes for your creation sound? Pretty great, right?

Join us August 3rd and those dreams can be realized! Bring in a game you've already created, or use the time to make a new game using Scratch and GameMaker, and you could go home with a fabulous prize. We'll have a prize for two categories: one for the best game created before the event and one for best game created during the event. Come compete, have fun, and win prizes!

Amigurumi Crochet Happy Fun!

Thursday August 1 | 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm | Traverwood Branch | Grade 6 – Adult

Amigurumi: they're cute, they're colorful, they're tiny - the perfect challenge for the experienced crocheter! Local crafter Beth Battey will show us just how to crochet these small Japanese toys. You'll need the whole time to finish this project, so don't be late! You won't want to miss a minute of this fun workshop.

Geometric Origami 101

Tuesday July 30 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Malletts Creek Branch | Grade 4 to Adult

The ancient art of Japanese paper folding lets you turn simple squares in beautifully complex creations. Local crafter Beth Battey demonstrates the basics of creating animals and geometric shapes for those new to origami - but if you're an experienced paper folder yourself, we'd love for you to come and share your skills, too!

This event is for adults, teens and pre-teens (grade 4 and up).

The Great Diaper Experiment

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Find out for yourself which of the diapers we provide holds the most liquid, and learn a little about setting up experiments!

Join us Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Malletts Creek Branch from 2-3PM for a bit of experimental fun.

This event is for grades K-5.

Build Web Applications

All events take place at the Downtown library in the third floor training center and are open to adults and teens. Registration is not required. and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the classroom will open at 11:45 am. If you want to use your own laptop, we'll simulcast the class in an overflow space for observers and laptop users. Basic computer experience is required. See you in class!

Building Web Applications with Python I - Discuss the basics of web sites, web servers, and modern web applications. Learn how to build applications in Python using Google App Engine. Build a web application and deploy it to Google's servers.
Monday July 29, 2013: 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Building Web Applications with Python II - Builds on the Building Web Applications with Python I class.
Wednesday July 31, 2013: 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Check out these books in our collection:
Sams teach yourself HTML, CSS, and JavaScript all in one
More Python programming for the absolute beginner
Essential app engine : building high-performance Java apps with Google App engine

Memorial Book Making Workshop

Tuesday July 30 | 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Pittsfield Branch

Memory books are an incredibly meaningful way to pay tribute to loved ones no longer with us. Join the staff of Arbor Hospice's Grief Support Services and come arrange photos of those you've lost into a book that will preserve their memories forever.

Neither creativity nor experience are required. Just bring photos of your loved ones and we will have everything you need.

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