Walks with Brenda Bentley


Plan to join Riverwalks Ann Arbor author Brenda Bentley for educational walks around the city this fall. On Thursdays Sept. 3 and Sept. 17, she will lead “Citywalk” a vigorous one-hour exercise loop over varied terrain, starting at 10 a.m. outside Washtenaw County's Meri Lou Murray Recreaction Center on Washtenaw Avenue. Or try a “Riverwalk,” a vigorous one-hour (or longer) hike and history tour from high ground, down to the river, and back by a different route, on Saturdays Sept. 5 and Sept. 19. On Sept. 5, the walk starts at 3 p.m. at the base of Burton Tower (Ingalls Mall), and on Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. at the base of Lurie Tower (North Campus Commons). Walks cost $10 and group size is limited. Register by email bbentley@citywalks.us. More information, 945-9804.

Academy Award-Nominated Documentary About Hurricane Katrina: 'Trouble The Water'

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On the eve of Hurricane Katrina’s fourth anniversary, we will hold a special screening of Trouble The Water at the Downtown Library on Friday, August 28, 7pm. The film seamlessly integrates home movie footage with archival news segments and cinéma vérité footage to document a journey of remarkable people surviving not only failed levees, bungling bureaucrats and armed soldiers, but also their own past. The film was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary.

The 4th Annual LEGO Contest Winners are In!


Another summer, another LEGO contest and good times were had by all! This year we had 155 entries and over 300 people attended the Awards Ceremony! The top three winners in each of the five age categories (Preschool, K-2, 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12) received gift certificates to Toys R Us and medals. Special thanks to our hardworking judges: Eli Neiburger, AADL Associate Director of IT and Product Development, Eric Klooster, AADL IT Application Developer and finally Langel Bookbinder, Founder and Proprietor of battleofthebits.org. The judges needed every second of their three hours of deliberation to make the hard decisions this year!

Congratulations to all of our winners! And see you next year!

Click read more to see all of this year's winners.

Parkour & Freerunning : The Art of Movement


Parkour is the art of moving through your environment using only your body and the surroundings to propel yourself. On Saturday, August 15, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center located at 2960 Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor, Mike Metze, leader of the UM Parkour Club, will discuss the sport and then offer a live demonstration with Parkour experts at the adjacent County Farm Park! This event is geared to adults and teens (grades 6 and up).

Adventures in Movement Moved to Downtown Library

Due to the unexpected maintenance situation at the Traverwood Branch, the Mon., Aug. 10 youth program 'Adventures in Movement' will be relocated to the Downtown Library. The event will be held 2-3 PM, and is for Grades K-3.

Craft @ Malletts Creek Branch - Color Gardens

COLOR GARDENS is a Simple Summer Craft For Kids 2-10 years, with their family Assistants. Supplies and Guidance will be available at Malletts Creek Branch on Monday August 10 from 10-11:30 am. We will use colorful tissue paper, and apply to the sticky side of Contact Paper, to create a colorful "garden-type" landscape picture.

Take a hike@ Furstenberg Nature Area


Join us for a nature walk with the City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation staff. View native plants and trees, and learn about the ecological restoration going on at this site. Meet in the parking lot off Fuller Road, across from Huron High School.

Thursday, August 13 | 7:00-8:30 PM | All Ages



We're playing Chess for all ages and all levels this Sunday, August 9, at Traverwood from 1-4pm. Whether it's Chess Tactics for Champions or Chess Fundamentals all are welcome.

YouTube Laugh Swap

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Share your favorite funny YouTube videos with others on the big screen. Come prepared to give your laugh muscles a workout.

Wednesday, August 12 | 7:00-8:00 PM | Malletts Creek | Grade 6 - Adult

Saturday Computer Classes in August!


Check out the Saturday computer classes in August!

Online News Delivered
Introduction to Google Documents
World Wide Web Tools

Register online, call 734-327-4555, or visit any AADL location.

See you in class!

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