Wed. Gaming Nights in August @ UMMA

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Hey, This month AADL will be bringing two of our most popular games to the University of Michigan's Museum of Art. Rock Band and DDR in a museum? That's right, UMMA has asked the library to take part in their "Evenings in the Commons" series, Every Wednesday Night This Month. Come join us at the museums new common room (The glass room with all the video game stuff) from 7pm-10pm and ROCK OUT! To get all the details read more.

Laughter Blast!

Last winter our friends Badria Jazairi and Phil Walker offered us such a good time with laughter yoga that we invited them back for more! Friday, August 7th at the Pittsfield Branch at 7:00 pm, 9 year olds and up are invited for creative play and movement! Adults and teens are very welcome!

Tools For School

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The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for back pack and school supplies assistance for children in grades 1 to 8 from August 3 to August 7, 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm. Bring photo ID, proof of address, and birth certificate or crib card of the child seeking assistance to 100 Arbana, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103. For more information, call 734-668-8353.

Puzzle Palooza

What could be better than a good laugh, a magic trick and an outrageous puzzle, all at the same time? If you are going into grade Kindergarten or up, you are in for a treat with the Scheer Genius of Doug Scheer, presenting Puzzle Palooza on Friday, July 31st at 10:00 am at the Downtown Library (the location has been moved from Malletts to Downtown) and 1:00 pm at the Pittsfield Branch.

Palabras Luminosas--Latino Language, Laughter, and Lore

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Magical Rain Theaterworks visits on Sunday, July 26, from 2-3pm in the Downtown Library Multipurpose Room to perform Palabras Luminosas. Palabras Luminosas is a dramatic and fun collection of stories from throughout the Americas with Latino stories of traps and tricksters, animals, food, and the marvelous oddness of everyday life. This is a great program for the whole family--what a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Frisbee is the Ultimate!

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Drop by the Traverwood Branch this Saturday, July 25, from 2-3pm to Make Your Own Frisbee. Dave Morris and others from the Ann Arbor Ultimate Frisbee League will be on hand to show you some smooth frisbee moves that you can try yourself! This program is designed for kids grades k-5.

Book Bingo!


Kids in grades K - 5 are invited to join us at the Pittsfield Branch on Thursday, July 30 from 2 - 3:30 for an afternoon of bingo. Prizes will be books, generously donated by the Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library. Each child can win one book. There will be other smaller prizes for any subsequent wins. Parents should plan on staying with the youngest players.

Ben Spitzer - Juggler and Comedian


Ben Spitzer, juggler and comedian, will return to Ann Arbor on Tuesday, July 28th for two shows to liven up your summer. He'll be at the Pittsfield Branch at 2:00 p.m. and the Downtown Library at 7:00 p.m. Join us for this fun event!

To learn how to juggle yourself, go here.

Michigan Brewers Guild 12th Annual Summer Beer Festival

Home brewers and beer aficionados, this weekend is going to be tasty. The Michigan Brewers Guild 12th Annual Summer Beer Festival kicks off from 5-9pm this Friday, July 24th, and continues the following day from 1-6pm. Featuring over 200 beers from 30+ Michigan breweries, this yearly event takes place in Depot Town's Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, and the weather (so far) is looking good. Not going to be able to sample the goods? Check out the AADL's fine collection of brewing books, perhaps Michael Jackson's Beer Companion or John Palmer's How to Brew. And a very hoppy weekend to the tasters.

AXIS Coffeehouse fun

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We’ve been doing poetry, booktalks, 2-minute mysteries, etc. this summer. This Wednesday share something new! Attend Improv 101 at Malletts 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes and learn about the fun world of improvisation.

Then drop by Coffeehouse during the evening and show off your new improv skills. As always you can step up to the microphone to share or you are welcome to sit back and listen.

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