Local Allergist Dr. Benjamin Song Discusses Food Allergies

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On Tuesday, June 30 at 7pm, at the Downtown Library Dr. Ben Song will give basic information and highlight common misconceptions about food allergies. Look for him in the food allergy documentary “I’m Not Nuts: Living With Food Allergies” which aired on PBS this May.

Theater Games and Movement With Wild Swan Theater

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Ann Arbor’s local theater troupe for youth, Wild Swan Theater, will lead us in interactive theater games on Tuesday, June 30 at 10am at the Downtown Library. Be prepared to move! This event is held in conjunction with the Library’s summer reading program, Local Motion - which encourages the use of local organizations, neighborhoods, gyms, recreational facilities and outdoor areas to move and get fit!

Cool Scrapbooking

Bring your collected content from that memorable event, and we'll provide the paper and extras to pull it all together on the page.

Wednesday, July 1 | 2:00-3:00 PM | Pittsfield | Grades 4-8

Photowalk: Capture the Beauty of Ann Arbor

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AADL is proud to be hosting our first Photowalk this Saturday! Start by joining us for a panel discussion featuring portrait and festival photographer Myra Klarman, fine arts photographer and Crappy Camera Club cofounder Michael Myers, and Ann Arbor News photojournalist Leisa Thompson at 10 am. Then, stick around as we go out in groups to find the interesting things in Ann Arbor and document them with our cameras. You can come back to the Downtown Library Training Center to edit your photos on our iMacs and upload them to your Flickr account or our pictureAnnArbor collection. Bring your camera and join us!

Hey teens, AXIS Coffeehouse is back!

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As Summer Festival winds down it’s time to put the spotlight on Coffeehouse. Here’s your chance to escape the heat, relax, and enjoy sharing poetry, monologues, or music. Sip on coffee, cocoa, or ice water. Come speak into the mike or sit back and listen.

AXIS Coffeehouse | Wednesday, July 1 | 6:00-8:30 PM | Malletts Creek

Baby Bits - Froggies

Ms. Rachel did FROGGIES in Baby PlayGroup this week. Try some books and some songs from the following list:
Jump Frog Jump by Robert Kalan.
Sing "Five Green And Speckled Frogs" in Five Little Monkeys by Dennis Buck.
Sing "Five Little Frogs" with Raffi in Singable Songs For The Very Young.
Find other program songs we sing in With You by Gemini, our Local Artists.

Shrinky Dink Craft Sensation

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Join us to create fun jewelry accessories, like keychains and pet tags, using Shrinky Dink material, a "magic" plastic which shrinks down to 1/3 of its original size and becomes nine times thicker when heated briefly in the oven! Kids (grade 4+ please), Teens, and Adults are all welcome!

Wed, June 24 | 7:00-8:00pm | Mallett's Creek Program Room | Grade 4-Adult

The Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now

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This Wednesday, June 24, we'll be launching Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now, a new site with searching and browsing access to over 130 full-text articles on local history written for the Ann Arbor Observer over the past three decades by local historian and author, Grace Shackman. Stop by for a demonstration of the site, refreshments, and a lively discussion by Grace and Observer editor, John Hilton, at 7:00 p.m. in the Downtown lower level Multi-Purpose Room.

A Jump Roping Blast

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Bring your ropes and rhymes to Jump Roping Blast for a jumpin' good time! We have Chinese, Double-Dutch and standard jump ropes to share. Rain? We'll jump inside. If you need some visuals to help inspire or check out some fancy footwork ahead of time, check out Jump In a movie that tells the story of a young boxer who discovers jump roping while training.

Tuesday, June 23 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Malletts Creek Parking Lot | Grades 4-12

Smoothie Sensation - Now at Pittsfield Branch

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Blend away the boredom and create delicious fruity concoctions at this hands-on workshop for grades 6 - 12! Join us on Tuesday, June 30, 7pm at the Pittsfield Branch.

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