First-ever Library Lego League Event: Happening Today!

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After AADL staff had fun last week with our Library Lego League dry run, today is the first ever public Library Lego League event, and we are full with 6 teams registered! While the challenge I set for the staff was way too tricky, I've got something much more achievable in mind for our first group of Lego Engineers, and it should be great fun for everyone. Check back here after the event for full details about the first challenge, the winning team, and openings for other upcoming Lego League events at AADL!

Movin' Storytime

Bounce with dog and dance with dinosaurs and silly bears in this week's storytimes at the Downtown and Pittsfield libraries.

Sancho's Scene: Community Events that Wander off the Path

Saturday, July 7 is going to be a big day. According to theknot.com, more than twice the usual number of “knottie” weddings (12,000 on a typical July Saturday) are scheduled to take place. And, while couples around the world are snagging a pretty cool anniversary date, an organization called Live Earth plans to hold concerts on seven continents in an effort to combat the global climate crisis. A freshly minted Ann Arbor organization, Aero Global Warming is hosting an official Friend of Live Earth event at Palmer Field this 07/07/07. Check it out—bands will be playing from 1-9, and the event features a plasma screen display of the other concerts taking place all over the world.

Amazing Egghead

Are you in for a wacky ride with strange juggling, bad disco moves and vaudeville-style costumes? Join us this Thursday at the Downtown Library at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm for the Amazing Egghead!

Literary Insights

With increasing life expectancy, family relationships may change over the course of many years. How can we make the most of these years and learn from the experience? Good books—both fiction and non-fiction—have a lot to say about family dynamics and aging. Gerontology educator and consultant Joanne Grabinski will address the topic in Aging and Family: Literary Insights on Sat., July 21 at 2 - 3:30 pm at the Malletts Creek Branch. Join the discussion and bring your own recommendations of helpful literature.

Two Wheel Tango BIKE Experts!

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Two Wheel Tango has recently been named the best bike store in Ann Arbor by many local publications. Check out their website for cool gear, cycling events, and bike maintenance classes.
They will be at the Downtown Library from 12 - 1pm on June 23rd. Check out gear, see a demo on quick and easy bike repairs, and ask questions from our local bike experts at the Two Wheel Tango.
A couple cycling books you might be interested in, Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook or the Complete Bike Book

Great Grandpa Could Not Have Imagined

What you can make with that thing he used to clean his pipe with! All kids five and up are invited to join us for Pipecleaner Fun when we make crawly critters and other outrageous creations at the Pittsfield Branch this Wednesday, June 20th at 4:00 p.m.

Tiger Tail Soup Anyone?

Find out why Tiger is so mad and Bear is so sad at the Downtown and Pittsfield “Safari” preschool storytimes this week.

Blinded by Science! Tesla vs. Edison: Electricity Throwdown

When I think of Nikola Tesla, I imagine David Bowie, who played him in the recent film about magicians, The Prestige. The real Tesla may not have looked like a rock star or built a mysterious cloning machine in the mountains of Colorado, but he did compete in a heated rivalry with Thomas Edison, each man hoping to secure the future of his own electrical designs.

See the competition play out in person at the Downtown Library this Thursday evening at 7pm. The Ann Arbor Hands On Museum's very own John Bowditch, an Edison expert featured on BBC and the History Channel, will be on hand not only to discuss this historical scientific rivalry, but also (Steampunks, listen up) to demonstrate some electric artifacts from both inventors—zzzt! spark! flash! Awesome!

Manga Drawing Contest – Guidelines Released!

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Fred Gallagher, author and creator of the webcomic Megatokyo and Jerzy Drozd, of mlatcomics judging your manga drawing – how cool is that?! All entries will be displayed in the Downtown Youth Department in August. Deliver completed drawings to any library information desk by closing on Monday, July 30. The Awards Ceremony is on Monday, August 6 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12. For complete rules and guidelines click here.

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