What's that Lurking in the Shadows?

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Why, the Shadow Art Fair, of course! Held biannually at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti, the fair is celebrating its first anniversary this summer. A smashing success, the first event boasted 1,000 visitors, and the second 1,500, all snuggled into the brewery to listen to music, enjoy the libations and buy art. This year, organizers plan to shift the musical acts outdoors, opening up more space inside for vendors and visitors. Not familiar with the indie crafts movement? Check out Bazaar Bizarre and the other cool stuff tagged DIY for some inspiration.

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Cup Stacking

Looking to stay out of the heat today? Hang out in the air conditioning at Northeast Branch and show us your skills at cup stacking. Learn the different stacks or impress us all with your fancy maneuvers at the Cycle Stack. Get some practice time in or join our tournament. Prizes given for the three fastest times in the beginner and advanced brackets.

Northeast Branch, Wednesday, July 11 @2:00-3:00 PM

Big and Little Fun

Meet the Spiffiest Giant and teeny Bill, the owl, at the Downtown and Pittsfield libraries this week for Big and Little Storytime!

Opportunity for Volunteers!

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs’ Imagination Stations are looking for volunteers. All those not afraid of a little glitter and (sticky!) little hands should contact Nancy Lautenbach to sign up. Besides wholesome entertainment, each volunteer will receive a free Art Fair t-shirt. Did someone say free t-shirt? Sign me up!

Unlock the Mysteries of Your Family History

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Join fellow family historians at the CSI Meets Roots seminar, July 20-21, at the Library of Michigan and learn new tips, new resources and the new methods of forensic genealogy. Check out the complete schedule of programs and register soon ~ this will be a popular event.

Investment 101 on Tuesday, July 10

Have your allowances or job earnings been adding up lately? Great! Now learn how to make your money grow. Financial advisor Amy Doyle will take you through the nuts and bolts of investing.

Join us Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Malletts Creek meeting room.

Stories in Every Size

Bill's lost his mom and we need a bed that is just so. Not to mention that Mother Brown is still trying to keep her knees up and our big black boots are still making that bonka bonka noise. So many problems to solve at this week's storytimes at the Downtown and Pittsfield branches!

Trigun @ Animanga Club, Monday, July 9th

Join us this Monday @ the Northeast Branch from 6:00 to 8:00 for the June meeting of the AADL’s Animanga club. We'll be watching episodes of the Trigun anime, which is based on Yasuhiro Nightow’s manga of the same name. Trigun is the story of Vash the Stampede, a notorious gunman who has a 60,000,000,000 double dollar bounty on his head due to his destruction of an entire city. But as Milly and Meryl, two investigators from the Bernadelli Insurance Company, soon find out, Vash isn’t exactly what you might expect in a hardened criminal. We’ll also have a cool craft to celebrate the Japanese festival of Tanabata.

Not familiar with the series? Come anyway! Tell us about your favorites, and hear about our fall events. Snacks and drinks will also be served.

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.

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