Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday February 10, 2016: 11:00 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5 years.

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday February 10, 2016: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K–12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

CANCELLED: Ypsilanti as an African-American City with Local Historian Matt Siegfried

Wednesday February 10, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled.

We hope to reschedule at a future date, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Programming

Sunday February 14, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

You love Roblox, you've done a little scripting, and you've published games using your Roblox account. Let's take a deeper dive!

This course explores the finer points of Roblox Game Development, including iterated design, player experience, and of course, more scripting.

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday February 14, 2016: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K–12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Baby Playgroups

Monday February 15, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for babies up to 24 months.

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs followed by open playtime. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday February 15, 2016: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K–12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Navigating the Immigration Experience: Author Saundra Amrhein Discusses Her Book “Green Card Stories”

Monday February 15, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult
This event will be recorded

Join us as author Saundra Amrhein shares life stories depicted in her book, "Green Card Stories," including the legal, social, emotional, financial, and spiritual obstacles that mirrors what immigrants continue to face across the USA.

This event is held in conjunction with Ann Arbor District Library’s film and discussion series Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.

"Green Card Stories" depicts 50 recent U.S. immigrants—each with permanent residence or citizenship—in powerfully written short narratives and compelling portraits. Each story is as old as the foundation of this nation, but also reflects the global trends and conflicts of the 21st century. Arriving from all corners of the globe, coming for work, love, to study, invest, or escape persecution, the people in this book share a steely resourcefulness and a determination to fulfill their potential in America.

Saundra Amrhein is a freelance journalist, writer, author, speaker and reporter writing articles, news and blogs about Immigration and Cuba. A former reporter at the St. Petersburg Times, she has been a journalist for more than 21 years, focusing on immigration, asylum, and refugee issues.

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday February 16, 2016: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5 years.

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Cartoonist Brian Fies Discusses His Eisner Award-Winning Graphic Novel "Mom’s Cancer"

Tuesday February 16, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

In the webcomic and graphic novel Mom’s Cancer, Brian Fies told the story of his mother’s diagnosis and treatment for cancer, and its effect on his family. "Mom's Cancer" began as a serialized Internet comic, with new installments added throughout 2004. Readership grew by word-of-mouth. People who needed the story found it and told their friends about it. The story won the comics industry's Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic, the Harvey Award, and the German Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (Youth Literature Prize) and became a pioneering work in the new field of “graphic medicine.”

Brian will talk about why and how he created "Mom’s Cancer," and the wider social communities he’s entered as a result. The event includes a book signing and books will be for sale courtesy of Bookbound Bookstore.

This event is co-sponsored by the following U-M Departments in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts: The Department of American Culture; Instructional Support Services; Office of Undergraduate Education; and the Program in Biology.