National Library Week: 'Fancy Nancy' Party!

Saturday April 18, 2015: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 3.

Dress up in your finery and come to a Fancy Nancy party!

We’ll make and decorate a Fancy Nancy-esque crown and color scenes from favorite Fancy Nancy books.

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Obbys

Saturday April 18, 2015: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Learn to build your own Obby (obstacle course) in Roblox. Place obstacles and traps for players to try and navigate. At the end of this course students will have their own level that they can share with their friends!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming

Sunday April 19, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language! Begin with the basics and work your way up to our advanced challenges. If you've taken this with us before, you'll have a chance to explore deeper concepts and new features!

"Write On!" Story Contest Awards Celebration!

Sunday April 19, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for youth (grade 3 and up) teens and adults.

If you participated in the 3rd-5th Grade Short Story Contest this year, or want to support those who did, join us for the final awards celebration!

Author Bryan Chick of the Secret Zoo series will share his thoughts on writing and we'll have light refreshments!

Entries will be accepted from February 9 - 27. For more information about the contest and for the complete guidelines please visit the contest webpage!

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday April 19, 2015: 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 April 20, 2015: 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 April 20, 2015: 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!

Film & Discussion: ‘Never a Bystander‘

Monday April 20, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up.

"Never a Bystander" is a documentary made by Ann Arbor filmmaker Evelyn Neuhaus, about Holocaust survivor Dr. Irene Butter. At age 14, Irene, along with her family, endured deplorable conditions during internment in two concentration camps in Nazi Germany. "Never a Bystander" tells Irene's story, and shares her message of optimism and courage in the face of injustice. We will screen the 30-minute film, then Evelyn and Irene will give a talk about their work and their experiences educating and uplifting audiences with Irene's story.

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday April 21, 2015: 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.

Even in Darkness: The Legacy of the Holocaust on the Next Generations and Researching Family Stories

Tuesday April 21, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

When she received a box of letters and documents from a German priest in 1996, local author Barbara Stark-Nemon was already captivated by the story of her great-aunt’s Holocaust survival, and the unconventional life she and the priest lived in post-war Germany. What she learned from the contents of that box cemented her motivation to write about it. Barbara will share the story of how 15 years of research, interviews, translations and international travel informed Even in Darkness, her debut novel, and how what she learned influenced her understanding of the Holocaust.