Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday May 5, 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday May 6, 2015: 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.

Oscar-Nominated Documentary 'Finding Vivian Maier'

Wednesday May 6, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The intriguing documentary Finding Vivian Maier shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a mysterious career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, the award-winning film focuses on Maier’s strange and riveting life and her art revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

The 83-minute film is not rated.

Children’s Book Week Event: Local Children’s Author Cindy Shaw Discusses Self-Publishing

Thursday May 7, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Cindy Shaw, graphic designer, illustrator and local author will discuss her path toward self-publishing her children's book Mr. Red's Balloon. The program will be followed by a book signing and books will be for sale.

Library Camp: An Unconference

Friday May 8, 2015: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room and Downtown Library: aadlfreespace and Downtown Library: Conference Room A and Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for information professionals and graduate students with an interest in libraries

Library Camp doesn't mean burned marshmallows, mosquito bites, or popsicle stick-based art projects. Library Camp is an informal unconference gathering to share ideas, technologies, and discussions. This event is free to attend and will be held at the Downtown Library. Click here to register.

The goal is to get a bunch of people together, and let them talk about whatever they'd like to talk about, within the rough purview of libraries and library technology. We'll start with a blank schedule and get together to talk about what we'd like to talk about and fill in a few slots on the agenda. We've got time for four sessions and room for at least 4 concurrent sessions, so there could easily be 10-12 different things to talk about during the day.

To help focus the conversation, we're proposing 4 tracks: Nontraditional Collections, Ebooks & Licensing, Special Events, Summer & Gaming. AADL staff will be on hand to talk a bit about these things at AADL, but like any unconference, the event is led by whoever shows up! Here's a rough schedule:

Doors open and Bagel Breakfast: 9:30-10:00am

Welcome: 10:00-11:00am

Session 1: 10:30-11:30am
Session 2: 11:30-12:30am

Lunch on your own: 12:30-2:00pm

Session 3: 2:00-3:00pm
Session 4: 3:00-4:00pm

Wrap up and Farewell: 4:00-4:30pm

KinderConcert

Friday May 8, 2015: 9:30 am to 10:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5

Learn about the trumpet from Becky Gawron and about the piano from Kathryn Goodson, and listen, dance and hear a story with Gari Stein.

Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra!

This event is also offered from 10:30 - 11:00 am.

KinderConcert

Friday May 8, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5 years.

Learn about the trumpet from Becky Gawron and about the piano from Kathryn Goodson, and listen, dance and hear a story with Gari Stein.

Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra!

This event is also offered from 9:30 - 10:00 am.

GameStart Workshop: Portal 2 Level Design

Sunday May 10, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1-8

Create engaging, mind-bending, gravity-defying puzzles using CAD tools released by Valve Software for Steam. Challenge other players' creations and see how they stand up to your own!

Read Stories in the Garden to Kids!

Sunday May 10, 2015: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for Grades 7-12

Come volunteer to read garden-themed stories to kids! At the first part of this event, we'll go over some story-telling techniques, choose books to read, practice reading, and decide locations around the downtown library for the main event. Feel free to bring your own favorite garden or spring-related picture books, or choose some of ours to read. PLEASE NOTE: this event requires a two-part commitment, both the practice session on the 10th and the actual story-telling to the children on Saturday, May 16 from 1:30-3:30.

Baby Playgroups

Monday May 11, 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.