AADL Equipment Sale

Saturday May 28, 2016: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Secret Lab

It's the long-awaited return of the AADL Equipment Disposal Sale!

Furniture, Computers, Monitors, Shelving, and much, much more! Both cash and credit cards are accepted.

All items are sold as-is and all sales are final. Purchases must be picked up by 5 PM on Sunday.

Get a great deal on some quality stuff!

The sale will also be held on Sunday May 29 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Mario Maker Madness!

Saturday May 28, 2016: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

It’s time for the Mario Makers to mobilize!

Test your making and speed-running skills in this competitive and creative competition. There will be prizes for the winners.

All-Ages Mario Kart Tournament

Sunday May 29, 2016: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages.

It's a Mario Kart 8 Tourney for kids, teens AND adults!

Bring the family for an afternoon of fun!

AADL Equipment Sale

Sunday May 29, 2016: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Secret Lab

It's the long-awaited return of the AADL Equipment Disposal Sale!

Furniture, Computers, Monitors, Shelving, and much, much more! Both cash and credit cards are accepted.

All items are sold as-is and all sales are final. Purchases must be picked up by 5 PM on Sunday.

Get a great deal on some quality stuff!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Java Programming

Sunday May 29, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Ever think that you could improve Minecraft?

In this class we will give you the tools to try! Take a peek at the code "Notch" himself wrote and modify it to make Minecraft your own!

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday May 31, 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday June 1, 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.

Mixed Media Works by Sunanda Mallick

June 2, 2016 through July 14, 2016 -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

This grouping of work presents the artist’s strength and interest in using mixed media to create both realistic and abstract paintings. There are 22 pieces in the current exhibit that include birds, flowers, still life, nature and abstract paintings. Sunanda enjoys working in both realistic and abstract arts. For realistic paintings, she uses photographs of nature’s beauty and develops them into colorful art using mixed media and texture. In her abstract paintings, she often uses geometric shapes – circles, squares, rectangles, etc., and repeats them to bring added visual interest to the work. Her abstract art is always unpredictable and challenging. According to her, every color is her favorite color and she there is no color she does not like. Sunanda enjoys experimenting with different textures in her work. For creating texture, she uses molding paste, gesso, matte media, rice paper, tissue paper, wax paper and different objects. Her favorite painting medium is acrylic.

Originally from India, Sunanda came to the US in 1970. She studied fine arts at the American Academy of Arts in Chicago and graduated with a degree in advertising design from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. After working in advertising for several years, she decided to pursue her love for painting starting in 2003. She is a member of VAAL (Visual Art Association of Livonia), FAF (Farmington Art Foundation) and DSWPS (Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors). She had many solo shows in metro Detroit area. She had also been in many jury shows and has received many awards.

AADL 20th Anniversary Exhibit

June 2, 2016 through July 14, 2016 -- Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases

Local voters approved a millage to establish a new District Library for Ann Arbor in 1996.

Take a journey back through twenty years of the Ann Arbor District Library with this exhibit of text, panels and object highlighting the past two decades.

A lot has occurred in twenty years! State, local and national awards, new services, new technologies, new branches, author, celebrity and event highlights and more will be featured in this look at the past twenty years.

A2 Jazz Fest Preview Concert Featuring the Ingrid Racine Quartet and BLUEPRINTS

Thursday June 2, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Enjoy a musical evening as bassist and band leader Dave Sharp presents a showcase of local live jazz

Musicians for this evening concert will be featured at the A2 Jazz Fest, a new outdoor festival premiering in September at West Park.

Performers include:
- the Ingrid Racine Quartet. Trumpeter and composer Ingrid Racine embraces everything from early jazz to bop, fusion to folk and hip hop. Her strong bebop sensibility shines, even as she explores music across decades and geographical boundaries. After graduating from the esteemed jazz program at Community High School in 2000, Ingrid pursued a BFA in Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan, where she studied with the great saxophonist Donald Walden and Detroit Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Bill Lucas. By graduation, Ingrid was playing professionally throughout Michigan with an eclectic array of ensembles including the 1920’s jazz ensemble Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, Mady Kouyate’s Heat of Africa, and the Detroit-based all female jazz group Straight Ahead, in addition to steady sideman work in local small jazz groups.

- Dave Sharp's student jazz band from the Ann Arbor Music Center, BLUEPRINTS, featuring Daniel Kennedy on piano, Nick Schnorberger on Guitar, Stanton Greenstone on bass and Henry Case on drums.