Baby Playgroups

Tuesday May 26, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Webcomics Lab: Friendly Group Critique

Tuesday May 26, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 9 and up.

Got an idea for a webcomic but don't know where to start? Having trouble finding the time to put into that comics project? Or maybe you just want a break from creating alone in your studio (or the coffee shop) and wish you could work along side of your fellow comics creators? Come to the monthly Webcomics Lab at AADL, where you can make your comics in the company of other cartoonists.

This month will be an informal gathering to chat about your work and a friendly group critique. We'll provide constructive feedback and give you pointers on plot and technique to help you complete that comic!

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday May 27, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday May 27, 2015: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

Baby Playgroups

Thursday May 28, 2015: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday May 29, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

Clay Cactus Garden

Saturday May 30, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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

Plant a garden that will survive any drought.

LEGO Connection

Sunday May 31, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5 with an adult.

Get connected with other LEGO-minded people and build cool things during this open LEGO play. AADL will supply the LEGOs, so leave your supply at home!

Although your LEGO creation must be left here, it may be photographed for our LEGO Look Book.

Baby Playgroups

Tuesday June 2, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Memories of Tubingen

Tuesday June 2, 2015: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event will be recorded

Since 1965 Ann Arbor has established six sister city relationships.

Tubingen, the first community invited to be a sister city, was compared to Ann Arbor by someone who had lived in both places “like twins raised in different countries. There is the university, the students, the river, the mills.”

On December 9, 1965 the official charter of the Tubingen and Ann Arbor partnership was presented to City Council, followed by a concert of Christmas carols sung in German by Ann Arbor High School students. Visits between the two areas started as soon as the decision was made.

Join us as several participants from both countries in this long-standing partnership reminisce about this 50 year relationship and their visits between both cities. A reception for this year’s visiting delegation from Tubingen will follow this presentation.

Speakers include:
• Ute Bechdorf, Director of the Deutsch-Amerikan Institute of Tubingen;
• Carolyn Melchers, local resident who, as a young Pioneer High School German teacher went on an early trip to Tubingen and met the man who would become her husband;
• Josie Parker, Library Director;
• Marianne Rauer, who moved to Ann Arbor from Germany after WWII and who has been very involved in the Sister City Program;
• Grace Shackman, local Ann Arbor historian;
• Ingrid Sheldon, Former Mayor of Ann Arbor