Concert: Southpaw Isle Steelband

Saturday September 20, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult.

The rhythm-driven Global Steelpan Music of Southpaw Isle Steelband stretches into and beyond jazz, classical, samba, and calypso. This group is notorious for high quality performances that will keep you moving and begging for more! Performances include the world premier of “A Caribbean Christmas Mass,” sold-out performances in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series, and an appearance in the finals of the World Steelband Festival in Trinidad.

Chesstastic

Sunday September 21, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult.

Join us for one of the world's most popular games with players of all ages and abilities! Chess sets are provided. Challenge old friends and meet new ones.

All-Ages Mario Kart Tournament

Sunday September 21, 2014: 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!

Food Historian Peter Rose Discusses Art In Food And Food In Art

Sunday September 21, 2014: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event will be recorded

Nationally-known food historian and author Peter Rose explores the foodways brought to America by the Dutch more than three centuries ago, and how these foods were changed and adapted under new circumstances. Using slides of some 40 paintings of famous works of the Dutch masters, this presentation will demonstrate how these art works give an insight into 17th century food practices and shed new light on the colonial diet.

Peter will also discuss her new book, just released this summer, Delicious December: How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents, and Treats (A Holiday Cookbook).

This event is cosponsored by AADL and the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

The event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

Felt Star Keychain

Sunday September 21, 2014: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 -adult

Make a cute little star keychain out of felt to hang on your keyring, backpack, or anywhere you'd like! We'll use basic hand sewing techniques during this event. If you don't know how, we'll show you!

Playgroups

Monday September 22, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

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

Monday September 22, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield 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.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday September 22, 2014: 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!

Workshop: Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

Monday September 22, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Are you thinking with portals? GameStart staff will show you how to create engaging, mind-bending, gravity defying puzzles using portals with the Portal 2 puzzle maker. Challenge other player's creations and see how they stand up to your own!

Playgroups

Tuesday September 23, 2014: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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.