Baby Playgroups

Friday June 26, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood 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 June 26, 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.

Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens -

Friday June 26, 2015: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Planet Rock at 82 Aprill Drive

This event is intended for teens in Grades 6-12

Join us off-site for an afternoon of indoor rock-climbing at Planet Rock on 82 Aprill Drive (off Jackson road). Registration is required and begins on July 1. To register please email the attendees first and last name, phone # and the grade they will enter in the fall to registrations@aadl.org. A confirmation email will be sent. Attendees must have a parent or guardian sign the required waivers and bring it with them when they check in or be available in-person to sign the waiver when dropping the attendee off at Planet Rock.

Silhouette Shadow Puppets

Friday June 26, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grades K-5

Shadow puppetry is a popular form of storytelling and entertainment worldwide. Learn how to create your very own movable shadow puppet!

Community Vinyasa Yoga

Saturday June 27, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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

Yoga is a fun way to gain strength, flexibility and balance, while decreasing stress and tension. Come learn some of the basics of the Vinyasa style of yoga, which integrates breath with movement.

Certified yoga instructor Raina LaGrand of A2 Yoga and Amandla Energy Works, will be teaching. Participants should dress ready to work out and bring a mat if they have one!

All levels welcome, but participants should be able to move comfortably from the floor to standing.

Teen and Adult Circus Camp: Acro-Balance

Saturday June 27, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grades 8 and up

Acrobalance is the physical act of sharing weight and balancing between two or more people. Have you ever given someone a "superman" on your feet or made a human pyramid? Then you've already done a little acro! This workshop will be taught by members of the A2 Aviary and will cover the fundamentals of this fun circus art form as participants work to build or improve balance, strength, flexibility, communication, and body/mind awareness. There is no need to come with a partner, though it's a-ok if you do. Everyone will have the opportunity to try their hand (and feet!) at basing, flying, and spotting each movement. This program will take the entire hour and will require patience and focus.

Smash Bros. U

Saturday June 27, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for Grades 6 - 12

A New age has dawned. Will you be able to rise above the masses and be crowned king in this new era? Adapt or be destroyed.

All-Ages Mario Kart Tournament

Sunday June 28, 2015: 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!

Neutral Zone Poetry Workshop

Sunday June 28, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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

Fiona and Alex of The Neutral Zone will present a workshop on writing free verse poetry!

Dancing Babies with Aron Kaufman

Sunday June 28, 2015: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies and preschoolers, up to 5 years.

Aron, a teacher with Hebrew Day School, leads a program of percussion, music and motion!