Duct Tape Balls

Saturday May 17, 2014: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grades K - 8

Make a custom playground ball that can stand up to LOTS of kicking!

Mosaic Jewelry Workshop

Sunday May 18, 2014: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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

Learn the craft of making mosaic jewelry at this unique workshop.

Shannon Kuchera of Mosaic Geek teaches participants how to create a glass mosaic pendant necklace. All supplies are provided.

This is a detailed class that will take the entire time to complete. Each participant will get to make one item.

This workshop will be repeated at 3:30 pm.

Chesstastic

Sunday May 18, 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.

Hospice Memorial Gathering event

Sunday May 18, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

The staff and volunteers of Arbor Hospice's Grief Support Services cordially invite you, your family, and friends to honor the memory of your loved one at this Memorial Gathering.

You are encouraged to bring a photo of your loved one to display on a Memorial Table during this program. Light refreshments will be served.

Arbor Hospice is a community resource that provides grief support services to any member of our community who has experienced a loss through death. In addition to providing support services to family members who have utilized Arbor Hospice’s services, programs are open to any member of the community who has experienced a loss.

For more information on Arbor Hospice Grief Support, contact Grief Support at 734-794-5460 or mschultz@arborhospice.org.

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday May 18, 2014: 3:00 pm to 5:00 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!

New York Times Modern Love Columnist Daniel Jones Discusses His New Book “Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers)”

Sunday May 18, 2014: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Since its inception in 2004, Daniel Jones has edited the wildly popular "Modern Love" column, which runs weekly in the Sunday New York Times.

Join us as he discusses his just-released new book Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) the story of love from beginning to end (or not). This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

As the editor of a column about love in the New York Times, Daniel Jones has been privy to the deepest personal revelations of tens of thousands of strangers. Deluged with stories of scheming cheaters, hopeless romantics, racy texts, and fierce devotion, he has spent much of the past decade wading through love's muck and majesty—and has taken plenty of notes along the way. In "Love Illuminated," Daniel Jones draws from the 50,000 tales of love that have crossed his desk and traces the arc of human relationships through ten phases, starting with the pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, and trust of new love, and then turning to the practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom of love matured. With empathy and wry humor, he takes readers on an enlightening journey through the highs, lows, and enduring unknowns of this universal experience that rattles the head and stirs the heart.

As Jones explains, "Love is about curiosity, not certainty. It's about tossing oneself overboard into the wild seas, not remaining safely on deck."

Daniel Jones’ books include two essay anthologies, "Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit and Devotion" and "The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom." His novel, "After Lucy," was a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Parade, Real Simple, Redbook, and elsewhere.

Mosaic Jewelry Workshop

Sunday May 18, 2014: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults.

Learn the craft of making mosaic jewelry at this unique workshop.

Shannon Kuchera of Mosaic Geek teaches participants how to create a glass mosaic pendant necklace. All supplies are provided.

This is a detailed class that will take the entire time to complete. Each participant will get to make one item.

This workshop will also be offered at 12:30 pm.

Playgroups

Monday May 19, 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 May 19, 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 May 19, 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!