English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday October 17, 2014: 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.

Workshop: PyGame

Friday October 17, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Dig into the Python programming language by creating arcade-style video games with GameStart staff! First, modify an existing PyGame project, then create a game from scratch.

Artist Margaret Carney Discusses 'Demystifying Women and Dinnerware'

Friday October 17, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

In conjunction with their Annual exhibition, Ann Arbor Women Artists join the Library to present this lecture by Margaret Carney, the juror for the Fall 2014 exhibit at the Library. Winners of the Ann Arbor Women Artists Fall 2014 Juried Exhibition will also be announced. The evening will begin with a 6:00 pm reception, where the public is invited to view the exhibition before the lecture and awards presentation.

In Carnery’s lecture, Demystifying Women and Dinnerware, the creations of woman artists and designers represented in the permanent collection of the Dinnerware Museum in Ann Arbor will be explored, as well as examples from the Museum’s “wish list.” There will also be some surprises. Don’t expect to see grandma’s dishes during this presentation unless your grandma’s cups, saucers, and spoons were fur-lined.

Folktale Fun for the Very Young

Saturday October 18, 2014: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for Preschool - Grade 5

Join us for a puppet play of "The Search for the Magic Lake". It is an Incan tale from Ecuador. It's a story about an Incan prince who is in poor health and a young farm girl's quest to save him. The Rudolf Steiner School early childhood faculty will perform with handmade puppets and the show will be followed by a colorful craft activity.

Crocheted Beaded Bracelets!

Saturday October 18, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult.

Local crafter, Beth Battey, returns for this unique hands-on workshop. Using very small crochet hooks make your own beaded bracelet. Be warned, once you make one you'll be hooked and want to keep making them! All supplies provided. Previous experience with crochet is required.

An Afternoon with Classical Guitarist Jeff Dwarshuis

Saturday October 18, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Jeff Dwarshuis’ performance will be an exciting set of the most prized pieces for the classical guitar.

From beautiful Lute transcriptions of The Renaissance to modern day masters, Jeff’s playing will take you through centuries of guitar virtuosity and beauty.

Chesstastic

Sunday October 19, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult.

Come challenge players of all ages to fun and stimulating games of chess! Chesstastic is great way to hang out with friends and meet new people while learning about the game of chess and improving your chess abilities. All sets and pieces are provided, as are refreshments.

Mini Yarn Monsters

Sunday October 19, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K - 5.

Learn a few tricks to turn yarn into a fun monster you can call your own!

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday October 19, 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 Bestselling Author Dr. Kathy Reichs Discusses Her New Mystery 'Bones Never Lie'

Sunday October 19, 2014: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

30 million copies of Dr. Kathy Reich’s mysteries are in print in 30 languages around the world. One of the longest TV series in the history of the FOX network - Bones – is based on her popular mystery books and returns on September 25. Her newest sure-to-be-bestseller Bones Never Lie is released in late September and promises to be another critical smash hit!.

Reichs is a forensic anthropologist—one of only about a hundred ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, as is her heroine, Temperance Brennan. Dr. Reichs’ signature trademark is her ability to weave unrelenting suspense, fascinating science and provocative human drama into unforgettable stories. In "Bones Never Lie", Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction.

The event includes a book signing with books for sale.

Photo Credit: Marie Reine Mattera