Ann Arbor College Night

Tuesday September 29, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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

Applying to college? This event is for you: AADL's 9th annual College Night with the co-authors of "Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide for Students and Families About College Selection, Essay Writing, and High-Stakes Testing." Learn how to reduce your stress and increase your chances for success from two of the experts of collegeadmissionsadvisors.com.

Essay Coaching founder Debbie Merion, M.S.W, M.F.A. explains how to write a winning college application essay, and Managing Your Mind principal Geri Markel Ph.D. will provide tips about how to score your highest on tests such as the ACT and SAT, all to be followed by Q and A. Books will be for sale.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Julia Keller Discusses Her Latest Mystery “Last Ragged Breath”

Tuesday September 29, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Julia Keller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is the author of Last Ragged Breath, the fourth in her critically acclaimed series of crime novels set in a small West Virginia town. It is the story and a history of the mountains and the rivers, and people of Raythune County, West Virginia, where prosecutor Belfa Elkins has staked her claim. Sometimes, though, history can be deadly. When a fancy resort is planned for the rugged territory surrounding Acker's Gap, some residents are less than pleased. And when an executive with the company building the resort is found murdered, Bell finds herself torn between the past and the future, and between an ideal of justice — and the gritty reality of conditions on the ground. At the center of the case is Royce Dillard, an odd recluse who lost his parents in the real-life Buffalo Creek flood when he was two years old. Did he kill — or was he framed?

Julia, longtime chief book critic for the Chicago Tribune, where she won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, was born and raised in West Virginia. She earned a doctoral degree in English Literature at Ohio State University. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and McGraw Professor of Writing at Princeton University. She has also taught at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. She regularly contributes essays and book reviews to NPR’s All Things Considered and The NewsHour on PBS.

This event, cosponsored by Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookshop, will include a book signing. Books will be for sale courtesy and there will also be ample opportunity for audience questions.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday September 30, 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 ages 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Baby Playgroups

Wednesday September 30, 2015: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield 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 and guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday September 30, 2015: 11:00 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for ages 2–5 years.

Join us for stories and songs for listeners ages 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday September 30, 2015: 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!

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday September 30, 2015: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5 years.

Join us for stories and songs for listeners ages 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Siblings are welcome.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday September 30, 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.

Smell & Tell: Enflowering the Carnal: The Scent of Fracas

Wednesday September 30, 2015: 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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

Fracas is a timeless rendition of tuberose that tattoos memory with fragrant clouds of voluptuous pleasure. Created in 1948 for designer Robert Piguet, this timeless perfume walks a sensualist’s tightrope that is one part pomp and swagger, one part pink velvet boudoir. Perfumer Germaine Cellier was known for formulating unique fragrances in her time, but there isn’t an interpretation of tuberose in perfumery to date that comes close to the beauty of Fracas. This Smell and Tell focuses on Cellier’s approach to fragrance creation and how she used her talent with the flourish of an iconoclast's wink. The Smell and Tell series at the Ann Arbor District Library is led by Michelle Krell Kydd, editor of fragrance blog Glass Petal Smoke.

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday September 30, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

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

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once-legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in-demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.