Preschool Storytimes

Friday October 9, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Pittsfield 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

Friday October 9, 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 and guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Dancing Babies with Denise Owens

Saturday October 10, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:40 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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

Denise Owens, teacher of Kindermusik, leads a program of music and motion!

Star Wars Reads Day Crafts

Saturday October 10, 2015: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for youth in grades K-5.

May the arts be with you! Celebrate the 4th annual Star Wars Reads Day with us by making some out-of-this-galaxy Star Wars crafts. Costumes encouraged!

Young Rembrandts: Power of Drawing

Saturday October 10, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grades 1–5

True creativity comes from the mastery of core skills combined with original thought! Join Young Rembrandts teachers for directed drawing that gives young students instruction on how to break down complex images into simple ones. Students will explore many different techniques and art tools (colored pencil, pastel, and marker) while learning the drawing skills that lay the foundation for all visual arts. Illustration, design, fine art composition, and cartooning will be covered. We will experiment with pastels as we learn about Paul Cezanne and his profound mastery of light and color and then go on to explore the various ways to illustrate shadow and light using techniques that contemporary artist Roy Lichtenstein used in his work. Plus, a visit from a professional Comic Book Artist adds some cartoon creating excitement!

Colorful Cake Pops

Sunday October 11, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Find your inner baking genius and have fun learning how to make and decorate your own cake pops!

Aliens Attack!

Sunday October 11, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for youth in preschool–grade 5.

Make your own tiny alien out of a variety of exciting materials! If you're brave enough, you can even make a saucer or home planet for your alien.

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Scripting

Sunday October 11, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3–8.

Students will combine elements of art, design, math, and physics as they learn to make their own video game! Students will start by creating their own hero, villain, and in-game props, then they will craft the landscape of their game world with challenging puzzles and thrilling obstacles.

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday October 11, 2015: 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!

Baby Playgroups

Tuesday October 13, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek 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.