Playgroups

Wednesday May 28, 2014: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday May 28, 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!

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday May 28, 2014: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday May 28, 2014: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Training Center

Want to discover more about your family tree?

Learn about using online research tools available at AADL and beyond! AADL Genealogy Research Handout

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday May 28, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday May 29, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Playgroups

Thursday May 29, 2014: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday May 29, 2014: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Music Expert Dr. Bruce Conforth Discusses The Arrival Of B.B. King

Thursday May 29, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame founding curator and U-M professor of American Culture Dr. Bruce Conforth as he traces the personal and musical history of the King of the Blues - B.B. King.

Using rare photographs, music, and historical data the amazing career of this 88 year-old legend of the blues comes to life. This event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Theater and held in conjunction with their Sunday, June 1 B.B. King Concert.

Bruce Michael Conforth was the Founding Curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. He has been a Lecturer in the Program in American Culture since 2001 and was the 2012 recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching. He received his PhD in ethnomusicology, folklore, American and African American studies from Indiana University and specializes in the blues, American roots music, 20th Century popular culture, and youth cultures. Bruce is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Blues Heritage Foundation and serves on the Executive Board of the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation where he is also resident scholar. Bruce continues to perform music and has just released his 5th album – Jump Up Devil – on which he performs acoustic blues. His new book "African American Folksong and American Cultural Politics" is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Preschool Storytimes

Friday May 30, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.