GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Battle Wizards

Sunday May 31, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for This event is intended for grades 3-10

Craft spells and battle 1 on 1 and against monsters with spells you program! Using the language of Python, you will create code to aid you in the world of Minecraft.

Emerging Writers Workshop: Memoir Workshop with Phoebe Gloeckner

Thursday June 4, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Phoebe Gloeckner is an Associate Professor, School of Art & Design at U of M and is a graphic novelist. Her book, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2002), was praised as "one of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender, beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America." Phoebe will speak about the unique challenge and experience of writing, and publishing, memoir. The Diary of a Teenage Girl was also adapted as a film which debuted to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, in early 2015. It will be released in theaters later this year.

Family Board Game Bash

Saturday June 6, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for age 3 and up

Play our giant floor games and board games, listen to music, and eat fun snacks with your family and friends!

"It's All Write!" Teen Short Story Contest Final Celebration!

Sunday June 7, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Celebrate and support writers of the "It's All Write!" Teen Short Story Contest! Winners in attendance will receive their awards, and YA author Rebecca Donovan will share her thoughts on writing!

Polymer Clay Pinch Pots

Sunday June 7, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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

Come make a small vessel perfect for tiny odds and ends.

Twine Bracelets

Monday June 8, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for teens, grade 6 - 12

Use twine, beads and buttons to make bracelets and anklets.

Nature Walk @ Argo Nature Area

Thursday June 11, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Argo Nature Area

This event is intended for Grades K-Adult

Join staff members of AADL and the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation for an informative nature walk along the Huron River in the 22-acre Argo Nature Area.

Argo Nature Area has been a prime target for combating invasive species and restoring native ones. We'll learn about these native plants and animals, and about the diverse natural features of the area on our walk.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Meet in the parking lot by Argo Canoe Livery, off of Longshore Drive.