Stop by the Ann Arbor District Library’s tent from 2-8 pm on Friday, July 10th on Liberty St. between Fourth and Fifth Ave. to make a Rolling Sculpture out of goodies from the Scrap Box and meet Hillary Will, the fastest woman top fuel dragster driver in the world, who will also be speaking at the Downtown Library earlier in the week. The library is joining Main Street Area's Rolling Sculpture Car Show for the first time this year just for the pure fun of it! Use all your creativity to design a wild vehicle and you just might win a prize!
Ann Arbor’s local theater troupe for youth, Wild Swan Theater, will lead us in interactive theater games on Tuesday, June 30 at 10am at the Downtown Library. Be prepared to move! This event is held in conjunction with the Library’s summer reading program, Local Motion - which encourages the use of local organizations, neighborhoods, gyms, recreational facilities and outdoor areas to move and get fit!
AADL is proud to be hosting our first Photowalk this Saturday! Start by joining us for a panel discussion featuring portrait and festival photographer Myra Klarman, fine arts photographer and Crappy Camera Club cofounder Michael Myers, and Ann Arbor News photojournalist Leisa Thompson at 10 am. Then, stick around as we go out in groups to find the interesting things in Ann Arbor and document them with our cameras. You can come back to the Downtown Library Training Center to edit your photos on our iMacs and upload them to your Flickr account or our pictureAnnArbor collection. Bring your camera and join us!
As Summer Festival winds down it’s time to put the spotlight on Coffeehouse. Here’s your chance to escape the heat, relax, and enjoy sharing poetry, monologues, or music. Sip on coffee, cocoa, or ice water. Come speak into the mike or sit back and listen.
AXIS Coffeehouse | Wednesday, July 1 | 6:00-8:30 PM | Malletts Creek
Join us to create fun jewelry accessories, like keychains and pet tags, using Shrinky Dink material, a "magic" plastic which shrinks down to 1/3 of its original size and becomes nine times thicker when heated briefly in the oven! Kids (grade 4+ please), Teens, and Adults are all welcome!
Wed, June 24 | 7:00-8:00pm | Mallett's Creek Program Room | Grade 4-Adult
This Wednesday, June 24, we'll be launching Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now, a new site with searching and browsing access to over 130 full-text articles on local history written for the Ann Arbor Observer over the past three decades by local historian and author, Grace Shackman. Stop by for a demonstration of the site, refreshments, and a lively discussion by Grace and Observer editor, John Hilton, at 7:00 p.m. in the Downtown lower level Multi-Purpose Room.
Bring your ropes and rhymes to Jump Roping Blast for a jumpin' good time! We have Chinese, Double-Dutch and standard jump ropes to share. Rain? We'll jump inside. If you need some visuals to help inspire or check out some fancy footwork ahead of time, check out Jump In a movie that tells the story of a young boxer who discovers jump roping while training.
Tuesday, June 23 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Malletts Creek Parking Lot | Grades 4-12
Find out about all of the library's fun stuff for kids with AADL's parent page! JUMP is your stop to find recommended stuff for kids and learn about upcoming library events. Parents can also get information to plan their visit to the library an even find out about resources to help kids with their homework. It's all at jump.aadl.org!