Young Rembrandts: Power of Drawing

Saturday October 17, 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!

Smash Bros. U

Saturday October 17, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for teens in grades 6–12.

A New age has dawned. Will you be able to rise above the masses and be crowned king in this new era? Adapt or be destroyed.

Clay Halloween Charms

Saturday October 17, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Create cute or scary polymer clay charms to celebrate Halloween.

Wii Sports Resort Team Tourney for All Ages

Sunday October 18, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages.

Take a family vacation to Wuhu Island and the Wii Sports Resort and play your way through some of the awesome games.

There will be prizes for the winning teams!

Chesstastic

Sunday October 18, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth in kindergarten and up.

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess — one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Blockly

Sunday October 18, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 2–5.

Get your first taste of programming with a visual approach! The software developers at GameStart have created a programming environment for our youngest Minecrafters which leverages visual scripting technology developed at Google. Learn the fundamentals of programming with the game you love.

Lights! Camera! Theatre!

Sunday October 18, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for youth in in grades K-3.

4th Wall Theatre transforms any venue into a performance arena. With props, singing, acting, and dancing, their one-hour theatre workshops are a great introduction to the theatre. All abilities are welcome!

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday October 18, 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

Monday October 19, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

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 followed by open playtime. Parents and guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday October 19, 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!