Wooly Woods Crafting with Anna Hrachovec!

Saturday July 12, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults.

The author of the Mochimochi toy knitting books shows you how to wrap twigs with yarn to make beautiful sculptures—a simple technique for all skill levels! Experienced knitters can embellish their “tree-scapes” by knitting tiny creatures designed by Anna. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn or knitting needles. This event includes a book signing with books for sale.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the 4th floor of the Downtown Library.

Paper Bag Puppets!

Saturday July 12, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K - 5

Turn paper bags into a colorful cast of playful puppets using paper, google eyes, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, and more. Animals, people, mythical creatures... the possibilities are endless!

Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley

Sunday July 13, 2014: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for 0-5 years.

Dianne Dudley, Teacher with Ann Arbor Public Schools, leads a program of music and motion!

Manufacturama - NEW LOCATION

Sunday July 13, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 3-5

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to Pittsfield Branch..

Work with a team to come up with an invention idea, design a product, and then manufacture multiple copies!

This event is presented in partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Southeast Michigan Section. This event will be repeated on Sunday, August 10 at 2 pm.

THE ANNOTATED MATCH GAME

Sunday July 13, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for Adults

Match Game was a ‘70s era fill-in-the-blank game show with innuendo-laden questions, antic celebrities and goofy contestants. John Teti, senior editor of the A.V. Club (arts and entertainment website of The Onion) presents a hilarious interactive session on the popular '70's game show Match Game. Enjoy an afternoon of silly and informative commentary that will illuminate the personalities and behind-the-scenes details of the popular show.

Marshmallow Engineering Challenge

Sunday July 13, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5.

Test your building skills with toothpicks and marshmallows. Will yours be the tallest?

Playgroups

Monday July 14, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

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.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday July 14, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield 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.

Shrinky Dink Sun Catchers

Monday July 14, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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

Use Shrinky Dink paper and markers to create a Shrinky Dink suncatcher to brighten your room!

Invented in 1973, Shrinky Dinks are a retro craft that's made a huge comeback in recent years –– and they're not just for kids anymore!

Super Snazz: Multi-Media Collage and Assemblage By Dan Mulholland

July 15, 2014 through August 28, 2014 -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit

This exhibit consists of approximately 35 pieces of collage and assemblage that combine popular culture graphics and nature images, along with found objects that make many of the works more sculptural than two dimensional.

Many of the titles of the exhibit pieces refer to obscure music recordings. The assemblages deal mostly with decay, and consist of found objects and things Dan has collected over the years. They could be 78 or 45 rpm records mixed with images of Jesus, kids toys, flowers and bugs. Some of these pieces come together in a few days, while others take months to fall into place. He enjoys the process and hopes that you like the result.