Preschool Storytimes

Friday November 21, 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.

Playgroups

Friday November 21, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood 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.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday November 21, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Malletts Creek 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.

Minecraft Blockly

Friday November 21, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 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.

Irregular Pearls: Musical Treasures of the 17th & 18th Centuries

Saturday November 22, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join us for a fascinating discussion with music as members of the early music ensemble REBEL provide a delightful introduction to Baroque music. One of the richest and most diverse periods in music history the Baroque music era followed the Renaissance and is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. Vivaldi, Handel and Bach were composers from this period. The Baroque era was followed in turn by the Classical era.

REBEL was formed in the Netherlands in 1991 and has since earned an impressive international reputation through their virtuosic, provocative approach to the Baroque and Classical repertoire.

This event is cosponsored by AADL and the UM Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, in partnership with The Academy for Early Music.

Indoor Family Board Game Bash

Saturday November 22, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Spend some time getting cozy with your family and friends inside by playing our giant floor games and board games, listening to music, and eating fun snacks!

Story and Craft Time: "Junie B. Jones"

Sunday November 23, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Preschool- Grade 3

It’s storytelling and a craft, featuring the book series Junie B. Jones! This program corresponds with the Michigan Theater's "Not Just for Kids" performance of Junie B. Jones on Saturday, December 6.

Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley

Sunday November 23, 2014: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Pittsfield 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 at the Library!

An Afternoon with Singer-Songfinder Mike Agranoff

Sunday November 23, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

What he does as a folk musician is a rather difficult question to answer. Mike combs the canon of contemporary and traditional songs for little-known gems, puts his unique stamp on them, and brings them to the stage. Whatever else he does, Mike puts a lie to the notion that folk music is boring. His repertoire is vast and varied. Mike is not only a collector of songs and a master at arranging them, but he also has a keen ear for the best of the best. If you're sick of the endless stream of singer songwriters who write for the market, you will find Mike to be a refreshing alternative. He makes us laugh, cry and think, all the while entertaining us long into any evening of music.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Sunday November 23, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult.

Working on a novel for National Novel Writing Month?

Come join other writers for the third NaNoWriMo write-in session! Choose to work solo or brainstorm ideas with others. Power strips and outlets are provided. All aspiring authors are welcome.

The AADL freespace is on the 3rd floor of the Downtown branch next to the computer training lab.