Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday April 23, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday April 23, 2014: 11:00 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Playgroups

Wednesday April 23, 2014: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield 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.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday April 23, 2014: 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!

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday April 23, 2014: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Author Lisa Anderson & Dawn Farm Staff Discuss Alcoholism And Lisa’s Book “The Lost Chapters”

Wednesday April 23, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Join us for an intimate evening as local author Lisa Anderson and staff from Dawn Farm discuss alcoholism and the effect on families.

Lisa is the author of the book The Lost Chapters: A Daughter's Hard Questions About An Ad Man's "Unexpected" Death, the truth about her late father, a New York ad man. The event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

Lisa Anderson grew up in New York City and graduated from U-M with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Public Health. Professionally she develops research training programs for early career researchers in the health sciences. "The Lost Chapters," is her first book and invites others seeking the truth about a loss to go the distance.

"Healing comes in getting the story right," the author says. "The Lost Chapters explores class, love, and the legacy of addiction, and delivers a hopeful rendering of a difficult journey."

For many years, Dawn Farm has offered a continuum of services to help addicts and alcoholics achieve long term recovery. From humble roots in 1973 to the current array of community programs, Dawn Farm’s plainspoken ideal has always been the same—to be the place where addicts and alcoholics could go for help, regardless of their ability to pay. With residential services, supportive transitional housing, outpatient treatment, sub-acute detoxification and a range of active outreach programs, Dawn Farm has always been there to help.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday April 23, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood 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.

Arborwiki Edit Night At Arbor Brewing

Wednesday April 23, 2014: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Arbor Brewing - 114 East Washington

What's ArborWiki? ArborWiki is the community generated source for details on everything from birthday deals to local history to the lowdown on local playgrounds.

Since it's a "civic wiki" it's created, edited and maintained by locals. Who are those locals? That could mean you! If you have an interest in any aspect of the Arbor/Ypsi area - parks, history, local happenings - you might be a perfect ArborWiki contributor or editor.

Come hang out and grab a frosty beverage at Arbor Brewing (114 East Washington in Ann Arbor), meet some of the current crew of editors, and hop in to edit or create entries about your community. Bring your laptop or use one one of ours!

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday April 24, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Film & Discussion: The Ghosts in Our Machine

Thursday April 24, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

It’s Ann Arbor Veg Week 2014 and, as part of the Veg Week events, AADL and VegMichigan will host a special screening and discussion of "The Ghosts In Our Machine," the 2013 multi-award winning documentary by Liz Marshall that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.

The film follows acclaimed photographer Jo-Anne McArthur over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research.

The film (which has a running time of 92 minutes and is not rated) charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid. Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?

VegMichigan will lead a discussion following the screening.