Baby Massage

Wednesday September 24, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:45 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for infants 6 weeks - 7 months old with parents and caregivers

Registered nurse and certified childbirth educator Melissa Neill demonstrates baby massage and sing-song exercises for the pre-crawling babe.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday September 24, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

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

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday September 24, 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 September 24, 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 September 24, 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 September 24, 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.

UMjobs.org

Wednesday September 24, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Training Center

Join a specialist from the University of Michigan Human Resources office, to learn how to search and apply for jobs at U-M.

For more information and resources on applying for jobs, check out AADL's Job Search Toolkit!

African Culture: A Royal Perspective

Wednesday September 24, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event will be recorded

AADL is proud to welcome two members of African Royalty who will offer their perspectives on the culture of their country in this special lecture, cosponsored by AADL, the UM Center for World Performance Studies and the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.

Nana Kwadwo Nyantakyi III (Sanaahene or Chief of the Treasury in the Asante Kingdom) and Nana Afia Adoma II (Queen of Antoa-Krobo in the Asante Kingdom) will discuss African Akan and Asante culture.

This lecture is part of a month-long artist residency sponsored by the Center for World Performance Studies. A related lecture on Royal Instruments and Music of West Africa will also be held at the Downtown Library on Wednesday, October 8.

Nana Kwadwo Nyantakyi III -Having served three kings in Ghana, Otumfuo Agyeman Prempeh II, Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, and currently Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Nana Kwadwo Nyantakyi III has accumulated and extraordinary wealth of knowledge of Akan and Asante culture and will provide fascinating insights.

Nana Afia Adoma II - As a matrilineal society, Akan Queens are entrusted with lineage history, values, the complex political hierarchy, and succession procedures.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday September 24, 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday September 25, 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.