Preschool Storytimes

Friday April 18, 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 April 18, 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 April 18, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

Earth Day Recycled Glossy Paper Flowers

Saturday April 19, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for K-5

In honor of Earth Day we'll use recycled materials to create a colorful garden. Far from the garden variety, these blossoms stem from magazine pages. They're easy to make and leave lots of room for inspired creativity.

National Library Week Wrap-Up Event: Storyteller La'Ron Williams,

Saturday April 19, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for age six to adult

National Library Week concludes with a special performance for elementary-age youth through adults featuring nationally-known Storyteller La'Ron Williams.

La'Ron is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning storyteller, earning a reputation as one of the finest storytellers in the state of Michigan. His salient gift is his remarkable rapport with audiences of all kinds, as he uses dialect, facial expressions and movement to breathe life into tales which transcend the boundaries of class and age.

La'Ron also believes that multiculturalism is an important part of life and that the power and beauty of African culture should be shared.

Creating Video Games: Level Design

Saturday April 19, 2014: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for adults and grade 5 and up

Bring your dream game levels to life by learning the tools used in real video game development studios. The GameStart staff will lead a workshop on how to create and play your own levels using the Unity game development environment. No experience necessary!

Playgroups

Monday April 21, 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 April 21, 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.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday April 21, 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!

Playgroups

Tuesday April 22, 2014: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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.