Caped Crusaders

Wednesday April 8, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Make a one-of-a-kind super hero cape. We’ll show you how.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday April 8, 2015: 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 8, 2015: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5 years.

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

Siblings are welcome.

Smell and Tell: Serge Lutens: Collaboration in Luxury Fragrance Design

Wednesday April 8, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 6 and up)

Growth in the luxury niche category in perfumery has revived the role of the in-house perfumer. House perfumers are sensorial interpreters. They are given dreams and wishes and must distill what is contained in heart of the dreamer—and bottle it so the fantasy can be revisited again and again. The blueprint for the perfect relationship between icon and maker is as mysterious as a fragrant sillage that dresses the air. Serge Lutens relationship with perfumer Christopher Sheldrake spans 22 years. In that time these two collaborators have created over 50 scents, each with its own distinctive character. We will explore some of Serge Lutens most beloved scents and how the dreams behind each of them became manifest. Lecture by Michelle Krell Kydd, trained nose in flavors and fragrance, and editor of Glass Petal Smoke.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday April 8, 2015: 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 April 9, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2 - 5 years.

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

Siblings are welcome.

Pencil Crossbow

Thursday April 9, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grades K - 5.

Use household materials to learn a little about how crossbows work.

Baby Playgroups

Thursday April 9, 2015: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies up to 24 months.

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.

Studded Cuff Bracelets

Thursday April 9, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Need some shine for your wrist? Come make studded cuff bracelets!

City Of Ann Arbor 2015 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Responsible Resource Use

Thursday April 9, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series.

The final event in the series centers on Responsible Resource Use, including an overview of waste, compost, and recycling across the community. The series includes four events (ending with this session in April), each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s sustainability framework.

A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, City of Ann Arbor staff, and Washtenaw County staff will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. The program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session. Speakers for the Responsible Resource Use discussion include:

• Aaron Burman, Senior Engineer, Resource Recycling Systems
• Robert Kellar, Communications Specialist, City of Ann Arbor
• Keith Soster, Director of Student Engagement, University of Michigan Dining
• Bryan Weinert, Policy Advisor & Zero Waste Advocate, Recycle Ann Arbor