Playgroups

Monday May 5, 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.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday May 5, 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

Tuesday May 6, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 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

Tuesday May 6, 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday May 6, 2014: 11:00 am to 11:30 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.

Gardening With Gusto With Local Landscape Designer Karleen Shafer

Tuesday May 6, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

It’s spring planting season in Michigan!

Local landscape designer and Master Gardener Karleen Shafer will tell you how to access your garden, creating a unique space for yourself and others. Learn more about planting issues, and the importance of ecological balance, pruning techniques, plant communities and creating a sense of place.

Karleen Shafer has been in the Green Industry for more than 20 years. She owns and operates Landscape Design & Associates LLC, a design/build company working throughout southeast Michigan. She is a Certified Green Industry Professional, Natural Shoreline Professional listed with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and her company is also certified for green roof installation.

Her gardens have been featured in numerous garden tours, received several awards both regional and national and have been used by national plant growers in their own advertising. Karleen has been a contributing garden writer for a monthly publication of Brighton Argus and has co-authored The "Perennial Reference Guide," a quick reference guide used by designers and gardeners alike. She is currently working on a new book to help homeowners develop an ecological, environmentally balanced landscape.

Public Art In Your Community With The Art Alliance

Tuesday May 6, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join members of the Arts Alliance for an interactive discussion of Art In The Community.

Attendees will have an opportunity to create a small art project, learn more about public art & design and offer their opinion on public art.

The Arts Alliance is currently working to develop a public-arts plan for the Washtenaw Corridor. This HUD-funded project includes an initial community survey, community focus groups, and an arts plan for future implementation of public arts, possibly within future "Super Transit Stops" for TheRide's bus route along the corridor.

This Arts Alliance public art & design community gathering will allow community members to have a voice in what themes, emblems, and images represented in future public art & design along the Washtenaw Corridor.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday May 7, 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 May 7, 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 May 7, 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.