Preschool Yoga

Saturday May 16, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:40 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2- 5.

Enjoy stories, puppets, and movements that promote coordination, flexibility, and storytime fun with Catalina Arango of Ananda Children.

Felt Ball Fun!

Saturday May 16, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (grade K and up)

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop. Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap and some patience, and you get a fun felt ball! Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration!

Stories in the Garden

Saturday May 16, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library Garden

This event is intended for preschool - grades 3.

Enjoy garden-themed stories read by teen volunteers and AADL staff.

We’ll have story stations in the Garden, the Youth Area, and other surprise locations.

Visit every station to hear a story and get stamps and stickers!

Tiny Textile Wall Hanging

Saturday May 16, 2015: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Make a small piece of art from fibers.

Dave Menzo Record Release Concert

Saturday May 16, 2015: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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

Musician Dave Menzo explored an exciting concept for his new album “Shhh...”. Every instrument played on the album came from AADL’s Music Tools collection! This unusual collection allows Library cardholders to check out drum machines, synthesizers, guitar pedals, and other instruments. Hear Dave perform live versions of tracks from his album!

Mosaic Jewelry Workshop

Sunday May 17, 2015: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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

Learn the craft of making mosaic jewelry at this unique workshop.

Shannon Kuchera of Mosaic Geek teaches participants how to create a glass mosaic pendant necklace. All supplies are provided.

This is a detailed class that will take the entire time to complete. Each participant will get to make one item.

This workshop will be repeated at 3:30 pm. Please choose one workshop to attend.

Chesstastic

Sunday May 17, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (grade K and up).

Join us for one of the world's most popular games with players of all ages and abilities!

Challenge old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

Music Expert Linda Baker Discusses Los Lobos

Sunday May 17, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Grammy Award winners Los Lobos are known for the Mexican-influenced rock that burst them to stardom in 1987, when their covers of “Come On Let’s Go” and the titular track for the Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba took over the airwaves.

The band is far more musically versatile than that, however, with a sound that reflects their East L.A. roots and is grounded in rock & roll, R&B and Tejano.

Music executive Linda Baker, Partner/Owner of Mishara Music and former Marketing Manager at Warner Bros. Records will examine at the life, career and music of this legendry band.

This event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Theater and held in conjunction with their May 22 Los Lobos concert, which is part of their Legends of Rock & Roll series.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Visual Programming

Sunday May 17, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1-8.

The instructors at GameStart have created a programming environment friendly to our youngest Minecrafters. Learn how to build contraptions of increasing complexity, craft clever traps, and speedy transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

Mosaic Jewelry Workshop

Sunday May 17, 2015: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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

Learn the craft of making mosaic jewelry at this unique workshop.

Shannon Kuchera of Mosaic Geek teaches participants how to create a glass mosaic pendant necklace. All supplies are provided.

This is a detailed class that will take the entire time to complete. Each participant will get to make one item.