English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday October 20, 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 October 20, 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!

Workshop: AI in Unreal 4

Monday October 20, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Use the cutting-edge Unreal Engine 4 to learn the basics of artificial intelligence for games. Learn about the different goals of game AIs and how they accomplish those goals, while getting familiar with Unreal's innovative visual scripting system. Then you'll get to work on enemy AI for your own game! No prior experience is necessary. This hands-on workshop is presented by the staff of GameStart.

Bee Awareness: Protecting our Pollinators With Dr. Meghan Milbrath Of Sand Hill Apiaries

Monday October 20, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

What is going on with bees? Honey bees have been all over the media lately with talks of colony collapse and the doom of our food system.

Join us as we discuss a brief history of bees and beekeeping in the United States, and their current role in Agriculture. We will untangle what we know are the root causes for their decline, and will discuss ways that you can become involved to help their plight.

Dr. Meghan Milbrath owns and manages Sand Hill Apiaries, a small beekeeping and queen rearing operation in Munith, MI. She began working with bees with her father over 20 years ago, and has been hooked on bees since. She most recently worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Entomology Department at Michigan State University, studying honey bee disease with renowned bee researcher, Zachary Huang.

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday October 21, 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 October 21, 2014: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek 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.

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday October 21, 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.

AADL Webcomics Lab

Tuesday October 21, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 9 to adult.

Got an idea for a webcomic but don't know where to start? Having trouble finding the time to put into that comics project? Or maybe you just want a break from creating alone in your studio (or the coffee shop) and wish you could work along side of your fellow comics creators.

Come to the monthly Webcomics Lab at AADL, where you can make make your comics in the company of professional and hobbyist cartoonists alike. Get a chance to share your work in progress with fellow creators, put in some essential drawing time on your project, and hang out with the people who are all struggling with the same thing you are--expressing character, drama, and humor through the comics page.

Lab host Jerzy Drozd will be on hand to help you with your work, and you'll be able to try out new tools and techniques using the new AADL Comics Tools collection. Best of all, you can get your work published. Each strip you finish during the Lab can be submitted for inclusion on the new AADL Webcomics Page!"

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday October 21, 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.

Gary Shteyngart Discusses His Bestselling Memoir, 'Little Failure'

Tuesday October 21, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Gary Shteyngart has won over readers with his blistering humor and satirical takedowns of contemporary society. His NYT bestselling memoir, Little Failure, is his candid, witty, and poignant account of his life so far and a resonant story of family and belonging. Born in Leningrad, Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor and moving insights.

The event includes a book signing with books for sale.

Photo: © Brigitte Lacombe