Silhouette Plates

Saturday September 5, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Come create decorative plates using silhouettes of characters and symbols from favorite books like Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Alice in Wonderland, and more.

Floral Living Jewelry with Designer Susan McLeary

Tuesday September 8, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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

Join floral designer Susan McLeary as she leads us in a step by step workshop creating floral art jewelry. Using live succulents you can create a one-of-a-kind floral ring!

Susan’s work has been featured on the cover of Fusion Flowers Magazine and in leading industry publications and websites including Modern Wedding Flowers, Style Me Pretty, and The Knot.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday September 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.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday September 9, 2015: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Malletts Creek 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.

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday September 9, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for adults and teens in grade six and up.

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once-legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in-demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

Nature Walk @ Black Pond Woods

Thursday September 10, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Black Pond Woods Nature Area

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth in kindergarten and up.

Join staff members of AADL and the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation for an informative nature walk in the beautiful 34-acre Black Pond Woods Nature Area.

Black Pond Woods is mostly woodland, and was named for a small vernal pond whose basin was created when the glaciers receded from this area. The dark brown water is caused by tannins and humic acids from leaf litter. We'll learn more about this lovely area and about native plants and animals on our trek.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. We'll meet in the Leslie Science Center parking lot, which can be accessed from Traver Road.

Emerging Writers Workshop: An Evening with University of Michigan Press

Thursday September 10, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Join us for a special session with representatives from the University of Michigan Press to find out what their editors are looking for, and get tips on how best to market and promote your book. Come with questions and our regular instructor, Lara Zielin, will moderate with Alex Kourvo sitting on the panel as well. This is a special opportunity to meet with a publisher and get firsthand information on what they are looking for. Renee Tambeau, Director of Marketing, Sales and Promotion and Scott Ham, Acquiring Editor for Michigan & Great Lakes, will join us on behalf of the University of Michigan Press.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday September 11, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Malletts Creek 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.

3D Printing Meet-Up

Saturday September 12, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grades 6 and up

Are you interested in 3D printing and want to learn more about it? Welcome! Do you have a 3D printer and want to share what you do? Come on down! This 3D Printer Meet-Up for is anyone who wants to do more with 3D printing. We will discuss current topics in the 3D printing world, and even print some objects!

GameStart Workshop: Unity Basics

Sunday September 13, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1–8.

Learn the basics to build your own game! Using the Unity editor, you will get acquainted with how to create models, implement physics and manipulate code. Get started making your game now!