Teen Volunteer Orientation

Monday August 3, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Ages 14-18

Teens ages 14-18 can spend their summer volunteering at the library! There's opportunities to work as program assistants during our many and varied summer programs for all ages, and to work behind the scenes doing program prep and stocking Summer Game orders. Attend orientation to learn about the volunteering process and to sign up for what you'd like to help with over the summer. All participants will get a certificate at the end of the summer with a summary of their work and volunteer hours.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday August 3, 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.

Silly Sock Monsters

Tuesday August 4, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and children grade 2 and up.

Make a goofy monster friend, as featured in "Never Been Stitched" by Amanda Carestio!

Make Your Own Drop Spindle (and Learn To Spin Yarn!)

Tuesday August 4, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Have you ever wondered how to make yarn? Have you seen someone spinning yarn and wanted to give it a whirl? Come learn with us!

Drop spinning is an ancient craft that uses simple materials to make a spindle that spins sheep's wool or other fibers into yarn. At this event, participants will make their own drop spindle using doweling and recycled CDs and will also learn the basics of how to spin using their new drop spindle.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday August 4, 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 August 5, 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.

AADL 10th Annual LEGO Contest!

Thursday August 6, 2015: 9:00 am to 8:30 pm -- Kensington Court, 610 Hilton Dr.

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

Enter your best LEGO project in AADL’s 10th Annual LEGO Contest, held at Kensington Court near Briarwood Mall. Get complete rules and guidelines for the 2015 Contest here or at any AADL location beginning June 12. This year we encourage creative usage of "10' in your project.

9 AM–3 PM: Drop off projects at Kensington Court
3 PM–6 PM: Doors closed for judging
6 PM: Doors open for public display of all projects
8–8:30 PM: Awards Ceremony with prizes in six categories: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 & Adult

All projects must go home with their creators that night!

Nature Walk @ Furstenburg Nature Area

Thursday August 6, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Furstenburg Nature Area

This event is intended for adults, teens, and children grades K 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 38-acre Furstenburg Nature Area.

Furstenburg Nature Area encompasses a wide variety of natural landscapes, including wetlands, woodlands, prairie, and oak savannah, and is connected to Gallup Park on the east side.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Meet in the parking lot off of Fuller Road across from Huron High School.

Emerging Writers Workshop: The Art and Science of Being a Writer

Thursday August 6, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

What do the best writers know and do? How can authors block self doubt, silence naysayers, and tap into the resources they need to finish their books? Join authors Alex Kourvo and Lara Zielin as they take a practical approach to a writer’s everyday difficulties, from figuring out what you’re even writing to overcoming writer’s block to dealing with rejection and more. The workshop is part of the monthly Emerging Writers workshop series that happen on the first Thursday of the month at the Traverwood Branch.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday August 7, 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.