English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday July 28, 2017: 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.

Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens

Friday July 28, 2017: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Planet Rock at 82 Aprill Drive off Jackson Road

This event is intended for grade 6-12

Join us off-site for an afternoon of indoor rock-climbing at Planet Rock, 82 Aprill Drive (off Jackson Road).

Registration is required and begins on July 1. To register, please email the attendee's first and last name, phone number, and the grade (6–12) they will enter in the fall to registrations@aadl.org. A confirmation email will be sent.

Attendees must have a parent or guardian sign the required waivers and bring it with them when they check in or be available in-person to sign the waiver when dropping the attendee off at Planet Rock.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Python Programming

Sunday July 30, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to our advanced challenges. As this is one of our deepest curricula, repeat students are encouraged!

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday July 31, 2017: 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.

Eggcellent Engineering

Monday July 31, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade K - 8

Using an assortment of bits and supplies, you can build a contraption to protect your real raw egg from a ladder-high fall.

Will your engineering skills live up to the challenge?

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday July 31, 2017: 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.

Sewing Lab w/ Nettie Tiso!

Monday July 31, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Join us for an evening of sewing. We will have our lab's machines set up and staff will be on hand to show you the basics. You can bring a project you've been working on, or just stop by to practice your stitches.

We welcome all skill levels, no prior knowledge is necessary. You are free to bring your own sewing machine and join our growing sewing community.

Drop Spindle Lab

Tuesday August 1, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

Learn to spin your own yarn using a drop spindle.

Spinning expert Jillian Moreno will be on hand to give a demo, share spinning tips, and show you how to store your yarn.

Thumbnail image: “Mini Top Whorl Drop Spindles” by grizzlymountainarts is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Venerable Van Gogh

Wednesday August 2, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 3 - 8

Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous impressionist painters. Come learn about Van Gogh and his life, and then paint a self-portrait of your own in his style!

This event is part of a four-part fine arts series of events taking place over the summer at different AADL locations.

Bobby Pins and Barrettes

Wednesday August 2, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Add a little jazz to your hair with a DIY hair accessory!

Using fingernail polish and shiny baubles, we'll make unique hair clips!