Chesstastic

Sunday April 19, 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.

Copper Wire Jewelry

Sunday April 19, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for teens (grades 6-12) and adults.

Get creative with some simple wire wrapped jewelry making techniques. Use copper wire to twist and twirl your way to some beautiful jewelry creations. Local crafter Beth Battey returns for this workshop.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming

Sunday April 19, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 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. If you've taken this with us before, you'll have a chance to explore deeper concepts and new features!

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday April 19, 2015: 3:00 pm to 5:00 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!

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday April 20, 2015: 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 April 20, 2015: 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!

Film & Discussion: ‘Never a Bystander‘

Monday April 20, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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

"Never a Bystander" is a documentary made by Ann Arbor filmmaker Evelyn Neuhaus, about Holocaust survivor Dr. Irene Butter. At age 14, Irene, along with her family, endured deplorable conditions during internment in two concentration camps in Nazi Germany. "Never a Bystander" tells Irene's story, and shares her message of optimism and courage in the face of injustice. We will screen the 30-minute film, then Evelyn and Irene will give a talk about their work and their experiences educating and uplifting audiences with Irene's story.

Webcomics Lab: From Print To Web - Chris Giarrusso

Tuesday April 21, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 9 and up.

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 your comics in the company of other cartoonists. Work you finish during the Lab can be submitted for inclusion on the new AADL Webcomics Page!

This month Chris Giarrusso will be our special guest via Skype. Chris is the Harvey award-nominated artist and writer best known for creating, writing, and drawing G-MAN, a series of graphic novels loved by all ages. G-MAN features a young superhero who gains fantastic powers when he wears a magic cape. Giarrusso's latest book, The G-Man Super Journal, is a slight departure from the graphic novel format, featuring prose narrative with supplemental cartoons "written and drawn" by G-Man himself.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday April 21, 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.

National Poetry Month: Poetry Night with Jeff Kass, Angel Nafis, Shira Erlichman & Volume Youth Poets

Wednesday April 22, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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

Ann Arbor's own Jeff Kass, poets from Neutral Zone's VOLUME Youth Poetry Project, and the spoken word artists Angel Nafis and Shira Erlichman present an evening of powerful poetry readings.

Jeff is an author, nationally-known poet, and teacher. He is also the Neutral Zone's creative arts director. Angel is an author and a nationally recognized dynamic youth voice. Singer, songwriter, musician, poet, and storyteller Shira Erlichman has opened for Ani DiFranco and toured her work nationally.