English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday February 5, 2016: 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.

Yarn-Wrapped Hearts

Saturday February 6, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 3 - adult

Make a fun heart decoration to brighten your space or give to a friend!

Sinister Snowmen

Sunday February 7, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 and up

Sick of the snow? Loathe that lovey-dovey stuff?

Unleash your stranger side and make a sinister snowman sock doll.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Monster AI

Sunday February 7, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Whether you're looking to create a brave companion for your Minecraft self or design new and challenging monsters to face, GameStart's colorful, visual interface allows you to access the same AI designs used by the game's creators!

See the fundamentals of how computer-controlled characters work in games, without even needing to type!

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday February 7, 2016: 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 February 8, 2016: 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 February 8, 2016: 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!

Latino Americans: 500 Years Of History Series Part 3: "War and Peace (1942-1954)" - Spanish Version

Monday February 8, 2016: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 9–adult.

This film and discussion will be presented in Spanish. This program will also be presented in English on Monday, February 1.

Dr. Silvia Pedraza, U-M Professor of Sociology and American Culture leads tonight’s screening and discussion of the film War and Peace (1942-1954). World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces, most fighting side by side with Anglos. But on the home front, discrimination is not dead: in 1943, Anglo servicemen battle hip young "Zoot suitors" in racially charged riots in southern California.

After the war, Macario Garcia becomes the first Mexican National to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor for his exploits fighting in Europe, only to be refused service in a Texas diner. The experience during the war pushes Latinos to fight for civil rights back home. A doctor from South Texas, Hector Garcia, organizes the American GI Forum, transforming himself into a tireless advocate for civil rights and the friend of a future president. Although Latinos make significant gains, the journey for equality is far from over.

The Ann Arbor District Library is one of 203 sites nationwide to host this series, which has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. The AADL series is also co-sponsored by Michigan Radio and the U-M Latina/o Studies Program and is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities In the Public Square. For more information on Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programs at AADL, please visit aadl.org/latinoamericans.

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English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday February 8, 2016: 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

Tuesday February 9, 2016: 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.