English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday February 12, 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.

Date with a Book

Saturday February 13, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

We'll set up a room similar to what you might expect at those "speed dating" events that are all the rage these days, but instead of people, you'll be dating books!

We'll have tables set up with popular books from each genre, and you'll have 4 minutes to "date" them before moving on to the next table. You never know - maybe that historical fiction novel you never would have picked up yourself will pique your interest, or perhaps a romance novel will shatter your preconceived notions about them.

Enjoy some light refreshments and meet the book of your dreams!

Geometric Paper Lanterns

Saturday February 13, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6–adult.

Every home has a dim corner. Brighten it up with a colorful, glowing piece of art!

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Programming

Sunday February 14, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

You love Roblox, you've done a little scripting, and you've published games using your Roblox account. Let's take a deeper dive!

This course explores the finer points of Roblox Game Development, including iterated design, player experience, and of course, more scripting.

Circle K Homework Help

Sunday February 14, 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!

Shoebox Cities!

Monday February 15, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 2-8

Come to the Library to think about what goes into planning and construction of a city or town, then design and build your own tiny city in a shoebox lid!

Circle K Homework Help

Monday February 15, 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!

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday February 15, 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.

Navigating the Immigration Experience: Author Saundra Amrhein Discusses Her Book “Green Card Stories”

Monday February 15, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult
This event will be recorded

Join us as author Saundra Amrhein shares life stories depicted in her book, "Green Card Stories," including the legal, social, emotional, financial, and spiritual obstacles that mirrors what immigrants continue to face across the USA.

This event is held in conjunction with Ann Arbor District Library’s film and discussion series Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.

"Green Card Stories" depicts 50 recent U.S. immigrants—each with permanent residence or citizenship—in powerfully written short narratives and compelling portraits. Each story is as old as the foundation of this nation, but also reflects the global trends and conflicts of the 21st century. Arriving from all corners of the globe, coming for work, love, to study, invest, or escape persecution, the people in this book share a steely resourcefulness and a determination to fulfill their potential in America.

Saundra Amrhein is a freelance journalist, writer, author, speaker and reporter writing articles, news and blogs about Immigration and Cuba. A former reporter at the St. Petersburg Times, she has been a journalist for more than 21 years, focusing on immigration, asylum, and refugee issues.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday February 16, 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.