String Word Art

Sunday December 28, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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

Make wall art that really speaks to you

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday December 30, 2014: 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.

10th Anniversary Mario Kart Grand Championships Weekend: Double Dash Cup

Saturday January 3, 2015: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for Grade 6 - Adult

It's time to celebrate 10 years of Mario Kart @ AADL. This event features Singles,Doubles and Battle Mode. Bring your game face!

10th Anniversary Mario Kart Grand Championships Weekend: Melee Cup

Sunday January 4, 2015: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for Grade 6 - Adult

It's time to celebrate 10 years of gaming at your library! Super Smash Melee! Singles and Team Prizes!

High School Options in Washtenaw County

Monday January 5, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 8 and up)

Do you have a child starting high school next year? Are you new to the area?

Join us for an informational open house about high school options in Washtenaw County. Representatives from area high schools and related organizations will be on hand to answer your questions to help you and your students make an informed choice.

Schools and organizations include:

A2 Virtual+
Aim High School
Ann Arbor Academy
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Central Academy
Clonlara School
Early College Alliance
Greenhills School
Life Learning Community
Little Lake Learning Community
Michigan Islamic Academy
Rudolf Steiner High School
Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education
Washtenaw Christian Academy
Washtenaw International High School
WAY (Widening Advancements for Youth)

Morris Dancing

Tuesday January 6, 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

Morris is a type of traditional dance coming from the Cotswold region of England. It is very energetic, with the participants frequently leaping into the air. Dancers wear bells on their shins and hold either handkerchiefs or sticks to enliven their performances. During this workshop, we will teach the basic steps of Morris dancing as well as an easy dance or two. It is probably most suitable for people 12 years and older. The teachers will be Corey O'Sullivan and Sam Nolan.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday January 6, 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.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday January 7, 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!

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday January 7, 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.

Emerging Writers Workshop: Cure for the Common Cliche: Overcoming the Most Frequent Writerly Pitfalls to Take Your Prose off the Shelf and Into Readers’ Hands

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

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult.

It was a dark and stormy night...which might be okay for Snoopy, but you can do better! In this workshop, you’ll vanquish the enemies of a good story including slow pacing, information dumps, bad dialogue, and more. Join authors Lara Zielin and Margaret Yang as they explain how to polish your prose and avoid the traps of tired text. Join us for this Emerging Writers Workshop, featuring perspectives from indie and traditional publishing.