English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday August 5, 2015: 6:00 pm to 7:30 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.

AADL 10th Annual LEGO Contest!

Thursday August 6, 2015: 9:00 am to 8:30 pm -- Kensington Court, 610 Hilton Dr.

This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth in preschool and up.

Enter your best LEGO project in AADL’s 10th Annual LEGO Contest, held at Kensington Court near Briarwood Mall. Get complete rules and guidelines for the 2015 Contest here or at any AADL location beginning June 12. This year we encourage creative usage of "10' in your project.

9 AM–3 PM: Drop off projects at Kensington Court
3 PM–6 PM: Doors closed for judging
6 PM: Doors open for public display of all projects
8–8:30 PM: Awards Ceremony with prizes in six categories: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 & Adult

All projects must go home with their creators that night!

Emerging Writers Workshop: The Art and Science of Being a Writer

Thursday August 6, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

What do the best writers know and do? How can authors block self doubt, silence naysayers, and tap into the resources they need to finish their books? Join authors Alex Kourvo and Lara Zielin as they take a practical approach to a writer’s everyday difficulties, from figuring out what you’re even writing to overcoming writer’s block to dealing with rejection and more. The workshop is part of the monthly Emerging Writers workshop series that happen on the first Thursday of the month at the Traverwood Branch.

Nature Walk @ Furstenburg Nature Area

Thursday August 6, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Furstenburg Nature Area

This event is intended for adults, teens, and children grades K and up.

Join staff members of AADL and the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation for an informative nature walk in the beautiful 38-acre Furstenburg Nature Area.

Furstenburg Nature Area encompasses a wide variety of natural landscapes, including wetlands, woodlands, prairie, and oak savannah, and is connected to Gallup Park on the east side.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Meet in the parking lot off of Fuller Road across from Huron High School.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday August 7, 2015: 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.

Minecraft: Hunger Games

Saturday August 8, 2015: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace and Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 6 - 12

Whether or not you had a chance to join us for the International Hunger Games Tournament on International Games Day, you can present yourself as a tribute in this local area tournament hosted on AADL's Minecraft Server, Home of "Minecraft:Ann Arbor" minecraft.aadl.org Check us out online or in real life.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Minecraft Programming

Sunday August 9, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-10.

What took hours now takes nanoseconds as students direct their passion for playing Minecraft towards developing real-world programming skills in Python. Nothing in Minecraft is more powerful than a bit of critical thinking and some computer code.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday August 10, 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.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesday August 11, 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.

Venerable Van Gogh

Wednesday August 12, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Learn about the late 19th century Post-Impressionist work of the amazing Vincent Van Gogh and about the fantastic brush strokes he used to create his famous pieces.

Then, create a self-portrait of your own in the style of Van Gogh!