Amigurumi Crochet Critter Joy

Thursday July 30, 2015: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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

Looking for a seriously fun and unique craft obsession?

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed toys. Local crafter Beth Battey will teach you how to make your own cute amigurumi octopus. Beginners with lots of patience are welcome to give it a try, but previous crochet experience is recommended. Beth will be teaching a Beginning Crochet class on Wednesday, July 22, from 6:30 - 8:45 PM at the Pittsfield Branch. A “crochet cam” will be set up for projection of instructions on the big wall! All supplies will be provided.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Friday July 31, 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.

Harry Potter Party!

Friday July 31, 2015: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for All Ages

Calling witches and wizards of all ages! Come celebrate the popular Harry Potter books and movies by joining us for a night of Harry Potter-themed activities and crafts. Costumes are encouraged!

DIY Photo Book

Saturday August 1, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

Your photos don't have to just live on your phone. Come make a mini book where you can display some of your favorite printed photos.

Straw Bridge Engineering

Saturday August 1, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

What kind of bridge can you build with straws and other household materials? Can you build the strongest one?

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Five Nights at Freddy's

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

This event is intended for grades 3-10.

What makes Five Nights so scary? In this course we will delve into the concepts and atmosphere of the horror game genre to better understand why we find it so intriguing. You will imagine, create and dissect a horror game of your own with a theme of your choosing.

AADL Circus Camp: Costume Design

Sunday August 2, 2015: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 6-12 and adults

Local artist and designer Lizzie Lottman will teach you how costumes are made, from start to finish. Look at examples, learn the process, and design your own costume!

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Monday August 3, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Ages 14-18

Teens ages 14-18 can spend their summer volunteering at the library! There's opportunities to work as program assistants during our many and varied summer programs for all ages, and to work behind the scenes doing program prep and stocking Summer Game orders. Attend orientation to learn about the volunteering process and to sign up for what you'd like to help with over the summer. All participants will get a certificate at the end of the summer with a summary of their work and volunteer hours.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Monday August 3, 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.

Silly Sock Monsters

Tuesday August 4, 2015: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens, and children grade 2 and up.

Make a goofy monster friend, as featured in "Never Been Stitched" by Amanda Carestio!