All-Stars Battle Royale

Friday April 26, 2013: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Up to four players battle in Sony's brand new All-Stars Battle Royale!

This event is for teens (grade 6 and up) and adults.

Leading a Healthy Lifestyle - Maintaining Motivation

Thursday, April 4 | 7 - 8:30 pm | Downtown Library | Grade 9 - Adult

John Farah and Nelson Williams, authors of Let's Pick It Up A Bit: A Guide To A Running Lifestyle, return to AADL to discuss fitness as a lifestyle, including ways to get in shape and get healthier. They will also review general run-training concepts and answer questions about the training plans in their book.

John and Nelson have been active in marathons for years. Let's Pick It Up A Bit is more than a collection of their tips for runners -- it is about creating a strong foundation to keep active, fit and healthy, not just physically but mentally, emotionally and spiritually as well. The challenge of life is to learn how to keep growing to keep getting better! Books will be on sale at this event, which will also include a book signing.

This event is for adults and teens (grade 9 and up).

Double Dash Duo Derby

Saturday December 22, 2012: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

It's the return of networked Mario Kart: Double Dash gameplay! This team event lets you experience Double Dash the way it was meant to be, played on a GameCube - one screen per team! Come with your cart-mate to enjoy some tense competition! We'll have prizes for champions!

This event is for teens (grade 6 and up) and adults.

Ready Player One: Gaming Challenge

Friday December 21, 2012: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Battle your way to the top, through some of the many classic games mentioned in Ernest Cline's hit book "Ready Player One", a novel where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots and entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner.

This event is for teens (grade 6 and up) and adults.

Battle Master Series

Friday October 26, 2012: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Each epoch has one true Battle Master. Do you have what it takes?

Fight for your birthright here in the basement of the Downtown Library. Three Herculean trials voted on by your peers will be what stands between you and true glory. This is SPARTA!

This event is for teens (grade 9 and up) and adults.

Game + Watch: Robot Rumble

Sunday September 30, 2012: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Ready for an afternoon playing video games while watching a movie and eating popcorn? This month's movie might be about robots that rumble and then make up. Buy 'n large, it's going to be loads of fun!

Can you guess what we'll be watching? Prizes for gameplay and the best theme-related costume!

This event is for grade 4 - adult.

Battle Master Series

Friday September 28, 2012: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Each epoch has one true Battle Master. Do you have what it takes? Fight for your birth right here in the basement of the Downtown Library. Three Herculean trials voted on by your peers will be what stands between you and true glory. This is SPARTA!

This event is for teens (grade 9 and up) and adults.

Michigan Park and Read Runs Through Oct. 1

The Michigan Park and Read program runs through Oct. 1, so why not take advantage of the fall weather? To check out a pass, visit any AADL location with your library card. Your Park and Read pass allows you to avoid paying the Recreation Passport entry fee into Michigan state parks and recreation areas. In Southeast Michigan the list includes Pinckney Recreation Area, Maybury State Park, and Waterloo Recreation Area. Passes are also good at 11 museums and historic sites, including Mann House and Walker Tavern. You can use your pass during daytime hours for seven days from checkout. Some parks loan hammocks, in case you'd like to stretch out and read a good book or magazine you may want to check out. Very tempting!

PokeMonday

Monday July 16, 2012: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Summer's here and that means it's time for Pokemondays! Join us for 4 Mondays in a row. We'll be holding these tournaments at different branches each week, so be sure to check the out one close to you. As always you'll need to bring your Nintendo DS or DSi and a copy of your Pokemon game (black and white won't work,sorry.) Big screen and Union Rooms battles are used for admittance into the finals, so be sure to have Pokemon, level 30 or under trained for battle. They'll be needed for qualifying rounds!

This event is for grades K - 5.

PokeMonday

Monday July 9, 2012: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

Enjoy a good game and challenge? Well, summer's here and that means it's time for Pokemondays! Join us for 4 Mondays in a row. We'll be holding these tournaments at different branches each week. As always you'll need to bring your Nintendo DS or DSi and a copy of your Pokemon game (black and white won't work,sorry.) Big screen and Union Rooms battles are used for admittance into the finals, so be sure to have Pokemon, level 30 or under trained for battle. They'll be needed for qualifying rounds!

This event is for grades K-5.

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