Help! We Need A Title!

Any fans of the fabulous interactive picture book Press Here by Hervé Tullet? Help! We Need A Title! is his newest. It’s a clever and sweet book that has half drawn “characters” that speak to the reader, because the book is not finished! There are no characters, story or plot. Until they knock on the author’s door! He then supplies a short little story that doesn’t quite satisfy the characters looking for a story. My favorite part is the nod to Press Here, where the reader is asked to “press here” to turn off the author’s desk lamp. A bit quirky, but indeed fun.

For another fun book where the author "speaks" in the book, check out Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett. The book comes to a halt when the writer and the illustrator disagree. It's a great read and super funny.

Optical Illusions

Tuesday January 13, 2015: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K - 5

How do optical illusions work? Can you trust your eyes to tell you the truth?

Explore optical illusions and make one of your own!

Stories in the Garden

Saturday May 16, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library Garden

This event is intended for preschool - grades 3.

Enjoy garden-themed stories read by teen volunteers and AADL staff.

We’ll have story stations in the Garden, the Youth Area, and other surprise locations.

Visit every station to hear a story and get stamps and stickers!

 

9th Annual AADL LEGO Contest and Awards Ceremony Slideshow

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August 7, 2014 at Kensington Court

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Did you attend the 9th Annual AADL LEGO Contest? Take a look at our highlight reel and see what you missed. Then start planning your own project for next year's contest--or just remember to mark your calendar to go and check out all of the amazing LEGO creations that will be there!

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First Six Months

Friday May 15, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies up to 6 months with their parents.

This new parent group offers an opportunity for new parents and pre-toddler infants to meet and play in an unstructured, comfortable setting at the Library. No siblings, please.

First Six Months

Friday April 17, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies up to 6 months with their parents.

This new parent group offers an opportunity for new parents and pre-toddler infants to meet and play in an unstructured, comfortable setting at the Library. No siblings, please

First Six Months

Friday March 20, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies up to 6 months with their parents.

This new parent group offers an opportunity for new parents and pre-toddler infants to meet and play in an unstructured, comfortable setting at the Library.

No siblings, please

First Six Months

Friday February 20, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies up to 6 months with their parents.

TThis new parent group offers an opportunity for new parents and pre-toddler infants to meet and play in an unstructured, comfortable setting at the Library.

No siblings, please

First Six Months

Friday January 16, 2015: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies up to 6 months with their parents

This new parent group offers an opportunity for new parents and pre-toddler infants to meet and play in an unstructured, comfortable setting at the Library.

No siblings, please

An Amazing Assembly of Alphabet Books

I love alphabet books, and am always on the lookout for ones I haven't read. Thankfully, new and interesting alphabet books are being published all the time. Check out some of our new arrivals that will delight adults and kids alike.

The ABC of Fabulous Princesses by Willy Puchner presents readers with twenty-six fabulous bird princesses, one for each letter of the alphabet, along with their interests, favorite foods, and gifts for the prince. Readers are invited to decide which princess is best for the prince. Apart from being a delightful read aloud, this book invites audience participation!

S is For Salmon- A Pacific Northwest Alphabet by Hannah Viano gives each letter an emblem of the Pacific Northwest. The illustrations, made using a papercut technique, are breathtaking, and one gets a sense of the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. One wonders what alphabet we would have for Michigan- S is for Sleeping Bear Dunes, perhaps?

Last, but certainly not least, we have the noisiest of the new alphabet books. Adam Watkins' R is for Robot follows a colorful cast of robots as they assemble the alphabet, accompanied by beeps, clangs, and whirrs. If you like robots and making silly noises, this one's for you!

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