Joel's ScienceRific Comedy Show - NEW LOCATION

Tuesday July 29, 2014: 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grades K-5

Discover a secret lab and help Joel (Michigan's Family Funnyman Joel Tacey) find his missing sidekick, Maze the Mouse as Joel brings to life 8 exciting books! Comedy, magic, music, and lots of audience participation highlight this exciting, wholesome youth program that will have kids and grown-ups laughing out loud and crazy about reading.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the Malletts Creek Branch.

Lego Love

Inspired by the amazing Lego Movie? Start planning for our lego contest this summer and check out the cool little display in the youth area downtown. You'll see a wonderful wintry scene, a dragon, a castle and more!

The whole display was created by Dirk Johnston, an artist and father of one of AADL’s staff members.
Lego LoveLego Love

Make a Father's Day Card!

Saturday June 14, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grades K - 5

Using various supplies: paper, glue, scissors, Sizzix Big Shot Machines and die cutters we will create customized cards for Father's Day cards.

Click Magazine: At the Library

The new February issue of Click Magazine for kids has a ton of fascinating information about libraries and books! Read the text of an interview with David Shannon, author of No, David! and Alice the Fairy, learn about the history of books and making paper, and how to ask a librarian for help. You can also see photos of different libraries around the world, including biblioburros, bookmobiles, portable libraries on elephants and trailers, and even libraries hidden inside telephone booths. You can learn how to make your own book (even one with flaps and pockets!) and photocopy and use the story starter game in the back. Feeling too snowed in to come to the library?

Visit the Click Magazine website to hear audio recordings of magazine features, watch a video on block printing, or play a Sort the Books game.

Click here to find more magazines for kids at AADL!

PreK SPOTlight - NEW Picture Books Feb 2014

My eyes SPOTTED the following NEW books today.
20 BIG TRUCKS in the Middle Of The Road a counting book of 20 different trucks ... for kids who like stories with "wheels".
MY HUMONGOUS HAMSTER ... for kids who like "silly" or "pets" or BOTH.
NEST ... for kids who "notice season changes" and other "thoughtful" observations ... beautiful pictures in a lovely format.
AMY's THREE BEST THINGS for the "overnight at grandparent's house" audience ... or kids "dealing with feelings".

I hope You find something that pleases You too!

Preschool Storytime: Fun with AAWD!

Hello everybody, and how do you tooth? Get ready for a very special preschool storytime at Traverwood on Wednesday, February 26 at 6:00pm. To celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, the featured stories will be about teeth and the tooth fairy. We will even have special guests: members of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry Chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists will be there to talk about going to the dentist and how to take care of your teeth! This storytime is sure to put a smile on your face.

Secret Pizza Party

Remember how funny and adorable and hilarious Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri is? Well, they’ve got another picture book out, made just for you fans of silly!

Secret Pizza Party features a raccoon that LOVES pizza. “Pizza smell” gives him the “happy screams.” But the poor raccoon in this book is always being chased off by someone with a broom. All he wants in life is some pizza! Eventually a plan is hatched for a secret pizza party. One that involves avoiding the broom factory and the raccoon-sniffing broom-bots. Will this raccoon ever get some pizza?! Read the book and find out.

You might also want to read Dragons Love Tacos, if you haven’t already. And for more funny picture books check out this nice list we've created!

Lights, Camera, Action! Talk Up Your Favorite Library Item

Saturday June 28, 2014: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th floor Atrium and Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room and Downtown Library: Conference Room A

This event is intended for preschool to adult.
This event will be recorded

Do you have a favorite picture book, novel, BOCD, movie, magazine, graphic novel, or science tool you want to share with others? Talk up your favorite library items on screen!

Drop in and learn handy tips on how to create an awesome video and review, and catch some on screen time by describing your favorite library item. Don’t miss the chance to have your video posted on jump.aadl.org!

Kids, parents, teenagers, grandparents, and friends are all encouraged to stop by during any point of the program. Please either bring the item, provide the title/name, or bring the link to your favorite library item from the catalog at aadl.org.

New Youth Magazines: LEGO Club & LEGO Club Jr.

LEGOs! Will we ever have enough of LEGOs? Probably not. There’s always another set coming out that we just HAVE to have. And with the LEGO Movie recently released, well, some of us are extra LEGO-minded. AADL now has subscriptions for two LEGO magazines for kids.

LEGO Club Magazine (formerly called Bricks Kicks and later LEGO Magazine) features different bits in each issue, such as Lord of the Rings, Lego Castle, Lego Atlantis, Lego City, Lego Legends of Chima. It addition to feature articles the magazine also includes comics, building ideas, cool creations, and games.

LEGO Club Jr. Magazine is aimed at children six and under and features activities, cool creations,and building ideas.

And of course be sure to check out some of the oodles of great LEGO books the library has to offer.

Sum Story Fun: "Pigs On A Blanket"

Saturday February 15, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K- 3

It’s Sum Story Fun for kids and families!

Members of the American Association of University Women and students from the UM School of Engineering will read Pigs On A Blanket by Amy Axelrod and lead kids in engaging math activities about time.

This program is based on the national Let's Read Math program by Claire Passantino.

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