7th Annual Teen Graffiti Art Contest

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Celebrate Art Fair! We'll provide the paint, supplies, canvases and easels. Three winners will receive gift certificates for art supplies at Michigan Book and Supply ($75, $50, $25). All art will be in a summer exhibit at AADL. Finished pieces will be judged by local artist, Joanie Newberry. Look here for last year's winners.
Friday, July 17 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM | Downtown/Staff Parking Lot | Grades 6-12

Jazzy Tuesday!

Bring the little ones to join Kathryn Goodson on piano, Erin Zurbuchen on double bass, and Gari Stein for dancing and creative movement on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 pm at the Downtown Library. The musicians from the Ann Arbor Symphony have never offered their fun and educational Kinder Concert for families in the evening at the library before so I am really looking forward to dancing along!

Local Allergist Dr. Benjamin Song Discusses Food Allergies

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On Tuesday, June 30 at 7pm, at the Downtown Library Dr. Ben Song will give basic information and highlight common misconceptions about food allergies. Look for him in the food allergy documentary “I’m Not Nuts: Living With Food Allergies” which aired on PBS this May.

Theater Games and Movement With Wild Swan Theater

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Ann Arbor’s local theater troupe for youth, Wild Swan Theater, will lead us in interactive theater games on Tuesday, June 30 at 10am at the Downtown Library. Be prepared to move! This event is held in conjunction with the Library’s summer reading program, Local Motion - which encourages the use of local organizations, neighborhoods, gyms, recreational facilities and outdoor areas to move and get fit!

Todays Homeowner

Want to invest in your home and make it worth more? AADL has a 24 part DVD series titled Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Danny has over 25 years of experience doing home renovations, and these DVDs are realistic and practical. These DVDs include step by step instructions for: kitchen expansion, siding replacement, bedroom additions, bathroom additions, garden room additions, roofing, and painting. If you are thinking of starting a home renovation project, check out these DVDs first. They are sure to make your project run smoother, and turn out wonderfully!

The Freshest Herbs are Homegrown

Want to start growing your own herb garden, but have no idea where to begin? Pick up one of these books The Herb Garden Gourmet by Tim Haas or Herb Gardening for the Midwest by Debra Knapke to learn all about starting your own herb garden. These books will answer questions about herbs in general, as well as where, when, and how to plant many of your favorite herbs.

International Wine Judge Ron Sober Discusses Wine: Snobbery Not Necessary

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Wine is just a drink, so why is there such pomp and circumstance (and snobbery) surrounding it? Tonight at 7pm at the Downtown Library, Ron Sober, a local resident and international wine judge, is going to take the wine snobs to task by breaking the old paradigms that surround this humble beverage.

Metroparks, Recreation, and The Quality of Community Life With Robert Marans, Metro Parks Commissioner

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On Wednesday, June 17, at the Downtown Library at 7pm, Professor Robert Marans, President of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Commissioner of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, will discuss his current research about the impact of the built and natural environments on metroparks throughout southeastern Michigan. This event is held in conjunction with the Library’s summer reading program, Local Motion - which encourages the use of local neighborhoods and outdoor areas to move and get fit!

Square Foot Gardening

Looking to start a garden, but don't think you have enough room? Well think again! Check out the book, All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew to help get you started. Square Foot Gardening is the practice of creating small but intensively planted gardens. The practice includes concepts such as organic gardening, closely planted crops, and rasied beds to get the most productive garden possible within a limited space. This type of gardening is great for kids and people with limited mobility as well as those with a limited amount of space in which to garden.

June's Gaming Weekend with Street Fighter IV and Boom Blox Bash Party

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There is so much going on this month that you don't want to miss so check out aadl.org/june. This month's off-season gaming tournements are awesome. We've got a Street Fighter IV Tournament, and a Boom Blox Bash Party Tournament with EA PRIZES! And don't forget to check out Gundam Fest on Saturday June 20 from 1pm-4pm at the Downtown Library or The Return of PokeMonday June 22 1pm-5pm at the Downtown Library.

Street Fighter IV
on Friday 6/19 from 6pm-8:30pm at the Downtown Library

The game that started it all is back and bigger than ever. Try your hand in a big-screen, arcade stick single-elimination tournament. FIGHT!!
-Prizes: 1st - $40 Target gift card, 2nd - $30 Target gift card, 3rd - $20 Target gift card
-Smash open play will also be included this evening.

Boom Blox Bash Party
on Sunday 6/21 from 1pm-3:30pm at the Downtown Library

The sequel to the smash hit Boom Blox is finally out! Thanks to Electronic Arts, you can play the new Boom Blox Bash Party in our first Boom Blox tournament.
-a chance to win a copy of the game.
-Beginners welcome.

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