Nature Walk at Kuebler Langford Nature Area

Thursday August 4, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Kuebler Langford Nature Area

This event is intended for all ages

Kuebler Langford Nature Area is a 31-acre park tucked into a sharp curve of Huron River Drive. Part of the park is old field, and contains native dry prairie species. A deep ravine bisects the park, and moist woods cover its slopes. The park connects to Bird Hills Nature Area.

This nature walk is a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation and is one of a series that take place each month throughout the summer and fall. For this one, we will meet in the parking lot on the western shoulder of Huron River Drive. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and bug spray if desired. Some of the AADL science tools will be available for use during the walk, too!

Nature Walk at Barton Nature Area

Thursday July 7, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Barton Nature Area

This event is intended for all ages

Barton Nature Area is a 102-acre park located along the Huron River. The main part of the park is known as the oxbow, and contains dry prairie, wet meadow, mesic forest, old field, and other unique ecosystems. Barton Dam is a must-see sight in the park!

The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation, and take place each month throughout the summer and fall. For this one, we will meet in the parking lot off Huron River Drive. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and bug spray if desired. Some of the AADL Science Tools will be available for use during the walk, too!

Nature Walk at Black Pond Woods

Thursday June 2, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Black Pond Woods Nature Area

This event is intended for all ages

Black Pond Woods Nature Area is a 34-acre woodland located north of Leslie Science and Nature Center. It was named for a small, vernal pond that was carved by receding glaciers and was named for the dark color of the water caused by tannins and acids from leaf litter. The nature area features several distinctive habitats, including a wet meadow. The raptor cages at LSNC make visiting this park a special treat!

The nature walks are a partnership between AADL and Natural Area Preservation and take place each month throughout the summer. For this one, we'll meet in the LSNC parking lot. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and bug spray if desired. AADL will have some of our science tools available to use on the walk, too!

Sensation Stations

Tuesday August 9, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for ages 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Sensation Stations

Monday July 11, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Sensation Stations

Thursday June 9, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Sizzlin' Summer Stories With Adam Mellema

Wednesday June 22, 2016: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Los Angeles storyteller Adam Mellema returns with his silly, high-energy stories just right for summer vacation! There will be singing. There will be dancing. And there will definitely be lots and lots of laughter.

So slather on some sunscreen and come join the fun!

Family Board Game Bash

Saturday August 6, 2016: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 3 - adult

Play our giant floor games and board games, listen to music, and craft with your family and friends!

WOOF! Doggy Storytime with AADL Storytellers Laura and Kayla

Thursday June 23, 2016: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool-grade 3

Get into the dog days of summer with stories by Laura and Kayla! These puppy tales will have you howling with laughter.

As a special treat, pups from Therapaws will make an appearance!

Joel's Page Racer Comedy Show

Wednesday August 17, 2016: 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Grades K-5

Sprint, run and leap into reading with Jumpin' Joel (Michigan's Family Funnyman Joel Tacey) as he brings 8 exciting books to life! 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.

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