Family Camp-in at the Library!

Come to the Pittsfield Branch Library on Tuesday, August 9 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a Family Camp-in. We'll sit around the campfire, tell stories and sing songs. The music will be led by musician Sara Melton Keller. We'll also play a game and do some crafts. No campfire is complete without s'mores. We'll make some of those, too!

For some fun books about camping, click here.

Block Printing Workshop

At this linoleum block printing workshop you will create a design, carve the design into a soft linoleum block, and then print the image onto paper and/or note cards. This is your chance to create wall art, or perhaps design a card.

Have you done block printing before and are looking for more instruction, ideas and practice? Or are you a first timer wondering what block printing is all about? This workshop is for you.

We will supply all the tools necessary, you supply the creativity! If you have something you’d like to print on, or have your own tools, feel free to bring them.

Don't forget to check out some of AADL’s books on block printing for a spark of ideas.

This DIY event is for Grades 6- Adult, and takes place at Pittsfield on Tuesday, July 26, from 6:30-8:30pm. See you there!

Global Safari with Ventriloquist Vikki Gasko

So far this summer we've had a magician and a juggler. Now it's time for a ventriloquist. Join us this Tuesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m at the Pittsfield Branch for a great show by ventriloquist Vikki Gasko and her charming friends from around the world. The show will be repeated at the Downtown Library at 7:00 p.m that evening.

Have you ever tried ventriloquism? Start here.

Juggler Jason Kollum at AADL!

It's going to be a very exciting week in Ann Arbor. Along with the Art Fair there are always many interesting activities. We're going to provide you with one of them. On Tuesday, July 19 Juggler Jason Kollum will be coming from Chicago to the Library for two shows. At 2:00 p.m. he'll be performing at the Pittsfield Branch. At 7:00 p.m. he'll be at the Downtown Library.

These shows will be fun to watch!!

To learn how to juggle yourself, click here.

Magic Show with Jeff Wawrzaszek!

Magic Show with Jeff WasrzaszekMagic Show with Jeff Wasrzaszek

Come one! Come all! You have two opportunities to see local magician Jeff Wawrzaszek and his amazing feats of magic.
On Tuesday, July 12 he'll be at the Pittsfield Branch at 2:00 p.m. That evening he'll be at the Traverwood Branch at 7:00 p.m.

Want to to try some tricks yourself? Click here.

Make an iPod Cozy!

Come take a stab at hand sewing and jazz up your iPod or MP3 player at the same time. Using colorful felt, embellishment items, and embroidery thread, you’ll create a one-of-a-kind cozy to keep your iPod or MP3 player protected with a handmade case for it. All supplies are provided, and we’ll have patterns and samples to get you going. Feel free to bring your MP3 player if you want to test out your design. Don't have an iPod? No worries, you can make a small case to hold whatever needs holding.

To keep the crafty crafting, check out some books on hand sewing or felt fun.

This DIY event is for Grades 6- Adult, and takes place at Pittsfield on Tuesday, July 12, from 7-8:30pm. See you there!

Celebrate the Fourth of July Craft Program

Celebrate the Fourth of July Craft ProgramCelebrate the Fourth of July Craft Program

As America gets ready to celebrate its birthday with a long holiday weekend, come and make some party decorations suitable for the occasion. Come to the Pittsfield Branch on Friday, July 1 at 2:00 p.m. for a craft program. We'll be making lots of red, white and blue things. This is for preschoolers through fifth graders. All supplies will be provided.

For some materials on this holiday, click here.

Summer Screen Printing Workshop

During this hands-on workshop you'll view a presentation on how screen printing works, and will then get a chance to screen print onto paper or cloth. You’ll have a choice between printing an original Summer Game design onto a tote we supply (or a cloth item that you bring in), OR you can print a different Summer Game design onto paper to create a print. That’s right, we’ll have two of Jannie Ho’s AADL Summer Game designs and two screen printing stations set up, ready for you to DIY.

To keep up with screen printing, check out these books as a resource.

This DIY event is for Grades 6- Adult, and takes place at Pittsfield on Wednesday, June 29, 7-8:30pm. See you there!

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Make a Father's Day Card!

Make a Father's Day Card!Make a Father's Day Card!

In May we made cards for moms, grandmas, and aunts. Let's give equal time to dads, grandpas and uncles. Come to the Pittsfield Branch Library on Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to noon to make a card for Dad and the other special guys in your life.

This is for preschoolers through Grade 5. All supplies will be provided.

For materials about the holiday, click here.

Author Laura Resau Coming to Ann Arbor

Teen author Laura Resau is coming to Ann Arbor in May. She will be at the Pittsfield Branch on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. With her strong interest in Latin America and her passion for journaling, Ms. Resau has written books for teens with exotic settings and serious issues. Her newest title is Queen of Water, just released in March 2011.

Laura will read from her work and discuss her writing. Books can be purchased and signed at this event. Take the time to read some of these marvelous titles, and then come see the author on May 4th!!

Author Laura Resau | Wednesday, May 4 | 7pm | Pittsfield Branch

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