Pattern Tracing in Sewing

Saturday April 30, 2016: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Sewing instructor Karen LePage of Gentle Clothing will fill you in on pattern tracing in sewing.

How and why you do this, as well as materials, techniques, and storage ideas will be discussed. A sewing machine is not required for this event.

Sewing Skills Night - Sewing & Finishing Tricks

Thursday April 28, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Sewing instructor Nettie Tiso will be here lead you through this skill session and to help troubleshoot your projects. This week we'll practice useful sewing skills like measuring, cutting, pleating, hemming, and top stitching to create an original wearable accessory item. Choose one from a variety of options that all share a common shape, the rectangle. Whether it be a bowtie for your cat, a belt or necktie to accessorize your favorite outfit, a headband, or a new strap for your favorite satchel – learn some simple tricks for sewing everyday accessories. We'll have variety of plain and printed fabrics to choose from, or bring your own!

Do you already know how to sew and want to hang out, too? Bring a UFO with you! As in, an unfinished object that you’ve been meaning to work on. Use our machines or bring your own for an evening of community sewing!

LiveCode: Anyone Can Program

Thursday April 28, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn how easy and enjoyable programming can be. Try it for yourself!

LiveCode: Anyone Can Program

Saturday March 12, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for adults and teens in grade 6 and up.

Learn how easy and enjoyable programming can be. Try it for yourself!

Make a Valentine's Day Card


Make Valentine's Day cards for someone you love and/or for patients at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital!

Sunday February 7, 2016: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Make a card here at this event or at home (or buy a Valentine's Day card), then drop it off at any AADL location from February 2 - 11. We’ll deliver the cards!

Sign your card with your first name and leave it unsealed. At the request of hospital please do not use glitter or include messages of "Get well", "Feel Better" or other illness related comments.

Electronics Basics: The Transistor

Wednesday March 23, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for adults and teens in grade 6 and up.

Learn about the transistor and how it is used in electronic circuits.

With instructor Dan Romanchik, we will examine the 2N222 transistor, first as a switch then as an amplifier. No experience with electronics necessary.

Watermelon Moon Sand

Saturday July 9, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grade K-5

Create this fun, colorful and moldable moon sand for lots of summer fun!

Beginning Crochet Class

Sunday March 13, 2016: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Want to start making your own handmade items for yourself or as gifts?

Local crafter Beth Battey will get you started in the wonderful world of crochet with a basic beginner's project. Supplies are provided.

Pompom Mountains

Friday March 11, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for adults and teens in grade 6 and up.

Pompoms can be turned into all sorts of fluffy toys and decorations! Use cardboard, different colors of yarn, and scissors to make a pompom mountain.

Book Sculptures

Wednesday April 27, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Are you ready to learn a new and slightly addictive craft?!

Join us for an evening of upcycling where we will be turning unwanted paperback books into a variety of book sculptures. All materials will be provided.

Syndicate content