Storytelling with Computer Animation: Creating a Character

Saturday March 8, 2014: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 5 and up

Join the GameStart staff and learn to use visual programming technology to create an animation featuring different character types. No prior experience needed.

Storytelling with Computer Animation: 5 Elements of a Story

Saturday March 1, 2014: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 5 and up

Join the GameStart staff and learn to use visual programming technology to create an animation that emphasizes the 5 elements of a story. No experience needed!

SEGA NITE presented by Nerd Nite Ann Arbor and AADL at LIVE

Thursday April 10, 2014: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for adults

Ann Arbor District Library is proud to co-present a night of Classic Sega gaming with Nerd Nite Ann Arbor at Live — located at 102 South 1st Street in Ann Arbor.

Do you miss your favorite Sega games? Sonic the Hedgehog and Toe Jam & Earl return - along with special guest appearances by super-weird games like Panic! for SEGA NITE at Live!

Bring friends to face off with — multiple games will be going simultaneously around the room from 7-9pm!

Arborwiki Edit Night At Arbor Brewing

Wednesday April 23, 2014: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Arbor Brewing - 114 East Washington

What's ArborWiki? ArborWiki is the community generated source for details on everything from birthday deals to local history to the lowdown on local playgrounds.

Since it's a "civic wiki" it's created, edited and maintained by locals. Who are those locals? That could mean you! If you have an interest in any aspect of the Arbor/Ypsi area - parks, history, local happenings - you might be a perfect ArborWiki contributor or editor.

Come hang out and grab a frosty beverage at Arbor Brewing (114 East Washington in Ann Arbor), meet some of the current crew of editors, and hop in to edit or create entries about your community. Bring your laptop or use one one of ours!

Arborwiki Edit Night

Wednesday March 26, 2014: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 9 and up

What’s ArborWiki? It’s the community generated source for details on everything from birthday deals to local history to the lowdown on volunteer opportunities for youth and teens. Since it’s a “civic wiki” it’s created, edited and maintained by locals. That could mean you!

If you have an interest in any aspect of the Arbor/Ypsi area—parks, history, local happenings—you might be a perfect ArborWiki contributor or editor. Meet some of the current crew of editors and hop in to edit/create entries about your community. Bring your laptop or use one of ours!

Build Web Applications

All events take place at the Downtown library in the third floor training center and are open to adults and teens. Registration is not required. and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the classroom will open at 11:45 am. If you want to use your own laptop, we'll simulcast the class in an overflow space for observers and laptop users. Basic computer experience is required. See you in class!

Building Web Applications with Python I - Discuss the basics of web sites, web servers, and modern web applications. Learn how to build applications in Python using Google App Engine. Build a web application and deploy it to Google's servers.
Monday July 29, 2013: 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Building Web Applications with Python II - Builds on the Building Web Applications with Python I class.
Wednesday July 31, 2013: 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Check out these books in our collection:
Sams teach yourself HTML, CSS, and JavaScript all in one
More Python programming for the absolute beginner
Essential app engine : building high-performance Java apps with Google App engine

Check Out the AADL Job Search Toolkit

Are you job searching? If so, check out our Job Search Toolkit. It includes online resources to help you along the course of your search. You can learn about careers, find services and support and build your computer skills. Look at examples of resumes and cover letters, practice your interview skills, and even get some tips for after you receive a job offer. Be sure to check the blog below the Toolkit regularly for local job fairs and classes.

Today: Introduction to Linux and the Command Line

Monday June 17, 2013: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

Attention Teens and Adults! Learn how to interact with a Linux machine from the command-line! In this class you will learn how to navigate the file system, create directories, edit files, write shell scripts, connect to other machines over the internet, and much more. This class is a good (although not strictly necessary) preparation for the upcoming programming classes, including the Python classes and Web App classes. Go to aadl.org/classes to view the complete schedule.

Registration is not required and the class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The classroom will open 15 minutes before the class begins. See you in class!

You may be interested in the following books in our collection: Linux Bible by Chris Negus and Ubuntu Linux Bible by William Von Hagen.

Babytime iPads

Friday June 21, 2013: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

Have you wondered what apps out there for your baby to use, or be soothed by with your iPad? Bring your baby and explore our baby-proofed iPads. We'll start with some rhymes and music and you will have time to play with an iPad with your baby.

This event is for parents, caregivers and infants & toddlers from birth to 24 months.

Fridays in May: Learn Linux, Python, and Web Apps

Join us Friday afternoons in May to learn geeky stuff.

Introduction to Linux and the Command Line -- Friday May 10: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Speak to your computer in a language it understands. Learn how to interact with a Linux machine from the command line, navigate the file system, create directories and edit files from the command line, write and invoke scripts, and automate basic tasks. Supplement the class with a Linux bible.

Introduction to Python -- Friday, May 17: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Gain introductory knowledge of Python, a general purpose, high-level programming language, by way of brief lectures about core elements of the language coupled with interactive exercises. Get the kids involved with Python for kids or Hello World!: computer programming.

Introduction to Web Applications -- Friday May 24: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Learn how to build applications using Google App Engine. Discusses the basics of web sites, web servers, and modern web applications. Following this discussion, we will learn how to build applications in Python using Google App Engine. By the end of the class, students will have built their first web application, and deployed it to Google's servers. Supplement the class with Essential app engine.

All classes take place in the third floor library training center downtown. Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to classes and handouts for more information.

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