Information about Library Events and Programs.

Harry Potter Party!

Friday July 31, 2015: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for All Ages

Calling witches and wizards of all ages! Come celebrate the popular Harry Potter books and movies by joining us for a night of Harry Potter-themed activities and crafts. Costumes are encouraged!

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday March 19, 2015: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for Adults
This event will be recorded

For the last year and a half, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening - in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

The Dark Side II: Highway of Horror With Bestselling Horror Authors Andrew Pyper & Nick Cutter

Tuesday March 3, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Get ready for a spine-tingling evening when bestselling horror genre authors Andrew Pyper and Nick Cutter visit the Downtown Library for one night of chilling readings and conversation, as part of their Dark Side II: Highway of Horror author tour. There will also be plenty of time for questions and answers — if you dare! A book signing will follow, and books will be for sale.

Andrew Pyper is the award-winning author of six internationally bestselling novels, including The Killing Circle, a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Three of Pyper’s novels, including The Demonologist, are in active development for feature films. His new novel, The Damned, was released in February 2015 and has already been optioned as a feature film by Legendary Pictures.

Nick Cutter is a pseudonym for Scotiabank Giller prize-nominated author Craig Davidson. Davidson has published four books of literary fiction, including Rust and Bone (which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film of the same name), and Cataract City. Under the name Nick Cutter, he published The Troop in 2014 and his newest book, The Deep, in January 2015.

This event is cosponsored by Nicola's Books.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Modding - Mob Behaviors

Saturday March 28, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 5-8.

How to train your creeper. Adjust values and behaviors for “mobs” in the game of Minecraft to your liking. You will learn to make the entities of Minecraft act the way you want!

GameStart Workshop: Digital Art and Animation

Sunday March 29, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Bring your first Computer Animation to life! Learn classic techniques developed by the masters of animation. Explore the principles of animation using the game-focused challenges created by the instructors from GameStart.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Development

Sunday March 15, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 9-12

Learn to design and program your own video games! This workshop will take beginners through the basics of Unity 3D, a free game development platform used by professional developers all around the world.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Blockly

Saturday March 7, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1-3

Get your first taste of programming with a visual approach! The software developers at GameStart have created a programming environment for our youngest Minecrafters which leverages visual scripting technology developed at Google. Learn the fundamentals of programming with the game you love.

UMjobs.org

Wednesday April 1, 2015: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Training Center

Join a specialist from the University of Michigan Human Resources office, to learn how to search and apply for jobs at U-M.

For more information and resources on applying for jobs, check out AADL's Job Search Toolkit!

MineCraft: Hunger Games

Wednesday March 11, 2015: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace and Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 6 - 12

EARLY RELEASE DAY, YAY!

Whether or not you had a chance to join us for the International Hunger Games Tournament on International Games Day, you can present yourself as a tribute in this local area tournament hosted on AADL's MineCraft Server, Home of "MineCraft:Ann Arbor" minecraft.aadl.org Check us out online or in real life.

Ann Arbor Elections: What Works? What Doesn’t?

Tuesday March 3, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area (LWV-AAA) host this first in a series of two public conversations on the current process of electing local public officials. This session will explore both the strengths and weaknesses of our current system, discussing such issues as voter turn-out, student participation, and cost in terms of both dollars and effort of running for office, independent candidates, and other related topics.

Panelists include David Askins, former Editor of the Ann Arbor Chronicle; Lou Belcher, former Mayor of Ann Arbor; and Jean Carlberg, former City Council Member.

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