Information about Library Events and Programs.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Monster AI

Sunday July 17, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Whether you're looking to create a brave companion for your Minecraft self or design new and challenging monsters to face, GameStart's colorful, visual interface allows you to access the same AI designs used by the game's creators! See the fundamentals of how computer-controlled characters work in games, without even needing to type.

GameStart Workshop: Unity 2D

Sunday July 10, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Create a 2D platformer, complete with your own animated Sprites! create hard jumps, and crazy characters in your own video game level. Make it tough. Make it fun. Make it yours!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming: Spell Creation

Sunday July 3, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

The Python coding language allows us to modify Minecraft on the fly and today we are going to use that to create devastating spells! See how long you can survive in the world of Minecraft when code is on your side!

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Level Creation

Sunday June 26, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Make the game you want using a fun and familiar system with the Roblox Studio editor!

Experiment with world-building using a 3D editor, then publish your Capture the flag map for everyone to play from home!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming: Structures

Sunday June 19, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to making gigantic structures. Castles, towers and cities can now be created wherever you are in an instant with programming.

UMjobs.org

Thursday June 16, 2016: 6:30 pm to 8:30 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!

National Library Week Event: High School Options in Washtenaw County

Tuesday April 12, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for grade 8 - adult

Do you have a child starting high school next year? Are you new to the area?

Join us for an informational open house about high school options in Washtenaw County.

Representatives from area high schools and related organizations will be on hand to answer your questions to help you and your students make an informed choice.

Participants include:

Adventurers Home School Association
Aim High School
Ann Arbor Academy
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Clonlara School
Early College Alliance (ECA, WAVE, WiHi)
Father Gabriel Richard High School
Life Learning Community
Rudolf Steiner High School
Washtenaw Christian Academy
Washtenaw Technical Middle College
Youth for Understanding
Ypsilanti Community Schools

Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine!

Friday August 26, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade K-8

Watch an example of a Rube Goldberg machine, then design and build one of your very own! Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite building materials as well.

Science Fun with FEMMES

Saturday July 23, 2016: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 2 - 6

The University of Michigan student group FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science) will bring a variety of hands-on, engaging activities for young students interested in learning more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics.

During this event, common household items will be used to demonstrate experiments in ways such as making licorice DNA, sorting rocks, and playing hospital simulation games to learn about biology, geology, industrial engineering, and much more.

FEMMES is a group of undergraduate and graduate students who are studying various areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and who want to encourage younger girls who might be interested in one day doing the same.

Community Vinyasa Yoga

Saturday June 11, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6-adult

Yoga is a fun and relaxing way to gain strength, flexibility, and balance, while decreasing stress and tension.

Learn some of the basics of the Vinyasa style of yoga, which integrates breath with movement. Certified yoga instructor Raina LaGrand of A2 Yoga and Amandla Energy Works, will be teaching.

Participants should dress comfortably and bring a mat if they have one! All levels are welcome, but participants should be able to move easily from the floor to standing.

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