Drawing for Adults

Sunday January 28, 2018: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Come draw with us! We'll provide everything you need to practice your drawing skills.

Every week we’ll cover a different topic. You’ll learn different techniques to tackle texture, chiaroscuro, and perspective, plus improve your sense of composition, lighting, and form. You'll get the chance to try out different media like pencil, charcoal, and pastel. All skill levels are welcome to participate.

Circle K Homework Help

Monday January 29, 2018: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K-12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Introduction to Theremini

Monday January 29, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn the basics of theremin play with AADL's thereminis!

Tinker with an instrument, learn how it works, and listen to recordings by thereminists. We'll make some music together too!

Emerging Writers: Writing and Review Meet-Up

Monday January 29, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Come with questions, a work in progress, or an empty notebook. All writers are welcome in this casual, supportive environment. Authors Bethany Neal and Alex Kourvo will be on hand to answer questions and give encouragement. This is an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow Ann Arbor writers as well as get feedback from published authors.

This is a monthly meet-up that welcomes all writers to ask questions, connect with other writers, or simply have a dedicated time and place to work on their projects.

Do you have a completed manuscript? Consider submitting it to the library’s new imprint, Fifth Avenue Press: fifthavenue.press.

Fiber Arts Lab: Crochet

Monday January 29, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Join us every other Monday for an evening of knitting and crochet. We will provide everything you need to get started. Stop in and learn the basics.
You can bring a project you've been working on, or just stop by to practice your stitches. We welcome all skill levels. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Creative Break

Tuesday January 30, 2018: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Take a break from your workday with some creative thinking! Drop in for a prompt or challenge that will get you thinking out of the box. Try different art tools and push yourself to experience something new!

Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion: Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

Tuesday January 30, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Join AADL staff and other community members for a discussion of the 2018 Washtenaw Read, Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi.

Yaa Gyasi will speak on February 6 at 7:00pm at Rackham Auditorium. Another discussion of the book will take place at the Pittsfield Branch on February 11 at 2:00pm.

Origami with Beth Johnson

Tuesday January 30, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn to create origami with local designer Beth Johnson. Beth has exhibited her work and spoken about origami around the world.

To see more of Beth's designs, browse her website. bethjohnsonorigami.com.

French Macarons 101 with Keegan Rodgers

Tuesday January 30, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make macarons!

The ingredients, instructions, and proper storage will all be covered in this class.

This event is in partnership with the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday January 31, 2018: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K-12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!