Sensory Storytime

Saturday December 16, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 3-7

Storytime is for everyone!

This special storytime includes 20 minutes of interactive stories, rhymes, and movement, plus 40 minutes of adaptive free play!

This event is designed for young listeners with developmental disabilities and their friends and families.

New Years Storytime!

Friday December 29, 2017: 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for age 2 - 5

Join AADL storytellers Elizabeth and Allison as they share festive stories in celebration of a new year! Happy 2018!

Puppet Show!

Friday January 5, 2018: 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 3

Join AADL storytellers Amanda, Laura, Nicole, Kayla, and Elle for a sweet and silly puppet show featuring some favorite stories.

Ann Arbor Area High School Expo

Tuesday January 9, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 8 - adult

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

Join us for an informational open house about high school options in the Ann Arbor community. Representatives from local high schools will be on hand to answer your questions and help you and your students make an informed choice.

MLK Day Event: Rhythm Life Collective Featuring Kevin Jones

Monday January 15, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages

Rhythm Life Collective is a global drumming collective presenting music of West African, Cuban, Caribbean, North African, Brazilian, and Arabic traditions. Group members have traveled to many regions in Central and West Africa, Turkey, and Latin/Central America to study these rich cultural traditions.

The fundamental mission of the group is to manifest spirit in community through performance. A central feature is the opportunity for audience interaction through singing, dancing, or playing instruments right along with the group.

Beyond the Hero and the Holiday -- A Storytelling Celebration of the Historical Movement that gave us Dr. King, and a Critical Examination of Where We Stand Today as a Nation

Monday January 15, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Adults and teens can honor and celebrate the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with nationally acclaimed storyteller La'Ron Williams.

La’Ron Williams shares both original and traditional tales that appeal to a wide range of ages and social backgrounds. His energetic, music-spiced presentations are always fun, highly participatory, educational and entertaining. Every program is specifically designed to promote diversity, foster community building, encourage peaceful conflict resolution and teach a host of “pro-social” skills, including empathy, self-expression and attentive listening. Williams has received high praise for his skill at presenting diversity workshops for adults, helping participants understand the nature of “invisible” bias and moving beyond the emotional stumbling blocks that prevent us from taking collective responsibility for creating a just and equitable society.

Sensory Storytime

Saturday January 20, 2018: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 3-7

Storytime is for everyone!

This special storytime includes 20 minutes of interactive stories, rhymes, and movement, plus 40 minutes of adaptive free play!

This event is designed for young listeners with developmental disabilities and their friends and families.

High School Exam Study Space

Sunday January 21, 2018: 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - 12

Exams this week? Need a place to study?

The West Side Program Room at Westgate Branch is open to high school students studying for exams.

Grab a beverage from Sweetwaters and get prepared to do your best!

High School Exam Study Space

Monday January 22, 2018: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - 12

Exams this week? Need a place to study?

The West Side Program Room at Westgate Branch is open to high school students studying for exams.

Grab a beverage from Sweetwaters and get prepared to do your best!

High School Exam Study Space

Tuesday January 23, 2018: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - 12

Exams this week? Need a place to study?

The West Side Program Room at Westgate Branch is open to high school students studying for exams.

Grab a beverage from Sweetwaters and get prepared to do your best!