Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!

Monday August 21, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: outside front entrance (Fifth Avenue & Library Lane)

This event is intended for all ages

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun!

Join us outside the Downtown Library (Fifth Avenue & Library Lane) to view this spectacular celestial event! Viewing glasses will be provided.


Though Ann Arbor isn't in the path of totality (where the moon will completely cover the sun), we'll still be able to see a partial solar eclipse (where the moon covers part of the sun's disk). The partial eclipse begins in Ann Arbor at 1:02 pm, with 80% maximum coverage at 2:26 pm.

NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador to Ann Arbor, Jennifer German, will be here to answer your eclipse (and space) questions. Help us spread the word — visit theSolar System Ambassador's Facebook event page. #Eclipse2017

Summer Game 2017 GAME OVER Gala!

Thursday August 31, 2017: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library Lobby

This event is intended for All Summer Game Players

Let's take the Summer Game out with a bang with a building-wide scavenger hunt, badge coloring, a free photo booth, and light refreshments.

Get your last day of Summer Game in and get a chance to meet other Summer Game players!

Kerrytown BookFest Reception And Exhibit Opening 2017

Friday September 8, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Join us for a pre-BookFest reception for the 15th annual Kerrytown BookFest!

This event will include:

• elegant refreshments

• exquisite music by harpist Deborah Gabrion

• the grand opening of Kerrytown BookFest Cover Contest Exhibit at the Library which showcases entries from the BookFest’s annual Book Cover Design contest for high school students. The contest, open to all Michigan High School students, asks the students to re-imagine a cover for a chosen book and give a visual interpretation to the written word. The contest winners will be announced at the reception.

This year students were asked to create a new cover for Last Seen Leaving, the YA novel by Caleb Roehrig which is set in Ann Arbor. This year’s judges were author Caleb Roehrig; Cover designer and writer Molly McCaffery, and children’s book expert Jackie LaRose. Ms. La Rose will assist cover contest coordinator Robin Agnew in announcing the winners.

The Kerrytown BookFest, which will be held on Sunday, September 10, is an event celebrating those who create books and those who read them. The primary goal is to highlight the area’s rich heritage in the book and printing arts while showcasing local and regional individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Begin the celebration! Attend this reception which is open to all!

WOOF! Dog Stories with AADL Storytellers Laura & Kayla and Special Therapaws Guests

Sunday September 10, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 5

Celebrate our best friends with stories by Laura and Kayla! These puppy tales will have you howling with laughter.

As a special treat, pups from Therapaws, the most gentle and dear creatures you will ever meet, will make an appearance and invite you to snuggle.

Sensory Storytime

Saturday September 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.

Family Art Design Challenge at UMMA Nights

Saturday September 16, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- University of Michigan Museum of Art

This event is intended for all ages

Join AADL and the University of Michigan Museum of Art for an exciting exploration of sustainable design during UMMA Nights at the Museum! From 7 to 8:00 pm, AADL will host a collaborative design challenge outside of UMMA's Frankel Family Wing.

Families or groups of friends will be provided with a brown bag that contains art materials from the Ann Arbor Scrap Box. Together you’ll be prompted to explore five principles of design by constructing art from reclaimed objects. You don’t have to manufacture something to design something!

This is a free drop-in art-making event and all are welcome.

Stick around for the family-friendly movie night showing of WALL-E at 8:00 pm. The film will be projected on UMMA's State Street-side facade, on the west side of the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing.

This event is a partnership between AADL and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Thursday September 21, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 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!

AADL in the Field: How Food Gatherers Works

Saturday September 23, 2017: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm -- Food Gatherers - Directions will be provided upon registration

This event is intended for adults

How does food that would otherwise go to waste from more than 300 local sources including food retailers, restaurants, and food wholesalers, get sorted and delivered to 150 non-profit agencies and programs providing direct food assistance in the form of hot meals, nutritious snacks or emergency groceries to low-income adults, seniors and children in Washtenaw County? Join us to find out!

As the food rescue and food bank program serving Washtenaw County, Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community. Learn about its mission, history, and operations, and check out their expansive food warehouse. Transportation is not provided, but the location has plenty of onsite parking and is accessible by AAATA Route 22.

Space is limited and registration is required by emailing Directions will be provided upon registration.