Basic Knife Skills with Keegan Rodgers!

Monday November 13, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek 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 basic knife skills! In this class, students will learn about knife safety, key knife cuts, and how to properly use, store, and care for high quality knives. Students will also learn the difference between sharpening and honing and get all their questions answered!.

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing cooking series.

Little-Known Stories in American History

Monday November 13, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 6-adult

Join speaker and storyteller Jim Glenn as he looks at odd, unusual, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, frightening or inspiring, eerie or awesome, but always interesting events and the people who made them.

Stories range from people and events from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s including attempted assassinations, a "miraculous" staircase and the mother of all gunfights. Listen to U.S. history come to life at this educational and entertaining event!

Learning Strategies to Navigate Binary Education Spaces

Tuesday November 14, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

At this time of heightened scrutiny and concern, we need to come together more than ever before.

Join Z Nicolazzo, Assistant Professor in the Adult and Higher Education program at Northern Illinois University, for a discussion about hir book, Trans* In College: Transgender Students' Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion.

Z will talk about ways trans* students created and maintained networks of support, as well as strategies they used to come together, navigate gender binary environments, and make the worlds they needed to thrive.

Makeup Party with Imagine Three

Tuesday November 14, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6-adult

Enjoy an evening of beauty knowledge and everyday expert tips with Hannah Butler Makeup Artist of Imagine Three Beauty Studio.

You can bring your own makeup bag to follow along. Examples will be shown and questions will be answered. Feel confident trying new things and discover easy ways to step up your makeup skills in the often intimidating world of beauty.

Hannah attributes her knowledge and expertise to the many years, thousands of faces and countless hours spent training with a vast array of makeup, skincare, fragrance and haircare brands in the giant world of beauty. She will help you find what you want or need, even if you have no idea where to start.
Beauty is personal, there are no rules.

Hand mirrors will be provided.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday November 15, 2017: 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!

High School Exam Study Space

Wednesday November 15, 2017: 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!

Stenciled Totes

Wednesday November 15, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Totally stencil up a plain canvas tote bag any way you like! We'll have the totes, the paint, and stencil supplies, you bring the design ideas.

We'll be exploring freezer paper and contact paper methods.

Film: Bending the Arc

Wednesday November 15, 2017: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Thirty years ago, a group of improbable heroes came together on a mission that was both medical and moral, and, by everyone’s estimation other than their own, highly unlikely to succeed. Their goal was simple, but daring: to make high quality healthcare available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries.

Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the charity-industrial complex itself, these crusaders forced the international community to embrace the idea that health care must be a basic human right in every society, and went ahead to provide it. In doing so, they have changed the lives of millions of people across the globe.

Told through interviews, rare archival material and on-the-ground contemporary footage featuring Dr. Paul Farmer (legendary founder of Partners In Health), Dr. Jim Yong Kim (maverick President of the World Bank), and Dr. Agnes Binagwaho (controversial Health Minister of Rwanda), the film is an emotionally charged, dramatic and inspiring journey with these brilliant and headstrong heroes.

This 102-minute, 2017 documentary is not rated.

Circle K Homework Help

Thursday November 16, 2017: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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!

High School Exam Study Space

Thursday November 16, 2017: 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!