Felt Fortune Cookie Garland

Wednesday September 13, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Did you know that September 13th is Fortune Cookie Day?

Come make an adorable, re-usable felt fortune cookie garland.

Magazine Strip Art

Wednesday July 26, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Create a colorful silhouette image with old magazines and book pages.

It's a fun way to make a decorative piece of paper art to hang on your wall.

Sign Language Storytelling Craft

Thursday July 27, 2017: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Sign language is a beautiful and dynamic way to tell a story that can often bypass language barriers and convey emotion where words seem bare.

Join us as we learn the signs to tell Erik Carle's classic tale The Very Hungry Caterpillar and make an accompanying caterpillar storybook.

Marvelous Monet

Tuesday August 15, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 3-8

French artist Claude Monet was one of the forefathers of Impressionism. Come learn about Monet and his life, and then paint an impressionist-style painting of your own!

This event is part of a four-part fine arts series of events taking place over the summer at different AADL locations.

Venerable Van Gogh

Wednesday August 2, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 3 - 8

Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous impressionist painters. Come learn about Van Gogh and his life, and then paint a self-portrait of your own in his style!

This event is part of a four-part fine arts series of events taking place over the summer at different AADL locations.

Magnificent Matisse

Wednesday July 12, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 3-8

French artist Henri Matisse is famous for his art filled with bright colors and unique shapes.

Come learn about Matisse and his life, and then create cut-paper art of your own in the style of Matisse!

This event is part of a four-part fine arts series of events taking place over the summer at different AADL locations.

Sensational Cezanne

Tuesday June 20, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 3-8

French painter Paul Cezanne was a master of the still life. Learn about Cezanne and his painting style and then paint a still life of your own!

This event is part of a four-part fine arts series that takes place over the summer at different AADL locations.

Funky Monster Art

Saturday June 10, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Use mixed media to create your own friendly monster mini-sculpture with a story all its own!

Lanyard Earbuds

Wednesday July 12, 2017: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Bring your favorite pair of earbuds (or use ours) and transform them into one-of-a-kind, tangle-free creations using lanyard techniques and simple embroidery floss.

Science Fun with FEMMES

Saturday April 8, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 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.

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

This event is cosponsored by FEMMES, 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.

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