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.

Finger-Knit a Hemp Necklace

Wednesday March 15, 2017: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Join us for a relaxing afternoon of DIY jewelry.

Using hemp twine and your own fingers you will make an elegant three-tiered necklace—all while learning the basic techniques of finger knitting to use in your own future projects!

Be prepared to stay the length of the program time to finish your project. All skill levels are welcome, and we will provide all the supplies to get you started!

Hooded Scarf Crochet

Saturday February 4, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Learn how to make a crochet hooded scarf with local, self-taught crochet artist Trudi Hagen.

All supplies will be provided. Basic crochet skills are helpful, but not necessary.

Spring Bird Feeders

Wednesday April 5, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade K-adult

As the world starts to warm and spring to life, it's a great time to put out a feast for the songbirds!

Bring the entire family and join us as we use a cardboard tube, vegetable shortening, and birdseed to create a hanging feeder complete with a resting ledge for little bird feet!

Halloween Costume Drop Off

Now through October 22, 2017 -- All Branches

This event is intended for all ages.

Starting October 1st, drop off your gently used, clean Halloween costumes to any Library Branch.

Then, on October 22, come pick out a new costume for the year at our Halloween Costume Swap.

This is a wonderful chance to save money, clear your closet, and pick out something snazzy for the year. Costumes for all ages and sizes are appreciated.

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