Needle-Laced Fall Leaves

Wednesday November 2, 2016: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn the basics of needle lacing, and make some fall leaves while you're at it! These delicate looking creations are perfect for scrap-booking and other paper crafts.

We will be using sewing needles, embroidery floss, and paper—and we'll provide all the supplies. All levels are welcome and experienced crafters are encouraged to come and share their skills!

This program will require patience and focus, so plan on staying the entire time to finish your project!

Science Fun with FEMMES

Saturday October 15, 2016: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program 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.

During this event, 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.

FEMMES is 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.

Sign Language Storybook Craft

Saturday September 24, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-3

Create your very own booklet of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and learn the signs to tell the story with your hands!

Learn About Bees with Bee Present Honey!

Saturday November 12, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 2-5

Join us for a presentation about beekeeping and make some Bee-utiful crafts.

Mini Clay Figures: Pokemon!

Saturday October 1, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Love everything Pokemon, from Pikachu to Squirtle?

Make some cool mini clay figurines of popular characters!

Paint a Watercolor Leaf

Wednesday October 26, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Blend red, orange, yellow, and green watercolors to paint a vibrant fall leaf.

Paper and paint are provided!

Mini Succulent Pumpkins!

Thursday October 27, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for adults

Just in time for the Fall holidays! Come join us in the Secret Lab, where we will be making beautiful, teeny-tiny decorations out of pumpkins and live succulents.

A fun and easy craft project, these pumpkins will bring holiday flair to your home for weeks on end.

This event is intended for adults of all skill levels.

Science Fun with FEMMES

Saturday July 23, 2016: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 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.

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

FEMMES is 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.

Nature Walk at Black Pond Woods

Thursday June 2, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Black Pond Woods Nature Area

This event is intended for all ages

Black Pond Woods Nature Area is a 34-acre woodland located north of Leslie Science and Nature Center. It was named for a small, vernal pond that was carved by receding glaciers and was named for the dark color of the water caused by tannins and acids from leaf litter. The nature area features several distinctive habitats, including a wet meadow. The raptor cages at LSNC make visiting this park a special treat!

The nature walks are a partnership between AADL and Natural Area Preservation and take place each month throughout the summer. For this one, we'll meet in the LSNC parking lot. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and bug spray if desired. AADL will have some of our science tools available to use on the walk, too!

Nature and Nurture: Art Teachers as Artists

Now through March 9, 2016 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

Ann Arbor Public Schools art teachers, current and retired, present their annual Group Show. These drawings, paintings, photographs, fiber and mixed media works reflect the current passions and interests of this unique group of artists.

The variety of works should engage most viewers: from large, dreamlike luminous photographs to intimate oil paintings to watercolor portraiture you will find something to enjoy.

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