All-Ages Mario Kart 8 DELUXE!

Sunday November 26, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages

We are switching things up. It's a Mario Kart 8 Tourney for kids, teens, and adults!

Bring the family for an afternoon of fun!

Ornament Party!

Sunday December 3, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Join us to make an assortment of ornaments, perfect for decking the halls, trimming a tree, or giving as gifts.

Tiny Expo: Indie Holiday Art & Craft Fair

Saturday December 9, 2017: 11:00 am to 5:30 pm -- Downtown: 1st Floor Lobby

Join us for Tiny Expo and shop 45 artists and crafters selling handmade wares in a festive library space where you can shop local and handmade! It's a great way to support your community and find unique gifts. We'll also have several make and takes happening in the Secret Lab!

See vendor list here!

Happening from 1pm-4pm during Tiny Expo:
* Screen Printing with Modati -- bring in something to print cool designs on!
* Hands-On Activities -- stop by the Secret Lab for some die-cutting, letter press printing, card making, and pom pom making!

We are a part of the 2nd annual Winter Art Tour. There are 10 art shows across 2 cities featuring over 300 artists during the weekend of Dec 8-10. Get your official passport stamped at 4 of the 9 locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and get entered to win handcrafted prizes! Their website has all the details.

Classical Bells Holiday Concert

Sunday December 10, 2017: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for all ages

Classical Bells returns to the Library for their annual concert.

Founded in 1983, their handbell artistry has received national attention as a result of its five audio recordings, one acclaimed live concert video, and recordings of new handbell music for distribution by handbell music publishers. The group’s primary instruments consist of 68 bronze plus 6 aluminum English handbells, for a range of more than six octaves. In some pieces the tonal coloring is enhanced by the mellow sound of a six octave set of hand chimes. Classical Bells is noted for bringing music to life with their unique interpretative style, a technique they call “ringing in color”™.

Each concert features musical selections in a wide variety of genres — classical, jazz, inspirational, even ragtime and swing! This eclectic programming, combined with sensitive musical interpretation, technical skill, informal choreography, and a dash of humor gives Classical Bells the well-deserved reputation of “Michigan’s Premier Handbell Ensemble”. This event is very popular, so arrive early!!

MLK Day Event: Rhythm Life Collective Featuring Kevin Jones

Monday January 15, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Rhythm Life Collective is a global drumming collective presenting music of West Africa, Cuba, the Caribbean, North Africa, Brazil, and Arabic traditions. Group members have traveled to many regions in Central and West Africa, Turkey, and Latin/Central America to study these rich cultural traditions. The fundamental mission of the group is to manifest spirit in community through performance. A central feature is the opportunity for audience interaction through singing, dancing, or playing instruments right along with the group.

All-Ages Mario Kart 8 DELUXE!

Sunday January 28, 2018: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages

We are SWITCHing things up. It's a Mario Kart 8 Tourney for kids, teens, and adults!

Bring the family for an afternoon of fun!

Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday February 3, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby and Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Celebrate Chinese New Year at AADL! There will be Lion and children’s folk dance performances. You can learn to use a Chinese Yaogu drum, make fun crafts, and take home a traditional Chinese treat.

This program is in partnership with the Ann-Hua School in Ann Arbor.

Make a Valentine Card!

Saturday February 10, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for all ages

Get ready for Valentine’s Day by making heart-themed cards using scrapbook paper and old books.

Black History Month Concert: Gratitude Steel Band

Saturday February 17, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages

Join us for a tribute concert of African, jazz, classical, calypso, reggae, and 80's music to display the presence of joyful contributions from the African American Experience!

The Gratitude Steel Band has become a familiar name in the entertainment industry. For years, the band has developed music together as a family and performed around the country in festivals, universities, churches, and more. In concert and in educational and corporate settings, they swing with engaging music for all ages.

All-Ages Mario Kart 8 DELUXE!

Sunday February 25, 2018: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages

We are switching things up. It's a Mario Kart 8 Tourney for kids, teens, and adults!

Bring the family for an afternoon of fun!