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!!

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.