Upcoming Events

Memory Books Workshop

If you've recently lost a loved one and have photos you'd like to organize in a unique and meaningful way, come make a memory book with the staff of Arbor Hospice’s Grief Support Services.

You don't need to be creative and don't need any previous experience. Just bring photos of your loved ones and we will have everything you need.

Arbor Hospice is a community resource that provides grief support services to any member of our community who has experienced a loss through death. In addition to providing support services to family members who have utilized Arbor Hospice’s services, programs are open to any member of the community who has experienced a loss. For more information on Arbor Hospice Grief Support, contact Grief Support at 734-794-5375.

Chanel No. 5: The Art and Science Behind a Timeless Perfume - NEW LOCATION

What makes a perfume created in 1921 a timeless classic? Flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd explores the art and science behind the creation of Chanel No. 5 through a past, present and future lens. Singular elements that comprise the perfume’s formula will be smelled; including Aldehyde molecules that contribute to the perfume’s distinctive character. You can explore Ms. Kydd’s flavor and fragrance blog, Glass Petal Smoke.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library and has been relocated to Pittsfield Branch.

New York Times Bestselling Author Louise Penny, Discusses Her New Mystery 'The Long Way Home'

AADL will be hosting New York Times Bestselling author, Louise Penny. Louise will be at Washtenaw Community College discussing the tenth book in her Chief Inspector Gamache series, The Long Way Home, which will be released only two days before her lecture!

Louise Penny is renowned for fiction that combines heartbreak and hope, and offers a window into the human soul. "How Light Gets In", the last of her Chief Inspector Gamache series hit #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List. Louise continues to up the ante with her vibrant series – each one more unique and memorable than the last.

Penny's nine previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels reached #1 on the The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling list . She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger, the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Books will be on sale, and the evening will include a book signing.

Photo Credit: Sigrid Estrada

Summer Game Wrap-Up Party

It’s the end of the summer game! How far did you get on the leaderboard? Join us for this first annual Summer Game Wrap-Up event and meet other players!

Come for refreshments, fun and several surprises. There will also be a special code and badge. You can even make suggestions for next year’s game!

Pick up your last game points for the season by attending! Don’t miss it.

Take a Hike @ Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area

Celebrate National Wilderness Month with a hike along Malletts Creek, through the woods and wetlands of this 81.4-acre park. A staff naturalist from Natural Area Preservation (City of Ann Arbor) will lead the hike.

Meet at the park entrance parking lot off Packard Road, across from Easy Street and just southeast of Cobblestone Farm, or park at the Malletts Creek Branch (3090 E. Eisenhower) and walk a half mile east along Eisenhower and Packard to the park entrance.

Emerging Writers Workshop: The Art of Writing What You Know

Do you have deep knowledge of and passion for a particular subject? How can you turn that into a nonfiction book that publishers will want? Authors Margaret Yang and Lara Zielin discuss how to turn your expertise into a nonfiction book, with special contributions from a bestselling (and local) nonfiction author.

Kerrytown BookFest Reception and Exhibit Opening 2014

AADL will be hosting a pre-Bookfest reception for the 12th annual Kerrytown Bookfest. The event will include elegant refreshments, music by harpist Deborah Gabrion and the grand opening of The Art Of The Book, Kerrytown BookFest’s Exhibit at AADL which showcases entries from the BookFest’s 7th annual Book Cover Design contest for high school students. The exhibit and will be on display on the 3rd Floor of the Downtown Library, through October 12.

The contest, which was open to all Michigan High School students and was sponsored in part by the Michigan Humanities Council, asked the students to re-imagine a cover for a chosen book and give a visual interpretation of the written word. This year’s book was Paddle-to-the-Sea, a Caldecott medal winning book by Holling C. Holling.

John Hilton, editor of the Ann Arbor Observer will make remarks about the 12th annual Kerrytown BookFest, and Robin Agnew, Kerrytown BookFest President and owner of Aunt Agatha’s bookstore will give an overview of the exhibit and the book design contest.

No Sew Scarves

Do you have a closet full of t-shirts that don't wear for one reason or another, but that you don't want to get rid of? Come give them a new life! We'll show you how to "upcycle" your t-shirt into a scarf.

This is perfect for back-to school or even just a chilly office. Don't want to slice into any of your t-shirts? That's fine. We'll have some on hand for you to use.

Workshop: Redstone Engineering

The Redstone material found in Minecraft behaves like an electric conduit, allowing players to rig up levers, buttons, and pressure plates. The staff from GameStart will teach you how to create contraptions of increasing complexity and craft clever traps and speedy transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

Preparing Gardens For Winter With Kathy Squiers, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Horticulturalist

Kathy Squiers, County Parks Horticulturalist, will share what her fall garden tasks may include to prepare plants and gardens for winter. The why, when and how of her methods will be explained with anecdotes and photos, along with opportunities for you to share what works for you! This event is co-sponsored by AADL and the Ann Arbor Garden Club and presented by the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

An artist trained as a scientist, Kathy Squiers` has been tending gardens for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Planning and Design from the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, with two years of work on a Master of Landscape Architecture. Her concentrations and interests are in Botany, Plant Biology and Resource Ecology Management.