Upcoming Events

Project M/Super Smash Brothers "Not So" Regulation Throwdown

Looking for a smash? Missing that classic melee gameplay?

Come on Downtown for a twist on our Super Smash Brothers Brawl Throwdown.

Concert: Southpaw Isle Steelband

The rhythm-driven Global Steelpan Music of Southpaw Isle Steelband stretches into and beyond jazz, classical, samba, and calypso. This group is notorious for high quality performances that will keep you moving and begging for more! Performances include the world premier of “A Caribbean Christmas Mass,” sold-out performances in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series, and an appearance in the finals of the World Steelband Festival in Trinidad.

Chesstastic

Join us for one of the world's most popular games with players of all ages and abilities! Chess sets are provided. Challenge old friends and meet new ones.

Circle K Homework Help

Need help with homework? Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!

Food Historian Peter Rose Discusses Art In Food And Food In Art

Nationally-known food historian and author Peter Rose explores the foodways brought to America by the Dutch more than three centuries ago, and how these foods were changed and adapted under new circumstances. Using slides of some 40 paintings of famous works of the Dutch masters, this presentation will demonstrate how these art works give an insight into 17th century food practices and shed new light on the colonial diet.

Peter will also discuss her new book, just released this summer, Delicious December: How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents, and Treats (A Holiday Cookbook).

This event is cosponsored by AADL and the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

The event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

Felt Star Keychain

Make a cute little star keychain out of felt to hang on your keyring, backpack, or anywhere you'd like! We'll use basic hand sewing techniques during this event. If you don't know how, we'll show you!

Circle K Homework Help

Need help with homework? Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!

Workshop: Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

Are you thinking with portals? GameStart staff will show you how to create engaging, mind-bending, gravity defying puzzles using portals with the Portal 2 puzzle maker. Challenge other player's creations and see how they stand up to your own!

Just BABIES! with Denise Owens

Join Denise Owens, KinderMusik Leader, in a program of songs, touch and motion for the youngest Library patrons. This program is for babies who are not walking yet, accompanied by their Caregiver.

No older siblings please.

What You Need to Know Before Going to College

Are you applying to college or are you a parent assisting your child with developing education priorities? Tony Tsai of the U-M Medical School will discuss how to develop a personalized learning agenda for college. Find out how you can navigate your learning in a self-directed way to get the most out of your college experience.