Upcoming Events

AADL Equipment Sale

It's the long-awaited return of the AADL Equipment Disposal Sale!

Furniture, Computers, Monitors, Shelving, and much, much more! Both cash and credit cards are accepted.

All items are sold as-is and all sales are final. Purchases must be picked up by 5 PM on Sunday.

Get a great deal on some quality stuff!

The sale will also be held on Sunday May 29 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Mario Maker Madness!

It’s time for the Mario Makers to mobilize!

Test your making and speed-running skills in this competitive and creative competition. There will be prizes for the winners.

AADL Equipment Sale

It's the long-awaited return of the AADL Equipment Disposal Sale!

Furniture, Computers, Monitors, Shelving, and much, much more! Both cash and credit cards are accepted.

All items are sold as-is and all sales are final. Purchases must be picked up by 5 PM on Sunday.

Get a great deal on some quality stuff!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Java Programming

Ever think that you could improve Minecraft?

In this class we will give you the tools to try! Take a peek at the code "Notch" himself wrote and modify it to make Minecraft your own!

8-Bit Video Game Cross-Stitch

Do you love cute 8-bit video game characters? Do you love cross-stitch? We'll put these two great things together!

Come learn how to cross-stitch and make your own cute video game character in thread. No previous cross-stitch experience necessary.

Mystery Hole - Art Installation by Jason Shiga

Jason Shiga, best known as the creator of the interactive comic Meanwhile, will be visiting AADL to create his most ambitious interactive comic yet! Jason is known for incorporating puzzles, mazes, mathematics, and unconventional narrative techniques into his work. He'll spend three days, from June 2 through June 4, transforming the Downtown Library's 3rd floor exhibit space into the world's largest interactive comic! Stop by and watch him build this one-of-a-kind art installation that combines comics narrative with gameful design and interactive electronic elements.

Saturday June 4, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor aadlfreespace
Workshop: Make Your Own Interactive Comic with Jason Shiga!
Here's your chance to sit down with Jason and make your own choose-your-own comic! We'll provide the supplies, you bring the stories.

Saturday June 4, 2016: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit Space
Exhibit Opening and Gallery Talk

Check back on June 1, 2016 for more updates on times to visit Jason at work on this project.

Mixed Media Works by Sunanda Mallick

This grouping of work presents the artist’s strength and interest in using mixed media to create both realistic and abstract paintings. There are 22 pieces in the current exhibit that include birds, flowers, still life, nature and abstract paintings. Sunanda enjoys working in both realistic and abstract arts. For realistic paintings, she uses photographs of nature’s beauty and develops them into colorful art using mixed media and texture. In her abstract paintings, she often uses geometric shapes – circles, squares, rectangles, etc., and repeats them to bring added visual interest to the work. Her abstract art is always unpredictable and challenging. According to her, every color is her favorite color and she there is no color she does not like. Sunanda enjoys experimenting with different textures in her work. For creating texture, she uses molding paste, gesso, matte media, rice paper, tissue paper, wax paper and different objects. Her favorite painting medium is acrylic.

Originally from India, Sunanda came to the US in 1970. She studied fine arts at the American Academy of Arts in Chicago and graduated with a degree in advertising design from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. After working in advertising for several years, she decided to pursue her love for painting starting in 2003. She is a member of VAAL (Visual Art Association of Livonia), FAF (Farmington Art Foundation) and DSWPS (Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors). She had many solo shows in metro Detroit area. She had also been in many jury shows and has received many awards.

AADL 20th Anniversary Exhibit

Local voters approved a millage to establish a new District Library for Ann Arbor in 1996.

Take a journey back through twenty years of the Ann Arbor District Library with this exhibit of text, panels and object highlighting the past two decades.

A lot has occurred in twenty years! State, local and national awards, new services, new technologies, new branches, author, celebrity and event highlights and more will be featured in this look at the past twenty years.

A2 Jazz Fest Preview Concert Featuring the Ingrid Racine Quartet and BLUEPRINTS

Enjoy a musical evening as bassist and band leader Dave Sharp presents a showcase of local live jazz

Musicians for this evening concert will be featured at the A2 Jazz Fest, a new outdoor festival premiering in September at West Park.

Performers include:
- the Ingrid Racine Quartet. Trumpeter and composer Ingrid Racine embraces everything from early jazz to bop, fusion to folk and hip hop. Her strong bebop sensibility shines, even as she explores music across decades and geographical boundaries. After graduating from the esteemed jazz program at Community High School in 2000, Ingrid pursued a BFA in Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan, where she studied with the great saxophonist Donald Walden and Detroit Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Bill Lucas. By graduation, Ingrid was playing professionally throughout Michigan with an eclectic array of ensembles including the 1920’s jazz ensemble Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, Mady Kouyate’s Heat of Africa, and the Detroit-based all female jazz group Straight Ahead, in addition to steady sideman work in local small jazz groups.

- Dave Sharp's student jazz band from the Ann Arbor Music Center, BLUEPRINTS, featuring Daniel Kennedy on piano, Nick Schnorberger on Guitar, Stanton Greenstone on bass and Henry Case on drums.

Emerging Writer's Workshop: Social Media for Writers

The world is more connected than ever. With socializing and marketing now done largely online, writers need to be there, too. In this workshop, Bethany Neal and Alex Kourvo will show you how to make the most of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media to learn new things, network with fellow writers, and most importantly, help your readers find you.

This is part of the monthly Emerging Writer’s Workshops, which offer support, learning, and advice for local authors.

Each month, two weeks after the workshop, there is a Meet-Up where the instructors will read samples of your work and offer advice and assistance in a casual, supportive atmosphere. Do you have a completed manuscript? Bring your work to one of the Meet-Ups to be in consideration for the library’s new imprint Fifth Avenue Press fifthavenue.press.