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Thursday September 21, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

Join a specialist from the University of Michigan Human Resources office to learn how to search and apply for jobs at U-M.

For more information and resources on applying for jobs, check out AADL's Job Search Toolkit!

AADL in the Field: How Food Gatherers Works

Saturday September 23, 2017: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm -- Food Gatherers - Directions will be provided upon registration

This event is intended for adults

How does food that would otherwise go to waste from more than 300 local sources—including food retailers, restaurants, and food wholesalers—get sorted and delivered to 150 non-profit agencies and programs providing direct food assistance in the form of hot meals, nutritious snacks, or emergency groceries to low-income adults, seniors, and children in Washtenaw County? Join us to find out!

As the food rescue and food bank program serving Washtenaw County, Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community. Learn about its mission, history, and operations, and check out their expansive food warehouse. Transportation is not provided, but the location has plenty of onsite parking and is accessible by AAATA Route 22.

Space is limited and registration is required by emailing fieldtrip@aadl.org. Directions will be provided upon registration.

Halloween Costume Drop Off

October 1, 2017 through October 22, 2017 -- All Branches

This event is intended for all ages.

Starting October 1st, drop off your gently used, clean Halloween costumes to any Library Branch.

Then, on October 22, come pick out a new costume for the year at our Halloween Costume Swap.

This is a wonderful chance to save money, clear your closet, and pick out something snazzy for the year. Costumes for all ages and sizes are appreciated.

Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe Of Taiwan

Monday October 2, 2017: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for all ages

Yung Shing Le invites you to experience Taiwanese shadow puppetry with performances of three different shadow plays: The Sandbag Trilogy, The Mountain of Flames (an excerpt from the Journey to the West) and The Proud Return. The plays will feature authentic narration in Taiwanese with live music.

With an emphasis on preserving the traditional art form, this century-old family theater has handed down traditional practices and stories through five generations, while also infusing modern techniques and original stories to keep this art form relevant to modern audiences.

This rare opportunity is made possible through a partnership with the Michigan Taiwanese American Organization, as well as the Taipei Culture Center in New York, the Detroit Institute of Arts/Friends of Asian Arts and Culture, the Ann Arbor District Library, and the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.

Dia de la Familia

Thursday October 5, 2017: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for all ages

Join us for this annual family and Latino/a focused event!

This year’s Día de la Familia (Family Day) event features entertainment, games, crafts, food, and face painting. Health information addressing mental, physical, and social issues in the Latino/a community will also be addressed.

This event takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month and is a partnership with the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Program.

Star Wars Fest

Sunday October 8, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for all ages

Celebrate Star Wars Reads Month by joining us for a Star Wars Fest!

We'll have Star Wars-themed crafts, games, snacks, and fun for all!

Come in costume to make things even more spectacular!

Stepping Beyond: Childhood Stories of Memorable Characters Who Stretched Our Understanding of the World

Thursday October 12, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Storytellers Josie Barnes Parker, Kayla Coughlin, and Laura Pershin Raynor join musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller for an evening of funny and touching tales and tunes for adults and teens.

By sharing stories of the fascinating people we meet on our journey, the storytellers explore universal themes, while Sara and Betsy mix it up with hammered dulcimer, guitar, and banjo tunes.

Invite your favorite friends for a night out and enjoy!

Wondrous Strange

Sunday October 15, 2017: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for all ages

Become a time-travelling archaeologist! Explore all things silly and strange in Ann Arbor's past, present, and future. Make maps, train robots, scavenge objects, tell stories...save the world.

Sensory Storytime

Saturday October 21, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 3-7

Storytime is for everyone!

This special storytime includes 20 minutes of interactive stories, rhymes, and movement, plus 40 minutes of adaptive free play!

This event is designed for young listeners with developmental disabilities and their friends and families.

Halloween Costume Swap

Sunday October 22, 2017: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for all ages.

Come pick out a new-to-you costume for this year! We'll also be doing a kids' craft!

This is a wonderful chance to save money, clear your closet, and pick out something snazzy for this year from the gently used and clean costumes dropped off at any Library Branch during the month of October.