Chesstastic

Sunday December 17, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess—one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

Drawing for Kids: Penguins

Sunday December 17, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 1–5

Come draw with us! We'll provide everything you need to practice your drawing skills. This week we'll be drawing value penguins using soft pastels.

Join us for a directed drawing activity for youth with artists from the Ann Arbor Art Center! Be sure to check aadl.org for themes and projects.

No-Sew Fleece Pillows

Sunday December 17, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grades 3 - adult

Make a cozy fleece pillow, for yourself or as a gift, without any sewing!

Felt Ball Fun!

Sunday December 17, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop.

Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap, and some patience to get a fun felt ball! Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration.

Minecraft Workshop

Sunday December 17, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to advanced challenges.

This is a deep curriculum, so repeat students are encouraged!

Perler Bead Party

Wednesday December 27, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Make your own fusible bead creations.

Felt Crowns

Thursday December 28, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Make a custom crown that stands up to hours of play.

Kids Party Time!

Friday December 29, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for preschool-grade 5

Show off your amazing dance moves, eat some snacks, and play some of AADL's giant games!

Erupting Sensory Snow

Thursday January 4, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade K-5

Create fun sensory snow and then add a special ingredient to make it erupt!

Puppet Show!

Friday January 5, 2018: 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 3

Join AADL storytellers Amanda, Laura, Nicole, Kayla, and Elle for a sweet and silly puppet show featuring some favorite stories.