3D Printing Lab: Open Lab

Thursday September 21, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn about 3D printing and get a chance to use a Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer.

No prior experience is necessary.

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday September 21, 2017: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for adults

For the last 4 years, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

Wreck Lab

Saturday September 23, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 3 - adult

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a toaster looks like?

We'll be tearing apart all sorts of electronic devices to see what's inside, and to get a better idea of how they work. Bring in your own broken appliance to take apart or use one of ours!

Kids Robotics Lab: Musical Robots with Brain Monkeys

Tuesday September 26, 2017: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade K - 8

Kids Robotics Lab is a great introduction to robotics through LEGO Mindstorms and other robotics kits. Each session will be comprised of a different challenge.

Today's challenge is Musical Robots. Instruction is provided by the creative folks at Brain Monkeys.

Data Visualization with Processing

Friday September 29, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn about the Processing programming language and how it can be used to visualize data.

No previous experience is necessary.

Penny Batteries

Saturday September 30, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Make a working battery from pocket change.

Minecraft Workshop

Sunday October 1, 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!

3D Printing Lab: Open Lab

Friday October 6, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn about 3D printing and get a chance to use a Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer.

No prior experience is necessary.

Ceres: Exploring the Dwarf Planet with Jennifer German

Sunday October 8, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 3 - adult

Jennifer German, Ann Arbor’s own NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, will talk about the dwarf planet Ceres and what NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been up to since it launched in September of 2007.

Ever wonder why Ceres was ignored for so long? Is there water on Ceres? What exactly is a dwarf planet? And why was Ceres elevated from asteroid to dwarf planet while Pluto was demoted? Come and find out!

There will definitely be cool pictures from NASA and you might even get to be a planet as part of a live demonstration!

3D Printing Lab: Open Lab

Thursday October 19, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn about 3D printing and get a chance to use a Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer.

No prior experience is necessary.