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.

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.

2017 AADL COSTUME CONTEST

Sunday October 29, 2017: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for all ages

Come in your best, craziest, or most outrageous costume to AADL’s annual costume contest!

To enter, you must be seen by the judges between 12:30–2:00 pm. The award ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm. We will have a FREE photo booth in the Lobby (from 12:00-3:00 pm) for all to enter and commemorate the day as well as snacks and crafts.

Target gift cards for $30 will be awarded in these categories:

Best Overall Kids Costume
Best Overall Teen Costume
Best Overall Adult Costume
Best Overall Family Costume

Halloween medals will be awarded in the following categories:

Best Simple, Yet Sophisticated
Best Book Character
Most Creative Family Costumes
Most Creative Group Costumes
Best Character Costume based on a Popular Character
Best Parent & Baby (as Accessory)
Most Esoteric
Most 'Of the Moment'
Best Use of Special Effects
Most Hilarious
Most Complex
Best & Brightest Colored
Most Disgusting/Gross
Best Robot
Best Flying Object

Halloween Party!

Tuesday October 31, 2017: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for age 2–5

Come in costume for stories, a puppet show, and trick-or-treats. Then head to Main Street for the Halloween Treat Parade!

This event will be repeated at 11:30 am.

Halloween Party!

Tuesday October 31, 2017: 11:30 am to 12:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for age 2–5

Come in costume for stories, a puppet show, and trick-or-treats. Then head to Main Street for the Halloween Treat Parade!

An earlier show takes place at 10 am.