AXIS: Info for Teens 12-18.

CANCELLED - ShopBot CNC Router Demonstration

Friday July 21, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event has been cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to reschedule some time in the near future.

Summer Game 2017 GAME OVER Gala!

Thursday August 31, 2017: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for All Summer Game Players

Let's take the Summer Game out with a bang with a building-wide scavenger hunt, badge coloring, a free photo booth, and light refreshments.

Get your last day of Summer Game in and get a chance to meet other Summer Game players!

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.

Event Lighting Petting Zoo

Friday July 14, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: Meeting Room A and Westgate Branch: Meeting Room B and Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Drop in any time from 1-4 p.m. to be among the very first to try out AADL’s new event lighting gear (available for checkout starting July 17, 2017).

A spinoff of our Music Tools collection, event lighting gear lets you set the mood for your party, movie night or small club event. Use them to provide background color effects, run alongside your music in sound-activated mode, or really go all out and program your own DMX light show!

We’ll have wash & effects lights, scanners, and controllers all set up and ready for you to try out and ask questions, with fog machines setting the atmosphere.

Heirloom Apple Tasting

Friday October 13, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for all ages

Farmers once grew thousands of varieties of apples. In modern times, most of these old heirloom varieties are extremely rare, and are now grown by only a small handful of farms.

We're taste-testing some fantastic heirloom apples—all grown right here in Michigan! Join us to discover a diverse array of sweet, sour, crisp, soft, gnarly, delicious, and straight-up weird apple varieties!

AADL staff will be on hand to explain a bit of the history of each selection. Here are some of the heirloom apples that we expect to sample:

[note: varieties sampled may be subject to change]

Cox’s Orange Pippin:
Origin: 1830, in England. A highly regarded dessert apple, the Cox is best eaten or used for cider. Generally on the small side, it is complex in flavor and sweet. It is not well suited for cooking or baking.

Esopus Spitzenburg:
Origin: before 1790, in New York. Like many russetted apples, the Spitzenburg is crisp and sweet, with a vaguely pear-like flavor. It is reputed to be Thomas Jefferson’s favorite apple.

Northern Spy:
Origin: 1800’s, in New York. Probably the best pie apple ever. A great combination of sweet and acidic, the Northern Spy is highly sought-after by bakers in-the-know

Calville Blanc d’hiver:
Origin: 1700’s, in France. An excellent baking apple, the Calville holds up well in the oven, and is a satisfying mix of crisp and tart. The Calville Blanc is unusually high in vitamin C.

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.

NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party!

Saturday October 28, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

If you've ever thought about writing a novel, join us at the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kick Off Party! Hosted by Ann Arbor municipal liaison Hilary Braley, you'll find fellow first-time and experienced writers to get inspired! This event includes light refreshments.

National Novel Writing Month is a non-profit event that encourages teens and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel during the month of November. Participants begin writing on November 1 with the goal of writing a 50,000-word (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59 pm, November 30.

Official NaNoWriMo writing sessions will be held at AADL during November, but get a head start and celebrate with this great kick off party!

Punched Tissue Paper Fans

Sunday October 15, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Make beautiful paper fans to be used as party decorations or just to make your home look festive.

We will use fall colors to create these fun fans.

Felt Fortune Cookie Garland

Wednesday September 13, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Did you know that September 13th is Fortune Cookie Day?

Come make an adorable, re-usable felt fortune cookie garland.

Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens

Friday July 28, 2017: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Planet Rock at 82 Aprill Drive off Jackson Road

This event is intended for grade 6-12

Join us off-site for an afternoon of indoor rock-climbing at Planet Rock, 82 Aprill Drive (off Jackson Road).

Registration is required and begins on July 1. To register, please email the attendee's first and last name, phone number, and the grade (6–12) they will enter in the fall to A confirmation email will be sent.

Attendees must have a parent or guardian sign the required waivers and bring it with them when they check in or be available in-person to sign the waiver when dropping the attendee off at Planet Rock.

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