MLK Day Event: Rhythm Life Collective Featuring Kevin Jones

Monday January 15, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages

Rhythm Life Collective is a global drumming collective presenting music of West African, Cuban, Caribbean, North African, Brazilian, and Arabic traditions. Group members have traveled to many regions in Central and West Africa, Turkey, and Latin/Central America to study these rich cultural traditions.

The fundamental mission of the group is to manifest spirit in community through performance. A central feature is the opportunity for audience interaction through singing, dancing, or playing instruments right along with the group.

All-Ages Mario Kart 8 DELUXE!

Sunday January 28, 2018: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages

We are SWITCHing things up. It's a Mario Kart 8 Tourney for kids, teens, and adults!

Bring the family for an afternoon of fun!

Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday February 3, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby and Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages

Celebrate Chinese New Year at AADL! There will be Lion and children’s folk dance performances. You can learn to use a Chinese Yaogu drum, make fun crafts, and take home a traditional Chinese treat.

This program is in partnership with the Ann-Hua School in Ann Arbor.

Make a Valentine Card!

Saturday February 10, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for all ages

Get ready for Valentine’s Day by making heart-themed cards using scrapbook paper and old books.

Black History Month Concert: Gratitude Steel Band

Saturday February 17, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages

Join us for a tribute concert of African, jazz, classical, calypso, reggae, and 80's music to display the presence of joyful contributions from the African American Experience!

The Gratitude Steel Band has become a familiar name in the entertainment industry. For years, the band has developed music together as a family and performed around the country in festivals, universities, churches, and more. In concert and in educational and corporate settings, they swing with engaging music for all ages.

All-Ages Mario Kart 8 DELUXE!

Sunday February 25, 2018: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages

We are SWITCHing things up. It's a Mario Kart 8 Tourney for kids, teens, and adults!

Bring the family for an afternoon of fun!