Drawing for Kids

Sunday October 22, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 1–5

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.

Drawing for Adults

Sunday October 22, 2017: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Come draw with us! We'll provide everything you need to practice your drawing skills.

Every week we’ll cover a different topic. You’ll learn different techniques to tackle texture, chiaroscuro, and perspective, plus improve your sense of composition, lighting, and form. You'll get the chance to try out different mediums like pencil, charcoal, and pastel. All skill levels are welcome to participate.

Splatoon 2: Hyper Local Splatfest

Saturday October 28, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

We are switching things up! Inklings are back to splat more ink and claim more turf in this colorful and chaotic 4-on-4 action shooter. Are you and your four-player squad willing to get your tentacles inky for glory?!

Dive into the ink at your library!

All-Ages Mario Kart 8 DELUXE!

Sunday October 29, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for all ages

We are SWITCH-ing things up! It's a Mario Kart 8 Tourney for kids, teens, and adults!

Bring the family for an afternoon of fun!

Drawing for Kids

Sunday November 5, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 1–5

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.

Drawing for Adults

Sunday November 5, 2017: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Come draw with us! We'll provide everything you need to practice your drawing skills.

Every week we’ll cover a different topic. You’ll learn different techniques to tackle texture, chiaroscuro, and perspective, plus improve your sense of composition, lighting, and form. You'll get the chance to try out different mediums like pencil, charcoal, and pastel. All skill levels are welcome to participate.

Author Alexandra Zapruder Discusses Her Book About The Kennedy Assassination, "Twenty-Six Seconds"

Tuesday November 7, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Discover the moving, untold family story behind Abraham Zapruder’s film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact on our world.

Abraham Zapruder didn’t know when he ran home to grab his video camera on November 22, 1963 that this single spontaneous decision would change his family’s life for generations to come. Originally intended as a home movie of President Kennedy’s motorcade, Zapruder’s film of the JFK assassination is now shown in every American history class, included in Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit questions, and referenced in novels and films. It is the most famous example of citizen journalism, a precursor to the iconic images of our time, such as the Challenger explosion, the Rodney King beating, and the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers. But few know the complicated legacy of the film itself.

Now Abraham’s granddaughter, Alexandra Zapruder, is ready to tell the complete story for the first time. Join us she discusses her book, discusses her book, Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film. Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, Zapruder demonstrates how one man’s unwitting moment in the spotlight shifted the way politics, culture, and media intersect, bringing about the larger social questions that define our age.

This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale. This is a partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor as part of the 2017 Jewish Book Festival.

Drawing for Kids

Sunday November 12, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 1–5

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.

Drawing for Adults

Sunday November 12, 2017: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Come draw with us! We'll provide everything you need to practice your drawing skills.

Every week we’ll cover a different topic. You’ll learn different techniques to tackle texture, chiaroscuro, and perspective, plus improve your sense of composition, lighting, and form. You'll get the chance to try out different mediums like pencil, charcoal, and pastel. All skill levels are welcome to participate.

Little-Known Stories in American History

Monday November 13, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 6-adult

Join speaker and storyteller Jim Glenn as he looks at odd, unusual, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, frightening or inspiring, eerie or awesome, but always interesting events and the people who made them.

Stories range from people and events from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s including attempted assassinations, a "miraculous" staircase and the mother of all gunfights. Listen to U.S. history come to life at this educational and entertaining event!