Sensory Storytime

Saturday August 19, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for age 3–7

This special storytime includes 20 minutes of interactive stories, rhymes, and movement, plus 40 minutes of adaptive free play!

This event is designed for young listeners with developmental disabilities and their friends and families.

Preschool ArtStart

Monday August 21, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab and Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art, too!

Join us for fun crafts for children age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Ultimate Design Challenge

Tuesday August 22, 2017: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade K-5

Join us on several Tuesdays in August in finding creative ways to solve our design challenges.

Materials will be provided and there will be a different challenge each session.

Superhero Stick Figures!

Wednesday August 23, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade K-5

Make Superhero figures out of Popsicle sticks.

Make whomever you want! Batman? Wonder Woman? Iron Man? Or one you make up, such as… Super Salamander!

We’ll have all supplies on hand for you to make your own super squad.

Sweet Treat Clay Charms

Wednesday August 23, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Come make tiny desserts out of polymer clay.

Fantastically Fun Puppet Show

Friday August 25, 2017: 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 3

Join AADL storytellers for a super silly summer puppet show!

Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson

Saturday August 26, 2017: 10:00 am to 10:40 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers up to age 5 years.

Robin Robinson of RobinSongs For Kids leads a program of music and motion!

Summer Game 2017 GAME OVER Gala!

Thursday August 31, 2017: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library 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!

Nature Walk at Furstenburg Nature Area

Thursday August 31, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

This event is intended for all ages

This long, narrow nature area along the Huron River has many beautiful open areas, where habitats like prairies, a mitigated wetland, and even a sedge meadow are accessible via paths and boardwalks.

Learn more broadly about this beautiful nature area at this event. Staff from City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation will lead a family-friendly nature walk through the woods.

Please meet in the parking lot off Fuller Road. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired. The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month April through September. Some of AADL’s Science Tools will be available for use during the walk!

Sensation Stations

Tuesday September 5, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:15 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!