Make a Mask

Sunday October 22, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Have you suddenly realized you might need a costume...ASAP?

Decorate a mask that you can wear with pride!

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!

Decoupage Boxes & Vases Workshop

Thursday November 2, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Using the classic decoupage process, crafter Dawn Henry will show you how to make a special box or vase using old maps, magazine pictures, or other items.

You can also bring any paper items (cards, pictures, newspaper, etc.) you would like to use to the workshop!

Crocheted Beaded Bracelets!

Friday November 3, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Local crafter Beth Battey returns for this unique hands-on workshop.

Using very small crochet hooks, make your own beaded bracelet. Be warned, once you make one you'll be hooked and want to keep making them!

All supplies are provided. Previous experience with crochet is required.

This is a detailed, time consuming project that will take the entire time to complete.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub

Saturday November 11, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Not enough Pumpkin Spice in your life?

Come to the Library to make some Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub that is perfect for fall!

Sharpie Dyed Coasters

Saturday November 18, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

These one-of-kind sharpie-dyed coasters would make a great gift or addition to your coffee table.

Create a colorful set to use however you'd like!

Chesstastic

Sunday November 19, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess—one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

Emerging Writers: Writing and Review Meet-Up

Monday November 27, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Come with questions, a work in progress, or an empty notebook. All writers are welcome in this casual, supportive environment. Authors Bethany Neal and Alex Kourvo will be on hand to answer questions and give encouragement. This is an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow Ann Arbor writers as well as get feedback from published authors.

This is a monthly meet-up that welcomes all writers to ask questions, connect with other writers, or simply have a dedicated time and place to work on their projects.

Do you have a completed manuscript? Consider submitting it to the library’s new imprint, Fifth Avenue Press: fifthavenue.press.