EVENT POSTPONED: Mini-Moog Fest

Saturday July 8, 2017: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library Lobby and Garden

This event is intended for all ages

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Mini-Moog Fest has been postponed until fall.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

DATE CHANGE: Tonks & The Aurors: Wizard & Nerd Rock Concert!

Tuesday June 27, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade K–adult

NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 23

Calling all wizards, nerdfighters, book lovers, and pop culture fiends!

Tonks & The Aurors return for a book blasting good time with fellow Wizard & Nerd rock bands Tianna & the Cliffhangers and LosingLara.

Dress up, nerd out and bring your friends to rock!

Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire

Saturday June 3, 2017: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

This event is intended for all ages.

The Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire presents demonstrations and hands-on activities by makers of all types including roboticists, crafters, artists working with technology, and students.

Try your hand at demonstrations, interact with makers from all over the Ann Arbor area, and check out exhibits of all kinds, from soldering to sewing.

CANCELLED: Concert: Michael Ibrahim Trio

Wednesday May 24, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Due to circumstances beyond our control this concert has been cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience. AADL is working with Michael Ibrahim to reschedule the concert for a future date.

Make a Maraca!

Tuesday June 20, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K-5

Get your groove on as your create your very own maraca shaker!

Special Film Screening: Lincoln Center Local: Mariachi Flor de Toloache

Saturday May 6, 2017: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings, a program created by Lincoln Center Education and hosted by libraries and community centers, brings the best of Lincoln Center—world-renowned performances coupled with unparalleled educational resources—off its Manhattan-based campus and into communities anywhere.

Today's screening features New York’s first all-female mariachi group and one of the city’s most exciting new bands. Mariachi Flor de Toloache celebrates the traditions of this folk form from around the world while creating a style all their own and this delightful concert will be enjoyable for young and old.

Mariachi is an important part of Mexican folk culture, known for its vivid vocals, driving string rhythms and soaring trumpet melodies. Mariachi Flor de Toloache takes pride in choosing material from the traditional mariachi playbook but also uses other musical influences within their work. Their original songs and new arrangements reflect the influence of salsa, cumbia, gypsy music, Latin jazz as well as pop, hip-hop, and even soul music.

This Lincoln Center program provides high-definition screenings from the growing digital catalog of the world’s leading performing arts center. These music, dance, theater, and opera performances come from recent live events at Lincoln Center, including the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and School of American Ballet, as well as past performances at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, American Song, and past broadcasts from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Live From Lincoln Center. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Local

A2 Jazz Fest Preview Featuring Janelle Reichman

Thursday June 1, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Enjoy a musical evening as bassist and band leader Dave Sharp presents a jazz concert featuring clarinetist and saxophonist Janelle Reichman. Janelle will be one of several local jazz artists appearing at the annual A2 Jazz Fest, this year occurring on September 9 at the Ann Arbor Distillery.

Janelle has performed with musical greats such as Doc Severinsen, Les Paul, Anne Hampton Callaway, Sherrie Maricle and DIVA, Dave Liebman, Donny McCaslin, and many others.

Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, she attended the Manhattan School of Music, quickly after which she embarked upon an exciting and diverse career in the New York City jazz scene. Her debut solo album, "Middleground," received rave reviews.

In 2016, Janelle was a featured clarinetist at Jazz @ Lincoln Center's production of Moonglow: The Magic of Benny Goodman. After ten years living in New York City, Janelle moved back to Ann Arbor last summer and couldn't be happier to be home.

"Demonstrating a complete command of the sound and keys of her tenor … she seems to defy logic and possibility in her speed, dexterity, and musicianship." - Jazz Improv Magazine.

Electronic Music: Reaktor with Mike Huckaby

Tuesday January 31, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

It’s time for electronic music production when Detroit sound designer Mike Huckaby returns to talk about Reaktor music production software.

Mike Huckaby has become the busiest Detroit re-mixer in the past few years. He has produced music on his two labels, Deep Transportation and S Y N T H, both well known among underground DJs worldwide.

A main force behind the once-legendary Record Time store, he has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Join Mike as he shares his electronic music production knowledge and skills in this hands-on workshop.

Electronic Music: Ableton Live with Mike Huckaby

Tuesday January 24, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

It’s time for electronic music production when Detroit sound designer Mike Huckaby returns to talk about Ableton Live music production software.

Mike Huckaby has become the busiest Detroit re-mixer in the past few years. He has produced music on his two labels, Deep Transportation and S Y N T H, both well known among underground DJs worldwide.

A main force behind the once-legendary Record Time store, he has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Join Mike as he shares his electronic music production knowledge and skills in this hands-on workshop.

Electronic Music: Maschine Jam with Mike Huckaby

Tuesday January 17, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

It’s time for electronic music production when Detroit sound designer Mike Huckaby returns to talk about the Native Instruments Maschine Jam step sequencer.

Mike Huckaby has become the busiest Detroit re-mixer in the past few years. He has produced music on his two labels, Deep Transportation and S Y N T H, both well known among underground DJs worldwide.

A main force behind the once-legendary Record Time store, he has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Join Mike as he shares his electronic music production knowledge and skills in this hands-on workshop.

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