10 kid-friendly events at Ann Arbor District Library in August

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ANN ARBOR – Although the summer is winding down there is still lots of time before school starts. Known for its numerous fun and kid-friendly programs, the Ann Arbor District Library has packed the month of August with exciting programs to help you and your little ones forget the soon-to-be-school-year blues.

As a bonus, some events have extra codes for the notorious AADL Summer Game.

Here are 10 of our top events for kids at AADL this month.

1. Mini Piñata Craft 
Aug. 1 - Traverwood branch - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Join Traverwood staff in making fun and colorful pinata crafts.

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2. Planet Viewing Party!
Aug. 3 - Pittsfield branch parking lot - 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Even though it’s past your bedtime, use AADLs telescope to watch Mars as it gets closer and closer to Earth. Hang out after hours with NASA/JPL solar system ambassador volunteer Jennifer German, who will be on hand to teach you about NASA rovers and more.

3. Survival Camp!
Aug. 5 - Downtown Secret Lab; Multi-purpose room; Story Corner -1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Beef up your survival instincts by learning about surviving in the wild and make a survival wristband.

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4. 13th Annual LEGO Contest @ Kensington Hotel
Aug. 9 - Kensington Hotel - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Come one, come all to the 13th annual Lego contest! Bring your Lego creations for judging, potential prizes and an award ceremony. - For the full event page and schedule, click the link above.

5. Ghostbusters Day!
Aug. 11 - Downtown Secret Lab; Multi-purpose room - 1 to 3 p.m.

  • Who ya gonna call?! Join the Detroit Ghostbusters in making crafts, playing games and a few secret surprises.

6. Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine!
Aug.17 - Downtown Secret Lab - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Get yourself on a roll by putting together your own simple Rube Goldberg machine.

7. Drop-In Uchiwa Fan-Making Workshop
Aug. 21 - Downtown Secret Lab - 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Learn how to make Uchiwa paper fans with guesting hailing all the way from Shiga, Japan.

8.  Moon Phase Wall Art  
Aug. 22 - Traverwood branch - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Gather inspiration from the waxing and waning of the moon to create your own cosmos creation.

9. Drawing for Kids: Captivating Claire Young Animals
Aug. 26 - Westgate branch - West side room - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Artists from the Ann Arbor Art Center will teach you how to mimic the style of with pieces of colored paper. Make an animal masterpiece!

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10. Summer Game 2018 GAME OVER Gala!
Aug. 31 - Downtown branch lobby - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Join other AADL Summer Game players in celebrating (or crying) over the end of the 2018 Summer Game! Munch on some snacks, play in a photo booth and search the entire building in a scavenger hunt meant for Summer Game players.