ANN ARBOR, Mich. – By now, it's no surprise that every month, the Ann Arbor District Library has a program schedule chock full of exciting and interesting events for patrons of any age. This month offers up events to get you ready for the Ann Arbor Film Fest (we're already excited), a Mario Kart tournament and a performance based on the poetry of Bryan Thao Worra.
Here are our top seven events happening at AADL this month.
Feb. 2 -- Downtown branch: multi-purpose room, secret lab, training center -- noon to 4 p.m.
Processing Community Day is a day for Ann Arbor creators to blend art and technology into designs using Processing tutorials. Practice your skills, get help with challenges and meet local artists and coders.
Feb. 5 -- Westgate branch -- 7 to 8 p.m.
In a book discussion circulating around the 2019 Washtenaw Reads book “Reading with Patrick” by Michelle Kuo, join the dialogue created by Kuo about education, teenagers and the power of literature.
This is one of many Washtenaw Reads events done in partnership with AADL. Learn more about the Washtenaw Reads program.
Feb. 13 -- Downtown multi-purpose room -- 7 to 8:30 p.m.
See a performance of “Before We Remember We Dream” from the poetry of Bryan Thao Worra. Worra, who has published poetry for over 20 years, draws from his past in the Midwest, his Laotian heritage, his experiences with identity and horror.
Feb. 16 -- Downtown branch: multi-purpose room, secret lab, youth corner story, 1st floor lobby -- 1 to 3 p.m.
Head to "Jurassic Park" and learn about dinosaurs and do dino-themed activities at Dinosaur Camp as AADL turns into a prehistoric place of learning.
Feb. 20 - Downtown branch: multi-purpose room -- 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Host of Ann Arbor’s 107one Martin Bandyke and Michigan Theater CEO Russ Collins will have a discussion about the 2019 Oscars. Accompanying the discussion, clips of Academy Award-nominated films will be shown to the audience along with a Q&A session with Bandyke and Collins.
Feb. 24 -- Downtown branch -- 1 to 4 p.m.
Think you’ve got the talent to win a Mario Kart tournament? Test your skills with tournaments for kids, teens and adults then stay after the tournament is over for a bonus round with vintage games.
Feb. 26 -- Pittsfield branch -- 7 to 8:30 p.m.
View seven experimental films at this event hosted by the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour, which done tours all around the world since 1964.
The films that will be screened are:
- "Dragons & seraphim," by Sasha Water
- "The Stream VII," by Hiroya Sakurai
- "Ayesha," by Yanyu Dong
- "LINK," by Robert Löbel
- "Re-Vue," by Dirk de Bruyn
- "Lotus Lantern," by Xingpei Shen
- "Strange Case," by Zbigniew Czapla
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