ANN ARBOR, Mich. – From Hyrule to Wonderland, Ann Arbor District Library’s August calendar has events that will take you places.
Sunday - 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Kensington Hotel
Happening at the Kensington Hotel, the annual Lego contest lets Lego aficionados strut their stuff. Well, build their stuff, technically. Starting at 9 a.m., contestants can drop off their Lego masterpieces for judging. At 6 p.m., there will be an awards ceremony with prizes in six categories.
The public is welcome to attend from 4 p.m. onwards and vote for a People’s Choice masterpiece. Just try to not step on any Legos!
Visit aadl.org/lego for official contest rules and guidelines.
Aug. 9 - 2 to 3 p.m. - Pittsfield and Traverwood branches
Swim over to one of two AADL branches to get a glimpse of the mythical sea dwellers. Do mermaid-themed crafts, listen to music and have fun with other mermaids and mermen.
Aug. 11 - 3 to 5 p.m. - Downtown Library: Multi-purpose room, Secret Lab
Hey! Listen! Join the band The Seven Sages as they perform songs from one of Nintendo’s greatest franchises. Attendees will make Zelda themed-crafts and try to rescue Hyrule on video game stations while listening to video game electronic music by chiptune artist Baron Knoxburry.
Aug. 16 - 2 to 5 p.m. - Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner, Secret Lab
You're late for a very important date -- a totally imaginary tea party at the AADL! Take a trip to Wonderland with your little mad hatter to sip pretend tea, make some real crafts, meet characters from the children’s classic and try out AADL’s Wonderland-themed croquet.
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Aug. 21 - 7 to 8:30 p.m. - Pittsfield branch
Bring your family to learn about The Creature Conservancy’s family of animals. Visit with a boa constrictor, an Australian blue-tongued skink, some macaws, a tenrec (we had to look this up, too!) and a few other animals. This family event is intended for humans age 5 and older as some of the animals need stillness and silence.
An event for teens and adults is scheduled for Aug. 23 at the Mallets Creek branch.
Aug. 26 - 6 to 8 p.m. - Downtown library
Participate in painting for adults to learn how to paint clouds like a professional. Instructors from the Ann Arbor Art Center will be on hand to help teach about making fluffy clouds with pencils and acrylic paint.
Aug. 31 - 3 to 5 p.m. - Downtown library
We’ll be sad to see it end. Take part in a celebration of the AADL Summer Game with a free photo booth, cookies, badge coloring, lemonade-sipping and more. Meet other players, compare points and pick up your Summer Game shop swag.
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