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Comic Artists Forum: Jerzy Drozd Presents Podcasting To Reach New Audiences

Sunday March 2, 2014: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room
Adults And Teens Grade 6 And Up

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New Podcast Series: Martin Bandyke Under Covers

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 3:53pm by mariah

[img_assist|nid=254603|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=146]Many Ann Arborites recognize Martin Bandyke as the longtime morning drive host at [http://www.annarbors107one.com|ann arbor’s 107one, WQKL-FM], his home station since 2006. In addition to a friendly voice guiding locals through their a.m. soundtrack, Bandyke is also known for his delightfully format-free Fine Tuning program on Sundays. Readers of the Detroit Free Press may have enjoyed his periodic music coverage as well.

Prior to his tenure with 107one, listeners in Southeastern Michigan benefited from Bandyke's vast musical knowledge through his role at [http://wdet.org|WDET-FM, Detroit] - first as a host, and subsequently as Music Director from 1995-2005. His own passion for music began with his father Ted's love of records, evolved through his role as a gigging drummer, and led to working behind the counter as a musical matchmaker at Dearborn Music and Car City Records.

Although Bandyke's talent is no secret, many of the things he loves are found between covers - including both records and books. With this in mind, AADL is pleased to be partnering with Bandyke for a new series of podcasts, called [http://www.aadl.org/undercovers|Martin Bandyke Under Covers]. These podcasts, hosted by Bandyke, evidence his knowledge of music and pop culture in interviews with a variety of authors, musicians and creators.

In the first Under Covers podcast, [http://www.aadl.org/Martin_Bandyke_Under_Covers_20131023-Ray_Davies|Bandyke chats with Ray Davies of the Kinks] about his new memoir, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1440011|Americana]. The second episode features [http://www.aadl.org/Martin_Bandyke_Under_Covers_20131210-Vivek_Tiwary|Bandyke in conversation with Vivek Tiwary] about his graphic novel, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1441354|The Fifth Beatle] (a recent #1 on the New York Times best-sellers list), which traces the story of Brian Epstein, the Liverpool record shop owner who discovered and then managed the Beatles from 1961 until his untimely death in 1967.

These two episodes are just the beginning for [http://www.aadl.org/undercovers|Martin Bandyke Under Covers] - stay tuned for more conversations and interviews with creative minds! If your interest in popular culture and media extends to film, we hope you'll join Bandyke with Michigan Theater director Russ Collins for an [http://www.aadl.org/node/252875|Academy Awards Preview event], Downtown on Wednesday, February 26, 7-8:30pm.

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Comic Artists Forum with Ryan Estrada

Sunday February 2, 2014: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room
Adults And Teens (Grades 6 And Up).

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Today is always the most enjoyable day with Yotsuba&!

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 3:44pm by wampishing

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We take it for granted that people will know what certain things are, and how they work...A/C, swings, doorbells, manners. You'd think, for instance, that most people would know not to let a cage full of cicadas loose in their neighbor's house. But green-haired little [b:1252186|Yotsuba] is new in town and new to a whole lot of other things too! In this all-ages comedy series from Azumanga Daioh creator [:catalog/search/author/Azuma%252C%2BKiyohiko|Kiyohiko Azuma], the everyday becomes strange and wonderful, as Yotsuba drags her daddy and new neighbors through wacky hijink after wacky hijink, discovering the world around her with endless enthusiasm. Yotsuba's adventures, [:catalog/search/callnum/%22Youth%2BGraphic%2BNovel%2BYotsuba%22|11 volumes] worth, will keep you laughing for a long time to come!

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EVENT CANCELLED - Comic Artists Forum with Jay Fosgitt

Sunday January 5, 2014: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room
Adults And Teens (Grade 6 And Up).

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Jump into a good book...and then try to survive it!

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 7:30pm by wampishing

[cover_image]|1440121[/cover_image] Spending time inside the worlds of your favorite books sounds like a dream come true, doesn't it? But every good plot has an element of danger, a fact that Namesakes know all too well! Thrown into famous fictional lands, Namesakes are forced to live out the story of the protagonist in order to make it back home - in one piece, if they're lucky. But usually it's an Alice who falls into Wonderland, a Jack who climbs the beanstalk, a Wendy who flies off to Neverland...why, then, is Emma Crewes tossed into the Wizard of Oz, expected to play the roll of Dorothy? Emma doesn't know, but one thing is for certain: with shadowy organizations Calliope and the Rippers vying to add Emma to their ranks, wicked witches and warlocks everywhere she turns, and a sister who is developing strange abilities of her own, the power of the page has shattered the quiet of Emma's settled life.

Join her on her unwitting adventure through literature in [b:1440121|Namesake Vol. 1] - and then find out the rest of the story at namesakecomic.com!

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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:31pm by yugure

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Swashbuckling adventure. Loud explosions. Abundant treasure. A woman skilled with forty-seven sword-fighting techniques and a man who brews the best tea in Europe. And a flying boat. Interested yet? How about a daring escape from jail, a foiled beheading, and a raid on a pirate captain's stash of gems and jewels? All jam-packed into a tidy 167 pages!

[b:1438594|Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant] is the story, in graphic novel format, of the indomitable Delilah Dirk, a female adventurer in the early 19th century, and her unexpected traveling companion Lieutenant Erdemoglu Selim. Each chapter can act as a standalone story but you probably won't want to stop once you start!

Beautifully illustrated and richly colored, engagingly paced, and quite funny, Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant is not one to miss. And if you enjoyed this one, author and illustrator Tony Cliff is currently [http://tonycliff.tumblr.com/tagged/delilah-dirk|working on the second book], Delilah Dirk and the Blades of England!

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Crafts

Comic Book Creations

Tuesday July 8, 2014: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 3 - Adult.

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Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong . . . righhht!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 6:06am by K.C.

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This is one fun read you gotta try - full of humor, angst, friendship, rivalry and action! Nate and Charlie are two guys most people would never imagine being friends. Charlie’s the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But these guys are friends, however unlikely — until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders, and the cheerleaders retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign the school has ever seen. And what’s at stake? Student group funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms — but not both.

In [b: 1433345|Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong] writer [http://www.prudenceshen.com/|Prudence Shen] and artist [http://www.faitherinhicks.com/index.php|Faith Erin Hicks] create unforgettable characters and so many plot twists and turns you won’t be sure you’ve reached the end until you read the final page.

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Ernest & Rebecca: Can a girl and a microbe be best friends?

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 2:28pm by yugure

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Prepare to be charmed by an adorable little girl and her germy friend!

Rebecca has a weak immune system and gets sick often, so she has to spend most of her time indoors, or bundled up tightly if she goes outside, or paying visits to her obnoxious doctor. Her big sister is too busy with teenage 'rebellious phase' things, and her parents are constantly yelling at each other and ready to split up. Life is rough and lonely for Rebecca... until she catches the germ Ernest and befriends him! Shapeshifting, fun-loving Ernest is going to teach Rebecca how to be the best microbe ever AND help her get her parents back together.

Don't miss this adorable comic that's both funny and heartwarming!

Volume 1: [b:1408523|My Best Friend is a Germ]
Volume 2: [b:1408524|Sam the Repulsive]
Volume 3: [b:1418291|Grandpa Bug]
Volume 4: [b:1432149|The Land of Walking Stones]