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Welcome to the AADL's Download of the Day

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 4:09pm by richretyi

AADL Download of the Day

The AADL's Download of the Day is our chance to highlight one piece of the AADL collection each day that you can get FREE with your Ann Arbor District Library card. Music, movies, ebooks, arts & crafts, access to databases, and so much more.


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Veriditas | Music Download

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 8:12am by lindseyl

Illustration of a woman's back as she looks at a mountain.

Bask in the understated, ambient sounds of Helios’ sixth full length album. Named after twelfth-century philosopher Hildegard von Bingen’s idea of the “greening of the divine,” Veriditas is rooted in the rejuvenating experience of nature. This expansive collection has a meditative, centering quality.

Listen to Veriditas!


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Sock Architecture | Pattern Download

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 7:34am by lindseyl

Sock Architecture by Laura Neel

Socks for all! Learn how to knit socks of all shapes and sizes with Sock Architecture, a book for beginner and intermediate knitters. Get patterns, helpful instructions, and instructional photos. 

Make yourself some socks!


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The Star Spangled Bannercast with Mark Clague | Podcast Download 

Sun, 04/05/2020 - 8:08am by lindseyl

American flag flying in the sky

Have you ever wondered why Americans play the Star Spangled Banner before sporting events? UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance Professor Mark Clague chats with us about the connection between the national anthem and sports! He even touches on some landmark performances.

Listen to the interview!

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Antidote to Venom | Book Download

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 7:59am by lindseyl

Antidote to Venom

Immerse yourself in this classic crime novel famous for its inverted structure––the murderer narrates the plot! As pressure mounts, George Surridge, director of the Birmingham Zoo and heavily in debt, begins to crack. What will he do in response? 

Download Antidote to Venom!


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Write On, Irving Berlin! | Book Download 

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:25am by lindseyl

Illustration of Irving Berlin in front of an American Flag

Learn about the life of one of the most well-known composers in America. Read Write On, Irving Berlin! with your children and discuss his life, immigration to America, and music.

Download a full copy!

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Disco Nouveau: One | Music Download 

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 7:51am by lindseyl

Disco Nouveau

Disco Nouveau: One is the first in a compendium of “robot disco” records from a collaboration between Ghostly International and a variety of artists. These tracks are upbeat and good for dancing!

Listen to Disco Noveau!


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The Storytellers of AADL: Laura Raynor | Podcast Download 

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 9:07am by lindseyl

Large jar with the word storytelling on it

Laura discusses her career as a storyteller, including winning the storyteller of the year award! Listen to her talk about the magic of storytelling, how she learns to tell stories, and hear one of her favorite stories. 

Listen to the podcast! 

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A Room With a View | Audiobook Download 

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 7:17am by lindseyl

A Room with a View

The L.A. Theatreworks presents a stage adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel! A Room With a View is a whirlwind romance, set in Florence and Edwardian England. Experience the story, recorded in front of a live audience. 

Listen to the audio performance!


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Dive | Music Download

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 10:30am by lindseyl

Sunset over the ocean

These upbeat, electronic songs are easy listening––the perfect backdrop for a chill day at home. Relax into the multidimensional sounds of Tycho’s studio album. 

Listen to Dive!


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Behind the Marquee: Bo Burnham | Podcast Download

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:16am by lindseyl

Bo Burnham and the cast of Eighth Grade

Writer and director Bo Burnham joins Shelly Schulz for a live Q&A after a screening of his film Eighth Grade.

Listen to the pod!


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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #0 | Podcast Download 

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:37am by lindseyl

"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" on grey background

Al has dedicated himself to examining each episode of the original “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” television series––chronologically, show by show. Listen to the first episode, where Al explores the series’ creation. 

Listen here!


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Nerd Nite A2 #66: Lessons from Apollo | Youtube Video

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 3:57pm by lindseyl

Samuel Carpenter speaking into a microphone

Samuel Carpenter discusses the impossible mission of landing a man on the moon! How did NASA turn a big dream into reality? Find out their strategy of breaking down the problem into its component parts and learn how to apply this technique to your own big dreams. 

Watch the talk!


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The Planet We Live On | Book Download 

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 5:36pm by lindseyl

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Illustrations of trees, tigers, butterflies and so much more fill the pages of The Planet We Live On––a charming tale about the connections between all the living things that call Earth home. Discover our planet from the comfort of your living room.

Download The Planet We Live On!


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Hundreds of Days | Music Download

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 11:10am by lindseyl

Mary Lattimore and Harp stand in the desert

Mary Lattimore’s Hundreds of Days is an expansive, immersive journey in sound. Melt into the calming rhythms of her 47-string Lyon and Healy harp, supported by layers of other instruments including theremin and grand piano. The full LP is available to stream for free with your AADL library card. 

Listen to Hundred of Days!

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AADL Reads: Sarah Dessen | Podcast Download

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 3:58pm by lindseyl

Author Sarah Dessen and her book The Rest of the Story

The AADL Reads podcast talks to authors about books! This episode features prolific YA author Sarah Dessen who stopped in to chat about YA fiction and movie adaptations, among many other things. 

Listen to the episode! 


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Treasure Island | Book Download

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:35am by lindseyl

Pirate ship on the blue sea

Treasure Island is an adventure novel and a coming-of-age novel! It features pirates, treasure, and plenty of action. Our pdf version (available for unlimited download) includes illustrations and maps to help your imagination take you to the sea. 

Download the book!

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Mochimochi Land's Tiny Pets Patterns | PDF Download

Sun, 03/22/2020 - 9:20am by lindseyl

Knit stuffed animals: parrot, turtle, dog, and cat

Use these knitting patterns to make a tiny pet (or ten!) to keep you company! Knit up a small cat, dog, turtle, or parrot using minimal yarn and with no seams. 

Download the PDF pattern! 

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Nature's Great Events: The Great Melt | Video Download

Sat, 03/21/2020 - 11:06am by lindseyl

Two polar bears on an ice cap


It’s summer in the Arctic and the ice is melting. This nature documentary introduces you to many arctic species including beluga whales, polar bears, narwhals, and arctic foxes. Learn how the great melt helps (and hurts) these animals. Stream the episode, narrated by David Attenborough, for free! 

Watch The Great Melt! 

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Body of Work: Lin Manuel Miranda | Podcast Download

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 12:21pm by lindseyl

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The Body of Work Podcast––recorded IN-STUDIO at AADL––takes a deep dive into one artist each episode. In this episode we discuss the multi-talented Lin Manuel Miranda. You might find some new music to listen (and dance!) to. 

Listen to the episode!

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The Michigan Beer Film | Movie Download

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 5:46pm by richretyi

The Michigan Beer Film

Michigan’s craft beer industry is well-known. The Michigan Beer Film takes you behind the scenes, introducing the people and companies that make the industry what it is. It's a journey across the state and an informative documentary that addresses some of the challenges the industry faces!

Director Kevin Romeo and Rhino Media Productions call it a film for beer fans and movie fans alike. Stream the film for free!

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Lulu & Rocky in Milwaukee | Book Download

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 2:51pm by richretyi

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Use your imagination and take a ferry across Lake Michigan to Milwaukee! Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting the city of Milwaukee. There are so many fun things to see and do, like canoeing, visiting a lighthouse, riding surrey-bikes, going to a fish fry, and even gearing up and burning rubber at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Join them on this exciting adventure from Sleeping Bear Press. Download it for free today!

Sleeping Bear Press was also kind enough to rush a collection of their most recently published ebooks into our catalog for our users to read and download right in the comfort of their own homes. Click this link for unlimited access for AADL library cardholders!