Wed, 03/18/2020 - 4:09pm by richretyi
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.
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 8:12am by lindseyl
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.
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 8:08am by lindseyl
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.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 7:59am by lindseyl
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?
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 9:07am by lindseyl
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.
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 7:17am by lindseyl
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.
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:37am by lindseyl
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.
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 3:57pm by lindseyl
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.
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 5:36pm by lindseyl
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.
Tue, 03/24/2020 - 11:10am by lindseyl
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.
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:35am by lindseyl
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.
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 9:20am by lindseyl
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.
Sat, 03/21/2020 - 11:06am by lindseyl
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!
Fri, 03/20/2020 - 12:21pm by lindseyl
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.
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 5:46pm by richretyi
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!
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 2:51pm by richretyi
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!