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.
Sun, 06/07/2020 - 11:00am by lindseyl
We Share Our Blood is Ouri’s first Ghostly International release, exploring our tendency to blend, whether motivated by rivalry, fusion, or strangeness. This is a solo endeavor for Ouri. The drum breaks are crisp and raw, the bass lines are overpowering. The voice and appealing harmonies balance the whole adventure.
Sat, 06/06/2020 - 10:50am by lindseyl
Bridges come in all kinds of forms, from towering suspension to humble stone. This book visits many kinds of bridges, exploring them as something that brings people together. This sweet story is perfect for the budding architect, as well as readers who have loved ones who live far away.
Fri, 06/05/2020 - 9:29am by lindseyl
Vievee Francis’ collection examines the demands of war, protest, and resistance on “outsiders” playing the role of the blue-tail fly in history. She focuses her poetic lens on the period from the Mexican American War to the Civil War, providing rich historical exploration.
Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:41am by lindseyl
The Ann Arbor Stories podcast takes you to the spring of 1936, as hundreds of kids compete in the Ann Arbor Daily News Marbles Tournament. The winner gets an all expenses paid trip to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to compete in the Western Finals and have a shot at advancing to the National Marbles Tournament. This is the story of Ann Arbor champ, Marcellus Scott.
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 9:33am by lindseyl
Fifteen stories in which characters enact the paradox in the concept of a quality snack: the dream of transforming the mundane into something extraordinary. Andy Mozina’s narratives feature dynamic characters driven by ambition, fear, and love.
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 8:44am by lindseyl
Anne interviews Amanda Schott, well-known AADL storyteller! She discusses the storytellers in her family, her lifelong love of reading, and the materials that help her tell stories. She also explains the difference between a book and a story!
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 9:01am by lindseyl
This expansive edition is part history, part guidebook, and part cookbook! Authors Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas record stories and personal accounts from families who have worked and shopped at the market for as many as four generations. The book contains over 100 pages of recipes, including 17 that are brand new for this edition.
Wed, 05/27/2020 - 8:57am by lindseyl
Guitarists Brad Laner and Christopher Willits join forces to craft an absorbing sound experience. The album’s wide-ranging sonic palette is a combination of Laner’s signature guitar sound and Willits flair for both the delicate and the abrasive.
Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:50am by lindseyl
Chaucer’s extensive collection of stories––written in Middle English––is a masterpiece depicting English life and society in the late 1300s. This edition includes an introduction and summary of Chaucer’s life.
Sat, 05/23/2020 - 8:33am by lindseyl
The book includes 21 patterns inspired by classic characters, each with an accompanying essay! You can also find dyeing instructions and a few crochet patterns within the pages.
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 8:59am by lindseyl
This issue contains essays on different aspects of contemporary American life, from mass incarceration to rush-hour traffic, that have their roots in slavery and its aftermath. Each essay takes up a modern phenomenon, familiar to all, and reveals its history. The first, by the staff writer Nikole Hannah Jones (from whose mind this project sprang) provides the intellectual framework for the project and can be read as an introduction.
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 1:27pm by lindseyl
When Enzo the dragon catches a cold his sneezes wreak havoc on the villages around him! What is he supposed to do? This rollicking, rhyming tale teaches kids the importance of covering your mouth when you sneeze.