Press enter after choosing selection
Graphic for events post

Exhibits

John Gutoskey Meet & Greet: Climbing Out of the Abyss Monoprints

Friday December 1, 2017: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Open Area

Graphic for events post

Exhibits

Over/Come(ing): Paintings by Juliet Seignious

Saturday January 13, 2018: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases

Graphic for events post

Exhibits

Remembering Summer: Oils & Watercolors by Marcelle Gray

Sunday December 17, 2017: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

Graphic for events post

Exhibits

The Nichols Arboretum in Black and White: Photography by Jeff Clevenger

Friday December 1, 2017: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases

Graphic for events post

Blog Post

Fabulous Fiction Firsts #658 “There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.” ~ Sophie Kinsella

[cover_image]|b1516484[/cover_image]

[b:1516484|The Readymade Thief] by [a:Rose, Augustus|Augustus Rose] is an unputdownable literary puzzler set in contemporary Philadelphia. Its title - an obvious homage to [http://www.theartstory.org/artist-duchamp-marcel.htm|Marcel Duchamp's] [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Readymades_of_Marcel_Duchamp|famous creations] that rocked the art world a century ago.

After years of shoplifting and dealing drugs at her high school, 17 year-old Lee Cuddy finally got sent to juvie taking a fall for a friend in a drug bust. A lucky escape means living rough, until she finds refuge in the Crystal Castle - a derelict building where homeless kids squat, under the control of a mysterious figure known as the Station Master. Not one to follow rules, Lee wonders around the restricted area of the Castle, and quickly discovers why homeless kids are disappearing from the streets in suspicious numbers. She manages to steal a strange object from the Station Master that turns out to be a work of art ([https://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/51541.html|With Hidden Noise], 1916) by Marcel Duchamp, recently stolen from the [https://www.philamuseum.org/|Philadelphia Museum of Art], one that holds special significance to members of a twisted reincarnation of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9_Anonyme_(art)|Société Anonyme].

With a young artist/hacker Tomi as ally, Lee tries to elude her pursuers who believe Duchamp left clues in his art that reveal the key to immortality, and that Lee holds the key to it all.

"The novel is complex on many intellectual levels, drawing heavily on theories of art history and physics, and the mystery is deep and satisfying in both its unpredictability and its culmination." (Kirkus Reviews)

"With dynamic characters and unforgettable scenes, including after-hours museum sex, mysterious pursuers, and wondrous evasions, Rose’s captivating, art-anchored pager-turner reads like a mashup of [b:1348485|Home Alone] and [b:1200193|The Da Vinci Code]." (Booklist)

Graphic for events post

Exhibits

Climbing Out of The Abyss: Mono-prints & Mandalas by John Gutoskey

Friday December 1, 2017: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit

Graphic for events post

Exhibits

No Cake is Safe: a Cakeasaurus Tale, Woodblock Prints by Marian Short

Friday December 1, 2017: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

Graphic for events post

Public Event

Learn Calligraphy: Introduction to Versals and the Decorated Letter

Saturday February 17, 2018: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6 - Adult

Graphic for events post

Exhibits

Ann Arbor Women Artists Fall 2017 Juried Exhibition

Tuesday October 17, 2017: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit