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New thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train: Into the Water

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 1:58pm

British author Paula Hawkins, who wrote the 2015 mega-bestseller The Girl on the Train, has penned another psychological thriller sure to delight readers. Into the Water will hit the shelves on May 2. In the novel, a single mother is found dead at the bottom of a river that runs through an English town. Earlier in the same summer, the body of a young teenage girl was also found at the bottom of the same river. And these are not the only women who have met their fate in this way. The most recent deaths dredge up secrets long kept underwater.

A young girl, whose mother was found dead in the river, is left alone, friendless and in the care of her mysterious aunt in the wake of the summer tragedy. As she and her aunt navigate their own demons, Hawkins unspools a gripping story of how the past can insert itself into the present, and of how deceptive memories can be. We know from The Girl on the Train that Hawkins is a master of demonstrating how slippery the truth is, and fans will certainly not be disappointed to see her do it again in Into the Water.

Best of all, Paula Hawkins will be visiting Ann Arbor on May 17, courtesy of Nicola’s Books! Attend a book discussion of The Girl on the Train prior to her visit at AADL on May 8.

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Michigan Poets!

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 1:55pm

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April is National Poetry Month! There is a wealth of poetry written by many authors from Michigan offered in AADL's catalog. Some items are available to download from the catalog to be enjoyed instantly! [t:Trumbull Ave.] by [a:Michael Lauchlan|Michael Lauchlan] and [t:Weweni] by [a:Margaret Noodin|Margaret Noodin] are available to download and also in the traditional paper bound form.

Local book sellers [http://www.bookboundbookstore.com/|Bookbound] and [http://www.literatibookstore.com|Literati Bookstore] have author events still to come this month with poets from Michigan.

On Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 pm award-winning Michigan poets [a:Joseph, Zilka|Zilka Joseph] and [a:Liebler, M. L.|M.L. Liebler] will be reading poems at [http://www.bookboundbookstore.com/?page=shop/disp&pid=page_Events|Bookbound].

Ann Arbor author [a:Joseph, Zilka|Zilka Joseph] has an MFA in Poetry from University of Michigan, and she currently teaches workshops, works as a manuscript coach and editor, and mentors writers in the Ann Arbor community. She has written several books of poetry including her most recent, [t:Sharp Blue Search of Flame]

[a:Liebler, M. L.|M.L. Liebler] is an internationally-known Detroit poet, Wayne State University professor and literary arts activist who founded The National Writer's Voice Project in Detroit and the Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers Literary Arts Organization. He has authored and edited numerous books including [t:I Want to Be Once].

At [http://www.literatibookstore.com/event/national-poetry-month-raymond-mcdaniel-alison-swan-and-keith-taylor|Literati] on April 21st, local poets [a:Taylor, Keith, 1952-|Keith Taylor], [a:Swan, Alison|Alison Swan], and [a:McDaniel, Raymond, 1969-|Raymond McDaniel] will be reading from their various collections, in addition to sharing some of their favorite poems, written by poets of the present and past. [t:If the World Becomes So Bright] by [a:Taylor, Keith, 1952-|Keith Taylor] is another instant pdf download available from the AADL catalog.

Search the [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/keyword/Michigan%20%40callnum%20811|catalog] or the [http://www.aadl.org/user/lists/public|public lists] to find more local poetry and enjoy a poem a day all month long!

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Public Event

AADL @ FOOL MOON!

Friday April 7, 2017: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Downtown @ Ashley & Washington

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FestiFools and AADL: Something New!

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 9:11am

[img_assist|nid=357643|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=67]Our fellow robots, the time has come to change things up and we at AADL are retiring our robot suits for something new. We want to help keep things fresh for [https://wonderfoolproductions.org/|FestiFools] fans! This year AADL is hosting [http://www.aadl.org/events?search=festifools|multiple building workshops] for ALL AGES to help us make two community puppets, and for you to make your own costumes or instruments for the big [https://wonderfoolproductions.org/|FestiFools] event on Sunday, April 9.

This year we are bringing a big, bright, yellow sun puppet to join in whatever fun the official [https://wonderfoolproductions.org/|FestiFools] organizers have planned for Ann Arbor! We’ll accompany our GIANT sun on Main Street with all of us decked out in our brightest sunniest YELLOW costumes as we march to fantastic beats. Onlookers will see so much YELLOW parading down Main Street! (Robots are always welcome at [https://wonderfoolproductions.org/|FestiFools], AADL just isn't hosting workshops to make them.)

We will have opportunities to papier–mâché, paint fabric, make a sunshiney costume with capes and masks, make a drum, and more. We are SO excited to have you join us in helping make [https://wonderfoolproductions.org/|FestiFools] even more foolish and bright this year!

[http://www.aadl.org/node/345269|Festifools Workshop: Community Puppet Building] Sunday, March 19 from 1:00-3:00
All ages will work together to help make a GIANT sun puppet that we’ll all march down Main St. at the BIG FestiFools event on Sunday, April 9! It will march alongside a mysterious surprise creature that you will help create in bits and pieces. While you won’t be making your own puppet at this workshop, you’ll have a chance to work together to be a part of something BIGGER that all will see.

[http://www.aadl.org/node/352593|FestiFools Workshop: Costume Making] Sunday, March 26 from 1:00-3:00
Create your own costume to be worn while marching down Main St. at the BIG FestiFools event on Sunday, April 9! We are bringing a GIANT sun puppet to FestiFools and we need you to be the yellow rays to go with it. We’ll have supplies for capes, wings, hats, masks, and more – many golden yellow supplies to help make us into bright glowing orbs.

[http://www.aadl.org/node/352941|FestiFools Workshop: Make Instruments with Drummunity] Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 1:00-2:00
Lori Fithian of Drummunity will help us make simple percussive instruments.
Meet back up with us on April 9 at the BIG FestiFools event ready to march along playing your instrument while wearing the most yellow sunshiny costume you can come up with. Picture a GIANT yellow sun with many marching alongside beaming with gold and playing music.

[http://www.aadl.org/node/352940|FestiFools Workshop: March with Drummunity] Sunday, April 2 from 2:15-3:00
Lori Fithian of Drummunity will lead us in making the most of our unique musical instruments, getting us in the FestiFools spirit with a mini march.
Bring your own instrument or come to the instrument-making workshop right before this. Then meet back up with us on April 9 ready to march along in the BIG FestiFools event, playing your instrument while wearing the most foolish yellow costume you can come up with.

[http://www.aadl.org/node/352942|Meet Up and March Over to FestiFools!] Sunday, April 9 at 3:30pm
Calling all fools! Meet us in the lobby in your most foolish costumes ready to march over to Main Street and join in the FestiFools fun from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. We library fools are all wearing yellow to surround the sun! So dress in yellow, dress in costume, be silly, and bring your instruments! Get ready to make some noise and spread some cheer in downtown Ann Arbor!

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

What is Reggio Emilia All About?

Tuesday June 20, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday June 15, 2017: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
LIVE (102 S 1st Street)
Adults

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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday April 20, 2017: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
LIVE (102 S 1st Street)
Adults

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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday March 23, 2017: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
LIVE (102 S 1st Street)
Adults

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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday February 16, 2017: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
LIVE (102 S 1st Street)
Adults

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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday January 19, 2017: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
LIVE (102 S 1st Street)
Adults