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Author Julia Turshen Discusses Her Book “Feed the Resistance”

When: October 27, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

From cookbook author Julia Turshen comes Feed the Resistance, a practical and inspiring handbook for political activism—with recipes. As the millions who marched in January 2017 demonstrated, activism is the new normal. When people search for ways to resist injustice and express support for civil rights, environmental protections, and more, they begin by gathering around the table to talk and plan. These dishes foster community and provide sustenance for the mind and soul, including a dozen of the healthy, affordable recipes Turshen is known for, plus over 15 more recipes from a diverse range of celebrated chefs. With stimulating lists, extensive resources, and essays from activists in the worlds of food, politics, and social causes, "Feed the Resistance" is a must-have handbook for anyone hoping to make a difference. Julia Turshen is a writer who lives in upstate New York, the author of "Small Victories" and numerous other cookbooks. She hosted the first two seasons of Radio Cherry Bombe and has written for Vogue, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, SELF, T Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Lucky Peach. This event was created in partnership with the University of Michigan Library and Literati Bookstore.

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October 27, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 01:16:22

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Resilience to Alzheimer's Disease

When: November 27, 2017 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Alzheimer’s disease is a leading cause of disability and death. New technologies are enabling scientists to study this disease as never before possible, but a curative “Alzheimer’s pill” remains out of reach. A recent report by an expert commission concluded that one third of Alzheimer’s cases are preventable, highlighting promising research on the role of modifiable lifestyle factors. Dr. Laura Zahodne, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, discusses multiple pathways to building resilience to Alzheimer’s disease through individual and social changes. Dr. Zahodne is a licensed psychologist with clinical expertise in the assessment of dementia, and has received early career awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Neuropsychiatric Association for her research, which focuses on risk and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease in diverse populations. She is particularly interested in how psychosocial factors modify the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenic pathway, from brain structure to cognitive performance, and she holds multiple grants from the National Institute on Aging to fund her community-based research efforts. This program is part of the "Exploring the Mind" series and is a partnership with The University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

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November 27, 2017 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 38:16

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Self-Compassion as a Resilience Factor in Mental Health

When: November 14, 2017 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

A fast-growing body of research suggests that self-compassion is strongly linked to mental health. Self-compassion has been consistently associated with lower levels of depression and anxiety, perfectionism, fear of failure, and rumination. Self-compassion is also associated with psychological strengths such as happiness, optimism, wisdom, altruism, and healthy interpersonal relationships. Further, self-compassion has been shown to lead to self-improvement motivation in the face of personal weaknesses, failure, and past moral transgressions. Self-compassion is associated with resilience and adaptive emotion regulation in the general population, and in specific populations, including major depressive disorder, adolescents and young adults, elderly residents in a retirement community, adults with spina bifida, and health care providers. Fortunately, interventions to increase self-compassion have been shown to be effective in both normal and clinical populations.

Self-compassion consists of three components: mindfulness, common humanity, and self-kindness. Mindfulness refers to the ability to observe one’s suffering so that one can be can be kind and supportive of oneself, rather than being harshly self-critical. Common humanity promotes the understanding that all human beings are imperfect, and that failure, rejection and adversity in life are part of being human.

Ricks Warren, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, leads a discussion on how mental health can be improved through self-compassion and strategies for building self-compassion with a panel of experts including Kate Baker, MD, Clinical Instructor, U-M Department of Psychiatry; Paulette Grotrian, MA, Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher; Mika Handelman, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan Psychological Clinic.

This event is a partnership with the U-M Depression Center. For more information on the Center, visit their [http://www.depressioncenter.org|website] or contact Stephanie Salazar, 232-0330, or sawaters@umich.edu

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November 14, 2017 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 41:35

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Author M. Joanne Nesbit Discusses Her Book "Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor, Michigan"

When: October 22, 2017 at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Graced by the Huron River with an abundance of parks, Ann Arbor offers residents and visitors entertainment, sports, shopping, dining, and of course, the University of Michigan.

[http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1499372|Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor, Michigan] celebrates its citizens. Many are creative artists, inspiring educators, dedicated public servants, and determined business owners. With the exception of Lewis the cat, who reigned at Downtown Home and Garden, this book is filled with stories about people who have made and are making Ann Arbor one of the best places to live in the United States.

Co-author Joanne Nesbit discusses some of the great stories they discovered while putting together the book and how local legends were selected. With a career spanning journalism and as a public information officer at Indiana University and the University of Michigan, Nesbit has always been fascinated by local history, stories, and people. She is the author of three other books, and is the founder of [https://ginsberg.umich.edu/article/message-knitwits-ginsberg-center-campus-partners|Knitwits] at the University of Michigan.

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October 22, 2017 at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Length: 00:57:49

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Actor/Writer Jon Glaser Discusses Comedy And His Career

When: November 26, 2017 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Actor and writer Jon Glaser sits down with us to discuss his television and comedy career.

Jon Glaser created, starred in, and co-wrote the TV shows [http://www.adultswim.com/videos/neon-joe/|Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter], [http://www.trutv.com/shows/jon-glaser-loves-gear/index.html|Jon Glaser Loves Gear], and [http://www.adultswim.com/videos/delocated/|Delocated]. He is well-known as Councilman Jamm on [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/series/%22Parks%20and%20Recreation%20%28Television%20program%29%22|Parks and Recreation], and Laird on HBO's [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/series/%22Girls%2B%2528Television%2Bprogram%2529%22|Girls]. Other TV credits include [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/series/%22Inside%2BAmy%2BSchumer%2B%2528Television%2Bprogram%2529%22|Inside Amy Schumer], [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/series/%22Curb%20Your%20Enthusiasm%20%28Television%20program%29%22|Curb Your Enthusiasm], and [http://www.mtv.com/shows/wonder-showzen|Wonder Showzen].

Film credits include Trainwreck, Be Kind Rewind, and Pootie Tang. Cartoon voice work includes [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/series/%22Bob%27s%20Burgers%20%28Television%20program%29%22|Bob's Burgers], [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/series/%22Archer%20%28Television%20program%29%22|Archer], [http://www.adultswim.com/videos/lucy-the-daughter-of-the-devil/|Lucy: Daughter of the Devil], [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1392126|TV Funhouse], and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/series/%22Aqua%20Teen%20Hunger%20Force%20%28Television%20program%29%22|Aqua Teen Hunger Force]. He appeared as Video Cowboy in the ESPN web series [http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/index/_/page/maynestreet|Mayne Street], and he created, wrote, directed and starred in a series of web shorts for Comedy Central called Tiny Hands.

As a writer and consultant, Jon's credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Dana Carvey Show, Human Giant, and Cheap Seats. He has written several stories for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has also appeared in ESPN The Magazine, The Onion A.V. Club, and online for New York Magazine.

His first book, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1382580|My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top], was published by Harper Perennial, and he wrote and directed the music video for Bob Mould’s [https://vimeo.com/57965124|Star Machine].

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November 26, 2017 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Contains explicit content

Length: 01:21:54

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Nerd Nite #49 - Living in a Cyberpunk World

When: October 19, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

Cyberpunk was everywhere in the 1980s. It started in science fiction, but it influenced fashion, movies, comics, games, advertising, and architecture. After a decade of high-tech, neon-colored, future-looking pop culture, cyberpunk just…went away. Or did it? Could cyberpunk stories still be with us, hiding in plain sight?

About Alex: Alex Kourvo loves books. She writes them, reviews them, edits them, and teaches other people how to write them. She is the author of numerous short stories and the forthcoming “Detroit Next” series of near-future thrillers. She edits books for [http://www.aadl.org/fifthavenuepress|Fifth Avenue Press] and helped start the Emerging Writers Workshop at the Ann Arbor District Library, where she teaches monthly classes for new writers. You can find Alex online at [https://alexkourvo.com|AlexKourvo.com] or follow her @AlexKourvo.

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October 19, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

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Mom's Night Out with Author Jen Mann

When: October 11, 2017 at the Downtown Library

Blogger-turned-author Jen Mann hosts this "Mom's Night Out" filled with funny stories from her collection of essays.

Jen Mann is the nationally bestselling author of [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1465114|People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges], based on her popular blog of the same name.

She has also written for The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, NickMom, Babble, Circle of Moms, and CNN Headline News. Her blog received a 2014 Bloggie Award for Best Parenting Weblog. She lives in Overland Park, Kansas, and is married to “the Hubs” and is the mother of two children whom she calls Gomer and Adolpha on her blog. She swears their real names are actually worse.

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October 11, 2017 at the Downtown Library

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Length: 01:04:06

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Doug Stanton Discusses His New Book: "The Odyssey of Echo Company: The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War"

When: October 25, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On January 31st, 1968 as many as 100,000 North Vietnamese soldiers attacked thirty-six cities throughout South Vietnam in an attack known as the Tet Offensive. This was a turning point in the decade-long war that led to, among other things, President Johnson’s decision not to run for re-election. It was a national watershed moment, but for 19-year-old Stan Parker and the young men of the US Army’s recon platoon, Echo Company of the 101st Airborne Division, the attack was the start of a brutal fight for survival.

As the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive approaches, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1514217| The Odyssey of Echo Company] offers a breathtaking portrait of war, homecoming, and a search for peace.

More than ten years in the making, and based on hours of interviews with soldiers, detailed letters written to and from Echo Company, Pentagon after-action reports, photographs and video footage, this new book by the New York Times bestselling author of [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1177037| In Harm’s Way] and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1336424|Horse Soldiers] offers the untold and remarkable story of a platoon of American soldiers and their heroic efforts to survive the Vietnam War – both on the battlefield and after their return home to the US.

Doug Stanton is a journalist, lecturer, screenwriter, and author who has appeared on numerous TV and radio outlets, including NBC’s “Today,” CNN, Imus In The Morning, Discovery, A&E, Fox News, NPR, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and NBC’s Nightly News, and has been covered extensively in prominent publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times. He has written on travel, sport, entertainment, and history, and his writing has appeared in Esquire, Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, the New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, Slate, The Daily Beast, and the Washington Post.

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October 25, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:53:17

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An Evening of Mystery Authors: Aunt Agatha's Mystery Bookstore Celebrates 25 Years

When: October 19, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

[http://www.auntagathas.com/|Aunt Agatha's Mystery Bookstore] celebrated their 25th anniversary with a special AADL event featuring mystery authors William Kent Krueger (and his new mystery [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1510406| Sulfur Springs]) and Julia Keller (with her latest, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1516686|Fast Falls The Night]).

William Kent Krueger has received many awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last seven novels were all New York Times bestsellers. He writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. Sulfur Springs is number sixteen in the Cork O’Connor series.

Julia Keller won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a three-part narrative series about the aftermath of a deadly tornado and the randomness of fate. Her books include Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It, Richard Jordan Gatling: Back Home and the Bell Elkins mystery series, set in Acker’s Gap, West Virginia. The newest in the series, Fast Falls The Night is based on a real-life event and takes place in a single 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a shattering personal revelation that will change Bell Elkins' life forever.

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October 19, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:57:09

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Nerd Nite #49 - Psychology and Stimulation

When: October 19, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

About Kulky: Psychologist Kulky Nakai is more than a scholar, researcher, and clinician, she’s also a philosopher, creative writer, and entertainer who enjoys pushing socio-cultural boundaries and provoking common thought to the cutting edge. She recently launched her very own b/vlog and podcast titled “More To Be Revealed,” a space dedicated for exploring the unknown with a curious heart and a funny bone.

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October 19, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

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Length: 00:34:50

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