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League of Women Voters: What's On Your Ballot?

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:42pm

A representative from the League of Women Voters presents non-partisan information about all of the statewide ballot proposals on the November 2018 ballot.

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Nerd Nite #55: Architectural Supervillains

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:08pm

When it comes to architecture, we may not know what we like, but we know what we don't like: big buildings, greedy developers, the politicians that make both possible...

Hear more about the things we love to hate about buildings and cities; and, just maybe, discover some new things to love.

About Jessica A.S. Letaw:

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Author Event | Rhys Bowen & Susan Elia MacNeal

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 6:01pm

Authors Rhys Bowen and Susan Elia MacNeal visited the Library to discuss their best-selling historical mystery series' and their latest books: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (A Royal Spyness novel) and The Prisoner in the Castle (A Maggie Hope novel).  The authors were interviewed by Aunt Agatha's Bookshop owner, Robin Agnew.

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Wayzgoose - Geri McCormick

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:14pm

Geri McCormick of Virgin Wood Type explains the process for making wood type, with a demonstration of the final step — using hand tools to create the points or corners that the router bits can't make.

 

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Wayzgoose - Scott Moore

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:14pm

Scott Moore of Moore Wood Type uses wood patterns and a pantograph to show the process of making new wood printing type. Moore demonstrates how a mix of modern technology and historic processes supports the revitalization of interest in letterpress.

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Author Event | William Kent Krueger, Lori Rader-Day & Sarah Zettel

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 6:17pm

As a farewell to Aunt Agatha's Bookshop, award–winning authors William Kent KruegerLori Rader-Day & Sarah Zettel visit the Library for an interview with owner, Robin Agnew. 

Mr. Krueger discusses his new Cork O'Connor novel, Desolation Mountain; Lori Rader-Day her Michigan-set Under a Dark Sky; and Sarah Zettel her suspense novel, The Other Sister, released on August 28th.  

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A2Energy Power Hour

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 6:15pm

This fun and informative event explains how your house can be made more energy efficient and whether solar power might be an option. 

Presenters include:

-MI Saves: to explain their contractor network and financing options.
-Washtenaw County Staff: to describe their free programs for low-income home owners

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AADL Board of Trustees Meeting - September 17th, 2018

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:59am

This is where you are able to watch the September 2018 Meeting of the AADL Board of Trustees.

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AACHM Oral History: Phase Five of the Living Oral History Project

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 1:01pm

Compilation video from Phase Five of the Living Oral History Project, in collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library and the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County. With Gwendolyn Calvert Baker, Premail Freeman, Larry Hunter, Joetta Mial, and Essie Shelton.

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Author Event | Jennifer Pharr Davis

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 5:36pm

Author Jennifer Pharr Davis visited the Library to discuss her incredible accomplishments in the world of endurance hiking, backpacking, and trail running, and her latest book, The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience.

Jennifer Pharr Davis founded Blue Ridge Hiking Company with the belief that "the trail is there for everyone at every phase of life" and with the goal of getting people–especially women and children–outdoors on their own terms. Pharr Davis is an ambassador for the American Hiking Society, she was featured as one of National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year in 2012 and her record-setting Appalachian Trail hike in 2011 was named "Performance of the Year" by Ultrarunning Magazine. Jennifer Pharr Davis has hiked with her husband and young daughter in all fifty states and she is currently hiking the Continental Divide Trail in sections through the Rocky Mountains.