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Nerd Nite #49 - Psychology and Stimulation

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:10am

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.

Contains explicit content

Length: 00:34:50

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

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

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Nerd Nite

From Stigma to Strength: Rethinking How We Do Diversity

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:21pm

When: October 18, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Attempts at enhancing diversity often begin with a notion of enhancing tolerance for a minority group, resulting in ongoing senses of disenfranchisement by the minority group and resentment by members of the dominant group. Mira Charlotte Krishnan examines opportunities to move from reactive to strategic to a new kind of essential diversity approach by examining the rise of the multicultural workplace, the rise of autistic people and in the world of work, the rise of women and gender and sexual diversity. Reactive diversity increases fairness while producing existing outcomes. Strategic diversity optimizes those existing outcomes. The goal of essential diversity, however, is to enable new outcomes altogether. These outcomes are only identified via co-creation among diverse groups, and are only possible when diversity is not a tool or a fundamental principle, but the source or driving force which causes the organization to exist. Mira Krishnan is a social entrepreneur and feminist activist, passionate about the lives of girls and women, early childhood development, and sustainable communities This event was in partnership with UM Investing in Ability and was part of Investing In Ability Week 2017: Diversity Includes Disability.

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October 18, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 01:16:27

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

Related Event: From Stigma to Strength: Rethinking How We Do Diversity

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Politics & Government

Ceres: Exploring the Dwarf Planet with Jennifer German

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:50am

When: October 8, 2017 at Westgate branch: West Side Room

Jennifer German, Ann Arbor’s own NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, talks about the dwarf planet Ceres, addressing questions such as: Why was Ceres was ignored for so long? Is there water on Ceres? What exactly is a dwarf planet? And why was Ceres elevated from asteroid to dwarf planet while Pluto was demoted?

German also explains what NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been up to since it launched in September of 2007.

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October 8, 2017 at Westgate branch: West Side Room

Length: 00:37:14

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Breaking the Stress Cycle from Childhood to Adulthood

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:22pm

When: October 23, 2017 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

The U.S. is experiencing a widespread and growing stress epidemic. Stress related disorders and diseases have been on the rise for decades according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. National surveys that assess how stressed and anxious we feel show a very similar pattern. And it shows up in our bodies, even before we get sick: the “physiological stress load” that tracks key biological markers shows similar increases, and is getting worse as each new age group enters adulthood. More children and youth may also be experiencing greater stress dysregulation and difficulties in coping, owing to the lifelong impact of early life adversity that is tied biologically and psychologically to this epidemic.

Dr. Daniel P. Keating discusses research that shows how we can break this cycle, both for individuals and families at every stage of development, and for society more generally.

Dr. Keating is currently Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, and Research Professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on the impact of early life adversity on child and youth development, and on the neurodevelopmental pathways in adolescent risk behavior. His most recent book is [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1507602| Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity – and How to Break the Cycle].

This program was part of the "Exploring the Mind" series, in partnership with The University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

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October 23, 2017 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:58:57

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

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Howard Markel Discusses His Book: "The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek"

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 3:26pm

When: September 12, 2017 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

University of Michigan Professor Howard Markel, medical historian, and author, discusses his critically-acclaimed new book [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1513006| The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek] as well as John and Will Kellogg, brothers whose lifelong competition and enmity toward one another changed America’s notion of health and wellness.

John Harvey Kellogg was one of America’s most beloved physicians; a best-selling author, lecturer, and health-magazine publisher; founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium; and patron saint of the pursuit of wellness. His youngest brother, Will founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company which revolutionized the mass production of food and what we eat for breakfast.

Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D. is the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, and editor in chief of The Milbank Quarterly. His books include "Quarantine!: East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York City Epidemics of 1892," [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1222424| When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America Since 1900 and the Fears They Have Unleashed], and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1388692| An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine]. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The New England Journal of Medicine. Markel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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September 12, 2017 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 01:17:00

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

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Nerd Nite #47 - Solar Eclipse 2017

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 9:05am

When: August 17, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

HEY, DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE ECLIPSE? Oh, you did? But what do you REALLY know about the eclipse that passed through the US in 2017, causing waves of eclipse fever (not an actual disease, more a case of lunacy). Luckily, Nerd Nite brought in Jennifer German, our friendly NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, to tell us all about how the eclipse works and how everyone can make sure their eyes work after viewing one. Get enlightened on the darkness with this entertaining talk!

About Jennifer German: She is currently a mother of 2, a lead software engineer at a SAAS startup, and a hopeless space geek. She first became interested in 2nd grade while her class learned about the Challenger mission (before the explosion). She remembers being out in a corn field in the wee hours of the night looking for Hailey's comet. She's followed Hubble since it launched when she was 11, despite not having the internet, and followed the construction of the International Space Station since she did her Physics term paper on enclosed eco-systems in High School. She interned at Biosphere 2 for the best Summer of her life during college. She builds every space exploration inspired Lego set she gets. She tells everyone who'll listen about the newest planetary news. She points out constellations and passes on tips for identifying stars, and not stars, to any who ask. She has set up a library telescope on her street a number of times and asked neighbors if they want to see the planets with her. Now she's working on sharing her space hobby with larger, pre-organized, groups.

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August 17, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

Length: 00:14:39

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

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

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Borderline Personality Disorder, Debunking Myths, and Improving Hope

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:48pm

When: October 3, 2017 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Victor Hong, MD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan gives a brief presentation on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and its management, followed by a panel discussion.

BPD is a serious mental illness, but one that is sometimes not well understood by patients and families, clinicians, and society as a whole. It is perhaps the most stigmatized disorder in all of medicine, which creates confusion, poor outcomes, and a sense of hopelessness for everyone involved.

BPD affects an estimated 18 million Americans during their lifetimes and causes numerous stressful symptoms, including unstable mood, suicidal and self-harm thoughts and behaviors, and chaotic relationships. While the disorder causes great distress, treatment varies widely and research is lacking.

Recent research indicates that the prognosis for those with BPD is much better than previously thought, and existing and emerging treatments have demonstrated significant efficacy. The role of medications in those treatments has been further elucidated, the role of families has been made clear, and a better understanding of how to manage safety concerns has developed

This event is a partnership with the University of Michigan Depression Center. For more information about the Depression Center, visit [http://www.depressioncenter.org/|depressioncenter.org] or contact Stephanie Salazar, 232-0330, or sawaters@umich.edu.

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October 3, 2017 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 01:21:13

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

Related Event: Bright Nights Community Forum: Borderline Personality Disorder, Debunking Myths, and Improving Hope

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A2CAF 2017: Kid's Comics Awards

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:23am

When: June 18, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Which comic in 2016 had the most rolicking adventure? Which character did kids love the most? Kids voted in these and other categories, including their favorite characters and graphic novels! At the third annual Kids’ Comics Revolution Awards, we revealed those winners! Hosted by Ben Hatke, Zack Giallongo, and Jerzy Drozd, with a bevy of special guests!

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June 18, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:49:36

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

Related Event: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF) 2017

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Four-Season Farming With Sunseed Farm

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:03pm

When: May 10, 2017 at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Tomm and Trilby Becker, owners of [https://www.farmsunseed.com/|Sunseed Farm], present this family-friendly presentation on four-season farming.

Sunseed is a family-owned vegetable farm growing over sixty kinds of vegetables for families, restaurants, and wholesale customers. Since 2009, Sunseed Farm has grown on eighteen acres of land in Ann Arbor, five miles northwest of downtown. Close to one of those acres are the farm's passively-heated hoop houses. Thanks to this simple technology, they are able to extend their growing season right through the winter.

Find out why winter-grown vegetables are so much more delicious, peek under the covers of their snowy farm to see thousands of happy green plants, discover the secrets to growing a bounty of vegetables and flowers without chemicals on a small parcel of land, and find out what is happening on their busy little farm in spring!

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May 10, 2017 at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Length: 00:52:44

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

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New York Times Bestselling Author Rhys Bowen Discusses Her New Mystery "On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service"

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:08pm

When: August 3, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

In this video, Rhys Bowen visits AADL to discuss this delightful new mystery and the mystery genre. A reader favorite since its first installment, the [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/series/%22Royal%2BSpyness%22|Royal Spyness Mystery Series] by New York Times bestselling author [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/author/Bowen%252C%2BRhys.|Rhys Bowen] now takes on new relevance amidst the trending fixation with England’s royal family. Avid fans and new readers alike will be captivated by [b:1507788|On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service], the highly anticipated addition to the acclaimed series.

Rhys Bowen, a New York Times bestselling author, has been nominated for every major award in mystery writing, including the Edgar Award, and has won many, including both the Agatha and Anthony Awards. She is also the author of the [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/subject/%2522Murphy%252C%2BMolly%2B%2528Fictitious%2Bcharacter%2529%2522|Molly Murphy Mysteries], set in turn-of-the-century New York, and the [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/subject/%2522Evans%252C%2BEvan%2B%2528Fictitious%2Bcharacter%2529%2522|Constable Evans Mysteries], set in Wales.

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August 3, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:46:48

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

Related Event: New York Times Bestselling Author Rhys Bowen Discusses Her New Mystery "On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service"

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