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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

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

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Visual Arts
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Children’s Literature
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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 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)

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

Related Event: Four-Season Farming With Sunseed Farm

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Gardening
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Ann Arbor
Agriculture

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 Royal Spyness Mystery Series by New York Times bestselling author 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 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 Molly Murphy Mysteries, set in turn-of-the-century New York, and the 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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Dining with Shakespeare

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:36am

When: March 19, 2017 at Malletts Creek Branch

Travel back into the culinary past and discover how Shakespeare and his contemporaries dined in the 16th century. Author and historian Susan L. Nenadic discusses 16th-century attitudes towards food, how food was obtained, and the many laws regulating food at that time. She considers foods eaten by people at the time that we do not, and foods that are still part of our 21st-century diet. Quotations from Shakespeare and recipes are included.

This event was cosponsored by The Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA), which was founded in 1983 by Jan Longone and friends and is an organization of scholars, cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy.

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March 19, 2017 at Malletts Creek Branch

Length: 00:25:19

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

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Drama

A2CAF 2017: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:22am

When: June 17, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The author of the Lunch Lady series, Platypus Police Squad, and the latest Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, demonstrates the process of making stories that people will care about, takes questions from the audience, and does some live drawing during the 2017 Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival.

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June 17, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:55:10

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

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

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A2CAF 2017: Shakeups Dance Party

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:22am

When: June 17, 2017 at the Downtown Library

Your favorite Steven Universe/My Little Pony themed band, The Shake Ups, rocked the Library during the 2017 Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival!

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June 17, 2017 at the Downtown Library

Length: 00:24:33

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

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Live Performance
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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: NLS Tech Updates and Q & A presented by Neil Bernstein, Research and Development Officer, NLSBPH

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

Neil Bernstein, Research and Development Officer for NLSBPH, answers questions about the future of technology as used by LBPHs.

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June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:48:09

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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: NLS Standards Revisions Presented by Eura Szuwalski, Project Director

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

Eura Szuwalski, Project Director on the revision of the 2011 Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped discuses the new standards, which are scheduled for completion in Fall 2017. There have been a number of significant changes in the operation of Network Libraries and in the development and use of new technologies. The revised draft represents a new approach to the Standards and Guidelines for Network Libraries.

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June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:27:00

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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: NLS & MSC Updates

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

NLS and Multi-State Center East Updates and Q & A Presented by Vickie Collins, Head of Network Services Section at NLSBPH; Pamela Davenport, Network Consultant at NLSBPH; and Jackie Conner, Vice President of Multi-State Center East.

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June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:47:35

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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: Braille & Early Learning Panel

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 7, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

Moderated by SUE CHINAULT, Regional Librarian at the Braille & Talking Book Library in Lansing, MI, this panel discusses early braille literacy programs, information resources, awareness kits, strategies, and assistive technology and braille display resources and programs. Panelists include SHELLEY ROOSSIEN, LBPH Librarian; Kent District Library LBPH, Wyoming, MI; BRIANA ALBRIGHT, Readers Advisor, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, LBPH, Pittsburgh, PA; JILL ROTHSTEIN, Chief Librarian, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New York, NY; and KIM CHARLSON, Director, Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library, Watertown, MA.

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June 7, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:44:23

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