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Is the News Fake and the Facts Alternative? Why People Hear What They Want to Hear and How to Effectively Bridge the Divide

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 9:59am

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

Fake news is only fake to those who don’t believe it. In other words, what we already think can color how we evaluate new persuasive messages, particularly about topics in which we are deeply invested (e.g., gun control, climate change, health recommendations).

This talk will explore some common pitfalls when evaluating information about which we already have opinions, as well as why we are so motivated to feel right (even when we may not be), and will conclude with some strategies for reducing these biases.

Dr. Allison Earl is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Health, Attitudes, and Influence Lab (HAILab) at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses primarily on what information people approach or avoid – and why – and how these tendencies impact what we think, feel, and do.

This program is presented in partnership with the University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

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September 25, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:51:29

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

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

Related Event: Is the News Fake and the Facts Alternative? Why People Hear What They Want to Hear and How to Effectively Bridge the Divide

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Social Issues
Journalism & Newspapers

Tools Crew Live: Mark Kirschenmann and Adam Shead - Food Coma

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 11:33pm

When: April 20, 2017 at Downtown Library: Secret Lab

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April 20, 2017 at Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Length: 00:04:39

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

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"Spring Awakening:" How a 19th-Century German Play Rocks with Relevance Today

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:34am

When: July 10, 2017 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Originally written as a 19th century German play, Spring Awakening is an eight-time Tony Award-winning rock musical that uses alternative rock and a folk-infused score to explore topics of adolescence, consent, sexuality, suicide, and the stress of school.

In anticipation of Ann Arbor in Concert's upcoming Spring Awakening performance, Craig VanKempen will discuss a history of the play and how the social issues it portrays continue to be important to the youth of today.

Craig VanKempen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in German and Theatre from the University of Michigan’s Residential College and a Masters in Social Work and Public Health from the U-M. He is a Social Worker and Health Educator at the Corner Health Center of Ypsilanti and works with adolescents in individual psychotherapy as well as in the Teen Peer Education Theatre Troupe.

This program is presented in partnership with Ann Arbor in Concert.

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July 10, 2017 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:33:34

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

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

Related Event: "Spring Awakening:" How a 19th-Century German Play Rocks with Relevance Today

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Social Issues
Drama

Author Maureen Dunphy Discusses Her Michigan Notable Book "Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure"

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:48pm

When: July 26, 2017 at the Pittsfield Branch

The Great Lakes Basin is the largest surface freshwater system on Earth and there are more than 30,000 islands dotted throughout. A surprising number of islands—each with its own character and often harboring more than a bit of intrigue in its history—can be reached by merely taking a ferry ride, or crossing a bridge, offering everyone the chance to experience a variety of island adventures.

Author Maureen Dunphy made numerous trips to a total of 135 islands that are accessible by ferry or bridge in the Great Lakes Basin. On each trip, Dunphy was accompanied by a different friend or relative who provided her another adventurer’s perspective through which to view the island experience. Her book, Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure, explores over 30 of these islands.

This 2017 Michigan Notable Book covers islands on both sides of the international border between the United States and Canada and features islands in both the lakes and the waterways that connect them. Anyone interested in island travel or learning more about the Great Lakes will delight in this comprehensive collection.

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July 26, 2017 at the Pittsfield Branch

Length: 01:04:04

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

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

Related Event: Author Maureen Dunphy Discusses Her Michigan Notable Book "Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure"

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Travel & Adventure
Nature & Outdoors
Michigan
Great Lakes
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Tools Crew Live: Approachable Minorities

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:44pm

When: June 9, 2017 at Downtown Storage Area

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June 9, 2017 at Downtown Storage Area

Contains explicit content

Length: 00:09:20

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

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A2CAF 2017: McDuffie Awards

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:21am

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

The third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics was announced at A2CAF 2017. Named for the highly respected comic book and animation writer and co-founder of Milestone Media, the award honors Dwayne McDuffie's values and his legacy as a champion for meaningful top-quality and broadly inclusive comics for young people.

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

Length: 00:08:49

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: Iron Cartoonist

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:20am

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

Watch Ben Hatke, Raina Telgemeier, and even more of your favorite cartoonists battle it out in a series of themed drawing rounds with random elements thrown in by you! Will you help them draw toward victory, or make them squirm? Watch guest cartoonists fight for the title under the watchful eye of your host, Zack Giallongo! Your choices will help determine this year’s Iron Cartoonist!

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

Length: 00:56:37

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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Visual Arts
Teen Literature
Comics & Comic Artists
Children’s Literature
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Tools Crew Live: Mark Kirschenmann and Adam Shead - Behind the Sky

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:12pm

When: April 20, 2017 at Downtown Library: Secret Lab

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April 20, 2017 at Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Length: 00:08:07

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Pulitzer Prize-Winner Stephen Hunter Discusses His New Thriller "G-Man"

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:56pm

When: May 16, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Stephen Hunter is the author of twenty novels and the retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. His novels include The Third Bullet, Sniper’s Honor, I, Sniper, I, Ripper, and Point of Impact, which was adapted for film and TV as Shooter.

Hunter discussed his new book in the Bob Lee Swagger series, G-Man, which finds Bob uncovering his family’s secret war with 1930s gangsters like John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.

The novel explores the depths of the Great Depression, marked by an epidemic of bank robberies and the Tommy-gun-toting outlaws who became household names. Hunting them down was the new U.S. Division of Investigation—soon to become the FBI—which was determined to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever produced: Lester Gillis, better known as Baby Face Nelson. To stop him, the Bureau recruited the most talented gunman of the time—Charles Swagger, World War I hero and sheriff of Polk County, Arkansas.Alternating between Bob’s present-day search to uncover his grandfather’s legacy and Charles’s relentless pursuit for the nation’s most notorious outlaw in the Midwest of the 1930s, G-Man is a thrilling, action-packed addition to Stephen Hunter’s bestselling Bob Lee Swagger series.

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May 16, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:32:07

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Related Event: Pulitzer Prize-Winner Stephen Hunter Discusses His New Thriller "G-Man"

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Fri, 06/02/2017 - 7:04pm

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