Life in Ann Arbor

01/21/19 – Kristen Roupenian at Literati

We’re excited for this one. Last year, Roupenian’s short story Cat Person (published in the New Yorker) took the nation by storm. This month, we’re thrilled to launch Roupenian’s new short story collection, You Know You Want This, which includes Cat Person. This is also our January Literati Cultura selection. Seating is limited! 7pm.

01/22/19 – Tummy Times at Westgate Branch

Caregivers and babies up to 12 months · Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you want to get out of the house and meet other parents sharing the same new baby experiences? Come meet other new parents, enjoy a drink from Sweetwaters at Westgate, and relax while your child has fun engaging with…

01/22/19 – Beat Lab – Music Tools Workshop at Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Grade 6–adult · Join us in the Beat Lab and get your hands on some of AADL’s most awesome music tools. Preserve your sonic exploration by recording your performance or just jam on! Samplers, synths, and drum machines will be available for making beats and recording them. Beginners welcome; staff will be present to explain…

01/23/19 – Letterpress Lab at Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This weekly lab will introduce you to the process and the materials for printing by hand on a cylinder proof press and small platen press. AADL staff will show you the basics and we’ll explore more advanced printing techniques with special guests. No prior experience necessary. Supplies are provided. You can return every Wednesday to…

01/23/19 – An Introduction to Nonviolent-Compassionate-Communication–Speaking and Listening from the Heart at Literati Bookstore

Please join Lisa Gottlieb, MSW, Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication for an evening of skill building and practical tools to enhance your relationships and reduce conflict and disagreements through the lens of NVC. Lisa Gottlieb, MSW, works as a school social worker in the Washtenaw County Juvenile Detention Center, and coaches individuals,…

01/24/19 – Elif Batuman @ UMMA

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Zell Visiting Writers Program, don’t miss bestselling author Elif Batuman at the Helmut Stern Auditorium inside UMMA on Jan 24, 5:30pm. We’ll be there with books for-sale. The event is free to attend.

01/24/19 – Author Talk and Book Signing with Bill Wylie- Kellermann at Nicola’s Books

Join us for an evening with Bill Wylie-Kellerman. Wylie-Kellermann is a non-violent community activist, United Methodist pastor recently retired from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Detroit and author of Dying Well: The Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann. He will share with us the compelling story of his wife Jeanie’s life, illness, death and resurrection from his…

01/25/19 – Musicology Distinguished Lecture Series: Prof. Edmund Goehring, Western University (Ontario) at the Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall

“The excluded self in some recent music criticism”   This talk works through some under-examined troubles besetting de-Romanticized criticism that uses the mechanisms of music to negate the force of subjectivity. It does so by drawing on a pair of categories first developed for the analysis of literature and the visual arts: A. D. Nuttall’s…

01/25/19 – Danish Hygge Cozy Winter at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Have you heard of the Danish concept of hygge? Hygge is the Danish word for cozy. It is also a Danish national manifesto expressed in the constant pursuit of homespun pleasures involving candlelight, fires, fuzzy knitted socks, porridge, warm drinks, cake, and other people. The concept is universal to Scandinavia and not limited to Denmark.…

01/26/19 – Sensory Storytime at Westgate Branch

Age 3–7 · Storytime is for everyone! This special storytime includes 20 minutes of interactive stories  rhymes  and movement  plus 40 minutes of adaptive free play! This event is designed for young listeners with developmental disabilities and their friends and families.

01/26/19 – EXCEL and DEI Present the 2019 Career Expo: Social Entrepreneurship and the Arts at the Earl V. Moore Building, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall and McIntosh Theatre

Resident Artists: Decoda (Claire Bryant, Carol McGonnell, and Michael Mizrahi).  Explore what it means to be socially engaged artists in the 21st century. This expo will feature interactive workshops and panels about community art-making, DEI from the lens of artists, and how to curate engaging performances. Guests include members of SMTD faculty, Crescendo Detroit, Culture…

01/26/19 – Downtown Library: Secret Lab · Letterpress Lab

Join us for a special Saturday Letterpress Lab! This weekly lab will introduce you to the process and the materials for printing by hand on a cylinder proof press and small platen press. AADL staff will show you the basics and we’ll explore more advanced printing techniques with special guests. No prior experience necessary. Supplies…

01/26/19 – Clean Comedy Show – Lawn & Disorder at Tecumseh Center for the Arts

From marriage to homeownership, hilarious memories are bound to become unforgettable stories. Come forget about your unshoveled sidewalk and dusty shelves, and instead be transformed into the world of suburbia comedy with Lawn & Disorder. The dynamic duo of Karen Morgan and Jim Colliton will delight and excite with their clean stand-up comedy and crazy couple…

01/26/19 – 02/03/19 – “Sweeney Todd” at the Croswell

Students from 10 area high schools will take part in the Croswell Opera House’s all-area high school production of the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” opening Jan. 26. The show, which debuted on Broadway in 1979, features music by Stephen Sondheim. It was inspired by Victorian-era serialized stories known as “penny…

01/27/19 – SMTD@UMMA: Press A-flat to Play at the U-M Museum of Art

In conjunction with the exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, SMTD@UMMA presents a live performance of the real and unreal in new analog transcriptions of favorite video game soundtracks featuring Matthew Thompson, joined by undergraduate and graduate piano students from his studio.   Free – no tickets required

Every Sunday – Critter House Open Hours

Free and open to the public most Sundays, 10 am – 1 pm, see our website for closures. Observe frogs, turtles, snakes, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes! Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer your questions, and have activities or specimens out for you to explore. Leslie…

01/14/19 – 05/09/18 – Homework Help at the Ypsilanti District Library

4pm | Mondays, Jan 28-May 6 | YDL-Superior 4pm | Monday-Thursday, Jan 14-May 9 | YDL-Whittaker Bring your homework to the library for one-on-one help with any subject.   826michigan Tutoring (Ages 8-18) is also available at the Ypsilanti District Library Michigan Avenue branch at 4pm  Wednesdays & Thursdays, Jan 16-Apr 25 Drop in after…

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