Life in Ann Arbor

02/24/20- Guest Musicology Lecture: Dr. Juliana Pistorius, University of Huddersfield, UK at the Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall

“Total works of art for a post-totalitarian state: William Kentridge and the art of opera” When William Kentridge’s multimedia installation, The Head & The Load, premiered at London’s Tate Modern Museum on July 11, 2018, critics celebrated the birth of a ‘twenty-first-century Gesamtkunstwerk’. With recent projects such as Shostakovich’s Nose, Mozart’s Zauberflöte, and Berg’s Wozzeck…

02/24/20 – Exploring the Mind | Failure to Launch or Developmental Launching Pad? Navigating the Transition to Adulthood in the 21st Century at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join Dr Kathleen M. Jodl from the University of Michigan Department of Psychology to learn about the impact of a slower transition to adulthood, and leave with some practical advice on how to best support young adults as they navigate this phase in their lives. What is it about twentysomethings today? Popular media portray young…

02/24/20 – Folk Song Jam Along at the Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Come sing and play! Get more music in your life and join us for this family-friendly sing-along. Bring your voices and/or instruments—lyrics and chords will be projected, so all can sing and strum along. Beginners welcome! You choose from 350+ familiar folk/pop songs. This event is led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski.

02/24/20 – Grief 101 with Arbor Hospice at the Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Presented by Arbor Hospice’s Grief Support Services, this educational meeting will provide you with the resources and information you are looking for when coping with the loss of a loved one. The session will help examine what is normal during the grief process, strategies for coping, suggestions for self-care, and what support is available to…

02/24/20 – University Symphony Orchestra at the Hill Auditorium

Kenneth Kiesler, conductor Karalyn Schubring, piano Pre-concert lecture at 7:15 PM in the lower lobby. The University Symphony Orchestra presents contrasting music by three U-M women composers: the Piano Concerto by current senior Karalyn Schubring (who is also the piano soloist), Propellers in the Sun by alumna Tanner Porter, and Rain On It by faculty…

Tuesdays – The Little Scientist Club at the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Encourage your child’s natural drive for discovery through our Little Scientist Club. Our youngest visitors will explore their sense of wonder about the world through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, and much more. Older siblings are welcome, too. No registration necessary. Check out our events calendar for each week’s theme!

01/28/20 – 04/07/20 – ESL Drop-in Tutoring at YDL-Michigan

Learn English as a Second Language at free drop-in tutoring sessions. All levels of English are welcome and learners may attend as many times as they wish. Please arrive 5 minutes before the start time for each session. Sponsored by Washtenaw Literacy and Eastern Michigan University.

Tuesdays – Knitting Plus at YDL-Michigan

Year-Round Bring any handcraft project to work on. Beginning knitting instruction is available during the first hour. YDL-Michigan: 229 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti MI 48197

Now – 05/26/20 – Y on the Fly at YDL-Michigan

The Y van is loaded with sports equipment and other fun activities for inside or outside the library, depending on the weather. Trained Y coaches offer games, activities, and healthy snacks to children between the ages of 5-13. Parents must check in their child the first time they participate. Questions? Please contact Y on the…

02/25/20 – Mark Greaney presents One Minute Out at Nicola’s Books

Join us for an evening with Mark Greaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical, and a coauthor of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels, as he shares another high-stakes thriller featuring the world’s most dangerous assassin: the Gray Man.   While on a mission to Croatia, Court Gentry uncovers a human trafficking operation.…

02/25/20 – University Choir at the Hill Auditorium

Mark Stover, conductor Eric Reyes & Peter Kadeli, graduate student conductors Joshua Marzan, pianist Goitsemang Lehobye, soprano SMTD Student Quartet   This performance will feature Schubert’s Mirjams Siegesgesang, Charles Forsberg’s From Where The Sun Now Stands, and additional works from Finzi, Hogan, Britten, and Tallis.   Free – no tickets required

Wednesdays – Nature Storytime – at Gallup Park

Most Wednesdays 10-11 am, Ages 1-5. Caregiver required and free! $5/child for non-members, $4/child for LSNC members. See lesliesnc.org for dates and themes Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your toddler’s developing senses, and get a bit of exercise!  Explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories,…

Now – 05/27/20 – ESL Book Group at YDL-Michigan

Read and discuss books for fun and to learn about vocabulary, pronunciation, and American culture. Learners with intermediate or advanced ESL reading levels are welcome. For more information or to register, contact Washtenaw Literacy at info@washtenawliteracy.org or call 734-482-4110 x1325.

02/26/20 – Letterpress Open Lab at the Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Our weekly Letterpress Open Lab introduces the process and materials for printing by hand with wood type on a selection of antique cylinder presses.  Never printed before? Don’t worry, we’ll show you the basics on composing a wood type project, choosing paper, hand inking with a brayer, and finally using a printing press. Due to the presence…

02/26/20 – Saxophone Studio Recital at the Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium

Students of Prof. Timothy McAllister perform in solo, quartet, and large ensemble settings. This concert will feature the Saxophone Ensemble prior to its appearance at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference in Tempe, Arizona. Music of Roshanne Etezady, Jeremy Howell, William Bolcom, Vincent D’Indy, Edison Denisov, and more!   Free – no tickets required

01/23/20 – 04/09/20 – ESL Drop-in Tutoring at YDL-Michigan

Learn English as a Second Language at free drop-in tutoring sessions. All levels of English are welcome and learners may attend as many times as they wish. Please arrive 5 minutes before the start time for each session. Sponsored by Washtenaw Literacy and Eastern Michigan University.

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