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

Thursday February 18, 2016: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for Adults
This event will be recorded

For the last year and a half, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 80+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

This month, we're talking about:

Film Photography, Interactive Video, and the Magic of Microphones

It’s Media Mania Month at Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! We’re focusing in on the life after “the death of film" by exploring the process behind and the art created with non-digital photography with historic camera expert Ross Orr. We’ll hear from Martin Thoburn, an interactive filmmaker who finds endless ways to expand his video-based art beyond the screen. Andy Ross might know more about microphones than any person to ever speak into ours - and he’ll be telling the story of the impact of mic amplification on modern music. Join us for a deep dive into audiovisual awareness, plus drinks, laughs, and a spin on a vintage 35MM Carousel projector.

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

Gardening and Landscaping with Native Plants

Thursday February 25, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Drew Lathin, of Creating Sustainable Landscapes, LLC, specializes in landscaping with native plants. He has designed, built, and planted sustainable landscapes throughout southeast Michigan and also does consulting work.

Drew will discuss types of native plants, what they are useful for, where they grow best, and advice for those interested in creating their own sustainable garden or landscape.

Permaculture from the Roots Up: Land Care

Tuesday March 8, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

We will explore the Permaculture tool box and what it has on offer for each of us no matter our living situation. From apartment dwellers to large country lot owners, there are many techniques we can each use to heal and repair the land around us.

Bring a design problem or a land use question and we will work through them the Permaculture way, creating systems of abundance and prosperity. You will learn concrete examples of land care principles and leave with tips for making real changes.

Permaculture is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking, biomimicry and pattern language. Its aim is to create systems that are economically, environmentally, and energetically sound. Throughout this series we will establish a deeper understand of Permaculture ethics, principles, and the design process to cultivate a more resilient culture. Presenter Bridget O’Brien is a Certified Permaculture Designer and Educator, and the Marketing Coordinator for The People’s Food Co-op of Ann Arbor, cosponsor of this event.

A Bouquet of Flours (including Gluten-Free)

Wednesday March 9, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this interactive and lively talk on the history, processing, uses, and chemical reactions of the flours used in baking.

Some flours which may be discussed include all purpose, pastry, cake, and bread flours, as well as wheat flours and alternative or gluten free flours such as garbanzo, sorghum, and rice.

Attendees will leave with new baking skills and literature to take home. Tastes of Keegan's baked goods will be included, too! This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

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

Wednesday March 16, 2016: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for Adults
This event will be recorded

For the last 3 years, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

Peaks of Interest: Hiking Adventures with Hirak Parikh

Thursday March 17, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Hirak Parikh spent about a year in Europe hiking some of the world’s tallest and most scenic mountains, including the Swabian Alps, the Swiss-Austrian Alps, and the Balkans. His most interesting trip was a 10-day, 120-mile hike through the Prokletje—the Accursed Mountains, some of the world's most treacherous—in Kosovo, Montenegro, and Albania.

Hirak will share his experiences hiking, photos of his adventures, and tips for hikers interested in making their own journeys.

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

Thursday April 21, 2016: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for Adults
This event will be recorded

For the last 3 years, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

June Jungle Stories!

Friday June 10, 2016: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for preschool

Join us for a fun night of jungle-themed stories, rhymes and songs!

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

Thursday June 16, 2016: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for Adults
This event will be recorded

For the last 3 years, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

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

Thursday July 21, 2016: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for Adults
This event will be recorded

For the last 3 years, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!