An Afternoon with Singer-Songfinder Mike Agranoff

Sunday November 23, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

What he does as a folk musician is a rather difficult question to answer. Mike combs the canon of contemporary and traditional songs for little-known gems, puts his unique stamp on them, and brings them to the stage. Whatever else he does, Mike puts a lie to the notion that folk music is boring. His repertoire is vast and varied. Mike is not only a collector of songs and a master at arranging them, but he also has a keen ear for the best of the best. If you're sick of the endless stream of singer songwriters who write for the market, you will find Mike to be a refreshing alternative. He makes us laugh, cry and think, all the while entertaining us long into any evening of music.

An Evening with The Yellow Room Gang

Tuesday December 2, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join us for a special December concert featuring the celebrated The Yellow Room Gang - which includes acclaimed local musicians.

These accomplished Michigan songwriters have been meeting monthly since 2005. What began as a casual meeting in the brilliant yellow living room of David Tamulevich's Ann Arbor home has evolved into one of the most exciting musical super groups to ever join forces on one stage

Classical Bells Holiday Concert

Saturday December 13, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages.

Classical Bells returns to the Library for their annual concert. This event is very popular – so arrive early!!

Classical Bells was founded in 1983. Their handbell artistry has received national attention as a result of its five audio recordings, one acclaimed live concert video, and recordings of new handbell music for distribution by hand bell music publishers. The group’s primary instrument consists of 68 bronze plus 6 aluminum English handbells, a range of more than six octaves. In some pieces the tonal coloring is enhanced by the mellow sound of a six octave set of hand chimes.

Classical Bells is noted for bringing music to life with their unique interpretative style, a technique they call “ringing in color”™. Each concert features musical selections in a wide variety of genres – classical, jazz, inspirational, even ragtime and swing! This eclectic programming, combined with sensitive musical interpretation, technical skill, informal choreography, and a dash of humor, gives Classical Bells the well-deserved reputation of “Michigan’s Premier Handbell Ensemble”.

Concert: Joe Reilly!

Tuesday December 30, 2014: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for preschool to grade 5.

Joe Reilly writes playful, clever, engaging, and joyful songs from his heart, and they always have something meaningful to say. His creative and original music hits a chord with nature lovers of all ages!