Belief, Hope and Generosity in the Workplace: Hiring Individuals in Recovery

Wednesday October 1, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Ari Weinzweig believes that a key aspect of managing ourselves is acknowledging the power of belief - and how much, whether we realize it or not, our beliefs impact our lives and our futures.

In this talk, the CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman's Community of Businesses will take a look at how our beliefs play out in our day to day workplace experiences and how we and our workplaces are impacted by our beliefs. Ari will discuss how what we believe about ourselves, our organization, our coworkers, our boss, the work that we do and our ability to do it will significantly alter the outcomes we get in what we do, and how, wittingly or unwittingly, we go to great lengths to reinforce our beliefs.

Weinzweig has been distilling the lessons learned from that journey into a series of what will eventually be 6 books. The third, and most recent of the Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading series, "A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Managing Ourselves," turns inwards and examines the impact that our selves have on our businesses.

This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

This lecture is in partnership with U-M Council for Disability Concerns 2014 Investing in Ability Week theme Addiction as Disability.

College Night: Solving the College Admissions Puzzle

Thursday October 2, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 9 to adult.

Applying to college? This event is for you: AADL's 8th annual College Night with the co-authors of "Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide for Students and Families About College Selection, Essay Writing, and High-Stakes Testing." Learn how to reduce your stress and increase your chances for success from the three experts of collegeadmissionsadvisors.com.

Community High's college prep counselor John Boshoven, M.A., M.S.W. will help you understand how to find the college that fits; Essay Coaching founder Debbie Merion, M.S.W, M.F.A. explains how to write a winning college application essay, and Managing Your Mind principal Geri Markel Ph.D. will provide tips about how to score your highest on tests such as the ACT and SAT, all to be followed by Q and A. Books will be for sale.

KinderConcert: Music & Motion

Friday October 3, 2014: 9:30 am to 10:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for children 2 - 5 years.

Learn about the string bass from Erin Zurbuchen and about the piano from Kathryn Goodson, and listen, dance and hear a story with Gari Stein. Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

This event will be repeated at 10:30 am.

KinderConcert: Music & Motion

Friday October 3, 2014: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for children 2 - 5 years.

Learn about the string bass from Erin Zurbuchen and about the piano from Kathryn Goodson, and listen, dance and hear a story with Gari Stein. Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

This event is also held at 9:30 am.

Dia de la Familia Latina

Sunday October 5, 2014: 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for all ages.

This Latino-focused family event takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month and features entertainment, games, crafts, food, and face painting! Health information addressing mental, physical, and social issues in the Latino community will be available.

How To Advocate For Your Child With ADHD And Other Special Needs At School

Tuesday October 7, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Debora Blake, J.D. and Director of ACCESS Education, Advocacy and Consultation will instruct parents of children with ADHD how best to advocate for their children at school. She will give the audience a basic overview with plenty of time for questions and answers.

This event is co-sponsored by AADL and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) of Washtenaw County.

A Glimpse into the Royal Instruments and Music of West Africa

Wednesday October 8, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

AADL is proud to welcome two members of African Royalty who will offer their perspectives on the music and culture of their country in this special lecture, cosponsored by AADL, the U-M Center for World Performance Studies and the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.
Nana Kwadwo Nyantakyi III (Sanaahene or Chief of the Treasury in the Asante Kingdom) and Nana Afia Adoma II (Queen of Antoa-Krobo in the Asante Kingdom) will discuss African Akan and Asante music and culture.

This lecture is part of a month-long artist residency sponsored by the Center for World Performance Studies. Part of their residency is to assist U-M faculty on a weekly basis with the "Music of Africa" and "Visual Cultures of Africa" classes. This lecture will open these classroom discussions to the public.

Film & Discussion: 'Inequality for All'

Thursday October 9, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 9 to adult

A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, "Inequality For All" features former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. Reich, an American economist, author, and professor, explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself.

A screening of the 85-minute film will be followed by a discussion led by the U-M Community Scholars Program, cosponsors of this event. "Inequality For All" is not rated.

Learn, Build and Play with LEGO

Sunday October 12, 2014: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Grades K-5 with an adult

Join us for an afternoon of LEGO building and learning with trained Bricks 4 Kidz teachers leading the way. Using LEGO Technic sets children will learn, build and play while experiencing a variety of activities designed to foster teamwork, build self confidence and problem solving skills. Bricks 4 Kidz programs aim to explore math and science concepts while having fun in a non-competitive setting.

Maker Faire Music With Local Inventor Curtis Glatter

Wednesday October 15, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Veteran musician and Maker Faire inventor Curtis Glatter will be hosting a workshop about his newest multi-functional musical invention called Multiplexica2014. Four years in the Making, the invention was premiered at the 2014 Maker Faire Detroit and the workshop at AADL will consist of HOW to have fun while learning to sample and put music together using 'found objects or items one may gather from a resale shop.' Q and A is welcomed and limited CD's will be available at this event.