BRAWL on CAMPUS! Thursday Night 11/12 at the Michigan Union Ballroom

It's time to get out of the basement and bring some BRAWL to the UofM CAMPUS! AADL-GT presents a very special event, Thursday, November 12, at 8 PM in the Michigan Union BRAWLROOM as we bring Super Smash Bros. Brawl out of the library and onto the campus scene. No items here; just you and your skills against the finest brawlers in town. Prizes to top finishers and the knowledge that you were there, in the BRAWLROOM when it all went down. BRAWL on CAMPUS: 8:00 PM on Thursday 11/12 in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Don't miss it!

Pioneer Theater Guild stages classic musical Oklahoma!

Pioneer High Theater Guild is busy rehearsing Oklahoma! for performances Nov. 7-15. I see on their blog that last month historian Nancy Bryk gave the cast some historical perspective. Ticket info for this fabulous sounding musical is here. All together now: "O-o-o-o-k-lahoma where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain . . ."

Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley

Dianne Dudley will lead DANCING BABIES program @ Traverwood Branch on Saturday, Nov. 7, 11:00-11:40 a.m. Bring your dancing feet, and rhythm beats. The program is for children under 5 years old with their adult companions.

AXIS Coffeehouse is Back


Some of you may have noticed that AXIS Coffeehouse took a break last week for Halloween. Now trick-or-treating and costume parties are over for another year, and AXIS Coffeehouse is back at Malletts Creek for two more sessions before we go on winter break.

On November 6 at 6:30 pm, our writing theme will be "Tell the World What You Think" -- a chance to air your opinions on school, your family, the world, or whatever you want! The theme for November 13 (again at 6:30 pm) is "Tell the World What You are Thankful For" -- perfect preparation for the Thanksgiving Dinner toast. Of course, in both sessions you can write anything, read books, eat snacks, and present your own writing or other people's to earn a host of goodies, including $5 fine forgiveness coupons.

YPT presents Wizard of Oz

Young People's Theater presents the classic Wizard of Oz Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 5-8, in U-M's Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. You can view photos of actresses and actors on the YPT website. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for age 18 and younger and 65 and older. Originally released as a motion picture in 1939, the story has inspired creations including the 2009 graphic novel Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Career Development Workshop


Worried your disability may hurt your chances of getting a job? Wonder whether you should disclose your disability? Need work experience that will make a difference? Learn about opportunities in Michigan's AmeriCorps and other Michigan corporations at a career development workshop presented by Henry Ford Community College and UM-Dearborn in partnership with DiverseAbility LLC and Michigan's AmeriCorps. The workshop is on Tuesday, November 3 from 10am to noon at the Henry Ford Community College ASCC Building Rosenau Rooms A, B, and C at 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn, MI 48126. Register today, and feel free to request any accommodations that you might need by calling Brenda Buchanan at 313-845-9617.

How To Write Like I Do at 826michigan

826michigan will host Stephen Elliott, author of seven books, reading from his just-released true crime novel, The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder, on Thursday, October 29, at 7 pm on 115 East Liberty Street in Ann Arbor. This free event kicks off their fall adult workshop series “How To Write Like I Do” that begins on Saturday, October 31st, from 1-4 pm, when Stephen Elliott will present: Writing from Experience. Attendees will discuss how to use their own lives as jumping points and framing devices for their stories.

To register for a workshop or learn more about future sessions with graphic novelist Jim Ottaviani or Jeff Meyers, lead film critic at the Metro Times, visit 826michigan here. Coffee and Zingerman’s treats are included in the $60 for a single workshop fee, or $50 per workshop fee for those signing up for multiple workshops.

Dance Performance for Day of the Dead


The Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel will perform at the Downtown Library on Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 2:00-2:45pm in celebration of Day of the Dead. The exciting dances and authentic costumes will be a thrill to see! The performance is in celebration of The Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos), a holiday that commemorates the wonderful memories of our lost loved ones. The holiday is often observed with bright colors, memorial displays for those we have lost, and yummy confections. Similar holidays are celebrated throughout the world.


Richard LeSeur discusses Christine Brewer, An American Soprano -- this Sunday!


Ann Arbor music specialist Richard LeSueur will again offer his expertise and insight for a lecture on Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Brewer and the wide variety of music she will perform at her November 1st recital at Hill Auditorium as part of the University Musical Society series. Musical examples will be played to highlight Brewer's works in both opera and recital. Her range, golden tone, boundless power, and control make her a favorite of the stage, as well as a sought-after recording artist. The event will take place Sunday, October 25, from 3:00-4:30 in the AADLfreespace at the Main Library.

Morningstar Investment Research Database

Learn how to use the Morningstar investment research database to track, analyze and make intelligent decisions about your investments on Monday, November 2 from 4-6pm at the Downtown Library. One of the most trusted names in the investment industry, Barron's and Forbes rank Morningstar among the top investing sites. This workshop will feature a one hour overview of this important resource, conducted by Morningstar expert Lars Wasvick via teleconference. This will be followed by a hands-on session where attendees may apply what they learned to make full use of this comprehensive database. Registration is required and individuals may register online at Register for Morningstar or by calling 327-4555 or by visiting any Library location.

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