"Annie Get Your Gun" at Skyline

Skyline High students present Annie Get Your Gun Nov. 13-21. The popular Irving Berlin musical tells a fictional story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley -- the music includes such familiar tunes as "There`s No Business like Show Business" and "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)." Ticket information is here.

KinderConcert’s Back!

The little ones love to move to the beautiful piano music of Kathryn Goodson, who joins Gari Stein for a story and creative movement a few times a year when the AADL partners with the A2SO. This Friday, at 9:30 am and 10:30 am, we’ll have a special treat because the talented Arie Lipsky will be here to talk “conducting” with the very young. What fun!

A World Without Ice: Nobel Prize Winner Henry Pollack and the Implications of Climate Change

University of Michigan Professor Emeritus and Nobel Prize Winner Henry Pollack will discuss his new book, World Without Ice, on Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 7 p.m. at the Downtown Library. A starrred review in Kirkus leads the raves on this "clear, engaging review of a disturbing environmental pattern." Dr. Pollack will answer questions and sign books following the presentation.

What's New in Arthritis Treatment?

UM rheumatologist and geriatrician Raymond Yung, MD, will discuss the latest research and therapies for the pain and stiffness of arthritis on Monday, Nov. 9, 7-8:30 pm at Pittsfield Branch. It will be a good opportunity to get some new insight and ask questions about a chronic condition that may be affecting you or a family member. The program is in partnership with UM Geriatrics Center.



Plan to play a few games this Sunday, November 8 at the Traverwood Branch, from 1:00-4:00 PM. Chess sets will be provided and of course, players of all ages and abilities are welcome.
“I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves”
(Bobby Fischer)

Shadow Puppets!

Join Carrie Elizabeth Morris for an unusual and entertaining shadow puppet experience for the whole family this Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Downtown Library. Weather Channels incorporates video, shadows, narration and fun for Kindergarten and up! Carrie will invite the audience for a behind-the-screen demo of how she weaves her spell.

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.

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