Be a Deer and Join Us!

David Small and Sarah Stewart are coming to the Downtown library this weekend—are you prepared? Brush up on their charming blend of timeless watercolor illustrations and heartwarming tales of books, plants and… antlers? My personal favorite of the bunch, Imogene’s Antlers follows the resilient main character through her daily routine with a spontaneously acquired pair of antlers. Both written and illustrated by David Small, the delightfully matter-of-fact text juxtaposes hysterically with the images of Imogene’s unusual predicament. If you don’t happen to get a copy in time, never fear—Nicola’s Books will be on-hand at the event.

Yost and the 'Big House' at 'Sunday Edition'

Michigan Stadium is one of Ann Arbor's significant landmarks and much in the news these days. But what's the story behind how it was originally built? Find out on Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Malletts Creek Branch library when Robert Soderstrom talks about his fascinating book The Big House: Fielding H. Yost and the building of Michigan Stadium. A U-M graduate and lifelong fan of the Wolverines, the author will talk about the early history of the stadium and present early photographs illustrating its development. The program is part of the library's 'Sunday Edition' monthly book talk series.

Tellebration!

Treat yourself to wonderful tales told by a variety of tellers at our annual Tellebration in the Youth Story Corner this Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 pm. All over the country eager listeners and tellers are celebrating the art this weekend. We are especially delighted to welcome nationally renown storyteller Elizabeth Ellis in this program for ages six and up. If you really get inspired Elizabeth will be leading a special program for adults on Saturday, November 18 entitled "Developing Personal Stories" at the Pittsfield Branch from 1:00-4:00 pm.

What Is Schizophrenia, Anyway?

This chronic, disabling brain disorder affects about 2.2 million Americans. Its symptoms typically appear in the late teen years or twenties. Although there is no cure for schizophrenia, it is treatable and manageable. Michael Jibson, MD, PhD, Prof. of Psychiatry and Director, UM Psychiatry Residency Education, and expert on schizophrenia, has written extensively about this disease and has a special interest in the medications used to treat it. Learn about the latest research and treatment of schizophrenia when Dr. Jibson visits the downtown Library on Mon., Nov. 13 at 7 pm. A variety of books about schizophrenia, both fiction and non-fiction, are available at the Library to help us understand the disease and its effects on the lives of those who suffer from it.

Celebrate National Children's Book Week at AADL

Always ready to celebrate books and reading, the Library hosts several special guests and events for National Children’s Book Week, Nov. 13-19. The award-winning children’s book creators, illustrator David Small and author Sarah Stewart, help us kick off the week on Sat. Nov. 11, 2-3:30 pm at the downtown Library. David won the 2001 Caldecott Medal for So You Want to be President? and their book The Gardener was a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book. David and Sarah will talk about working together to create beautiful, meaningful children’s books. AADL also welcomes Newbery Medal winner (2002) Linda Sue Park to the downtown Library on Tue. Nov. 14 from 7-8 pm. Linda will tell us about the events in her life that lead her to become a children’s book author.

The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild will delight us with folktales from around the world when they present Tellebration on Sun., Nov. 12, from 2-3 pm at the downtown Library. We’ll also have some astonishing magic with Merlin’s Magic of Reading on Mon, Nov. 13, 7-7:45 pm at the Malletts Creek Branch. Don’t miss the Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Pittsfield Branch, Thurs., Nov. 16, from 4-5 pm: you will get to make your own place mat, tea bag and (what else?) a ridiculous hat! All events compliment the downtown Library Exhibit of Selected Caldecott and Newbery Winners, presented by the UM Special Collections Library, located in the lower level display cases.

Comics Art Digital Coloring 101, Sunday, November 12

Enjoy drawing your own comics and working on computers? This teens only program is for you. You’ll learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 on Mac computers to clean up your art, fill in line work with colors and halftones, create cool lettering, prep the finished page for printing, and more.

Choose one of two sessions to attend [12:30-2:30 p.m. OR 3-5 p.m.]. Register by calling 327-8301 or stop by any information desk.

Vamp out for Animanga Club

Here comes another Animanga Club gathering. This time we’re meeting at Pittsfield branch on November 3 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

We’ll be talking about vampires and working on our Japanese culture knowledge. Stop by to make your own edible fangs and eat tons of Pocky. We are also making vampire wreaths complete with garlic and stakes to ward off vampires, and gothic chokers to spice up your wardrobe.

The laminator will be out again too if you need to make your manga into cool wall hangings.

Halloween Vampin'

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Tonight at the Malletts Creek branch from 6:30-8:30 or so we'll be making vampire protection wreaths and catching goblins in jars. Using all natural materials you'll leave with the perfect Halloween accessory! See you there.

Unsquared Book Group Meets Nov. 13, Downtown library

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The next 2nd Tuesday book group will discuss Unsquared: Ann Arbor Writers Unleash Their Edgiest Stories & Poems, a jointly published new work by Neutral Zone and 826michigan. Unsquared contains stories, poems, and essays by leading AA adult and teen writers.

To register call 327-8301. The next few teens to sign up will receive a copy of Unsquared to read and keep.

19th Annual Jewish Book Festival

The 19th Annual Jewish Book Festival will take place at the Jewish Community Center at 2935 Birch Hollow Drive from November 5-12. Speakers include a number of prominent authors such as journalist and radio commentator Steven V. Roberts who will open this years's festival with a talk about his book My Father's Houses: Memoir of a Family; Jeffrey Goldberg, the 'New Yorker' magazine's Washington correspondent; and editor Ruth Andrew Ellenson who'll speak on her anthology The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt. For more information about the festival and the names of other speakes visit the Jewish Community Center web site.

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