Men's Fellowship Breakfast

The Marriot Conference Center at Eagle Crest is hosting the Men's Fellowship Breakfast sponsored by the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Program and Prostate Net on Saturday, August 27th, 2011. Breakfast is from 8:30-9:00am and the program ends at 11:30am.

Come to this event and learn about prostate cancer, PSA testing, and results from the Men on the Move project. This program is free of charge and open to all men. There will be a number of featured speakers, including:

Maha Hussain, M.D., FACP
Issac Powell, M.D.
Derek Griffith, Ph.D.

The Marriot Conference Center at Eagle Crest is located at:
1275 South Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

To register, call 734.998.7071 or visit the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Events page.

University of Michigan Press EBooks Now Available Through AADL

AADL has a new database of academic Ebooks from a publisher just down the street: the University of Michigan Press. Access the collection from our A-Z Database page or our Local Creators page. Browse or search over 500 titles published by the University of Michigan Press right in your browser.

The University of Michigan Press produces educational texts for student audiences, with special emphasis on English language teaching and political, social, and cultural issues. UM Press also produces regional books on fiction and the arts, human history, natural history, and the changing environment of Michigan and the Great Lakes.

June 25th--Act of Grace: A Conversation with Karen Simpson and Robbie Ransom

On Saturday, June 25th authors Karen Simpson and Robbie Ransom will discuss their new book Act of Grace from 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the University of Michigan's North Quad, room 2435. Act of Grace explores the story of Grace Johnson, an African American from Michigan who saves the life of a Klan member named Jonathan Gilmore--and the controversy which follows. Simpson and Ransom are both Michigan residents and graduates of Eastern Michigan University well known for their work in gender and cultural studies. The discussion is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Author’s Forum, a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, and the Ann Arbor Book Festival. Don't miss the discussion on this amazing story of forgiveness!

For the official UM Library event posting, click here.

AADL Talks to Steven Ball

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In this episode, we talk with Ann Arbor's "village bell ringer," Steven Ball, about the history of the carillon in civic life and his experience writing and performing accompaniment to silent film. Steven also chronicles his journey as a carillonneur and organist, and his unique role in the restoration of two of Ann Arbor's rare and beautiful public instruments--the University of Michigan's Charles Baird Carillon and the Michigan Theater's Barton Pipe Organ.

On Tuesday, June 28, the Ann Arbor District Library and the Michigan Theater are pleased to present the WORLD PREMIERE of "Back Page: A Super Colossal Production," a silent film made in 1936 by Ann Arbor News staff and recently unearthed from the archives of the Ann Arbor News. This event, which is free, will also include a second short film from 1936 titled, "The Casting of the Baird Carillon." Steven will accompany both on the Barton organ following a brief talk at 4:30 p.m. And don't miss Steven's performance on the Baird Carillon that evening when he provides live accompaniment to the Top of the Park screening of "The Phantom of the Opera" (1927).

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2011 Nichols Arboretum Peony Festival

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It's almost time to stop and smell the peonies at the Arboretum! The Peony Gardens will be in bloom during this year's Peony festival June 4th to June 12th, and there's lots to see and do. Peonies will be available for sale on June 4th and 5th, with proceeds benefiting the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. There will be live music Saturday June 4th from 11 to 1pm, and guided lunchtime tours at noon June 4th through June 10th. Click here for the official event listing, where you can learn about the festival's Peony Photo Contest, more about the Peony Garden, hours and directions for the Arboretum, and more! Want to start your own flower garden? Check out the AADL's flower gardening resources!

Glee at the Library!

After last week's Glee episode featuring Fleetwood Mac, their album Rumours shot to number four on our “hot CDs” list. If you’re getting impatient waiting in line, never fear! We have a host of other great Glee related items, including DVDs from Season 1, CDs and even books.

Be sure to get in line now for the new album from The Warblers, featuring University of Michigan graduate Darren Criss as Kurt’s dreamy boyfriend Blaine. Our copies should be in soon!

Want to hear other music featured on Glee? Try the original Rocky Horror Picture Show or the great popstar and frenemy of Brittany S. Pierce, Britney Spears. Our exclusive inside source (cough Wikipedia cough) tells us that Abba, Otis Redding and Amy Winehouse will be featured in upcoming episodes. And as for Rebecca Black? You’re on your own.

Award Winning Journalist Eugene Robinson to Speak at U of M

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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Eugene Robinson will be speaking Friday, April 29th from 1:00 to 2:30pm at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Room. A former U of M student, Robinson was the first African American co-editor-in-chief of the Michigan Daily. He has since written for the San Francisco Chronicle and later the Washington Post as both foreign correspondent and foreign editor. Robinson was honored with a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for Commentary for his work and insight on political and social movement. He currently appears on MSNBC as a Political Analyst. Sponsored by the University of Michigan's Center for Afroamerican & African Studies and The Michigan Daily, the event is free and open to the public. For the University's listing of the event, click here. For books by Eugene Robinson held by the AADL, click here.

Storytime! At the UMMA?!

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On Saturday, March 26th and again on Saturday, April 16th, children ages 4-7 are invited to hear a story at the University of Michigan Museum of Art! Student guides from the University will read stories related to the art in the gallery, with kids welcome to participate and respond! Storytimes start at 11am. Parents must accompany children, and older siblings may accompany the group. Meet at the museum information desk! For the UMMA event listing and contact information, click here.

U-M Taubman College Presents "The Future of History"

A conference organized by the U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is coming up April 1-2 in Rackham Amphitheater, 915 E. Washington St. "The Future of History" will bring together theorists, designers, practitioners and historians to discuss how architecture has played a role in history, and also how history interprets architecture. The gathering begins April 1 at 4:30 pm, with doors open at 4:15 pm. On April 2, doors open at 8 am. Presentations and hosted conversations are free and public.

Film & Discussion: Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story

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Brick by Brick is a one-hour, 2007 documentary. It follows three families in Yonkers, New York, in the middle of a confrontation about the politics and law of racial discrimination in housing and schools that challenges and changes their hometown.

Brick by Brick describes how a ghetto was created through public policies. The primary storytellers are local people from different backgrounds, who relate their personal encounters with housing and educational discrimination, as well as others who experience very different opportunities across town.

The film, which is not rated, is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Community Scholars Program, who will lead a post-film discussion.
Thursday, March 24, from 6:30-8:30 pm (Grades 9 - Adult) at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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