New Adult German Books

There are a selection of new German books for adults at every branch of the library. Use the links below to reserve a book or browse the shelves at each branch looking for the "NEW" stickers on each book. The selection is different at each branch. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about German books at the library, e-mail stantont@aadl.org. Enjoy!

Der Geliebte der Mutter by Urs Widmer
Miemandsland by Utta Danella
Fünf-Sterne-Kerle inklusive by Gaby Hauptmann
Hereroby Gerhard Seyfried
Nero Corleone: eine Katzengeschichte by Elke Heidenreich
Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit by Sten Nadolny
Das Unerfreuliche zuerst by Sibylle Berg

Manga Drawing Contest Winners!

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Our first annual Manga Drawing Contest Award Ceremony was last night @ 7:00 at the Downtown Library - I'm sorry you missed it! Over 70 kids and teens in grades K-12 entered the contest and ALL of their work is currently on display in the Downtown Youth Department and will be for the month of August - check it out! Our fabulous judges, Fred Gallagher and Jerzy Drozd had a daunting task - they spent HOURS last Saturday making their decisions and writing comments and feedback for each and every piece of artwork. Over 70 kids/teens/families/friends attended the award ceremony to hear WHO got Wizzywig gift certificates, the Olympic-worthy medals and more... Most importantly everyone got to meet and greet with Fred and Jerzy! And the winners are (click read more for the complete list):

Grades K-2:
1st Place/Duaa Aljirafi; 2nd Place/Runner-Up/Domonique Littlefield; 3rd place/Honorable Mention/Samuel Wasserman. Best Fan Art/Kristen Umbriac; Best Original Character/Sophia Cho.

Grades 3-5:
1st Place/Agnes Cho; 2nd Place/Runner-Up/Samantha Linn; 3rd Place/Honorable Mention/Bernadette Lamb. Best Fan Art/Lillian Xie; Best Original Character/Charlotte Cardon.

Grades 6-8:
1st Place/Lena Ji; 2nd Place/Runner-Up/Kylah Thompson; 3rd Place/Honorable Mention/Kyle Mink. Best Comic Strip/Andrew Hacott; Best Fan Art/Emily Ji; Best Original Character/Jessica Maronen.

Grades 9-12:
1st Place/Xin Gu; 2nd Place/Runner-Up/TIE/Brittany Adams and Donovan Adams (not related); 3rd Place/Honorable Mention/Michelle Lin. Best Comic Strip/Stephanie Mannheim; Best Fan Art/Desha Stewart; Best Original Character/Kaitlin Casternino.

Duct Tape Re-Mix on Tuesday, August 7

We'll provide the tape-in a bunch of colors from camouflage to pink-and you do the rest. Make what you want and meet other tapeheads. There will be duct tape books like Got Tape?: Roll out the fun with duct tape on hand for inspiration. You'll also view some great duct tape websites.

Drop in 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Pittsfield.

Highly Contagious Science

All children age 5 and up are invited to join us on August 7th at the Pittsfield Branch at 10:00 am or the Malletts Creek Branch at 1:00 pm to explore the science of sound with water balloons, slinkies, space phones and whoopee cushions. Marcey Walsh will have the kids learning about vibration, air molecules and pitch while laughing all the way!

Teen Yellow Pages

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Calling all teens! For a list of resources just for teens in the local area, check out the Teen Yellow Pages online.

The Youth Empowerment Project just released the 2007-08 edition. This year for the first time it lists resources for the Lincoln, Saline, Willow Run and Ypsilanti School Districts, as well as those for the Ann Arbor.

Pinhole Photography, Saturday, August 4, 12:00-3:00 p.m.

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Imagine taking a picture using an oatmeal box, a pop can, or even a room! That's what pinhole photography is all about. Photographer Matt Callow will explain how it works and guide you through building your own camera. Then comes the fun when you use your new camera to take photographs.

Cosplay Contest, DDR & Naruto!

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Don't forget to break out your best in anime, manga, videogame character finery to enter the Cosplay Contest this Thursday, August 2 @ 7:00 PM at the Downtown Library. Prizes will be given in 2 categories: Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12 - in the form of gift certificates to Wizzywig in the amounts of $35, $25 and $15 respectively. Play DDR in character or come and watch the contest and play DDR.

Mark your calendar for the final Animanga Club of the summer on Monday, August 13 | 2:00-4:00 PM @ the Downtown Library. Make an authentic Naruto headband eat food/drink and have a chance to win cool Naruto merch and a $10 Wizzywig gift certificate based on your Naruto knowledge...

Stories to make you hungry!

Storytime this week is all about food. Come see how the Mighty Asparagus causes a whole heap of trouble, and join us for our final round for the summer of "Knees Up Mother Brown."

Kid Bits - Fearful of Fifth Grade

The Liberation Of Gabriel King is a positive-attitude story of coping with childhood fear.
The main story .... Gabriel and Frita will "fly up" to 5th grade in the fall and they both have their own list of fears. The good thing is they are very good friends, and have very supportive parents, to help them prepare. Together they devise a way to build courage over the summer of 1976.
The historical backdrop ... America's Bicentennial, and black-white racial tensions.
This book, was a Michael L. Printz honor winner.

New Spanish books for adults (translated fiction)

New popular fiction translated into Spanish. Any questions, comments or suggestions on Spanish language materials or any foreign language materials, please e-mail stantont@aadl.org

Cell por Stephen King
A translation of King's popular novel in which a single pulse transmitted through every operating cell phone on the planet turns people everywhere into inhuman killing machines, and civilization grinds to a halt in a terrifying riot of violence. It falls to a small group of survivors to turn the tables and take back the streets--or die trying.
Laberinto de sueno y angustia por Atiq Rahimi
Translated directly from Persian, Rahimi is the Afghan author and producer of the novella and subsequent film "Earth and Ashes".
Tiempo de matar por Lisa Gardner
Translated from English "The Killing Hour", a novel by popular mystery and suspense writer Lisa Gardner.

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