Nerd Nite Ann Arbor followed by Back to the Future Day Party presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Wednesday October 21, 2015: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for Adults
This event will be recorded

For the last year and a half, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening - in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn about...

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

Art for Innovators: The Creative Industries and Cultural Economic Development

Thursday October 22, 2015: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Today’s lunchtime panel covers The Creative Industries and Cultural Economic Development and features Jennifer Goulet, CEO, Creative Many; Neel Hajra, CEO, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and Joe Malcoun, CEO, Nutshell.

The arts have a unique ability to stimulate economic development in a community and nurture innovation in a business. The panelists of this session discuss their experiences and the metrics by which they've assessed success in ways that clearly point to arts ability to spark progress and innovation.

An exciting and new festival of the Ann Arbor Art Center, POP·X will create new spaces for the arts by placing pavilions designed by artists and architects throughout the area. This annual festival is a burst of imagination and inspiration that will fill city parks, businesses, and neighborhoods with vibrancy through expressions of contemporary art. Art for Innovators is held in conjunction with POP·X and is sponsored in part by Old National Bank.

Art for Innovators: Design Thinking: An Approach to Problem-Solving and Innovation

Tuesday October 20, 2015: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Today’s lunchtime panel is covers Design Thinking: An Approach to Problem-Solving and Innovation and features Katie Robertson and Diane Tamblyn of Wholemindesign.

The artist's process of creating work contains an abundance of transferable practices and values that offer any entrepreneur or manager step-by-step methods for unlocking one's imagination to get to innovation. Katie and Diane of Wholemindesign lead participants in a workshop that explore the practical application of this system to any work process.

An exciting and new festival of the Ann Arbor Art Center, POP·X will create new spaces for the arts by placing pavilions designed by artists and architects throughout the area. This annual festival is a burst of imagination and inspiration that will fill city parks, businesses, and neighborhoods with vibrancy through expressions of contemporary art. Art for Innovators is held in conjunction with POP·X and is sponsored in part by Old National Bank.

Ken Magee and Jon Stevens Discuss Their New Book “The Game, The Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry”

Tuesday October 13, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

With a history that stretches over a century, the Michigan–Ohio State rivalry is one of the oldest in college football. The two teams claim a combined 19 national championships, hundreds of All-Americans, and 10 Heisman Trophies. Each year, millions of Buckeye and Wolverine fans watch the two teams battle for an opportunity to win the Big Ten championship in a contest simply known as “the Game.”

Ken Magee and Jon Stevens have written the history of this great rivalry in a new book entitled The Game, The Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry. For this event, they will share highlights of their book as well as interesting facts about the famous “feud.” From Yost to Schembechler to Harbaugh — come hear about this century old annual tradition!

Ken Magee is an expert in Wolverine football history. He is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, former chief of police for the University of Michigan, and a retired federal agent. A portion of this book’s proceeds benefit the Ken Magee Foundation for Cops, which assists police officers permanently injured in the line of duty.

Jon M. Stevens was born in Powell, Ohio, and grew up in the shadow of Ohio Stadium. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2004 and is currently a designer for an architecture firm in Ann Arbor.

This event will include a booksigning and books will be for sale.

ArborWiki Blogwarts

Tuesday July 28, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

You can earn Summer Game points just for attending one of the ArborWiki Blogwarts sessions! And while you're there, former Ann Arbor Chronicle editor Dave Askins will lead you through the steps to become an ArborWiki contributor and begin to earn Summer Game badges for making useful edits to ArborWiki, the community-edited resource for all things Ann Arbor. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet - there will also be computers available at the event.

ArborWiki Blogwarts

Tuesday July 14, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

You can earn Summer Game points just for attending one of the ArborWiki Blogwarts sessions! And while you're there, former Ann Arbor Chronicle editor Dave Askins will lead you through the steps to become an ArborWiki contributor and begin to earn Summer Game badges for making useful edits to ArborWiki, the community-edited resource for all things Ann Arbor. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet - there will also be computers available at the event.

ArborWiki Blogwarts

Wednesday June 24, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

You can earn Summer Game points just for attending one of the ArborWiki Blogwarts sessions! And while you're there, former Ann Arbor Chronicle editor Dave Askins will lead you through the steps to become an ArborWiki contributor and begin to earn Summer Game badges for making useful edits to ArborWiki, the community-edited resource for all things Ann Arbor. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet - there will also be computers available at the event.

Teens! Come volunteer at the AADL this summer!

Hey teens! Come volunteer at the AADL this summer! It’s a great way to meet people, see some cool behind-the-scenes stuff at the library, and earn volunteer hours! If you're between the ages of 14 and 18, all you need to do is fill out the form at www.aadl.org/teenvolunteer, have a parent or guardian sign the permission slip that you’ll link to via that page, and then come to any of the five orientations taking place throughout the summer. At these orientations, you’ll learn about what volunteering entails and have the chance to sign up for the opportunities you want to help with, including program prep work, stocking summer game orders, and assisting with a variety of programs themselves. If you’d like more information or have questions, email teenvolunteer@aadl.org. Hope to see you this summer!

Psst! It's also a great way to get lots and lots of summer game codes, since every program you help with will have its own code!

Sundance Film Forward: We Are the Giant

Wednesday June 17, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- State Theatre, 233 S. State Street

The U-M Library, in conjunction with Sundance Film Forward, presents "We Are the Giant."

In "We Are The Giant," ordinary citizens face the same moral questions that have defined revolutionary leaders across the ages, from Jefferson to Che to Mandela. With remarkable access, the film takes its audience inside the lives of six extraordinary people who grapple with the agonizing and universal dilemmas at the heart of all struggles for justice and freedom: whether to take up arms and fight, or to advocate change through peace and non-violence.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Greg Barker. This program is co-sponsored by The U-M Library, Sundance Film Forward, and the Ann Arbor District Library.

Sundance Film Forward: The Internet's Own Boy

Tuesday June 16, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street

The U-M Library, in conjunction with Sundance Film Forward, presents The Internet's Own Boy. The film chronicles the story of programming prodigy and information-access activist Aaron Swartz, who forever left his imprint on the Internet with his development of the basic Internet protocol RSS, his co-founding of Reddit, and his open-access activism, which eventually ensnared him in a two-year legal battle that ended with his taking his life. The documentary is a personal story that shines a light on what we lose when we are tone deaf to technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Brian Knappenberger. This program is co-sponsored by The U-M Library, Sundance Film Forward, and the Ann Arbor District Library.

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