Film & Discussion: Of Civil Wrongs and Rights

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This Emmy-winning documentary, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story is the story of a forty-year legal fight to vindicate Fred Korematsu, a shipyard welder, who refused to obey an Executive Order sending thousands of Americans of Japanese ancestry into internment camps.
Discussion after the film will be led by May Watanabe, internee; David Yamamoto, internee; and Lori Saginaw, daughter of May Watanabe and third generation Japanese American. This event is for Grade 9-Adult, and is cosponsored by the UM Community Scholars Program.

Thursday, February 18 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Downtown Multi-Purpose Room | Grade9-Adult

Our Future Great Lakes Ecosystem

Residents of the Great Lakes region share a devotion to our magnificent freshwater lakes for the many ways they enhance our lives. The lakes are part of a living ecosystem and their health, and that of the organisms that depend on them, is greatly influenced by human activity. James Diana, Director of the Michigan Sea Grant College Program, will review the massive environmental changes since European settlement. He'll look at current issues like Asian carp, round gobies, zebra and quagga mussels, botulism and harmful algal blooms to help us think about the future of this amazing natural resource. Join him at the Downtown Library, Monday, Feb. 15, 7-8:30 pm.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

The cool cats, and those who love them, will be gathering at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week. These fun-loving kitties just have to experience life at it’s fullest!

Library iz cool & Ben Huh is coming - rite?

Do LOLcats & give you five minutes of awesome happiness everyday? Then you must join us for an evening with Internet content connoisseur Ben Huh at the Downtown Library on Fri., Feb. 5 at 7 PM. I Can Has Cheezburger? (aka LOLcats) and FAIL Blog are two popular blog sites in Ben's company, Pet Holdings, Inc., one of the largest blog networks in the world. We expect a crowd for this event so be sure to arrive a bit early. No registration is required and this event is free of charge.

Ben Huh | Friday, February 5 | 7 PM | Downtown Library


Fifth Avenue Fun!

We’ll be honkin’ and hootin’ at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week, with funny feathered friends like Owl and Suzy Goose, who sets off to find peace and quiet but is totally unaware of the trouble that lurks behind.

Wild Swan Theater Presents - Drum Me a Story

Celebrate Black History Month with the Wild Swan Theater’s performance of Drum Me a Story. A delightful, humorous collection of well-known African tales including, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock and How the Turtle Got Its Shell. The stories are performed through storytelling, acting, and drumming on Saturday, February 6 at 2:00 in the Downtown Multi-Purpose Room. The performance will be simulcast in the fourth floor meeting room.Wild Swan TheaterWild Swan Theater

The AADL Kid-i-cotts

Join us this Friday in the Downtown Multipurpose Room from 6-8:30 pm to celebrate the Caldecott medal winner. The Caldecott Medal has been awarded since 1938 to recognize excellence in illustration. This year the award has gone to Jerry Pinkney's excellent rendition of The Lion and the Mouse, which tells Aesop's classic fable entirely in pictures.

This Friday, after a brief presentation of the Caldecott winner and other historical Caldecotts, you will have the chance to tell stories in pictures yourself. Your imagination is the only limit, so bring all your creativity, enthusiasm and love of art!

Fifth Avenue Fun!

Both Mouse and Gecko learn how to get along and share in this small world, at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week.

Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Local youth are invited to join AADL in remembering civil rights leader, human rights advocate, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students in grades k-8 are invited to come to the Downtown Library anytime between 10am and 8pm on Monday, January 18th for our Unity Collage Event. Participants will make collages to celebrate diversity, unity, and the civil rights movement. The collages will be displayed on the Youth Department Bulletin Board.

At 4pm on the 18th, The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a performance featuring songs of peace. The musical event will take place Downtown in the Multi-Purpose Room for students grades k-5.

City of A2 conducting interviews for 'library lot' proposals

The public is invited to attend and participate in development proposal presentations and interviews for the 5th Avenue parking lot immediately north of the Downtown Library. All interviews are open to the public and will be held on the fourth floor of the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Community Television Network will televise the presentations.

A public open house featuring all six proposers will also be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 6-8pm at the library. The public will have the opportunity to review each proposal at the open house. Questions from the public may be submitted in advance by e-mailing More information about the project, including links to the proposals, is available here.

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