Furnace Glass Blowing with Annette Baron

Annette Baron
Annette Baron

Thursday, June 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Come learn how local artist and instructor Annette Baron transforms molten glass into works of art. Ms. Baron's talk will cover the process of furnace glass blowing, how she built Baron Glassworks in Ypsilanti, and outstanding examples of her students work. And don't miss the exhibit of her astonishingly beautiful glass art now on display in the Downtown Library's lower level display cases.

The Truth About Bodyfat Loss

Andrew Phelka

Wednesday June 7, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Downtown Multi-Purpose Room

Are you into fitness and personal training? Interested in losing a few inches for the summer season? Then come hear Fitness and Nutrition Counselor Andrew Phelka discuss the myths and facts about losing bodyfat. Mr. Phelka will talk about how nutrition, exercise and metabolism can all affect body fat loss.

Barry Harris: The Spirit of Bebop

Barry Harris

Monday, June 5, 7:00-8:30 pm Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Come see this fascinating documentary of jazz innovator Barry Harris. This film, by Edgar Howard, also pays homage to jazz luminaries like Parker, Monk, Bud Powell and Dizzy Gillespie. Jazz scholar Lars Bjorn will introduce this 55 minute film and lead a discussion afterwards.

ANIME EVENTS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Anime Full Metal Alchemist Ed

UPDATE: Mission accomplished! Thank you to everyone who came!
Oh, and someone asked me to post the Zuko AMV, from Avatar: the Last Airbender. I love the series, and youtube happily has an endless supply of AMVs.

For those of you who haven't yet trashed your VCRs

The Morocco Experience

An exciting deviation from the average travel documentary, this Lonely Planet production attempts to recreate the overall tone of their popular guidebooks and website. Hosted by an adventurous back-packer, we get to see first-hand what it's like to hitch-hike on a mountain farm truck, barter services and goods at the local markets, accept invitations from locals to join them for home-cooked meals, and even ride a camel. Throughout his journey, our host speaks with many fellow travelers representing a wide range of cultures, male and female, young and old. This is a terrific source for when planning a Moroccan escape, and an even better source when you just need a 47 minute escape in the comfort of your own home. The Morocco Experience is vicarious living at its finest.

'Let's Talk Mosaics!!' Lecture and Exhibit

Mosaic Rachel

Thursday, May 4 7:00-8:30pm Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Have you seen the incredible mosiac show Mosaics: Moments Captured In Glass By The Mosaic Sphere Studio on the 3rd Floor of the Downtown Library? If you're into mosaics on any level, be sure to attend this exhibit AND the accompanying lecture 'Let's Talk Mosaics' by instructor Yulia Hanansen. Her talk will discuss different periods in mosaic making, including modern American mosaics.

Music and Motion for Kids

Gari Stein M and M program B

Kids ages 2-6 (and their grown-ups) get the exciting chance to listen as cellist Eric Amidon and pianist Kathryn Goodson from the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra play a G Major suite by Bach, an E Minor fugue by Brahms, The Swan by Saint Saens, Romanian Folk Dance by Bartok, and Voice of the Whale by Crumb! Does it get any better than this? Yes; they will get to move around the big room to all of it with Gari Stein! It's a great way to learn to listen and move to great classical music with folks who really know their notes. Two half-hour sessions on Friday morning, May 5; 9:30 and 10:30.

DT Otakon: InuYasha Festival!

Anime Inu Yasha

Wednesday, MAY 10, 1-5pm DT/MP

Mark your calendar! There's a day off of school, so come in to the Downtown Library May 10th and play InuYasha: Feudal Combat, watch episodes of the anime, and take part in Anime quiz contests for random stuff! And there will be brownies. ^_^

Cosplay Contest and DDR Expo APRIL 20!

Anime Convention

Thursday April 20, 6:30-8:30pm Downtown Multipurpose Room

Its the 2nd Annual Cosplay Contest! Come dressed at your favorite anime, manga or video game character to win prizes, or come just to see the show and dance to those fabulous J-pop tracks.

Costumes will be judged based on enthusiasm, knowledge of your character, costume quality and execution.

Preparing Yourself for College

Bring your questions about what the first year of college is like, as Professor David Schoem talks about his new book College Knowledge: 101 Tips for the College-Bound Student. Topics like leaving home, getting to know yourself, new friends, roommates and faculty, figuring out finances, time management, expanding social boundaries, and enjoying campus life are just a few of the many possible topics for discussion. As you examine the past year or look to the future, this program, on Monday Feb. 6, 7-8:30 pm, will interest you.

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