Where's It Hanging: Marketing Your Art

Wednesday March 9, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Artist? Graphic designer? Photographer? Videographer? Want to sell your art?

Have you shown at art fairs and events - talking to seemingly interested buyers - and then selling fewer pieces than anticipated? This interactive workshop will offer tips to help your work find a warm and loving home and a guided discussion on tactics that work.

Artists can use this workshop to brush up on approaching their art marketing like the business it is. The key to any business is to get customers, and if possible, repeat customers. The purpose of this workshop is to get artists to do what other businesses do to get customers - market the product so you can sell it!

This workshop will be led by Steve Feinman, District Director for SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), serving Michigan and Northwest Ohio, with 300+ volunteers who provide mentoring and coaching for small business owners. Steve also develops and conducts workshops on topics that include fine art marketing, strategic marketing and sales, and business model canvases. In 2015, Steve was named Small Business Counselor of the Year by the SBA Michigan District Office. Steve has been an avid interest in fine arts and literature. He has been active in the fine arts community in Philadelphia, Maryland, and New Orleans. His specialty is art industry economics and policy.

City Of Ann Arbor 2016 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Land Use and Access

Thursday March 3, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. The series will include four events (held monthly through April) with each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

The third event in this series centers on Land Use and Access, including discussions about regional transit, sustainability planning in transportation systems, and Ann Arbor’s latest bicycle and pedestrian projects.

A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, staff from both the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session.

The forums offer an opportunity to learn more about sustainability in the community and tips for actions that residents can take to live more sustainably.

Speakers for the Land Use discussion include:

o Moderator, Mayor Chris Taylor;
o Matt Carpenter, CEO of TheRide who will talk about their sustainability plan and “more buses” campaign;
o Eli Cooper, Ann Arbor Transportation Program Manager, who will discuss current bicycle, pedestrian, and transit projects in Ann Arbor;
o Michael Ford, CEO of the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority who will share information about about the new agency and their Regional Transit Master Plan;
o Sean Reed, Executive Director of Clean Energy Coalition, who will discuss ArborBike.

Details of this series will be posted online on The City of Ann Arbor's Sustainability site. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website..

City of Ann Arbor 2016 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Resource Management

Thursday February 4, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. The series will include four events (held monthly through April) with each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

The second event in this series centers on Resource Management, including discussions about improving Ann Arbor’s waste diversion rate and community-wide efforts to reduce different waste streams.

A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, staff from both the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session.

The forums offer an opportunity to learn more about sustainability in the community and tips for actions that residents can take to live more sustainably.

Speakers for the Resource Management discussion include:

o Roger Bowser, Managing Partner, Zingerman's
o Eileen Spring, President and CEO, Food Gatherers
o Noelle Bowman, Solid Waste Specialist, Washtenaw County
o Tracy Artley, Sustainability Programs Coordinator, U-M Plant Building & Grounds Services
o Matt Naud, Environmental Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor

Details of this series will be posted online on The City of Ann Arbor's Sustainability site. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website.

Permaculture Basics - What is Permaculture? with The People's Food Co-Op

Monday October 26, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 9 and up

Experts from The People's Food Co-op, Bridget O'Brien and David M. Hall, both certified in permaculture design introduce foundations for a creating a more resilient lifestyle, through the principles identified and taught in the permaculture movement.

Permaculture is a sustainable design system focused on caring for the earth and planning intelligently for the future. Bridget and David will provide the basics of Permaculture and show how we can apply these principles in our lives.

Whether you are new to Permaculture or already a practitioner this class will challenge you to live further participate in building a workable, healthy future for our world, starting in your home, garden, and business.

The Alternative Press: Then & Now

Wednesday November 18, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

AADL hosts a fun and wide-ranging conversation with several local alternative press leaders about their experiences running an alternative press.
Discover what motivated them to start and how their missions may have changed over the course of their runs; the technological and financial challenges; how the Internet and social media have altered the landscape; and their views on the role of the alternative press in our communities then versus now.

Panelists include:

Harvey Ovshinsky (Moderator): Harvey started The Fifth Estate when he was 17 years old. It has become the longest running alternative newspaper in the country, and is about to celebrate its 50th birthday.

Ted Sylvester and Laurie Wechter: Ted and Laurie founded Agenda in the 1980s and ran it through the 1990s. Agenda was an independent, non-aligned newspaper that served Ann Arbor and nearby towns as a forum for the area’s many liberal/leftist activist groups and nonprofit human service organizations.

Barbara Barefield: Barbara worked on alternative newspaper The Ann Arbor Sun in the 1970s. The newspaper was the mouthpiece for the White Panther Party and the succeeding Rainbow People’s Party before being an independent publication devoted to local issues, left-wing politics, music, and arts.

Dave Askins: Dave, with Mary Morgan, ran The Ann Arbor Chronicle from 2008-2014. The Ann Arbor Chronicle was an online newspaper focusing on civic affairs and local government coverage.

If you want more information about these publications, The Ann Arbor District Library hosts the online archives of Agenda, The Ann Arbor Sun, and The Ann Arbor Chronicle and you can view past issues of Agenda and The Ann Arbor Sun at Old News and past articles from the Ann Arbor Chronicle at the Ann Arbor Chronicle Archive.

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.

Labor Market Information: Gateway to Employment

Monday May 11, 2015: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Colleen Mallory, Business Services Coordinator at Washtenaw County Michigan Works! discusses how using Labor Market Information can guide you on your career path.

Learn more about:
-Current local job openings and trends
-Regional in-demand occupations and industries
-Education and wage information

Michigan Works! Association was established in 1987 to provide services and support to Michigan’s Workforce Development System. Through the Association, individuals can access timely, relevant professional development opportunities to ensure high-quality programs for all customers.

50 Years of Social Justice: Interfaith Council of Peace & Justice

Wednesday October 21, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults

Since 1965, the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) has inspired, educated, and mobilized people to unite across differences and to act from their shared ethical and spiritual values in pursuit of peace with social and environmental justice.

Join us for this Open House-style launch of an exciting, new online exhibit celebrating ICPJ's 50th Anniversary. Hundreds of photos, articles, newsletters, and mementos have been digitized and will be on display spanning five decades of social justice advocacy and activism in our community. Also online, dozens of friends have recorded conversations to help bring the pictures to life.

The event will include refreshments as well as remarks by Interfaith Council representatives. Join us for this special look back at the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.

Syndicate content