Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday September 30, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for adults and teens in grade 6 and up.

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once-legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in-demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday September 23, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for adults and teens in grade 6 and up.

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday September 16, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for adults and teens in grade 6 and up.

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once-legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in-demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday September 9, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for adults and teens in grade six and up.

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once-legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in-demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

3D Printing Meet-Up

Saturday September 12, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grades 6 and up

Are you interested in 3D printing and want to learn more about it? Welcome! Do you have a 3D printer and want to share what you do? Come on down! This 3D Printer Meet-Up for is anyone who wants to do more with 3D printing. We will discuss current topics in the 3D printing world, and even print some objects!

Today is a good day to place a hold on a telescope

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Why? Because over the next two weeks Jupiter and Venus - both prominent in the western sky at dusk - will be moving closer and closer together until their conjunction, Tuesday, June 30, when they’ll be only .3 degrees apart and visible together in your field of view. This is the celestial highlight of early summer, folks, so place a hold today!

Michigan Activity Pass - Check Out Free Passes to Michigan Attractions


Looking for adventure this summer? The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is newly expanded, offering free or discounted entry to more than 360 attractions across the state. Library card holders can log in to the MAP site to explore opportunities close to home or farther afield. Use the Advanced Search option to narrow your results by area of interest, such as art, historical sites, maritime, children's activities, campgrounds, and many more.

Use MAP to get free or discounted entry to some of the historic lighthouses dotting Michigan's coast, to art museums such as the Detroit Institute of Arts or the Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, to history museums like the Yankee Air Museum, the Michigan Firehouse Museum, and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, as well as to state parks and campgrounds throughout Michigan,

Find MAP on the library's website under Unusual Stuff and explore your options for making this summer a non-stop Michigan adventure!

Check out the program brochure for a complete listing of participating locations.

Meet the Moog Theremini

Even if you have never heard of a Theremin you're probably familiar with the sound it makes. Theremins are unique in that they are the only musical instrument you play by waving your hands through the air. Invented in the 1920s by Lev Sergeyevich Termen the instrument traditionally contains two metal antennae which generate an electromagnetic field. When you place your hands, or your face or your cat or whatever into this field you disrupt the signal. Your disruptions are interpreted by the synthesizer to produce a musical note (using the vertical pitch antenna) and a sound level (using the horizontal volume antenna). The Theremini from the legendary Moog Music company takes the traditional theremin to another level. New player friendly features and an incredible built-in sound engine help you generate all sorts of noise, including the spooky "ooo woooo ooo" sound heard in many classic sci fi films. The handy automatic calibration feature will assist new players, and if you're not a new player well then you probably already have your own theremin. Place a request on one today or find an Up For Grabs copy on the shelf at the Downtown Library! Thereminis currently checkout for 1 week and are requestable but not renewable.

Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer

If you've listened to a piece of popular music written after 1970 the chances are good that you've heard a synthesizer in action. While the earliest synthesizers were invented in the late 1870s it wasn't until the 1960s that they started to became accessible to a typical musician. Analog Days chronicles the rise of electronic synthesizers and their socioeconomic role in music production. The authors focus heavily on the Moog Synthesizer and its inventor Robert Moog, who popularized synthesizers and standardized their production while pushing the boundaries of the technology behind electronically generated music. We have more books on Robert Moog and synthesizers, as well as some Moog Music instruments that you can try out too!

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday July 29, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

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