Norwegian cartoonist Kim Holm Discusses Comics Publishing in the New Media Century

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Join us Monday, November 22 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the Malletts Creek Branch for a fresh view on the debate over the future of copyright during this interactive discussion with Norwegian cartoonist Kim Holm. Does copyright law ensure innovation and personal creativity, or does it steal from the public domain? While digital piracy is claimed to be an inevitability by some and a threat to capitalism by others, Kim has embraced the distribution methods used by pirates to broaden his audience. He has explored publishing models that altogether eschew the use of copyright, releasing his work into the public domain as a digital edition while simultaneously selling print editions on his website. During this presentation Kim will raise some provocative counter-arguments to commonly-held beliefs about current copyright law, exploring some of the ways it may be improved, if not discarded altogether.

BollyFit Family

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Come and enjoy fitness and dance at BollyFit Family this Saturday! BollyFit combines Indian classical, folk and Bollywood dance styles into an energetic dance experience. The creater of BollyFit Kids, Anuja Rajendra, will be leading this musical dance activity.

Join in on Fitness that’s fun at the Malletts Creek Branch!

BollyFit Family | Saturday, November 13 | 1:00-1:45 PM | Malletts Creek Branch | Grades K-5

AXIS Coffeehouse -- So Long, Farewell

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Hard to believe it's already here -- this Friday we will be the last of this series of AXIS Coffeehouse! We will take a vacation for the holidays, and return Friday, January 7th. Don't miss our last week of the year and festive send off; come to play games, write poetry and have fun with us. Mallett's Creek, 6:30-8 pm -- come and get it, before it's too late.

A Very Special AXIS Coffeehouse

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This week's AXIS Coffeehouse will very special indeed. Not only is it two days before Halloween, but special guest poet Maggie Hanks of Ann Arbor Wordworks will be returning to lead in the creation of some seriously awesome poems!

Join us on Friday Oct. 29th from 6:30-8pm at Malletts Creek. AXIS Coffeehouse -- it's so good, it's scary.

Reduce Your Stress, Improve Your Life: Find Effective Ways to Get Started from Multicultural Perspectives

At this upcoming event, Rita Benn of the University of Michigan Health System and Trina Shanks of the University of Michigan School of Social Work will guide you through practical, easy, and effective strategies for coping with stress!

This event will feature techniques that reflect and engage with multicultural perspectives and can be used to help you reduce stress in your everyday life.

When? Thursday, October 28th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where? Malletts Creek Branch

Event is free and open to the public; no registration required.
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AXIS Coffeehouse Returns

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The moment you have been looking forward to all summer has arrived! AXIS Coffeehouse is back with more snacks and awesome poetry than ever before.We will return to the Mallett's Creek Branch next Friday, October 1st from 6:30-8 pm. If you have never attended AXIS Coffeehouse, you can listen to some of our regulars reading their poems on our podcast. We hope to see you there!

Beauty In Our Eyes: Photography By The Michigan Chinese Photo Club

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The Michigan Chinese Photography Club was established in 2007 and is an unaffiliated organization that views photography as an art form and hobby. The purpose of the Club is to network with those with similar interests in the Chinese community in Michigan, to provide a forum for them to learn more about photography, and to promote the appreciation and joys of this unique art form.

Magic Shows With Local Magician Jeff Wawrzaszek

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Everyone loves magic shows. And we've got two opportunities for you to enjoy a great magic show with Jeff Wawrzaszek. This local magician returns to the Library for two shows on Tuesday, July 27. At 2:00 p.m. he'll be at the Pittsfield Branch on Oak Valley Drive. At 7:00 p.m. he'll be at the Malletts Creek Branch on Eisenhower Parkway.
What a great way to enjoy a summer day!

Then try learning some magic tricks on your own with these books.

Short Short Fiction

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As Shakespeare famously said, "brevity is the soul of wit." Join local writer Keith Hood this Wednesday, July 21st at Mallett's Creek Branch from 6:30-8:30 PM for a workshop on short short fiction, and learn to tell a compelling story in as few words as possible.

Aliens & Spaceships

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Get out of the heat. Come to the Malletts Creek Branch on Wednesday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m. to make some aliens and spaceships. Be sure to bring your imaginations!

This is for preschoolers through grade 5. The little ones will need help from their grownups. All supplies will be provided.

Look here for some books about our friends from outer space.

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