Smell and Tell Series: Cooking with Flavor!

Wednesday June 11, 2014: 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults.

Summer is herb season—just take a look at local markets! Fresh herbs add zest and character to delicious flavor pastes. Their aromatic properties transform plain dishes into multi-sensory experiences that perfume our kitchens and memories.
Flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd will teach you how to make three unforgettable flavor pastes for savory dishes, biscuits and soups. Learn how to create flavor “accords” and how these relate to specific cultures and cooking styles. Michelle blogs at Glass Petal Smoke, an award-winning blog that explores the connections between scent, food and science.

Hula Hoopla - NEW LOCATION

Tuesday August 19, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 3 - adult

Bring your hula hoop to AADL to learn new tricks from experts, teach new tricks and meet other hoop maniacs! We will have some extra hoops too.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library has been relocated to Malletts Creek Branch..

AADL @ the Rolling Sculpture Car Show

Friday July 11, 2014: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Liberty Street

This event is intended for all ages

Look for the AADL booth on Liberty Street at the Rolling Sculpture Car Show and enjoy activities for awesome Summer Game prizes.

Summer Game Preview @ Taste of Ann Arbor

Sunday June 1, 2014: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm -- Liberty Street

This event is intended for all ages.

Visit the AADL booth on Liberty Street at Taste of Ann Arbor for hula-hooping, sidewalk art and other fun stuff for kids!

Hear more about the AADL Summer Game, too!

Baby Massage

Wednesday June 4, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:45 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for infants 6 weeks - 7 months old with parents and caregivers

Registered nurse and certified childbirth educator Melissa Neill demonstrates baby massage and sing-song exercises for the pre-crawling babe.

Joe Reilly Concert

Thursday July 10, 2014: 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for ages preschool - 5th grade.

Joe Reilly's creative and original songs hit a chord with nature lovers of all ages. Join us as Joe tickles our funny bones and reminds us of the summertime wonder all around.

This event was originally scheduled for the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room and has been relocated to the Youth Story Corner.

Crazy Collage - NEW LOCATION

Thursday August 14, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K - 5

With stickers, brightly colored paper, foamies, google eyes and lots of other fun supplies, you can create a collage masterpiece! It’s fun for the family!

This event was scheduled for the Downtown Library Youth Story Corner and has been changed to the Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood Dr. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Awards

Book Awards

Man Booker Prize

Man Booker Prize - best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe
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Pulitzer Prizes

Fiction - awarded for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life
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General Nonfiction - awarded for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in another category
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National Book Awards

Fiction - awarded for a fiction book written by a US citizen and published in the US
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Nonfiction - awarded for a nonfiction book written by a US citizen and published in the US
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Poetry - awarded for a poetry book written by a US citizen and published in the US
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Young People's Literature - awarded for a book of young people's literature written by a US citizen and published in the US
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American Library Association Awards

Caldecott Medal - awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children
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Newbery Medal - awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
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Printz Award - awarded for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature
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Theodor Seuss Geisel Award - awarded for the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books
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Sibert Medal - awarded for the most distinguished informational book for youth
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Odyssey Award for Audiobooks - awarded to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults
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Coretta Scott King Author Award - awarded to outstanding African American authors of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values
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Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award - awarded to outstanding African American illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values
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Pura Belpré Author Award - awarded to a Latino/Latina author for an outstanding work of literature for children and youth that best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience
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Pura Belpré Illustrator Award - awarded to a Latino/Latina illustrator for an outstanding work of literature for children and youth that best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience
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Batchelder Award - awarded for the most outstanding non-English book originally published in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States
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Pen/Faulkner Award

Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction - awarded for the best work of fiction by a living American citizen
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Edgar Awards

Best Novel - awarded for the best mystery fiction novel
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Best First Novel - awarded for the best first novel by an American mystery author
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Best Paperback Original - awarded for the best work of mystery fiction first published in paperback form
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Best Fact Crime - awarded for the best work of true crime
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Nebula Awards

Best Novel - best science fiction or fantasy story of 40,000 words or more
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Hugo Awards

Best Novel - best science fiction or fantasy story of 40,000 words or more
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Bram Stoker Awards

Best Novel - awarded for superior achievement in horror writing in novels
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Best First Novel - awarded for superior achievement in horror writing in an author's first horror novel
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Best Fiction Collection - awarded for superior achievement in horror writing in a fiction collection
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Movie Awards

Academy Awards

Best Picture - best motion picture of the year
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Best Director - best directing of a motion picture
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Best Actor - motion picture performance by an actor in a leading role
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Best Actress - motion picture performance by an actress in a leading role
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Best Supporting Actor - motion picture performance by an actor in a supporting role
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Best Supporting Actress - motion picture performance by an actress in a supporting role
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ALA Video Awards

Carnegie Medal - awarded for the most outstanding video production for children
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Meet The Audio Visual Synthesizer From Bleep Labs -- Available Now

Checkout our newest Music Tool, the HSS3jb Audio Visual Synthesizer, hand made in Austin Texas by Bleep Labs. This little instrument produces both audio and visual distortions reminiscent of a seriously malfunctioning Atari 2600. We've cased it with a mini projector to let you beam your creations onto walls, ceilings, friends, pets - the possibilities are endless. There's no wrong way to play the HSS3jb, so experiment and have fun. Also, starting today select Music Tools from our Stuff Shelf will be available at the branches, another great reason to visit.


Pioneer to stage "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Pioneer Theater Guild presents its mid-winter musical -- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -- Feb. 12-21 in The Little Theater. This is a one act musical comedy about a spelling bee at Putnam Valley Middle School, where six quirky adolescents compete in a bee organized by three odd adults. Sounds fun. The web page says the show "features spontaneous and hilarious audience participation!" Sounds like even more fun. Check out our CD of the original 2005 Broadway cast recording. The show also is being performed this month at Encore Theatre in Dexter.

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