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
Winners Shortlist

Pulitzer Prizes

Fiction - awarded for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life
Winners Finalists

General Nonfiction - awarded for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in another category
Winners Finalists

National Book Awards

Fiction - awarded for a fiction book written by a US citizen and published in the US
Winners Finalists

Nonfiction - awarded for a nonfiction book written by a US citizen and published in the US
Winners Finalists

Poetry - awarded for a poetry book written by a US citizen and published in the US
Winners Finalists

Young People's Literature - awarded for a book of young people's literature written by a US citizen and published in the US
Winners Finalists

American Library Association Awards

Caldecott Medal - awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children
Winners Honor Books

Newbery Medal - awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
Winners Honor Books

Printz Award - awarded for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature
Winners Honor Books

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award - awarded for the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books
Winners Honor Books

Sibert Medal - awarded for the most distinguished informational book for youth
Winners Honor Books

Odyssey Award for Audiobooks - awarded to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults
Winners Honor Books

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
Winners Honor Books

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
Winners Honor Books

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
Winners Honor Books

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
Winners Honor Books

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
Winners Honor Books

Pen/Faulkner Award

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

Edgar Awards

Best Novel - awarded for the best mystery fiction novel
Winners Nominees

Best First Novel - awarded for the best first novel by an American mystery author
Winners Nominees

Best Paperback Original - awarded for the best work of mystery fiction first published in paperback form
Winners Nominees

Best Fact Crime - awarded for the best work of true crime
Winners Nominees

Nebula Awards

Best Novel - best science fiction or fantasy story of 40,000 words or more
Winners Nominees

Hugo Awards

Best Novel - best science fiction or fantasy story of 40,000 words or more
Winners Nominees

Bram Stoker Awards

Best Novel - awarded for superior achievement in horror writing in novels
Winners Nominees

Best First Novel - awarded for superior achievement in horror writing in an author's first horror novel
Winners Nominees

Best Fiction Collection - awarded for superior achievement in horror writing in a fiction collection
Winners Nominees

Movie Awards

Academy Awards

Best Picture - best motion picture of the year
Winners Nominees

Best Director - best directing of a motion picture
Winners Nominees

Best Actor - motion picture performance by an actor in a leading role
Winners Nominees

Best Actress - motion picture performance by an actress in a leading role
Winners Nominees

Best Supporting Actor - motion picture performance by an actor in a supporting role
Winners Nominees

Best Supporting Actress - motion picture performance by an actress in a supporting role
Winners Nominees

ALA Video Awards

Carnegie Medal - awarded for the most outstanding video production for children
Winners

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.

Rock musical Aida coming to Huron High

The Huron Players and Huron Music Department are gearing up to perform Aida, the version with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the classic opera by Verdi, chronicling the forbidden love between an Egyptian soldier and an exiled princess. The show runs Feb. 11-14, and ticket information is here.

Beginning Email

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Would you like to learn more about email? Do you have troubles using your email account? There's room for you at a beginning email class here at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Tuesday June 30 from 10 - 12 Pittsfield
Wednesday July 1 from 1 - 3 pm Downtown
Wednesday July 1 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm Pittsfield
Thursday July 2 from 1 - 3 pm Malletts Creek

There are three ways to register:
Login to your online account and register here
Visit any AADL location
Call 734-327-4555

Computer classes are free and open to the public.

Grandes Dames de la Chanson.

Elle est arrivée sur la pointe des pieds dans le monde de la chanson française en 2005 mais a su rapidement, grâce à quelques titres marquant - Mise à nu, T’es beau ou encore Mal assis - séduire un public large et fourni. Auréolée d’un succès commercial probant, son premier album éponyme est double Disque d’or, et d’une tournée de plus de 150 dates dont un Olympia complet en 2006, Pauline Croze a accepté de tout remettre en jeu avec ce Bruit Qui Court. "Pas sûr que tout le monde suive, que tous mes fans m’accompagnent dans cette nouvelle aventure" mais l’important est ailleurs. Pauline n’est plus la même et veut le faire entendre.
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Review Courtesy of RFI Musique.

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