Comic Artists Forum: Jerzy Drozd Presents Podcasting To Reach New Audiences

Sunday March 2, 2014: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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

You’ve spent countless hours developing your storytelling chops and designing intricate worlds and compelling characters. You’re sharing your work on the social media sites and keeping an update schedule for your webcomic. Now you just wait for the readers to show up, right? Jerzy will cover the value of leveraging audio and video to help you reach new readers, connect with peers, and build audience support by sharing your most unique value—-yourself.

Jerzy Drozd is the author/illustrator of The Front and has worked on Antarctic Press’ "Ninja High School," as well as projects for Marvel Comics and Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. He also has produced several long-running podcasts.

The Forum is for comics enthusiasts AND cartoonists—beginning and professional. Bring your drawing tools and drop in for learning, drawing and sharing.

Chesstastic

Sunday February 16, 2014: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Join us for one of the world's most popular games with players of all ages and abilities! Chess sets are provided.

Challenge old friends and meet new ones.

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.

Bookishness: The New Fate of Reading in the Digital Age

Don't miss the University of Michigan symposium on Friday, May 15th: "Bookishness: The New Fate of Reading in the Digital Age", an event co-sponsored by the Michigan Quarterly Review and Rackham Graduate School.

Speakers:
Paul Courant / Alan Liu / Phil Pochada / Jessica Pressman / Leah Price / Sam Tanenhaus

This event is free and open to the public.
Location: 3222 Angell Hall
9:30 - 10:00: Coffee and Refreshments
10:00 - 12:00: Panel on New Reading Practices and Literacies in a Digital Age
2:00 - 4:00: Forum on New Institutions for the Digital Age

May 15th is also the first day of the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

Michael Moore in Ann Arbor Today

Pulp Tree

Michael Moore will be at the Michigan Theater today to talk a bit then premiere his latest film "Slacker Uprising". The film is about Moore's tour of the US during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Doors open at 4 p.m. Film at 6:20. Admission is free.

University of Michigan News and Events

UM has a new video service called CARMA - Campus Automated Rich Media Archiving. CARMA captures lectures, events, presentations, and workshops and posts them online for public or private use. The CARMA website features some fun sample lectures. CARMA started in response to the ATLAS project need to share infomation across continents and later on sparked MScribe which captures video with a robotic camera.

Measuring Energy Consumption

Do you ever want to measure how much electricity something uses? With an energy meter you can find out just how much electricity your appliances are using. Simply plug the appliance or device into the meter, plug the meter into an outlet and then read the display. Sounds handy, doesn’t it? If this is of interest to you, the AADL has energy meters that you can check out for home use.

2nd Tuesday – Meet Julie Orringer @ Mallets Creek Wed., March 21, 7 pm

Hear Julie Orringer read from her short story collection, How to Breathe Underwater, a New York Times Notable Book and the winner of the Northern California Book Award. Julie is the Helen Herzog Zell Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan.

Grease Monkey: a tale of growing up in orbit

On those days when you’re trying to figure out how the adult world works wouldn’t it be great to have an 800-pound gorilla on your side? Cadet Robin Plotnik, is about to get just that. He is assigned to work with mechanic Mac Gimbensky, for whom fixing space fighters is a passion and an art. Mac’s “creative” work style has chased off many a cadet but Robin manages to survive his first day as Mac’s grease monkey. In no time the two become good friends.

Together, this unlikely duo maintains the fighter craft for the all-women Barbarian Squadron, which constantly competes against other fighter jocks. Full of adventure, romance, and humor Grease Monkey will engage you to the last page.

2007 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Nominees

On the 198th birth of Edgar Allan Poe the 2007 Edgar® Nominees were announced. The winner will be announced April 26 in NYC. Read the list and tell us which one you think should be named the winner.

The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks

The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson

Crunch Time by Mariah Fredericks

Buried by Robin Merrow MacCready

The Night My Sister Went Missing by Carol Plum-Ucci

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