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Added to the collection on Oct 31, 2013

Chess Strategies and Tips With Michigan's Junior Chess Champ Atulya Shetty

This event was held on July 18, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Michigan's Junior Chess Champ Atulya Shetty will share some tips, then you can try your skill against other players!

Sixteen year old Atulya Shetty is the 2013 United States Chess Federation K-12 national champion and was the US amateur team champion in 2012. He has played youth chess championships in Greece and the Republic of Georgia. Atulya began playing chess when he was four.

This event is for adults, teens and pre-teens (grade 4 and up).

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Added to the collection on Oct 31, 2013

Called Again: An Evening with Appalachian Trail Endurance Hiker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

This event was held on August 16, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In 2011, two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis wanted to test her limits.

With the support of her husband Brew and a dedicated group of volunteers dubbed the "Pit Crew," she hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the rugged 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days (an average of 47 miles per day), becoming the fastest person to hike the trail and the first woman to ever set the mark.

But Jen's story is not about records or numbers; it's about endurance, faith, and most of all, love.

Join us as Jennifer Pharr Davis (the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer Of The Year) discusses the many challenges and lessons that presented themselves along the trail of this difficult hike. She will share photos from the over 12,000 miles of long-distance hiking that she has completed on six different continents and will also answer questions about her hiking exploits.

After her presentation, Jennifer will sign copies of her new book "Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph," which Kirkus Reviews has called "an inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment." Copies of her book will be for sale at the event.

Join us for what is sure to be an exciting and inspiring presentation from this world class athlete and wilderness adventurer.

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Added to the collection on Oct 31, 2013

Author Richard Snow Discusses His New Book: I Invented The Modern Age: The Rise Of Henry Ford

This event was held on May 20, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Henry Ford was born the year of Gettysburg and died two years after the atomic bombs fell - and in that time become the most famous and richest man in America.

Richard Snow, acclaimed popular historian and former editor-in-chief of American Heritage Magazine, will discuss Henry Ford and Snow's just-released (May 14) new book "I Invented The Modern Age: The Rise Of Henry Ford," a meticulous and entertaining account of Ford, the Model-T, and the remaking of American industry in the early 20th century. This special event will also include a book signing and books will be for sale.

The car made Ford a national hero-- but that's not the end of the story. Ford was driven by a sense of messianic philanthropy, but once he'd achieved his goal he felt fettered by his very success. In Snow's capable hands, Ford is a tragic figure we watch rise and fall. Filled with scene and incident, character and dialogue, Snow's book presents us with the young, unknown, industrious, and altogether resourceful young man rising in the years when people were vying to build the machine that would define the dawning age in America. In many ways his story is well known, but Snow sheds new light onto this fascinating man by viewing him through his greatest creation-- the Model T.

Richard Snow worked at American Heritage magazine for nearly four decades and was its editor-in-chief for seventeen years. The author of several books, Snow has also served as a consultant for historical motion pictures --among them "Glory" --and has written for documentaries, including the Burns brothers' "Civil War," and Ric Burns's award-winning PBS film "Coney Island," whose screenplay he wrote. Most recently, he served as a consultant on Ken Burns' World War II series, "The War."

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Added to the collection on Sep 09, 2013

Lessons From Tubingen, Germany

This event was held on June 27, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Last summer a delegation of architects, urban planners, and interested citizens visited Tubingen, Germany to learn about Architecture and Sustainable Urban Development, in a trip co-sponsored by Huron Valley AIA and the Tubingen-Ann Arbor Sister City Partnership.

Come see a presentation of trip highlights presented by some of the participants including: Janis Bobrin, Anne Cox, Celeste Novak and Grace Shackman. This event was originally scheduled for April, and had been postponed. Concepts noted included a well-defined and protected historic core complete with a pedestrian zone; sustainability requirements including green roofs and solar collection panels; and the adaptive reuse and infill housing of the building cooperatives. Side trips to Stuttgart and the Swabian Alps were also fun and instructive.

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Added to the collection on Sep 09, 2013

Top Chef: Seattle Winner Kristen Kish

This event was held on July 21, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Spend the afternoon with Kristen Kish - the winner of Top Chef Season 10!

Kristen is the chef de cuisine at Menton Boston and is the second female winner in Top Chef history! Hear about her Michigan roots, her culinary journey, her Top Chef experience, and her chef career in Boston.

Born in South Korea and adopted into a family in Kentwood, MI, Kristen's love for cooking began at the young age of six years old as she watched Great Chefs of the World on the Discovery channel. While in college, her mother suggested she go to culinary school. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and has never looked back.

After culinary school, Kristen worked for numerous world-renowned chefs, including Michelin-star chef Guy Martin, and she currently works for James Beard Award Winner and Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Barbara Lynch. Most recently, Kristen took home the winning title of Top Chef on "Top Chef: Seattle," fighting her way back to the finale through the Last Chance Kitchen after elimination earlier in the season.

Do not miss this chance to meet the most recent Top Chef winner!

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Dr. Rick Solomon: The P.L.A.Y. Project For Autism Intervention

This event was held on June 12, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The P.L.A.Y. Project (Play & Language for Autistic Youngsters) is an evidence-based developmental intervention for families of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Founded in 2001 by Richard Solomon, M.D. in response to the lack of intensive early intervention services for children with ASD, the P.L.A.Y. Project is a practical approach to autism intervention that has helped thousands of families in close to 30 states and seven countries.

During this presentation geared to parents and professionals, Dr. Solomon will provide an overview of The P.L.A.Y. Project model, including video examples, and will answer questions.

Richard Solomon, MD, has nearly 20 years of experience working with children with autistic spectrum disorders as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Michigan and the Medical Director and founder of The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and The P.L.A.Y. Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters).

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Back To School Prep: Caregiving For A Kid With An Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

This event was held on August 12, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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As summer draws to a close, children frequently experience a range of emotions about the upcoming challenges and opportunities associated with the start of the new school year. Feelings of excitement and anxiety are often intensified for children and families living with autism and other mental health issues.

This presentation begins with an overview of common social, academic, and cognitive challenges experienced by children living with ASD and also includes a workshop format where parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to work through a method for specifying concerns, exploring coping strategies, and preparing their children for the start of the next school year.

The speaker for this event (which is co-sponsored by the U-M Center For Human Adjustment) is Dr. Fiona Miller, a licensed clinical psychologist who directs the program in the diagnosis and treatment of ASD at the University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF) in Ann Arbor.

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Added to the collection on Sep 09, 2013

Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America

This event was held on June 11, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Whether you call them franks, wieners, or red hots, hot dogs are as American as apple pie, but how did these little links become icons of American culture?

Join hot dog scholar Bruce Kraig and photographer Patty Carroll for a fascinating and colorful look at the history, people, decor, and venues that make up hot dog culture and what it says about our country! Their 2012 book "Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture In America" will be on sale, and the event includes a book signing.

In this fascinating book, world-renowned hot dog scholar Bruce Kraig investigates the history, people, decor, and venues that make up hot dog culture and what it says about our country. These humble sausages cross ethnic and regional boundaries and have provided the means for plucky entrepreneurs to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Hot dogs, and the ways we enjoy them, are part of the American dream.

Bruce Kraig has loved hot dogs since his first bite at Nathan's when he was 5 years old. Since then he has studied hot dogs, and for over 25 years, has been the leading authority on the culture of Hot Dogs. As the authority on the culture, lore and history of hot dogs, he has appeared often in national media, including documentaries by the History Channel and the Discovery Channel. As the leading expert on hot dogs, Kraig has appeared on ABC Nightline, Martha Stewart Radio, ABC National News and NPR's Talk of the Nation, and in the spring of 2009, CBS News, WGN and NBC News Chicago, as well as BBC News and Radio New Zealand-all about hot dogs.

Patty Carroll, currently Adjunct Full Professor of Photography at the School of The Art Institute Of Chicago and at Columbia College Chicago, is a distinguished photographic artist with a deep interest in American popular culture. She has published and exhibited widely on American cultural topics including Elvis Impersonators, American suburban lawns, and resorts at night, as well as hot dog stands. Her books include: "Living The Life: The World Of Elvis Tribute Artists," "Culture Is Everywhere" and her hot dog stand photos are included in "Changing Chicago."

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Added to the collection on Jul 31, 2013

Lynn Rivers Discusses "The End Of The Constitution?"

This event was held on May 13, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join us for an evening on engrossing and lively discussion as former Michigan Representative Lynn Rivers presents "The End Of The Constitution?"

For this event, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, Lynn Rivers will discuss issues such as government surveillance and search and seizure under the Patriot Act; detention of Americans without charges as authorized under the National Defense Authorization Act; national security letters, and government infiltration into religious and issue advocacy groups. She will also touch on separation of church and state, separation of powers, the Defense of Marriage Act and gay rights, and how the "parliamentary" behavior of Congress is hobbling the three branch system.

Lynn Rivers was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representative from 1995 - 2003. She represented Michigan's 13th Congressional district (Eastern Washtenaw and Western Wayne counties). Prior to serving in Congress, she was a Michigan State Rep. She has an undergraduate degree from UM and a Law degree from Wayne State. She currently teaches Political Science at Washtenaw Community College and the University of Michigan.

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Dr. Joel Young Discusses Medication And Adult ADHD

This event was held on May 7, 2013 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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Contrary to popular belief, most children who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not outgrow the disorders; they become adults who suffer from ADHD.

Join us as Dr. Joel Young shares his expertise about ADHD in adults and discusses medications for the syndrome. Dr. Young is an acknowledged expert in the adult phase of ADHD and the author of the book "Contemporary Guide to Adult ADHD." He is the Medical Director at the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and a Staff Physician at William Beaumont Hospital.

This event, which was re-scheduled from an earlier February date, is cosponsored by the Adult ADHD Support Group of Ann Arbor.

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Added to the collection on Jun 06, 2013

Tilian Farm Development Program

This event was held on March 10, 2013 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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Tilian is a local business incubator, where the businesses are four-season farms! It has helped launch five new successful farms in its first two years of operation.

Learn how Tilian, a 44-acre campus for new farms on Pontiac Trail (just north of the City of Ann Arbor) was formed, about their mission to assist new farmers in starting and establishing farm business during the critical first years, and their "farmer residency" training programs.

Bring your questions and hear how this new initiative helps strengthen the local farming and food movements.

This event is for adults and teens (grade 6 and up)

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Race And Religion: Progress And Pitfalls On The Journey To Equality

This event was held on April 9, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join us as leaders from different religious, racial, and ethnic groups reflect on the high and low points of how their traditions have dealt with issues of race, racial justice, and racial healing.

This event is inspired by this year's Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads which focused both on the theme Understanding Race as well as the award-winning book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander.

Speakers for this event include: Rev. Deborah Dean-Ware, Church of the Good Shepherd; Pastor Victoria James, Ekklesia Fellowship Ministries; Rabbi Bob Levy, Temple Beth Emeth; Margaret Noori / Giiwedinoodin (Anishinaabe heritage, waabzheshiinh doodem), Director of the U-M Comprehensive Studies Program; Ahmad Rahman, Dept. of History, U-M Dearborn; Mohammed Tayssir Safi, U-M Muslim Chaplain.

This event is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council For Peace And Justice.

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Added to the collection on Jun 06, 2013

Nationally-Known Cooking Experts Marilynn & Sheila Brass Return To AADL to Discuss Boston Food, A New England Melting Pot

This event was held on March 14, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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AADL joins with The Performance Network Theatre for a delightful evening of Boston lore and cooking tips with the return of Boston television stars and heirloom cooking experts Marilynn and Sheila Brass. This event is designed to give colorful insight into the food and lore of Boston - the setting for the Performance Network's March production of David Lindsay-Abaire's award-winning play "Good People."

Boston's Brass Sisters are cookbook authors, television personalities, culinary historians, and home cooks with more than 120 years of combined home baking and cooking experience. They have hosted their own Holiday Special on the Cooking Channel, were recently selected to appear in the book, "Boston's Inspirational Women" and have won a Throwdown on the Food Network with Bobby Flay (with their heirloom recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake). They have appeared on television and radio throughout the country sharing recipes and stories from their two cookbooks, "Heirloom Baking With The Brass Sisters" and "Heirloom Cooking With The Brass Sisters." Food & Wine Magazine chose both cookbooks for their Best of the Best 25 Cookbooks of the Year. "Heirloom Baking" also received a James Beard nomination in the Dessert and Baking Category. This event will include a booksigning and books will be for sale.

Experts on heirloom cookery, the famous sisters have compiled a research library of more than 6,500 cookbooks, including dozens of manuscript cookbooks, as well as 1,500 books and periodicals on antiques and culinary history. Their collection of more than 2,000 antique food molds, kitchenware, culinary prints and menus is considered one of the finest in the United States.

Performance Network staff will also be on hand to provide an introduction to "Good People." This 2011 Tony nominee centers on Margie Walsh, a Dollar Store worker from Boston's "Southie" district, who is fired from her job and facing eviction. In desperation, she reaches out to a former high school summer fling who has made it out of South Boston, inviting herself to a chic cocktail party in his home. The play is a touching and funny look at America's great economic divide. Performances of "Good People" will occur at the Performance Network through March 31. Visit the Performance Network website at performancenetwork.org for more information on this award-winning play.

Join us for an insider's look at Boston (the setting of "Good People") with the delightful Brass Sisters!

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Added to the collection on Jun 06, 2013

City Of Ann Arbor 2013 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums: Planning for Change In Our Community: Transportation Options

This event was held on April 18, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This fourth and final session in a series of monthly discussions centers on transportation options, including the transition to more fuel-efficient modes of transit, such as electric vehicles, and non-motorized planning efforts in the community. Building on the public forums from last year, the 2013 forums will focus on planning for change in the community.

A think tank of local stakeholders, including University of Michigan faculty, representatives from community organizations, and city commissioners, join City of Ann Arbor staff and the public to discuss local sustainability concepts and efforts--past, present and future. The presentations will discuss conditions that are changing in the community and past and potential actions to adapt to change. Each program will also include tips for individual actions that residents may take.

Speakers include: John Hieftje, Mayor, City of Ann Arbor; Erica Briggs, Project Manager, Clean Energy Coalition; Nathan Voght, Economic Development Specialist, Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development; Eli Cooper, Transportation Programs Manager, City of Ann Arbor; Michael Benham, Strategic Planner, AATA

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City Of Ann Arbor 2013 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums: Planning For Change in Our Community: Diverse Housing

This event was held on March 21, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This third in a series of four discussions (held monthly and ending in April) centers on Diverse Housing, including how to meet the current and future needs of the community with changing housing demographics, such as older residents, a high rental population, and affordability. Building on the public forums from last year, the 2013 forums focus on planning for change in the community.

A think tank of local stakeholders, including University of Michigan faculty, representatives from community organizations, and city commissioners, join City of Ann Arbor staff and the public to discuss local sustainability concepts and efforts--past, present and future. The presentations discuss conditions that are changing in the community and past and potential actions to adapt to change. Each program will also include tips for individual actions that residents may take.

Speakers include: Steve Bredernitz, Bredernitz Professional Services; Eunice Burns, Ann Arbor resident and former Ann Arbor City Council member; Ryan Cowmeadow, HomeShare Coordinator, Housing Bureau for Seniors; Karen Kafantaris, Associate State Director, AARP; and Wendy Rampson, Planning Manager, City of Ann Arbor.

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Added to the collection on Jun 06, 2013

City Of Ann Arbor 2013 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums: Planning for Change in Our Community: Economic Vitality

This event was held on February 13, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This second in a series of four discussions (held monthly and ending in April) centers on Economic Vitality, including opportunities to invest in the local economy and to build a strong sense of place in the community. Building on the public forums from last year, the 2013 forums will focus on planning for change in the community. A think tank of local stakeholders, including University of Michigan faculty, representatives from community organizations, and city commissioners, join City of Ann Arbor staff and the public to discuss local sustainability concepts and efforts--past, present and future.

Speakers for this forum will include: Ingrid Ault, Executive Director, Think Local First; Mary Jo Callan, Director, Washtenaw County Community and Economic Development; Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director and CEO, Michigan Municipal League; Paul Krutko, President and CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK and Paul Saginaw, Founding Partner, Zingerman's Deli.

The presentations will discuss conditions that are changing in the community and past and potential actions to adapt to change. Each program will also include tips for individual actions that residents may take.

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Added to the collection on Apr 11, 2013

11th Annual Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event At Washtenaw Community College

This event was held on February 7, 2013 at Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building

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This 11th annual event focuses on the 2013 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads book selection "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander and will also explore this year's theme 'Understanding Race.' The Keynote Speaker will be one of America's most influential civil rights attorneys - Connie Rice, Co-Director for the Advancement Project, Los Angeles, and renowned for her unconventional approaches to tackling problems of inequity and exclusion.

California Law Business Journal twice designated Connie Rice as one of the top ten most influential attorneys in California. She is a civil rights lawyer who engineers systemic fixes to entrenched inequality and injustice.

Through impact litigation, campaigns and inside bureaucratic maneuvering, Connie Rice has led coalitions and clients to win more than $30 billion in damages, bonds and policy changes. Bus riders, death row inmates, folks abused by police, school kids, whistleblowers, cops and sufferers of every stripe of discrimination, (sex, race, disability, age) have sought her counsel. But so have her opponents, like the Los Angeles Police Department she sued for 15 years but which now reserves a parking space for her at their new headquarters.

Connie grew up all over the world in an Air Force family headed by her parents Anna, a biology teacher, and Phillip, a pilot and Colonel. She graduated from Harvard-Radcliffe colleges in 1978, achieved her black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 1981 and entered New York University School of Law on a Root Tilden Scholarship.

In law school she worked extensively on capital punishment cases at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and after graduating from law school in 1984, she clerked for the Honorable Damon J. Keith at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for two years before winging it west to California where she joined the law firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. She rejoined the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in 1989 as Western Regional Counsel, won several landmark cases and in the words of one magazine, established herself as "the voice of Los Angeles' oppressed."

Together with Co-Directors Molly Munger, Penda Hair and Steve English, Connie launched The Advancement Project, a policy action and technology organization in 1998, and in the words of Los Angeles Magazine, "picked up where Clarence Darrow left off." Connie serves on the board of public radio station KPCC and as chief of staff to Sinbad, her jet black cat.

Doors for this event will open at 6 pm to offer the opportunity to connect with local community agencies and representatives who will be staffing resource tables in the lobby. There will also be time following the event to interact with these local organizations. Copies of "The New Jim Crow" as well as Connie's book "Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones" will be for sale and the event will include a book signing

This is a key event for the 2013 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program, which this year focuses on the theme of "Understanding Race."

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads & MLK Day Event: Professor Roy E Finkenbine: Searching for Jordan Anderson: A Personal Journey Into Race And Slavery In America

This event was held on January 21, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Jordan Anderson, an African-American who moved to Ohio when he was freed from slavery in 1864, is famous for his "Letter from a Freedman to His Old Master," addressed in response to a request from his former master that Jordan return to help restore the farm after the Civil War. The letter became an immediate media sensation with reprints in the New York Daily Tribune and other publications and has been described as a rare example of documented "slave humor" of the period - its deadpan style compared to the writing of Mark Twain.

In the famous letter, Anderson asks his former master to prove his goodwill by paying the back wages he and his wife are owed for 52 years combined of slave labor and asks if his daughters will be safe and able to have an education, since Jordan would rather die "than have my girls brought to shame by the violence and wickedness of their young masters. He concludes with, "Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me."

Professor Roy E Finkenbine, Chair of History at Detroit Mercy College, is a specialist on slavery, abolition, and the Underground Railroad, and is writing a biography on Anderson and the famous letter. Join us on MLK Day as Dr. Finkenbine discusses his search for information about Anderson's fascinating life and the history of the famous letter. He will also share his personal experiences involving the heritage of race and slavery in America while on this research journey.

Dr. Finkenbine co-edited the five-volume "Black Abolitionist Papers, 1830-1865" and "Witness for Freedom: African American Voices on Race, Slavery, and Emancipation." He recently completed a second edition of "Sources Of The African American Past" and was appointed to the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission. This event is held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2013. This year's Reads' theme is 'Understanding Race.'

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Michigan Innocence Clinic

This event was held on January 17, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In conjunction with this year's Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads which focuses on Michelle Alexander's book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness" - Professor David Moran, Co-directer of the Michigan Innocence Clinic, and student lawyers Shannon Leitner, Susan Shutts, and Klara Stephens, discuss their work identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and their commitment to exonerating innocent individuals and combating injustice.

At the Michigan Innocence Clinic at Michigan Law, clinic students investigate and litigate cases on behalf of prisoners who have new evidence that may establish that they are actually innocent of the crimes for which they have been convicted. Unlike many other innocence clinics, which specialize in DNA exonerations, the Michigan Innocence Clinic focuses on innocence cases where there is no biological evidence to be tested.

Innocence Clinic students work on all aspects of the cases, including investigating new evidence, preparing state post-conviction motions, conducting hearings and arguing motions in conjunction with these motions, and filing appeals to the state and federal courts. The Clinic has already exonerated several of its clients since its inception in 2009.

For more information about Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads, check out the website at aaypsireads.org.

This event is for adults and teens (grade 9 and up).

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Added to the collection on Apr 10, 2013

'Gertie' Hirsch, Creater Of The Popular Blog - 'Gertie's New Blog For Better Sewing'

This event was held on January 27, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Nationally-known sewing expert Gretchen "Gertie" Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress, a sought-after sewing teacher, and the creator of one of the most popular sewing blogs on the web - Gertie's New Blog For Better Sewing - a place to share tutorials and lively posts about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image, and gender.

A sewing enthusiast from Beacon, New York, Gertie has a love of all things retro. Now - meet Gertie in person, right here at AADL!! Hear about her blog, her craft and her book "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques."

An extension of her blog, this brand-new book is packed with lessons on couture techniques, customization and Gertie's spirited, modern style. The event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

This event is for adults and teens (grade 6 and up).

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Lean On Me: Helping A Loved One To Cope With Depression

This event was held on January 29, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Depression is not simply a bad mood or a passing case of the blues. It is a real illness which affects not only the individual, but everyone who cares about him/her. Friends and family members can find themselves dealing with a whole range of uncomfortable emotions of their own when living or interacting with someone who is depressed, including frustration, confusion, anger, and guilt.

Helping a loved one cope with depression can be key to his or her recovery, but it isn't always easy. To provide greater understanding of the ways in which family and friends can offer helpful support (and take care of themselves), the University of Michigan Depression Center will present this Bright Nights Community Forum.

Laura Nitzberg, LMSW, Assistant Director, Psychiatric Social Work, UM Dept. of Psychiatry; Adjunct Faculty, UM Medical School and School of Social Work; and member, UM Depression Center, will outline some of the challenges of providing support for a friend or family member with depression, as well as some helpful strategies. Her presentation will be followed by audience Q&A with panelists Ann Hendrick, Visual Arts teacher, Skyline High School; Bob Nassauer, Volunteer Board Member for the Local Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); Kathy Schoof, LMSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Worker, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and member, UM Depression Center; and Cathy Hanson, Co-chair, Patient and Family Centered Care Committee, UM Dept. of Psychiatry.

For more information on the Depression Center, please visit the Depression Center website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495 or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Childhood Obesity

This event was held on March 5, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The U.S. is experiencing a childhood obesity epidemic! Over the past 30 years childhood obesity has doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. Being obese increases a child's risk for serious childhood medical problems. In addition, research over the last 40 years tells us that overweight children are at greater risk of becoming obese adults, with all the health problems associated with obesity lasting through the lifespan.

Join experts from the University of Michigan Health System as they present information on the childhood obesity epidemic and community and clinical programs that are trying to reverse this dangerous trend. Information on Project Healthy Schools, a school-based program to increase physical activity and encourage healthier food choices, will be provided. Behavioral and surgical treatment options for children and adolescents with obesity will be additionally be covered, along with the use of mobile technology to enhance treatment outcomes.

Speakers include: Kim A. Eagle, M.D., M.A.C.C., the Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine; Chief of Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine; Director of the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Health System and the Founder of Project Healthy Schools, a Community-University of Michigan Collaborative and Susan Woolford, MD, MPH , the Medical Director of the C. S. Mott Children's Hospital Pediatric Comprehensive Weight Management Center and an Assistant Professor in the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Michigan.

The event is cosponsored by University of Michigan Brehm Center; University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center; Project Healthy Schools, a Community-University of Michigan Collaborative and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Pediatric Comprehensive Weight Management Center. Several community and U-M health organizations will also staff resource tables at the entrance to the event.

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Bright Nights Community Forum: The Adolescent Brain: A Work In Progress

This event was held on November 27, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Just what goes on in a teen's brain? Adolescence is a period of rapid physical and emotional growth and development. The commonly held belief used to be that once a young person reached the age of 18, this developmental phase ended and adulthood began. But with use of brain imaging technologies, we've learned that elements of the brain continue to evolve and become more efficient throughout the teenage years, even into a person's 20s. What does this mean for teens?

Dr. Paresh Patel, of the U-M Department of Psychiatry and the U-M Depression Center, discusses the neuroscience of a teen's brain and how its ongoing development affects the behavior and emotions of teens. A panel discussion and audience Q&A follows. Panelists include Daniel Keating, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, U-M; Adrienne Pisoni, LMSW, private practice clinician, Ann Arbor; and Kathleen Diehl, LMSW, ACSW, Social Work Coordinator, UMHS, Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

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Added to the collection on Feb 16, 2013

City Of Ann Arbor 2013 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums: Planning for Change in Our Community

This event was held on January 9, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This first in a series of four discussions (held monthly and ending in April) centers on Sustainable Systems, including the impacts of current and predicted weather changes in the community and on the City's constructed and natural infrastructure. Building on the public forums from last year, the 2013 forums will focus on planning for change in the community. A think tank of local stakeholders, including University of Michigan faculty, representatives from community organizations, and city commissioners, join City of Ann Arbor staff and the public to discuss local sustainability concepts and efforts--past, present and future.

Tonight's presentations will be given by Matt Naud, Environmental Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor; Dan Brown, Research Associate, UM Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment; Jen Lawson, Water Quality Manager, City of Ann Arbor; Cresson Slotten, Systems Planning Unit Manager, City of Ann Arbor; Rick Norman, Director of Emergency Management, City of Ann Arbor; and Jason Frenzel, Adopt-A-Stream & Stewardship Coordinator, Huron River Watershed Council. The presentations will discuss conditions that are changing in the community and past and potential actions to adapt to change. Each program will also include tips for individual actions that residents may take. There will be an audience Q&A after the presentations.

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Adjusting To Your Child's Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnosis

This event was held on December 12, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Learning that one's child has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has often been described by parents as a challenging event. It frequently begins a life-long journey of discovery about the fluctuating meaning and implications of this complex behavioral diagnosis for their own child and family.

This presentation, featuring Dr. Fiona Miller, will focus on describing the range of challenges that parents report, how those challenges change over time, and strategies for coping with them. Dr. Miller is a licensed clinical psychologist who supervises and practices in the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) program at the University of Michigan Center for the Child and the Family.

This event is co-sponsored by the U-M Institute for Human Adjustment as part of their forum series, Adjustment Matters. This series is designed to educate and inform members of the community about a range of topics related to mental health, learning, and communication difficulties.

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Added to the collection on Feb 16, 2013

Veterans Day 2012: Vietnam Vets Discuss The 50th Anniversary Of The Vietnam War

This event was held on November 8, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The Vietnam War was the longest war in US history and 2012 is the year of the United States National Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of America's first involvement in this conflict.

Join a team of Vietnam vets as they reflect on this war and their experiences. The moderator for this panel will be Dale Throneberry, who heads up the Veteran's Radio Network, broadcasting on several stations throughout the mid-West and South as well as on the Internet. Dale completed his tour in Vietnam as a CW2 pilot with the 195th Assault Helicopter Company from December 1968 to December 1969.

Panelists include: Laurence Baker, who served as a radiologist at a hospital based in Cu Chi; Charles Kettles, who received the Distinguished Service Cross as a Major (Artillery) in the U.S. Army and served as aircraft commander of a helicopter supporting infantry operations near Duc Pho; and Vance McCrumb, a dog handler with the U.S. Air Force whose dog was one of the first forty to be used in Vietnam.

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Added to the collection on Feb 16, 2013

Reporting the Election: The Michigan Radio Elections Team

This event was held on October 24, 2012 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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The 2012 election is in its final weeks. What is it like to cover elections from U.S. Presidents to the state legislature to local initiatives? Michigan Radio's Elections Team will discuss the challenges of covering races across Michigan and the speed bumps that occur on the campaign trail for reporters, candidates and politicos.

Panelists include:

- Vincent Duffy, who has been News Director at Michigan Radio since May 2007. He is also the Chair-elect of the Radio-Television-Digital News Association (RTDNA), the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession.

- Zoe Clark, who is the producer of the new Michigan Radio talk show Stateside, as well as the co-host of the Friday afternoon segment It's Just Politics on Michigan Radio. She currently produces Morning Edition, Jack Lessenberry's daily essays, and Michigan Radio's local interviews, including those by All Things Considered host Jennifer White and Morning Edition host Christina Shockley.

- Rick Pluta, who has been the Managing Editor and State Capitol bureau chief since 1996. His beats include the Legislature and courts, as well as environmental and legal issues. Pluta has covered the Michigan Capitol since 1987. His radio work has aired on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Marketplace Money, Justice Talking, and Soundprint.

Do not miss this special discussion, co-sponsored by Michigan Radio and The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

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Detroit News Fine Arts Writer Michael Hodges Discusses Michigan's Vanishing Train Stations: Architecture, History And Sense Of Place

This event was held on November 28, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In this lecture and slideshow, Detroit News reporter Michael H. Hodges discusses the functional and stylistic evolution of the train station over the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the range of styles architects employed to both tame and exalt rail transportation. With references to news accounts, literature and film, he will also examine the central role the train station once played as the nation's principal crossroads -- a much-used, much-loved public space that has no real analogue in American life today.

Michael H. Hodges covers art and architecture for The Detroit News, where he's worked since 1991. His new coffee-table book, Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations photographs and profiles 31 depots (including Ann Arbor) across the state, from Detroit to Three Oaks to Iron Mountain).

Michael will also sign copies of the book (which will be for sale) following the event. For more information on this event, call the Library at 327-4555 or visit our website at aadl.org.

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Ann Arbor's Greenbelt Program

This event was held on November 7, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join representatives from the City of Ann Arbor's Greenbelt program and landowners involved with the program for a dynamic discussion on land conservation, farming and why land conservation is important.

During this event, a variety of landowners (both long-time and new farmers) will discuss their farms, farming rewards and challenges; why they chose to protect their land and how the Greenbelt Program has helped to keep farming viable in the Ann Arbor area.

Representatives from the City of Ann Arbor's Greenbelt Program will also cover how the program is working with landowners in the Greenbelt District to protect the agriculture and natural resources in the area for future generations. As of February 2012, the Greenbelt has expended funds to protect 27 working farms through the purchase of development rights and 3 open space parks, in collaboration with Washtenaw Natural Area Preservation Program. Collectively, these properties comprise over 3,500 acres protected using Greenbelt funds.

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Added to the collection on Feb 01, 2013

A Voyage To The Edge Of The Universe With Award-Winning Astronomy Author Terence Dickinson

This event was held on November 1, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Do not miss this evening with an expert astronomer - then check out AADL's telescope lending program and see the majesty of the stars from your own home! This event (originally scheduled for last spring) includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

In this highly illustrated presentation, astronomy author Terence Dickinson begins with the stars and constellations seen on a clear night from his backyard in rural Ontario, then reveals the grandeur of the universe as seen through telescopes and by satellites and space probes. The program includes tips on personal astronomy--that is, the easiest way to find and view planets, stars, constellations, northern lights and advice on buying your own telescope. Terence will also cover details from his just-released new book "Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries And Latest Images."

Terence Dickinson is a former staff astronomer at the McLaughlin Planetarium in Toronto, Canada, and the Strasenburgh Planetarium in Rochester, N.Y. For the past three decades he has been a leading author of astronomy books with two million copies of his 14 books in print.

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Added to the collection on Feb 01, 2013

Camera Collector Bob Kelly Discusses The History Of The Argus Camera Company And Helps To Launch AADL's Argus Digital Archive

This event was held on October 26, 2012 at Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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Delve into Ann Arbor's fascinating history as AADL unveils a new digital local history archive (available at aadl.org after this event) featuring decades of news and photos tracing the rise and decline of Argus Cameras, a very important early manufacturer in Ann Arbor.

This event will include an introduction to the Argus online archive; a discussion of the history of Argus and its place in the community by Bob Kelly; and post-presentation refreshments.

Bob Kelly has been collecting and researching Argus for over 30 years and is one of the founding members of the Argus Collectors Group.

Founded in the Depression, Argus Cameras employed, at its height, 1300 workers and occupied two city blocks on 4th Street. The first camera rolled off the assembly line in 1936. The Argus Model A camera was so popular, it sold 30,000 units by Montgomery Ward within the first week.

Step back in time and learn more about this important early Ann Arbor business.

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Added to the collection on Nov 24, 2012

Banned Books Week Event: Poet And Publisher Mariela Griffor

This event was held on October 3, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Thirty Years Of Liberating Literature is theme for this 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week (September 30 through October 6). To observe the week, AADL welcomes acclaimed poet and publisher Mariela Griffor, who will read from her work and discuss her extraordinary life - which forms a framework for much of her poetry. This event includes a book signing and books will be on sale.

The many literary accomplishments of Mariela Griffor followed many years of involuntary exile from her native Chile. A firm supporter of freedom of speech, Mariela fled to Sweden in 1985 following the violent death of her boyfriend at that time. She moved to Grosse Pointe in 1998 with her American husband and two daughters.

The author of "Exiliana" and "House," she is the Honorary Consul of Chile in Michigan and founder of Michigan's Marick Press, a not-for-profit literary publisher, founded to preserve the best work by poets of the American Midwest. Mariela co-founded The Institute for Creative Writers at Wayne State University and her work has appeared in periodicals across Latin America and the United States. She holds a B.A in Journalism from Wayne State University and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New England College.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment and highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship. It is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

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Added to the collection on Nov 24, 2012

So, Your Teen Is Ready To Drive...Are You Ready?

This event was held on September 25, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Learning how to drive, obtaining a first driver's license, and beginning to drive without adult supervision are important milestones in teens' lives. Parents and caregivers play an important role in encouraging their teens to become safe drivers - from the first driving lesson well into the first months teens are able to drive on their own.

Many parents and caregivers would like more information about what they can do to help their teens be as safe as possible when driving.

Dr. Ray Bingham and Dr. Jean Shope of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development are among the country's leading researchers in teen driving safety. They will share the latest findings in teen driving research, review the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) process, answer questions from parents, and tell parents about the resources and strategies available to help them to optimize the safety of their teen drivers at every step in the GDL process.

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Added to the collection on Nov 07, 2012

US Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center

This event was held on September 19, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center will discuss their research that takes place on the Great Lakes, including deep-water science, invasive species, coastal ecosystems, restoration ecology, and environmental health.

Speakers include: Dr. David Warner (USGS Deepwater Science Program); Dr. Bruce Manny (Restoration of Fish Spawning Habitat in the Huron-Erie Corridor); Joseph Baustian (Reconnecting Coastal Wetlands in the Great Lakes Basin to Improve Ecosystem Functioning); David Galbraith (Forecasting Invasive Phragmites Expansion in the Great Lakes Coastal Zone)

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, The Great Lakes Science Center exists to meet the Nation's need for scientific information for restoring, enhancing, managing, and protecting living resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes basin ecosystem. The Center has biological stations and research vessels located throughout the Great Lakes Basin and is the only federal agency that has a large research vessel (70 ft.+) operating on all five Great Lakes! This event is for adults and teens (grade 9 and up).

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Added to the collection on Nov 07, 2012

Bright Nights Community Forum: Stress: How It Affects Your Brain And How To Manage It

This event was held on October 2, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Stress is part of everyday life. There are many instances when it can be helpful, but stress can also have the opposite effect, harming our emotional and physical health, and limiting the ability to function at home, at work, and within relationships. Bodies react to stress by releasing hormones to help cope, but this also takes energy away from other brain functions.

To provide practical strategies for managing stress and greater understanding of the neuroscience of stress mechanisms, the U-M Depression Center presents this Bright Nights Community Forum. Brian Mickey, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry and a member of the U-M Depression Center, will outline the interaction between stress and the brain, and what we can to do help reduce the negative effects of stress. This will be followed by questions and discussion with a panel of experts, including JoAnn Heap, LMSW, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center, Elizabeth Koschmann, PhD, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center, and Lynn Sipher, LMSW, LMFT, ACSW, a clinician in private practice in Ann Arbor.

For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Nov 01, 2012

Creating Noir Comics With Shawn Martinbrough

This event was held on August 29, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Learn how nationally-known graphic novelist Shawn Martinbrough became a graphic artist, illustrator, and novelist and about his approach to art.

Shawn's works include DMZ: Free States Rising with Brian Wood; Batman: Detective Comics; Luke Cage Noir; a new monthly series, Thief of Thieves with Robert Kirkman (The Waking Dead); and How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling.

The bulk of Shawn's work has been done for Marvel Comics, Vertigo and DC Comics. His client list includes Coca Cola/POWERade, The Hershey Company, The Topps Company, Cricket Wireless, Vibe, Bad Boy Entertainment, Penguin Books and McGraw-Hill.

Shawn's books will be for sale, and the event includes a book signing.

This event is for Grade 6 - Adult.

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A Visit To The Grand Canyon With Artist-in-Residence Nancy McKay

This event was held on September 12, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This May, local artist Nancy McKay served as artist-in-residence on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, helping visitors experience and express a deeper connection with nature's wonders through art. During this residency she focused on color - how colors change throughout the day and how colors represent layers of geologic time. She also taught park visitors to mix the canyon's colors into a palette.

Nancy will share a photographic overview of the North Rim as well as an overview of key geologic features as they relate to earth's history. She will also discuss how she used the theme of color to help park visitors more deeply connect with this amazing National Park.

Nancy McKay earned a Master's degree from Eastern Michigan University in textile arts. Her medium, Digital Silk, combines watercolor-style painting on silk, digital printed imagery, and stitching.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2012

Story Collider: Where Science And Storytelling Combine! at Live!

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Brian Wecht & Company return with another edition of Story Collider - best described as "This American Life meets NOVA!" This special edition of Story Collider will be held at Live! located at 102 S. First Street (on the corner of First and Huron).

Story Collider is an evening of entertaining, personal stories about science. Presenters tell their stories--from the hilarious to the poignant--about how science impacted their lives in a relaxed, fun setting. Based in New York, Story Collider wants to know people's stories about science. Their monthly live shows and other projects bring together scientists, comedians, librarians, and other disreputable types to tell true, personal stories of times when, for good or ill, science happened.

Storytellers for this time include:
-Ryan Burns, electronics engineer, founder and host of Ignite Ann Arbor, and president of the board of A2Geeks
-Jonathan Cohen, computer scientist and filmmaker
-Madeline Huberth, musician and acoustics student
-Christopher Roussi, senior research scientist at Michigan Tech University
-Aaron Santos, physicist and author
-Danielle Schultz, organic chemist

The last AADL session for Story Collider was packed...so arrive early! Find out more about Story Collider at storycollider.org

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2012

Motawi Tileworks 20th Anniversary with Nawal Motawi

This event was held on July 26, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Motawi Tileworks is a 20-year-old Ann Arbor-based artisan tile manufacturer and retailer that has won local and national awards for both its tile and its workplace culture. Owner and founder Nawal Motawi started out in 1992 with a dream and a booth at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market. Today, she presides over a 30-person staff in a 12,000 square foot studio that produces over $2 million in annual sales. Nawal will discuss the history of Motawi Tileworks and the design process.

This event is held in conjunction with the Downtown AADL exhibit, Motawi in the Making: The History and Science Behind The Art, on display July 25 - September 5.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2012

Men's Health Awareness Month: Top Men's Health Issues, Tests And Treatment Options

This event was held on June 19, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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June is Men's Health Month! Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men's Health Month is celebrated across the country with health education and outreach activities.

Join an expert medical panel as we learn more about several top health issues for men - and new, emerging treatment options that YOU need to know.

Panelists and their topics include: Annette Schork, RN.: General Men's Health Topics and Tests: Heart Disease and Diabetes (what to look for and testing guidelines); Marwan Fakih, MD: Colon Cancer & Jeffrey S. Montgomery, MD: Prostate Cancer. This event, cosponsored by the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center, is one that you cannot afford to miss.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2012

Kids Read Comics Opening Night! Voice Actor Neil Kaplan

This event was held on July 6, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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It's opening night of Kids Read Comics 2012! Join us for this special event!

Voice actor Neil Kaplan presents an interactive discussion and demonstration of how one can express their characters' inner lives through voice! Neil is the voice behind characters from Transformers, Digimon, Power Rangers, StarCraft, and more.

Bring your own characters to practice road-tested techniques. Lots of laughs to be had, and you might just learn a new way to think about creating your next comics character!

This event is for Grade 4 - Adult!

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2012

Auto History Night! Joseph Jendza (Top Hat John) & Victoria Mobley (Of The Society of Automotive Historians) Discuss The World Of Classic Cars

This event was held on July 12, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Celebrate the history of automobiles (and the 2012 Rolling Sculpture Car Show) when Joseph Jendza (Top Hat John) and Victoria Mobley (of the Society of Automotive Historians) discuss classic cars and popular culture. This event is also part of the day-long celebration of the DDA's opening of Library Lane (the parking structure next to the Library).

Joseph Jendza or "Top Hat John," well-known local specialty automotive historian and enthusiast car collector will discuss the colorful history and many types of classic cars. If you want to know more about the classic car stored in your garage - this is an excellent program to attend!

Joe has hosted hundreds of classic car shows and hosted and produced 200+ automotive cable television shows locally and nationally. He shares his love of the automobile through his specialty vehicle appraisal services, car show presentations, news columns and stories in local, national, and international publications.

Victoria Mobley is the producer of local car shows, car cruise nights and is the Secretary/Treasurer of The Society of Automotive Historians/Leland Chapter. She will share her award winning presentation: Fashion and the Automobile, which highlights the many changes wrought on popular culture by the evolution of the car. She and her assistant will do the presentation in full costume!

Do not miss this special event at the Library and the celebration of the 2012 Rolling Sculpture Car Show and opening of Library Lane.

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Added to the collection on Jun 23, 2012

Ann Arbor District Library Board Community Forums: Providing Information & Seeking Public Input On the Future of the Downtown Library

This event was held on June 20, 2012 at Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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Ann Arbor District Library Board will hold three community forums to allow Library staff to provide information about the challenge and opportunities presented by the Downtown Library, offer tours of the current facilities, and provide the opportunity for community input.

Forums will be offered on Saturday, June 9 (10:00 am to noon); Tuesday, June 12 (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm); and on Wednesday, June 20 (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm).

The Library Board is considering placing a bond proposal on the November ballot to address the challenges of the Downtown Library. Before making a decision, the Board wishes to offer interested citizens a chance to ask questions and give their feedback. Those unable to attend can send comments or questions to downtown@aadl.org.

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Added to the collection on Jun 21, 2012

An Evening With Dan Rather As He Discusses His Just-Released Memoir: "Rather Outspoken: My Life In The News "

This event was held on May 21, 2012 at Michigan Theater

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The Ann Arbor District Library is honored to host an evening with journalist Dan Rather as he discusses his new memoir "Rather Outspoken: My Life In The News." The event, which includes a booksigning, will be held at The Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty in Ann Arbor. Books will be on sale. There is no charge to attend this special evening event, cosponsored by Michigan Radio.

Given his distinguished record and his long exposure on television around the globe, Dan Rather may be the best-known journalist in the world. He has covered virtually every major event in the world in the past 60 years. His resume reads like a history book, from his early local reporting in Texas on Hurricane Carla to his unparalleled work covering the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; the civil rights movement; the White House and national politics; wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, Yugoslavia and Iraq. From his first days as the Associated Press reporter in Huntsville, Texas, in 1950, Rather has more than earned his reputation as the "hardest working man in broadcast journalism."

Rather served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News from 1981 to 2005, the longest such tenure in broadcast journalism history. He helped to found 48 Hours, a broadcast he anchored and reported for from its premiere on Jan. 19, 1988, through 2002. He was a correspondent for 60 Minutes from 1975 to 1981, and again from 2005 to the summer of 2006. Rather also helped to found and served as a correspondent for 60 Minutes II from its debut on Jan. 13, 1999, to its final edition in 2005. His regular contributions to CBS News Radio included Dan Rather Reporting, a weekday broadcast of news and analysis on the CBS Radio Network from 1981 to 2004. In 2006 Rather founded the company News and Guts and became anchor and managing editor of HDNet's Dan Rather Reports, which specializes in investigative journalism and international reporting.

He has received virtually every honor in broadcast journalism, including numerous Emmy and Peabody Awards and citations from critical, scholarly, professional and charitable organizations. Rather has also authored or co-authored seven books, four of which have become New York Times bestsellers.

"Rather Outspoken: My Life In The News" is told in a straightforward and conversational manner. Readers will note his distinctive voice on every page. Rather discusses the major stories from his decades of reporting, including inside stories of top personalities he has either interviewed or worked with over his remarkable career. He also discusses his controversial dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, his coverage of the JFK assassination, the origin of "Hurricane Dan" and much more.

The book also include Rather's thoughts and reflections on the state of journalism today and what he sees for its future, as well as never-before-revealed personal observations and commentary.

Join us for this fascinating evening with Dan Rather.

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Added to the collection on Jun 15, 2012

Ann Arbor District Library Board Community Forums: Providing Information & Seeking Public Input On the Future of the Downtown Library

This event was held on June 12, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Ann Arbor District Library Board will hold three community forums to allow Library staff to provide information about the challenge and opportunities presented by the Downtown Library, offer tours of the current facilities, and provide the opportunity for community input.

Forums will be offered on Saturday, June 9 (10:00 am to noon); Tuesday, June 12 (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm); and on Wednesday, June 20 (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm).

The Library Board is considering placing a bond proposal on the November ballot to address the challenges of the Downtown Library. Before making a decision, the Board wishes to offer interested citizens a chance to ask questions and give their feedback. Those unable to attend can send comments or questions to downtown@aadl.org.

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Added to the collection on Jun 11, 2012

Ann Arbor District Library Board Community Forums: Providing Information & Seeking Public Input On the Future of the Downtown Library

This event was held on June 9, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Ann Arbor District Library Board will hold three community forums to allow Library staff to provide information about the challenge and opportunities presented by the Downtown Library, offer tours of the current facilities, and provide the opportunity for community input.

Forums will be offered on Saturday, June 9 (10:00 am to noon); Tuesday, June 12 (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm); and on Wednesday, June 20 (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm).

The Library Board is considering placing a bond proposal on the November ballot to address the challenges of the Downtown Library. Before making a decision, the Board wishes to offer interested citizens a chance to ask questions and give their feedback. Those unable to attend can send comments or questions to downtown@aadl.org.

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Added to the collection on Jun 08, 2012

Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums 2012: Community

This event was held on April 12, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This final in a series of four monthly discussions co-sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor focuses on Community and includes discussion on housing, economic development, public safety, recreation, outreach, civic engagement, and stewardship of community resources. The presentation will examine past successes and challenges, and feature a think tank of local stakeholders. The ensuing discussions will help guide the city's sustainability planning efforts.

Panelists for this event include, from the City: Jennifer Hall, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Housing Commission; Wendy Rampson, Planning Manager; John Seto, Deputy Police Chief; and Cheryl Saam, Recreation Facilities Supervisor. The panel will also include Richard Norton, Chair of the Urban and Regional Planning Program; Cheryl Elliott, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation; and Julie Grand, Chair of the Park Advisory Commission.

Details of this series are posted online at www.a2gov.org/sustainability. For Ann Arbor's current environmental goals, check out the State of Our Environment Report at www.a2gov.org/soe.

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Added to the collection on Jun 08, 2012

Bright Nights Community Forum: Connections Between Substance Use And Depression In Adolescents

This event was held on March 27, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Young people sometimes turn to alcohol and other drugs to cope with life's frustrations, to fit in, rebel, or to satisfy their curiosity about drugs and drinking. Teens with depression or other mental health disorders are particularly vulnerable. Many fail to recognize that they are depressed and may be using alcohol and other drugs as a way to self-medicate.

When young people drink alcohol or take drugs to alleviate their stress or emotional pain, their depressive symptoms can worsen.

To provide greater understanding about the relationship between substance use and depression in adolescents, the UM Depression Center will present this Bright Nights Community Forum. Mary Jo Desprez, Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Prevention Administrator for the UM Health Service, and Dr. Daniel Gih, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UM Medical School, will co-present a brief overview on adolescent depression, substance use, and the relationship between the two. A question and discussion with a panel of experts will follow.

For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Jun 08, 2012

How To Break Out Of The Pack: Marketing Your Self-Published Book

This event was held on April 18, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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With the new ease and popularity of self-publishing, everyone from your elderly neighbor to your teenage babysitter is becoming a published author. But how do you combat the hordes of eBooks and print books available to reach your readers, and actually sell some books? How can you make your work stand out?

Join us for what should be a lively discussion on creative ways to market and publicize your book. This event is co-sponsored by the Detroit Chapter of the Women's National Book Association.

Panelists include: Kai Blum, director of Search Engine Marketing at Ingenex Digital in Ann Arbor; Emlyn Chand, president of author PR firm Novel Publicity; and author Ann Pearlman, whose memoir, "Infidelity," was nominated for a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, and was made into a Lifetime movie by Lionsgate.

The panel will be moderated by Shannon Janeczek, whose full-time gig has been marketing and business writing for almost 20 years.

Find out more about how to join the ranks of self-published authors!

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Added to the collection on Jun 08, 2012

More Than Senior Moments: Understanding Early Signs of Memory Changes

This event was held on April 25, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Experts suggest that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among older people. Research conducted at the University of Michigan has enriched our understanding of both Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Join us for this session as we explore early signs of memory loss with several UM memory and aging experts.

Topics include: Mild Cognitive Impairment; genetic testing; potential new medications for memory loss; communication skills; and memory and aging research opportunities available at UM. J. Scott Roberts, Ph.D. Associate Professor in the UM Department of Health Behavior & Health Education and Co-Director of the UM dual-degree program in Public Health and Genetic Counseling will be the keynote speakers.

A q & a session will follow, featuring a panel of experts including: Nancy Barbas, MD, MSW, Clinical Studies Research Investigator; Berit Dayton-Ingersoll, Ph.D., Research Investigator for Couples Life Story Project; Beth Spencer, LMSW, Research Investigator for Couples Life Story Project; and Wendy Uhlmann, MS, Genetic Counselor.

This event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, The Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center and the UM Taubman Health Sciences Library.

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Privatization Of Government Services

This event was held on February 27, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Privatization of services is a growing trend in today's government. But, what factors should be identified when considering privatizing departments or functions? What policy issues should be considered in connection with transferring these departments/functions to a company within the private sector?

The League of Women Voters is currently undertaking a study of privatization to examine these issues as well addressing the community impact and strategies to ensure transparency and accountability.

Join the League as they host this community forum, which features panelists: 1st Ward Ann Arbor City Council Member - Sabra Briere; Former Washtenaw County Administrator - Bob Guenzel; Ann Arbor Public School Board Member - Susan Baskett; and Lois Richardson who serves as mayor pro tem of the city of Ypsilanti and is in her third term on the city council.

This event is cosponsored by the Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

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Dental Health And Wellness: New Findings And Research

This event was held on March 5, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Poor oral health impacts diet and nutrition and can affect social activities, such as school and work. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are also important associations between poor oral health and diseases, such as diabetes.

Join us for a discussion about the importance of dental health in overall wellness, and learn about the latest research that provides new information about dental health practices. Experts from the UM School of Dentistry will share new knowledge gained from the latest research - and how it makes its way into new clinical therapies, while supporting the evaluation of existing therapies in order to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health.

Speakers include Janet Kinney RDH, MS, Assistant Professor of Dentistry, UM Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine; Research Fellow, Michigan Center for Oral Health Research (MCOHR) and Jill Bashutski DDS, MS, Assistant Professor of Dentistry, UM Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine.

This event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Taubman Health Sciences Library.

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Presentation By The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Deadly Medicine: Creating The Master Race, Insights from the Exhibition

This event was held on March 9, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join us for an informative presentation by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in conjunction with their traveling exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race (now on display at the UM Taubman Health Sciences Library through April 13).

Dr. Dieter Kuntz, historian at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington, DC, will discuss the theme of the exhibit, which illustrates how Nazi leadership enlisted people in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good to legitimize persecution, murder, and ultimately genocide. This event is co-sponsored by The Taubman Health Sciences Library and the UM Center for the History of Medicine.

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to "cleanse" German society of individuals viewed as biological threats to the nation's "health." Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that began with the mass sterilization of "genetically diseased" persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

To relate this history, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum assembled objects, photographs, documents, and historic film footage from European and American collections and presents them in settings evoking medical and scientific environments. Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race inspires reflection on the continuing attraction of biological utopias that promote the possibility of human perfection. From the early twentieth-century international eugenics movements to present-day dreams of eliminating inherited disabilities through genetic manipulation, the issues remain timely.

Dr. Dieter Kuntz, the speaker for this evening's event, received a Ph.D. in Modern European History from the University of Kansas, and has taught courses in European history and on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust at both the University of Kansas and the University of Iowa. His numerous publications include chapters in anthologies such as "The Holocaust Chronicle" (2000), "The Routledge History of the Holocaust" (2011), and the forthcoming "Jewish Resistance to the Nazis." At the Holocaust Museum since 1999, he has worked on a number of Museum exhibits and was instrumental in the development of the exhibit Deadly Medicine, and is editor of the resulting publication Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race (2004). He is currently in charge of the Museum's seminars for university faculty on Teaching about the Holocaust, and also directs the Campus Outreach Lecture Program.

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Wandering the High Himalayas With Will Weber Of JOURNEYS International

This event was held on March 21, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Will Weber, founder of JOURNEYS International of Ann Arbor, shares images and memories of some of his favorite vistas, valleys and villages from more than four decades of travel in Himalayan Asia. Come travel with Will as he shares his experiences in Ladakh, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and Burma and his encounters with Buddhist highland cultures.

Will Weber made his first trip to Nepal as a Peace Corps Volunteer high school science teacher in 1971 and has returned to lead trips to some area of the Himalayas nearly every year since.

Ann Arbor's JOURNEYS International is the longest standing family-owned global eco-tourism company in the US, offering full-service exotic, guided cross-cultural explorations, nature safaris, treks and eco-tours in remote corners of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Pacific.

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10th Annual Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event At Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building

This event was held on January 19, 2012 at Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building

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Focusing on the 2012 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads book selection "Born On A Blue Day: Inside The Mind Of An Autistic Savant" by Daniel Tammet, this extraordinary evening will feature nationally-known Autism Consultant Dr. Julie Donnelly and (via Skype) Dr. Darold Treffert, one of the world's leading experts on Autistic Savant Syndrome.

Dr. Darold Treffert will discuss Extraordinary Savant Syndrome highlighting recent developments in research on this remarkable condition. He will also discuss and show videos from his interactions with Daniel Tammet (the author of "Born On A Blue Day") and Kim Peek (the original Rain Man).

Dr. Treffert wrote the forward for the original U.K. version of "Born On A Blue Day" and served as the consultant for the Oscar-winning film Rain Main, starring Dustin Hoffman. He has appeared on numerous television and documentary programs including 60 Minutes, Oprah, Today Show, CNN and the Discovery Channel in the U.S. and in foreign documentaries in Japan, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Korea and many other countries. He met his first savant in 1962 after developing the child-adolescent unit at Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and has been engaged in research on savant syndrome since that time. He was a technical consultant to the movie Rain Man which made 'autistic savant' household words.

Dr. Julie A. Donnelly will focus on A Mother's Story: The Account Of Jean-Paul Bovee, her child who was born with classic autism in a time when the advice of medical professionals was to put the child in an institution. Julie was told that autism was "incurable by definition" and that his disability was her fault. Despite these opinions, she worked with her son in her home and, with the help of his step-father and three siblings, he progressed and attended school. His school years were difficult, but he continued to improve. People were surprised when he graduated from high school, but he went on to finish college with two master's degrees. He later married and currently has a two-year-old son to whom he is a devoted father.

Julie, his mother, became a teacher of children with autism, then an autism consultant. She is is currently Associate Director of the Missouri state autism agency for the Dept. of Education. She has helped to initiate an online Master's Degree in Autism Program for the University of Missouri-Columbia and teaches the autism classes in this program. Julie has taught and consulted in the public schools for over 30 years and publishes and presents nationally and internationally.

Doors will open at 6 pm to offer the opportunity to connect with community agencies and representatives who will be staffing information tables in the lobby. Many of these organizations will center on autism and local related services. There will also be time following the event to interact with these local organizations. Copies of the book will also be for sale

This is a key event for the 2012 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program, which this year focuses on the theme of "Language: How We Communicate."

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50 Years Of The Ann Arbor Film Festival: Ann Arbor Film Festival Archive @ AADL Launch

This event was held on February 3, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The Ann Arbor Film Festival is celebrating its 50th year - and AADL is excited to unveil its new digital archive, chronicling the Festival's history. Join Donald Harrison, AAFF Executive Director, and other voices from the Festival's past as they share behind-the-scenes stories from the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America!

This event features the premiere of AADL's digital archive of the Festival, which will provide online access to posters and program guides from the Festival's half century of film exhibition history. The evening will conclude with light refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with Film Fest fans.

THE ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL ARCHIVE @ AADL This website will document the history of the Ann Arbor Film Fest and its 50 years of experimental cinema. Festival programs, photographs, promotional materials, and behind-the-scenes documents from the Festival's half-century history will be featured.

Original interviews with festival organizers and participants from over the years and media coverage of the event including articles from the Ann Arbor News and Ann Arbor Sun will paint a portrait of the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America.

Join us for a look in the past and an introduction to this valuable online collection!

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Chef Brian Polcyn Of Birmingham's Forest Grill And Milford's Cinco Lagos

This event was held on February 19, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Award-winning chef Brian Polcyn, nationally recognized for his creativity and culinary talents, is the visionary behind some of Detroit's most acclaimed restaurants (including Birmingham's Forest Grill and Milford's Cinco Lagos) and is the author of two books: "Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing" (nominated for a James Beard award) and the upcoming "Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing."

Join us as he prepares an incredibly delicious sample dish and discusses his life and his books. This event, cosponsored by the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor, includes a book signing and books will be on sale.

Chef Polcyn's numerous awards include three gold medals and a silver medal from The American Culinary Federation. The Hiram Walker Corporation recognized him as a Rising Star in American Cuisine. In 1990, he was first runner-up in the semi-annual American Culinary Gold Cup Bocuse d'Or, a competition that seeks America's top native-born chefs. He was also nominated for Best Chef Midwest in 2006 by the James Beard Foundation.

The Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA) is an organization of scholars, cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy. Their mission is to promote the study of culinary history through regular programs open to members and guests, through the quarterly newsletter Repast, and through exchanges of information with other such organizations.

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Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums 2012: Climate and Energy

This event was held on March 8, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This third in a series of four monthly discussions co-sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor focuses on a community Climate Action Plan to address greenhouse gas emissions. The forum is an opportunity to learn and contribute towards the developing Climate Action Plan, and discuss solutions that can reduce emissions in the community. The presentations will look at past successes and challenges, discuss possible future priorities and feature a think tank of local stakeholders. The ensuing discussions will help guide the city's sustainability planning efforts.

The City has long been recognized for forward reaching energy initiatives like LED lighting, solar power, and energy efficiency improvements at its facilities, and Mayor John Hieftje's Energy Challenge sets ambitious goals for green energy and reduced emissions. See how the community at large plays a role in Ann Arbor's response to a warming climate, and help articulate a vision for a prosperous, cleaner energy future.

Panelists for this event include, from the City: John Hieftje, Mayor; Matt Naud, Environmental Coordinator; and Nathan Geisler, Energy Programs Associate, Energy Office. The panel also includes Larissa Larsen, UM Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning; Monica Patel of the Ecology Center; Jenny Oorbeck, Communities Division Manager, Clean Energy Coalition; Wayne Appleyard, Chair of the Ann Arbor Energy Commission and Terry Alexander, Executive Director of the Office of Campus Sustainability at University of Michigan.

Please note that on March 29th from 6pm to 8pm in the 4th floor meeting room of the Downtown Library, the City of Ann Arbor will hold a public meeting to discuss a set of draft overarching sustainability goals developed from existing plans and goals by commissioners from each of the key sustainability commissions and a team of city staff. The public meeting will build on the Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library and the City of Ann Arbor and provide an opportunity for attendees to share comments on the draft set of sustainability goals.

Details of this series are posted online at www.a2gov.org/sustainability. For Ann Arbor's current environmental goals, check out the State of Our Environment Report at www.a2gov.org/soe.

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The Benefits Of Breastfeeding With Lisa Hammer, M.D.

This event was held on March 18, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Breastfeeding has many benefits for infants, mothers and families. Did you know that:

Breastfed newborns tend to have fewer ear infections and respiratory infections?

Breastfeeding causes the mother's uterus to contract and reduces uterine bleeding after delivery?

Breastfeeding helps moms lose weight following delivery?

A family can save a sizable amount of money breastfeeding as opposed to buying formula?

Did you also know that women frequently encounter problems in the first few days to weeks and without adequate support, they make a decision to quit breastfeeding and transition to formula feeding?

Join Lisa Hammer, MD, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Clinical Assistant Professor in the UM Department of Pediatrics, as she discusses the benefits of breastfeeding.

This event is geared for new parents, expectant parents, grandparents, anyone involved in the care of a breastfeeding newborn and anyone who would like more information about breastfeeding and its benefits! Husbands and partners are also encouraged to attend. Topics will also include breastfeeding problems, milk production, pumping, latch technique, returning to work while breastfeeding and local breastfeeding support.

Dr. Hammer is both a board certified pediatrician as well as an international board certified lactation consultant. She currently serves as medical director of the University of Michigan Briarwood Center for Women, Children, and Young Adults which provides pediatric and Ob/GYN services and is also the Director of the University of Michigan Outpatient Breastfeeding Program. She is a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and has over 15 years of experience working with breastfeeding mothers and babies.

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Consumer Bankruptcy: How It Works, How You Qualify

This event was held on February 23, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Want to know more about consumer bankruptcy? Local Attorney Greg L. Dodd explains everything about the bankruptcy process including: how it works and how you may qualify; what debts are wiped out and which ones are not; what happens when a house is foreclosed on and what you will still owe, and how bankruptcy wipes this out; what information you need to provide to start a bankruptcy case; costs of filing bankruptcy; and how bankruptcy affects your credit.

Do not miss this informative session.

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Dr. Rick Solomon Discusses Autism: The Brain-Mind Connection

This event was held on January 31, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2012 focuses on the book "Born On A Blue Day: Inside The Mind Of An Autistic Savant" by Daniel Tammet. Find out more about autism in this informative lecture by developmental and behavioral pediatrician Rick Solomon MD.

Dr. Solomon will present the most recent scientific evidence related to autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). He will cover the brain science and genetics of ASDs; demonstrate the diagnostic criteria with video examples; discuss possible causes for the large increase in prevalence, including the controversial relationship between ASD and immunizations/mercury; and overview the evidence for behavioral, developmental, educational and dietary/alternative interventions.

Rick Solomon MD is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician in private practice in Ann Arbor. His clinical practice focuses on the evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders who have both common and severe behavioral problems. His research interests include child abuse prevention, pediatric hypnotherapy for pain management, and early intervention for children with autism (www.playproject.org).

For more information about Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads, check out the website at aaypsireads.org.

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Being Homeless In Washtenaw County: A Panel Discussion With The Washtenaw Housing Alliance

This event was held on February 13, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Disturbing facts on homelessness in Washtenaw County: 2, 756 people will experience homelessness within a year in the county; 26% of these are families; 41 people in the county in any given week become homeless.

Join service and housing providers across the community as they discuss the current state of homelessness in Washtenaw County, the innovative partnerships that have been created to address the need, and the next steps needed to end homelessness in our community.

The Washtenaw Housing Alliance (WHA) is a unique coalition of 28 non-profit organizations that serve those experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness. The WHA and its member agencies have created a collaboration that harnesses the commitment, energy and resources of a major hospital system, the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, three major institutions of higher education, the private sector and the community at large to end homelessness in Washtenaw County.

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Veteran's Day Event: Yankee Air Museum's Randy Hotton Discusses How Detroit Saved the World: World War II And The Willow Run Story

This event was held on November 10, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In the first 18 months after Pearl Harbor, 350,000 people came to the city of Detroit to work in defense plants. The Willow Run Bomber Plant played a key role in what became known as the "Arsenal of Democracy" by producing 8,685 B-24 bombers before it closed in 1945.

Join us, on the eve of Veteran's Day, as Yankee Air Museum's Randy Hotton shares his extensive research on the Willow Run Bomber Plant. He is the Director of Flight Operations at the Yankee Air Museum as well as a Board Member and Committee Chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee. Randy is also a retired US Navy Captain who began his aviation career as a pilot in P-3 Orion aircraft flying Anti-Submarine Patrols during the Cold War. He now flies with the Yankee Air Museum in C-47 and B-17 bombers.

Randy will cover the world and national events leading up to the decision to involve the auto industry in the construction of airplanes for WWII and ultimately to build the Willow Run Bomber Plant. He will also discuss the history and future of the Yankee Air Museum.

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UMS Panel Discussion: Why Renegade?

This event was held on November 14, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Renegade: a rebel, someone who breaks with customs - and the idea behind the University Musical Society's 10-week, 10-performance winter series focusing on innovation and experimentation in the performing arts. This focus examines thought-leaders and game-changers in the performing arts and include performances that are part of the UMS International Theater Series, Choral Union Series, Divine Voices, Dance Series, and the Chamber Arts Series.

But why are renegades so important to the arts? Join us as UMS Artistic Programming Director Michael Kondziolka and a panel of special guests lead a conversation about the significance of artistic renegades and UMS's important "Renegade" series. This event is co-sponsored by the University Musical Society and the U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Filmmaker David Gatten Discusses Working With Words

This event was held on December 1, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Filmmaker David Gatten will discuss his use of historical documents, "out-dated" instructional texts, and rare books as both inspiration and image in his film-making practice.

Over the last fifteen years Gatten's work has explored the intersection of the printed word and the moving image, while investigating the shifting vocabularies of experience and representation within intimate spaces and historical documents. Through traditional research methods (reading old books) and non-traditional film processes (boiling old books), the films trace the contours of both private lives and public histories, combining elements of philosophy, biography and poetry with experiments in cinematic forms and narrative structures.

David Gatten was born in Ann Arbor and is currently Visiting Professor and Distinguished Filmmaker in Residence in the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image at Duke University. His films have been exhibited internationally, he is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and his works are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.

On November 30th (the day before this event), Gatten will present a program of historic films at the Michigan Theater as part of the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival Retrospective Screening Series.

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Musician Aaron Dworkin, Founder & President Of The Sphinx Organization, Discusses His Memoir: "Uncommon Rhythm: A Black, White, Jewish, Jehovah's Witness, Irish Catholic Adoptee's Journey to Leadership"

This event was held on December 13, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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AADL is extremely proud to host violinist, arts educator, and President of the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization Aaron Dworkin, as he discusses his long-awaited inspirational memoir "Uncommon Rhythm: A Black, White, Jewish, Jehovah's Witness, Irish Catholic Adoptee's Journey to Leadership." The book is a harrowing yet moving account of Aaron's personal journey through social isolation and discrimination to found one of the nation's cultural jewels, the Sphinx Organization. Books will be on sale at the event and the evening will include a book signing.

"Uncommon Rhythm" is a tapestry of stirring narrative, precious photos and poignant poems. A MacArthur Fellow, Aaron is driven by the single vision of inclusion for all, and hopes that this book will inspire all people who have ever felt like outsiders to nurture their own gifts and make valuable contributions to society.

Named a MacArthur Fellow, a Member of the Obama National Arts Policy Committee and President Obama's first nominee to the National Council on the Arts, Aaron P. Dworkin is the Founder and President of the Sphinx Organization, the leading national arts organization that focuses on youth development and diversity in classical music. An author, social entrepreneur, artist-citizen and an avid youth education advocate, he has received extensive national recognition for his vast accomplishments.

He is the recipient of the National Governors Association Distinguished Service to State Government Award, Detroit Symphony's Lifetime Achievement Award, Michiganian of the Year, Crain's 40 Under 40 and Who's Who Awards, BET's History Makers in the Making Award, AT&T Excellence in Education Award, University of Michigan's African-American Alumni Council's 5 Under 10 Award, Entrepreneur Of The Year Award by the National Black MBA Association-Detroit Chapter, and Interlochen Arts Academy's 2003 Path of Inspiration Award.

He has also been named one of Newsweek's 15 People Who Make America Great and has been featured in People Magazine, on NBC's Today Show and Nightly News with Brian Williams, on CNN's Airport Network-Innovator Series and Anderson Cooper 360 and on NPR's The Story and Performance Today. In addition, he has appeared in numerous articles in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit News and Free Press, Washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Emerge and Jet Magazines and many other media outlets.

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Story Collider: Where Science And Storytelling Combine! at The BTB Cantina!

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Brian Wecht & Co. return with another edition of Story Collider - best described as "This American Life meets NOVA"! This special edition of Story Collider will be held at the BTB Cantina - located above Goodtime Charley's at 1140 S. University Ave.

Story Collider is an evening of entertaining, personal stories about science. Presenters tell their stories--from the hilarious to the poignant--about how science impacted their lives in a relaxed, fun setting.

This event is co-sponsored by Open.Michigan, a University of Michigan initiative housed in the Office of Enabling Technologies at the Medical School. Open Michigan is dedicated to increasing knowledge dissemination across the higher education community through encouraging a culture of sharing.

The last AADL session for Story Collider was packed...so arrive early! Find out more about Story Collider at storycollider.org.

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City Of Ann Arbor Community Sustainability Discussion: Land Use And Access

This event was held on February 9, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This second in a series of four monthly discussions co-sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor, centers on Land Use And Access and includes discussion on infrastructure, transportation, built environment, public spaces, and land use.

Panelists include Wendy Rampson, Planning Manager; Joe Grengs, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning; Susan Pollay, Downtown Development Authority Executive Director; Eli Cooper, Transportation Programs Manager; Jeff Kahan, City Planner; Ginny Trocchio, Ann Arbor Greenbelt Program; and Evan Pratt, Ann Arbor Planning Commission.

Each of the four monthly sessions will examine past successes and challenges, discuss possible future priorities and feature a think tank of local stakeholders (UM faculty, representatives from community organizations, city commissioners, City of Ann Arbor staff and the public). The ensuing discussions will help guide the city's sustainability planning efforts.

Details of this series are posted online at www.a2gov.org/sustainability. For Ann Arbor's current environmental goals, check out the State of Our Environment Report at www.a2gov.org/soe.

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Season 4 Top Chef Winner Stephanie Izard Discusses Her New Book "Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats And Drinks"

This event was held on December 12, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Arrive early to this special event as Season 4 Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard returns to AADL with cooking tips and copies of her new book "Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats And Drinks." This event includes a book-signing and books will be on sale at the event (a perfect gift for the Holidays!). The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Stephanie Izard knows how to inspire, captivate, and cook up a storm. Fan favorite and the first and only woman to win on TV's Top Chef, she is also the chef and owner of the acclaimed Girl & the Goat restaurant in Chicago. Join us as she discusses her life and her new book.

"The Girl in the Kitchen" collects more than 100 of Izard's best recipes, from innovative appetizers like Asian-Spiced English Peas to luscious desserts like Quince and Fig Cobbler with Vanilla Mascarpone. Beautifully photographed and bursting with flavor, personality, and insights into the Top Chef's process, the book also includes where she finds her cooking muses, how she shops for food, and which beers and wines she chooses to accompany her meals. 'The Girl in the Kitchen' represents the culmination of a craft and provides inspiration that reaches far beyond the kitchen walls.

Do not miss this deliciously amazing event as Stephanie Izard returns to the Library!

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Partnering for Research: The Search for New Knowledge in Mental Health Treatment

This event was held on November 15, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Researchers at the University of Michigan are working hard to unlock answers and improve treatment options for mental health conditions, but they can't do it alone. Participants play a vital role in finding better ways to treat depression and other conditions by taking part in research studies. With knowledge gained from research studies, treatment for mental health conditions will continue to improve.

Join us as the U-M Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry present this Bright Nights Community Forum. Dr. Patricia Deldin, professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the U-M and Associate Director of the U-M Depression Center, will present a brief overview describing the process of mental health research, highlighting why participation in research studies is critical for advancing knowledge and developing new treatments. This will be followed by a panel discussion with faculty members from the Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry, as well as community members involved with research.

Bright Nights is open to the public and there is no charge for attendance. For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Bright Nights Community Forum - Mood, Food, And Attitude: Metabolic Syndrome In Depression With The UM Depression Center

This event was held on January 24, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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High blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in the blood, and abdominal obesity - these conditions put an individual at risk for heart disease and diabetes.

This group of conditions, called Metabolic Syndrome, can have a negative impact on physical health, and recent research studies demonstrate that there is also a relationship between metabolic syndrome and mental health. Individuals with metabolic syndrome are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and tension, and those who are depressed, anxious, and stressed are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome.

To provide greater understanding of metabolic syndrome and its connections to depressive illnesses, including interventions which address both conditions, the UM Depression Center will present this Bright Nights Community Forum. Dr. Gregory Dalack, Chair of the U-M Department of Psychiatry, will present a brief overview describing the relationship between metabolic syndrome and depression. Dr. Amy Kilbourne, Associate Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry, will then describe innovative interventions to help improve both conditions.

This will be followed by a panel discussion with experts Simon Evans, PhD, Research Assistant Professor and Nicole Poellet, MS, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, both from the Department of Psychiatry.

For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Behind the Scenes of Web Communities Panel Featuring Jessamyn West and Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda

This event was held on October 9, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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One of the things that makes the Internet such a great and useful place are all of the resources created by huge numbers of strangers pooling their knowledge and work. While the content for these sites is created by a large number of users, behind the scenes there are a small number of administrators and moderators working to maintain a certain level of content and steer the sites in a particular direction.

Join us for a discussion of the strategies and guidelines that keep online communities running smoothly led by Jessamyn West of Metafilter.com, a community weblog known for the high quality and wide-ranging "best of the web" posts by its members. Ask.metafilter.com, a subsite where members can ask and answer questions, is a phenomenally useful site and a model for how open forums can be focused and tended. Metafilter enjoys international popularity, and members regularly gather for meetups in cities around the world.

Jessamyn West is an author, community technology librarian and community manager of the group blog MetaFilter.com. She lives in a rural area of Central Vermont where she teaches basic computer skills. She assists libraries with technology planning and implementation, helping them with Wi-Fi and websites and making sense of their systems and maintains an online presence at jessamyn.com and librarian.net.

Also joining the panel is Rob Malda, known as CmdrTaco, a founder and former moderator of Slashdot, one of the web's most enduring news communities for nerds. CmdrTaco was a central figure in the Slashdot community for 14 years, and has recently left Slashdot and now blogs at cmdrtaco.net. Under Malda's leadership, Slashdot pioneered self-moderation systems and tools to manage web communities that are still years of ahead of many major sites.

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Alex Young, Chef @ Zingerman's Roadhouse & Winner Of The James Beard Award

This event was held on October 15, 2011 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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Join us as Alex shares his culinary passions, how he got to where he's at and what his recent win of the James Beard Award has meant for him, Zingerman's and Ann Arbor. He will also bring tasty samples of food!

Zingerman's Roadhouse Chef Alexander Young was born in London. At an early age, his family moved to San Francisco, then, at 17 he moved to New York City. His first cooking job was with a feature film location catering company, catering to such stars at Michael Douglas, Alan Alda, Danny Devito, and Madonna. He later took a job as assistant kitchen manager with the China Grill working under Chef Mako Tenaka, Wolfgang Puck's top chef, then moved on to a position as Executive Sous Chef at the Doral Court Hotel.

In late 1990, Alex accepted a position as Executive Chef at the Ann Arbor Hilton, then traveled the country pursuing his goal of Corporate Executive Chef. He opened the Pittsburg Fish Market for the Hilton Restaurant Group as Regional Executive Chef and also created an upscale American Bistro concept opening in Chicago, IL and Alexandria, VA.

In 1997 a mutual friend introduced Alex to Ari and Paul of Zingerman's. In 2001, they agreed to open a restaurant together. The Roadhouse opened September 15, 2003, and Alex has never looked back.

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City Of Ann Arbor Community Sustainability Discussion: Resource Management

This event was held on January 12, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This first in a series of four monthly discussions co-sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor centers on Resource Management and will include discussion on natural areas, waste reduction, recycling, compost, local food systems, water and air quality. Panelists include: Jason Tallant from Natural Area Preservation; Chris Graham, Chair of the Environmental Commission; Kerry Gray, Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Planner; Tom McMurtrie, Solid Waste Coordinator and Matthew Naud, Environmental Coordinator. Joining the City of Ann Arbor staff will be Richard Norton, Chair of UM's Urban and Regional Planning program and Laura Rubin, Executive Director of the Huron River Watershed Council.

Each of the four monthly sessions will examine past successes and challenges, discuss possible future priorities and feature a think tank of local stakeholders (UM faculty, representatives from community organizations, city commissioners, City of Ann Arbor staff and the public). The ensuing discussions will help guide the city's sustainability planning efforts.

Details of this series are posted online at www.a2gov.org/sustainability. For Ann Arbor's current environmental goals, check out the State of Our Environment Report at www.a2gov.org/soe.

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Culture Jamming: A Long View Back - A Panel Discussion With John And Leni Sinclair, Pun Plamondon, David Fenton, and Genie Parker At The Michigan Union - Pendleton Room

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Panelists John and Leni Sinclair, Pun Plamondon, David Fenton, and Genie Parker--all members of Ann Arbor's White Panthers and Rainbow People's Party--participate in this panel discussion which is part of the of 'Freeing John Sinclair: The Day Legends Came to Town,' a series of events celebrating the launch of AADL's Freeing John Sinclair website (available at aadl.org beginning on Friday, December 9), marking the 40th anniversary of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally that took place in Ann Arbor on December 10, 1971.

These five panelists were central to many of the actions and ideals surrounding Ann Arbor's late-1960s counter-culture. For this event, they'll reflect on what they called their "total assault on culture" during the late 1960s and early 1970s - what worked, what didn't, and what it means today.

The panel will be moderated by Professor Bruce Conforth of the University of Michigan Program in of American Culture. This special event will be held in Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street on the UM Campus.

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Film & Discussion: Freedom Riders With Post Film Discussion Led By Civil Rights Leader (And Freedom Rider) Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.

This event was held on October 27, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join us to view this acclaimed film - - the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever - and stay for the post film discussion led by Civil Rights Leader Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. - who was a Freedom Rider.

In 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives--and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment--for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson the film features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters: the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the Rides firsthand. This two-hour documentary is based on Raymond Arsenault's book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice.

The Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activist, organizer, and an authority on nonviolent social change. He co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, and he was a core leader of the civil rights movement in Nashville, TN, in 1960 and in Selma, AL, in 1965. He directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project in 1962, and he was appointed by Martin Luther King, Jr. to be national program administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and national coordinator of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Community Scholars' Program. This film is not rated.

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Old News: Historic Newspapers in the Digital Age

This event was held on October 21, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join in the celebration as AADL unveils Old News, a new, online product (available at aadl.org after this event) devoted to the digitization of newspapers from Ann Arbor's past. Old News features articles and images from Ann Arbor newspapers including selections from the clippings and photo files of the Ann Arbor News, as well as thousands of issues of Ann Arbor's 19th century newspapers.

This event includes: a discussion of the importance of historic newspapers and digitization entitled- "Newspapers Are Like A Box Of Chocolates: You Never Know What You're Gonna Get" by Frank Boles, Director of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University; an introduction/demo to Old News by AADL staff; and post-presentation refreshments.

Old News gives the public access to thousands of articles and photographs taken from the Ann Arbor News. The first selections to hit Old News are articles and photos from the 1960s, one of Ann Arbor's most vibrant periods. Photos from the 1930s are also there to show what Ann Arbor looked like during the Great Depression. More articles and photos will be added each week to paint a full portrait of Ann Arbor during the American Century.

In addition to the ever-growing collection of materials from the Ann Arbor News documenting the 20th century in Ann Arbor, Old News provides online access to decades of newspapers from the 19th century as well. Browse or search through full issues of the Ann Arbor Argus, Ann Arbor Courier, Ann Arbor Argus-Democrat, Signal of Liberty, and Michigan Liberty Press. Explore over 100,000 articles from 1880-1900 to learn about where Ann Arbor was 125 years ago.

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Interview With Barry McGovern, Actor And Renowned Beckett Performer With The Gate Theatre Of Dublin

This event was held on October 23, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Do not miss this special event as actor Barry McGovern, one of the world's leading interpreters of Samuel Beckett's works, is interviewed by U-M Professor Enoch Brater. McGovern will discuss his work with the Dublin's Gate Theatre and his new solo performance adaptation of Beckett's novel "Watt." Ireland's acclaimed Gate Theatre is largely considered the leading interpreter of the great Irish modernist writer, playwright, and humorist Samuel Beckett in the world.

This event is held in conjunction with University Musical Society's double-bill of two one-act Beckett plays (Endgame and Watt) performed by the Gate Theatre and featuring Barry McGovern at the Power Center Oct. 27 - 29.

Barry McGovern first appeared at the Gate Theatre as Lucky in Waiting for Godot in 1972. He has had a long association with the work of Samuel Beckett, has appeared in numerous productions of Beckett's work and is known as the greatest exponent of Beckett today.

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Author Jael McHenry Discusses Her Cooking Blog And Her New Book "The Kitchen Daughter"

This event was held on August 18, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join us for a delightful evening as author Jael McHenry, a talented and enthusiastic amateur cook who grew up in Michigan and Iowa, discusses her new book "The Kitchen Daughter" (recently selected by Oprah as one of this summer's Tantalizing Beach Reads). Jael will also discuss her love for cooking and her Simmer blog, where she blogs about food and cooking. A book signing will follow this event, and books will be on sale.

Jael currently resides in New York, where she is a monthly pop culture columnist and Editor-in-Chief of Intrepid Media, online at intrepidmedia.com. Her work has appeared in publications such as the North American Review, Indiana Review, and the Graduate Review at American University, where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing. "The Kitchen Daughter" is her first novel.

Julie & Julia meets Jodi Picoult in this poignant and delectable novel with recipes, chronicling one woman's journey of self-discovery at the stove. This lyrical novel is as delicious and joyful as a warm brownie and is also a fascinating glimpse into the unique mind of a woman struggling with Asperger's.

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Added to the collection on Nov 07, 2011

World Breastfeeding Week Event: Creating A Supportive Breastfeeding Culture...In Our Homes, In Our Workplaces...In Our Communities

This event was held on August 4, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Joanne Motino Bailey, Director of the University of Michigan Nurse-Midwifery Service, leads a distinguished panel in a discussion of breastfeeding in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 - 7). World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

The panel, which includes local health professionals Linda Faubert, RN, LC; Lauren Helms, MD; and Katherine Pasque MD, will discuss many key issues, including basic support of breastfeeding from partners, family and friends; return to work strategies (including conversations with colleagues and supervisors); and societal influences. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Breastfeeding Excellence, Mott Children's Hospital.

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Sleep And Depression: Connections From Adolescence Through Adulthood

This event was held on September 20, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Sleep affects the well-being of all people. Having depression can affect sleep so significantly that it feels as though you are suffering from permanent jet lag.

Join us as Dr. J. Todd Arnedt, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the U-M Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory, presents a brief overview describing how sleep and depression interact. He will also present information on the latest sleep and depression research underway at U-M.

This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion featuring Dr. Richard Dopp and Dr. Leslie Swanson from the U-M Depression Center; Dr. Ronald Chervin, Director of the U-M Sleep Disorders Center; and Shelley Hershner, MD, Director of the Collegiate Sleep Disorders Clinic and Assistant Professor, University of Michigan.

The Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory at the University of Michigan is a research laboratory that investigates sleep and biological rhythm regulation from childhood through adulthood. The laboratory has a strong interest in the biological risk factors for depression, how major depressive disorder affects the sleep of both children and adults, and whether sleep-focused interventions can help to improve depression treatment.

For more information on the U-M Depression Center, the co-sponsor of this event, please visit their website at www.depressioncenter.org.

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The Essential Samuel Beckett With Theater Historian And Beckett Specialist Enoch Brater

This event was held on October 25, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Theater historian and Samuel Beckett specialist Enoch Brater presents an overview of the life and works of playwright Samuel Beckett, his influence upon modern theater, and the landmark productions of Beckett's works staged by the Gate Theatre of Dublin. This event is co-sponsored by the University Musical Society and the U-M Department of English Language and Literature.

Ireland's acclaimed Gate Theatre is largely considered the leading interpreter of the great Irish modernist writer, playwright, and humorist Samuel Beckett in the world and this event is held in conjunction with University Musical Society's double-bill of two one-act Beckett plays ("Endgame" and "Watt") performed by the Gate Theatre Of Dublin and at the Power Center Oct. 27 - 29.

Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969 for a body of work that includes novels, essays, poems and plays. His best-known play, "Waiting for Godot" (1953) is a comic study of philosophical uncertainty, and, like much of his work, focuses on the absurdity of human existence. Never exactly mainstream, Beckett is nonetheless considered one of the most important European writers of the 20th century for his influence on modern literature and for his ability to impress shock and confound.

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Artist Discussion: The Creation of Amococo With Representatives From Architects of Air

This event was held on June 25, 2011 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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From the Guggenheim in Spain to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the enormous, interactive sculptures of the UK's Architects of Air have astounded audiences across the globe.

Join Architects of Air exhibition manager James Stephenson for an in-depth discussion on the design, fabrication and installation process used by the renowned British company for its inflatable, walk-in sculptures. The company's Amococo luminarium is on exhibit at Palmer Field from June 23-June 25.

Making its Ann Arbor debut on Palmer Field near Top of the Park, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival presents the renowned company's biggest luminarium, Amococo, a walk-through inflatable sculpture featuring a dazzling maze of winding paths filled with radiant light and color. Linking 86 three-sided domes in a monumental labyrinth, designer Alan Parkinson creates an architectural marvel in which visitors are encouraged to wander, relax, meditate and enjoy the magical ambiance of Amococo. More information about the hours and location of this outdoor exhibit may be found on the Summer Festival website at annarborsummerfestival.org.

Join us and find out more about the fascinating work of the Architects of Air

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Story Collider: Where SCIENCE and HILARITY Combine!

This event was held on July 15, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Story Collider returns to AADL! Story Collider is an evening of entertaining, personal stories about science. Presenters tell their stories--from the hilarious to the poignant--about how science impacted their lives in a relaxed, fun setting. Find out more at storycollider.org

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Understanding Your Child's Behavior With Aubry Dodge Of Building Bridges Therapy Center

This event was held on July 14, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Ever wonder: Why time out isn't working for you? What the deal is with "I'm going to count to three..." or Why your child screams when he is frustrated?

Join us as Aubry Dodge of Building Bridges Therapy Center in Ann Arbor introduces parents to behavior analysis as it relates to their children's behavior. This lecture will also help parents understand why problem behaviors occur as well as provide general strategies for how to address these behaviors.

Aubry Dodge earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Behavioral Psychology from Eastern Michigan University, and went on to complete her Board Certification in Behavioral Analysis in 2010. She has been providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior Analysis services for children with autism since 2001, and she has experience supervising home therapy programs for clients as well.

Established in 1988, Building Bridges Therapy Center is a "full-service" pediatric clinic, staffed by a team of caring, experienced professionals in wide variety of disciplines: Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Physical Therapy, Neuropsychological Testing, Psychological Counseling, Music Therapy, Educational Specialists.

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EMU Professor John McCurdy Discusses Ben Franklin's America

This event was held on June 7, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Benjamin Franklin was a remarkable American, and strongly believed in free expression and a free press, but what kind of world did he live in? This lecture explores what it was like to live in eighteenth-century America. Franklin's Boston, Philadelphia, and London were alive with divisive controversies, racial strife, and constant international tension. But it was also a time of new media, new ideas, and the creation of the American self. Learn what lessons Ben Franklin's America has for us at the dawn of the millennium.

John G. McCurdy is Associate Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University where he teaches colonial American and the Revolution. He is the author of "Citizen Bachelors: Manhood and the Creation of the United States" (Cornell, 2009). He is a constant if not avid student of Benjamin Franklin.

Held in conjunction with the Downtown Library May 4 - July 8 exhibit, Ben Franklin: In Search of a Better World

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Tubingen's Mayor For Building and Development Cord Soehlke Discusses Small-Scaled, Mixed, Diverse: The Tubingen Way Of Urban Development

This event was held on June 13, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Learn more about our German Sister City! A strong connection and friendship has existed between Ann Arbor and Tubingen, Germany for nearly half a century. Founded in 1965, this official partnership has been followed by many official and private contacts between the citizens of both cities.

Tubingen's Mayor for Building and Development, Cord Soehlke will bring some of the Tubingen's planning and building successes experiences to Ann Arbor! Cord Soehlke has been part of Tubingen's development projects during the last 14 years and will discuss the city's goals, ideas and experiences

During the last fifteen years, Tubingen has converted many former industrial or military used areas into lively and attractive neighborhoods. The French quarter, the Loretto and the Muhlenviertel are now characterized by a mixed use, a colorful architecture and a high impact of private building groups. For this success the City of Tubingen received numerous awards and distinctions - the German Urban Planning Award 2001 - the European Urban Planning Award 2002 and the National Award for Integrated Urban Development and Building Culture 2009.

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Added to the collection on Jul 27, 2011

Redistricting: It Matters To All of Us

This event was held on June 16, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Following the US Census every ten years, new lines are drawn for congressional and legislative districts, county commission districts, and city council wards.

Come to this panel discussion, co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area and The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, and find out how your city, county and state are making these decisions and how it might affect you. Panelists include Jacqueline Beaudry, Ann Arbor City Clerk; Lawrence Kestenbaum, Washtenaw County Clerk; Rep. Jeff Irwin, State Representative, 53rd District and Rep. Mark Ouimet, State Representative, 52nd District.

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Added to the collection on Jun 28, 2011

Paddling Across Michigan and Wisconsin With Kayaking And Canoeing Expert Doc Fletcher

This event was held on April 27, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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PBS-featured Michigan author Doc Fletcher invites you to enjoy a photographic journey down rivers selected from his 3 books: the 2011 release "Canoeing & Kayaking Wisconsin" and his two Michigan river books.

You will take a virtual trip down several rivers & hear what makes each of those rivers uniquely FUN! Histories of towns along the way are shared and tales are told of local, old-time, neighborhood taverns in those towns. At the end of the program there will be a drawing for a free canoe or kayak trip, good for a day trip down one of Michigan's or Wisconsin's rivers. The event includes a book signing and books will be on sale.

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Meet Johnny of Johnny Cupcakes!

This event was held on May 13, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Johnny Earle, founder and creator of Johnny Cupcakes Inc., will talk about his unique approach to business and branding, and how he turned his T-shirt empire into what it is today!

Johnny Cupcakes is a clothing brand founded in 2001 by Johnny Earle. The line includes t-shirts, shorts, sweaters, jewelry, undergarments, and pins. Its flagship stores are located in Boston, Massachusetts and Los Angeles, California, with another shop in Hull, Massachusetts and another opening in London.

In 2008, BusinessWeek placed Earle at the top of its "Best Entrepreneurs 25 and Under" list, highlighting his company's quality products, imaginative promotion, and insistence on self-sustenance. In 2009, Johnny Cupcakes was placed at #237 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. The magazine listed the clothing brand as having a nearly 915% growth rate over the previous year.

Find out why Johnny is in such demand! Johnny's team will be selling T-shirts and Johnny will sign and meet with fans after the talk.

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Internationally Acclaimed Author Sebastian Junger Discusses His New Bestseller "War"

This event was held on May 16, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Over the course of fifteen months, acclaimed author Sebastian Junger (author of The Perfect Storm) followed a single platoon based at a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan. His objective was to convey what soldiers experience--what war actually feels like. The resulting New York Times Bestseller 'War,' (now available in paperback), describes what few civilians will ever witness - what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a constant basis.

His time in Afghanistan is also the subject of the documentary feature film Restrepo, which Junger directed with award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington. Restrepo received the 2010 Grand Jury Prize for documentary at Sundance and an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.

In addition to 'The Perfect Storm,' (the basis for a major motion picture starring George Clooney), other Junger bestsellers include 'Fire' and 'A Death in Belmont.' A contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Junger has been awarded a SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism as well as a National Magazine Award.

This event includes a booksigning and books will be on sale.

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Publishing Children's Books: The Dirty Truth

This event was held on April 7, 2011 at Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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2011 Caldecott Medal winner Erin and Philip Stead join other panelists in this discussion of issues in the children's book publishing industry, co-sponsored by the Detroit Chapter of the Women's National Book Association.

The discussion panel includes: Shutta Crum, nationally known children's author, storyteller, former librarian and teacher; Heather Hughes, Marketing Director at Sleeping Bear Press; Colleen Kammer, co-owner of Oak Park's Book Beat Bookstore; and Marian Nelson, owner of Nelson Publishing & Marketing. Eastern Michigan University Children's Literature Professor Dr. Harry Eiss will moderate.

The event will also feature a book signing by panel members and books will be on sale.

The Women's National Book Association is a national organization of women and men who work with and value books. The original WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the community of the book.

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Author Tom Nanzig Discusses How To Use Archival & Historical Material To Write And Publish A Book

This event was held on March 20, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Author Tom Nanzig gives an inside look at finding and researching publishable material in an archival setting and how to edit the material, find a publisher and produce the final polished product. Tom is the author of "The Civil War Memoirs Of A Virginia Cavalryman"

This event is co-sponsored by the Washtenaw County Historical Society.

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Women's History Month Event: Michigan History Magazine Editor Patricia Majher Discusses Her New Book "Ladies Of The Lights: Michigan Women In The U.S. Lighthouse Service"

This event was held on March 3, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Michigan leads the country in the number of lighthouses, and they're still a central part of the mystique and colorful countryside of the state. What even lighthouse enthusiasts might not know is the rich history of female lighthouse keepers in the area.

Join us as Michigan History Magazine Editor Patricia Majher discusses the history of more than 50 of these women who served the Michigan sailing community with dedication and distinction from 1849 to 1954. She will tell the fascinating stories of 10 of these women, who are also featured in her new book "Ladies Of The Lights: Michigan Women In The U.S. Lighthouse Service." A booksigning will follow and books will be on sale at the event.

Lighthouse keeping was a rugged life of long hours and hard work punctuated by periods of real peril. Imagine how it felt to be one of the rare women admitted into this profession: challenged to their limits, yet loving every minute of it. Celebrate Women's History Month and learn more about this unique facet of Michigan history.

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Learning And Depression: What's the Connection?

This event was held on March 8, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Children with undetected attention and learning problems often feel unsuccessful in school. Over time, the stress associated with doing poorly in school can create vulnerability to depression. Similarly, symptoms of depression can interfere with academic progress. For these reasons, interventions designed to improve school functioning are critical to treating and preventing depression in youth.

To provide greater understanding of the connection between learning disorders and depression, the University of Michigan Depression Center will present this Bright Nights community forum entitled "Learning and Depression: What's the Connection?.

Cynthia Ewell-Foster, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry and member of the U-M Depression Center, will present an overview of the latest research on the interaction of learning disorders and depressive illnesses, and information on effective treatment strategies. This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with experts including Kristen Chapman, MA, Speech and Language Pathologist, U-M Center for the Child & the Family and Mary Spence, PhD, Psychologist, Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Bright Nights is open to the public and there is no charge for attendance. For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Is it Possible to Lower My Risk for Alzheimer's Disease? - With Kenneth M Langa, M.D., Ph.D

This event was held on February 14, 2011 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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What does current research suggest are the things that increase or decrease the risk for Alzheimer's disease as an individual ages? How can we tell if we are at risk and are there steps we can take to decrease the risk?

Find out more as Kenneth M Langa, M.D., Ph.D, provides background on this disease and other causes for memory problems and dementia in older adults. Lessons regarding the most promising ways to decrease one's risk of Alzheimer's disease will be reviewed and current University of Michigan research using data from the United States, as well as other countries, will also be presented. This event is cosponsored by the UM Geriatrics Center.

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Added to the collection on Apr 12, 2011

Story Collider: Where SCIENCE And HILARITY Combine!

This event was held on March 11, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Story Collider is an evening of entertaining, personal stories about science, from the hilarious to the poignant. Come be a part of the first Story Collider event outside of NYC as particle physicists Brian Wecht and Ben Lillie, with collaborator Carter Edwards, as well as local presenters (including AADL's own Laura Pershin Raynor), tell their stories about how science impacted their lives in a relaxed, fun setting. Find out more at storycollider.org

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Added to the collection on Mar 25, 2011

Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads Lecture: SELF-DETERMINATION Makes Life Worth Living: No Mountain Too High: Roger Chard Discusses Achievements And Challenges

This event was held on January 26, 2011 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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Roger Chard, a local lawyer and well-known musician, who is also blind, will discuss how SELF-DETERMINATION makes life worth living. Roger's presentation will mix vocation and avocation and demonstrate how he strove for self confidence and esteem, and also strove to become an emissary for tolerance and persistence, aiming for self deportment and worth.

This event will also address the impact of changing technology and will draw upon Roger's observations and experiences as a champion high school and college debater, fifty years of being a musician, forty years of practicing law, and twenty years as a down hill skier.

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Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads Event: GOOD HEALTH Makes Life Worth Living With Pete Thomas, NBC's "The Biggest Loser" Season 2 At-Home Winner

This event was held on February 10, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Learn how GOOD HEALTH can make your life worth living when Pete Thomas, motivational speaker, teacher, weight-loss coach and consultant returns to the Library to share his experiences and demonstrate how we all can achieve good health through fitness and weight control.

In November, 2005, Pete Thomas walked away from the finale of NBC's The Biggest Loser a winner - and a loser. The prize he won was $100,000 for losing the most weight of all the contestants that season. What he lost was 185 pounds in only nine short months ... and with it an unhealthy lifestyle. The new Pete Thomas walks around with a body fat percentage near the single digits, compared to the 51% body fat he dragged around in his 400+ pound pre-Biggest Loser days. Pete has appeared on ABC's The View, The 700 Club, and eXtra as well as being featured in People Magazine, Runners World, TV Guide, The Detroit Free Press, inTouch Weekly and Real Health

This event is co-sponsored by the Taubman Health Science Libraries and The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR).

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Our Water, Our Future: A Local Panel

This event was held on March 22, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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March 22 is World Water Day. As clean drinking water becomes increasingly hard to find in many places around the globe, it makes sense to look closely at our local water supply and to consider the issues that may affect it in the future

Join us for this special discussion (originally scheduled for February) as Professor Mike Wiley of the UM School of Natural Resources moderates a panel of local water experts, who will discuss the challenges facing our local water systems and what their organizations are doing to plan for the future. Issues affecting the future management of storm, drinking, ground, surface, and wastewater will be discussed.

Panelists include: Harry Sheehan, Senior Environmental Manager, Office of the Washtenaw County Water Resources Council (storm water); Molly Wade, Unit Manager, Water Treatment Services, City of Ann Arbor (drinking water); Matt Naud, Environmental Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor (ground water); Laura Rubin, Executive Director, Huron River Watershed Council (surface water); Earle Kenzie, Unit Manager, Waste Water Treatment Services, City of Ann Arbor (waste water)

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan's Winter 2011 LSA Theme Semester on Water.

The City of Ann Arbor has provided this CLARIFICATION TO PANEL Q&A DISCUSSION:

"The City has never detected 1,4 dioxane at the City’s drinking water intake.

Low levels of 1,4 Dioxane have been measured in the water leaving the wastewater plant NOT in any drinking water source.

A jar test study completed several years ago indicates that the water plant may be able to remove very low levels of 1,4, dioxane."

For questions about this, contact Molly Wade at 734-794-6426 or mwade@a2gov.org

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Added to the collection on Mar 09, 2011

Bright Nights Community Forum: Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Help Manage Depression

This event was held on January 18, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Research has demonstrated that mindfulness meditation-based interventions can significantly enhance depression treatment and decrease the risk of recurrence of depression. Elizabeth Robinson, PhD, MSW, Research Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center; and Claire Weiner, AM, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, U-M Department of Psychiatry and PsychOncology Clinic, will present an overview of the latest research on the positive effects of mindfulness, and demonstrate mindfulness-based techniques.

This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with experts, including Rita Benn, PhD, Director of Education, U-M Integrative Medicine and Director of Education, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (with research faculty appointments in the U-M Department of Family Medicine and Institute for Research on Women and Gender); and Lynn Sipher, LMSW, LMFT, ACSW, a private practice clinician in Ann Arbor who teaches mindfulness-based classes to individuals with depression and/or anxiety. This event is cosponsored by the University of Michigan Depression Center.

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Added to the collection on Feb 11, 2011

Can I Get Some Respect? Flashpoints and Controversies On Religious Freedom

This event was held on January 13, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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For this panel discussion observing Religious Freedom Day, Ann Arbor City Council member Carsten Hohnke will be joined by a panel of representatives from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, and secular organizations to discuss the current challenges of living up to the ideal of religious tolerance, respect, and freedom. The event is co- sponsored by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice and the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Added to the collection on Feb 11, 2011

Dyslexia Help, Dyslexia Hope With Joanne Marttila Pierson, Ph.D.

This event was held on January 12, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Dyslexia, a language-based learning disability that affects between 5-10% of the population, affects reading, spelling, and writing. As a result, the school years can be extremely challenging for both the student and the parents. Dr. Joanne Marttila Pierson, Associate Director of UM's University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL), will discuss this difficult learning disability and introduce UCLL's new dyslexia web-based curriculum and resource center www.dyslexiahelp.umich.edu. She will also discuss strategies to help navigate the school years and build a strong foundation for success. This event is co-sponsored by the Institute For Human Adjustment at the University of Michigan.

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Added to the collection on Feb 03, 2011

Sensors And The Self: Erik Hofer Discusses Better Living Through Personal Informatics

This event was held on December 8, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Personal informatics is a class of tools that help people collect personally relevant information for the purpose of self-reflection and self-monitoring. This data allows a person to gain self-knowledge about one's behaviors, habits, and thoughts. Learn more about this fascinating topic as UM School of Information research computer specialist Erik Hofer discusses Personal Informatics and how he studied and learned about his own sleep patterns using new, commercially available personal monitoring technology.

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Added to the collection on Feb 03, 2011

Musings From The Tall Grass Prairie With Author/Illustrator David Small And Author/Gardener Sarah Stewart

This event was held on November 17, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Author/illustrator David Small and his wife, author/gardener Sarah Stewart, will share their thoughts on the importance of art and reading for young people and the impact of the picture book in children's literature. Mr. Small will also present illustrations from his latest children's book project. A booksigning will also occur at this event and books will also be on sale.

David Small has illustrated more than 40 picture books. His books have been translated into several languages, made into animated films and musicals, and have won many top awards. 'Stitches,' David's 2009 graphic memoir about his problematic youth, was nominated for a National Book Award. A published poet and lifelong diarist, Sarah is the author of five acclaimed children's books -- 'The Money Tree,' 'The Library,' 'The Gardener,' 'The Journey,' and 'The Friend.'

This event is held in conjunction with the October- November exhibit at the Library: Children's Books By Famous Folks from the Children's Literature Collection in the University of Michigan Special Collections Library.

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Added to the collection on Jan 20, 2011

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

This event was held on November 22, 2010 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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Norwegian cartoonist Kim Holm will share his thoughts on distribution and intellectual property in new media, as well as demonstrate some of the various publishing models available to creators of any kind of content. A staunch advocate of new media models and distribution methods, he has released his comics completely copyright-free to the public while still enjoying sales of his books thanks to enthusiastic fans. Kim has worked for years as a professional illustrator and storyteller and is the creator of the weekly webcomic Space Monkey, a science fiction tale where the readers vote to determine the plot.

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Added to the collection on Jan 20, 2011

Bright Nights Community Forum: Grief in Children and Adolescents

This event was held on November 9, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The loss of a loved one is a very unfortunate yet common experience for many children and adolescents. Research suggests that children and adolescents who experience traumatic grief in childhood and do not receive adequate support may experience a wide range of longer-term problems as adults. The good news is that effective treatment options for traumatic grief are available.

To provide greater understanding about the different types of grief reactions and how to recognize when a grieving child may need additional support, Julie Kaplow, PhD, Assistant Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and Depression Center, will present an overview of the latest research on traumatic grief in children and adolescents, including effective treatments. This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with experts including Polly Gipson, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow in Clinical Child Psychology in the U-M Dept. of Psychiatry; Sally Dunning, LMSW, a private practice clinician in Ann Arbor; and Susan West, MSW, Board Member, Ele's Place-Ann Arbor.

Dr. Kaplow is the author of "Samantha Jane's Missing Smile," a children's book about grief. Books will be for sale at the event

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone Discusses Taking Care Of Our American Heroes and Their Families

This event was held on October 28, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Understanding our veterans after they have returned home can be difficult. The emotions to deal with include relief, hope, and a desire for things to "return to normal". Then, there are the emotions and behaviors of our veterans who have lived in and through extreme conditions that are anything BUT "normal". Every veteran is different and so is every family, but there are some common "readjustment problems". Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone will discuss this topic and reach out to families as we near Veteran's Day. This event is part of Investing In Abilities Week.

Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone is currently the Assistant Adjutant General of Veterans Affairs, for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, State of Michigan. She received her commission in the United States Air Force as a medical officer in 1977.

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

American Sons: Reflections On Being Muslim In America

This event was held on November 10, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, this event, moderated by Dr. Sherman Jackson, will feature five Michigan men from various ethnic backgrounds who will discuss being Muslim in America from their own experiences and local perspectives.

Dr. Sherman Jackson is currently the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Visiting Professor of Law and Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Michigan. Other panelists include Ann Arbor resident, teacher and administrator Khidr Naeem; UM Graduate and Film Producer, Chris Abdur-Rahman Blauvelt; local attorney, Haaris Ahmad; local doctor, Asad Tarsin; and medical professional, Shamael Haque.

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

The Art of Chocolate Making: From Cacao Bean to Bar

This event was held on October 17, 2010 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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Mindo Chocolate Makers of Dexter, MI and Ecuador will present this fascinating and tasty program showcasing their organic and handmade chocolate. One of the few chocolate makers who start right with the bean, Mindo will talk about their bi-country chocolate making, see a demo of how cocoa powder and chocolate are made and of course give tastes, too!

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

Famed Conductor Gustav Meier Presents 'A History Of Conducting'

This event was held on October 26, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Conducting an orchestra is a skill that has existed and has been refined through many centuries and in many cultures. Internationally-renowned conductor Gustav Meier takes us through time to explore the history of his art, and explains what it means to conduct an orchestra today.

Gustav Meier is known internationally as a teacher of conductors. He has led orchestras around the globe while teaching at Yale University, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan and the Tanglewood Music Center. He is currently Director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra and is on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory. Gustav will sign copies of his new book, 'The Score, The Orchestra, And The Conductor.' Copies of the book will be on sale at the event.

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

Behind The Scenes: Filmmakers Christopher and Michael Farah Discuss Their Film, 'Answer This'

This event was held on October 4, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Get a sneak peek at a new Ann Arbor-based film and an inside look at the craft of making a major motion picture when producer/director Michael Farah and writer/director Christopher Farah discuss their new film, "Answer This." In addition to Hollywood actors Chris Gorham (Ugly Betty) and Evan Jones (8 Mile), the movie stars local professor and local celebrity Ralph Williams.

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

Family Guy's Alex Borstein And Cherry Cheva

This event was held on November 8, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Alex Borstein, the star of MADtv (Ms. Swan) and the voice of Lois on the Fox TV show 'Family Guy,' returns to the Library to discuss her role on the popular TV series and her screenwriting career. Joining her is Cherry Cheva, a writer/producer on 'Family Guy' and the author of teen novels, 'She's So Money' and 'Duplikate.' They will offer an inside look at one of the most popular and creative shows on television.

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

Author Susan Messer Discusses The Detroit Riots Of 1967 And Her Book, 'Grand River and Joy'

This event was held on November 4, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Susan Messer's 2009 novel, 'Grand River and Joy,' offers a fascinating glimpse of several northwest Detroit neighborhoods during the long, hot summer of 1967. This fascinating work weaves the stories of a Jewish shoe wholesaler, his family, and the African-American father and son who live above his business at Grand River and Joy. The book has been chosen by the U-M Honors College to be read by its incoming 2010 freshmen over the summer.

Join us as Messer, of Oak Park, Ill. discusses the book and the issues it raises - racial strife, white flight, blockbusting and how learning about Detroit's past might help in planning for its future. A booksigning will also occur and books will be for sale at the event.

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

Bright Nights Community Forum: Family-Centered Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

This event was held on September 21, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness with unstable and unpredictable moods, and it can be devastating for individuals and families. The stress of living with or taking care of someone with bipolar disorder can strain family relationships. For these reasons, in order for treatment to be successful it is important to include not only the individual who has bipolar disorder, but also their family members.

Dr. Melvin McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych, the Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression at the U-M Depression Center, and Laura Nitzberg, LMSW, Clinical Social Work Manager, U-M Department of Psychiatry will present a brief overview of the illness along with information on the Depression Center's family-centered approach to treatment. This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with experts including Michael Casher, MD, Director, Psychiatry Adult Inpatient Program and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Medical School; Kathy Schoof, MSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Worker, Dept. of Psychiatry, U-M Medical School.

University of Michigan Depression Center is the co-sponsor of this event, which aims to provide greater understanding of the causes and treatments for bipolar disorder, with a special focus on treatments which involve both the patient and their family.

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

Banned Books Week Event: To Kill A Mockingbird Discussed By Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy - Author Of 'Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration Of Fifty Years Of To Kill A Mockingbird'

This event was held on September 27, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In observance of Banned Book Week (September 25 - October 2) as well as the 50th anniversary of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Mary McDonagh Murphy, will show excerpts from her new documentary 'Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird' and discuss the documentary and her book 'Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration Of Fifty Years Of To Kill A Mockingbird.' She will also cover the controversies surrounding 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' and why it has been one of the most challenged books in America.

Mary McDonagh Murphy's new documentary and book explore the novel's power, influence and popularity. With reflections from Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, James McBride, James Patterson, Wally Lamb, Oprah Winfrey and more, they chronicle the many ways the novel has shaped lives and careers. Harper Lee has not given an interview since 1964, but Murphy's reporting, research and rare interviews with the author's sister and friends add new details and photos to the remarkable story of an astonishing phenomenon.

A book signing will follow and books will be available for sale at the event.

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

Kenya and Tanzania and the Great Serengeti Migration Discussed By Wildlife And Nature Travel

This event was held on October 7, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Tanzania, covering 5,700 square miles of grassland plains, savanna, forest and woodlands. It is most famous for its annual migration of over one million and a half white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra, and is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey.

Jessica Pociask from Wildlife and Nature Travel Expeditions will present a photographic presentation on the incredible diversity of life within this national park and the current threats to maintaining a healthy ecosystem for the animals and tourists alike.

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Added to the collection on Oct 22, 2010

University of California-Santa Barbara Professor Nelson Lichtenstein Discusses His Book 'The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business'

This event was held on September 8, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Wal-Mart is the world's largest company and it sets the standard, both socially and commercially, for a huge swath of the global economy. UCSB History Professor Nelson Lichtenstein will demonstrate how the company's success has spread evangelical Protestantism into the workplace, made South China an American workshop, and pushed American politics to the right, when he discusses his widely-praised book, 'The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business.'

This event, which is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan's Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, will include a book signing and books will be on sale at the event.

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Added to the collection on Oct 22, 2010

Adapting to Vision Impairment

This event was held on August 25, 2010 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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Donna M. Wicker, O.D., FAAO, from the UM Kellogg Eye Center Low Vision & Visual Rehabilitation Service, will discuss the different magnifiers and occupational therapies available to people with low vision who wish to enhance their independence.

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Added to the collection on Oct 22, 2010

Making it Happen in Ann Arbor: Local Makers Discuss Their Projects And Businesses

This event was held on July 5, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This year's Summer Reading program theme is Make It Happen - encouraging everyone to DIY (Do It Yourself) and celebrate arts, crafts, science projects and the DIY mindset. Makers are people who make things, for fun, for science, or for a living, and Ann Arbor is a great town for makers. Hear several 5-minute talks from local makers about their projects, from the geeky to the freaky, and find out about what cool stuff is being made in the garages, basements, and workshops of our community.

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Added to the collection on Oct 22, 2010

Best-selling Author Linda Greenlaw Discusses Her New Book 'Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea'

This event was held on June 18, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Linda Greenlaw, America's only female swordfish boat captain, whose life was featured in the book and film 'The Perfect Storm,' will discuss her new book, 'SEAWORTHY: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea.' She has written three New York Times bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a commercial fisherman, and has also written a cookbook and two mysteries.

This new book marks her return to non-fiction and aptly chronicles her return to one of the world's most dangerous professions: swordfishing. This event will also include a booksigning and books will be on sale, courtesy of Border's.

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Added to the collection on Oct 22, 2010

Michael Erlewine Discusses His Book 'Blues in Black & White: The Landmark Ann Arbor Blues Festivals'

This event was held on August 19, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Michael Erlewine, the award-winning archivist of popular culture, who founded and built the largest music review database in the world, All-Music Guide, has written a fascinating new book that chronicles the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival.

The first Ann Arbor Blues Festivals, in 1969 and 1970, brought together the greatest-ever selection of blues performers and helped bring modern blues music to a wider audience. Never before had such a far-reaching list of performers been assembled. These groundbreaking festivals were the seed that grew into the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival, which was continued annually for many years.

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Added to the collection on Oct 22, 2010

Ignite Second Stage: Early Mechanical Televisions With Suzanne Fischer, Curator Of Technology At The Henry Ford

This event was held on July 14, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Ignite Ann Arbor is a biannual event that brings passionate people from throughout our community on stage to present 20 slides in 5 minutes about their interests. At Ignite Second Stage @ AADL, some of the best Ignite Ann Arbor presenters are invited to AADL to give an expanded version of their talk.

Television before World War II? In the 1920s and 30s, film and radio entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic were inventing ways to transmit "movies by radio." This talk will explore the technology, people and infrastructure of mechanical television, focusing on the work of John Logie Baird, Charles Francis Jenkins and Hollis Baird, and the reasons that mechanical television never made it big.

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Added to the collection on Oct 22, 2010

Incredible Art of Cake Making With Cake Artist Heather Anne Leavitt

This event was held on August 22, 2010 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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Fans of TV shows such as Ace Of Cakes and Food Network Challenge are in for a treat. Cake artist extraordinaire Heather Anne Leavitt will make a return appearance to discuss her artistic process and demonstrate her unique cake painting. Fans of TV cooking shows will recognize her as an assistant to Courtney Clark of Cake Nouveau on several Food Network Challenges. Heather trained in sculpture at the University of Michigan, and her cakes show it.

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Added to the collection on Sep 01, 2010

Underground Railroad Historian Carol Mull Introduces The Library's New Online Product 'Signal Of Liberty' And Discusses The Underground Railroad

This event was held on October 17, 2009 at Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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Step back into history as Underground Railroad Historian Carol Mull introduces the Library's new online product, Signal Of Liberty - a digitized version of a weekly abolitionist newspaper published in Ann Arbor between 1841 and 1848. Users will be able to browse issues of the paper and it will be full-text searchable on aadl.org. This project is part of the Making of Ann Arbor partnership with the Bentley Historical Library and the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services. Refreshments will be served at this kick-off event, which will include a demo of this new historical resource and a discussion of the Underground Railroad by this prominent local historian and author. Carol teaches and lectures extensively on the Underground Railroad and has written a book on its history in Michigan, due to be published Spring, 2010.

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Added to the collection on Sep 01, 2010

Kris Carr, Author of "Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips," Presents From Illness to Activist

This event was held on August 17, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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When Kris Carr was diagnosed in 2003 with a rare liver cancer (Stage IV) with metastasis to the lungs, she decided to exert control over the things there were in her power: her attitude, her diet, and her lifestyle. In the process, she has become an outspoken advocate for living your best life with cancer, promoting a message that focuses on health and wellness and motivating her audiences to become empowered participants for change.

Kris chronicled her journey with cancer in the 2007 documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, and has written two books, Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips, and Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor: More Rebellion and Fire for Your Healing Journey. Kris has been featured on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. At this event, she will discuss her remarkable journey and show clips from her documentary.

Two medical professionals from the University of Michigan will join Kris after her presentation for a panel discussion focusing on the nutritional and psychological aspects of living life with cancer: Zora Djuric, PhD, is a Research Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine and performs research at the Cancer Center in the U-M Medical Center. Laurel Northouse PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Mary Lou Willard French Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan. She is also Co-Director of the Socio-Behavior Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

A book signing will follow and books will be on sale at the event. This event is made possible through a Partners In Research grant from the National Institutes of Health and is cosponsored by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Office, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, the UM Taubman Health Sciences Library, and the Ann Arbor YMCA LIVESTRONG Program.

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Added to the collection on Jul 29, 2010

Activist Panel Discussion

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This is a video of the Activist panel discussion that took place at the "Bring It Back, Take It Forward" three-day conference held on Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 in Ann Arbor. This conference was sponsored by the School of Social Work in recognition of 50 years of activism in Southeastern Michigan. Featuring Nancy Romer, Chuck Ream and Rosemary Sarri.

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Added to the collection on Jul 29, 2010

Immigrant Rights Panel Discussion

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This is a video of the Immigrant Rights panel discussion that took place at the "Bring It Back, Take It Forward" three-day conference held on Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 in Ann Arbor. This conference was sponsored by the School of Social Work in recognition of 50 years of activism in Southeastern Michigan. Featuring Arturo Rodriguez, Mohammad Abd, Evelyn Galvan and Laura Sanders. With moderator Adriana Lopez.

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Added to the collection on Jul 29, 2010

Peace Panel Discussion

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This is a video of the Peace panel discussion in honor of Professor J. David Singer, that took place at the "Bring It Back, Take It Forward" three-day conference held on Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 in Ann Arbor. This conference was sponsored by the School of Social Work in recognition of 50 years of activism in Southeastern Michigan. Featuring: Alan Haber, Odile Hugonot Haber, Judith Kullberg, Andy Lichterman, Richard Stahler-Sholk, Paul Williamson and more.

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Added to the collection on Jul 29, 2010

Health Activism Panel Discussion

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This is a video of the Health Activism panel discussion that took place at the "Bring It Back, Take It Forward" three-day conference held on Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 in Ann Arbor. This conference was sponsored by the School of Social Work in recognition of 50 years of activism in Southeastern Michigan. Panelists include: Dr. James C. Mitchiner, Dr. Andrew Zweifler and Carrie Rheingans with moderator Odile Hugonot Haber, RN

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Added to the collection on Jul 14, 2010

Local Small Businesses: How Did They Start?

This event was held on June 2, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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If you want to know more about your local neighborhood business, are curious about how a business gets started, or want advice on how to start your own business from people who have found success - this is the event for you.

The panel will include several business owners - including: Scott Huckestein- Schakolad Chocolate Factory, Ann Arbor; Kevin Riley- New Chelsea Market, Chelsea; Breanne Stuart- Home Watch Caregivers, Ann Arbor. Each panel member will give a summary of how they got their ideas, followed through with them, and where there business is now. They will discuss their struggles and triumphs and also what effect the difficult economy has had on them. There will be ample time for audience questions.

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Added to the collection on Jul 14, 2010

Navigating Our Community

This event was held on June 9, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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People with disabilities face challenges of accessibility and transportation that many other individuals simply don't encounter. Whether it's crossing a busy street, getting to a job or a cultural or athletic event, or moving from class to class in school, quality of life issues depend on how easy these everyday acts are to accomplish.

At this panel discussion, moderated by Carolyn Grawi, the Director of Advocacy and Education at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, four people with disabilities will discuss how they fare navigating around Ann Arbor. The panelists are James (Jim) Briggs, Terrie Maxwell, Pam McGuinty, and Pam Watson. CART Service for people who are deaf will be provided at this event. This event is cosponsored by the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.

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Added to the collection on Jul 14, 2010

The Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

This event was held on June 10, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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William H. Herman, M.D., M.P.H., serves as the Director of the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center. Dr. Herman will discuss diabetes (a disease that affects 8% of Americans, according to the National Centers For Disease Prevention And Control), and his role as principal investigator in the nationwide study entitled Translating Research Into Action For Diabetes, which examines how knowledge about the disease can increase the quality of life for those who suffer from it.

This event is made possible through a Partners In Research grant from the National Institutes of Health and is cosponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, the UM Taubman Health Sciences Library and the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center.

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Added to the collection on Jun 30, 2010

Free Speech Session

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This is a video of the Free Speech Session with Jonathan Rose that took place at the "Bring It Back, Take It Forward" three-day conference held on Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 in Ann Arbor. This conference was sponsored by the School of Social Work in recognition of 50 years of activism in Southeastern Michigan.

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Added to the collection on Jun 30, 2010

American Daughters: Reflections On Being Muslim in America

This event was held on April 22, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Featuring Heather Laird and co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, this event will feature speakers who will discuss being Muslim in America from their own experiences and local perspectives. Discussion will center on the diversity of our community, how Muslims deal with the issues of multiculturalism, and the tensions and barriers that exist in tackling this issue both within the Muslim community and the broader community. How these issues affect youth as well as adults will also be a focus of this important discussion.

Heather Laird is the Director for the Summer Arabic Institute, and a Fellow for the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). Heather will be joined in this discussion by several area Muslim women.

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Added to the collection on Jun 21, 2010

Galapagos: Darwin's Paradise Presented By Wildlife and Nature Travel

This event was held on May 6, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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175 years have passed since Darwin's famed 'Voyage of the Beagle,' where he extensively studied the birds and tortoises of the Galapagos and developed the theory behind his infamous publication 'The Origin of Species.' During this presentation, Jessica Pociask of Wildlife And Nature Travel will lead a photographic tour through the rare and endemic wildlife that make the Galapagos stand out on the list of must-see places to visit. You will also learn how this incredible place became the foundation for evolution and modern day biological themes.

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Added to the collection on Jun 21, 2010

National Library Week Event: The Future of Journalism: A Panel Discussion Featuring Franklyn Cater (NPR, All Things Considered), Wayne Drehs (ESPN.com), and Kyle Poplin (Bluffton Today)

This event was held on April 12, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Each year, Library Director Josie Barnes Parker chooses a current topic of interest as the director's program for National Library Week. At this year's event, several nationally-known journalists will discuss the future of their field in this era of change. This panel discussion features Franklyn Cater, senior producer at NPR's All Things Considered; Wayne Drehs, three-time Emmy Award-winning sportswriter for ESPN.com and Kyle Poplin, who helped launch Bluffton Today, an interactive, hyper-local newspaper. This event is co-sponsored by the Univeristy of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellows and Michigan Radio.

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Photographer Thad Koza Discusses The Tall Ships And The Upcoming Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge 2010

This event was held on April 28, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The American Sail Training Association has partnered with Great Lakes United to bring a fleet of international tall ships to the Great Lakes this summer, as part of the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge race series. The tall ships will race through all five Great Lakes making port appearances in cities throughout the US and Canada. Two important initiatives will sail along with the tall ships: water conservation education and youth sail training! Tall ship photographer Thad Koza will discuss the Challenge and share his stunning collection of photos.

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Who Is Wynton Marsalis? with Jazz Expert Linda Yohn

This event was held on March 16, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Who is Wynton Marsalis? Jazz expert Linda Yohn will engage participants in an exploration of modern-day legend (and frequent UMS performer) Wynton Marsalis, whose notions of what jazz is and should be resonate alongside his incredible artistry as a musician, bandleader, and composer.

This is the third in a series of 'Who Is' events to be held at the Library, examining great musicians, co-sponsored by the University Musical Society. It is presented in conjunction with March 17 UMS performance of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis at Hill Auditorium.

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Petra Kuppers, Artistic Director of The Olimpias Performance Research Series, Discusses Her Work To Foster Creative Expression for People With Disabilities

This event was held on April 1, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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UM Associate Professor Petra Kuppers is the Artistic Director of The Olimpias Performance Research Series (a project series set up in 1998 to investigate relationships between technology, identity, a holistic understanding of well-being and community arts), an accomplished author and a community artist. She also has a disability and uses a wheelchair. Petra employs dance, music and poetry to teach groups of students and others, with and without disabilities, to overcome obstacles and build community. This presentation will include videos documenting Petra's creative approach to exploring the barriers experienced by people with disabilities.

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Who Is Anton Chekhov?

This event was held on March 22, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Michael Makin and Residential College Drama Lecturer Katherine Mendeloff as they examine Chekhov's role in Russian literature and society and as transformer and innovator of Russian drama. U-M acting students will also perform several scenes from Uncle Vanya featuring costume, live music and other scenic elements, setting the stage for a lively discussion of Chekhov's classic play and the challenges set forth for actors and directors in mounting this production.

This event is presented in conjunction with the University Musical Society production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by the Maly Drama Theater of St. Petersburg at the Power Center March 25-28. The event is also held in collaboration with the U-M Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the U-M Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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Who Is Baaba Maal?

This event was held on April 6, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Senegalese master musician Baaba Maal has been making music for the world to enjoy for nearly two decades. Aside from being a remarkable musician, he is socially conscious and committed to the concerns of families, young people, and the future of Africa. Recent UM graduate Vera Flaig will lead a discussion of where Maal fits in the pantheon of African musicians that have bridged the gap between musical genres and social causes. This event, cosponsored by the University Musical Society, is presented in conjunction with Baaba Maal's April 10 performance at the Michigan Theater.

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Labor and Economics Panel Discussion

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This is a video of the Labor and Economics panel discussion that took place at the "Bring It Back, Take It Forward" three-day conference held on Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 in Ann Arbor. This conference was sponsored by the School of Social Work in recognition of 50 years of activism in Southeastern Michigan. Featuring Arturo Rodriguez, Dean Baker, Mike Hamlin and Yousef Rabhi, with moderator Rebekah Warren.

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Feminist Panel Discussion

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This is a video of the Feminist panel discussion that took place at the "Bring It Back, Take It Forward" three-day conference held on Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 in Ann Arbor. This conference was sponsored by the School of Social Work in recognition of 50 years of activism in Southeastern Michigan. Featuring Jan BenDor, Kathy Fojtik Stroud, Catherine McClary and Rachel Harley.

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Added to the collection on Jun 18, 2010

Black Action Movement (BAM), Anti-racism and Pro-diversity Activism Panel Discussion

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This is a video of the Black Action Movement (BAM), Anti-racism and Pro-diversity Activism panel discussion that took place at the "Bring It Back, Take It Forward" three-day conference held on Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 in Ann Arbor. This conference was sponsored by the School of Social Work in recognition of 50 years of activism in Southeastern Michigan. Panelists include: Joann Watson, Hank Bryant and Ronald Woods. Facilitator is Dave DeVarti.

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Added to the collection on Jun 11, 2010

The Other Women's Cancers

This event was held on May 13, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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There has been a lot of information about breast cancer, but what about other women's cancers? Each year, 78,000 women in the United States learn they have a gynecologic cancer. Although these gynecologic cancers are often grouped together, they vary widely in their causes, risk factors, detection, treatment and chance of a cure. Carolyn M. Johnston, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan, will focus on types of cancer that affect a woman's reproductive system and discuss her research as principal investigator for Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) clinical research trials at the University of Michigan.

This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 and is co-sponsored by The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Office, the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Taubman Health Sciences Libraries.

For more information on glaucoma take a look at our books on the subject. Articles and current research can be explored in our research databases MEDLINE and Health and Wellness Resource Center.

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Added to the collection on Jun 11, 2010

Ignite Second Stage: The Silver Age of American Jewish Music is Happening Now! And You're Missing It!

This event was held on February 28, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Jewish music is exploding. Bands and labels and venues are multiplying. Rock. Hip Hop. Reggae. Punk. Klezmer. Sephardic. Choral. Jazz. Chassidic-Pop. Bible-gum. Beat Box. House. Socialist Yiddish Gothic. Indie. A revolution is happening but we're scattered across a big nation with no common media to connect us....except the net. Will it be enough? Jack Zaientz, an Ann Arbor area research scientist who blogs about contemporary Jewish Music, will introduce you to some of the most amazing new Jewish music that you've never heard.

This Extended Play version of Jack's recent 5 minute Ignite Ann Arbor talk will be loaded with more music, a road-map of the contemporary Jewish Music scene, a case study in social-networking Jewish Music, and the greatest Jewish song you've never heard.

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Current Ecological Issues of the Great Lakes with James S. Diana, Director, Michigan Sea Grant College Program, University of Michigan

This event was held on February 15, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The Great Lakes have undergone massive environmental change since European settlement. Landscape alteration, water use, industrial processes, overfishing, and introduction of exotic species have all contributed. Future trends for the Lakes are also difficult to predict because new species or problems intervene before the current trends are completed. So, what lies ahead for our Great Lakes - and what is their current condition today?

Join us for this fascinating presentation by James Diana, Director of the Michigan Sea Grant College Program at the University of Michigan. This event is held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010, which, this year focuses on the subject of Michigan and Jerry Dennis' award-winning book The Living Great Lakes: Searching For The Heart Of The Inland Seas.

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010: Green Energy in Michigan

This event was held on February 25, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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For decades, the auto industry has been the main economic engine for our state. But even as we struggle to recover from a disastrous recession, massive layoffs, and widespread factory closings, there is no guarantee that the industry will regain its former dominance. Green energy may be the key to reviving Michigan's industrial legacy. At this panel discussion, three experts will discuss the future of green energy in our state and the effect that this burgeoning industry will have on our economy. Larry Kaufman of DTE will discuss solar energy, Trista Gregorski of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth will discuss wind energy; and Sean Reed of Clean Energy Coalition will discuss biofuels and local initiatives.

This presentation is held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010, which, this year focuses on the subject of Michigan and Jerry Dennis' book 'The Living Great Lakes: Searching For The Heart Of This Inland Seas.'

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National Library Week Event - Living Well With Low Vision And The Science Of Glaucoma

This event was held on April 15, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The loss of vision can be devastating to an individual - and it is one of the most common health care concerns today. Approximately one person in three has some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65. The most common causes of vision loss among seniors are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy. This event will cover current trends and treatments for individuals with low vision, and what is being discovered through research. Speakers include Lylas G. Mogk, M.D., Henry Ford Health Systems and Sayoko E. Moroi, M.D., Ph.D. Glaucoma, Cataract, and Anterior Segment Disease, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan. There will be ample time for audience questions.

This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Health Sciences Libraries. The Ann Arbor District Library is currently the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled. The event is also being held in conjunction with AADL's upcoming Low Vision Fair at Washtenaw Community College on Wednesday, May 12.

For more information on glaucoma take a look at our books on the subject. Articles and current research can be explored in our research databases MEDLINE and Health and Wellness Resource Center.

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression After 60: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment discussed by Sara Wright, PhD, Dept. of Psychiatry, U-M School of Medicine and Depression Center

This event was held on March 23, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Later-life depression is defined as depression that occurs after the age of 60. While prevalent, it is not necessarily part of the aging process. To provide greater understanding of depression in older adults, Sara Wright, Ph.D., Clinical Lecturer in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, and member of the U-M Depression Center, will present a brief overview of the latest research on later-life depression, including strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with expert panelists including Stephen Aronson, MD, Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, St Joseph Mercy Hospital; and Mariko Foulk, MSW, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, Turner Geriatric Clinic, University of Michigan.

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Ben Huh, Founder of Failblog.org & icanhascheezburger.com

This event was held on February 5, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Ben Huh - the Internet mogul behind the hit blogs - I Can Haz Cheezburger (also known as the LOL Cats blog) and FAILBlog will discuss his life as an Internet content connoisseur, what that means, and how he got started as the leader of a media empire. Huh founded his company, Pet Holdings, Inc., in 2007 and grew it into one of the largest blog networks in the world in less than two years -- while making a profit during one of the deepest recessions.He has been credited with bringing Internet memes to the mainstream and popularizing Internet culture.

Huh is not shy about crediting the success of his company to the users and fans of his sites. His goal is to make the world happy for 5-minutes a day.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Across the Lifespan

This event was held on March 24, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). This event will cover current trends and treatments in OCD, and what is being discovered through research. There will be ample time for audience questions. Speakers include Jim Abelson, MD, PhD, Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry, Director, UM Dept. of Psychiatry Anxiety Disorders Program, and Co-Director of the Trauma, Stress and Anxiety Research Group, UM; Gregory Lynn Hanna, MD, Assoc. Professor of Psychiatry, UM, and Director, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program; and Joseph Himle, PhD, Assoc. Professor of Social Work and Assoc. Professor of Psychiatry, UM.

This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Taubman Health Sciences Library.

For more information on obsessive-compulsive disorder take a look at our books on the subject. Articles and current research can be explored in our research databases MEDLINE and Health and Wellness Resource Center.

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: UM Dearborn Assistant Professor Martin Hershock Discusses Michigan - If You Seek An Interesting History Look About You

This event was held on January 24, 2010 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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This presentation will offer a broad overview of Michigan's history from the time of its earliest native inhabitants up through the present day. Among the themes to be emphasized will be: migration, mobility and diversity; the importance of geography in Michigan's past; Michigan's extractive industries; the rise of the auto industry; environmental history; the legal landscape; and urbanization and post-industrialism. Martin Hershock is Assistant Professor and Department Chair of History at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. The event will be held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010, which, this year focuses on the subject of Michigan.

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A Sneak Peek Into The Future Of The University Musical Society's Past: 100 Years of Concert Programs And Photographs With UMS President Ken Fischer

This event was held on March 14, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join Ann Arbor District Library staff and University Musical Society President Ken Fischer as AADL launches two new online collections celebrating UMS's concert history. You will see how to browse and search thousands of pages of historical concert programs from the first 100 seasons of the University Musical Society. They will also unveil a growing collection of images that include both performance and rare backstage photographs of celebrated UMS artists over the past century. Refreshments will be served at this kick-off event, which will include a demo of these new online resources (soon available at aadl.org) as well as a talk by UMS President Ken Fisher on the history of UMS and the future of its archives.

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Automotive Expert David E. Davis Discusses The 2010 Auto Show And The Future Of Michigan's Automobile Industry

This event was held on January 16, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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What does the future hold for this industry in Michigan? What trends can be spotted from this year's Auto Show? David E. Davis, Jr. is an automobile journalist and magazine publisher whose career in the automotive industry spanned from race car driver, factory worker and car salesman to ad salesman with Road & Track and copywriter for Corvette advertisements before becoming a writer for Car and Driver magazine in 1962. He wrote for that publication until 1967 and later became its editor and publisher before leaving to found Automobile magazine. This event will be held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010, which, this year focuses on the subject of Michigan.

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Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads Event: Yvonne Lockwood Of Michigan State University Discusses Michigan Eats: Local And Regional Foods

This event was held on February 11, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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From muskrat dinners to Coneys, Michigan has variety of unique foods as well as many fascinating traditions surrounding them. Learn more when Yvonne R. Lockwood, Curator Emeritus of Folklife and Senior Academic Specialist Emeritus at the Michigan State University Museum, shares images and stories about local and regional foods in our state. This presentation, adapted from the Michigan Eats: Regional Culture Through Food exhibit on display last year at MSU, is held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010, which, this year focuses on the subject of Michigan and Jerry Dennis' book 'The Living Great Lakes: Searching For The Heart Of The Inland Seas.'

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Talking Through Depression - What We Know about Effective Psychotherapy for Mood Disorders

This event was held on January 26, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Research has shown that "combination treatment," both medication and therapy, is most effective for treating depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. However, with many different evidence-based therapy treatments currently in use, it can be difficult for a patient to know which mode of therapy would be the best fit for their particular needs.

Heather Flynn, Ph.D., Asst. Professor and Director of Psychotherapy Services for the UM Department of Psychiatry, and member of the UM Depression Center, will present a brief overview of the latest research on evidence-based pscyhotherapy treatments. This will be followed by a discussion with panelists from the UM Depression Center including Joseph Himle, Ph.D., M.S.W., Assistant Professor, UM Department of Psychiatry and School of Social Work, and Todd Favorite, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and VA Medical Center. They will be joined by Bruce Gimbel, M.D., from the St. Joseph Mercy Health System Department of Psychiatry. The discussion will include questions from the audience.

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Women's Heart And Health: Stroke And Cardiovascular Health In Women Discussed By Dr. Lewis Morgenstern

This event was held on February 3, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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According to the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) ranks first among all disease categories in hospital discharges for women. Nearly 37 percent of all female deaths in America occur from CVD. Yet, misperceptions still exist that CVD is not a real problem for women. Dr. Lewis Morgenstern, professor in the departments of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan, as well as director of the U-M Stroke Program, will examine this important issue. He will cover current trends and treatments in women's stroke and cardiovascular health issues, and what is being discovered through research.

This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Health Sciences Libraries.

For more information on stroke take a look at our books and videos on the subject. Articles and current research can be explored in our research databases MEDLINE and Health and Wellness Resource Center.

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Assignment: Journalism As Adventure With National Geographic Journalist & Photographer Tom Clynes

This event was held on January 20, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In the 10 years since his first story appeared in the debut issue of National Geographic Adventure, journalist and photographer Tom Clynes has covered Ebola outbreaks and armed conflicts in Central Africa, retraced Edmund Hillary's climbs in New Zealand, learned to fly in the Australian outback, and chased the ghosts of outlaws and freedom fighters in Iceland, Jamaica and Vanuatu. In this stunningly visual presentation, he'll bring us along on assignment to the ends of the Earth. This event is co-sponsored by the Knight-Wallace Fellows.

Tom Clynes is a contributing editor for National Geographic Adventure and author of the book Wild Planet. An alumnus of the University of Michigan, he has returned to campus this academic year as a Knight-Wallace Fellow.

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Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads Event: Detroit Historical Society Curator Joel Stone Discusses Great Lakes Shipwrecks - Committed to the Deep: Exploring Underwater Treasures

This event was held on January 11, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The very first ship on the upper Great Lakes, LaSalle's Griffon, sailed only a single voyage before disappearing beneath the waves. Since then, thousands of other vessels, along with their crews, have met the same fate. What remains of these ships and cargoes beneath the mighty Great Lakes? Join us for a fascinating journey, as we tour the mysteries of the Lakes through excellent photographs and amazing underwater video with Detroit Historical Society curator Joel Stone. This event will be held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010, which, this year focuses on the subject of Michigan.

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Margaret Noori Discusses Native Americans of Michigan - The Three Fires Confederacy

This event was held on January 6, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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A strong sense of social and environmental identity, and the ability to resist and accommodate change, has influenced Michigan Native Americans over the last two centuries. Some efforts by American and Canadian governments to completely reform the native economies, religion, education and government have succeeded and some have failed. What has been the case in our own state? Learn about the past and present history of the confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi nations with University of Michigan's Margaret Noori. She is Director of the Comprehensive Studies Program and teaches the Anishinaabe Language and American Indian Literature at the University of Michigan. This event will be held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010, which, this year focuses on the subject of Michigan.

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Nobel Prize-Winner Dr. Henry Pollack Discusses His New Book 'A World Without Ice"

This event was held on November 18, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Dr. Henry Pollack will discuss his new book, 'A World Without Ice,' the first book to fully explore the connection between humans and climate change. Much has been written about global warming, but the crucial relationship between what effect people have had on the Earth's ice and its ramifications has received little focus until now.

Dr. Pollack has been a professor of geophysics at the University of Michigan for more than forty years, and shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with fellow members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former vice president Al Gore. The event will include a book signing and books will be on sale.

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The Development Of Multicultural Children's Literature With EMU Professor Sheila Most

This event was held on November 5, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Multicultural literature for children has blossomed in the twenty-first century, yet books about many large groups of ethnic Americans still remain underrepresented. This lecture by Dr. Sheila Most of Eastern Michigan University will discuss the beginnings of multicultural books for children, influences on their development, awards for multicultural children's books, the role of publishers, important issues in multicultural children's books, and continuing needs for the future. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibit 'The Future Of Our Past: The Evolution Of Multicultural Children's Literature,' on display in the Downtown Library lower lever glass cases through November 29.

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Added to the collection on Feb 18, 2010

An Introduction to The Fine Art of Songwriting with Dick Siegel

This event was held on November 16, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Songwriter Dick Siegel will lead a discussion on the pleasures and perils of finding just the right words to go with just the right music. With guitar in hand, he will share his own works and offer a few choice stories of how they came to be. Dick Siegel has brought joyous, eccentric and penetrating musical vision to audiences across North America for more than two decades. A member of the Detroit Music Hall of Fame and the recipient of awards such as multiple Detroit Music Awards and the Kerrville Music Festival's New Folk Award, he is known for his engagingly unconventional lyrics and a dynamic musical style that incorporates modern folk, roots, and jazz.

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression and Anxiety in Youth and Adolescents with UM Depression Center

This event was held on November 17, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Transient fears and anxieties can be a part of normal childhood development, but if the anxiety causes excessive distress and/or interferes with school performance, activities, or relationships, this could be an indication of an anxiety disorder. To provide greater understanding of anxiety disorders and depression in children and adolescents, including the latest treatment options, Kate Fitzgerald, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program and member of the Depression Center at the University of Michigan, will lead a panel including Katharene Schoof, LCSW, a clinical social worker in the U-M Department of Psychiatry, and Shauna Tindall, PhD, a private practice clinician specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy.

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Concert: The Master Of Horror: Edgar Allan Poe - Reverie and Phantasm With Blue Dahlia

This event was held on October 12, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This concert will feature Poe's best-known poetry and prose including The Raven, The Tell-tale Heart, and The Bells, in a dramatic musical setting. The father of American horror-fiction, Poe's works have given chills to generations since 1827. bLuE dahlia (bluedahlia.com) is a modern music quintet that specializes in blending the exotic and familiar. Textural guitars and soaring vocal harmonies with ethnic, orchestral percussion and delicate woodwind accents create a dense understory that drenches Poe's gothic flights of fancy with profound emotion. A successful creative venture since 1995, Blue Dahlia continues to expand its musical horizons. The group's body of work includes numerous recordings, live performances of original soundtracks for silent film, commercial sound tracking, artistic collaboration and more.

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Hungry Planet/Healthy Schools With Photojournalist Peter Menzel, Co-author of 'Hungry Planet, What The World Eats,' and Kim Eagle, MD, Director of Project Healthy Schools

This event was held on October 7, 2009 at The Ark

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This community symposium will explore cultural/geographical relationships to food and the need for nutrition as a preventative measure against chronic disease. Peter Menzel, photojournalist and co-author of 'Hungry Planet, What The World Eats,' will discuss how globalization, migration, and rising affluence are affecting the diets of communities around the globe. This event will include a book signing and copies of Hungry Planet will be available for purchase, courtesy of Nicola's Books.

Following Peter's talk, Dr. Kim Eagle, Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Health System, will provide an overview of Project Healthy Schools. This unique program is designed to teach middle school students about heart-healthy lifestyles, including the need for nutrition, with hopes of reducing their future risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Health Sciences Libraries.

For more information, check out Peter Menzel's Hungry Planet and books on children's health.

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Added to the collection on Dec 16, 2009

'Townies' Dave DeVarti, Coleman Jewett And Geoff Larcom Discuss Growing Up In Ann Arbor

This event was held on October 6, 2009 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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Geoff Larcom, Dave DeVarti and Coleman Jewett all grew up in Ann Arbor and each has intricate personal stories about the city and its residents. Come hear about the city as they knew it and how they view changes in Ann Arbor over the decades. Along with the discussion, the Library will show a sampling from 'Picture Ann Arbor' (aadl.org/pictureAnnArbor), the online collection of local photos. Find out what these 'townies' have to say and gain an intimate look at Ann Arbor.

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Detroit Derby Girls Rock!

This event was held on October 1, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The Detroit Derby Girls, established in early 2005, is an all-female owned and operated flat track roller derby league. Over 60 skaters strong, the Detroit Derby Girls are part of the national rebirth of roller derby. Drew Barrymore's new film 'Whip It' (based on the novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross) was filmed in Detroit, centers on life on the roller derby track and features several of the actual Detroit Derby Girls! Join us, the evening before the official 'Whip It' nationwide release, as several of the Detroit Derby Girls discuss the rivalries, the spills, and the thrills of life on the rink! The girls will also discuss their part in making this groundbreaking film.

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An Evening With White House Press Corps Star Helen Thomas As She Discusses Her New Book 'Listen Up Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President To Know And Do'

This event was held on November 24, 2009 at Michigan Theater

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Since John F. Kennedy's presidency, Helen Thomas has covered more presidents as a member of the White House Press Corps than any journalist working today. The recipient of more than thirty honorary degrees, she was honored in 1998 with the inaugural Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the White House Correspondents' Association. From her long and illustrious vantage point, she has seen presidents succeed and fail, and has now collected that knowledge in her new book (co-written with Craig Crawford), 'Listen Up Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do.'

At this special event, cosponsored by Michigan Radio, Helen shares her candid views about the White House and discusses her new book of Presidential advice. The event, which will include a booksigning, will be held at The Michigan Theater (603 East Liberty, Ann Arbor). Books will be on sale at the event, courtesy of Nicola's Books.

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Frances Kai-Hwa Wang Discusses Multicultural Toolbox: Strategies for Raising our Children with Culture(s), Language(s), and Pride

This event was held on May 27, 2009 at Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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In our quickly changing world, cultural fluency and multiple languages are becoming more important for our children’s identity, self-esteem, friendships, connections with family, and future job possibilities. In this lively and fast-paced event, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang will introduce practical tools and strategies to make cultural education a part of our everyday lives. How do we make teaching about their/our/other cultures and values “normal”, and then use it to build better and stronger communities for all of us?

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American. She is an editor for www.IMDiversity.com’s Asian-American Village; she writes the syndicated column Adventures in Multicultural Living (available at annarborchronicle.com); and she is the Executive Director of American Citizens for Justice/ Asian American Center for Justice.

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Added to the collection on Oct 26, 2009

The Art of Movement: Parkour & Freerunning

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One of the most popular AADL events last year was the fall lecture (with video footage) on Parkour and Freerunning led by American Ninja Warrior’s Levi Meeuwenberg. So we are excited to offer another opportunity to revisit the topic, this time at a facility where experts will present a live demo. Parkour is the art of moving through your environment using only your body and the surroundings to propel yourself. It can include running, jumping, climbing, even crawling, if that is the most suitable movement for the situation. Mike Metze, leader of the UM Parkour Club, will discuss the sport and then offer a live demonstration with Parkour experts at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center (2960 Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor).

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Added to the collection on Oct 26, 2009

Internationally-Known Clinician Kenneth J. Pienta, M.D. Discusses Prostate Cancer

This event was held on September 3, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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One man in six will get prostate cancer during his lifetime, and 1 man in 35 will die of this disease. However, more than two million men in the United States who have had prostate cancer at some point are still alive today and the death rate for prostate cancer is going down. Internationally-known clinician and Director of the Michigan Institute of Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), Kenneth Pienta M.D. will discuss prostate cancer and the research into the causes, prevention, and treatment now being done in medical centers around the world. This event is cosponsored by the University Of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Community Outreach Program.

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Added to the collection on Oct 26, 2009

Bright Nights Community Forum: Brain Stimulation: New Hope for Depression

This event was held on September 29, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Depression is a brain disease that is pervasive in our population, affecting over 20 million American adults. When detected early, it can have high recovery rates- up to 80% of those treated effectively for depression show an improvement in their symptoms, generally within four to six weeks. However, one in five depressed Americans have what is known as "treatment resistant depression," or TRD. Stephan Taylor, MD, Co-Director, Psychiatric Neuromodulation Program and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School will discuss new strategies and techniques for treating TRD. A panel discussion of experts, including Leora Bowden, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker and Research Coordinator, University of Michigan Dept. of Psychiatry and Daniel Maixner, MD, also Co-Director of the U-M Psychiatric Neuromodulation Program, will follow the presentation and include a Q & A session.

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Make it a De-LIGHT-ful Summer: Lighthouse Expert Nancy Finlayson Presents Tips On Including Lighthouses In Your Vacation Plans

This event was held on June 4, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Did you know that Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state? Join Nancy Finlayson, The Lighthouse Lady, for a slide show and lecture featuring tips, suggestions, and itineraries for putting a lighthouse or two (or more) in your summer vacation. Learn how to spend a couple of hours or an entire day visiting these intriguing sites that appeal to visitors of all ages.

Nancy Finlayson, now known throughout Michigan as 'The Lighthouse Lady' is a former teacher with Riverview Community Schools. She has visited over 250 lighthouses in North America and Ireland in the last four years, including about 80 in and around Michigan.

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Understanding Alzheimer's with The Alzheimer's Association and UM Research Experts

This event was held on August 27, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's. But what exactly is Alzheimer's and what clinical research is being done in the area of this disease? At this program you will hear from experts in the field of Alzheimer's and have an opportunity to ask questions.

The event will feature introductory remarks by Justine Galat, MSA South Central Regional Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, followed by a presentation on the disease given by Jennifer Howard of the Alzheimer's Association. Information on how to recognize the effects of Alzheimer's disease on the brain and how to gain access to community resources will be included. Other speakers will be Bruno Giordani, Ph.D., Director, Neuropsychology Section, U-M Clinical Core & Associate Director, MADRC and Nancy Barbas, M.D., M.S.W., Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Director, Cognitive Disorders Clinic, University of Michigan.

This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Health Sciences Libraries.

For more information on Alzheimer's disease take a look at our books and videos on the subject. Articles and current research can be explored in our research databases MEDLINE and Health and Wellness Resource Center.

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Added to the collection on Oct 02, 2009

From the Observer to the Web: Then & Now Goes Online

This event was held on June 24, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The Ann Arbor District Library and the Ann Arbor Observer are extremely pleased to unveil 'Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now' to the public. Local historian Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Observer editor John Hilton will discuss the history of the Ann Arbor as viewed by the Observer and staff will introduce 'Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now' an online collection of local history articles published in the Ann Arbor Observer over the past three decades. These articles give a rich picture of the various themes, people, and places that make up Ann Arbor. Accompanying the articles is an image gallery with photographs from Ann Arbor's past. Refreshments will be served at this event, which will include a demo of this new historical resource.

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Green Energy for the Homeowner, Discussed By Hans Steiner of SolarYpsi

This event was held on August 6, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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How much do YOU know about green energy? If you have taken significant steps to reduce your energy consumption – is there more you can do? At this program, Hans Steiner of Solar/Ypsi will discuss information on going green, current and upcoming incentives, inspiring examples, and much more.

The members of Solar/Ypsi are dedicated to the use of renewable energy sources. This Ypsilanti Solar Project was launched in 2005 when the Ypsilanti Food Co-operative won a grant from the State of Michigan's to install a small, demonstration, solar photovoltaic system on their roof. As part of this initial grant, volunteers have created a traveling educational presentation to explain how solar power works in Michigan. Over a thousand people have attended Solar/Ypsi presentations, which have evolved to include information on other renewable and efficiency measures that provide great returns on investment for the homeowner.

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Concert With Video And Discussion Featuring The OneUps

This event was held on June 27, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Can’t get enough video game music? Come see the OneUps show the original games and music, and then perform their own versions. Find out about the world of game music and remixes with masters of the craft.

The OneUps will perform with MC Frontalot at Videogame Night @Top of the Park on June 29 as part of The Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Added to the collection on Sep 15, 2009

Lowrider Car Talk & Slideshow

This event was held on June 12, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Erik Howard, of the Southwest Detroit-based Expressions Youth Group will illuminate Lowrider car culture, its origins and display his extensive photos of the cars he's seen during his travels. Car experts and novices alike are welcome.

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Added to the collection on Sep 15, 2009

Movie-Making in Ann Arbor: The Producers, Director, Writer and Cinematographer of The New Michigan Based Film 'Trivial Pursuits' Discuss The New Burst Of Film-Making In Michigan

This event was held on August 1, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Michigan is quickly becoming the movie making capital of the Midwest, thanks to the Michigan Film Incentive. Get an inside look at what the movie-making business is all about and why Michigan is such a hot spot for the motion picture industry when the creators of the new film “Trivial Pursuits” talk about their experience shooting a major movie in Ann Arbor. These film-makers will discuss everything that’s gone into the making of the movie: from casting and catering to lighting and locations- and will answer audience questions.

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International Wine Judge Ron Sober Discusses Wine: Snobbery Not Necessary

This event was held on June 18, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Wine is just a drink, so why is there such pomp and circumstance (and snobbery) surrounding it? Ron Sober, a local resident and international wine judge, is going to take the wine snobs to task by breaking the old paradigms that surround this humble beverage. You will learn some wine basics and leave with a better understanding of wine styles and why there are so many different types of wine out there. Most importantly you will leave with more confidence in your own wine choices.

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Who Wins? NBC's 'The Biggest Loser' Winner Pete Thomas And UM Experts Discuss Overcoming Obesity And Winning At Health

This event was held on July 8, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In 2005, Pete Thomas lost an astounding 185 pounds in nine months on NBC's hit reality TV show The Biggest Loser, resulting in his winning the $100,000 prize. A University of Michigan grad, Pete returns to Ann Arbor to share his amazing story and discuss Obesity issues, research and successes with a panel of medical experts.

Pete will be joined by Charles F. Burant, M.D., Ph.D, (the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism and director of the University of Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center) and Susan J. Woolford, M.D, M.P.H., (Medical Director of the Pediatric Comprehensive Weight Management Center at the University of Michigan). This event is made possible through a Partners In Research Program with the National Institute of Health and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the Ann Arbor YMCA.

This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Health Sciences Libraries.

For more information check out our books and videos on weight loss and obesity. Articles and current research can be explored in our research databases MEDLINE and Health and Wellness Resource Center.

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Added to the collection on Aug 11, 2009

Selling On eBay With Expert Carol Kamm

This event was held on May 19, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Carol Kamm, owner of the eBay consignment store iSold It - The Easy Way to Sell on eBay, will share her eBay expertise at a special presentation during which she will cover: selling basics, what typically sells well, item research, creating a listing, payment options, after the sale, and much more! eBay was founded in 1995 and the very first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83. It has grown tremendously since that time, and Carol will offer tips on how to have the most success with the site. iSold It has offered professional online consignment sales to individuals and businesses for nearly four years.

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The Business of Game Design With Local Game Developer Brian Spence

This event was held on May 7, 2009 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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Learn what it takes to create, design & license board, card and party games with local game designer Brian Spence. Brian has developed over 200 games and licensed 60 games including his most popular, Buzzword (by Patch Products) and Last Word (by Buffalo Games). From the fun and creative side of game design, to the business side of making a prototype and getting Mattel or Hasbro to buy your idea, you'll learn about a little known career path for creative thinkers!

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Metroparks, Recreation, and The Quality of Community Life With Robert Marans, Metro Parks Commissioner and UM Professor at the Institute Of Social Research

This event was held on June 17, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Professor Robert Marans will discuss his current research about the impact of the built and natural environments on the quality of life, urban areas, Washtenaw County Parks and the metroparks throughout southeastern Michigan. He is the President of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Commissioner of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority-the governing body responsible for the planning, development and operations of the metroparks throughout Southeastern Michigan. This event is held in conjunction with the Library’s summer reading program, Local Motion - which encourages the use of local neighborhoods, gyms, recreational facilities and outdoor areas to move and get fit!

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The Fastest Woman In The World!! Hillary Will Discusses Her Career As An Internationally-Known Professional Top Fuel Dragster Driver

This event was held on July 9, 2009 at Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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Professional drag racer Hillary Will, the fastest woman in the world – and “one of the top 10 female racers in the world” – according to Sports Illustrated, will discuss her career in racing and what makes this sport so exciting. Hillary became the fastest woman in the world when she posted a 335-MPH lap down the quarter-mile race track at the first event in the 2008 NHRA season.

This event is co-sponsored by the Main Street Area Association, in conjunction with their annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show, which this year will occur on Friday, July 10, 2 - 10pm. You can meet Hillary in the Ann Arbor District Library’s ‘Local Motion’ booth (which celebrates the Library’s summer reading program) at the Rolling Sculpture Car Show.

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Panel Discussion: From Ideas To Innovation: Developing New Medical Technologies With The Executive Director of UM Medical Innovation Center, Dr. James Geiger, and a Panel of UM Experts

This event was held on June 9, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The healthcare industry is undergoing a period of dramatic change due to mounting challenges such as increasing healthcare costs, reimbursement pressures and demographic changes. With change comes the opportunity for innovative solutions that make a real difference. Dr. James Geiger, Exec. Director of the Medical Innovation Center at the University of Michigan and the 2008/09 class of Innovation Fellows will discuss the development of new medical technologies that improve health care and services.

This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Health Sciences Libraries.

For more information you may be interested in some of our books and videos on the subject. Or you be interested in articles and current research that can be explored in our research databases MEDLINE and Health and Wellness Resource Center.

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Dale Dougherty, Founding Editor and Publisher Of Make Magazine, Discusses Its Current Theme - 'ReMake America'

This event was held on June 11, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join Dale Dougherty, Founding Editor and Publisher of MAKE Magazine and the Founder of Maker Faire for a discussion on the topic of, 'ReMake America.' 'ReMake America' is the featured theme of the current issue of MAKE and this year’s Maker Faire. He will discuss current opportunities for makers as we look at ways to build a sustainable future for all. Our current challenging times have presented makers with a chance to try new techniques in the fields of manufacturing, education, food production, transportation, recreation and more.

MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects. The magazine unites, inspires and informs a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKEhas sparked a movement of makers who share their DIY projects through the magazine, web site and also at their annual Maker Faire event in San Francisco.

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Added to the collection on Jul 16, 2009

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads: Detroit Observatory and the Victorian Space Race

This event was held on March 29, 2009 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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Are you curious about how the 1854 Detroit Observatory came to be – and why it is in Ann Arbor, NOT Detroit? Michigan is not the most likely place to build a state-of-the-art astronomical observatory. However, the Detroit Observatory, named in honor of major donors from Detroit, was the centerpiece of President Henry Philip Tappan's efforts to transform the University of Michigan into one of the first research universities in the United States. Karen Wright, Program Coordinator for the University of Michigan Detroit Observatory will discuss the people, the ideas, the technology and the economics that resulted in the creation and preservation of this 19th century observatory. This event is held in conjunction with The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2009, which, this year focuses on the theme The Universe: Yours To Discover.

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Children's Book Week Event: Writing and Publishing Books for Young Readers With Noted Children's Author Shutta Crum

This event was held on May 12, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Interested in writing and publishing for youth audiences? Do you have an idea for a book you want to write, and you’re not sure how to start? Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a special event featuring children’s author Shutta Crum as she discusses the craft of writing, submitting manuscripts, working with an agent, earnings, and the issues facing today’s authors. She will also cover aspects of writing for, and winning, the hearts of today’s young readers. A book signing will occur at the event and books will be on sale courtesy of Barnes and Noble.

Shutta Crum, an award-winning writer of books for children and poetry for adults, has authored ten books for children. Her novel, Spitting Image (Clarion), made several state reading lists, as well as the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2003. In 2005, she was invited to read at the White House.

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Discover the Secrets of the Farmers Market

This event was held on May 11, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Learn more about Farmers Markets, including the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market, just in time for spring. A panel of local “market experts” will be on hand, including: Chef Janea Makowski of Carson’s American Bistro who will explain how she creates meals at Carson’s that are centered on market produce. Eileen Spring, who will discuss Food Gatherers’ amazing gleaning efforts, which collect upwards of 1,000 pounds of produce at the conclusion of each Ann Arbor Farmers Market. Amanda Edmonds, who will tell the story of Growing Hope’s fantastic successes with EBT, or food stamp usage, at the Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market in 2008. In addition, Molly Notarianni, Ann Arbor Farmers Market Manager, will offer tips on shopping at Farmers Markets and eating seasonally.

There will be plenty of time for questions and community discussion. This event is co-sponsored by Slow Foods Huron Valley, which strives to preserve and cultivate our culinary heritage.

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Panel Discussion: Biobanking in the US (Where do we stand?) - Part 4

This event was held on May 21, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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At this session- the last of four forums on the topic of biobanking- guest panelists will review topics from the other forums and will give participants the opportunity to reflect on the previous sessions and to examine lingering questions, concerns, hopes, and anxieties about this rapidly developing approach to genetic research. The goal of this four part discussion series is to spark a dialogue among members of the Ann Arbor community regarding the implications of biobank development.

The discussions will be moderated by Susan King, Associate Director of the Life Sciences and Society Program and George Lambrides, Executive Director for the Interfaith Found Table of Washtenaw County. These forums are hosted and facilitated by the Life Sciences and Society Program of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Panel Discussion: Biobanking in the US - Part 3

This event was held on May 14, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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At this session- the third of four forums on the topic of biobanking- experts from a variety of scientific, policy and religious perspectives will explore questions of ownership, consent and opportunities for economic development and potential citizen concerns over biobanking. They will address the question of whether Michigan citizens would be willing to join a National biobank. The goal of this four part discussion series is to spark a dialogue among members of the Ann Arbor community regarding the implications of biobank development. The next panel discussion will be held on May 21.

The discussions will be moderated by Susan King, Associate Director of the Life Sciences and Society Program and George Lambrides, Executive Director for the Interfaith Found Table of Washtenaw County. These forums are hosted and facilitated by the Life Sciences and Society Program of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Panel Discussion: Biobanking in the US - Part 2

This event was held on April 30, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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At this session- the second of four forums on the topic of biobanking- experts from a variety of scientific, policy and religious perspectives will explore current and proposed U.S. biobanks, such as those operated by Kaiser Permanente and Veterans Administration, along with the assumption of public risk vs. the rewards. The goal of this four part discussion series is to spark a dialogue among members of the Ann Arbor community regarding the implications of biobank development. The next two panel discussions will be held in May.

These forums are hosted and facilitated by the Life Sciences and Society Program of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County. The April discussions will be moderated by Susan King, Associate Director of the Life Sciences and Society Program and George Lambrides, Executive Director for the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Added to the collection on Jul 07, 2009

Panel Discussion: Biobanking in the US - Part 1

This event was held on April 23, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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It’s 2009… Science and technology are ushering in a new era of population-based DNA research, requiring massive biological databases. Are we ready for all that this entails? This is the first of four forums hosted by a unique collaboration of scientists, health providers and local spiritual leaders on the subject of biobanks- repositories for blood and DNA- and the ethical, spiritual, and civil implications for society, particularly in Michigan. The goal is to spark a dialogue among members of the Ann Arbor community regarding the implications of biobank development. At this session, guest expert panelists from a variety of scientific, policy and religious perspectives will explore the roles and relationships that government, industry, and science play in the development of biobanks.

These forums are hosted and facilitated by the Life Sciences and Society Program of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County. The April discussions will be moderated by Susan King, Associate Director of the Life Sciences and Society Program and George Lambrides, Executive Director for the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Added to the collection on Jun 05, 2009

Comic Book Academy With Comic Book Artist Jerzy Drozd - Part 2

This event was held on July 8, 2008 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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This is part 2 of a 6 part series that was held July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 at Malletts Creek.

Here's your chance to create an entire graphic novel, manga or comic book. Comic art professional Jerzy Drozd will guide you as you learn about graphic storytelling, character design, writing the story, penciling the first draft, refining and completing the penciled pages, and inking (or finishing) the pages.

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Famed Chinese Actress Zhang Xunpeng Demonstrates and Discusses Kunqu, A Classical Genre of Chinese Theater

This event was held on March 14, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Acclaimed Chinese Actress Zhang Xunpeng will make a special appearance to discuss and demonstrate the ancient theatrical performance art of Kunqu. It is a synthesis of drama, opera, ballet, poetry recital, and musical recital, which also draws on earlier forms of Chinese theatrical performances such as mime, farce, and acrobatics, some of which go back to the third century B.C. or even earlier. This is an excellent opportunity to meet one of the great theatrical artists of China, in addition to learning more about this ancient performance art.

Zhang Xunpeng is currently the Professor in Charge of Training the Fifth Generation of Kunqu Performers, at the Shanghai Theater and Drama College, Division of Theater and is also Senior Actress of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe. The event was organized with the help of the University of Michigan Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.

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Added to the collection on Jun 03, 2009

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: NASA Astronomer Sten Odenwald Discusses What is New With The NASA Space Program

This event was held on March 26, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The Library is extremely pleased to host well-known NASA Astronomer and author Sten Odenwald to discuss what NASA is up to in the 21st century as well as the impediments to its success. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about astronomy, from an award-winning expert. Sten Odenwald is an active NASA educator and author whose media contributions include The Washington Post, Sky and Telescope and National Public Radio. Odenwald has also worked with teachers around the country to develop classroom materials based on his work at NASA. This event is held in conjunction with The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2009, which, this year focuses on the theme The Universe: Yours To Discover.

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Added to the collection on Jun 02, 2009

National Library Week Event: Just Desserts with Chef Isabella of Paesano's Restaurant

This event was held on April 15, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Celebrate National Library Week with a cooking demo and discussion with Chef Isabella Nicoletti, Executive Chef of Paesano’s Restaurant and Wine Bar. Isabella will discuss the history, recipes and making of several dessert dishes (some from her cookbook – and some new creations) including torta, biscotti and semifreddo. A native of Trissino, Italy, she spent 12 years working at various restaurants in Italy before joining the award-winning Paesano’s Restaurant in 1998. This event will feature a book signing of her first cookbook, Perbacco Isabella! - Italian country cooking from your good friends at Paesano's. Books will be on sale at the event.

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Added to the collection on May 26, 2009

Clutter and Chaos: An Introduction To The Issues And Interventions Of Chronic Disorganization And Hoarding

This event was held on April 20, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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It is estimated that hoarding (a debilitating psychological disorder characterized by the acquisition of- and failure to discard- a large volume of possessions of useless or limited value) affects 1.4 million homes in the United States. This is a serious issue and often requires professional intervention, yet fewer than 10% of all hoarding cases coming to the attention of public officials. Join us as we examine this pressing issue with a presentation and panel discussion, co-sponsored by The Hoarding Task Force of Washtenaw County. The panel presentation will include an overview of the issue, information on the resources available in the community, and insights from both the social work and mental health perspective.

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Added to the collection on May 26, 2009

National Library Week Director's Event: Local Historian Grace Shackman Discusses Why Is Tubingen Our Sister City?

This event was held on April 14, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Each year, Library Director Josie Barnes Parker chooses a current topic of interest as the director’s program for National Library Week. This year’s event features local historian Grace Shackman who will examine the relationship of Ann Arbor and its German sister city, Tübingen. Grace will explain Ann Arbor’s historically strong German roots and discuss why a sister city pact with Tübingen made sense – it is a university town in the southern part of Germany where most of Ann Arbor’s Germans came from. Tübingen is even as near to Stuttgart (where most of Germany’s cars are made) as we are to Detroit. Since 1965, Tübingen and Ann Arbor citizens have lived in each other’s homes, traveled together, celebrated achievements, and mourned losses together. Today Ann Arbor has seven sister cities and Tübingen has eight, but they continue to be each other’s only American-European partner. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Ann Arbor - Tübingen Sister City Relationship.

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Added to the collection on May 26, 2009

Art History Expert Walter Spink Discusses His Exploration and Preservation Work In The Ajanta Caves of India

This event was held on March 24, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join us as Professor Walter Spink, internationally known art history expert will speak and show slides from his exploration and preservation work of the Ajanta Caves in India. The Ajanta Caves are rock-cut cave monuments dating from the second century B.C. containing paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art and universal pictorial art. They were used by Buddhist monks as prayer halls (chaitya grihas) and monasteries (viharas) for about nine centuries, and then were abruptly abandoned. They fell into oblivion until they were rediscovered in 1819.

Walter M. Spink, Ph.D. (1954), Harvard, is Professor Emeritus, History of Art, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has published widely on Indian Art in general, and Ajanta and related sites in particular and continues to travel, lecture, and work at the Ajanta Cave site.

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Added to the collection on May 26, 2009

Tales of the Tango With Tango Expert Mabel Rodriguez

This event was held on March 13, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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It’s time to learn about the Tango! The Tango evolved from new dances that immigrants brought into Argentina more that 150 years ago. Learn more when Tango expert Mabel Rodriguez will discuss this fascinating dance and its history, complete with live Tango demonstrations. Mabel Rodríguez is currently the coordinator of the Intermediate Intensive Spanish program at the Residential College at the University of Michigan and has been an active member of the Michigan Argentine Tango Club of the University of Michigan since 2002.

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Added to the collection on May 26, 2009

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Researcher Herman Bender Discusses Prehistoric Astronomy in the Upper Midwest

This event was held on March 11, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Over the past quarter century, a new field of study called archeoastronomy has developed, investigating astronomical alignments that may have been incorporated or utilized in prehistoric times by ancient people. Years of field research at petroform sites may prove that some of the most unique and oldest archeoastronomy sites in North America - possibly as old as the pyramids in Egypt - are located in southeastern Wisconsin. Join us to learn more about this fascinating topic as independent researcher and amateur astronomer (46 years) Herman Bender discusses Prehistoric Astronomy In The Upper Midwest. This event is held in conjunction with The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2009, which, this year focuses on the theme The Universe: Yours To Discover.

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Added to the collection on May 17, 2009

Film and Panel Discussion: In The Family: With Director Joanna Rudnick And UM Cancer Research Experts

This event was held on March 17, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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When Chicago filmmaker Joanna Rudnick tested positive for the breast cancer gene at age 27, she knew the information could save her life. The question was what to do about it? At this event, Joanna Rudnick will introduce In the Family, the film that tells her intensely personal story. In this unblinking documentary, we learn that Joanna, whose family has a history of breast and ovarian cancer, took advantage of breakthroughs in genetic research to prepare herself for her own future. Intensely personal and timely, In The Family (which is not rated) is a groundbreaking investigation that attempts to answer the questions: How much do you sacrifice to survive? The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Joanna and a team of leading experts in medical cancer research.

In addition to filmmaker Joanna Rudnick, the post-film panel will feature: o Daniel F. Hayes, M.D., Clinical Director of the Breast Oncology Program at the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center, whose research is internationally recognized in the identification of tumor markers, which help to properly evaluate patients with breast cancer o Lisa Newman, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Breast Care Center of the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center, whose research focuses on ethnicity-related variation in breast cancer risk and the evaluation and treatment of high risk patients o Kara Millron, MS, a genetic counselor at the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center, whose research interests include mutations on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes.

This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, the UM Health Sciences Libraries, and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. (www.pbs.org/pov).

For more information on genetic research and medical testing your may be interested in some of AADL's books and videos about these topics. Articles and current research can also be explored in our research databases MEDLINE and Health and Wellness Resource Center.

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Added to the collection on May 15, 2009

The Art of Tribal Tattoo with Leo Zulueta

This event was held on February 20, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Do not miss this opportunity to meet one of the masters of the tribal tattoo! Known as the father of modern tribal tattooing, Leo is the owner of tattoo studio Spiral Tattoo in Ann Arbor. He'll show us some of his work, share his expertise, and talk about the process of getting a tattoo.

Leo began tattooing in 1981 in San Francisco, under the direction of Don Ed Hardy, who encouraged Leo’s collecting of imagery relating to traditional tattooing from around the world. After designing many neo-tribal tattoos in the 1990's and becoming a world-wide phenomenon overnight, Leo has now opened the eyes of many people to the intrinsic art of the tribal tattoo.

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Added to the collection on Apr 30, 2009

Learning Differences: What's in a Name or Label and How to Move Beyond It

This event was held on March 9, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The evening will begin with an overview of what it is like to live with a learning difference, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Linda J. Spector, M.Ed Learning Specialist at Ann Arbor Academy. Panelists from the fields of medicine and education, plus a student and parent, will address issues surrounding students with learning differences.

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Added to the collection on Apr 28, 2009

The Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative: A Community Discussion Led By MPRI Staff

This event was held on March 5, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Five years ago, Michigan's corrections crisis became a major public policy issue. The prison population was growing rapidly, as were the costs to taxpayers. Thousands of prisoners were returning to their communities on parole after completing their sentences - with unacceptable and sometimes dangerous results: nearly half were back in prison within two years. Today, the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative is transforming corrections practices and policies. Join us to learn more about this important topic for community discussion and involvement. A panel of returning citizens will speak about their experiences transitioning back into the community alongside MPRI professionals who will discuss the initiative and its many benefits. Among the panelists for this evening presentation will be Mary King, MPRI Community Coordinator for Washtenaw County.

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Added to the collection on Apr 28, 2009

UM Assistant Professor David Doris Discusses Art of Southwestern Nigeria: Faces and Fragments - The Moral Image in Yoruba Culture

This event was held on February 11, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In honor of Black History Month, David T. Doris will explore the stunning art of the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria who have produced some of Africa’s most graceful works of art, objects, and images. In Yoruba, an image, like a proverb, is a trigger of conscience, calling the viewer to interpret and identify with the powerful legacies of the past. This presentation will examine the mechanics of such visual engagement by introducing Yoruba conceptions of the person, and of the image as àwòrán, “that which we look at and remember.”

David T. Doris, PhD, UM Asst. Prof., Dept. of the History of Art and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria, and has held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study of the Visual Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Getty Research Institute. His book, Vigilant Things: The Strange Fates of Ordinary Objects in Nigeria, is forthcoming from the University of Washington Press.

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Added to the collection on Apr 28, 2009

The Art of Gourmet Pizza Making with Cottage Inn Experts

This event was held on February 25, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join us for an evening of pizza tasting with experts from Ann Arbor’s own Cottage Inn! Get some pizza history, hear tales of recipe-making, learn what makes a good crust, and much more.

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Added to the collection on Apr 28, 2009

Bravo's Top Chef Season 4 Winner! An Afternoon With Stephanie Izard

This event was held on March 15, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Attention culinary fans! In honor of Women's History Month, Stephanie Izard, last year's winner of Bravo's Top Chef (and the only woman to ever win the competition) will make a special appearance to demo her cooking and discuss her Top Chef experiences, culinary inspirations and Chicago restaurant endeavors.

Stephanie had recently closed her Mediterranean-influenced restaurant, Scylla, in order to take some time to travel and think about her next venture when she received the call from producers to participate in the show. She went into the experience with the wise mantra, "Just make it taste good," and decided not to worry about the surrounding drama. In the end, her focus paid off and Stephanie came away as the overall winner and was also voted fan-favorite. This event is co-sponsored by Zingerman's. Registration is not required for this event.

Photo credit: Bravo

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Added to the collection on Apr 28, 2009

What You Thought You Didn't Know: Understanding Compulsive Overeating with Dr. Charlea Tracey McNeal

This event was held on December 3, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This presentation is designed to expand awareness of a few common yet unconscious ways that people who struggle with compulsive overeating create and reinforce their battle with disordered eating. Dr. McNeal is a therapist and licensed clinical social worker in private practice who works with individuals with eating disorders and the emotional problems that often accompany them.

Using familiar and simple metaphors and analogies, Dr. McNeal discusses wisdom which people unknowingly possess and have acquired throughout their experiences of struggling with compulsive overeating. This unclaimed understanding is necessary to interrupt the vicious cycle of overeating, and to manage disturbed eating patterns in a compassionate way that closely reflects each person’s unique history, needs, and preferences.

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Added to the collection on Apr 26, 2009

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: UFOs Over Michigan? A Discussion with UFO Expert William J. Konkolesky

This event was held on February 26, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Are UFO’s real? In conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2009, William J. Konkolesky, Michigan director of the Mutual UFO Network, will discuss UFOs and Michigan sightings during the 1960s in Hillsdale and Ann Arbor. MUFON is the world's largest civilian UFO research organization.

The theme of Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2009 is The Universe: Yours To Discover.

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Added to the collection on Apr 26, 2009

Bright Nights Forum: Depressed Moods in a Depressed Economy - Connections between Life Events, Stressors, and Mental Health

This event was held on April 8, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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We all know that environmental and social factors can have an impact on our moods, but for people who have a genetic or other predisposition, stress and anxiety brought about by life situations can trigger a serious illness such as clinical depression. To provide greater understanding of the ways in which life events can impact our mental health, and how to identify when additional support may be needed, the University of Michigan Depression Center and the Ann Arbor District Library will present a Bright Nights community forum on the subject.

Melvin McInnis, MD, will present a brief overview on the causes of depression, signs and symptoms, and strategies for overcoming barriers to accessing support and treatment resources. This will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with panelists from the U-M Depression Center, including John F. Greden, MD, Depression Center Executive Director; John Kettley, MSW, ACSW, Clinical Manager, Psychiatry Emergency Services, U-M Hospital; and Carol Burrell-Jackson, PhD, LMSW, Clinical Director of POWER Inc., a Washtenaw County faith-based community development organization.

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Added to the collection on Mar 28, 2009

Bright Nights Forum: Depression Treatments: The Promise of Personalized Medicine

This event was held on November 18, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Melvin McInnis, MD, will present the latest research on the emerging field of Pharmacogenetics -- the genetic basis of response to medications. He will moderate questions from the audience and a discussion with panelists from the UM Depression Center: John F. Greden, MD, Depression Center Executive Director; Vicki Ellingrod, Pharm.D., BCPP, Assoc. Professor of Pharmacy, UM College of Pharmacy and Assoc. Professor of Psychiatry, UM Medical School; and Sally Guthrie, Pharm.D., Assoc. Professor of Pharmacy, UM College of Pharmacy and Assoc. Professor of Pharmacy, Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

Medications are an important element in the successful treatment of mental illness, often in combination with psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). New research has given scientists hope that they will be able to personalize the approach to medical management for depressive illnesses, which will treat an individual's particular symptoms based on their specific genetic background and other biological markers.

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Added to the collection on Mar 27, 2009

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Lecture and Discussion : Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Astronomy (But Were Afraid to Ask): Questions and Answers with UM Professor Timothy McKay

This event was held on February 2, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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UM physicist and astronomer Timothy McKay presents a brief overview of some of the current ideas and theories in the field of astronomy. He will also talk about the GalaxyZoo project, which uses volunteer amateurs to contribute to galaxy structure research. This will be followed by a Q & A session, where Professor McKay will answer everything you ever wanted to know about astronomy, based on audience questions - so please don't be afraid to ask!

Timothy McKay is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics in the University of Michigan Physics Department. His current research focuses on fundamental questions of observational astrophysics and cosmology. This event is held in collaboration with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2009, the theme of which is The Universe: Yours to Discover.

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Added to the collection on Mar 27, 2009

Vision to Reality: Key Steps to Starting A Small Business

This event was held on January 13, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Led by experts from the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center, this workshop will provide a practical step-by-step process for starting a business. Participants will learn to assess the feasibility of their idea, identify key legal, tax, insurance, and employee issues, assess start-up investment needs and financing options, and learn how to build a strong support team.

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Added to the collection on Mar 27, 2009

Beyond Foreclosure: Facts, Steps and Solutions

This event was held on December 4, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Being foreclosed or nearly foreclosed is a very stressful situation often causing feelings of loss, shame and embarrassment. This event will highlight many resources available to Washtenaw County residents. Because of a partnership between several community organizations, distressed homeowners may access services and resources to better understand their options and make the best financial and housing decisions for their future. The Housing Bureau for Seniors, the Washtenaw County Treasurer’s Office, Michigan State University Extension, and Eastern Michigan University’s Counseling Clinic, are offering this public education program as a service to the public.

Funding for these education services is made possible by grants from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and the Washtenaw Urban County Human Services Funding. Call the Housing Bureau for Seniors at 998-9346 for more detailed information.

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Added to the collection on Mar 27, 2009

Bright Nights Forum: Depression During Childbearing Years – Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Raising Resilient Children

This event was held on January 20, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Kate Rosenblum, PhD, clinical developmental psychologist and Asst. Research Scientist, UM Center for Human Growth and Development and faculty member, UM Comprehensive Depression Center, will discuss the complex relations that may exist between maternal depressive symptoms and the wellbeing of children. Novel early interventions to improve maternal depression, parenting skills, foster healthy attachment, and maximize a healthy developmental path for children will be explored. Dr. Rosenblum will moderate a panel discussion of experts and include audience questions. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

Panelists from the UM Depression Center include Heather A. Flynn, PhD, Asst. Prof., Director, Adult Psychotherapy Services, Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School; Sheila Marcus, MD, Clinical Assoc. Prof. and Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section, UM Medical School; and Maria Muzik, MD, Co-director, Women's Perinatal Clinic and Parent-Infant-Program, Depression Center and Trauma, Stress and Anxiety Research Group. They will be joined by Beverly Davidson, LMSW, Maternal Infant Health Services, Washtenaw Community Public Health Department. For more information on the UM Depression Center, visit depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Mar 26, 2009

Nationally-Known Architect Fritz Haeg Discusses His Book 'Edible Estates: Attack On The Front Lawn'

This event was held on November 10, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Nationally-known architect Fritz Haeg is the recipient of Avalon Housing's 2008 Community Stewardship Award. As part of their activities surrounding Mr. Haeg, he will visit AADL to discuss his work and book Edible Estates: Attack On The Front Lawn. The Edible Estates project proposes the replacement of the domestic front lawn with a highly productive edible landscape. It was initiated by Haeg in 2005, with the planting of the first regional prototype garden in the geographic center of the U.S., Salina, Kansas. The event will include a book signing and books will be for sale. Cosponsored by Avalon Housing

Fritz Haeg studied architecture in Italy at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his B.Arch. He has taught in architecture, design, and fine art programs at CalArts, Art Center College of Design, Parsons, and the University of Southern California. In 2006 he initiated Sundown Schoolhouse, the self-organized educational environment originally based in his geodesic dome in Los Angeles.

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Added to the collection on Mar 26, 2009

Trend or Fad? How to Design Timeless Spaces With Fine Homebuilding Specialist Debra Moore

This event was held on January 28, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Debra Moore, award-winning designer and owner of CUSTOM DESIGN/BUILD, INC , will discuss how to create timeless spaces in your home starting with simple projects like re-painting and room arrangement to more extensive remodeling. She will show examples of her work and give practical suggestions based on the needs of participants. Ways to incorporate green technology will also be discussed.

A certified Aging in Place Specialist, Green Building Professional and National Contractor of the Year Award recipient, Debra Moore is a regular contributor to various periodicals. CUSTOM DESIGN/BUILD, Inc. is a member of the Big 50 US Hall of Fame in the Fine Design category, whose work has been featured in such publications as American Bungalow, Remodeling Magazine, Professional Remodeler, Qualified Remodeler, Builder/Architect and Detroit Home.

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Added to the collection on Mar 26, 2009

The Michigan Council of Hostelling International - USA Presents: World Travel 101 - Budget Travel

This event was held on February 18, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Thinking of traveling to other countries? This event is designed for travelers getting ready for their first trip or travelers eager to save money when traveling. Topics include travel documents, accommodations, transportation, traveling safely and responsibly, and more. HI-USA is a nonprofit organization that promotes international understanding and cultural exchange through its educational travel programs and its network of hostels.

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Added to the collection on Mar 11, 2009

Capoeira Mandinga Michigan: Afro-Brazilian Dance and Martial Arts

This event was held on February 7, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Enjoy Afro-Brazilian dance and martial arts with performers from Capoeira Mandinga Michigan. The only indigenous American martial art, Capoeira was developed by African slaves in Brazil in the 1600s and it became a strong weapon in the life and death struggle against their oppressors. With strong aerobic and dance elements, Capoeira is both an art form and self-defense. Watch performers incorporate aerobic and dance moves that are as graceful as a panther and as treacherous as a snake.

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Added to the collection on Feb 04, 2009

Poet, Writer and Human Rights Activist Yazir Henri Discusses The Challenge of Freedom after Apartheid in South Africa

This event was held on October 27, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This program is held in conjunction with the upcoming UM Wallenberg lecture by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Yazir Henri has written and published on the politics of memory, trauma, identity, sustainable peace and Truth Commissions. He is the founding Director of the Direct Action Centre for Peace and Memory in Cape Town, S. Africa, and works on social reintegration programs with former combatants, political prisoners, and torture survivors. Henri currently lectures at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the UM.

For more information on Dr. Tutu’s lecture, visit http://wallenberg.umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Feb 04, 2009

Adventurer Greg Mortenson Discusses His Book 'Three Cups Of Tea: One Man's Mission To Promote Peace... One School At A Time'

This event was held on January 24, 2009 at Huron High School

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Humanitarian and adventurer Greg Mortenson will make a special appearance at Huron High School Auditorium as part of the nation-wide tour for the new Youth and Teen versions of his book, "Three Cups Of Tea: One Man’s Mission To Promote Peace... One School At A Time." Greg is the co-founder of the nonprofit organizations Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, as well as co-author of the New York Times bestseller "Three Cups of Tea." This event includes a book signing, with books for sale courtesy of Nicola’s Books. There is no charge for admission and tickets are not required.

Stumbling, lost and delirious, into a remote Himalayan village in Pakistan after a failed climb up K2, Greg Mortensen’s life was saved by the villagers. He vowed to return and build them a school. Over the next 15 years, Greg established more than 78 schools in rural, often volatile, areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The schools provide education to more than 28,000 children, including 18,000 girls, where few educational opportunities existed before. He has endured death threats, a kidnapping, and more to dedicate his life to building literacy and peace, one child at a time.

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Added to the collection on Jan 31, 2009

The Many Festivals of Mexico with Stephanie Schneiderman of Tia Stephanie Tours

This event was held on December 9, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Mexico - a country so close, yet whose customs are so different from ours; a country of multiple images and stereotypes that bears knowing first hand; a country and people that is much more than its beaches. Mexicans are especially known for their many colorful festivals and holiday celebrations.

Using many colorful photographs and anecdotes from past journeys, Stephanie will provide an introduction to fascinating festivals and traditions of Mexico. Tia Stephanie Tours designs and leads small group Cultural Journeys to Mexico, focusing on folk art, people and customs, pre-Hispanic civilizations, flora and fauna.

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Added to the collection on Jan 31, 2009

Ghost Hunting & Paranormal Investigations with The SouthEast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society

This event was held on October 30, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The SouthEast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society is an award-winning professional research group based in Lansing, with years of experience helping those who might be experiencing, or have questions about, possible paranormal activity in their homes or businesses. Director Brad Mikulka will discuss ghostly investigations, demonstrate equipment, share some actual investigation stories of ghostly encounters, and bring samples of evidence captured (sound recordings, photos, videos).

Since 1996, The SouthEast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society has assisted individuals with hauntings. They conduct investigations utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, as well as psychic investigators.

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Added to the collection on Jan 19, 2009

Dr. Harry Eiss, of Eastern Michigan University, Discusses Four Views of Children Through History - and the Resulting Literature

This event was held on October 28, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Dr. Eiss will cover the four major views of children through European and American history, using slides to demonstrate the resulting works of children's literature. Important theorists, authors, and illustrators will be highlighted. This event is held in collaboration with the UM Special Collections Library and in conjunction with A Century of Popular Children’s Literature: Decade By Decade, the October-November exhibit at the Downtown Library.

Dr. Harry Eiss currently teaches numerous courses in children's literature in the English Dept. at Eastern Michigan University. He has written and edited several books, including Literature on War and Peace for Youth, Metaesthetics, Children's Literature and Culture, and Insanity and Genius (due out this fall). He received national recognition for his innovative teaching.

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Added to the collection on Jan 18, 2009

DuMouchelles Fine Arts Auctioneers and Estate Appraisal Visits the AADL

This event was held on August 20, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Joan DuMouchelle Walker of DuMouchelles Art Gallery and Auctioneers in Detroit will make a special appearance at the AADL to present a lecture/discussion/appraisal program. Attendees may bring one item that they would like Joan to informally appraise, as an example of DuMouchelle’s techniques. No registration is required for this event.

Joan DuMouchelle Walker will discuss the history of DuMouchelles, give an overview of the appraisal/auction business and demonstrate, using examples from the audience, how objects are appraised for value. DuMouchelle Art Galleries Company is an international fine arts gallery and auction house, specializing in furnishings, crystal, paintings and jewelry. The gallery was opened by Joseph DuMouchelle and has been in business since 1927.

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Added to the collection on Jan 06, 2009

The Art of Movement: Freerunner Levi Meeuwenberg & Co-Founders of the UM Parkour Club Present Parkour & Freerunning

This event was held on September 26, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Levi Meeuwenberg, a competitor on G4's "American Ninja Challenge" and "Ninja Warrior," returns to AADL, this time joined by Travis Graves and Mike Friedman, co-founders of the UM Parkour Club. Come learn more about parkour and freerunning, the exciting new disciplines that turn everyday objects in the city, into an obstacle course. Parkour is the art of moving through your environment using only your body and the surroundings to propel yourself. It can include running, jumping, climbing, even crawling, if that is the most suitable movement for the situation.

Ann Arbor resident and Traverse City native Levi Meeuwenberg has been a stunt double in KSwiss and Mountain Dew commercials. He has also appeared in the pilot episode of the TV show "Chuck" and performed freerunning in Madonna's 2006 "Confessions World Tour" and her "Jump" music video.

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Added to the collection on Dec 13, 2008

Dr. Rick Solomon Discusses Autism: The Brain-Mind Connection

This event was held on October 23, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In partnership with the University of Michigan Investing in Ability Week, Dr. Solomon will present an update on the most recent scientific evidence related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Dr. Solomon will cover the brain science and genetics of ASD; demonstrate the diagnostic criteria with video examples; discuss possible causes for the large increase in prevalence, including the controversial relationship between ASD and immunizations/mercury; and overview the evidence for behavioral, developmental, educational and dietary/alternative interventions. His PowerPoint and a list of scientific references will be provided.

Richard Solomon, MD, has nearly 20 years of experience working with children with autistic spectrum disorders as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Michigan and the Medical Director and founder of The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and The P.L.A.Y.â„¢ Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters).

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Added to the collection on Dec 13, 2008

Sports Illustrated Reporter Richard Deitsch Discusses His Experiences Covering the 2008 Olympics In Beijing

This event was held on October 7, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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A total of 10,500 athletes took part in 302 events in 28 sports in the recent 2008 Summer Olympic games. Richard Deitsch, a UM Knight-Wallace Fellow, is special projects editor and media writer for SI.com. He has covered four Olympic Games, including Salt Lake City, Athens, Turin and Beijing. At this program, Deitsch will give his eye-witness account of the '08 games. Cosponsored by the UM Knight-Wallace Fellows Program

A resident of New York City, Richard Deitsch is a Knight-Wallace Fellow for the 2008-09 academic year at the University of Michigan, where he will explore the relevancy of the Olympics in the 21st century.

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Added to the collection on Nov 04, 2008

The Food Historian in the Kitchen with New England Food Expert & Author Sandy Oliver

This event was held on September 28, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The time-tested traditions of food can assist you in today's modern kitchen - and food historian Sandy Oliver can tell you how! This event, which will include a book signing, is held in conjunction with the first anniversary of the Ann Arbor District Library’s Ann Arbor Cooks online database (aadl.org/cooks) and is cosponsored by the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor. Books will be for sale at the event.

Sandy is a freelance food writer with a weekend column, Tastebuds, in the Bangor Daily News, and regular columns in Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors magazine and The Working Waterfront. She is also the author of "The Food of Colonial and Federal America," and "Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving History and Recipes from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie," co-authored by Kathleen Curtain. Check out her website: foodhistorynews.com

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Added to the collection on Nov 04, 2008

The YMCA: 150 Years In Ann Arbor, Presented By Cathi Duchon, YMCA President and CEO

This event was held on September 21, 2008 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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The first Ann Arbor YMCA was established in 1858 by students at the University of Michigan and was the second YMCA in the state of Michigan. Cathi Duchon will discuss the YMCA’s history in Ann Arbor from 1858-2008. Dan Maier, Vice President of Association Advancement, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, will also speak. A short reception will follow.

This event is cosponsored by The Washtenaw County Historical Society, in conjunction with their September 17-November 22 exhibit, "The Ann Arbor YMCA from 1858 to 2008: Serving the Ann Arbor Community for 150 Years," on display at the Washtenaw Historical Society, 500 North Main Street at Beakes Street in Ann Arbor.

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Added to the collection on Nov 04, 2008

College Night: Moving From Chaos To Control with Speakers John Boshoven of Community High & Debbie Merion of Essay Coaching

This event was held on October 2, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Finding and paying for the college that FITS, writing those pesky essays, and taking those pesky tests… we’ve got you covered! John and Debbie are the co-authors of the new book, "College Admissions: From Chaos to Control." High schoolers and their parents will learn how to take the edge off the search and application process.

John Boshoven, MA, MSW, LPC, is the Counselor for Continuing Education at Community High School, Director of College Counseling at the Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit, and has a private college counseling practice. Debbie Eisenberg Merion, BA, MSW, is the founder of Essay Coaching (essaycoaching.com), which conducts college essay writing workshops and provides personalized, goal-oriented essay coaching for individuals.

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Added to the collection on Nov 04, 2008

Why Is My Computer So Slow? Mateen Jaffer of Jafferson Computers Discusses Routine Maintenance And How To Get Rid Of Spyware

This event was held on September 15, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Mateen Jaffer returns to AADL for his popular and informative presentation on how to improve computer performance. What makes computers run slowly: Is it too many programs on the computer? Infected with Spyware and adware? Not enough memory?

Routine maintenance for a PC requires the hard drive to be free of temporary junk files and free of unwanted registry entries. Learn how to clean up hard drives, remove unwanted applications, and perform other simple tasks on your computer to obtain an immediate result of improved performance.

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Added to the collection on Oct 20, 2008

Fine Binding: Extra Work, Extra Results Presented by Book Conservator Julia Miller

This event was held on August 7, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Julia Miller has been a book conservator for 30 years. She will discuss historical book binding in conjunction with the Downtown AADL exhibit, "Design Bindings Presented by the Kerrytown BookFest." The exhibit is on display through August. This event is cosponsored by the Kerrytown BookFest, a community event occurring on Sat., September 7, 2008.

Miller has recently shifted her work from bench treatment to independent scholarship, studying and recording the historical style and structure of bindings in the rare collections at the University of Michigan. She will discuss historical 'fine' binding, what makes such bindings special, and how they relate to the current exhibit at AADL. She will bring some examples and images of different levels of 18th- and 19th- century historical binding for illustration.

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Added to the collection on Oct 20, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression in Children & Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis & Treatment

This event was held on September 23, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Autism and related Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affect an estimated 3.4 out of every 1,000 children ages 3-10. Studies have shown that more people with ASD experience anxiety and depression than people who do not have ASD. Early diagnosis and intervention can have a dramatic impact on reducing symptoms and increasing a child's ability to grow and learn new skills. Mohammad Ghaziuddin, MD, Director, UM ASD Program, and Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, will present a brief overview of the latest research on diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with ASD and depression. A panel discussion addressing questions from the audience will follow.

Panelists incude Judith Coucouvanis, MA, APRN, BC, and SunShine Mills, LMSW, of the UM Depression Center and the ASD Program, and Pamela Sohoni, MD, Clinical Director of Children & Adolescent Psychiatric Services at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. For more information on the UM Depression Center, visit the website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Oct 06, 2008

Yo-Yo Genius of Michigan

This event was held on July 30, 2008 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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YoJake picked up a yo-yo during National Turn Off the TV Week when he was nine years old and hasn't put it down! This yo-yo genius is the highest ranked yo-yo performer in Michigan and has consistently been one of the top ten yo-yoers in the nation! Come see his latest yo-yo tricks and skills.

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Added to the collection on Oct 06, 2008

Ann Arborite David Keren: Local Pathologist and Devoted Grandfather Discusses Galloping Up Kilimanjaro

This event was held on June 11, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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David Keren is a grandfather and experienced pathologist -- and the oldest member of a recent climb up Mount Kilimanjaro! He will present a scenic overview of the climb (his first mountain climbing adventure), and discuss many aspects of the experience, including his rigorous training at local venues, altitude sickness, and the mountain's threats from global warming.

David Keren has been an Ann Arborite since 1978. He is the Medical Director of Warde Medical Laboratory and teaches residents at the University of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital.

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Added to the collection on Oct 06, 2008

'All's Well That Ends Well': Director John Neville-Andrews & Members of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival Cast Discuss and Perform Scenes from Their Upcoming Production

This event was held on July 14, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join us to discuss one of the greatest comedies in the English language with one of the premiere acting companies in the Midwest. At this special interactive discussion/performance, renowned director John Neville-Andrews will encourage the audience to suggest moods and emotions for the cast members of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival to bring to scenes of "All's Well That Ends Well." He will then direct the actors to follow the audience’s suggestions.

"All’s Well That Ends Well" is a romantic comedy with captivating themes of male versus female, society’s view of merit and rank, and the value of honor and integrity. It keenly exposes each audacious plot after plot, until it all ends well – or does it? This interactive event will feature Janet Haley as Countess Rossillion and Donna Dancho as Helena. Neville-Andrews will moderate.

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Added to the collection on Oct 06, 2008

Local Car Historian Bob Elton Presents A Brief History of Chrysler Corporation

This event was held on July 7, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The story of Chrysler Corporation is an epic story of bold, ambitious men, horrible mismanagement, bad luck, gritty perseverance and the will to never say die. Local car historian Bob Elton presents a fascinating introduction to this once great company. In today’s troubled times for the car business, it’s a story worth hearing. This event is held in conjunction with the Main Street Area Association’s July 11 Rolling Sculpture Car Show and cosponsored by the Main Street Area Association. Mr. Elton is one of the founders of the Rolling Sculpture Car Show.

Ten years ago, the Chrysler Corporation, then one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, ceased to exist. Swallowed up by a much smaller Daimler-Benz, it became merely a division of a German company. Today it’s the private preserve of a New York investment company.

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Added to the collection on Oct 06, 2008

Musican/Storyteller Bill Jamerson Presents A Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Michigan's Civilian Conservation Corps

This event was held on May 7, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal works program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, during the Great Depression. Bill Jamerson of Escanaba has spent years researching the Corps. In addition to performing, Jamerson will discuss his research and show a short clip from his award-winning PBS film, "Camp Forgotten: The CCC’s in Michigan." He will also read excerpts from his novel, "Big Shoulders," which has the Conservation Corps as its setting.

From 1933-42, over 100,000 young men, 17 - 25 years of age, enlisted in Michigan's CCC, planting over 484 million trees, fighting forest fires, restoring riverbanks, building lookout towers, roads, fish hatcheries and making countless other natural improvements to the environment.

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Added to the collection on Oct 06, 2008

Local Teacher Robin Frisch-Gleason Presents Antarctica and Climate Change: A Photographic Tour Through Antarctica and ANDRILL (the Antarctic Geologic Drilling Program).

This event was held on June 4, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Local elementary school teacher Robin Frisch-Gleason was selected to join a team of educators and scientists to travel to Antarctica last fall as part of the ARISE (Research Immersion for Science Educators) program to study Antarctica's role in global climate change. She led a room-packed discussion at the Library last July, before she began this expedition.

Robin returns to AADL to discuss her experience in Antarctica, including images and a discussion of ANDRILL, a program that gives a tremendous amount of information about how the climate of Antarctica has been changing over time.

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Added to the collection on Oct 03, 2008

Creating A Green Home: New/Remodel/Addition with Master Designer Michael Klement of Architectural Resource, LLC

This event was held on July 30, 2008 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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Learn what makes up the core of a green building project when Michael Klement, head of the award-winning design firm Architectural Resource, LLC, discusses innovations in residential architecture that incorporate green building practices and materials. Michael will also present visuals of projects illustrating green building principles. Reference and resource materials will be available.

Architectural Resource's work has been recognized with over 75 design awards in the last six years and has been featured in publications such as Old House Interiors, CNN/Money and Bungalow Colors. According to the USDOE, 21% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are contributed by the residential sector. Indoor air pollutants in our homes can often be four to five times as high as outdoor levels of the same irritants. Green home design and building addresses these issues by creating homes that perform significantly better than conventional homes.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2008

Germany's Greenest Mayor, Boris Palmer, Discusses Climate Change and Ann Arbor's Sister City of Tübingen

This event was held on May 13, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Boris Palmer is Germany's rising "green" star -- one of the future leaders of their Green Party. The 35 year-old mayor of Tübingen, a city rich in history, host to a famous European university and sister city of Ann Arbor since 1965, will visit Ann Arbor from May 10 - 16. He will head a delegation of Tübingen citizens here to learn about Ann Arbor's environmental politics and continue support for artists' exchanges between the two cities. During his first year in office, Mayor Palmer started an unprecedented climate protection campaign at the local level. Hear his ideas when he discusses climate change and the city.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2008

Gaming Expert Greg Trefry Discusses 'From Indie Games To Big Games'

This event was held on October 7, 2007 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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Greg Trefry is project manager and game designer for the Manhattan-based GameLab, where he has worked on developing such popular games as Egg vs. Chicken, Lego Fever and Out of Your Mind. He will discuss his experiences as a game designer and Big Games, in which players move around cities competing in ways that overlay with day-to-day urban life, such as his Payphone Warriors Game, in which teams try to seize control of Manhattan's forgotten payphones. Those at this event will have ample opportunities for questions - and get a chance to try some of GameLab's best titles!

Greg Trefry has worked on many popular indie games and is one of the founders of the Come Out & Play Festival, which brought highly creative, engrossing city-wide games to the streets of NYC (2006) and Amsterdam (2007). After studying English and fiction writing at Northwestern University, Greg moved into interaction and data design. While working at a financial information company and one day staring at a database diagram too long, he became obsessed with the ways information, systems and patterns create narrative and help people understand the world around them. From this psychosis, games were an obvious next step. Greg earned a Masters degree at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program where he focused a lot on games. The idea of rule sets grabbed hold of his brain and refused to let go, leading him to design experiments with everything from board games to large-scale urban games, like Payphone Warriors. He has spoken at conferences about location-based games and taught workshops on game design. He is currently obsessed with modern office folk games.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2008

Artistic Director Guy Sanville and Purple Rose Cast Members Discuss the New Play 'Sea of Fools'

This event was held on August 21, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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How do you create a play from a brand new script? Set in the height of the McCarthy era, Sea of Fools, penned by Michigan's own Matt Letscher, glimpses a company of actors who live in an elaborately-constructed fantasy world. The talented cast includes Guy Sanville. Hear Sanville and members of the cast discuss the transformation from the playwright's page to the performance stage! This event is scheduled to be broadcast live on Community Television Network, channel 18.

Guy Sanville celebrated his twelfth anniversary as Artistic Director of The Purple Rose Theatre Company on May 1st. He has directed over twenty productions for the company and has received the Detroit Free Press Excellence in Theatre Award for Best Director four times. Sanville has appeared in seven plays for the Rose, most recently as Brock in Born Yesterday and Stu in Boomtown.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2008

pictureAnn Arbor: Then And Now: Local Historian Grace Shackman Helps To Introduce New Library Service

This event was held on May 26, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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At this kick-off event for a new, innovative Library service, local historian and freelance columnist Grace Shackman discussed what you can learn from pictures past and present with an illustrated lecture of key moments in Ann Arbor history. AADL staff members then introduced and explain the new Library service, pictureAnnArbor.

As part of this project, the Library gathers pictures from the community to capture the images and create a digital collection of photos, that are easily web searchable, which reflect everyday life in the Ann Arbor community.

YOUR photos could be an important part of this project!!!

PictureAnnArbor is designed to:

-Increase awareness of the richness of our community's life

-Create a public resource for research and enjoyment

-Facilitate public awareness to unpublished materials

-Capture existing images in digital form

Take a look at everything that has been added since this event by going to pictureAnnArbor today.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2008

Lecture: Urban Planning Consultant Robert Gibbs Discusses Retail Economics and Downtown Ann Arbor

This event was held on September 8, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Mr. Gibbs, considered a leading urban planning consultant by many mayors, architects and shopping center developers, will discuss how downtown businesses can adopt some of the same business principles that have made malls so successful. This is the second of five public lectures by leaders in the modern movement to revitalize American cities. The series is cosponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Strategy Steering Committee.

Robert Gibbs, of Gibbs Planning Group in Birmingham, MI, has been profiled in such publications as Atlantic Monthly, Consumers Reports, the New York Times, Urban Land Institute and the Wall Street Journal. He has devoted the last twenty years to developing innovative, yet practical, methods for applying current trends in residential and commercial development to more than 300 town centers and historic cities across North America, the Pacific Rim, and the Caribbean.

For more information about this series, or for community visioning project updates, visit a2gov.org/downtown.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2008

Being Homeless In Washtenaw County: A Panel Discussion with the Washtenaw Housing Alliance

This event was held on November 1, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The Washtenaw Housing Alliance (WHA) is a unique coalition of ten non- profit organizations that serve those experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness. Come and learn from various service and housing providers across the community about the current state of homelessness in Washtenaw County, the innovative partnerships that have been created to address the need, and the next steps needed to reach their shared vision: to end homelessness in our community. Disturbing facts on homelessness in Washtenaw County: 2, 756 people will experience homelessness within a year in the county; 26% of these are families; 41 people in the county in any given week become homeless. The WHA and its member agencies have created a collaboration that harnesses the commitment, energy and resources of a major hospital system, the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, three major institutions of higher education, the private sector and the community at large to end homelessness in Washtenaw County.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2008

Other People's Skin: A Panel Discussion On Complexion and Race Identity

This event was held on February 19, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In conjunction with Black History Month, this program will delve into the issues regarding complexion, hair texture and racial identity. Authors/journalists Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper, both showcased in the new book "Other People’s Skin," will be joined by psychologist Dr. Gail Parker and activist Lila Cabbil. The group will offer tips on how to break free of same-race prejudices. "Other People's Skin" is a collection of four novellas focused on the self-hatred caused by intra-racial prejudice and the ongoing obsession with skin tone and hair texture. The event will include a book signing and books will be for sale at the presentation.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2008

Amy R. Singer, Founder, Editor and Publisher of the Online Knitting Magazine Knitty.com, Leads a No Sheep/Knitty® Knit-in!

This event was held on March 9, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Knitters unite: You know her from her knitty.com online magazine, and now Amy Singer will make a special AADL appearance! Amy will share knitting tips and tales from her infamous blogs and online musings. The event will include a booksigning (Amy’s popular titles include "No Sheep For You" and "Knit Wit"), with books for sale, courtesy of Nicola’s Books. Grab your yarn and arrive early for this one! Cosponsored by Busy Hands

In the fall of 2005, Knitty welcomed its ten-millionth visitor. Online, Knitty is famous for patterns like the thong knit from strings of red licorice (for the Sex and the Knitty issue) and the Clapotis drop-stitch bias knit scarf, seen on shoulders all over the world, and recently named "Pattern of the Year" by Knitter's Review.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2008

From Ewe To You: Farmers and Spinners Share Their Expertise On Wool and Its Local Production

This event was held on February 13, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Three fiber experts, Mary Underwood, Linda Koeppel and Neil Kentner, will share their expertise about producing yarn from the pasture to the finished product. These local spinners and farmers will present a fascinating overview of how fiber animals are raised, what makes a good fleece, and how and why to select various animal fibers for yarns. Learn how our textile-rich community can help you take advantage of locally produced fibers.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2008

Finding Local Food and Bringing It Home for Dinner: Supporting Our Farms

This event was held on May 22, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This panel discussion features exemplary local farmers and food experts who will discuss what they've learned about growing food, what they see for the future of food and why Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms are so important to the community. They will also highlight the creative ways in which local people in our community are buying, cooking and enjoying food that is produced close to home.

Panelists include Richard Andres and Deb Lentz (Tantre Farm); Kris Hirth (Old Pine Farm); Mary Wessel Walker (Community Farm Kitchen) and Victoria Bennett (a parent who found new ways to shop for food because of her son’s severe allergies). Cosponsored by Slow Foods Huron Valley

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Added to the collection on Aug 21, 2008

National Library Week Director's Program – Sustainability and Religion: Natural Partners or Uneasy Acquaintances

This event was held on April 12, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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National Library Week is April 12-20. Each year, AADL Director Josie Parker chooses a current topic of interest for the NLW Director's Program. This year the program is a panel discussion held in conjunction with the upcoming Earth Day/Sustainability lecture at Crisler Arena by the Dalai Lama. The distinguished panel will include Dr. Rolf Bouma, Pastor, Center for Faith and Scholarship/Campus Chapel (Christian Reformed), Ann Arbor; Sr. Paula Cathcart, Immaculate Heart of Mary/IHM, former member of the IHM Leadership Council, Monroe; Rabbi Robert D. Levy, Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor; and Gelek Rimpoche, Jewel Heart Tibetan Educational Center, Pittsfield Township. Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus James Crowfoot of the UM School of Natural Resources & Environment, will moderate the discussion, bringing his own experiences of teaching about sustainability and social change.

This interfaith dialog provides an opportunity to learn about what religions are doing and can do to address the threats of increasing environmental degradation, social violence, growing economic inequities, and other negative impacts of the industrial growth system. Religions and spirituality, along with science and other sources of knowledge and wisdom, can aid understanding of what is happening in our communities and world, and why certain changes are necessary to achieve sustainability.

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Added to the collection on Jul 22, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression, Diabetes and Diet

This event was held on March 4, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Depression can affect anyone. But several studies suggest that having diabetes may double your risk of also developing depression, compared to an individual who does not have diabetes. Whatever the cause, treatment of depression can help people to manage both diseases, thus enhancing the quality of life.

To provide greater understanding of the interactions between depression and diabetes, Dr. John D. Piette, PhD, Assoc. Professor, UM Dept. of Internal Medicine, will present a brief overview of research findings on the co-occurrence of depression and diabetes. This will be followed by audience questions and a panel discussion with Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center; Joseph Himle, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and School of Social Work; and Cecilia Sauter MS, RD, CDE, Program Director, Diabetes Self-Management Education, Center for Cardiology & Diabetes. This event is scheduled to be broadcast live on Community Television Network, Channel 18. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

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Added to the collection on Jul 22, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression and Cancer

This event was held on April 22, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Millions of Americans of all ages are living with a current or past diagnosis of cancer. People who face a cancer diagnosis will experience many stresses and emotional upheavals. Still, not everyone with cancer becomes depressed. However, depression, in those who have experienced it before the diagnosis of cancer or who develop it after a cancer diagnosis, may impact the course of cancer and the person's ability to participate in treatment.

Michelle Riba, M.D., Director of the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center PsychOncology Program, and Associate Chair for Integrated Medicine and Psychiatry Services, UM Dept. of Psychiatry, will present a brief overview of research findings on the co-occurrence of depression and cancer. This will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with expert panelists. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

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Added to the collection on Jul 03, 2008

Ann Arbor's Levi Meeuwenberg Discusses His Recent Appearance on G4's American Ninja Challenge, His Trip To Japan, and His Passion for Freerunning

This event was held on June 9, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Levi has been a freerunner in a Mountain Dew commercial, a stunt double in a K-Swiss commercial, and performed freerunning in Madonna's 2006 "Confessions World Tour" and in her "Jump" music video. Most recently, he was chosen as one of two competitors to travel to Japan to compete on the 20th session of the famed competition show "Ninja Warrior" (aired May 18 in the U.S.). Meet Levi in person and get an inside look at the popular G4 network show, hear his account of his trip to Japan and learn about his love of freerunning.

Levi was introduced to the sport/art/discipline of freerunning early in its development in the U.S. He has begun a freerunning class at his hometown gym and currently assists in running the Michigan Parkour Club in Ann Arbor.

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Added to the collection on Jun 20, 2008

An Evening with Cokie Roberts As She Discusses Her New Book "Ladies Of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation"

This event was held on May 19, 2008 at Michigan Theater

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Cokie Roberts covers Congress, politics and public policy for ABC News and serves as Senior News Analyst for National Public Radio, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than ten years. AADL is honored to host an evening with the award-winning journalist at the Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty in Ann Arbor. In her best-selling book "Founding Mothers," Roberts paid homage to the women who helped establish our nation. In "Ladies of Liberty," (Morrow; on sale April 8, 2008) she continues the story of more remarkable women and their achievements in moving the fledgling nation forward, from 1796 to 1828. The event includes a book signing, with books for sale courtesy of Borders. There is no charge for admission. Cosponsored by Michigan Radio.

In her more than thirty years in broadcasting, Ms. Roberts has won many awards, including two Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting.

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Added to the collection on May 30, 2008

National Library Week: Censorship with Banned Book Author Nancy Garden and ALA's Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair Kent Oliver

This event was held on April 14, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Are books and the right to read still under attack? This discussion of book and library material banning issues will feature Nancy Garden, winner of the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award for her work defending her novel "Annie On My Mind" from an attempt to ban it from libraries in a Kansas school district, and Kent Oliver, Chair of the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee. A book signing will follow, with books for sale courtesy of Shaman Drum Bookshop.

In 1993, Annie On My Mind was banned by the Olathe School District and burned in demonstrations. The issue became a First Amendment lawsuit when a group of teens and parents sued to have the book returned to library shelves. In 1995, a federal judge ruled in their favor.

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Added to the collection on May 06, 2008

Panel Discussion: From the Farm to Your Fork – Why Local Food Can Make Us Healthier, Happier and More Secure

This event was held on February 18, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Food is powerful! We need to eat every single day and the choices that we make determine how our world is used. Among the most powerful things we can do to create a secure community and a healthy family is to eat and buy locally grown and produced food. This event spotlights our community, and features local farmers Annie Elder and Paul Bantle, chef Alex Young (chef and co-owner of Zingerman's Roadhouse), dietician Ruth Blackburn, and UM research scientist Dr. Catherine Badgley.

This program is cosponsored by Slow Food Huron Valley, an organization that identifies culinary artisans and local producers who engage in sustainable agriculture and are committed to the viability of the land.

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Added to the collection on Apr 21, 2008

The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair: How The 2006 Artists Were Selected

This event was held on June 28, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Each year the Street Art Fair (the Original art fair in Ann Arbor) receives a thousand or more applications from artists across the country. How are these entries winnowed down to fill the 175 spaces at the Fair? Find out at this special event with Festival Executive Director Shary Brown and jurors Julia Gleich, Jill Ault, and Tom Venner. They will discuss and demonstrate a new technology process, zapplication, used to select this year's artists. Through the keen eye of excellent jurors, and with the help of AADL's techno-experts, the artists' works were viewed earlier this year and selected for the upcoming 2006 Art Fair. See a mock jury and get a sneak peek at the work of some of the artists who will be participating in the 2006 Street Art Fair, cosponsors of this event.

The Fair uses the newest process, zapplication, which allows artists to register on-line and send digital images of their artwork to the jury instead of the previous method--old 35mm slides. The Street Art Fair partners with the Library for this process (AADL techno-staff equip jurors with the necessary computers to access the images) and the several-day jurying process results in a spectacular selection of award-winning artists from across the country.

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Added to the collection on Apr 21, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum: Understanding Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adults

This event was held on November 13, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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A chronic illness with unstable and unpredictable moods, bipolar disorder can be devastating for individuals and families. Learn about the latest research advances in this illness when Melvin McInnis, MD, FRCPsych, Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression from the UM Depression Center, will lead a panel discussion with specialists, with a presentation by David Rosenberg, MD, a specialist in pediatric bipolar disorder and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Chair of Child Psychiatry, Wayne State University. Other panelists include Neera Ghaziuddin, MD, Asst. Professor of Psychiatry and Vivien Hsu, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, both of the Center, and Rich Dopp, MD, Clinical Lecturer, UM Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center The Bright Nights Community Forums are open to the public and there is no charge for attendance. For more information on the UM Depression Center, please visit the Depression Center website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Apr 21, 2008

Understanding Bipolar Disorder With Experts From the University of Michigan

This event was held on March 29, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Bipolar disorder can be a devastating illness, for both individuals and families. It is a chronic illness with unstable and unpredictable moods. However, the positive news is that bipolar disorder is treatable, and new research advances are underway. Dr. Melvin McInnis, a specialist in bipolar disorders from the UM Depression Center, will present a brief overview of the illness from a clinical and genetic perspective. A panel discussion will follow, with specialists Drs. Jon-Kar Zubieta, Cheryl King, and Juan Lopez from the Depression Center. They will be joined by Kathy Schoof, Clinical Social Worker in Psychiatry at the UM Depression Center, and Dr. Shabnum Sheikh from St. Joseph Mercy Behavioral Services. All panelists will be available for questions.

The 2006 Read encourages individuals to explore Revolutions in Science -- the people, theories, explanations and discoveries that challenged our thinking and changed the world -- by promoting civic dialogue through the shared experience of one book. A selection committee of community representatives, students and educators in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area chose Jonathan Weiner's The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time as the focus of Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2006. Copies of the book are available at all Ann Arbor District Library sites and at area bookstores. For more information on Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads events, visit the website aareads.org.

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Added to the collection on Apr 21, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum with UM Depression Center: Anxiety Disorders: Panic and Phobias

This event was held on September 25, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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About 40 million adults in America suffer from anxiety disorders. Anxiety can become debilitating when it is excessive and irrational and when it leads to overly restrictive avoidance of things we really need to be able to do. James Abelson, MD, PhD, a professor in the UM Dept. of Psychiatry and Director of the Depression Center's Anxiety Disorders Program, will present a brief overview of research findings on panic, anxiety, and phobias and their connections to depression. This will be followed by questions from the audience with a panel discussion including Joe Himle, PhD, MSW, Assoc. Director of the Anxiety Disorders Program, Pam Schweitzer, RN, NP, MS, a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the Anxiety Disorders Program, and Laura Nisenson, PhD, a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in Ann Arbor. This event is scheduled to be broadcast live on Community Television Network, Channel 18.

Effective treatments for anxiety attacks, including medications and specific types of psychotherapy, are available. However, many sufferers do not receive the most effective available treatments. Anxiety disorders very frequently co-occur with depression, and the anxiety often cannot be successfully treated unless the depression is treated as well. Fortunately, there are now medications that can simultaneously treat both anxiety and depression. For more information on the UM Depression Center, please visit the Depression Center website at depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Apr 18, 2008

Pamela Lewis, One of the Nation's Leading Voice-Over Actresses: Talking Funny for Money!

This event was held on September 25, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Learn about the creative and lucrative end of the voice-over business and be entertained at the same time! As a leading voice-over artist, you've heard Pamela in everything from cartoons, Hershey's commercials and Nintendo games to prestigious films such as Cold Mountain, Primary Colors and The Manchurian Candidate. Pamela will also invite audience participation! This event includes a booksigning with copies of her CD workshop book available for purchase.

Pamela lives in Ann Arbor, but works out of New York. She has extensive experience in dubbing foreign films and has done looping and promo work for such TV series as Frazier and Homicide, in addition to HBO, Comedy Central and the Disney Channel. Pamela has long been established as one of the voice-over industry's most respected cartoon/character/looping coaches and travels nationwide with her very popular Talking Funny for Money workshops.

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Added to the collection on Apr 18, 2008

Panel Discussion Hosted By UMS President Ken Fischer: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Royal Shakespeare Company

This event was held on October 30, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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AADL is very pleased to present UMS President Ken Fischer in discussion with leaders from the RSC's production and education departments about managing this major company and why Ann Arbor has become a favorite location for the RSC. Panelists include Jeremy Adams, RSC Producer; Virginia Grainger, Learning Project Manager; Richard Clayton, RSC Company Manager; and members of the UMS staff. The 2006 Royal Shakespeare Company Residency is presented by the University Musical Society.

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Added to the collection on Apr 18, 2008

Dr. Richard Solomon Poses the Question - Does ADHD Really Exist?

This event was held on February 8, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Richard Solomon, MD explores the reasons for the dramatic increase in the diagnosis of ADHD and the use of stimulant medications. He is a board certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician with 20 years experience in working with children and adolescents with school difficulties including problems with attention and learning.

Using humor, common sense and the latest scientific evidence, Dr. Solomon presents a comprehensive, individualized approach that values the child's sense of self esteem and love of learning, not just getting good grades. He will describe dozens of ways, other than medications, to help children learn.

Dr. Solomon has recently been recognized as one of the best developmental/behavioral pediatricians in Michigan by HOUR Detroit magazine (October, 2004) and was interviewed this year on the topic of ADHD by Charity Nebbie of Michigan Radio, NPR.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Children with Disabilities Committee on the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has had a long and distinguished career in academia, focusing on child abuse prevention, pain control for children with cancer and interventions for children with autism.

He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Michigan and is the medical director of The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (www.aacenter.org).

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Added to the collection on Apr 08, 2008

Meet the eBay Lady!

This event was held on April 30, 2005 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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EBay enthusiasts - or those who are just curious about eBay - come to the Library to meet Birmingham's Donna Klein, the eBay Lady! AADL is pleased to host Ms. Klein when she stops by to share her eBay secrets of success.

"I am the eBay lady. That's a great description of me. Every time I log on, it's an adventure. There is absolutely nothing in the world you can't find on eBay, and there is absolutely nothing in the world you can't sell there," says Donna.

This program, loaded with eBay tidbits, will be interactive with the audience. Donna will offer tips and display items. There will be many opportunities for audience questions and answers.

Donna was so successful selling items on eBay, her friends and relatives ecouraged her to share her knowledge. She began teaching her techniques at classes at the Birmingham Community House. She now conducts a variety of eBay classes.

Donna holds a B.A. from Kalamazoo College and an MBA in Finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago.

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Guy Sanville, Artistic Director of the Purple Rose Theatre Company, Discusses the Art of Directing

This event was held on July 28, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In this program celebrating the performing arts, Guy will discuss the art of directing, specifically the current production of 'Honus and Me' and the upcoming premiere of Jeff Daniel's new play 'Escanaba In Love.' Guy Sanville celebrated his eleventh anniversary as Artistic Director of The Purple Rose Theatre Company on May 1st. He has directed over twenty productions for the company and has received the Detroit Free Press Excellence in Theatre Award for Best Director four times.

Guy Sanville has appeared in seven plays for the Rose, most recently as Brock in Born Yesterday and Stu in Boomtown. He is a proud member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. He also currently serves as Great Lakes Regional Vice President of the Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas. The Purple Rose production of Honus and Me is the Midwest premiere of the play. A magical family comedy, this play, which runs through September 2, tells the story of a little league player who finds the most valuable baseball card in the world. Escanaba In Love is the long-awaited sequel to Jeff Daniel's Escanaba in Da Moonlight and will have its world premiere run at the Purple Rose from September 28 through December 23. Featuring a cast of wacky characters this 11th play by the actor/playwright is sure to be a hilarious hit.

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Added to the collection on Apr 07, 2008

Panel Discussion: Five Years Ago: 9/11 Survivors and Families

This event was held on September 20, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of 9/11 and in conjunction with the National Traveling Exhibit New York, September 11 by Magnum Photographers, this panel includes parents who all lost children on 9/1l. Adele Welty, John and Bev Titus, Pat Whalen, and Marilyn Rosenthal will reflect on the tragedy and its implications on their lives. Library Director Josie Parker will moderate.

Adele Welty, of New York, is the mother of Firefighter Timothy Welty, lost in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. She is a retired geriatric social worker, and a member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an advocacy organization founded by family members of victims of the September 11th attacks on the United States. Ms. Welty has traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia, Madrid, Afghanistan, and Jordan to meet with people affected by violence and war in the spirit of our common humanity, and to extend to them the same compassion that 9/11 families received from people around the world. John and Bev Titus' 28 year-old daughter Alicia was a flight attendant on UAL Flight 175. The Titus' are from Dexter, Michigan, and are also members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Mr. Titus has worked in higher education for 20 years and Mrs. Titus is on the faculty at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. Pat Whalen of Canton, Michigan lost her daugter Meredith on 9/11. Meredith worked at a private investment firm located in the North Tower of the WTC. Marilyn Rosenthal's son Josh died in the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Dr. Rosenthal lives in Ann Arbor and is professor, medical sociologist and director of the Program in Health Policy Studies at UM-Dearborn. She is an Associate Director of the UM medical school's Program in Society and Medicine, coordinating the UM Forum on Health Policy since 1994.

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Dr. Angela Fagerlin Discusses 'Pulling the Plug on Living Wills'

This event was held on May 4, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The recent events surrounding the case of Terri Schiavo have caused concern around the nation over living wills, end of life issues and legal rights. A March Ann Arbor News front page story highlighted this case and cited studies by UM researcher Angela Fagerlin which point to the absolute failure of living wills to protect an individual's wishes in an end of life situation.

For this event, Dr. Fagerlin will discuss the findings of her studies - that "there is little correlation between having a living will and getting what you want... The living will has failed and it is time to say so."

Join us for a fascinating discussion of a controversial and complex issue.

Angela Fagerlin is a research investigator for UM Internal Medicine & the Program for Improving Health Care Decisions. She received her B.A. in English and Psychology from Hope College, and her Ph.D. in Experimental (Cognitive) Psychology from Kent State University.

Fagerlin's research includes studies of medical decision-making and risk communication. She is a co- author of a research article in the Hastings Center Report entitled "Enough: The Failure of the Living Will."

Her careful research has determined that "living wills have passed from controversy, to converted wisdom, to widely promoted policy. But, the policy has not produced results and should be abandoned."

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Long Distance Swimmer Liz Elling Discusses Her July Swim Down The Huron River

This event was held on June 14, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Elling will be joined by Laura Rubin, Exe. Director of the Huron River Watershed Council, when they discuss Liz's upcoming July marathon swim to raise awareness about fresh water resources. Liz proved her mettle in a swim around the Leelanau Peninsula in 2001. This summer, she will take on an even bigger challenge: swimming the length of the Huron River, about 125 miles, including stops in communities along the way. Learn more about Liz's personal mission to protect our lakes, rivers and streams, and what you can do. This event will be taped for future broadcast on Community Television Network. Cosponsored by the Huron River Watershed Council

Starting July 7 at Proud Lake, Liz will swim the 125-mile length of the Huron River, finishing at Lake Erie on July 21. The Huron River Watershed Council is the first and oldest river protection group in Michigan. Founded in 1965 as a public, non-profit organization, the Council is a coalition of Huron Valley residents, businesses and local governments established under Michigan's Local River Management Act (253 P.A. 1964). Since its formation, the Council has grown to be a respected voice for protection of the Huron River and its tributary streams, lakes wetlands and groundwater.

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Added to the collection on Apr 04, 2008

The Design Police: Regulating the City without Stifling Creativity

This event was held on October 27, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This last in a series of public lectures concerning the future of downtown Ann Arbor, will center on urban planning and feature a lecture by Brenda Scheer. A panel discussion will follow, with local architect Damian Farrell, planner Megan Gibb and developer Bernie Glieberman. Moderated by UM Architecture Dean Douglas S. Kelbaugh, the panel will discuss types, as well as pros and cons, of design guidelines and codes. The series is cosponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Strategy Steering Committee.

Both suburban sprawl, with its arterial strips and endless cul-de-sac subdivisions, and urban blight, with its hollowed out urban centers, have degraded the physical environment of our communities. Many communities have tried to resist and reverse this trend with design guidelines and codes. Come join this community discussion. For visioning project updates, visit www.a2gov.org/downtown.

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UM Professor of Law Rick Hills Discusses Housing and Zoning

This event was held on October 20, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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At this third in a series of public lectures to create a vision for downtown Ann Arbor, Rick Hills, UM Professor of Law will discuss the history of zoning, suggesting how traditional ordinances can interfere with vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtowns. The series, featuring highly respected leaders in the modern movement to revitalize American cities, is cosponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Strategy Steering Committee.

From its inception in 1916, zoning ordinances have been used primarily for two purposes -- to protect neighborhoods from change of any sort and to segregate low-value uses from high-value uses. Traditional zoning ordinances tend to prevent policy-makers from increasing the residential densities of downtown retail areas, even when the overall population of a commutershed radically increases. The zoning process also tends to privilege the opponents of change, giving them powerful legal weapons to prevent the increased densities and mixed uses that promote livable downtowns.

Mr. Hill will outline how reforms of the zoning process can go a long way towards creating downtown districts where people can both live and work in a socially lively, culturally rich setting.

For more information on this community visioning project, visit www.a2gov.org/downtown.

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Added to the collection on Apr 03, 2008

Stuntman 101: For Stage and Screen With Expert Christopher Barbeau

This event was held on February 11, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Stunt work starts with being able to fight safely and effectively. This course provides a basic introduction to safe techniques including punches, blocks, slaps, kicks and falls. With over 30 years of stage and film experience and over 350 production credits, workshop leader, Christopher Barbeau will lead this unique workshop. No previous experience is necessary - comfortable clothing and athletic shoes required.

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Antarctica: A Photographic & Geologic Journey

This event was held on July 11, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Take a photographic journey through Antarctica when Robin shares stories and images of her geological field work on the frozen continent. She will also discuss the natural history of this spectacular land and her upcoming trip to study Antarctica's role in global climate change. Robin was recently selected to join a team of educators and scientists to return to Antarctica as part of the ARISE (Research Immersion for Science Educators) program. She will be on "the ice" from early October through early December doing a geophysical study of the Ross Sea area and working on cores drilled below the sea ice.

The goals of the Research Immersion for Science Educators program are to raise public awareness about Antarctic scientific drilling and to integrate polar geoscience content into a range of learning environments.

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Added to the collection on Apr 02, 2008

Jazz 101: Modern Jazz with Mark Clague, Asst. Professor of Musicology, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance

This event was held on February 11, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In the second of the four-part series, Jazz 101, Professor Mark Clague will discuss modern jazz. This lecture is held in conjunction with the Feb. 16 University Musical Society performance by Ahmad Jamal at Hill Auditorium. Jazz 101 is a collaboration of UMS, UM School of Music, Theatre and Dance, WEMU, UM Department of Jazz, and AADL.

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Added to the collection on Apr 01, 2008

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Lecture: Revolutionary Scientists: The Legacy of Albert Einstein

This event was held on March 8, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In 1905, trained in physics and mathematics, Albert Einstein took an office job because he could not find a teaching position. That year, he published three papers detailing revolutionary theories related to space and time, quantum mechanics, and the existence of atoms. The ideas would rock the foundations of science. Join Dr. Zurbuchen as he, through a fascinating audio-visual presentation, carries us back to 1905, when Einstein changed the scientific world forever.

Prof. Zurbuchen has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He is now Professor at the U-M, focusing on broad areas such as Space Science and Exploration, enabling Astrophysics from Space. He is a recent winner of the US Presidential Early Career Award. The 2006 Read encourages individuals to explore Revolutions in Science -- the people, theories, explanations and discoveries that challenged our thinking and changed the world -- by promoting civic dialogue through the shared experience of one book. A selection committee of community representatives, students and educators in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area chose Jonathan Weiner's The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time as the focus of Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2006. Copies of the book are available at all Ann Arbor District Library sites and at area bookstores. For more information on Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads events, visit the website aareads.org.

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Working Together: the Arab and Jewish Women of Ann Arbor's Zeitouna

This event was held on February 7, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Zeitouna is a local group composed of six Arab and six Jewish women from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. All are American citizens. They are a dialogue group and, over the past two years, have found ways to discuss the Middle East, including their own personal stories and the politics of peace. They named their group Zeitouna, Arabic for olive - both the fruit and the tree.

Zeitouna's stated mission is "to embody and promote the peaceful and just coexistence of Arab and Jewish peoples through connection, trust, empathy and actions focused on the creation of a sustainable future for Palestine and Israel.

At this special program, members Wadad Abed, Irene Butter, Huda Karaman, and Laurie White discuss their own stories as well as Zeitouna's challenges and achievements.

Come learn how this powerful local group has made inroads in dialogue and understanding of cultures.

Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Reads is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book.

Library, University and community representatives from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti have modeled the read after the previous two reads which focused on the books Abraham Lincoln's DNA (in 2003) and 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race (in 2004).

In 2005, the program will encourage readers of all ages to explore the Cultural Treasures of the Middle East - its many shared and diverse histories, memories and traditions of creative expressions. A selection committee of community leaders, students and educators in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area chose Amin Maalouf's Leo Africanus, translated by Peter Sluglett, as the focus of Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2005. This is the first time a work of fiction has been chosen for the Read. Written in the form of a memoir, Leo Africanus explores Islam and Christendom through the fictional adventures of a real-life Arab traveler and geographer.

Copies of the book are available at all Ann Arbor District Library sites and at area bookstores.

For more information about Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads, check out the website at www.aareads.org.

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Added to the collection on Mar 31, 2008

Car & Driver Editor-in-Chief, Csaba Csere Discusses the Future of the Car: What Will We Drive

This event was held on July 7, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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What fuel will the cars of the future use cars use? What will they be made out of? Will they drive themselves? These are all topics Csaba will explore in this fascinating discussion, which will leave much time for audience questions.

What will we be driving in the next decade? Find out in this program held in conjunction with the Rolling Sculpture Car Show, co-sponsored by the Main Street Area Association.

Csaba Csere has been writing about cars since he joined Car and Driver magazine as its Technical Editor in 1980. He has specialized in stories about technical issues and first-person experiences in various competition machines ranging from NASCAR stockers to Formula 1 cars. In the process, he has managed to snag rides in professional rallies, off-road races, and countless road races-including fifteen 24-hour events. He has even achieved the dubious distinction of performing an automotive back flip at over 200 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Outside of Car and Driver, Csaba has appeared as an authority on automotive issues ranging from product design to safety to energy policy in venues ranging from the United States Senate to virtually every national television and radio news program.

Csaba became Editor-in-Chief in 1993 and directs his energy towards strengthening Car and Driver's position as the world's largest circulation and foremost automotive magazine, while integrating Car and Driver's TV, Internet, and radio extensions.

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Added to the collection on Mar 31, 2008

Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Reads Event - Travel to the Heart of 'The Beak of the Finch' - the Galapagos Islands

This event was held on February 2, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The Galapagos Islands are the habitat for some of the world's most unusual animals and plants, many found nowhere else. Will Weber, owner of Journeys International, will lead us on a tour of this unique area. Joan and Will Weber of Ann Arbor founded Journeys International in 1978 while they were UM graduate students. They are also directors of the non-profit Earth Preservation Fund, an organization supporting conservation and community development projects in Journeys International destinations.

Will Weber has been a Nepal Peace Corps Volunteer, a high school math and science teacher, and a conservation officer in the Nepal National Parks. He participated in the original survey and development work which led to Mt. Everest, Langtang and Chitwan National Parks. The book chosen for the 2006 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads, The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time by Jonathan Weiner, chronicles the work of scientists Rosemary and Peter Grant on the Galapogos Islands. This year's read focuses on Revolutions in Science: the people, theories, explanations and discoveries that challenged our thinking and changed the world. AADL will present a multitude of topical programs from through March in conjunction with the 2006 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads.

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Chocolate Lovers! Demonstration and Tasting with the Experts at Zingerman's

This event was held on February 10, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Taste amazing chocolates with the experts at Zingerman's and learn about making chocolate - from the bean to the bar. Arrive early -- space is limited!

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Added to the collection on Feb 18, 2008

The Ethics of Crisis: What Counts As Fair Treatment During a Public Health Disaster? Cosponsored by UM Office of the President, Ethics in Public Life Initiative

This event was held on November 28, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Katrina. 9/11. SARS. Public health disasters come in many forms but all bring with them a sudden, often massive increase in health needs. Who should be vaccinated first if a pandemic strikes? Should stockpiling of supplies be permitted by those other than public or community health organizations? Who receives scarce intensive care beds or - in extreme scarcity - any medical treatment at all? How will Americans react to being told to wait their turn? Dr. Susan Dorr Goold, Assoc. Prof. of Internal Medicine and Health Management and Policy, and Director, Bioethics Program at UM, will moderate a panel discussion of experts in public health, disaster preparedness, and ethics of resource allocation during times of panic, turbulence and often extreme scarcity. Panelists will include Bruce A. Cadwallender, Director, Safety & Emergency Management, UM Hospitals & Health Centers; Ellen J. Clement, Director, Washtenaw County Health Department; Peter D. Jacobson, Professor of Health Management & Policy; and Howard Markel, Director, Center for the History of Medicine.

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Added to the collection on Feb 18, 2008

The Many Villages of Mexico with Stephanie Schneiderman of Tia Stephanie Tours

This event was held on December 6, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Mexico -- a country so close, yet whose customs are so different from ours; a country that is much more than its beaches. Using many colorful photographs and anecdotes from past journeys, you can visit this intriguing country through Stephanie's eyes. Tia Stephanie Tours designs and leads small group cultural journeys to Mexico, focusing on folk art, people and customs, pre-Hispanic civilizations, flora and fauna. Stephanie will provide an introduction to the landmarks, cultural traditions and beauty that is Mexico. Tia Stephanie Tours combines education with off-the-path itineraries and is designed to build greater understanding and appreciation of the richness and complexity of Mexico and the Mexican people. Schneiderman was born in Havana, grew up in Mexico City, lived in and studied in Miami and went to Graduate School in Phoenix. She has a BA in Political Science/International Relations, a Certificate in Latin American/Caribbean Studies from Florida International University, and a Masters Degree in International Management. Stephanie has traveled extensively throughout Mexico and, given her fluency in Spanish, has gained access to many off-the-path locations and communities.

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Added to the collection on Jan 11, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum with UM Depression Center: Women's Health & Depression

This event was held on April 3, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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To provide greater understanding of the connections between women's health and depression throughout the life span, the UM Depression Center and AADL present this forum in collaboration with the UM Women's Health Program. Sheila Marcus, MD, Clinical Assoc. Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and Depression Center, Section Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Medical Director of the Women's Perinatal and Mood Disorders Program, will present a brief overview of the latest clinical findings on depression in women throughout the life span, then moderate a panel discussion of medical specialists. A question and answer session will be included. Panelists will include: Heather Flynn, PhD, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School; Helen C. Kales, MD, Asst. Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry, Medical Director of the Geriatric Depression Program at UM Depression Center, Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; Yolanda R. Smith, MD, MS, Assoc. Professor, UM Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Emily Gutman, LMSW, CSW, UM Hospitals and Health Centers. Research has shown that more women than men experience depression and about 23% of women experience depression at some point in their lives. Particular life stages and biological phases may contribute to this increased risk. For example, women may be at greater risk for depression when their estrogen levels change, such as following the birth of a child and at the end of the menstrual cycle.

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Added to the collection on Jan 11, 2008

College Night with John Boshoven, Debbie Merion & Geraldine Markel

This event was held on September 17, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Finding and paying for the college that FITS, writing those pesky essays, and taking those pesky tests--we've got you covered! Spend an informative evening with local college application experts. Community High's college prep counselor John Boshoven and Deb Merion, the founder of Essay Coaching, will be joined by performance coach Geraldine Markel at this event for parents and teens. Take the edge off the search and application process!

John B. Boshoven, MA, MSW, LPC, is Past President of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling. He is the Counselor for Continuing Education at Ann Arbor's Community High School, Director of College Counseling at the Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit and has a private college counseling practice. Debbie Eisenberg Merion, BA, MSW, is the founder of Essay Coaching (essaycoaching.com), which conducts college essay writing workshops and provides creative, personalized, goal-oriented essay coaching for individuals. She is a former college English instructor with 25 years of professional writing experience and 50 publications. Geraldine Markel, PhD is creator of Managing Your Mind Coaching & Seminars (managingyourmind.com). She is a performance coach specializing in helping students attain academic success on tests and in the classroom. She is the co-author of several books, including Peterson's Parent's Guide to the SAT & ACT: Practical Advice to Help You and Your Teen, Helping Adolescents with ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Ready-to Use Tips, Techniques, and Checklists for School Success, and Finding Your Focus: Practical Strategies for the Everyday Challenges Facing Adults with ADD. Dr. Markel will provide simple but powerful techniques for preparing for high-stakes tests. Tips for adolescents with ADD and/or learning disabilities will be included.

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Added to the collection on Jan 11, 2008

Google Comes to Ann Arbor: Grady Burnett, Head of Google's New Ann Arbor Office, Discusses The Company's Plan For Growth

This event was held on November 30, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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AADL is pleased to welcome Grady Burnett, head of Online Sales and Operations at Google's Ann Arbor office, in a discussion about Google's decision to open the office and its plans for growth. The Ann Arbor office will support Google's AdWords advertising program. Mr. Burnett will highlight a few of Google's recent initiatives and take questions. He will also be joined by Ben Bunnell, Library Partnerships Manager of Google's Book Search team, through which Google plans to digitize millions of books from libraries. Grady Burnett is responsible for hiring, customer service, account management and sales efforts supporting the Google AdWords advertising program. Prior to building this office, Grady managed the national agency team at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA. In addition to his career in advertising and management, Grady was a professional tennis player for 3 years. He is a UM grad and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Ben Bunnell joined Google in 2002. In Google Book Search's early days, he helped set up Google's digitization operation for UM. He holds a BA from Virginia Commonwealth University and Master's degrees in Library Science and Business from UM, whose School of Information recently named him "Outstanding Recent Graduate."

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Ann Arbor Police Lieutenant Michael Logghe Discusses True Crimes In Ann Arbor & Anecdotes from the AAPD, then Assists in Unveiling the New aadl.org Feature 'Ann Arbor Police Department Online History Exhibit'

This event was held on April 24, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Listen to fascinating anecdotes of the Ann Arbor Police Department, then learn about this new aadl.org exhibit. A joint project of AADL and AAPD, the Online History Exhibit contains more than 200 images of Police Department history, including photos of the earliest officers, marshals, vintage cars and cityscapes. See the new Online History site unveiled and demonstrated. The site will then be accessible through aadl.org. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about our police department and this new, easily accessible online resource. The Ann Arbor Police Department Online History Exhibit also contains histories and narratives of the AAPD. Want to know how the Ann Arbor police shooting range was developed? Or who was the police chief in the 1970s? This is the new online source for that information. Lt. Michael Logghe has been a member of the Ann Arbor Police Department for twenty years. He grew up in Roseville, Michigan and received his BA in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University.

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Added to the collection on Jan 08, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum: Winter Blues presented by UM Depression Center

This event was held on January 11, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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With winter upon us, many dread the coming months of short gloomy days and cloudy weeks. This is Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. At this event, Dr. Melvin McInnis from the UM Depression Center will discuss recent research of SAD and focus on treatment options, including light therapy. He will then be joined by UM Depression Center colleagues Dr. John Greden and Dr. Randy Nesse, and local practicing psychiatrist Dr. Tom Zelnik, for a panel discussion and question/answer session with the audience.

This event is part of the Library's Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2006 program, which focuses on the theme Revolutions In Science.

While this panel discussion is part of the Library's January - March Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program, it also marks the beginning of a series of community discussions with the UM Depression Center. Set to occur 3 more times throughout 2006, these discussions, entitled Bright Nights, will offer an opportunity for community members to obtain up-to-date information on a variety of topics related to depression.

For more information about Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads, visit the website at aareads.org.

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Added to the collection on Jan 08, 2008

John Bowditch of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Discusses Edison & Tesla: Inventors as Icons

This event was held on June 21, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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It's the 25th anniversary of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum! In celebration, and in conjunction with the Library's Figure It Out summer reading program, AADL and AAHOM are hosting several science lectures at the downtown Library. In the first lecture, nationally-known Edison expert John Bowditch will discuss two great inventors of the 20th century. Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison are known not only for their inventions, but also for their intense rivalry. This event will be taped for future broadcast on Community Television Network. A 25th Anniversary Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Historical Exhibit will be displayed in the lower level of the Library through July 21. John Bowditch is the current Director of Exhibits at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. He has also served as Curator of Industry at Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village for 21 years and as the Director of the Lowell Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. A published author, Bowditch has appeared on the BBC and History Channel as an expert on Thomas Edison. Additional science lectures in this series will take place in July.

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Bright Nights Community Forum with UM Depression Center: Sleep and Depression

This event was held on October 24, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Sleep affects the well-being of all people. Because sleep can profoundly impact those suffering with depression, it is necessary to understand how sleep problems can be managed to make the treatment of depression more effective. Dr. Roseanne Armitage, Director of the UM Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory, will present a brief overview describing how sleep and depression interact and information on the latest sleep and depression research underway at UM. This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with Dr. J. Todd Arnedt and Dr. Elizabeth Young from the UM Depression Center, and Dr. Ronald Chervin, Director of the UM Sleep Disorders Center. This program is the fourth in the Bright Nights series, cosponsored by the UM Depression Center. The UM Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory is a research laboratory that investigates sleep and biological rhythm regulation from childhood through adulthood. The laboratory has a strong interest in the biological risk factors for depression, how major depressive disorder affects the sleep of both children and adults, and whether sleep-focused interventions can help to improve depression treatment. For more information on the Center, please visit their website at www.depressioncenter.org.

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression: Seasons & Reasons - A Closer Look at Seasonal Affective Disorder

This event was held on January 30, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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With shorter winter days and less sunlight, many find themselves feeling unhappy, with low energy, problems with sleep and appetite, and reduced concentration. Why does the change in seasons bring on depression, and what can be done to prevent and treat it? Dr. John Greden, Exec. Director, UM Depression Center, and Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry, will present an overview of the latest SAD research, then lead a panel discussion with Neera Ghaziuddin, MD, Assoc. Prof. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School, J. Todd Arnedt, PhD, Clinical Asst. Prof., Sleep and Chronophysiology Lab, UM Dept. of Psychiatry, and Bruce Gimbel, MD, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. A question and answer session will follow. Bright Nights is open to the public and there is no charge for attendance. For more information, please visit the Depression Center website at depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Eating Disorders & Depression presented by UM Depression Center

This event was held on March 6, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, eating disorders are not caused by a failure of will or behavior; rather, they are real, treatable medical illnesses which frequently occur with psychiatric disorders such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. Dr. David S. Rosen, UM Prof. of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Clinical Prof. of Internal Medicine, UM Depression Center, will present an overview of the latest research on eating disorders, followed by a panel discussion with specialists from The Center for Eating Disorders and the Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School. The panel will answer questions from the audience. This event is cosponsored by the UM Depression Center and is scheduled to be broadcast live on the Community Television Network, channel 18. Panelists will include Judith Banker, MA, LLP, FAED, and Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, of The Center for Eating Disorders, and Barb Blue, MSN, RN, CPNP, Anita Kumar-Gill, MD, and Kendra Shih, MD, of the Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School. An individual's eating habits are controlled by many different factors, including appetite, food availability, and family, peer, and cultural influences. Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as feelings of distress or extreme concern about body shape or weight. For more information, see www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 734.763.7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.