AADL Video Collection


Added to the collection on May 31, 2011

National Library Week Event: Cleveland Confidential Book Tour Featuring Cheetah Chrome Of The Dead Boys

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

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Cleveland Confidential Book Tour features three author-musicians who hail from Cleveland but whose influence is without boundaries. Cheetah Chrome (Rocket From The Tombs, Dead Boys), Mike Hudson (The Pagans) and Bob Pfeifer (Human Switchboard, Tabby Chinos)will read excerpts from their books, answer questions and discuss their careers. A book signing will follow and books will be on sale.

Cheetah Chrome is best known as guitarist/founding member of both Rocket From The Tombs and Dead Boys. As a songwriter his work has been covered by artists such as Guns n Roses, Pearl Jam and the Beastie Boys. He still performs and records with Rocket From The Tombs, as well as Batusis (with Sylvain Sylvain). His new book "Cheetah Chrome - A Dead Boy's Tale From The Front Lines Of Punk Rock" is the no-holds-barred autobiography - a tale of success and excess--amazing music, legendary antics, epic drug use, and eventual resurrection--that only a true rock and roller could deliver.

Mike Hudson founded the American punk rock group the Pagans in 1977. His work has appeared in Hustler, the Associated Press, Master Detective, Field & Stream and many other publications. He is currently the founding editor and CEO of the Niagara Falls Reporter, a New York tabloid specializing in politics and organized crime. "Diary of A Punk," his autobiography, is a classic rock and roll memoir that dishes the inside dope on the groundbreaking American punk rock movement and many of its top stars.

Bob Pfeifer was a founding member and primary songwriter for the critically acclaimed band, Human Switchboard. He went on to be Senior Vice President A&R / Epic Records and President of Hollywood Records (The Walt Disney Company). He is responsible for the sale of 50 Million albums having worked with Alice Cooper, Joe Satriani, Ornette Coleman, The Screaming Trees, Elton John, among many others, and soundtracks like the Crow: City of Angels and Lion King. Bob's novel, "University of Strangers," has as its center a sensational case - that of American student Amanda Knox and the brutal murder of her roommate. A unique blend of fact and fiction, it is a spellbinding account of the violence, corruption and celebrity worship that characterize much of 21st century life.

Do not miss this opportunity to meet these three music legends!


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.


Added to the collection on Jun 18, 2010

National Library Week Author Event: Grant Brown Discusses His Michigan Notable Book 'Ninety Years Crossing Lake Michigan: The History Of Ann Arbor Car Ferries'

This event was held on April 18, 2010 at Traverwood Branch: Program Room

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In 1892, the Ann Arbor Car Ferries shook the transportation world by doing what was then deemed impossible, carrying loaded railroad cars by ship across the 62 miles of open water between Frankfort, Michigan and Kewaunee, Wisconsin. Crossing the lake with loaded freight cars was a treacherous task that presented daily obstacles. With passion, acuity, and remarkable detail, Grant Brown, in this Michigan Notable Book, describes the nearly 100-year crossings, from their beginnings with James Ashley's bold new idea of car ferrying down to the last fight for survival until the Michigan Interstate Rail Company finally closed in 1982. This event, co-sponsored by the Washtenaw County Historical Society, will include a book signing and books will be on sale.


Added to the collection on May 20, 2010

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.


Added to the collection on May 20, 2010

National Library Week Event: Stan Sakai, Creator Of Usagi Yojimbo

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

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Meet graphic novelist Stan Sakai, whose most famous creation is Usagi Yojimbo, the epic saga of Miyamoto Usagi, a samurai rabbit living in late-16th and early-17th century Japan. First published in 1984, the comic continues to this day, with Sakai as the lone author and nearly-sole artist.

Set primarily in Japan's Edo period, with anthropomorphic animals replacing humans, it features a rabbit ronin, Miyamoto Usagi, who is partially based on the famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. Usagi wanders the land on a warrior's pilgrimage, occasionally selling his services as a bodyguard. Usagi Yojimbo is heavily influenced by Japanese cinema and has included references to the work of Akira Kurosawa and to icons of popular Japanese cinema such as Zatoichi, and Godzilla. The series was awarded a Parents' Choice Award in 1990 for its educational value through Stan's skillful weaving of facts and legends into his work.

Vault Of Midnight will be on hand to sell copies of Stan's books and there will be plenty of time for audience questions.


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.


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.


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.


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.