The Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit Program is a series of permanent sidewalk exhibits at sixteen landmark sites throughout downtown Ann Arbor. Each exhibit has a theme. The first exhibit, installed in 1999, illustrates the hustle and bustle of town life that once centered on Courthouse Square. Subsequent exhibits throughout the downtown showcase the city's artistic heritage and the roles of business, banking, manufacturing and education in shaping the community. An online tour of the exhibit is also available at: http://www.aadl.org/aastreets. This DVD, narrated by Ann Arbor historian, Wystan Stevens, traces the evolution of the project from a grassroots-level initiative to a community-wide enterprise generously funded and supported by Ann Arbor citizens, local government, and corporations. The film includes an overview of the various design and installation processes involved and a list of donors and sponsors.
Three Across: An Evening with Your Friendly Neighborhood Crossword Constructors
On Thursday, December 3, at 7pm in the Downtown Library, join us for a conversation with a panel of Michigan-based crossword puzzle creators whose work has been published in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. The panelists will discuss the challenges of creating a good puzzle, wordplay tips, puzzle pet peeves and the process of getting from concept to publication.
Pulp - Arts Around Ann Arbor
On Pulp you will find excitement and appreciation for the Ann Arbor area’s arts & culture scene and all it has to offer - from our loveliest galleries to our grungiest basement venues. Check in for previews, thoughts, critiques, reviews, dorky puns, opinions, observations, and heads-ups on what’s happening in the area from professional journalists, community contributors, and your very own AADL staffers.