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.
The Cinetopia International Film Festival begins June 5 in venues across Ann Arbor and Detroit. Get ready for the festival with Cinetopia founder Russ Collins and Martin Bandyke, morning drive music DJ on Ann Arbor's 107one, at the Pittsfield Branch on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 pm. Russ and Martin will discuss the beginning of the festival, its enormous growth, and plans for future festivals. There will also be plenty of talk about this year’s lineup of films – previews included!
Find out about all of the library's fun stuff for kids with AADL's parent page! JUMP is your stop to find recommended stuff for kids and learn about upcoming library events. Parents can also get information to plan their visit to the library an even find out about resources to help kids with their homework. It's all at jump.aadl.org!