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.
Author and New Yorker Copy Editor Mary Norris
Mary Norris’s love of language, and her wish to help “all of you who want to feel better about your grammar,” led her to write Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, a hilarious, down-to-earth manual for untangling the most vexing spelling, punctuation, and usage quandaries in English.
Join us at 2pm on Sunday, May 15 for a truly delightful afternoon event the Downtown Library as Mary Norris discusses her critically-acclaimed book and her life as a ‘comma queen.’ Books will be for sale at this event, courtesy of Literati Bookstore, and the event will include a book signing.
Photo Credit: Josef Astor
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.