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Show & Tell for Grownups

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May 10, 2014 at the Downtown Library

Do you have a special item at home that you would like to share with others? Something that has a particular story that is meaningful to you – or something that reveals a bit about Ann Arbor’s past? We all remember bringing a treasured possession to school and telling our friends why we love it so much. As adults, we have many more treasures today. Consider a photo or letter, a family heirloom, an object from a job or trip, an ancient artifact, a work of art, new or old, that has meaning to you. It’s the story that counts.

Each participant for this event took five minutes to tell the story behind the object. There’s no reading or performing; this is amateur storytelling.

Show & Tell events for adults are sweeping the nation, with recent publicity of the trend in the Wall Street Journal. Described as The Moth Radio Hour meets Antiques Roadshow, these events focus on connecting people through their personal histories.

The local organizers—Janet Ogle-Mater, Chuck Newman, and Stephanie Kadel Taras—are members of the Association of Personal Historians, which promotes Show & Tells in May to celebrate Personal History Awareness Month. Dozens of communities in the U.S., Canada, and Australia hosted Show & Tell events for grown-ups in May.

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Show & Tell for Grownups
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Ann Arbor District Library
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56:10
 

New York Times Modern Love Columnist Daniel Jones Discusses His New Book “Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers)”

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May 18, 2014 at the Downtown Library

Since its inception in 2004, Daniel Jones has edited the wildly popular Modern Love column, which runs weekly in the Sunday New York Times.

He discusses his just-released new book Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) the story of love from beginning to end (or not). This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

As the editor of a column about love in the New York Times, Daniel Jones has been privy to the deepest personal revelations of tens of thousands of strangers. Deluged with stories of scheming cheaters, hopeless romantics, racy texts, and fierce devotion, he has spent much of the past decade wading through love's muck and majesty—and has taken plenty of notes along the way. In "Love Illuminated," Daniel Jones draws from the 50,000 tales of love that have crossed his desk and traces the arc of human relationships through ten phases, starting with the pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, and trust of new love, and then turning to the practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom of love matured. With empathy and wry humor, he takes readers on an enlightening journey through the highs, lows, and enduring unknowns of this universal experience that rattles the head and stirs the heart.

As Jones explains, "Love is about curiosity, not certainty. It's about tossing oneself overboard into the wild seas, not remaining safely on deck."

Daniel Jones’ books include two essay anthologies, Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit and Devotion and The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom. His novel, After Lucy, was a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Parade, Real Simple, Redbook, and elsewhere.

Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
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01:09:11
 

New York Times Bestselling Author Louise Penny, Discusses Her New Mystery 'The Long Way Home'

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August 28, 2014 at the Morris J. Lawrence Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College

AADL hosted New York Times Bestselling author, Louise Penny at Washtenaw Community College, discussing the tenth book in her Chief Inspector Gamache series, The Long Way Home, released on August 26th.

Louise Penny is renowned for fiction that combines heartbreak and hope, and offers a window into the human soul. "How Light Gets In", the last of her Chief Inspector Gamache series hit #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List. Louise continues to up the ante with her vibrant series – each one more unique and memorable than the last.

Penny's nine previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels reached #1 on the The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling list . She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger, the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel.

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Ann Arbor District Library
 

American Library Association President Barbara Stripling Discusses “Why Libraries Are Here To Stay”

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April 14, 2014 at the Downtown Library

Libraries today have transformed themselves into community centers of conversation, innovation, and literacy – both face-to-face and virtual! But, what does the future hold for libraries of the 21st Century?

Join us for a special National Library Week event as American Library Association President Barbara Stripling discusses the current state and future of libraries. This event is cosponsored by AADL and the U-M University Library.

Barbara Stripling is the 2013-2014 President of the American Library Association and is the Assistant Professor of Practice at Syracuse University, preparing the next generation of librarians for the communities of the future.

She has served as a classroom teacher and school librarian in Colorado, North Carolina, and Arkansas; the Director of Library Power in Chattanooga, where she developed the local Library Power Initiative of Library Revitalization/Reform; and the Director of Instructional Services for Fayetteville Public Schools. In 2002, she moved to New York City to develop and direct the library program at New Visions for Public Schools and in 2005 became the Director of School Library Services for New York City's 1700 public schools.

Barbara has written or edited numerous books and articles on inquiry, assessment, instructional design, 21st century skills, empathy, and primary sources. Her Stripling Model of Inquiry has been adopted widely as a framework for teaching and learning. She holds a doctorate from the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University.

Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
Length: 
01:11:50
 

Author Lisa Anderson & Dawn Farm Staff Discuss Alcoholism And Lisa’s Book, The Lost Chapters

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April 23, 2014 at the Downtown Library

Author Lisa Anderson and staff from Dawn Farm discuss alcoholism and the effect on families.

Lisa is the author of the book The Lost Chapters: A Daughter's Hard Questions About An Ad Man's "Unexpected" Death, the truth about her late father, a New York ad man.

Lisa Anderson grew up in New York City and graduated from U-M with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Public Health. Professionally she develops research training programs for early career researchers in the health sciences. The Lost Chapters is her first book and invites others seeking the truth about a loss to go the distance.

"Healing comes in getting the story right," the author says. "The Lost Chapters explores class, love, and the legacy of addiction, and delivers a hopeful rendering of a difficult journey."

For many years, Dawn Farm has offered a continuum of services to help addicts and alcoholics achieve long term recovery. From humble roots in 1973 to the current array of community programs, Dawn Farm’s plainspoken ideal has always been the same—to be the place where addicts and alcoholics could go for help, regardless of their ability to pay. With residential services, supportive transitional housing, outpatient treatment, sub-acute detoxification and a range of active outreach programs, Dawn Farm has always been there to help.

Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
Length: 
00:50:56
 

Child in a Strange Country Or Why is Helen Keller At the Water Pump The Only Person Who Was Blind That Most Americans Know?

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May 4, 2014 at the Downtown Library

Micheal A. Hudson, Museum Director at the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Kentucky explores major advances made in learning and literacy for folks who are blind or visually impaired since 1784, and introduces a few interesting characters that most people do not know about.

Micheal has been the museum director at the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind since 2005. He holds an M.A. in the History of Technology from the University of Delaware and spent the first eighteen years of his professional life working in collections and exhibits at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort.

This was one of several related events held in conjunction with the Downtown Library exhibit Child in a Strange Country: Helen Keller and the History of Education for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, which was on display in the lobby of the Downtown Library and on the Third Floor from Friday, May 2 – Wednesday, June 25.

If you know someone who has vision loss, find out more about the services offered through Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled@AADL.

Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
Length: 
50:56
 

9th Annual AADL LEGO Contest and Awards Ceremony Slideshow

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August 7, 2014 at Kensington Court

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aadl_events_20140707-lego-240.mp415 MB240p Video
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Did you attend the 9th Annual AADL LEGO Contest? Take a look at our highlight reel and see what you missed. Then start planning your own project for next year's contest--or just remember to mark your calendar to go and check out all of the amazing LEGO creations that will be there!

Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
Length: 
02:05
 

Kids Read Comic 2014: KCR Awards!

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June 22, 2014 at the Downtown Library

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KRC2014-KCR_Awards-240.mp4126 MB240p
KRC2014-KCR_Awards-480.mp4271 MB480p
KRC2014-KCR_Awards-720.mp4520 MB720p
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What was the grossest moment in comics in 2013? Which comics character had the best hair? Kids voted for these categories as well as their favorite characters and graphic novels! Help us celebrate the first annual Kids’ Comics Revolution Awards Ceremony as we reveal the winners! No black tie required, but you could wear your favorite comics-inspired costume! With live music and lots of laughs!

Hosted by Matthew Holm & Jerzy Drozd, with a bevy of special guests!

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KIDS READ COMICS 2014
Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
Length: 
00:36:18
 

Lights, Camera, Action! Talk Up Your Favorite Library Item

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Did you miss our event in June? No problem! Didn't know about it? No problem! The film will be rolling again this Saturday, August 9, Downtown from 11 am to 4 pm on the 4th floor so you can talk up your favorite library item on camera. Bring a friend, your mom, a little brother, or your pet hamster (Actually, lets just keep your pets at home for this one), and tell us about something you LOVE to check out from the library! You get to be in the spotlight, and your review will be posted to http://jump.aadl.org! For more information go here!

Until then you can sit back, relax, and enjoy one of our very own staff members tell you why he likes the Redwall series by Brian Jacques!

Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
 

Being Homeless In Washtenaw County

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March 19, 2014 at the Downtown Library

In 2011 in Washtenaw County, more than 3,000 children and their parents were homeless. Rates of homelessness among families increased at a faster pace than any other homeless sector. Local minimum wage jobs are harder to find, family incomes are decreasing, and rental prices are increasing.

Join service and housing providers from 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.

Panelists include: Nicole Adelman, Interfaith Hospitality Network @ Alpha House; Carole McCabe, Avalon Housing; Greg Pratt, Michigan Itinerant Shelter System Interdependent Out of Necessity (M.I.S.S.I.O.N.); Tenetia Pulliam, Housing Access of Washtenaw County (HAWC); and Ellen Schulmeister, Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.

Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library