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Storytelling and Music for Adults

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October 23, 2014 at Downtown MPR

Storytellers Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor are joined by musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller for an evening of funny and touching tales and tunes.

By sharing stories of personal experiences, Josie and Laura explore universal themes, while Sara and Betsy mix it up with hammer dulcimer, guitar and banjo tunes.

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01:12:10
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Ten Thousand Villages And The Fair Trade Movement

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September 16, 2014 at the Downtown Library

Did you know that the global fair trade movement began with the founding of Ten Thousand Villages more than 60 years ago? Pioneering businesswoman Edna Ruth Byler was struck by the overwhelming poverty she witnessed during a 1946 trip to Puerto Rico and was moved to take action. She ignited a global movement to eradicate poverty through market-based solutions. For the next 30 years, Byler worked tirelessly to connect entrepreneurs in developing countries with market opportunities in North America. From humble beginnings, Ten Thousand Villages has now grown to a global network of social entrepreneurs working to empower and provide economic opportunities to artisans in developing countries.

Bill Henderson, store manager, and founding member Norene Kanagy share fair trade principles, the history, and mission and tell the local history of the formation of the Ten Thousand Villages store at 303 S. Main St., Ann Arbor.

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01:00:11
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Foster Care In Washtenaw County

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May 15, 2014 at the Downtown Library

Approximately 14,000 children are in foster care at any given time in Michigan. How can we keep these children safe and cared for until they can be returned to their family? It is a community effort.

Join service providers from across Washtenaw County as they discuss the current state of Michigan's foster care, the innovative partnerships that have been created to address the challenges and ways that the community can help protect one of its most valuable resources. This event, held during Foster Care Month, features representatives from the following organizations:

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate Association): Providing citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities;
Department of Human Services – State of Michigan: Raising hope and fostering dreams for Michigan's children and foster care families;
Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care: Educating and motivating faith congregations in the support of Washtenaw County foster children and families;
Foster Care Navigators: Supporting the continuing growth of Michigan's foster parent population;
Our House: Providing support and resources for Washtenaw County youth aging out of foster care

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1:23:15
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Annabelle Gurwitch Discusses Her New Book 'I See You Made An Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50'

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November 16, 2014 at Live!

Actress/comedienne/author Annabelle Gurwitch gained a loyal comedic following during her years hosting Dinner & A Movie on TBS. She has been a regular commentator on NPR and contributor to The Nation, More, Glamour, Marie Claire and a number of other national publications. Gurwitch is also the author of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up which is now a play receiving its third national tour, and Fired! which became an acclaimed documentary and Showtime Comedy Special.

Every 7.5 seconds, someone in America turns 50. While some people like to say that “50 is the new 40,” Annabelle Gurwitch believes “50 is still F-ing 50.” In her wickedly funny new collection of essays, I See You Made an Effort, Gurwitch explores the hazards of reaching the half-century mark, aging out of your wardrobe, outsourcing your endocrine system, and falling in lust at the Genius bar. From the woman the Washington Post calls “hilarious,” this new book is the ultimate coming-of-middle-age story.

This event was co-sponsored by the AADL and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor a part of the 2014 Jewish Book Festival.

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43:03
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Comics Are Great! 107 - Animals Doing People Things

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December 3, 2014 at Netcasting Studio

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Anthropomorphic comics characters have enjoyed a wide appeal almost since the invention of the comic. Who doesn’t love Snoopy? Characters like Garfield have inspired an entire generation of professional cartoonists. Even the critically-acclaimed Maus featured talking animal characters.
So what is it about “animals doing people things” that’s so compelling? Why are we so willing to invest in a character whose design is so defiantly absurd and unrealistic?
I’m joined by John Green , co-creator of the Teen Boat! graphic novels and creator of the upcoming Hippopotamister, published by First Second Books. Together we unlock the secret powers held within “funny animal characters.”
We’re also joined by Anne Drozd of the Ann Arbor District Library for another round of book recommendations!
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

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1:01:02
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Jump Cuts: A Tisket a Tasket

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February 18, 2014 at Downtown YSC

Laura Raynor, AADL Storyteller

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00:02:29
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Jump Cuts: Bell Horses

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February 18, 2014 at Downtown YSC

Laura Raynor, AADL Storyteller and Sara M. Keller, Story Musican

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00:01:51
Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
 

Jump Cuts: Teddy Bear

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February 18, 2014 at Downtown YSC

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00:02:56
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Jump Cuts: Peek-A-Boo

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February 18, 2014 at YSC

Laura Raynor, AADL Storyteller

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00:02:43
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

New York Times Bestselling Author Dr. Kathy Reichs Discusses Her New Mystery 'Bones Never Lie'

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October 19, 2014 at the Downtown Library

There are 30 million copies of Kathy Reichs's mysteries in print in 30 languages around the world. One of the longest TV series in the history of the FOX network – Bones – is based on her popular mystery books and returns on September 25. Her newest sure-to-be-bestseller, Bones Never Lie, is released in late September and promises to be another critical smash hit!.

Reichs is a forensic anthropologist—one of only about a hundred ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, as is her heroine, Temperance Brennan. Dr. Reichs’s signature trademark is her ability to weave unrelenting suspense, fascinating science and provocative human drama into unforgettable stories. In Bones Never Lie, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction.

Photo Credit: Marie Reine Mattera

Length: 
1:07:10
Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library