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Award-Winning Chef Takashi Yagihashi of Ann Arbor’s Slurping Turtle Restaurant

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March 15, 2015 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Over his twenty-five year career, internationally-known Chef Takashi Yagihashi has been lauded by consumers and critics alike for his exquisite melding of contemporary French, Asian, and American cuisine.

A native of Mito, Japan, the self-taught Yagihashi was working in a local restaurant when the owner asked him to relocate to the States and work for him there; over the next several years, the young chef worked his way up the culinary ladder throughout Chicago.

In late 2011, Chicago’s Slurping Turtle opened to instantaneous success and received a Michelin Bib Gourmand Award in 2013. Located in Chicago's River North neighborhood, Slurping Turtle offers Japanese comfort food, where delicate balance and respect for natural flavors continues to be a hallmark of his cooking style. In 2012, Yagihashi competed in the fourth season of Top Chef Masters, participating in seven rounds of competition and ultimately winning the coveted "Fan Favorite" award. Slurping Turtle expanded to Ann Arbor in spring 2014.

Takashi published his first cookbook, Takashi’s Noodles, in 2009. When asked what he loves most about cooking, “I love the whole process – from cutting fish to the final plating. The creativity of coming up with a dish combined with the execution of the final product, start to finish, that’s what I like the most.”

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01:05:55
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Nerd Nite #19 - Coroner’s Court

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October 23, 2014 at Live!

Coroner’s Court
The Coroner’s Court is a now rarely used legal procedure used to investigate a death under mysteries circumstances. The County Coroner, or medical examiner, would impanel a jury, usually six men, who would view the remains, hear witnesses and study the evidence. This was not a trial, as no one was then accused of a crime. The jury was to determine, first, if the person was dead, and if dead, was the cause of death due to, natural causes, accident, suicide or murder. When the jury determined the cause of death was due to accident or murder, then, if possible, name the one most likely to have caused the death. Sometimes the jury returned a verdict of: “due to person or persons unknown to us at this time.”

About James Mann:
James Mann is a local historian and the author of eight published books on local history. His books include Wicked Washtenaw County, Wicked Ann Arbor and Wicked Ypsilanti. He hosts Lantern Tours of Highland Cemetery, in Ypsilanti, the last two weeks of October.

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00:34:08
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Nerd Nite #21 - Telling Tales of Local History: the Good, the Bad, and the Ornery

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January 29, 2015 at LIVE - 102 S First St

Telling Tales of Local History: the Good, the Bad, and the Ornery
Using pictures from her book, Images of America: Downtown Ann Arbor, local history geek Patti Smith will take you on a tour of our not-so-distant past where we will visit with store men, shoe men, and some very irate students.

About Patti Smith:
Special education teacher, former lawyer, local history geek, loves writing and crossword puzzles.

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00:20:53
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Nerd Nite #22 - Why the hell haven’t we cured cancer yet?

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February 19, 2015 at Live! 102 S. First St.

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Why the hell haven’t we cured cancer yet?
As one of the leading causes of death in the US, cancer has long been the focal point of intense study and public interest. However, after millions of dollars and countless hours spent on cancer research, the silver bullet cure remains elusive. Have you ever wondered why? Join us as we delve into the intricate nature of the disease and the difficulties physicians and scientists face when treating a patient with cancer. Along the way, we will discuss the biological origins of cancer as well as its pathology, epidemiology, and potential therapeutic options currently under scrutiny.

About Yijung Yang:
Yang graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in Physiology and Neurobiology. Then, after a two-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, moved to Ann Arbor to join the MD/PhD program at the University of Michigan, and is currently in the research phase of graduate training under the guidance of Dr. Diane Simeone, director of the Translational Oncology Program at UM.

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00:29:32
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Nerd Nite #22 - Beyond South U: Where Students Live and Vote in Ann Arbor

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February 19, 2015 at Live! 102 S. First St.

Beyond South U: Where Students Live and Vote in Ann Arbor
While we all think we know where U of M students live, it’s harder to find out than you’d think. Austen and Pat go through their method of coming up with a solid picture, and discuss what this means for students and residents alike every election cycle in Ann Arbor.

About Austen and Pat:
Austen and Pat are U of M seniors studying economics and public policy respectively. Austen will be working in journalism this summer at the Wall Street Journal and Pat will be working in Chicago at a marketing technology company. Find Austen on twitter: @austenhufford

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00:13:42
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Chanel No. 5: The Art and Science Behind a Timeless Perfume

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February 10, 2015 at the Downtown Library

What makes a perfume created in 1921 a timeless classic?

Flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd explores the art and science behind the creation of Chanel No. 5 through a past, present, and future lens. Singular elements that comprise the perfume’s formula will be smelled; including Aldehyde molecules that contribute to the perfume’s distinctive character.

You can explore Ms. Kydd’s flavor and fragrance blog, Glass Petal Smoke.

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00:26:50
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Comics Are Great! 109

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March 19, 2015 at Netcasting Studio

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Photographers got it easy, right? All they have to do to tell their stories is point their magic box at their subject and hit click. Cartoonists, on the other hand, have to create the reality of their work from scratch. Surely photographers have zero insights to offer cartoonists.

Of course we know that’s a bunch of troll talk. So this time I’ll be joined by photographer and designer Peter Baker. Together we’ll talk about how cartoonists might benefit from looking at how photographers tell stories through their medium.

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

Book Recommendations:

Live streams at Comicsaregreat.tv and on Google+!

This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons

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February 24, 2015 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Most people know Rosa Parks as the courageous civil rights activist whose sacrifices, along with those of many others, made it possible for us to live in a more just society today.

What the majority of her admirers throughout the world don’t know is that she was also a model of excellence in daily life, and was a devoted mother figure to her niece, Sheila McCauley Keys, and Sheila’s twelve siblings.

Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons, a new book of memories written by Sheila McCauley Keys with Eddie B. Allen, Jr., is a collection of never-before-seen photos, letters, and family stories that pay tribute to Rosa Parks and show the woman behind the legend. Sheila McCauley Keys will discuss her famous aunt and this new book of family stories and photos.

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00:49:41
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Around The World With Jeff Price

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December 1, 2014 at Downtown Library

Join world traveler Jeff Price as he shares the story of how he said goodbye to his job, sold all his possessions and embarked on a journey that took him around the world. His route included stops in Hawaii, Fiji, Malta, Italy and Portugal, to name a few. As part of his journey he completed the 500 mile pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago through Spain and France where he met fellow travelers from all over the world and forged bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime. Jeff will share stories, pictures and answer questions about his life as a modern day nomad.

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01:22:44
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

Nerd Nite #22 - Why We Watch: How Everything From Football to Mario Entrances Us

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February 19, 2015 at Live! 102 S. First St.

Why We Watch: How Everything From Football to Mario Entrances Us
Games are a form of storytelling as old, if not older, than language itself, but we rarely stop to think why some games succeed and some fail. What do college athletics–which, despite being non-professional games, earn nearly $1 billion per year–have in common with a fifteen-year-old Pakistani boy playing video games in China for the first time, with 770,000 live viewers and $3 million in prizes on the line?

About Ryan “Gorgon” Jurado:
With professional experience in publishing, music performance, gaming, podcasting, and three majors split across two undergraduate degrees, Ryan “Gorgon” Jurado is what you might call a renaissance nerd. These days, he spends his time studying the burgeoning realm of online spectator games, often called eSports, in which he is a data analyst and live commentator for audiences of tens of thousands. You can find him on Twitter: @gotcowdota

Length: 
00:23:03
Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library