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The Bilingual Learner: Language, Literacy, and Brain Development

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March 16, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This talk addresses common myths of bilingual children’s language and literacy acquisition along with implications of bilingualism on cognitive and brain development. It also covers best strategies for learning languages for both children and adults.

The rise in global migration has resulted in ever-growing numbers of bilingual and multilingual speakers as well as a growing number of bilingual children.

We marvel at the ease with which young children master new languages. We also fear that learning more than one language may delay children’s language acquisition. Parents, teachers, and clinicians often ask: Are bilingual infants delayed in learning to speak? Are bilingual children delayed in learning to read? Do bilinguals confuse their two languages?

Ioulia Kovelman, Ph.D. is currently Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan and Research Assistant Professor at the U-M Center for Human Growth and Development. Dr. Kovelman’s research interests are in language and reading development in monolingual and bilingual infants, children, and adults. At CHGD, she is co-director of the Brain Imaging Laboratory and conducts research on bilingual language and reading acquisition

This event was part of the "Exploring the Mind" series and was cosponsored by the University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

Length: 01:10:38
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Mystery Authors Loren Estleman, Doug Allyn, and Laura Joh Rowland

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March 3, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Don’t miss this special mystery lovers evening as authors Loren Estleman, Doug Allyn and Laura Joh Rowland discuss their work, the mystery genre, and their exciting new books.

Since the appearance of his first novel in 1976, Loren D. Estleman has written 82 books and hundreds of short stories and articles. An authority on both criminal history and the American West, Estleman has been called the most critically acclaimed author of his generation. He has been nominated for the National Book Award, and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award. His newest mystery is The Lioness Is the Hunter: An Amos Walker Mystery.

The author of eleven novels and more than a hundred short stories, Doug Allyn has been published internationally in five languages and more than a dozen of his works have been optioned for development as feature films and television. His new crime novel, The Jukebox Kings, is set in 1960s Detroit and centers on the music industry.

Laura Joh Rowland is the author of the Sano Ichiro Samurai Detective mystery series. Her work has been published in 21 countries, won RT Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award, and made The Wall Street Journal’s list of the five best historical mystery novels. Laura’s latest novel is The Ripper’s Shadow and is the first in a new series set in Victorian England.

Length: 48:10
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Building Matters: Black Architects in Michigan

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February 1, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

In honor of Black History Month, local experts discuss the contributions of black architects, architectural designers, and landscape architects to the built environment of Michigan. They touch on Michigan's first black-owned architectural firm, Detroit's historic Black Bottom neighborhood, and Detroit's connection to the rise of hip-hop architecture.

This video includes talks from Jessica A.S. Letaw, Karen AD Burton, Saundra Little, and Emily Kutil. Burton and Little's project, the Noir Design Parti, is a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge winner. The project documents the professional journeys and creative works of Detroit’s black architects through a series of videos, photographs, maps, and tours. Kutil's project, Black Bottom Street View aims to connect Detroit residents with the Burton Historic Collection’s photographs of the former Black Bottom neighborhood, and is also a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge winner.

Saundra Little is a registered architect and founder and principal of Centric Design Studio, an architecture firm based in midtown Detroit. Her firm specializes in office, retail, healthcare, and multifamily design. She holds a bachelors and masters degree from Lawrence Technological University, is a past president of the National Organization of Minority Architects - Detroit Chapter [NOMA-D], a board member of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, and past board member of the AIA Detroit.

Karen Burton is a marketing consultant to architects, engineers, and artists who combines her architectural design and entrepreneurial experience to help businesses grow to their full potential. She is also founder and president of SpaceLab Detroit, a new coworking space opening soon in downtown Detroit. Karen has a bachelor of science degree in architecture from the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, studied business administration at Wayne State University, and is a board member of the Detroit Chapters of the National Association of Minority Architects and National Association of Women in Construction.

Emily Kutil is a designer, adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy, and a member of the We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective.

The program is moderated by Jessica A.S. Letaw, who enjoys working on, thinking over, and telling stories about architecture. Jessica's past day jobs included design/build and construction firms. She lives in Ann Arbor with her rescue hound, Henry, and keeps herself out of trouble by volunteering for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and other local events. She enjoys reading, gardening, and well-made White Russians.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore the history and continuing legacy of local black architects in Michigan and beyond.

Length: 01:27:07
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal Discusses Her Book “An American Sickness: How American Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back”

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May 15, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, an award-winning New York Times reporter, reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems in her book, An American Sickness: How American Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back.

In her talk, she tells stories of the doctors and patients she encountered in researching An American Sickness, and offers suggestions to consumers on ways to fight back against the rising costs of healthcare.

Elisabeth L. Rosenthal is a New York Times senior writer who trained as a medical doctor, and the author of Paying Till it Hurts, the award-winning series on health care costs and pricing. During 20 years as a reporter and correspondent for the New York Times, she has covered a wide variety of subjects. Born in New York City, Rosenthal received a B.S. in biology from Stanford University, an M.A. in English literature from Cambridge University, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Diego Rivera and the Detroit Industry Murals

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March 15, 2017 at the Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

In this fascinating presentation, Detroit Institute of Arts docent Ken Szmigiel discusses the art, history, and importance of the Detroit Industry Murals.

These famous murals, painted by noted Mexican artist, Diego Rivera in 1932-33 and on display at the DIA, provide an opportunity to consider both the working conditions within a major automobile factory of the era and a glimpse of social and political issues of the times as interpreted by the Marxist muralist. Commissioned by the DIA and funded by Edsel Ford, the project to cover two walls of the museum's Garden Court soon expanded as Rivera researched his subject and chose a broader theme of the evolution of technology.

Length: 00:50:04
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Kit Homes of Ann Arbor: A Historical Tour

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June 8, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join kit house researchers Andrew and Wendy Mutch and learn about the fascinating history of catalog and kit homes, including Michigan's role in the kit house industry. The presentation explores the steps of buying and building a catalog house through the story of one Ann Arbor family's home. Attendees are taken on a photographic tour of some of the 200+ catalog and kit houses located in and around Ann Arbor. Andrew and Wendy Mutch are kit house enthusiasts, researchers and owners of a 1926 Sears Roebuck “Hamilton” kit house in Novi.

Length: 01:22:49
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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The Beatles and "Abbey Road"

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April 19, 2017 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Released in October 1969, Abbey Road was the last album the Beatles recorded together and it remains a fan favorite.

Learn about the making of this masterpiece from Walter Everett, a professor of Music Theory at the U-M School of Music and a world-renowned Beatles scholar whose works include The Beatles As Musicians: Revolver through the Anthology, which has been called "the most important work to appear on the Beatles thus far," and The Foundations of Rock: From Blue Suede Shoes to Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.

This event was cosponsored by the Michigan Theater.

Length: 00:50:02
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor

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December 7, 2016 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

What is an iconic Ann Arbor restaurant? Ask anyone who has ever spent time there as a student, traveler, or townie, and they are likely to name several favorites in an instant. From debating the best places to celebrate or console on football Saturdays to deciding where to eat after the bars close, the choices have always sparked passionate conversation.

Through rare photographs and advertisements, coauthors Jon Milan and Gail Offen revisit favorite area dining spots and discuss their book Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor. Milan and Offen, authors of Grand River Avenue: Detroit to Lake Michigan, rekindle some tasty memories, and perhaps even some of the local foody debates.

No matter what, these iconic places will always be an important part of Ann Arbor's shared past and palates.

Length: 01:05:25
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Nerd Nite #42 - Prostitutes, Politicians, and Pornography: The History of Ann Arbor’s Red Light District

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February 16, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

There was a time in Ann Arbor’s history when the Fourth Avenue area of downtown was known as the red light district. Lined with prostitutes, adult bookstores and massage parlors, Ann Arbor’s red light district was presided over by the Pied Piper of Porn, Terry Whitman Shoultes. Take a trip into the seedy underbelly of Ann Arbor’s dirty past.

Learn more about this topic in the AADL Old News Archives.

About Rich Retyi and Brian Peters: These gents produce Ann Arbor Stories, a podcast featuring stories from Ann Arbor’s distant and not so distant past. Rich runs digital and social media strategy for the University of Michigan hospitals and enjoys writing, playing with his kids, and Friday beers. Brian is the Operating Officer for Ghostly International, a multi-platform cultural curator and record label, as well as co-owner of local indie label, Quite Scientific; he enjoys fishing, camping, mustard, and surprise surprise – Friday beers.

Length: 00:20:17
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Nerd Nite #42 - Time Traveling Vikings: Or, the many layered subgenres of romance novels

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February 16, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

Within the romance genre there are dozens of subgenres, some well known, some very unknown. Most people can name a few – contemporary, historical, or paranormal for example. Some people have even heard of Amish romance, westerns, or Highlanders. This talk isn’t about any of those. It’s about the subgenres that almost no one’s heard of, the time-traveling Viking romances that we never knew we were missing.

About Celia Mulder: She is a first-year Masters student at the University of Michigan's School of Information. She happens to be a huge romance fan but she honestly can’t tell you what her favorite book is, there are just too many. In addition to reading the smutty stuff, she writes it too.

Contains explicit content.
Length: 00:24:32
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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