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Smell and Tell: Serge Lutens: Collaboration in Luxury Fragrance Design

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November 16, 2016 at Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Michelle Krell Kydd, trained nose in flavors and fragrance and editor of Glass Petal Smoke, tells the story of noted perfumer Serge Lutens and the iconic scents he has developed. Kydd offers a guided tour of Lutens' start and rise to prominence in the luxury perfume world, his long-running partnership with Christopher Sheldrake, and his catalog of 50+ distinctive scents.

Length: 00:40:19
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Smell and Tell: Serge Lutens: Collaboration in Luxury Fragrance Design


 

Nerd Nite #41 - The Rogue Pun: More than just quip-witted repartee

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January 19, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

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Puns abound in society, whether we realize it or not. In this pun-apologetic analysis of wordplay, discover the linguistic and social history of puns. Learn how to identify different types of puns, their place in the linguistic structure, and why they are true language anarchists.

About Reema: Reema is a master’s student at Michigan studying Natural Resources and Environment. She is an avid punster and knows the names of all the US presidents in order because history is important. In her spare time, she researches adorable baby animals online. Find her on twitter at @ReemaAbiAkar

Length: 00:15:39
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.


 

Author Tom Stanton Discusses His New York Times Bestseller: “Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit”

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October 11, 2016 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Award-winning author Tom Stanton weaves a stunning tale of history, crime, and sports. Richly portraying 1930s America, "Terror in the City of Champions" features a pageant of colorful figures: iconic athletes, sanctimonious criminals, scheming industrial titans, a bigoted radio priest, a love-smitten celebrity couple, J. Edgar Hoover, and two future presidents, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. It is a rollicking true story set at the confluence of hard luck, hope, victory, and violence.

Detroit, mid-1930s: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious and deadly Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging associates, and contemplating armed rebellion. The Legion boasted tens of thousands of members across the Midwest, among them politicians and prominent citizens—even, possibly, a beloved athlete.

The book opens with the arrival of Mickey Cochrane, a fiery baseball star who roused the Clutch Plague’s hardest-hit city by leading the Tigers to the 1934 pennant. A year later he guided the team to its first championship. Within seven months the Lions and Red Wings follow in football and hockey—all while Joe Louis chased boxing’s heavyweight crown.

Amidst such glory, the Legion’s dreadful toll grew unchecked: staged “suicides,” bodies dumped along roadsides, high-profile assassination plots. Talkative Dayton Dean’s involvement would deepen as heroic Mickey Cochrane’s reputation would rise. But the ballplayer had his own demons, including a close friendship with Harry Bennett, Henry Ford’s brutal union buster.

Tom Stanton’s other books include the critically acclaimed Tiger Stadium memoir "The Final Season" and the Quill Award finalist Ty and The Babe. A professor of journalism at the University of Detroit Mercy, he is a former Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan.

Length: 00:56:50
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Author Tom Stanton Discusses His New York Times Bestseller: “Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit”


 

Perfect Pies & Tarts

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November 9, 2016 at Downtown Library Secret Lab

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Watch Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, lead a hands-on workshop on how to make the perfect pie dough.

Learn the difference between pies and tarts, understand the different fillings and crusts for pies and tarts, and understand how to blind bake a pie shell.

This event was co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

Length: 00:28:45
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library


 

League of Women Voters Forum: Taxes: Is the State Legislature Playing Fair with Local Governments?

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January 26, 2017 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Total revenue sharing payments sent by the state of Michigan to local governments have decreased by 45% since 2001. How have our local governments met this challenge? What can be done to reverse this trend?

League of Women Voters of Michigan Board Secretary Harvey Somers will moderates a panel which includes representatives from county, city, and township levels of government, and discusses how the Michigan Legislature’s revenue sharing policies and budgets have affected local governments and how local governments are meeting these challenges.

The program is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

Length: 01:13:06
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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League of Women Voters Forum: Taxes: Is the State Legislature Playing Fair with Local Governments?


 

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David Oshinsky Discusses His New Book “Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital”

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November 12, 2016 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

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The U-M Center for the History of Medicine and AADL are pleased to host Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Oshinsky, Ph.D., as he discusses his new book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital, a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine.

Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe—or groundbreaking scientific advance—that did not touch Bellevue.

Oshinsky chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution.

With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health.

The latter decades of the twentieth century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities—problems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, page-turning, and fascinating, Bellevue is essential American history.

David Oshinsky, Ph.D is a professor in the NYU Department of History and director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the NYU School of Medicine. In 2005, he won the Pulitzer Prize in History for Polio: An American Story. His articles and reviews appear regularly in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Length: 01:04:36
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David Oshinsky Discusses His New Book “Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital”


 

Graphic Designer Aaron James Draplin: "Pretty Much Everything": The Story Behind Making Our Very First Book

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October 7, 2016 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

The Draplin Design Company got a book deal! The call up to the big leagues!

This is the harrowing account of making the DDC's first book, "Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything," released in May 2016.

From the contracts to the scheming, from the pagination to the design, from the tears to the nightmares, Aaron James Draplin explains what it’s like to cram your whole half-wit design career into 256 pages and live to tell the story. He packs in stories from the run-up, release, and surreal fallout, as well as updates to other tricky ventures DDC has been up to. The entire presentation is dipped in his signature color, Pantone Orange 021!

Aaron James Draplin is a graphic designer and the founder of the Draplin Design Company, based in Portland, Oregon. His clients include Nike, Burton Snowboards, Esquire, Red Wing, Field Notes, Ford Motor Company, and the Obama Administration.

Contains explicit content.
Length: 01:30:41
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Graphic Designer Aaron James Draplin: "Pretty Much Everything": The Story Behind Making Our Very First Book


 

City of Ann Arbor 2017 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Green Your Home DIY

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January 12, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. The series will include four events (held monthly through April) with each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

The first event in this series is Green Your Home DIY. Local experts share programs and hands-on tips that can help you green your home.

The forums offer an opportunity to learn more about sustainability in the community and tips for actions that residents can take to live more sustainably. A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, staff from both the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session.

Topics and speakers for the Green Your Home DIY discussion include:

o Go Solar with your Neighbors: Ann Arbor solar bulk buy (David Levine, Founder and CEO of Geostellar)
o Weatherize Your Home: the county program and DIY tips (Aaron Kraft, Housing Programs Supervisor for Washtenaw County)
o Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away: building rain gardens and installing rain barrels (Roger Moon, Master Rain Gardener, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office)
o Grow Your Own: gardening tips for newbie gardeners (Amanda Edmonds, Founder and Executive Director of Growing Hope)

Chip Smith, Councilmember for the City of Ann Arbor, moderates this session.

This event was cosponsored by the City of Ann Arbor. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website.

Length: 01:30:16
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Can Food Be Addictive? A Look At What We Eat And Why

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December 15, 2016 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Obesity rates have reached epidemic levels in the United States and across the globe. The availability of cheap, tasty, and heavily marketed foods is a major contributor to this public health crisis. Yet, we are only starting to understand how these foods "hook" us and what we can do to protect ourselves and our children from this toxic food environment.

In this talk, Professor Ashley Gearhardt, a leading researcher on food addiction, will discuss the impact of "junk" food on our brain and body across the lifespan. She'll also discuss empirically supported strategies to help you gain control over your own eating.

This program, part of the Fall "Exploring the Mind" series of talks, is cosponsored by The University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

Length: 01:21:21
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Can Food Be Addictive? A Look At What We Eat And Why


 

History Mystery Superstar Maureen Jennings

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October 26, 2016 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Historical mystery writer Maureen Jennings discusses her work and the history/mystery genre.

Born in England, Maureen Jennings emigrated to Canada as a teenager. The first acclaimed Detective Murdoch mystery was published in 1997. Six more followed, all to enthusiastic reviews. In 2003, Shaftesbury Films adapted three of the novels into movies of the week, and four years later the Murdoch Mysteries TV series was created and is now shown around the world.

The Detective Inspector Tom Tyler series, set in World War II-era England, got off to a spectacular start with 2011’s Season of Darkness. Her newest book, "Dead Ground in Between," is the haunting fourth novel in the DI Tom Tyler series. Set in Britain during the darkest days of World War II, this is a must-read especially for those interested in wartime dramas.

This event was cosponsored by Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookstore.

Length: 01:10:56
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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