High School Exam Study Space

Friday November 17, 2017: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - 12

Exams this week? Need a place to study?

The West Side Program Room at Westgate Branch is open to high school students studying for exams.

Grab a beverage from Sweetwaters and get prepared to do your best!

Sensory Storytime

Saturday November 18, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 3-7

Storytime is for everyone!

This special storytime includes 20 minutes of interactive stories, rhymes, and movement, plus 40 minutes of adaptive free play!

This event is designed for young listeners with developmental disabilities and their friends and families.

Mini Moog Fest

Saturday November 18, 2017: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for all ages

When Robert Moog streamlined the commercial manufacture of analog synthesizers, he helped create a music revolution that's still being felt today. Join us for a celebration and exploration of all things synth at Mini Moog Fest!

We'll feature performances by North Coast Modular Collective (which builds much of its gear from scratch), Mike Dykehouse (who brings the boom-bap with vintage synths), and the meditative trio of Chuck Sipperley, Kendall Babl, and Sean Curtis Patrick (playing ambient space jams). We'll also have hands-on activities for the whole family, T-shirt giveaways, and you can try out various synths, including gear from AADL's Music Tools collection, as well as talk to vendors, artists, and makers about how to construct your own sonic creations.

High School Exam Study Space

Saturday November 18, 2017: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - 12

Exams this week? Need a place to study?

The West Side Program Room at Westgate Branch is open to high school students studying for exams.

Grab a beverage from Sweetwaters and get prepared to do your best!

High School Exam Study Space

Sunday November 19, 2017: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - 12

Exams this week? Need a place to study?

The West Side Program Room at Westgate Branch is open to high school students studying for exams.

Grab a beverage from Sweetwaters and get prepared to do your best!

High School Exam Study Space

Monday November 20, 2017: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - 12

Exams this week? Need a place to study?

The West Side Program Room at Westgate Branch is open to high school students studying for exams.

Grab a beverage from Sweetwaters and get prepared to do your best!

Actor/Writer Jon Glaser Discusses Comedy And His Career

Sunday November 26, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult
This event will be recorded

Spend a delightful afternoon with actor and writer Jon Glaser as he discusses television and his comedy career. Jon Glaser created, starred in, and co-wrote the TV shows Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, and Delocated. He played Councilman Jamm on Parks and Recreation, and Laird on HBO's Girls. Other TV credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Louie, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and "Wonder Showzen."

Film credits include Trainwreck, "Be Kind Rewind," and "Pootie Tang." Cartoon voice work includes Bob's Burgers, Archer, "Lucy: Daughter of the Devil," TV Funhouse, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He appeared as Video Cowboy in the ESPN web series "Mayne Street," and he created, wrote, directed and starred in a series of web shorts for Comedy Central called "Tiny Hands."

As a writer and consultant, Jon's credits include Inside Amy Schumer, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The Dana Carvey Show," "Human Giant," and "Cheap Seats." He has written several stories for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has also appeared in ESPN The Magazine, The Onion A.V. Club, and online for New York Magazine.

His first book, My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top was published by Harper Perennial, and he wrote and directed the music video for Bob Mould’s Star Machine.

A Comics Presentation with Nate Powell

Monday November 27, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Why are graphic novels so good at capturing history? Find out when Nate Powell stops by AADL for an early afternoon presentation. Best known for his work on the award-winning March series he co-created with Andrew Aydin and Civil Rights legend Congressman John Lewis, Powell will explore many of the unique and immersive storytelling principles used in comics.

Powell’s work also includes You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, and The Year of the Beasts. If you’ve ever wanted to tap into the power of graphic novels to explore history, or just wanted a deeper look into why they move us as readers, you won’t want to miss this!

Later that evening, Nate Powell, Andrew Aydin, and Congressman John Lewis will be appearing at Hill Auditorium (825 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109) on Monday, November 27 at 7:00 pm. Their free, public, and unticketed keynote talk is co-presented by the International Institute’s Conflict and Peace Initiative and the King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program as part of the regular Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series.

Special thanks to the Conflict and Peace Initiative at the University of Michigan’s International Institute. This event is part of the Fall 2017 social justice events series: Marching Forward.

Livestream Viewing Party of Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell Keynote

Monday November 27, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Can't find a seat at the main event? Join us at the Downtown Library to watch the livestream of the keynote presentation by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

Please note that this is an additional viewing opportunity — Congressman Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell will not be at AADL for this event. The main event is at Hill Auditorium (825 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109), and will offer open seating on a first come, first serve basis (i.e., there will be no tickets).

John Lewis is a civil rights leader and an American politician, serving Georgia’s 5th district since 1987. A member of the Democratic party leadership, Lewis has served as Senior Chief Deputy Whip since 2003. Born the son of Alabama sharecroppers, Lewis’s childhood was filled with deeply inspirational moments, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. heard on radio broadcasts. As a college student, Lewis’s inspiration fueled his commitment to end legalized racial segregation; he was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and was one of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won Lewis the admiration of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress. Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America. Lewis co-wrote his story with his then-Congressional Aid, now Digital Director and Policy Advisor, Andrew Aydin, in the form of the graphic novel trilogy, MARCH (2013). The collaborative work is illustrated by New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Nate Powell.

This Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series event is co-presented with the Conflict and Peace Initiative at the University of Michigan’s International Institute and the King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program. The Conflict and Peace Initiative is hosting a series of Fall 2017 social justice events called Marching Forward.

With additional support from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Department of Political Science; Institute for the Humanities; National Center for Institutional Diversity; Office of Community-Engaged Academic Learning; Rackham Graduate School; and Office of Research.

'Top Chef' and Author Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques

Monday November 27, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Kristen Kish was born in South Korea and adopted into a family in Kentwood, MI. She showed an affinity for cooking at a young age. Her mother suggested she go to culinary school and since attending Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, Kish has never looked back.

After moving to Boston, Kish worked in many high-profile restaurants including Michelin-star Chef Guy Martin’s Sensing and Barbara Lynch’s Stir as Chef de Cuisine, overseeing all back of house operations, including the design and execution of nightly menus and demonstration dinners for 10 guests. Kish competed on Bravo’s Top Chef Season 10 where she won the coveted title, becoming the second female chef to win the prestigious competition. She went on to become Chef de Cuisine of Menton, Chef Barbara Lynch’s fine dining restaurant. She left this position in 2014 to travel the world and write a cookbook.

Kish was co-host of “36 Hours,” a Travel Channel show that partnered with The New York Times to bring the hit newspaper column to television. In each episode, co-hosts Kish and Kyle Martino arrived in a new city where they had 36 hours to explore the most delicious foods and hot spots, and experienced the best attractions unique to each place.

Kish is currently traveling and will be going on tour with her first cookbook - Kristen Kish Cooking – which launches late October 2017.