Get in the winter mood with this delightful evening of jazz, as the Rob Crozier Trio plays a combination of winter-themed music and jazz standards.
The trio features some of the area’s best talent. Bassist, leader Rob Crozier has been working as a musician in the area for 15 years and holds a BFA in Jazz Studies from U-M. He is joined by the formidable drummer Pete Siers, and keyboardist Keaton Royer. The concert also features a special guest appearance by flutist/vocalist Kelly McDermott with rare seasonal songs from around the globe!
Get some pointers and tips on horror writing from the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers and the Three Corpse Circus Film Festival Staff, then begin or complete a one-to-three page horror short story at this workshop. We will also watch some film shorts from the Festival and discuss some favorite horror film moments.
The Three Corpse Circus is a forum for horror artists and fans to come together and enjoy their passion of the macabre. Their objective is to promote talent and honor success in the horror genre and to build a thriving horror community in Southeast Michigan.
Create a decorated gift-giving box that's nice-enough for the recipient to save as a keepsake.
Combine decorative shapes, metallic leafing pens, stick-on-jewels and various small-to-medium boxes to make your own truly original container, then give it as a gift, use it to wrap up a gift, or keep it for yourself!
Five community members were identified to initiate the project by participating in a series of professionally filmed and edited.interviews. Interviewees included Rosemarion Blake, Russell Calvert, Lydia Morton, Willis Patterson, and Johnnie Mae Seeley.
The interviews serve as a road map to what African Americans witnessed, experienced, shared, and contributed in building the community we see today. Topics such as race, gender and education equality, faith, housing, employment, community building activities, and infrastructure were presented and discussed, providing a spectrum relevant to issues and concerns within Washtenaw County.
This event will include a short program and an opportunity to speak with those interviewed. Light refreshments will be served. The Oral History project and the video interviews will be available for viewing and download on the Library website following the premiere.
A narrative retelling of the relationship to a person we’ve loved and lost becomes profound when the sense of smell is introduced as a catalyst for memory. Michelle Krell Kydd, editor of the award-winning blog Glass Petal Smoke, will introduce Smell Mapping a tool for cataloging memories and continuing our relationship with a loved one in an internalized form.
Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring aromatic items that remind them of a particular loved one who has passed on (cologne, shampoo, soap, spices, etc.). These will be used for personal inspiration and act as a catalyst for storytelling.
Old News Launch | Friday, October 21 | 7 pm | Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Join us this Friday as AADL unveils Old News, a new, online product devoted to the digitization of newspapers from Ann Arbor's past. Old News features articles and images from Ann Arbor newspapers including selections from the clippings and photo files of the Ann Arbor News, as well as 18 years of issues of Ann Arbor's 19th century newspapers.
Old News opens with thousands of articles and images from Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas and is just a beginning to be added to as time goes by. In addition to the ever-growing collection of materials from the Ann Arbor News documenting the 20th century in Ann Arbor, Old News provides online access to decades of newspapers from the 19th century as well. Browse or search through full issues of the Ann Arbor Argus, Ann Arbor Courier, Ann Arbor Argus-Democrat, Signal of Liberty, and Michigan Liberty Press. Explore over 100,000 articles from 1880-1900 to learn about where Ann Arbor was 125 years ago.
This event includes a discussion of the importance of historic newspapers and digitization from Frank Boles, Director of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University; an introduction/demo to Old News by AADL staff; and post-presentation refreshments.
Ever wanted to perform a song you wrote yourself? Learn the tricks of the trade from the Seattle-based band, The Board of Education. BOE lead singer, children's novelist Kevin Emerson and his bandmates will give you some great tips at this songwriting session.
After jamming with them here, be sure to catch their performance at the library's summer reading kick-off event at Top of the Park later that night!