Upcoming Events

Circle K Homework Help

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

The Michigan History Project and Author Mike Rosenbaum Present a Slideshow from Their New Book, “WOLVERINE: A Photographic History of Michigan Football”

The might and majesty of Michigan football is never more evident than when captured in the photographic image. Join us as author Mike Rosenbaum views highlights of U-M Football history and the compelling new book WOLVERINE: A Photographic History of Michigan Football. With over a thousand rare and never-before-seen pictures, it features an in-depth look at five landmark seasons.

• 1925: Benny Friedman, Bennie Oosterbaan, and the “greatest team I ever coached,” according to the illustrious Fielding Yost.
• 1947: A perfect 10-0 season for Fritz Crisler’s Mad Magicians, led by All-Americans Bob Chappuis and Bump Elliott.
• 1969: Bo Schembechler’s first incredible year as coach, featuring the legendary 24-12 upset of the “invincible” Ohio State Buckeyes.
• 1997: Fifty years later another perfect season, crowned with victory in Pasadena and a Heisman trophy for Charles Woodson.
• 2011: Star quarterback Denard Robinson led the Wolverines to an exciting 11-2 season capped with an overtime win at the Sugar Bowl.

The event includes a booksigning and books will be for sale (at a discounted price).

The Michigan History Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to telling the stories of the many extraordinary people and places that have made our state their home.

Cuba: An Opening Door

This exhibit includes 51 photos taken during Sandy Schopbach’s recent trip to Cuba.

Some are landscapes: the harbor and streets of Havana, the bay of Cienfuegos, the church and cobbled streets of Trinidad (the Cuban city, not the country), and the countryside in between. Others are snapshots of daily life: the vendors in the covered market of Cienfuegos, people watching the streets below from their balconies, students in uniform enjoying the end of the school day. Still others are portraits: the young singer in a restaurant, or the proud veteran with his many medals, or the woman-with-cigar posing for photos to earn extra money.

Cuba reminds Sandy of the America of the fifties. It’s a country perched on the precipice of the great changes that will come, now that relations have been re-established. A few young people are already walking around with their ears glued to a cell phone. And until mid-summer the U.S. Embassy in Havana flew no flag and was only a “U.S. Interests Office." Things are changing and perhaps they will change fast.

Still, she hopes that much will remain of the Cuba she saw during this magic visit to an island that has remained a Never-Never-Land for so many years.

Animals in Rhyme: The Friends of Mother Goose

This exhibit celebrates Mother Goose and the rhymes that bring humor and delight to early reading experiences. From Little Bo-Peep's wandering sheep to Mother Hubbard's demanding dog, visitors will find familiar (and some unfamiliar) animal friends in print and on parade. Come and explore over 100 years of illustrated rhymes from the University of Michigan Special Collections Library's Children's Literature Collection and the William A. Gosling Pop-up and Movable Book Collection.

Organized by animal species, each section of the exhibit presents both lesser-known rhymes and old favorites as interpreted by some of the most important children’s book illustrators of the past hundred years. Mervyn Peake’s “Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross,” Jerry Pinkney’s “Three Little Kittens,” and Robert Sabuda’s pop-up “Itsy Bitsy Spider” are only a few of the visual delights on display.

This year’s exhibit is curated by Juli McLoone, Outreach Librarian & Curator of the Special Collections Library. Many thanks to Marieka Kaye of the Preservation & Conservation Department and Anne Elias and Karmen Beecroft of the Special Collections Library for their help in designing, preparing, and installing this exhibit, and to Beverly Black, Steve Daut, Laura Lee Hayes, and Jennifer Otto of the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild for sharing their storytelling talent and expertise

Circle K Homework Help

Need help with homework? Students in grades K–12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary — just drop by!

Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain

When drugs are taken repeatedly their effects often change. Most people are aware that some effects get smaller and smaller – a phenomenon known as tolerance. However, the repeated use of drugs of abuse can also lead to a very different kind of change; some drug effects get bigger and bigger – a phenomenon known as sensitization. Brain regions that are normally involved in regulating motivated behavior are among those that can undergo sensitization, and as these brain systems become hypersensitive this can lead to a pathological increase in the desire (motivation) to take drugs. In this talk, Dr. Terry E. Robinson will focus on the ways drug abuse can change the brain, how this influences behavioral and psychological function, and how such changes may contribute to the transition from mere drug use to addiction.

Dr. Terry E. Robinson is the Elliot S. Valenstein Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the U-M Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, and is known internationally for his research concerning the persistent behavioral and neurobiological consequences of repeated psychostimulant drug use, and the implications of these for addiction and relapse.

This program is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

Health Insurance Options for Michiganders: Why You Should Get it and How!

Do you have health insurance? Did you know that 70% of people can get health insurance for less than $50 a month? Come learn more about your health insurance options at this event, led by representatives of the Washtenaw Health Initiative.

This session will provide information about health insurance options and will also provide information to refer community members to services that can directly enroll people into the coverage they’re eligible for.

The Washtenaw Health Initiative is a voluntary, county-wide collaboration focused on how to improve access to coordinated care for the uninsured and low-income and Medicaid populations. The effort includes representatives from the University of Michigan Health System, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, health plans, county government, community services, physicians, and safety net providers. More than 80 organizations and 180 individuals participate.

Three Across: An Evening with Your Friendly Neighborhood Crossword Constructors

Join us for a conversation with a panel of Michigan-based crossword puzzle creators whose work has been published in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.

Our panelists will include constructors Tracy Bennett, Peter Collins, and Will Nediger, as they discuss the challenges of creating a good puzzle, wordplay tips, puzzle pet peeves and the process of getting from concept to publication.

Secret Lab Open Workshop

The Secret Lab will be open with staff available to give tours and assist in projects. Try your hand at some music tools, use our hand tools to work on a project, or watch our 3D printer in action, but SHHHH... it's a secret!

JUST BABIES! with Denise Owens

Denise Owens, teacher of Kindermusik, will lead this music, rhyme, and touch program for babies to pre-walkers.

No siblings, please