Join us for a virtual visit to Julia Galloway’s studio where the potter will share through conversation and demonstration how she makes dinnerware from beginning to end. This includes idea development and research, things to consider when designing dinnerware, the making process and surface decoration. There will be a live question and answer period at the end of the presentation. Currently, Julia’s pottery is inspired by the growing list of endangered species in the United States.
Muralist and picture book creator Katie Yamasaki has created lavishly illustrated tales on the themes of diversity, resilience, and the impact of mass incarceration on communities. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and AADL staff discuss three of her works for children: Fish for Jimmy, When the Cousins Came, and Everything Naomi Loved.
Lucy recommends a LGBTQIA+ focused book for teens. A great way to get ideas for new titles. Books highlighted in this series will be available from AADL and Overdrive.
The Greatest Thing is recommended for ages 12 and up.
This discussion series celebrates Native American authors and books, across genres, across time, and across the continent.
This month, watch AADL staff for a discussion of There, There by Tommy Orange.
Author and community member Frances Kai-Hwa Wang joins AADL staff to discuss the documentary 1989 Who Killed Vincent Chin? She will provide background information about this anti-Asian American hate crime that happened in Detroit in 1981 and connect it to violence against Asian American people today.
What's one of your favorite collections of poetry?
Each week, a few AADL staff members have a brief chat where they answer one question – from "What's your favorite classic?" to "What book didn't live up to the hype?" – in a few minutes.
Join the conversation in the comments section. What book would you have picked for this week's Biblio Files?
Tune in each month as library staff recommends awesome books for awesome people in 3rd-5th grades!
Watch a quote come to life as AADL staff use their skills to make powerful words pretty.
See all our Arab American Heritage Month events here.
Sylvester Snail has got spring fever! Join Sylvester as he spends a joyous day inside a greenhouse. Plants! Animals! Spring!
Join Lucy as she shines a spotlight on the works of a single author. This month she looks at the novels of Talia Hibbert.
Talia Hibbert is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who lives in a bedroom full of books. She writes steamy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalized identities need honest and positive representation.
Talia and her many books reside in the English Midlands.