Reggie Watts visits the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in support of his new memoir, Great Falls, MT: Fast Times, Post-Punk Weirdos, and a Tale of Coming Home Again. Reggie Watts will be available for a book signing following the event. Books can be pre-ordered through Booksweet. This event requires advance registration to attend. Register here free!
Glidden Pottery is a unique stoneware-bodied dinnerware and Artware that was produced in Alfred, New York from 1940 to 1957. This presentation by Margaret Carney will highlight the rich history and inspirational Glidden Pottery designs, glazes, and decorations. Part of the the IMoDD Unforgettable Dinnerware lecture series.
This event is in partnership with the International Museum of Dinnerware Design.
Each episode, a few AADL staff members present a book of their choice from a specific book topic such as favorite classic, book about nature, fiction under 200 pages, beloved children's book, etc. The topics span a multitude of genres. This episode the topic is women in translation.
For more Biblio Files recommendations, find past episodes here.
Why do so many Americans drive for miles each autumn to buy a vegetable that they are unlikely to eat? While most people around the world eat pumpkin throughout the year, North Americans reserve it for holiday pies and other desserts that celebrate the harvest season and the rural past. They decorate the front of their houses with pumpkins every autumn and welcome Halloween trick-or-treaters with elaborately carved jack-o’-lanterns. Towns hold annual pumpkin festivals featuring giant pumpkins and carving contests, even though few have any historic ties to the crop.
Watch AADL staff and other community members in a book discussion with The Unerased Book Club.
This month, they'll discuss The Verifiers by Jane Pek.
Sheela Lal and Fatema Haque are co-facilitators of The Unerased Book Club, a project of Rising Voices of Asian American Families that reads, and builds community through, Asian American literature.
Each week, AADL staff members share recipes in a specific category – from “Unusual Veggies” to “Favorite Cookies” - whether tried and true or tried and failed. The recipes that are discussed in this episode are attached to this event page. Please join the conversation in the comments section! What are your favorite recipes from this week’s category?
Lucy recommends LGBTQIA+ focused books for teens. A great way to get ideas for new titles. Books highlighted in this series will be available from AADL and Overdrive.
The Wicked Bargain is recommended for age 13 and up.
Find us on Main St at Ann Arbor's annual Green Fair! Learn about AADL's services and participate in some fun activities at our table!
The IndigiLit Book Club | AADL Staff Discussion of Sweetgrass Burning: Stories From The Rez by Barbara Robidoux on AADL.TV
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 Sweetgrass Burning: Stories From The Rez by Barbara Robidoux.
Gather ‘round for an evening of informed and informal talks from a friendly neighborhood expert! We’ll have three speakers, each presenting on a different topic and sharing interesting facts that you never knew you never knew! Past Nerd Nite speakers have led deep dives into topics from the legacy of Louis Pasteur, to the origin of elements, to how a trumpet works, to a dissection of romance novel tropes. So bring a friend, grab a drink, and enjoy an evening among fellow nerds. Be there and be square!