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Author Event | Anne Curzan: Says Who?: A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words

Calling all word nerds and language enthusiasts! Join us for the launch event for Says Who?: A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words, the eagerly awaited book by Michigan's own Anne Curzan—acclaimed linguist, dean of the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and co-host of Michigan Public’s “That’s What They Say” program. 

Recipe Share | Trendy Toasts

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?

First Chapter Friday Episode 79 | The Cricket War by Tho Pham and Sandra McTavish on AADL.TV

Join Lucy as she reads the first chapter of a new or favorite Middle Grade or YA book. A great way to get ideas for new titles and to jump start reading! Titles highlighted will be available from Overdrive and AADL.

The Cricket War is a middle grade book recommended for age 9 and up.

Recipe Share | Will It Skillet

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?

Nerd Nite

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!

Feeding Art Deco

A central aspect of the culture and lifestyle of the 1920s and 30s was the creation and consumption of food.  You could exist in an Art Deco world where everything from the soup to the nuts was inflected with this style. As a pervasive mode, Deco shaped a total environment and eating was an integral part of this. Tableware, of course, was a significant feature. The lecture will focus upon some of the more striking results of this encounter.

The IndigiLit Book Club | AADL Staff Discussion of This Accident of Being Lost by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 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 This Accident of Being Lost by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.