The Unerased Book Club | The Verifiers by Jane Pek on AADL.TV

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.

Author Event | RJ Smith: Chuck Berry: An American Life

RJ Smith discusses "Chuck Berry: An American Life," his comprehensive and critically acclaimed portrait of one of the greatest American entertainers, guitarists, and lyricists of the 20th century. Based on interviews, archival research and a deep understanding of Berry's birthplace St. Louis, Smith sheds new light on a man few have ever really understood.

Author Event | Anthony Marra: Mercury Pictures Presents

Literati Bookstore and the Ann Arbor District Library welcome bestselling, award-winning author Anthony Marra in support of the paperback release of Mercury Pictures Presents, The epic story of a brilliant woman who must reinvent herself to survive in 1940s Hollywood and fascist Europe, a timeless tale of love, deceit, and sacrifice.

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.

Artist Talk | Kayla Powers: Place-Based Art

In this talk, artist and naturalist Kayla Powers will discuss the experiential research that informs her place-based art practice. Years of gardening and city living have given rise to her unique approach to foraging for plants in an urban environment. She will describe the process and inspiration behind her “living quilts”, the role of beauty in art, and the importance of cultivating a relationship with place. 

Concert | The Arab Blues

Karim Nagi (Egypt/Chicago) and Rami Gabriel (Lebanon/Chicago) create a dynamic and unique amalgam of traditional Arabic music and Chicago Blues. Authentic Arabic instruments like the Oud, Buzuq, Tublah and Riqq are used along with Guitar and Drum Set to create a sound that could have only been imagined in America. Karim & Rami express their tradition and identity through the compositions and improvisational excursions from their two traditions.

Biblio Files: Episode 99 | Contemporary Nonfiction on AADL.TV

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. The theme this episode is contemporary nonfiction.

For more Biblio Files recommendations, find past episodes here.