A2ZERO Sustainability Forum | Get to Know HERD: the Home Energy Rating Disclosure Ordinance

Please join us for an evening of exploration and discussion around Ann Arbor’s Home Energy Rating Disclosure (HERD) ordinance, which will officially take effect on March 12th, 2024. HERD requires single-family homes in Ann Arbor receive a Home Energy Score (HES) prior to being listed for sale. In this second session of the 2024 Sustainability Series, hear from staff of Ann Arbor’s Office of Sustainability and Innovations about why the ordinance was passed, what a Home Energy Score is, how residents can sign up for a Home Energy Score assessment, and more. 

Diversity in the Outdoors Speaker Series with Natural Area Preservation

Join us for the launch of our Diversity in the Outdoors speaker series, in partnership with Natural Area Preservation. This month's speakers will be Victor Chen, leader of the Washtenaw Audubon BIPOC birding hikes and Brandan Freeman, founder of the Ann Arbor Shades of the Outdoors group.

This event is in partnership with the Natural Area Preservation.


Author Event | Hafsah Faizal: A Tempest of Tea

Author Hafsah Faizal will read from and discuss her latest book, A Tempest of Tea.

On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by dark, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it—and she can’t do the job alone.

Culinary Historians | The History of Bread in Medieval Europe

In his Summation of All Theology (published in the 1260s), Thomas Aquinas stated categorically that God was not present in sacred breads made from any grains other than wheat. Aquinas further advised that the wheaten host should be made as small, flat, white discs without any leavening, completely unlike the bread people ate at home. Yet a thousand years earlier Christians had celebrated Jesus’s Last Supper using whatever breads they had at hand.

Fifth Avenue Studios Presents Melody Korkmaz

Melody Korkmaz will perform music from her debut album “I Know You Didn’t Ask,”. She's a 20-year-old independent singer-songwriter who uses her music to explore themes of identity, love, and self-expression. If you like indie, pop, or R&B vibes, come and listen!

Melody's album was created with the help of Fifth Avenue Studios and will be available to stream in the AADL catalog on February 17.

Author Event | A Bright Heart: An Evening with Fantasy Author Kate Chenli

What if you could avenge your own murder? A brilliant young woman gets a second chance at life in this debut Young Adult tale of vengeance, court intrigue, and romance, inspired by classic Chinese tropes.

Come meet local author Kate Chenli as she reads an excerpt of her debut novel A Bright Heart. After her reading there will be time for questions from the audience followed by a book signing! Copies of A Bright Heart will be available for purchase at the event.