Culinary Historians | Lisa McDonald: Tea for Dummies

Lisa McDonald is the co-author of Tea for Dummies, a guide to enjoying the delicate flavors and health benefits of the world’s second most popular beverage. She will discuss research on tea’s benefits, where it’s grown, how it’s processed and how it’s enjoyed around the world. Lisa is the proprietor of TeaHaus, a tea store, tea room and café in downtown Ann Arbor.

This event is in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

Game Designer Expo | Role-Playing Safety: How To Run Tough TTRPG or LARP Sessions – And Succeed!

Getting into role-playing can be exciting and fun, but it also comes with many challenges. How do all of the players get onto the same page about what they're comfortable with? How do we deal with sensitive issues when they come up? And most importantly, how can we ensure everyone has a good time by the end of the session?

Author Event | An Interview with Alice Henderson on AADL.TV

Join Lucy as she speaks with Alice Henderson, author of the thrilling Alex Carter Suspense series, about her new book in this series, "A Ghost of Caribou"

Alice is a wildlife researcher whose love of wild places inspired her Alex Carter thriller series, which includes A Solitude of Wolverines, A Blizzard of Polar Bears, and now, A Ghost of Caribou. This series blends Alice's scientific work with her creative work to provide readers with an experience full of suspense, survival, and the animal world.

Degenerate Dinnerware: Shape and Decoration with Rolf Achilles

Rolf Achilles is an independent art and architecture historian who collects and researches German mass-produced airbrushed ceramics, textiles, and wallpapers created between 1928-1938. In 1936, they were classified by German law, along with paintings, sculpture, books, and music as degenerate and illegal. His presentation is part of the IMoDD Unforgettable Dinnerware lecture series.

This event is in partnership with the International Museum of Dinnerware Design.

Author Event | Aaron Ahuvia: The Things We Love: A Workshop Of Self Discovery

Love occurs mainly between people, yet we also love all sorts of other things, such as sports teams, phones, photos, cars, clothing, hobbies, and nature. Is that love the same as loving a person? Is it really love at all? Does it compete with other people for our affection? Does it make our lives richer? Can it go too far?

Author Event | Shannon Gibney: The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption

Shannon Gibney, author and class of 1993 graduate of Community High School, will read from and discuss her new genre-bending book The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption.

DEI Deconstructed: Author Lily Zheng on How We Create Inclusive Communities

In the midst of a rising awareness of social inequalities, the acronym "DEI" has become an ever-present buzzword in workplaces across the world. But underneath our talk and commitment is the real challenge: how do we actually create better communities for everyone in practice? What can we learn from advocates and practitioners who have come before us? 

Recipe Share | Thanks for Sharing Recipe Swap

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?