Much-lauded, Ann Arbor-based creative pair Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead read and discuss their new picture book, an original fable about a magical quest to bring the sunrise.
Join us for a conversation between Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Congressman Jamie Raskin about his new memoir Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy.
John U. Bacon presents his new book The Greatest Comeback: How Team Canada Fought Back, Took the Summit Series, and Reinvented Hockey.
John U. Bacon is the author of the national bestseller The Great Halifax Explosion and five bestselling books about college football, including Three and Out, Fourth and Long, Endzone, and Bo’s Lasting Lessons, co-authored with Michigan coach Bo Schembechler.
How to Find Your Creative Style By Getting Totally Lost, with Illustrator and Podcaster Andy J. Pizza
The path to finding the work that flows with ease is surprisingly not always an easy one, according to illustrator Andy J. Pizza. In this talk, Andy shares the personal story of how avoiding failure at all costs got in the way of his creative success, and how his drawing project that was as much equal parts daily, as it was fail-y, was the key to finding his style and ultimately a thriving creative practice.
This event will be live streamed. Check this page for details about how to access the livestream.
Mouse Guard author and illustrator David Petersen will present his ideas on worldbuilding and how it enriches the stories he tells from the Mouse Territories. Learn how David brings the world of Celanawe, Kenzie, Sadie and the rest of the Guard to life and hear some of David's favorite passages from Mouse Guard read in the characters' voices!
Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival Presents is AADL's celebration of comics artists throughout the year.
The Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival is a partnership between AADL and Kids Read Comics.
The Ann Arbor District Library is pleased to announce the release of five new literary works from our Fifth Avenue Press imprint! Our local authors have something to offer for a variety of readers!
This fall, Fifth Avenue Press celebrates the release of the following titles:
Tom Gauld returns with his wittiest and most trenchant collection of literary cartoons to date with REVENGE OF THE LIBRARIANS. Perfectly composed drawings are punctuated with the artist’s signature brand of humor, hitting high and low. Gauld is the wildly popular cartoonist behind The Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, Baking with Kafka, and his weekly strips in The Guardian and New Scientist.
This event includes a signing with books for sale.
Shirley Higuchi, a graduate of Huron High School and the University of Michigan, will discuss her book, Setsuko's Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration. She will describe life as a third-generation Japanese American learning about the incarceration of her parents and their families during World War II at the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming, and how that experience shaped her and thousands of other Japanese Americans whose parents told them little about that shameful period of American histo
Culinary Historians | Satisfaction Guaranteed: How Zingerman's Built a Corner Deli into a Global Food Community
Journalist Micheline Maynard will discuss her new book, Satisfaction Guaranteed: How Zingerman's Built a Corner Deli into a Global Food Community. Certain businesses are legendary, exerting immense influence in their field. Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is one of those places.
Sarah Sassoon and Ruth Behar will each share their children’s books, immigrant stories about tradition, family, and change. Joining us virtually, Sarah Sarah Sassoon will discuss her book Shoham’s Bangle.