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.

Exploring the Mind | COVID-19, Inflammation, and Risks for Long-Term Memory Decline

Join Dr Natalie Tronson, Associate Professor of Psychology, for a presentation on her research using animal models to learn more about the long-term neurological effects of inflammation and viral illness and how this can be equated to COVID-19.  Dr Tronson will discuss COVID-related risks for dementias including Alzheimer's disease, and long-COVID.

Nerd Nite at Venue

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!

AACME Presents: OneHackerBand

Join Aaron Todd, OneHackerBand, for a presentation that will be part musical performance, part techie talk, and perfect for all ages. OneHackerBand is a one-person band with hacked instruments mixed with other techie shenanigans. Animatronics, music, electronic creations/experiments and assorted geek stuff!

This event is part of the Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo. Find out more here.

Early Childhood Language Development with Mehreen Kakwan

Mehreen Kakwan, speech pathologist and author of Billy Gets Talking, will discuss early childhood language development and issues that could prompt a parent to seek out a specialist for a speech-language evaluation. She will focus on early speech and language milestones for children between the ages of 1 to 4 years old, sharing techniques for encouraging receptive and expressive language development. She will also touch on bilingualism and certain disorders such as childhood apraxia and autism as they relate to language.