First Chapter Friday Episode 23 | Before the Ever After by Jaqueline Woodson on AADL.TV

Join Lucy as she reads the first chapter of a new or favorite Middle Grade or YA book. A great way to get ideas for new titles and to jump start reading! Titles highlighted will be available from Overdrive and AADL.

Before the Ever After is a Middle Grade book recommended for ages 10 and up.

Japan Week | Gyotaku Fish Printing Demo on AADL.TV

In celebration of Japan Week, and in partnership with the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, AADL staff present a demonstration of Gyotaku – the art of fish printing.

Gyotaku dates to the mid-1800s, and was originally a form of record keeping, but it has evolved into an art form. In this brief demonstration, you'll learn the tools needed to make your own prints from real or artificial fish.  The AADL staff use a set of synthetic fish for printing.