Ann Arbor District Library - Downtown

Location

343 South Fifth
Ann Arbor
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MI
48104
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US

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Past Events

Sunday
Sep
20
2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 10am through Monday, September 21, 2015 at 11pm
10am through Monday, September 21 at 11pm
You are invited to join other public citizens and engaged people worldwide, in observing International Day of Peace, in Downtown Ann Arbor, Sunday, September 20 in the Library Lane Parking Lot/ Commons (10am-11pm) and on Monday, September 21,the official United Nations Day of Peace, in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Downtown Public Library on Fifth Avenue, 1-9PM. A Program Planning Meeting, September 10, at 310 South Ashley, will begin setting the program of music talk, film, food, exhibits and good ideas for peace,... in the World and in our towns and County. There will be an "Expo" of Public Use Development ideas for the Library Lot "commons," as a place dedicated to the creation and experience of a culture of peace and non-violence. Everyone can do something for peace, Share your ideas, plan to participate. Write megiddo@umich.edu and look for Ann Arbor Peace Day on Facebook for developments. Call for questions and to help.734 657-8083. ***************************************** The program, so far, will include presentation of the "Women, Peace and Security" program and report on the 100th Birthday Celebration and Congress of the Women's International League of Peace and Freedom in the Hague, and the Conference of "Women's Power to Stop War," of about 1000 women from 80+ countries, putting "gender justice" in the center of peacemaking. Also an eyewitness film,"In the Image," This is Palestine, by young Palestinian Women given video cameras to document the occupation. Authentic. The Megiddo Peace Table will be there, receptive to all outstanding questions. Many displays and art are being invited from peace organizations and artists and individuals. Musicians of quality and inspiration will help turn the heart and raise the spirit from Alan Haber and Odile Hugonot Haber Megiddo Peace Project
Sunday
Apr
19
2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 10am-10pm
10am-10pm
Hello Ann Arbor Community and beyond! Please join us as we celebrate Earth Day in Downtown Ann Arbor on Fifth Avenue and Library Lane. Keep reading for the live music line-up below! Earth Day is a gathering for all ages and interests! We will be holding roundtables, listening to music, cloth-swaping, planting seeds, looking at demonstrations, and imagining a greener downtown. Come to learn about your city's ecology, come to plan for better environmental action, come to sing and dance, come to chalk and bounce, come to meet your neighbors, come to honor earth, and come to make a commitment to future generations! Location: Fifth Avenue by the Library on "the Commons-to-be" and the designated future urban park. We encourage folks also to get on the bus and visit the Earth Day Festival at the Leslie Science and Nature Center from noon to 4:00 p.m. Earth Day in the downtown will be from 10 a.m. -10 p.m., anytime, or all the time. A warm Spring Day has been requested. Sunday, April 19th, 2015. We invite you to participate in any capacity that best suits your interest and ability, whether as a co-sponsor, planner, contributor, supporter, appreciator, attendee, or all of the above! If you would like to participate and/or co-sponsor this community Earth Day event, please send an email to: downtownannarborearthday@gmail.com Here is the list of performers and speakers. Earth Day Downtown Ann Arbor April 19, 2015 ~ Schedule of Events 10 a.m. Opening Ceremony Alan Haber and Committee members Library Green Conservancy Des Preston: “Origins of Earth Day, 1970” James Perkison: Poetry, Water, and Detroit 11:00 Marco Bruschtein: Blues & slide guitar, Indian classical and African rhythms. 11:30 Mike Anglin: Ann Arbor City Council 11:45 Shelley Catalan: Acoustic Latin-infused roots and folk 12:15 Old Friends: Musical Trio with popular songs from 50's to 90's 12:45 Ann Rall: “Water is a Human Right” *Earth day yoga with Carrie Gibbs Fraser at 1:00 p.m. 1:00 Writer L. Bush, poet, author and activist: "Change the Conversation" featuring Carmel Liburdi, Singer-songwriter 1:15 Carmel Liburdi: DMA nominated singer/songwriter/ activist performing indie folk/punk 1:45 Ellen Livingston: Spring Detox Talk – Natural Healing 2:00 Drew Howard & Miko Fossum: Drew is a Detroit Music Award winning instrumentalist and joined by singer-songwriter Miko Fossum to form an acoustic folk duo playing guitar & dobro with tight contrasting vocal harmonies. 2:30 Greg Pratt: Tiny House Talk 2:45 Tomm Becker, Sunseed Farm: Human and planetary health from local, ecologically grown food 3:00 Valeriya Epshteyn: Climate Change Teach-In Report 3:15 Ben Sayler: Environmental Justice 3:30 Peter Linebaugh, Professor of History, Univ. of Toledo: “Magna Carta and the Commons” 3:45 Kay Brown: Original Rhythm and Blues 4:00 Mico Folkes: Jamaican Reggae and Rhythm 4:15 Open Mic: Community Announcements 4:30 Josh Brady & Jordan Adema: Guitar, vocals and driving hot fiddle 5:00 Mico Folkes: Jamaican Reggae and Rhythm 5:15 Magdalen Fossum: Traditional, old jazz, contemporary & original songs on guitar & ukulele 5:45 Todos Libre: Music Improv with Saxophone, Ukelele, and Bass 6:00 Yousef Rabhi, Washtenaw County Commissioner “Sustainability and Local Government” 6:15 Michael Henry, Chair, Ann Arbor Democratic Party “Environmental Activism: Whose Fight Is It?” 6:30 J. Washburn Gardner: A unique and lyrical voice-drawing inspiration from his adventures and misadventure in love, friendship, family and pets; with songs of love, pain, joy, and coffee. 7:00 K. Smitty and The Detroit Pickers: Playing old-timey music! 7:30 Audra Kubat: Detroit Music Award winning singer/songwriter, composer, performer, and educator. Her music is “an offering of stark and beautiful reality that possesses experience yet embraces the whimsical." 8:15 Anna Erlewine, Singer-songwriter with a driving acoustic guitar and powerful, lyrical original songs 9:00 Closing Remarks with Odile Hugonot Haber, U.S. Delegate, WILPF 9:15 Rhyta Musik: 8 piece Brass Band that play original and traditional folk tunes from the Balkans and New Orleans. Activities, Tables, and Discussions throughout the Day Megiddo Peace Table | Argus Farm Stop | People’s Food Co-op | Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti | Citizens’ Climate Lobby Committee to Ban Fracking | Moctar | Tiny Houses | DecaDome Yurt The Public Option: Future of the Library Lot | Live Drawings and Community Visioning | Chalk Art | Blue Ribbon Decorating the Ann Arbor Earth Coordinates | Spontaneous Creativity | Random Dancing *Earth day yoga with Carrie Gibbs Fraser at 1:00 p.m. Please Invite your friends to this page! Share and spread the word. Thanks and see you there! http://www.facebook.com/events/942918272384883/
Friday
Mar
20
2015
Friday, March 20, 2015 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
The Washtenaw County Volunteers are currently meeting weekly. Locations change but are typically centered near the Ann Arbor District Library. Parking structures are located on Fifth street just across from the library. This meeting is hosted by our Washtenaw County coordinators Nancy W. and Peggy D. This meeting is an organizational meeting for those who have officially volunteered. It is not an explorative meeting but those still learning about fracking are welcome to come and listen. Our meetings start with news about fracking issues around the country and quickly delve into organizational discussions centered around upcoming events and the committee happenings around the state. Typical agenda: • What's news • Advisory Committee Update • Action items • Events update • Focus Group updates • Round Table
Wednesday
Jun
25
2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
The majority of the Ann Arbor School Board surprised and shocked many by voting last week to end the long relationship with the custodial staff and their AFSCME union and instead hire a private company for those services. The decision was hasty and did not allow time for the workers to pursue their idea to form a worker coop that would save the District money and save the jobs of these important members of our school community. On Friday, an ad hoc committee of union and community activists convened by the Huron Valley Central Labor Council met to assess new developments, talk through possible responses and work out the details. Our goals are to find ways to support the custodial workers, members of AFSCME Local 1182, limit the damage of privatization in this case and prevent others in the future. This kind of privatization is not just a serious and unnecessary blow to the custodians, but also bad for the students and bad for the community. We will hold a 6:30 pm press conference this Wednesday, June 25, at the Ann Arbor Downtown Library, followed by a presence at the 7 pm School Board meeting upstairs. There will be brief statements from one of the custodial workers affected by the privatization, a parent, one of the developers of the worker co-op idea, a faith leader and a speaker from the Huron Valley Central Labor Council. We ask that you set aside the 1.5 hours necessary to join us for the press conference and the first hour of the School Board meeting. Please let us know if you will come by emailing e.ian.robinson@gmail.com. http://www.facebook.com/events/734182373291211/
Wednesday
Apr
23
2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We hope that you'll be able to join us on Wednesday to keep filling out ArborWiki. Spread the word to others who might be interested and think about what areas or sub-projects might be most exciting and useful to expand/update! Mariah Cherem Production Librarian Ann Arbor District Library
Wednesday
Mar
26
2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
This event is intended for adults and teens grade 9 and up What’s ArborWiki? It’s the community generated source for details on everything from birthday deals to local history to the lowdown on volunteer opportunities for youth and teens. Since it’s a “civic wiki” it’s created, edited and maintained by locals. That could mean you! If you have an interest in any aspect of the Arbor/Ypsi area—parks, history, local happenings—you might be a perfect ArborWiki contributor or editor. Meet some of the current crew of editors and hop in to edit/create entries about your community. Bring your laptop or use one of ours!
Monday
Feb
3
2014
Monday, February 3, 2014 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
A conversation on "Opting Out" of testing from how to and why it is an important tool in stopping education reform. Our panel consists of parents, teachers and community members who are concerned about the current state of public education and how high stakes testing will effect the students. http://www.facebook.com/events/195887850606743/