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Beyond Books: What's Happening At Your Community Public Library

Apr 3, 2019

Rich Retyi and Josie Parker of the Ann Arbor District Library
Credit Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

We’re beginning a new feature here on WEMU called “Beyond Books,” connecting with the local library system to talk about how they’ve become a community space offering a multitude of services and activities.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Josie Parker, the director of the Ann Arbor District Library, and Rich Retyi, Communications and Marketing Manager for the Ann Arbor library system, about all the different events and activities they offer.


As many know, technology makes accessing information a lot easier.  Yet, libraries still have a purpose in our community.  The Ann Arbor library system, in particular, offers everything from meeting places to children's storytime to, as Rich Retyi puts it, "information to everybody."

In the months to come, you'll hear all about the special services and events local libraries will be holding.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu