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Ann Arbor Summer Festival executive director Mike Michelon shared more information about opportunities for live performances for the upcoming Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Michelon about the opportunities created this year, which are different from a typical Summer Festival due to the ongoing pandemic.


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There has been a spike in interest, and sales, for Dr. Seuss' discontinued books.  WEMU's Heather Irvine checks in with the Ann Arbor District Library on their Seuss titles.


AADL To Improve WiFi Access At Branch Parking Lots

Dec 16, 2020
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The Ann Arbor District Library is in the process of improving its WiFi access points at branch location parking lots to better serve the community.  


Ann Arbor District Library Closes Due To COVID-19

Nov 16, 2020
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The Ann Arbor District Library will be closed during the next two weeks after library staff and family members of library employees tested positive for COVID-19.  

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The Ann Arbor District Library is commissioning a Black Lives Matter mural. 


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The Ann Arbor District Library’s downtown branch has reopened, two weeks after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.  

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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts.  Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and Jamie Vander Broek from the University of Michigan Book Arts Studio at the U-M Library.  The University Library is partnering with the Ann Arbor District Library to capture the feelings of these difficult times using "Mail Art."


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The Ann Arbor District Library is now offering contactless lobby pickup service.  


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The Ann Arbor District Library has launched a Black Lives Matter initiative.  

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With the doors closed on all its branches since mid-March, the Ann Arbor District Library System will gradually reopen over the coming weeks.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with library director Josie Parker about how that will take place and what library users can expect as they ease back into normal operations.


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The Ann Arbor District Library says COVID-19 will not impact its budget this year, but that it will most likely affect future budgets.  


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Did you know you can still check out books online from the Ann Arbor District Library?  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with library director Josie Parker about the many offerings the library has created, including its own YouTube TV station to stay connected with area residents.


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As businesses shut down and more people are being told to stay home, the Ann Arbor District Library is expanding its online options so people can still access their content.


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Concerns over the Coronavirus are prompting a growing number of local organizations to cancel, postpone, or issue advisories about upcoming events.

The Ann Arbor District Library is cancelling all library events and programs, effective immediately, and until further notice, although the libraries themselves will remain open to the public.

WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Library Director Josie Parker about their decision made in the interest of public health.


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On our next segment of “Beyond Books” with the Ann Arbor District Library, WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Rich Retyi about a special February event they are having called “Blind Date With A Book."


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In this edition of "Beyond Books," our partnership with the Ann Arbor District Library, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Rich Retyi, communications and marketing manager, and library director Josie Parker.  They talk about how the library is open and available to everyone in the community and puts special effort into being open in extreme weather conditions to make sure everyone has a safe place to go.


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Sarah Strader from Ann Arbor has been teaching reading and preschool skills to children in West Africa for 10-years now.  She joins WEMU's Lisa Barry to update us on the success of her nonprofit "Two Rabbits" and how she is making a global, educational impact.


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This time on “Beyond Books,” focusing on what’s happening at the Ann Arbor District Library, WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks to Rich Retyi from the library about a service they provide to help people publish their own books!  
 


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Ann Arbor Public Schools' billion dollar bond proposal is getting mixed reactions from local voters.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan spoke with voters and has their thoughts on the issue. 


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Libraries are about so much more than just books, so we bring you “Beyond Books,” here on 89.1 WEMU.

On our next segment, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Rich Retyi and Jody Harnish of the Ann Arbor District Library about the upcoming "WAYZGOOSE" festival celebrating the art of printing.


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Ever think about roleplaying or getting involved in a game or event that includes that?  That is the focus of the next edition of “Beyond Books,” our conversation with the Ann Arbor District Library that presents hundreds of community events each year.

WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with the library's Rich Retyi with Audrey Huggett, who created several different roleplaying programs for the library.


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This week on “Beyond Books,”  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Rich Retyi and Sara Wedell of the Ann Arbor District Library about a popular community event they sponsor known as “Nerd Nite.”


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Nearly 50 years ago, the world came to a stop when the first human walked on the moon.  It's a time in history that will once again be celebrated during this special anniversary.  As part of our Moon Landing coverage, 89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan interviewed a Washtenaw County resident about his experience with another Moon Landing mission.


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A visit to your local public library is about so much more than just checking out books.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Rich Retyi of the Ann Arbor District Library about the many different activities they have planned including a local celebration of the first moon landing 50 years ago.


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Reading comics has been a popular youth activity for decades.  In some cases, it inspires youngsters to seek out a career in the comics industry.  The youth organization "Kids Read Comics" was founded to encourage kids to get their creative juices flowing.  The organization's founder, Chelsea librarian Edith Donnel, discusses the project and latest engagement opportunities with WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich in this week's "creative:impact."

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A local library, at least in Ann Arbor, is much more than just about books.  So, WEMU has partnered with the Ann Arbor District Library for “Beyond Books” talking about the many different events going on there.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks to Rich Reyti and Nicole Williams about “The Summer Game” and the many other activities they are hosting. 


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Your local public library has so much more than just books.  That's why we bring you "Beyond Books," a monthly conversation with the Ann Arbor District Library about all the activities and services they offer.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Library Communications and Marketing Manager Rich Retyi and Erin Helmrich about the library's book publishing program, and Rich talks about all the different activities the library has for the local community.


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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.


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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by local and state arts leader Omari Rush.  Since the conversation will be heard on and around Valentine's Day, the discussion focuses on what it means to be an art lover and the meaning that can be derived from art.


November Election 2018: Ann Arbor's 'Proposal A'

Nov 2, 2018
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Passion and politics. Development versus preservation.  Controversy, divisiveness, and even litigation.  All of it surrounds a relatively small parcel of land in downtown Ann Arbor.  What happens next with the so-called “Library Lot” will be decided on November 6th.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan has more on Ann Arbor’s Proposal A.


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