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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of May 20, 2019

Ann Arbor is an educated and educational community, providing an ample selection of brown bag lectures, seminars, and other colloquia. The Calendar covers events from authors on book signing tours to politicians on the stump.





 
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Monday


May 2019
 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Elizabeth George: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This bestselling mystery writer reads from The Punishment She Deserves, the latest in her Inspector Lynley series. This time, a murder suspect in police custody dies, prompting more investigations.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. May 6: "Love Ya, Mom: Celebrating Mothers." May 13: "Low-Cost No-Cost Adventures." May 20: "An Immigrant in the Sanctuary: When Faith and Politics Collide." May 27: "An Encounter with God: A Prime Minister's Supernatural Experience."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father": Nicola's Books.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss discusses his new book about 1950s U.S. paranoia over communism, told through the story of his father, a WWII vet who was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for 5 years. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline": Literati Bookstore.

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Detroit writer Paul Vachon discusses his new book about the history of Detroit that touches on its establishment as an 18th-century French outpost, its fall to the British in the War of 1812, its history of slavery, its rich architectural heritage, and more. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


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Tuesday


May 2019
 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Berlin: History and Highlights of a Fascinating City": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by southeast Michigan resident Mariya Fogarasi, who spent 10 years in Berlin.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Cecile Richards: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This former Planned Parenthood president, daughter of the late Texas governor Ann Richards, reads from Make Trouble: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Find the Courage to Lead, her new book of lessons for would-be activists.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Jessica Francis Kane: Literati Bookstore.

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This Ann Arbor-bred writer reads from and discusses Rules for Visiting, her new humorous novel about a university gardener, more at home with plants than people, who sets out on a yearlong odyssey to reconnect with old friends. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Nature's Raw Vegan Spring Detox": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local aromatherapist Margo Hertzfeld.
7-8:30 p.m., PFC Café, 216 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 994-4589. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How You Can Save People, the Planet, and 10,000,000 Pounds of Carbon Dioxide": Sierra Club Huron Valley.

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The Appropriate Technology nonprofit founder John Barrie discusses the 12 years he's spent installing solar lighting in homes in Guatemala.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 272-5194. [map]


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Wednesday


May 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

"CBSSM Research Colloquium with Ruha Benjamin, PhD": Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine.

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The CBSSM Research Colloquium will feature the Bishop Lecture in Bioethics. Ruha Benjamin, PhD, will present the Bishop Lecture with a talk entitled: "Black Afterlives Matter: Reimagining Bioethics for an Ailing Body Politic."
Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she serves on the executive committees of the Center for Digital Humanities and Center for Global Health and Health Policy, and is an Associate Faculty member in the Center for Information Technology Policy, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Program in History of Science, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and Department of Sociology.

The lecture is jointly presented by CBSSM and the Ronald C. and Nancy V. Bishop Lectureship in Bioethics fund. We are also grateful to this year's co-sponsors, The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) and the Science, Technology & Society (STS) Program.
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons,, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. kryanz@umich.edu http://cbssm.med.umich.edu/news-events/events/lecture/2019-bishop-lecture-featuring-ruha-benjamin-phd/wed-05222019 [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (11 a.m. Wed. and 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
11 a.m. (Wed.) and 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Black Afterlives Matter: Reimagining Bioethics for an Ailing Body Politic": U-M Bishop Lecture in Bioethics.

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Talk by Princeton University African American studies professor Ruha Benjamin.
11:15 a.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. kryanz@umich.edu. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Foreshadowing the Automotive Industry": Ann Arbor City Club Dine & Discover.

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Talk by Automotive News chief content officer Jamie Butters. Dinner. Preceded at 5 p.m. by a reception.
6 p.m., City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $33 (members, $28). Reservations required by May 10. annarborcityclub.org; 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]


 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Smell and Tell: A Taste of Honey": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning flavor and fragrance blog Glass Petal Smoke, introduces participants to the Honey Flavor Wheel developed by the University of California Honey and Pollination Center. Honey tastings.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"5000 Ways to Know You're From Detroit: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Where were you in 1952…'62…'72…'82? If you grew up in the Detroit area, then this presentation is about - and for - you. Think Boblo Island, Edgewater Park, Faygo, Vernors, Hudson's, Kresge's, Sanders, Stroh's, Coney Dogs, Motown Records, Grande Ballroom, Gordie Howe, Al Kaline, Joe Louis, The Big 8, Twin Pines…and that's just for starters!
Authors Chris Edwards and Elaine Weeks present their book, 5000 Ways to Know You're From Detroit: Recollections and Images from The Baby Boomer Years: 1939-1980. Book sale and signing to follow.
Find out more at https://www.detroit5000.com/
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. ggainsley@ypsilibrary.org https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/5000-ways-you-know-youre-from-detroit/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and the Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

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Featured Reader: Marilynn Rashid, a senior lecturer in Spanish at Wayne State University, has been active in the peace and environmental movement. Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, Comstock Review, The MacGuffin, and Runes. Her translations of poems by José Jiménez Lozano have appeared in many journals, and she has performed often in readings.
All writers welcome to read their own or other favorite poetry or short fiction afterward at open mic. Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave Jibson
see our blog at Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Free. 7346652757. info@crazywisdom.net http://www.crazywisdom.net [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Effective Communication with Persons with Dementia": Holy Faith Church.

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Dementia robs persons of the ability to talk to us with words, but mutual communication with these persons is still possible, and so very valuable. This free presentation will explore how communication still takes place through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language, how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. There will also be information within the class material, and also as handouts, on where and how to get support and help in dealing with all aspects of living with dementia.
This is part of Holy Faith's 11 week dementia awareness program, In This Together, offering talks on dementia-related topics every Wednesday evening at 7 through July 17. For a full schedule and further information go to www.holy-faith-church-org. Holy Faith has abundant parking, no steps, wide doors, plenty of seating, and cookies. All are welcome.
Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor Saline Rd Saline, Saline. Free. 7033953824. jimmangisr@gmail.com holy-faith-church.org [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Reading by WSU Spanish senior lecturer Marilynn Rashid, whose poetry and translations of contemporary Spanish writer José Jiménez Lozano have appeared in numerous journals. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike.
7-8:45 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Estate Planning 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley representative discusses wills and the estate planning process.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Gino Segrè's 2002 book, A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of our Species, Planet, and Universe.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Nonmembers also invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


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Thursday


May 2019
 11:30 a.m. 

Orin Grossman: U-M Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series.

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Talk by this Fairfield University (Connecticut) visual and performing arts professor, an expert on George Gershwin and interpreter of American and European music.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $45 (members, free). jill@thefairchilds.net, 417-0816. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Older Adults Thursday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Thurs.. All invited to join a current events discussion group led by Heather Dombey.
1-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free, except as noted. 971-0990. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence": U-M Clements Library.

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University of Virginia history professor S. Max Edelson discusses his 2017 book about British maps envisioning schemes of colonial development and control in America.
6 p.m., U-M Business School Robertson Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Free. Preregistration requested at myumi.ch/6k1wR. 647-0864. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline": Dexter District Library.

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Detroit writer Paul Vachon discusses his brand-new book about the history of Detroit that touches on its establishment as an 18th-century French outpost, its fall to the British in the War of 1812, its history of slavery, its rich architectural heritage, and more.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Word for Woman Is Wilderness": Literati Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Abi Andrews' new novel told from the perspective of an English teenager traveling to Alaska to document the ways men are allowed to express rugged individualism more than women. The narrative is interwoven with facts, images, maps, and anecdotes on subjects ranging from the moon landings to Thoreau.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


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Friday


May 2019
 Noon  Free! 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Friday Night A.I.": U-M Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

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U-M computer scientists discuss the latest news in artificial intelligence.
6 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Clayton Eshleman: Literati Bookstore.

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This National Book Award-winning writer, translator, and poet (and EMU English professor emeritus) reads from Pollen Aria, his brand-new collection of mostly new poems. Eshleman's poetry has been described as witty and abrasive and revolves around myth, psychology, archaeology, and surrealism. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


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Saturday


May 2019
 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demos. "Fantastic Fluids" (11 a.m.) explores the basics of fluid dynamics. Participants learn how wind creates waves and test the surface tension of different liquids. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (11 a.m. Wed. and 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
11 a.m. (Wed.) and 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Biologist Barb Barton discusses her new book about the importance of wild rice to the Anishinaabek people. The book received the 2018 Michigan History Award and 2019 Michigan Notable Book Award.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Tracy Richardson: Nicola's Books.

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This Indianapolis writer discusses The Field, her new YA sci-fi novel about a teen soccer goalie who believes his nightmares may foreshadow a devastating future. Meanwhile, he seems to be developing a supernatural awareness on the soccer field and a strange connection to the new student from France. Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


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Sunday


May 2019
 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demos. "Fantastic Fluids" (11 a.m.) explores the basics of fluid dynamics. Participants learn how wind creates waves and test the surface tension of different liquids. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (11 a.m. Wed. and 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
11 a.m. (Wed.) and 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]






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