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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of February 10, 2020

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


February 2020
 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"LOOK 101: Seeing Art in an Instagram World": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Talk by Institute for the Humanities arts curator Amanda Krugliak.
Osterman Common Rm. 1022. Free. 936-3518.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"2020 Census 101": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by League of Women Voters member Margaret Leary.
2401 Plymouth. Free, preregistration required. 998-9353. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Madeline Miller: U-M Classics Department.

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This Philadelphia-based fiction writer reads from her 2018 bestselling novel Circe. Followed by discussion.
Hatcher Grad Library gallery (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-0360.


 4-5:20 p.m.  Free! 

"Opportunities & Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles: Role of Governments?": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Talk by former National Transportation Safety Board chairman Christopher Hart.
Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Dan Murphy: Literati Bookstore.

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This ESPN investigative reporter discusses his new book Start by Believing: Larry Nassar's Crimes, the Institutions that Enabled Him, and the Brave Women Who Stopped a Monster.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series.

Colin Cotterill's Jimm Juree mysteries..

Jan.-Mar. TBA.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Café Shapiro": U-M Library.

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Feb. 10, 11, 17, 18, & 20. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories. Light refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library Lobby (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-0400.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Local Writers Live": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Brief readings by 5 local writers from their published books, followed by discussion. Books are Bethany Grey's All That We Encounter, Johnny Thompson's Breaking Through, Miranda Kruse's To Be Loved, Loretta J. Poisson's A Woven Truth, and Coach Roscoe Cummings' God Spoke to Me and Listen to Him. Signings.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


February 2020
 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 10-May 13. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Doctor as a Patient: How it Changed Her Life": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by Henry Ford Hospital pulmonologist Rana Awdish. First in a series of 5 monthly lectures.
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $55 (members, $30) for the 5-lecture series. memberships $25/year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme to Talk About Garden Cleanup!": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Talk about garden maintenance and its effect on insects by Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission naturalist Shawn Severance.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Urban Environment Change in Post-Reform China": U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talk by MSU urban & regional planning professor Peilei Fan.
Location TBA. Free. 764-6308.


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Terminal Regions: Queer Environmental Ethics in the Absence of Futurity": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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U-M English professor Sarah Ensor discusses practices that have not yet made their way into conversations of environmental stewardship.
Osterman Common Rm., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-5818. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What Ifs of Jewish History": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by Fairfield University (CT) history professor Gavriel Rosenfeld.


What if the Jews of Spain had not been expelled in 1492? What if Adolf Hitler had been assassinated in 1939? What if a Jewish state had been established in Uganda instead of Palestine? In his talk, Gavriel D. Rosenfeld discusses how these and other counterfactual questions would have affected the course of Jewish history.
4-5:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Quartering the British Army in Revolutionary America": U-M Clements Library.

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EMU history professor John McCurdy discusses his new book, which examines how American colonists responded to the presence of British soldiers.
5:30 p.m., Tauber Institute, U-M Ross School Kresge Hall, 700 East University. Free, preregistration suggested at myumi.ch/4p24P. 764-2347. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Parenting Toolkit Lecture Series": Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor.

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This series of lectures will offer information and helpful approaches to some of today's most pressing parenting questions. Series topics: Jan 14 Recreational Marijuana Legalization-What Parents Need to Know, Feb 4 Your Developing Child Grades 1-8, Feb 11 The Teenage Brain, April 14 Understanding Cyber Safety. Talks held at both the Rudolf Steiner Lower School and High School. Please view our flyer for speakers and LOCATION OF EACH TALK. https://www.steinerschool.org/ourpages/auto/2019/9/30/48886964/Parenting%20toolkit.pdf
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor. Free. 7349954141. kbrown@steinerschool.org https://www.steinerschool.org



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pollinator Preservation Strategies for the Home Garden: Native Plants and Their Unique Relationships with Beneficial Insects.": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk by Detroit-based master gardener Cheryl English.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free, metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Love": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on the chemistry of our biology.
Readings to consider:
1. The Neurobiology of Love
2. The Medicalization of Love
3. Self-Transcendence, the True Self, and Self-Love
4. Love yourself: The relationship of the self with itself in popular self-help texts
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/040-love/.
You might love the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Astronomy on Tap: Astronomy on Tap Ann Arbor.

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Join AoT Ann Arbor for an evening of science and so much more!
Each month, we hear from two scientists about their astronomy related research, plus try some trivia, ask questions, and chat with other astronomy enthusiasts.
Doors open at 7pm - sit down, relax, and order something! The first talk will start at 7:15.
For more information and to keep up to date visit us on the facebook page and follow us on twitter @AoTAnnArbor.
Pizza House, 618 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI. 48104. Free. astronomy.on.tap.ann.arbor@gmail.com http://astronomyontap.org/2019/12/astronomy-on-tap-ann-arbor-january-14-2020/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Christopher Fort: Literati Bookstore.

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This translator reads from and discusses Night and Day, his 2019 translation of Uzbek poet Abdulhamid Sulaymon o'g'li Cho'lpon's unfinished work about a young Uzbek girl condemned to marry a sexual glutton. The story raises questions about Russian colonialism. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Gardening Talks: Dexter Garden Club.

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Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.

Nov. 12: "Groundcovers." Talk by Michigan Gardening writer Julia Hofley.

Jan. 14: "Permaculture Gardens." Talk by Ann Arbor schools science teacher Matt Nolan.

Feb. 11: "The World of the Senses." Talk by local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd.

Mar. 10: TBA.

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7 p.m., Dexter Senior Center (Apr. 9), 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter, and Hilltop Nursery (May 14), 8996 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Free. 253-2727. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Café Shapiro": U-M Library.

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Feb. 10, 11, 17, 18, & 20. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories. Light refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library Lobby (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-0400.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The 2020 Census: Count Every Person. Once. In the Right Place": Ann Arbor League of Women Voters/Ann Arbor District Library.

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A local LWV member discusses what the 2020 Census is and why it matters.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


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Wednesday


February 2020
 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Books Over Breakfast Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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New CDL morning book club.

Dec. 11: Unsheltered. Barbara Kingsolver's 2018 novel about a struggling middle-class family during the 2016 presidential primaries.

Feb. 12: Becoming. Former First Lady Michelle Obama's 2018 memoir.

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10:30 a.m.-noon, CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Trump's Trade Wars: Where Do We Stand?": Ann Arbor City Club Lunch and Learn.

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Talk by U-M economics and public policy professor Alan Deardorff.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $30 (members, $25); includes lunch, preregistration required by Feb. 5. AnnArborCityClub.org; 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]


 Noon-1:20 p.m.  Free! 

"Terroir, Ecological Stewardship, and Heritage Politics in the Bulgarian Wine Industry": U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Talk by WSU anthropology professor Yuson Jung.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Tracking the Motion Inside Molecules with X-Ray Lasers": U-M Physics Department Ford Motor Company Distinguished Lecture.

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Talk by Stanford physics professor Philip H. Bucksbaum.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-4437. [map]


 6:45-8:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Programs of the Washtenaw County Conservation District": Wild Ones.

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Talk by Conservation District manager Megan DeLeeuw.
6:45-8:15 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 604-4674. [map]


  7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A History of American Tap Dance: Origins and Artistry of a True American Art Form": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lecture-demo with video clips and a demonstration by Swing City Dance instructor and dance historian Susan Filipiak.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Fencing": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talk by fencing instructor David Hoornstra and others from the Ann Arbor Sword Club, a local fencing school. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 274-0773. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees 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


February 2020
 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Social Media": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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6 weekly talks about the impact of social media.

Jan. 9: U-M information professor Clifford Lampe on "What We Know Now."

Jan. 16:U-M pediatrics professor Jenny Radesky on "Mobile Media and Parenting."

Jan. 23:U-M psychology professor Ethan Kross on "How Do Online Social Media Networks Influence People's Emotional Lives."

Jan. 30:U-M information professor Sarita Schoenebeck on "Restoring Justice to Targets of Online Harassment."

Feb. 6:MSU neuroscience professor Dar Meshi on "Why We Use Social Media: Evolution, Neuroscience, and Problematic Use."

Feb 13:U-M information professor Florian Schaub on "Is Technology Killing Privacy?"
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $55 (members, $10). Memberships $25/year. 998-9351. [map]


 Noon-1:30  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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Feb. 6: Alfred University (NY) art history professor Meghen Jones on "The Tea Bowl as a Microcosm of Modern Japanese Ceramics."
Feb. 13: Japanese silent movie narrator Ichiro Kataoka on "A History of the Benshi." Benshi is a traditional style of Japanese narration that accompanies silent movies.
Feb. 20: Univerity of North Carolina Asian studies professor Morgan Pitelka on "Reading Medieval Ruins: A Material History of Urban Life in 16th-Century Japan."
Feb. 27: University of Massachusetts Asian studies professor Terry Kawashima on "Rebirth, Recognition, Destiny, and the Theatrical in Hamamatsu Chūnagon Monogatari." Hamamatsu Chūnagon Monogatari is a mid-11th century piece of prose.
Noon, 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Congress: How It Worked & Why It Doesn't": First Presbyterian Church Lunch & Learn.

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Talk by Hillsdale College politics professor Kevin Portteus. For age 60 & up.
FPC, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free (hot lunch, $5), preregistration requested. 662-4466. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m. 

"Land Preservation: Ann Arbor Greenbelt": Ann Arbor Farm & Garden.

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Greenbelt manager Remy Long discusses this city program to protect outcounty farmland and open & natural spaces from development.
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. Free, preregistration required at bit.ly/aagreenbelt before Feb. 11, 5 p.m. 635-2247. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"2019 UMAPS Colloquium Series": U-M African Studies Center.

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Visiting University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) share their research.
Speakers:
Aminu Dramani (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana) on Examining the Intractability of Low Intensity Conflicts in West Africa: The Case of Ghana.
Tesfaye Habtu (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia) on Representation and State Ideology in Ethiopian Drama: A Critical Study of Historical Dramas of King Thewodros II.
John Imokola (Makerere University, Uganda) on Perspectives on Television Local Content Regulation in Uganda.
Johannes Machinya (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) on Migration and Politics in South Africa: Normalising Xenophobia through Political Demagoguery.
555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 615-3027. [map]



 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Respite: 12 Anthropocene Fragments": U-M Comparative Literature Department.

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Emory University women's, gender, and sexuality studies professor Lynne Huffer reads from and discusses her collection of prose that confronts the unthinkable extinction of all life on earth.
Tisch Hall Library, 435 S. State. Free. 763-2351. [map]


 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Feb. 4, 6, 13, 17, & 20. Talks by visiting artists. Feb. 4: Performance of silent film scores & more by SQRL, the NYC-based rock duo of filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and multi-instrumentalist Carter Logan. Feb. 6: New media and video game artist Angela Washko, a Carnegie Mellon art professor, on "Tactical Embodiment." Feb. 13: Chicago-based visual artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez, both members of the design team for the Barack Obama Presidential Center Museum, on "Liminal Practice(s)." Feb. 17: Multimedia artist & writer Courtney McClellan, whose courtroom-themed installation is on display at UMMA, on "Observer vs. Witness." Feb. 20: Composer David Lang on "Music and Bad Manners."
5:10 p.m. (except Feb. 4, 7 p.m., & Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.), Michigan Theater (except Feb. 17, UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State). Free. 668-8463. [map]


 6-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Environmental Justice Summit 2020": U-M School for Environment & Sustainability.

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Panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for environmental justice with Texas Southern University school of public affairs dean Robert Bullard, New Consensus policy director Rhiana Gunn Wright, EPA policy advisor Charles Lee, and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy environmental justice public advocate Regina Strong. Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition coordinator Michelle Martinez moderates.
Rackham Auditorium. Free, preregistration required at EventBrite.com. 764-6453. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Date Night: Cheese & Wine Pairing": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's staffers discuss and offer taste samples of wine paired with artisan cheeses. Geared towards groups of 2, ages 21 & up.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45, preregistration required. 929-0500. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Coeducation for Democracy: The Changing Moral Vision for Educating the Sexes at the University of Michigan, 1870-1920": U-M Bentley Historical Library.

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This year is the 150th anniversary of the admission of women to the University of Michigan. Please join us for this talk by Andrea Turpin, professor of history at Baylor University and an award-winning author A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917 (Cornell, 2016). The lecture is part of a series on the history of U-M organized by the Bentley Historical Library
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, 1000 Beal Avenue. Free. 734-764-3639. GDKRENZ@UMICH.EDU https://bentley.umich.edu/news-events/news/a-new-lecture-series-exploring-u-m-history/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Open Mic & Share: Bookbound.

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All invited to read their own poetry, or a favorite poem by another writer, on the theme of "in times like these." Also, readings by local poets TBA.
7 p.m., Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Carbon Neutrality in the Mobility Sector": Ann Arbor District Library/City of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to join this discussion led by local sustainability experts TBA.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Friday


February 2020
 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Politics of Carbon": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Talk by U-M political science professor Barry Rabe. Second in a series of 5 monthly lectures exploring the impact of climate change on our lives and the planet.
Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $60 (members, $35) for 5-lecture series; memberships are $25 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m. 

"Valentine's Storytime Tasting": Zingerman's Delicatessen Just for Younger Kids.

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Ages 2-5 invited to listen to Zingerman's staffers read Lillian Hoban's 1998 picture book Silly Tilly's Valentine and learn how to taste Valentine sweet treats like an expert.
418 Detroit St. $10 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. Preregistration required. 663-3354. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Douglass Day Celebration": U-M Library.

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All invited to view Frederick Douglass works on display from U-M Special Collections Library and help electronically transcribe selected work by civil rights pioneer Mary Church Terrell. Also, a panel discussion with 3 experts TBA on black women's activism. Snacks & birthday cake.
2-4 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-0400.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Colloquia Series: U-M Department of Anthropology.

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Talk by Tufts University biology & anthropology professor Zarin Machanda on a topic TBA.
West Hall rm. 411, 1085 South University. Free. 764-7274.


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Cultural Property and the Question of Repatriation": U-M College of Literature, Science & the Arts Inaugural Lecture.

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U-M history of art professor Daniel Herwitz reads from his essay on the controversial topic of returning European & American museum objects to their sites of origin.
Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 763-2351. [map]


 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Islam and the Lessons of Pakistan's History": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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Talk by Princeton University religion professor Muhammad Qasim Zaman.
4:30-6 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 615-4059. [map]


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Saturday


February 2020
 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Demo Fair": MacTechnics.

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Club member Fred Seitz presents recent Mac news (9 a.m.-11 a.m.), followed by demonstrations and discussions of Mac-related apps, games, photography, art, music, and more from club members.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. Contact@mactechnics.org. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death led by participants. Hosted by After Death Home Care founder Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. Tea & cake served.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Feb. 8, 15, & 22. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences. Feb. 8: U-M physics professor Dragan Huterer on "The Universe Caught Speeding: Dark Energy, Two Decades After." Feb. 15: U-M environmental science professor Brian Arbic on "Ocean Modeling: Big Computers, Big Science." Feb. 22: U-M physics professor Sharon C. Glotzer on "The Truth About Entropy."
10:30 a.m., 170 & 182 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led themed tours of the museum. Feb. 1: "Ancient Writing." Feb. 8: "Read and Look: Tickle Tut's Toes," suitable for all ages. Feb. 15: "Rome Through the Eyes of Its Emperors." Feb. 22: "Graffiti as Devotion Along the Nile." Feb. 29: "Fakes, Forgeries, and Really Good Replicas."
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Indivisible.

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Meeting of this group dedicated to supporting the Democratic Party. With a presentation by A2Zero, a group that aims to make Ann Arbor carbon neutral by 2030.
3-5 p.m., Sunward Common Housing, 424 Little Lake Dr. Free. news@annarborindivisible.org. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Metaphysics and Emotional Intelligence": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room.

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Jan. 4 & 18. Talk by local amateur philosopher G. Arthur Weidman.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


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Sunday


February 2020
 11 a.m.-noon.  Free! 

Introductory Dharma Talk: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Talks by Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche on various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jewel Heart Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free; donations accepted. 994-3387. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Elder Law, Probate, & Estate Planning": First Presbyterian Church.

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Talk by Bassett Law attorney Jane Bassett.
FPC, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 662-4466. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Understanding Phishing and Malware": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Cryptoparty Ann Arbor representatives show ways individuals can defend against virtual hacking.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]






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