Electric Vehicles | City of Ann Arbor 2018 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum

Thursday January 11, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

A panel of electric vehicle (EV) experts will discuss electric vehicles in Ann Arbor and how EVs will become a growing part of our transportation future—including autonomous vehicles. Come meet local electric vehicle owners and check out their vehicles. There will also be a “ride and drive” event sponsored by the Michigan Electric Auto Association. The ride and drive event will precede the Forum from 5-7pm just outside the library on Library Lane.

Sustainable Ann Arbor is an annual series presented by the City of Ann Arbor and hosted by the Ann Arbor District Library. The series includes four events held monthly through April, each with a focus on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

This event is cosponsored by the City of Ann Arbor and details of the series will be posted online on The City of Ann Arbor's Sustainability site. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website.

2018 AIA Honors Award Exhibit

January 13, 2018 through February 26, 2018 -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit

The 2018 AIA Honor Awards exhibit consists of twenty-five projects displayed on photo panels, designed by registered Architects practicing in the Huron Valley Chapter area (Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw Counties) that were submitted to an independent jury for consideration. Five of the projects were selected by the jury to receive a merit-based Honor Award for the demonstration of skill and sensitivity in the resolution of aesthetic, functional, and technical requirements, and/or the advancement of the contemporary understanding of architecture.

The goal of the Honor Awards Program is to enhance public awareness of architecture through the advocacy of quality design and to recognize excellence and leadership of architects in the Huron Valley area.

Additive/Subtractive Works by Helen Gotlib & Dylan Strzynski

January 15, 2018 through February 25, 2018 -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

Ann Arbor artists Helen Gotlib and Dylan Strzynski exhibit drawing and mixed-media works that embody the essence of each artists' additive and subtractive approach. Gotlib's process-oriented drawing style is characterized by extreme detail. In her most recent work, Gotlib has made an extensive exploration of a deceptively nuanced and emotional subject – flowers. By following the life cycle of flora but focusing particularly on dried, dead flowers, she's managed to create images of unexpected beauty and emotional power. Strzynski's mixed-media work combines drawing, painting, and influences from his background in printmaking. He's inspired by the woody marine landscape of northern Michigan and rural, western Washtenaw County. Focusing on landscape and vernacular architecture, his work addresses concerns about the environment and poverty by telling stories characterized by mystery and subtle humor.

Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion: Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

Tuesday January 30, 2018: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Join AADL staff and other community members for a discussion of the 2018 Washtenaw Read, Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi.

Yaa Gyasi will speak on February 6 at 7:00pm at Rackham Auditorium. Another discussion of the book will take place at the Pittsfield Branch on February 11 at 2:00pm.

Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion: Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

Sunday February 11, 2018: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Join AADL staff and other community members for a discussion of the 2018 Washtenaw Read, Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi.

Gyasi will speak on February 6 at 7:00pm at Rackham Auditorium. Another discussion of the book will take place at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room on January 30 at 7:00pm.