The Ann Arbor District Library is holding a comprehensive hands-on workshop on how to utilize the library's resources to find funding opportunities for nonprofit organizations. The Foundations and Grants Librarian at the University of Michigan, Karen Downing, and the French Studies librarian, Jennifer Bonnet, will demonstrate helpful search strategies to navigate through various Internet funding databases. Participants will have the opportunity to look for funding with the assistance of the instructors as well as engage in a discussion on fundraising and grant writing. Registration is required and is available online, by phone or in person at any library location. This session will take place Monday September 12, from 10:30am-12:30pm and again on Tuesday September 13, 1-3pm. Pittsfield Branch Library Training Center, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. 734-327-4555. www.aadl.org
The night before Thanksgiving is a notoriously busy bar night. Friends are back in town to see their families, but everyone really just wants to utilize a permissively late weeknight jamboree to blow off some much needed steam, before they have to behave themselves at the dinner tables tomorrow in front of grandparents and in-laws.
Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the
Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned
Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the