Thank You

Thank you to everyone in the greater Ann Arbor community who supported the AADL's bond proposal to rebuild the downtown library. While we are disappointed that voters have decided against making this investment, we appreciate the strong civic engagement this issue generated on the importance of the public library in

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Mythbusting!

Time for some MYTHBUSTING! MYTH #1: Some people are trying to say that this library is an underhanded way for the city to get a conference center downtown. FACT: The library is not interested in holding traveling business men's conventions downtown. This myth has apparently come from the proposed auditorium

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Op Ed from Bill Kinley, President, Phoenix Contractors

One measure of the vitality of a community is the investment it makes in its civic and cultural assets. It’s one thing to raise money to bring world-class symphonies and theater companies to town; it’s quite another to make the financial commitment to provide world-class service, day in and day

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Music Tools Launch Party - Video Highlights

Highlights of public unveiling of the Ann Arbor District Library's new musical instruments collection introduced during Dr. Bob's Sound School event on August 1, 2012 at the downtown library. Featuring Eli Neiburger, Associate Director for IT and Production. Music by Shigeto ["Ann Arbor Part 1"] provided courtesy of Ghostly International.

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AADL Under the Hood

Go "under the hood" of the AADL's downtown library facility with excerpted highlights from Eli Neiburger's AADL Infrastructure Tour on June 12, 2012 (entire 18-minute video posted here). From boilers and blowers to the server room and water suppression systems, see how this 1950s facility faces challenges to operate efficiently

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The Campaign for a New Downtown Library!

Dear Ann Arbor Neighbor, As you’ve probably heard, the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) Board voted to put a bond proposal on the November ballot to build a new downtown library.  A group of interested citizens has come together to lead the campaign to inform voters in our community of the facts

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