Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!

Monday August 21, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: outside front entrance (Fifth Avenue & Library Lane)

This event is intended for all ages

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun!

Join us outside the Downtown Library (Fifth Avenue & Library Lane) to view this spectacular celestial event! Viewing glasses will be provided.


Though Ann Arbor isn't in the path of totality (where the moon will completely cover the sun), we'll still be able to see a partial solar eclipse (where the moon covers part of the sun's disk). The partial eclipse begins in Ann Arbor at 1:02 pm, with 80% maximum coverage at 2:26 pm.

NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador to Ann Arbor, Jennifer German, will be here to answer your eclipse (and space) questions. Help us spread the word — visit theSolar System Ambassador's Facebook event page. #Eclipse2017


"Spring Awakening:" How a 19th-Century German Play Rocks with Relevance Today

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July 10, 2017 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Originally written as a 19th century German play, Spring Awakening is an eight-time Tony Award-winning rock musical that uses alternative rock and a folk-infused score to explore topics of adolescence, consent, sexuality, suicide, and the stress of school.

In anticipation of Ann Arbor in Concert's upcoming Spring Awakening performance, Craig VanKempen will discuss a history of the play and how the social issues it portrays continue to be important to the youth of today.

Craig VanKempen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in German and Theatre from the University of Michigan’s Residential College and a Masters in Social Work and Public Health from the U-M. He is a Social Worker and Health Educator at the Corner Health Center of Ypsilanti and works with adolescents in individual psychotherapy as well as in the Teen Peer Education Theatre Troupe.

This program is presented in partnership with Ann Arbor in Concert.

Length: 00:33:34
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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"Spring Awakening:" How a 19th-Century German Play Rocks with Relevance Today

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