A Look Inside the Yellow Room Gang

Tuesday October 24, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The Yellow Room Gang is a collective of eight area singer-songwriters who meet monthly in the yellow-painted living room of David Tamulevich’s Ann Arbor home to work out new songs.

Enjoy this chance to be a part of one of those meetings, look into the songwriting process of these local favorites and be among the first to hear their songs in the making.

Dan Bennett Quintet

Thursday November 2, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Saxophonist Dan Bennett, who also plays with Afro-funk monsters NOMO, writes compositions that evoke the best elements of hard-swinging 1960s jazz combined with vibrant modernist elements.

His quintet with fellow saxophonist Tim Haldeman, trumpeter Justin Walter, bassist Jeff Marshall, and drummer Nick Collins is one of the best in the region.

Dancing Babies with Melissa Hudson

Sunday November 5, 2017: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers up to age 5 years.

Melissa Hudson, teacher with KinderRock, leads a program of music and motion!

"Reputation" Listening Party

Friday November 10, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 9-adult

Taylor Swift fans unite!

Join us for a listening party of Taylor's new album along with some jewelry making. Taylor inspired outfits are encouraged!

Mini Moog Fest

Saturday November 18, 2017: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room and Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for all ages

When Robert Moog streamlined the commercial manufacture of analog synthesizers, he helped create a music revolution that's still being felt today. Join us for a celebration and exploration of all things synth at Mini-Moog Fest!

We'll feature performances by North Coast Modular Collective (which builds much of its gear from scratch), Mike Dykehouse (who brings the boom-bap with vintage synths), and the meditative trio of Chuck Sipperley, Kendall Babl, and Sean Curtis Patrick (playing ambient space jams). We'll also have hands-on activities for the whole family, T-shirt giveaways, and you can try out various synths, including gear from AADL's Music Tools collection, as well as talk to vendors, artists, and makers about how to create your own sonic creations.

Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson

Sunday November 19, 2017: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers up to age 5 years.

Robin Robinson of RobinSongs For Kids leads a program of music and motion!