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New Exhibit: Quaker Oats Makes a Movie

Promotional still from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory showing Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Quaker Oats Makes a Movie: A Scrumdiddlyumptious Wonka Adventure. This exhibit, curated by students in Matthew Solomon's SAC 335 class, explores the production of the film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, and Quaker Oats's unexpected involvement in the film industry.

Happening Saturday: Rare Book Meet & Greet at the performance of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Poster for performance of Arcadia: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Melissa Freilich. April 19-22. Arthur Miller Theatre. Thursday at 7:30. Friday/Saturday at 8:00. Sunday at 2:00. Tickets and info: 734-971-2228. a2ct.org. Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

This weekend, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre presents Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Melissa Freilich, April 19-22, 2018, at the University of Michigan’s Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave, 48109. Performances are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Come early to the performance (or catch us during intermission) on Saturday, April 21 for a Rare Book Meet & Greet with the Special Collections Research Center, displaying early 19th century books on...

New Exhibit: Seven Fantasy Classics for Children | Opening Today

Poster advertising exhibit: Seven Fantasy Classics for Children (April 10-July 31, 2018). Decorated with floral background from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, two line-drawing of Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother, and a cartoon version of the Big Bad Wolf character from Little Red Riding Hood

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the opening of Seven Fantasy Classics for Children, a new exhibit in the Audubon Room, curated by Lisa Makman's English 313 course, Children's Literature and the Invention of Modern Childhood. Join us for an informal opening today on Tuesday, April 10th, 1:00-2:30pm in the Hatcher Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

Art and Gaming Symposium

In just a couple of short weeks, the CVGA will be involved in an Art & Gaming Symposium, which will bring together academics, game makers, and game players to discuss the role of art in gaming. How is art reflected in games? How does one create art through games? How do we view games as art? These questions will be explored through speakers, panels and discussion in a one-day symposium on Saturday, April 7, 2018, on the campus of the University of Michigan & the Ann Arbor District...

The Jane Austen Project: Author Discussion with Kathleen Flynn on March 7th

Cover of The Jane Austen Project, showing a woman in a white regency-era dress walking away from the viewer

Join Nicola's Books and the Ann Arbor District Library for a conversation between author Kathleen Flynn and U-M Residential College Creative Writing Director Laura Thomas on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Downtown Library's Multi-Purpose Room. Flynn and Thomas will discuss Flynn's debut novel, The Jane Austen Project, in which two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel.

Upcoming Jane Austen Book Clubs at Nicola's Books

Illustrated endpapers showing an older, grey-haired man bowing, as though making an announcement, to two seated women: Mrs. Bennet and a brown-haired young woman trimming a hat (possibly intended to be Elizabeth?)

Have you visited The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet? Has the exhibit only whetted your appetite for more Jane Austen? If so, read on! In Feburary and early March, Nicola's Books will be hosting three Jane Austen Book Club events on February 7th, February 21st, and March 7th. The first two events are highlighted in this blog post. Stay tuned for more news of the March event.

Happening Tonight: Jane Austen-Inspired Embroidery at AADL

Embroidery pattern with pineapples in the middle and abstract or floral borders on the left, right, and bottom

Join Ann Arbor District Library for an evening of embroidery and Austen on Tuesday January 23, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Downtown Library's Secret Lab. There will be a short presentation on needlework in the Austen era and a demonstration of embroidery styles and stitches. Each attendee will create their own needlework keepsake—a personalized, monogrammed handkerchief—with plenty of guidance to get those stitches started.

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