Book Discussions: 2009

Learn How To Moderate a Discussion Group
Training will be provided, at several conveniently located sites in January, for individuals who would like to learn how to moderate a discussion about the book for their organization or reading group.

These sessions will be interactive classes, conducted by Library and University staff. Model practices and advice on holding successful group discussions will be central features of the training. Registration is required and space is limited.

Sessions will be offered on the following dates at these locations:

Wednesday, January 7, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor District Library
Third Floor Freespace
343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor
To register, call the Ann Arbor District Library at 327-4555 or register online Register Now

Monday, January 12, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Ypsilanti District Library
Board Room
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, 48107
To register, call the Ypsilanti District Library at 482-4110 ext. 1303

Come to these sessions and learn how to start a discussion in your organization or neighborhood! Then, let us know when your book discussion will be held and we will list it on this site.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Thursday, January 8, 10:30 am
Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group: Discussion of Seeing In The Dark

All community members are invited to attend a discussion of Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers Are Discovering the Wonders of the Universe, this year’s book selection for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads.
Ypsilanti District Library - Whittaker Road Library
Conference Room 1C
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti
For more information, call the Ypsilanti District Library at 482-4110 ext. 1376 or
visit ypsilibrary.org.

Monday, February 9, 7:00 pm
Monday Evening Book Discussion Group: Discussion of Seeing In The Dark

All community members are invited to attend a discussion of Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers Are Discovering the Wonders of the Universe, this year’s book selection for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads.
Ypsilanti District Library - Whittaker Road Library
Conference Room 1C
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti
For more information, call the Ypsilanti District Library at 482-4110 ext. 1376 or visit ypsilibrary.org.

Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group: Discussion of Seeing In The Dark

All community members are invited to attend a discussion of Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers Are Discovering the Wonders of the Universe, this year’s book selection for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads.
Ann Arbor District Library - Pittsfield Branch
2359 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Details: 327-4200
or visit aadl.org

Monday, March 2, 2009, 6:45 – 8:00 pm
Monday Evening Book Discussion Group: Discussion of Seeing in the Dark

All community members are invited to attend a discussion of Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers Are Discovering the Wonders of the Universe (by Timothy Ferris), this year’s book selection for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads. Refreshments at 6:45 and discussion at 7:00 p.m. No registration required.
Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church
2600 Nixon Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
For more information, call 761-7273 or 994-4758 (Dora Reader) or visit aadl.org

Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Evening Book Discussion Group: Discussion of Seeing in the Dark

All community members are invited to attend a discussion of Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers Are Discovering the Wonders of the Universe, this year’s book selection for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads. UM Philosophy Professor David Baker will bring a philosophy of science point of view to the read.
Tanner Philosophy Library
1171 Angell Hall
435 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
For more information, email Molly Mahony at mcmahony@umich.edu

Thursday, March 19, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group: Discussion of Seeing in the Dark

Join us for an open discussion of the book that is the focus of Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2009: "Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers are Discovering the Wonders of the Universe" by Timothy Ferris. This discussion, led by Ann Arbor District Library staff, will examine this engrossing book by one of the country's best-known and most prolific science writers.
Ann Arbor District Library - Traverwood Branch
3333 Traverwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Details: 327-4200
or visit aadl.org