YDL hosts national touring and local art exhibits for the enrichment of the community. Most exhibits take place in the Community Room at YDL-Whittaker, but exhibits are also shown at YDL-Michigan. Contact John Connaghan if you are interested in having your art considered for an exhibit at YDL.


Current Exhibit

The Director Within: Rose Eichenbaum

April 16-June 12

The Ypsilanti District Library is once again honored to partner with photographer Rose Eichenbaum in staging an exhibition of 20 images from her latest book, The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen. The book is an inspirational, informative, and entertaining resource for anyone interested in creativity, art making, and artistic collaboration. Each photograph will be accompanied by interview excerpts of the director’s thoughts on the entertainment industry, the role and life of the director, and the ways theatrical and cinematic storytelling impact our culture and our lives. The portraits on display will include Peter Bogdanovich, Mel Brooks, John Carpenter, Barry Levinson, Lawrence Kasdan, and Julie Taymor.

YDL is the only location in the country to host this exhibition, so don’t miss this exclusive engagement!

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Ms. Eichenbaum will also be available for several photography events. Please click for details.

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Delicious foods : a novelBy Hannaham, James

Hannaham’s book is the engrossing story of a Southern family’s disintegration after the death of husband and father, Nat Hardison. It is narrated by Eddie, the couple’s son, as well as an unusual inanimate character named Scotty, and Eddie’s mother, Darlene, absent both emotionally and physically during much of his childhood, unable to cope with the intense emotional burden, local injustice, and overwhelming grief she experiences when Nat is murdered. Eleven year-old Eddie spends a lot of time with his widowed Aunt Bethella, but at one point he decides to try to find his absent mother. Boldly navigating the seedy underbelly of the streets, Eddie’s path leads him to the horrible prison-like agricultural farming enterprise called Delicious Foods, from which he barely escapes with his life. A bold, harrowing story told with amazing love and respect for its characters.

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