Take a Fall Hike @Bird Hills Nature Area

If you’ve never trekked through the Bird Hills Nature Area, you are in for a treat. Located on a moraine, this land of steep slopes was logged in the 1800s and then grazed by cattle. In the 1920s under new owners reforestation began. With its varied topography and soils Bird Hills is one the most floristically diverse areas in Ann Arbor.

City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation staff will lead the hike. View a wide variety of trees, discover the ways to identify them, and learn about ecological restoration and responsible use of public lands. Come join us!

Saturday, October 3 | 2:00-3:30 PM | Bird Hills parking lot off Newport Road, just north of M-14
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AXIS Coffeehouse for Teens on Friday, October 2nd

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Coffeehouses have been around since the 15th century. They have provided relaxation and diversion for people from Constantinople to New York.

Drop by Malletts Creek on Friday, October 2 and take the stage at the AXIS Coffeehouse. Perform your own poetry or monologue, or maybe a favorite by someone else. If you prefer to watch, just sit back, sip on a hot drink, and enjoy the performances. Earn extra credit and fine forgiveness coupons!

AXIS Coffeehouse | Friday, October 2 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Malletts Creek

New Microsoft Word Classes in October!


Microsoft Word Draw: Explore the drawing toolbar
Thursday October 8, 2009: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Training Center

Microsoft Word Insert: Learn about inserting tables, footnotes, hyperlinks and more into word documents
Tuesday October 20, 2009: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Training Center

Registration is required. Register online, visit any AADL location, or call 734-327-4555.

New Computer Class: Overdrive Basics, Download Digital Content


Register for Overdrive Basics to learn how to use Overdrive to download digital content such as ebooks, eaudio, and evideo.

Monday, October 5, 7 - 9 pm Downtown
Monday, October 12, 7 - 9 pm Downtown

Registration is required. Register online, visit any AADL location, or call 734-327-4555

Drop-In Tutoring for English Language Learners, Ages 8-18


826Michigan has a new workshop happening at their lab on Liberty Street this fall, made just for English language learners! The workshop, Drop-in for English Language Learners, is geared towards beginning to intermediate English language learners aged 8-18. Every Saturday from 12-1pm from September 19 through November 21, a crew of knowledgeable volunteers will be ready with activities to help with grammar, pronunciation, and conversation skills. The workshop is drop-in and requires no registration. Visit 826’s website for more information regarding this workshop.

Job Hunters: Resume Workshop

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If creating a resume and learning how to e-mail it to a prospective employer is on your To-Do list, join us Tuesday, September 15th and Wednesday, September 16th for a resume workshop with the experts from MichiganWorks! and the Ann Arbor District Library.

At the first session you'll learn how to create an online resume at MichiganWorks! and all about the employment services they offer. In the second session you'll learn how to create a resume and a free e-mail account with universal access.

Please note: You must be registered for the first session to attend the second session. Register Online or by calling 327-4555.

Upcoming Concerts at The Ark


The Ark always has a variety of interesting shows happening throughout the year, so be sure to check out the fall schedule. Upcoming acts include The Proclaimers, who will play The Ark tonight, Monday, September 14, 2009 at 8pm. You won’t have to walk 500 miles to get here, unless they move the show to St. Louis. Grab a copy of Life With You and The Best Of CD at AADL.

Next weekend, Michelle Shocked will be rocking at The Ark as well, on Sunday, September 20th, at 7:30pm. Her website bio boasts, “I’m the most sophisticated hillbilly you’ll ever meet.” Born in Texas, she’s had quite the life. She’s lived everything from mormonism, political activism, homelessness, and institutionalization before landing into the world of music recording and performing. With a 23 year career she has a number of albums under her belt. Hear her newest album, Soul of My Soul, live at The Ark.

Windows to the soul...and body


This coming Wednesday, September 16, at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Library, holistic health practitioner, Cindy Klement, will be speaking about iridology, a technique that proponents claim can determine your current and future health through the examination of the iris of the eye. Ms. Klement has lectured widely both on iridology and other holistic health related topics. She is also a nutritional consultant and herbalist. Come hear this popular speaker whose presentation will be lively and informative.

Kid Bits - Tricky Troubles

There was a "T" in Ms. Rachel's letter box this week for Tricky and Trouble and Tigers. You can find the stories from Storytime and remember where the tricks and troubles and tigers come in:

Sam And The Tigers: a new telling of little black Sambo by Julius Lester and pictures by Jerry Pinkney.
Anansi And The Moss-Covered Rock by Janet Stevens.
You may be interested in the original text of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman, with new illustrations by Christopher Bing.

The most memorable part is not the trick or the trouble ... the best part is the tigers turning into delicious tiger butter and being spread on pancakes for dinner. Yumm!

Fifth Avenue Fun!

Shouldn’t bear be home by now? Could he be out in the storm? We are bearly hanging in there at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week as big bumbling bears get into all kinds of trouble.

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