Learning is a Family Thing!


The "Learning is a Family Thing" (LIFT) Program is a series of interactive sessions designed to enhance family, health, financial, and workplace skills for everyone in the family. The upcoming session at AADL is called Dollars and Sense, which focuses on credit management, budgeting, and financial smarts for all ages. There will be activities for the whole family, prizes, raffles, and giveaways, and snacks and drinks will be provided. Join us on Sunday, June 7 from 2 to 4 pm on the fourth floor of the downtown library.

Summer Reading Kick-Off!

What a treat to celebrate summer reading with two of the most talented and well-read performers that A2 is proud to call our own! When San and Laz, the Gemini Brothers, are not browsing our library shelves, they are treating audiences all over the country to their delicious blend of traditional and original songs. Imagine a free Gemini concert at the awesome Ark on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 pm and you can sign up for the Summer Reading Program to boot!

Jumping Beans Wanted!

My friend Kris Groh, who has inspired little ones with her interactive movement classes at the Y, says that the Jumping Beans program Downtown on June 25 at 10:00 am will be a chance for parents to have fun moving with their kids. She will be joined by Noah Haiduc-Dale, who plays the banjo and says that his three kids have become discerning music critics. Their latest favorites? Jim Gill, Elizabeth Mitchell, Phil Rosenthal and, of course, their Dad, who leads a casual weekly music time at a neighborhood park. This program, for ages two through five, should be a boppin' blast!

Move Your Body Because.....


Move along with Wasentha Young, Health Educator for UMHS Multicultural Health Program, as she reads from the colorfully illustrated Move Your Body at the Pittsfield Branch on June 23 at 1:00 pm. Children will have a blast learning about their muscles and exercise while teachers and parents can scope how these books can be used.

Job Searching??


Consider attending Washtenaw Community College's "Winning the Job Search Race" employer panel on Tuesday, June 9 from noon to 1:20pm at the Cranes Liberal Art Building, room 175. The panel is made up of local employers who will give insights on what they look for in resumes, applications, and cover letters, as well as what they think is important in interviews, and much more! For more information and/or to register, please contact WCC Employment Services Center at 734-677-5155 or careers@wccnet.edu.

Stony Expressions: New Exhibit at UMMA!

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If you haven't yet visited the University of Michigan Museum of Art post-renovation, here's a little bit more incentive. A new exhibit has just opened at UMMA, called Treasures Rediscovered: Chinese Stone Sculptures from the Sackler Collections at Columbia University. It runs through August 16th, so you'll have most of the summer to check it out! There are a number of other exhibits on display, if stone sculptures aren't your thing. And, if you'd like to do a bit of summer reading on Chinese art, the AADL has a selection of books that might just suit, such as The dynasties and treasures of China.

New Muslim Cool - Showing Tonight at U of M Museum of Art

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May 28, 6:30 PM
Free screening sponsored by Muslim Graduate Students’ Association and many other campus groups. University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street

Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim.

Now he’s moved to Pittsburgh’s tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family, and take his message of faith to other young people through his uncompromising music as part of the hip-hop duo M-Team.

Raising his two kids as a single dad and longing for companionship, Hamza finds love on a Muslim networking website and seizes the chance for happiness in a second marriage.

But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and challenge himself. He starts reaching for a deeper understanding of his faith, discovering new connections with people from Christian and Jewish communities.

One Hour to Better Resumes Seminar and Workshop

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If you would like professional guidance in creating or updating your resume, this is the program for you!

Now is the time to mark your calendars and call 327-4200 to register for a two part program: One Hour to Better Resumes with Michigan Works on Tuesday, June 2nd from 10-11 a.m. in the Downtown Computer Training Center; followed by Resumes: Nuts & Bolts Workshop on Wednesday, June 3rd from 10-11 a.m. in the Downtown Computer Training Center.

Learn from the experts how to create a resume and register on the MichiganWorks! website and how to create and save your resume on e-mail so that you always have access to it. Also explore different resume styles to find the one that best highlights your skills and experience.

Taste of Ann Arbor and Delicious Summer Reading

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Want to be the very first person to sign up for the Local Motion Summer Reading Program? Visit us at the Taste of Ann Arbor and get an early start on reading. We will have jump ropes, hoola hoops, sidewalk chalk and other old fashioned summer fun to kick-off Local Motion. If you have never experienced Taste, it is one of the great “welcome summer” Ann Arbor days and AADL is proud to be part of it. The next Local Motion event is right around the corner!

Why Ann Arbor needs a photowalk?


... and Why you should be there?

Since this is my first post on the AADL blog, I contemplated on what would be the best way to catch your attention. And that was all I came up with. Instead, lets talk about the idea of a photowalk.

Describing the photowalk is as simple as breaking the words apart. Walking is a part of our daily routines. And for some, photography is too. The simple act of walking brings us in contact with what we see around us. Try and carry a camera, the next time you're taking a coffee break and see if you end up capturing a city about its way.

Capturing the place I am in gives me the feeling of a visual connection with it. I stop slightly longer to observe it but the wait is all but a drop in the ocean. I'm now slightly more aware of the intricacies of the city, I've come to love. Walk down East Liberty Street, venture down the Alley of Art and ponder at the verse by Carl Sandburg. See if you can make any sense of it or just enjoy the pure reasoning of having a beautiful verse hidden from sight.

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