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.

Molecules the Musical


Encouraging kids to consider careers in science has never been this fun! Check out Molecules the Musical at the Power Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of University of Michigan on June 5, 6, and 7. The show combines music, dance, and multimedia elements to create a one-act show that will inspire students and engage their curiosity about the scientific world.

Panel Discussion: Biobanking - Where Do We Stand?


On Thursday May 21, 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Downtown Library, Susan King and George Lambrides will host the last of four forums on the topic of biobanking. Guest panelists will review topics from the other forums and will give participants the opportunity to examine lingering questions, concerns, hopes, and anxieties about this rapidly developing approach to genetic research.

Flower Gardening with Master Gardener Carol Brodbeck


On Thursday, May 21, 7pm at the Pittsfield Branch, learn valuable flower gardening tips from Master Gardener Carol Brodbeck, member of the American Horticulture Society.

2009 Short Story Teen Writing Contest WINNERS!

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CONGRATULATIONS and applause to all 216 teens who used their creativity, talent and courage and entered this year's short story writing contest. Below are listed the top three winning writers in the 3 grade categories:
(stay tuned for the list of finalists and bio's of this year's judges. . .)

1st Place - Christy Choi - "Stynkchro Boy"
2nd Place - Christina Bartson - "Four Rolls of Toilet Paper"
3rd Place - Hannah Clague - "Brothers, Calendars, and Lies"

Learning is a Family Thing!

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Come on out to the downtown library this Sunday at 2:00 for Learning is a Family Thing, a series of programs designed to enhance life skills for everyone in the family. This session will be focusing on health- keeping your family healthy through nutrition, exercise, and education. There will be activities for all ages, as well as prizes, raffles, and giveaways. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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