Hey contest lovers!

Come up with a creative theme and logo for American Library Association’s 2007 National Legislative Day. The teen whose theme and logo are chosen will win a trip for two to Washington, D.C.

Read the contest rules and enter. The deadline is midnight October 29!

Teen Read Week - Enter to Win!

Teen Read Week starts today! Enter to win a gift certificate for $50 for Borders Books and Music in the Teen area at any AADL location! You can enter to win every day during the week to improve your chances. GET ACTIVE is the theme this year and AADL has a week of great programs planned. Starting today with the Knit Your Bit for Others event at Pittsfield @ 2:00, continuing on Tuesday with the MTV MADE event Downtown @ 7:00, Wednesday @ 6:30 Downtown with Dating Violence and ending with DDR @ the Animanga Club on Friday night, Downtown @ 7:00 - we have a FULL week of active things to keep you busy!

Do you want to be Made?!

Do you want to be Made?!
Come kick off Teen Read Week with Huron High student Dylan Wood talking about his experiences as the star of the reality show MTV Made. Dylan will show clips, share what really happens behind the scenes, and answer questions from the audience. Join Dylan Tuesday October 17th 7:00-8:30 pm in the Multipurpose room at the Downtown library, and see if he still wants to be a fashion designer. For more information about this and other Teen Events check out the latest AXIS magazine!

Teen Dating Violence program, October 18

According to statistics, it is extremely likely that you or someone you know have experienced violence in a dating relationship. Watch and discuss a video, "It Ain't Love" Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m.

This documentary shares the experiences of "Faces" an improv theater company made up of young adults, ages 15-24. These young adults combine acting and therapy to create a show focused on abusive relationships. Counselors from SafeHouse will lead the discussion after the film.

Domestic Violence in the Spotlight

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Sponsored by a number of organizations, it is designed to raise awareness of the effort to end violence against women, children and within families. It is estimated that 20% of violent crimes against women are committed by their partners. Locally the effort to support and protect victims is led by the SafeHouse Center. Family violence, spouse abuse, and child abuse are all pervasive problems in American society which need our serious attention. If you are a victim, call the SafeHouse hotline at (734)995-5444 for assistance.

Become A Caped Crusader

Bring your inner superhero to life by creating a secret identity, a super name, and a superpower. Turn out more like Superman or like Captain Underpants when you create your own costume, complete with cape, gadgets and awesome mask. Come in just in time to get your costume ready for Halloween or discover your true super self just for fun!

Surprise Visit @ Pittsfield Storytime

We have a SURPRISE visit @ Pittsfield Branch for Storytime TONIGHT !! Lisa and Tucker Johnson are the author and illustrator of the new children's book All Hallow's Eve. Come to the program, meet them, and hear them read their book ... 7-7:30 pm Thursday evening October 5th, 2006.

Pinhole Photography Exhibition @ Malletts thru October 30

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Stop by Malletts Creek Branch to see some great photos taken this summer by teens who made their own camera out of a paint can. Yes, paint cans! Drop in and learn what pinhole photography is all about.

Beware: The End* is Near!

*of Lemony Snicket

Fittingly, Lemony Snicket, dreadful author that he is, has chosen to end his series chronicling the Baudelaire children with unlucky number thirteen. The Pittsfield Branch will begrudgingly host an event on Sunday, October 8 from 2-4pm featuring lemony food and miserable crafts. Attendees are requested to wear black in recognition of the solemn occurance to take place on Friday, October 13.

The children of Ann Arbor are once again invited (this time in costume) to the Pittsfield Branch on All Hallow's Eve for creepy crafts and crawly Halloween treats—a perfectly unpleasant prelude to Mr. Snicket’s appearance that evening at the Michigan Theater. Following his engagement, Mr. Snicket will sign books at the Borders store across the street.

U-M Health System hosts forum on Health Care Access and Insurance

How can health care costs be controlled and access improved? Find out at public forum on improving access to health care and related health care insurance issues that will be held at the Ford Auditorium at the University of Michigan Hospital [1500 E. Medical Center Drive] on Friday, October 6, 2006 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. "Innovations in Health Care Access: What some states are doing; what Michigan can learn" will feature speakers from Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts and a panel of experts. The program is one in a series in the University of Michigan Forums on Health Policy.

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