Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday May 7, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday May 7, 2014: 11:00 am to 11:30 am -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Playgroups

Wednesday May 7, 2014: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.

Circle K Homework Help

Wednesday May 7, 2014: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

This event is intended for grades K-12

Need help with homework? Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!

Preschool Storytimes

Wednesday May 7, 2014: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Sensory Communication: Relaying and Receiving Information Through Touch

Wednesday May 7, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

How does touch help us communicate?

U-M Performing Arts Technology Professor Sile O'Modhrain discusses sensory communication and relaying and receiving information through touch. She will also focus on Helen Keller.

This is one of several related events held is in conjunction with the Downtown Library exhibit Child in a Strange Country: Helen Keller and the History of Education for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, on display in the lobby of the Downtown Library and on the Third Floor from Friday, May 2 – Wednesday, June 25.

If you know someone who has vision loss, find out more about the services offered through Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled@AADL.

Wall Street Demystified

Wednesday May 7, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

If you've ever wanted to get a clear picture of your investments and qualified unbiased advice take this hands-on class! Learn how to get independent and trusted stock and mutual fund analysis, research and ratings.

AADL staff will give easy instructions on to use the Morningstar Investments database. Then, you can stay to practice what you’ve learned on our training center computers!

Staci Bockmann, Founder Of Learning Outside the Lines, Discusses Technology To Support Learning

Wednesday May 7, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Staci Bockmann, an advocate for children with special needs and the Founder of Learning Outside the Lines, presents an information session on how to use your iPad and computer for academics.

This session, co-sponsored the Washtenaw County CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Parent Group, will focus on:

Finding and downloading digital books using the ‘Bookshare’ online library.
Using text-to-speech and word prediction software to support written expression.
Creating word banks to help with writing assignments.
Using electronic text readers with built-in comprehension tools.
Creating graphic organizers using various iPad apps and software supports.
Using your iPad to help you study for tests.Making sense of social studies and science content.

Staci has first-hand experience with school districts on both sides of the table, as a parent and as an advocate. Through her company – Learning Outside the Lines (www.LearningOutsideTheLines.com) – she guides parents through the Individualized Education Program process.

Staci also provides academic technology consulting and training for students, parents, and professionals. She is the co-founder of MyGreatKid.com, a blog resource for families with special needs kids

Preschool Storytimes

Thursday May 8, 2014: 10:00 am to 10:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Playgroups

Thursday May 8, 2014: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

This is a time for babies up to 24 months and their grown-ups to gather and play. The Library will provide the space and a variety of toys.

Each playgroup includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Parents/guardians must remain with their children.

No older siblings, please.