Math Is Fun! Seriously!

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School has rolled around again, and with school a plague worse than colds or flu ... math anxiety! Well, fear no more -- the cure has arrived. The October issue of Scholastic's "Dyna Math" magazine is here, with puzzles and articles to boost math skills painlessly.

"Dyna Math" combines mathematical puzzles with interesting stories from the news, real life and the authors' zany imaginations to help math make sense. An article about texting helps to teach graph reading, for example, and a story about a bizarre birthday party helps teach rounding and estimation.

As a former student, I can say without a doubt that the puzzles in this magazine are at least five times more interesting than any math problems I had in school. This magazine is a great resource for anyone who wants to get better at math and have fun at the same time.

New Microsoft Word Classes in October!

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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

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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

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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.

Join us for evening computer classes in September!

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All evening classes begin at 7 pm and end at 9 pm.
World Wide Web Tools at Pittsfield Tuesday, September 1
PowerPoint Basics at Pittsfield Tuesday, September 8
Microsoft Word Basics at Traverwood Thursday, September 10
Create a PowerPoint Presentation at Pittsfield Tuesday, September 15
AADL.org at Traverwood Thursday, September 17
Microsoft Excel Basics at Pittsfield Tuesday, September 22
Microsoft Word Tools & More at Traverwood Thursday, September 24
Intermediate Excel at Pittsfield Tuesday, September 29
Registration is required. Register online aadl.org/classes, visit any AADL location, or call 734-327-4555. See you in class!

August Computer Classes

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Two new classes in August:
Tagging 101: Participants in this class will be introduced to the concepts involved in tagging items in online environments.
Twitter: Participants will tour the Twitter web site, learn how to search twitter and follow tweets, and if interested, join Twitter.

Saturday Classes

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What are you doing this Saturday? There's room for you in a computer class at the library.

Microsoft Word for the Mac | Downtown | 9:15 - 11:15 am
Microsoft Word Basics | Pittsfield | 1 - 3 pm
Microsoft Excel Basics | Malletts Creek | 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Register one of three ways: Online at aadl.org/classes, vist a branch, or call 734-327-4555.

See you in class!

826michigan Summer Workshops

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Registration for 826michigan's summer workshops is now open! Workshops are on a variety of subjects, including screenwriting, correspondence, poetry, puppetry, and more! There's even drop-in writing time for all ages. 826michigan's workshops are very popular- they fill up quickly so be sure to get your registration in early. Workshops are age specific, and each student can register for two workshops in the summer. Write on!

Rockin' and Readin' with LaRon Williams

What a learning fest, when Storyteller LaRon Williams talked about Juneteenth and racial history at our Traverwood branch last night! I knew his reputation--but had not actually watched him spin history and tales. Lucky me, and lucky all of us, because not only did Williams give a great show, he also shared a reading list on racial hierarchy and transcending prejudice. Prominent is Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, the 2004 Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Reads book. Other titles include “Every Day Anti-Racism,” by Mica Pollock and The Color of Wealth.

Computer Classes on Saturday, June 20th

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Join us this Saturday, June 20th for free computer classes at the library!

Facebook 101: Malletts Creek 10 am - 12 pm
Craigslist: Traverwood 1 pm - 3 pm

Click here to learn more about the computer classes offered in June.

Register online, call 734-327-4555 or visit any AADL location to register.
See you in class!

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