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!

Need more Education or Training?

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Washtenaw County etcs is hosting and Educational Fair on Monday, June 8 from 1pm to 3pm at the Michigan Works! Service Center in Ypsilanti. The attending schools will be University of Phoenix, International Truck Driving School, Washtenaw Community College, and Cleary University. AFLAC will also be attending as a featured employer.

Computer Classes on Saturdays

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Did you ever wish that the library offered computer classes on Saturday? Your wish is granted.

On Saturday June 6th we have three classes scheduled with plenty of room for you!
Beginning Email at the Downtown Library 10 am - 12 pm
Craigslist at the Pittsfield branch 10 am -12 pm
Microsoft Mail Merge at the Malletts Creek branch 1 - 3 pm

Spring Workshops at 826michigan

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826michigan has opened registration for spring workshops! Workshops are available for kids and adults on a variety of subjects. Sign up here, but hurry because there are a limited number of spots available for each workshop, and they fill up quickly! And don’t forget about Drop-In Writing Time (no registration required) on Monday nights, 6-7pm, starting May 4, running through June 8.

Vacations to Enrich Your Life

On our new book shelf here at the AADL you can pick up a copy of The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life, written by Pam Grout & published by National Geographic. The author's intent, as she states in the introduction, is to alter your idea of what vacation is meant to be and offer you the potential to change your life. The experiences are divided into four categories: arts and crafts getaways, learning retreats, volunteer vacations, and wellness escapes. Even if you can't afford some of the fabulous ideas set forth in this book, it's still enjoyable to read about them. Consider a three-day mahout (elephant wrangler) training course in Thailand. Spend a month working for African Impact, a lion rehabilitation center in Zimbabwe. Master the art of blending scotch at the Glengoyne Distillery in the Scottish highlands. Ride horses to Machu Picchu's sacred sister city, Choquequirao, Peru.
The trip that caught my attention is run by COBATI (Community-Based Tourism Initiatives) in Kampala, Uganda. Instead of a typical African safari package that does little to benefit the locals, COBATI homestays offer the amazing opportunity to stay in small, rural villages and learn about the real Uganda. Visit banana plantations, stay with midwives, learn beekeeping & mushroom growing, attend community weddings, visit flower farms and see homesteads with Ankole longhorn cattle (indigenous to Uganda for at least seven centuries). Interested? Visit www.cobati.or.ug or head to the library for a copy of this unique travel guide.

School Board Candidates: Get to Know Them!

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CitiTV Channel 19 will televise the Ann Arbor Public Schools Candidate Forum live from the new CTN studios on Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m.. Unopposed candidates Glenn Nelson and Irene Patalan and new candidate Ravi Nigam will answer questions posed by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. And where will the questions come from? From YOU. Send your questions to the League at their Contact Page. The School Board election will be held on May 5, 2009.

Ann Arbor Public Schools Budget Forum

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AAPS Superintendant Todd Roberts' presentation of the 2009/2010 schools budget will be broadcast on CTN Channel 18 on March 12 @ 11:00 a.m. and five subsequent dates. These difficult economic times are impacting all governmental bodies and this budget overview will provide the community with important information on the future of education in Ann Arbor.

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