Creativity Camp Theme of the Week: Sculpture

Every week the AADL has been creating displays for the Ann Arbor Art Center Creativity Camp's theme of the week on the back of the new books shelf in the Youth Department. These books are for anyone interested in the theme to check out. This week's theme is sculpture. Do you know who created the sculpture on the cover of the book pictured here? It's a favorite of mine. Come find out at the library!

One Good Movie

Check out the Story of One. I loved the fact that I learned stuff while being entertained with silly animation. A few stories cover Arabic Numerals, the mathematician Fibonacci, and how binary code works (the last illustrated using hard boiled eggs...huh?). The movie is full diversions like a story about the greek mathematician Pythagoras and a skit with Roman Numerals and the Abacus competing against Arabic/Indian Numbers to see who can calculate compound interest the fastest...and the most correct. Another diversion was a visit to the British computer named "Colossus" which used binary code to break German code in WWII. What a cool movie.

Ace your AP Exams!

The LearningExpress Library database offers practice tests in AP Biology, English Literature, Calculus and more. Head to any of our branches to use our public computers - or, if you've got a library card, access the tests from home!

iPhoto to the Rescue

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Do you have so many digital photos saved on your Mac’s hard drive that you can’t find the right one when you need it? Explore the many ways to organize your collection by taking our next iPhoto class in the Downtown Library’s computer lab. Registration is required.

iPhoto is just one of the growing number of computer classes available for Mac based software. Check our computer class listing or our computer class brochure for dates and times.

ACT/SAT Test Practice on Saturday, March 22

Learn how to access Learning Express Library to take practice tests for either the ACT or SAT. Join us from 10:30-12:00 p.m. in the Pittsfield Computer Training Center.

I heard it on NPR…and found it at AADL

Heard a great interview on NPR? Want to use a news story in your research paper?

Transcripts and audio files from NPR shows, like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, are available in our Academic OneFile database.

When you’re searching, enter the program name in the 'publication title' field to find transcripts from a particular show. If you’re searching for content by keyword or subject, choose the 'multimedia' tab to see any NPR results.

Library cardholders can access the database from home.

Job Opportunities in Higher Education

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Check out a new web site with more than 1,200 job postings at 24 Michigan colleges and universities: Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Jobs include research, professional, executive, administrative, and support positions in academia and their hospital and healthcare facilities as well as tenure-track and instructional faculty and positions in information technology and the trades. To broaden your job search, use the AADL Employment & Jobs section of the AADL Select Sites.

Get specific! Finding exactly the sources you need.

So, you’re ready to start working on that research paper, but you need articles from peer-reviewed journals. Or images. Or newspaper editorials written this year.

The Library’s got you covered!

Our General OneFile database groups search results by document type. Plus, you can limit your search to peer-reviewed journals, articles with images, or by publication date.

Have questions about our databases or need more research help? Stop by any of our public desks!

Great Courses available @ AADL !

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The library has DVD’s and Books on CD available from the Teaching Company called Great Courses. Professors are chosen to lecture on topics from Shakespeare, Mathematics, World Religions, World History, Philosophy, Art and much more! Use the keyword "Teaching Company" to access over 600 items! Enjoy lifelong learning!

Resources for Teachers & Education Students

Need to keep up with the latest educational research? Looking for information on testing, special education, or school administration?

K-12 teachers, administrators, and education students can find articles, reports from the US Department of Education and reference material in the Educator’s Reference Complete database.

Find the database in the College, Careers, & Education section of our Research page. And remember, library cardholders can search the database from home!

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