College Night on October 17

College Night | Wednesday, October 17 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Downtown Multipurpose Room| Grade 9-Adult

If you are involved in the college selection process, make the process easier by listening to advice from three local experts at our 6th annual College Night. College application experts Community High's college prep counselor John Boshoven, Debbie Merion, the founder of Essay Coaching, and performance coach Geraldine Markel will share their wealth of knowledge at this event for parents and teens. They are also the co-authors of the book Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide For Students And Families About College Selection, Essay Writing And High-Stakes Testing.

Learn about the college selection and application process at this invaluable event: Part 1: Finding the College that Fits; Part 2: Dealing with College Entrance Essays; Part 3: Managing those College Entrance Exams. This event will include a book signing and copies of the book will also be available for purchase.

Muzzy Language Learning for Kids


The library has a new children's language learning database called Muzzy. Currently there are 8 different languages to choose from: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian. You can use it at home or at the library. The Muzzy animated story and games are a captivating way for kids to learn another language. It was originally a BBC program so those from Europe may recognize it. Learn more about this database here. We also offer the Muzzy multilingual series (it includes a choice of learning English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish) and the separate traditional Chinese language learning version for checkout.

US Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center

Wednesday, September 19, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center will discuss their research that takes place on the Great Lakes, including deep-water science, invasive species, coastal ecosystems, restoration ecology, and environmental health.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, The Great Lakes Science Center exists to meet the Nation's need for scientific information for restoring, enhancing, managing, and protecting living resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes basin ecosystem.

This event is for adults and teens (grade 9 and up).

Why Is My Computer So Slow? How To Remove Spyware And Perform Routine Preventive Maintenance

Monday July 16, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Mateen Jaffer of Jafferson Computers returns to AADL to discuss ways to ensure online safety and security for your computer and boost performance. Learn how to tell if your computer is infected and what free programs are available to clean your computer and boost its performance and Internet speed.

Learning Express Library

Study for the ACTs! Practice for the United States citizenship test! Job seekers, teach yourself important career building skills that help you land that job! Students of all ages, improve your math, reading, and writing skills through easy to follow lesson plans! All this and much, much more is available to you through Learning Express Library. Make it your first stop on your educational self-improvement path.

Access to this and any of our other reference databases and resources is available at every branch of the AADL, as well as from outside the library with a valid AADL library card. For access from an outside location, please sign in to your library account, visit our reference database page, and navigate to the desired resource. To access Learning Express Library, go to the Research page and select Test Prep from the subject listings.

To Learn, To Know, And To Be Together: An Introduction To Indonesia With Peisy Alamsjah

Tuesday June 26, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Travel with us for an inside look at Indonesia as Ann Arbor resident Peisy Alamsjah shares her love of her native country. Join us as she discusses Indonesian cultures, history, geography, and some unique local customs and habits from the perspective of Western culture.

Men's Health Awareness Month: Top Men's Health Issues, Tests And Treatment Options

Tuesday June 19, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

June is Men's Health Month!

Join an expert medical panel as we learn more about several top health issues for men - and new, emerging treatment options that YOU need to know.

Panelists and their topics include: Annette Schork, RN, BSN, OCN: General Men's Health Topics and Tests: Heart Disease and Diabetes (what to look for and testing guidelines); Marwan Fakih, MD: Colon Cancer & Jeffrey S. Montgomery, MD: Prostate Cancer. This event is cosponsored by the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Music Expert Richard LeSueur Discusses Puccini's Famous Opera "La Bohème"

Sunday June 10, 2012: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace

Richard LeSueur, opera lover extraordinaire, will discuss the reasons that Puccini's La Bohème is one of the world's most popular operas. Listen to recordings of performance highlights and learn more about this epic love story.

This event is held in conjunction with Arbor Opera Theater's production of La Bohème at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, June 14-17

Free MiniMaker Faire this Saturday, June 2


Saturday, June 2 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Saline Fairgrounds

The Ann Arbor MiniMaker Faire returns this Saturday! The fourth annual free event will be held this Saturday, June 2, at the Saline Fairgrounds. There will be exhibits and demonstrations by builders, artists, students, and Makers covering a range of subjects: robotics, learn to solder, and mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, wood, metal, glass, paper, microcontroller, and radio-controlled devices of all sorts.
More information is available at the a2makerfaire.com.

High Schoolers: Infotrac Student Edition is for you!

Working on a research paper? Check out Infotrac Student Edition for articles from magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books. This database is great for current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more. Historical images and maps are there, too. For cross-searching, this database is linked to others -- including eBooks -- to help you find the best sources.

Access to this database is available at every branch of the AADL, as well as from outside the library with a valid AADL library card, or since this is also a MeL database, a Michigan driver's license number can be used instead. For L-card holder access from an outside location, please sign in to your library account, visit our database page, and navigate to the desired resource. To access Infotrac Student Edition, go to the research page, and choose to Browse by Name H-M: and click on Infotrac Student Edition.

Michigan residents without a valid library card can gain access to this and the many other MeL databases by visiting MeL and entering your driver's license number.

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