National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Twenty years ago Congress declared October to be National Disability Employment Awareness Month to educate all of us about the employment needs, contributions, and barriers that still exist for Americans with disabilities to achieve equal opportunity in the workplace. It's a time to learn about the progress America has made and look closely at our city, home and work environment as to how accessible it is for all people, including the elderly.

Play the game GO!

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What's the oldest board game in the world?

If your answer is Go, a game of skill created in China about 4000 years ago, you'd be right. The outcome of this game is said to be determined by the quality of the decisions each player makes along the way. Click here for 10 reasons to try Go.

This Sunday, October 19, 2-3:30pm come join the Ann Arbor Go Club enthusiasts at Traverwood and learn to play Go!

Try Go Basics or Go for Beginners or just show up on Sunday.

Beyond Foreclosure: Facts, Steps and Solutions

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2:30-4:30 pm at Ypsilanti District Library on Whittaker Rd. is the first of two free seminars for those 55 and older about how to get control of your life if your home is now in foreclosure or after this happens. You will hear a panel of counselors discuss options during the redemption period, dealing with the grief of foreclosure, building financial skills, and exploring rental housing options. The seminar is offered as a public education program by The Housing Bureau for Seniors of the University of Michigan Health System, Washtenaw County Treasurer, and Michigan State University Extension. A repeat session will take place at Ann Arbor Downtown Library on Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30 pm.

A Book in 6 to 12 Minutes

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Espresso Book Machine

The University of Michigan features an Espresso Book Machine in the lobby of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. The Espresso Book Machine is made by OnDemandBooks and will be used to print out-of-copyright books and materials from the internet archive. The service is available to faculty, students and the public.

Click here for current titles and cost and here for frequently asked questions.

Bunny Love

An Open House for the Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary is today! Enjoy everything from a haunted Hoppy Hollow to tours of their grounds. The Sanctuary, located south of Ann Arbor in Willis, is a home for neglected domestic rabbits. They have floppy friends available for adoption. They are also a "no-kill" facility, so rabbits unsuitable for adoption have a place to live out their lives. Investigating whether or not a rabbit is right for your house? The library has many books available on the care of rabbits. They include House Rabbit Primer: Understanding and Caring for your Companion Rabbit and The Proper Care of Rabbits.

National Depression Screening Day: October 10

Friday, October 10 is National Depression Screening Day. The University of Michigan Psychological Clinic will offer free, confidential mental health screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder to all interested community members. Individuals will have the opportunity to complete a written screening questionnaire, and talk privately with a mental health professional regarding screening results. Those who may need further help will be given referrals to local mental health care providers. Located in East Hall, 530 Church St., Suite 2463, 734-761-3471; no appointment necessary.

That old vinyl collection...

The Ann Arbor Record & CD Show is coming on Sunday, October 12, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The fair has moved to a new location, Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. Over 50 dealers from several states will be there offering a wide variety of rare and collectible used records and CDs along with hard-to-find new releases. Be sure to get their early for the best selection. Refreshments will be available. Feel free to bring in a small number of records to sell. Adminsion is only $3 admission for people 11 and up. Children age 10 & under are free.

Before you head over to the show, be sure to look at our discography collection.

Foreclosure Woes

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Stressed about money? Have you lost your home or job? If you are struggling there is help available. Eastern Michigan University Clinic has created a low-cost support group for any adult struggling with financial or housing stress. To attend, call Dr. Perry Francis at 734-487-4410. From the AADL collection, take a look at Stop Foreclosure, a video produced by our local CTN.

Let's play a game...

The Ann Arbor Go Club meets every Sunday and Thursday at Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. All skill levels are welcome to play one of the world's most difficult board games. You don't need a partner and boards and stones are provided. Need a primer or tips? Check out our collection of books on the game.

Freerunning with Levi, Travis, and Mike

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Freerunner Levi Meeuwenberg is joined by Travis Graves and Mike Friedman, co-founders of the UM Parkour Club, in a presentation of freerunning. Levi has competed on G4's American Ninja Challenge and Ninja Warrior.
This physical art which uses what the rural and urban landscapes have to offer is full of flips, tricks, and stunts, you wouldn't want to try at home, especially the 'superman frontflip' or the '360 wallrun.' If you're thinking about giving it a go yourself, you may want to check out Dynamics of Strength Training and Conditioning first.
Friday, September 26 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Downtown/Multi-Purpose Room Grades 6-Adult

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