Job Fair for People with Disabilities

On April 15, 2009, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, a Job Fair for Individuals with Federally Targeted Disabilities, sponsored by U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, will be held at Macomb Intermediate School District, 4401 Garfield, Clinton Twp 48038, between 19 Mile and Hall Rd., SE Bldg. entrance, first floor. Come prepared for an interview, with 20 copies of both your resume and the Schedule A Certification of Disability letter. For more information contact Sarah Utich at 586-412-5403 or

Film Showing - "On the Line"

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Winner of the 2008 Silver Telly Award in the social issues category, On the Line, will be shown Downtown, 4th Floor Meeting Room (Grades 9-Adult) 6:30-8:30pm on March 19/Thursday.

The discussion to follow will be led by UM students and other local residents who have participated in protests at the School of the Americas.

Cosponsored by the Michigan Community Scholars Program and Michigan Television.

Depression Awareness Event

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Sometimes what we see as an odd or excessive behavior can be masking depression or anxiety in someone we love or ourselves. Learn more at this community dialogue on the topic next Sunday March 22. Register on Jewish Family Services website or call 769-0209. This program will be from 2:00-4:45 PM at the Jewish Community Center.

Nonprofits will find this profitable

In these tough economic times, NEW - Nonprofit Enterprise at Work - continues to help southeast Michigan non-profits succeed. The NEW Center, located at 1100 N. Main St., provides office space for area nonprofits. NEW also hosts an internet radio show, the Nonprofit Buzz, which airs here each fourth Thursday of the month, 9-10 a.m On March 26, the topic will be "Partnering For Success." At the library, electronically browse some of our books on nonprofits, or visit our special collection downtown on the second floor.

Darfur Benefit tonight

Come to the Darfur Benefit Gala sponsored by STAND, the Neutral Zone’s Student Anti-Genocide Coalition--a special evening featuring guest speaker Susan Burgess-Lent, program director at Darfur Peace and Development in Washington DC. The event also features a silent auction and refreshments. All proceeds will benefit the International Rescue Committee Program in Darfur. The event is at 8 p.m. at the Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor. Tickets start at $15 per person. For tickets or information, call (734) 214-9995 or go to

Teen Volunteer Training Opportunity this Sunday

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Looking for a cool opportunity to volunteer? The Youth Community Action Team (YCAT) of the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross is open to teens ages 12-18. YCAT volunteers are active in all the Chapter’s departments along with all the unique youth specific projects.

There will be an orientation this Sunday, March 15 (1:00-4:00 p.m.) at the Washtenaw American Red Cross, 4624 Packard Road in Ann Arbor.

You'll need to register to participate. Contact Youth Coordinator Mike Lyons by phone 734-971-5300 or e-mail

Keeping an eye on the ‘nesting boxes’ at the Pittsfield

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My son, Bill, led the construction and installation of a dozen “nesting boxes” for birds and bats on the east side of the Pittsfield branch last summer as one of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout. Library director Josie Parker supported the project as a reflection of the AADL’s commitment to capitalize on environmental operate more in harmony with the ecosystem. I'm keeping an eye on the project now that Bill’s off at college, and with spring coming, I hope other library patrons would post a comment if they see birds (or bats) actually occupying the boxes.

Speeding ticket campaign is hoax

A Michigan “speeding ticket campaign” is a hoax, maybe even an urban legend. Check your e-mail for this: "Beware all you lead foots!!! Spring is Coming! . . . and so is Operation Yellow Jacket. Look out for MI-DOT trucks parked along the road or suddenly appearing behind you pacing you - it could be a Trooper driving the truck. Called 'Operation Yellow Jacket', each Michigan State Police District has a truck cleaned up and ready to go! These trucks have specially modified engines that can virtually catapult the truck from snow-plow speed to intercept speed in seconds. And when the engine boost kicks in, the warning lights automatically change from flashing yellow to the dreaded red and blue! . . . “

Dream Seeding for a Better World Art Show

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The public is invited to a reception of the Dream Seeding for a Better World art show on Saturday, March 7th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Michigan Union (530 South State Street). There will be music, storytelling and food. Free.

The show is organized by and showcases creative work that helps us visualize and create a more peaceful and ecologically healthy community.


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Jumpstart is reading to children at AADL! If you seek to provide your child another opportunity to hear stories, this is a service that might be right for your family. University of Michigan students read to children one-on-one or in small groups and provide a small craft or activity.

Jumpstart is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, supervises, and supports college students to work with early childhood programs.

Take advantage of this opportunity at a branch near you!

Saturday, February 28, Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room, 1:00-2:30
Saturday, March 14, Traverwood Branch: Program Room, 1:00-2:30
Saturday, March 28, Pittsfield Branch: Program Room, 1:00-2:30
Saturday, April 3, Traverwood Branch: Program Room, 1:00-2:30

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