Today @ AADL - Jobs

Looking for a job? Join us for two job search classes at the Downtown Library today. At 3:30 pm, attend Applying for Jobs Online in the training lab on the third floor. At 7 pm, join Katie McCollum of University of Michigan Human Resources to learn how to apply for jobs using umjobs.org. The new location of the umjobs.org class is the 4th floor meeting room.

Classes are open 15 minutes before the start of class and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. Please click here for the class schedule or call 734-327-4555 if you have any questions.

See you in class!

It's Orange!

The October and November computer class schedule is ready! Review the schedule online, pick up a brochure at any library location, or call 734-327-4555 for more information.

There are a few new classes:
A Genealogist's Best Friend - The Library: Learn from Bobbie Snow, of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, how to use your local library and online libraries in your genealogy research.
Wednesday, October 26, 3:30 - 5:30 pm Downtown

Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch.org: Bobbie Snow will show you how to use FamilySearch.org to access over 100 years of genealogical records.
Tuesday, October 11, 7 - 9 pm at Pittsfield

Advanced Excel: Practice with drop-down lists, lookup , pivot tables, and more.
Monday, November 28, 7 - 9 pm Downtown

Etsy: Back by popular demand, Kate Kehoe (chicalookate), will talk about the online marketplace where folks buy/sell handmade creations, craft supplies, and vintage items.
Tuesday, October 4, 7 - 9 pm at Traverwood
Wednesday, November 9, 3:30 - 5:30 pm Downtown

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Classrooms will open 15 minutes before the class start times. Registration is not required.

See you in class!

New AADL Canvas Bags

The AADL has a new item for sale! You can buy an AADL canvas bag for $12.00 at any of our Circulation Desks. Buy this sturdy bag to tote around all your checked-out items.

Other items for purchase at the AADL include:

* Black carrier bags with AADL logo made of recycled materials: $1.00
* Cream canvas bags with black AADL logo and zipper: $12.00
* Headphones: $2.00
* Digital cartridges: $8.00 (for use with Digital Talking Book Machine available to patrons of the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled)
* USB cords for use with digital cartridges: $5.00
* Gift certificates for AADL cards: $150/year. May also be purchased for 3, 6, or 9 months.
* Non-resident AADL cards: $150/year. May also be purchased for 3, 6, or 9 months.

All items for purchase at an AADL desk may be purchased by anyone. Payment is due at the time of purchase in cash or by check.

Budgeting 101

The Michigan State University Extension is holding a Budgeting 101 workshop on September 19 from 6:30pm and 8:00pm in the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center. Participants will learn about money management, financial planning, and family budgeting. Anyone can register for free by calling 734-222-3943.

New Book Clubs to Go

Thank you for all the nice comments about our Book Clubs to Go, and the title suggestions. Rest assured that we are listening....

Just in time for another season of book clubs after the summer break, we will be rolling out 8 new titles this week. (The new totes we ordered finally came in after a long delay. Your patience is greatly appreciated).

The Help. Perennial bestseller and now a major motion picture. (No, there is no DVD in the tote but we will put one in when it is released).

Cutting For Stone The story of twin brothers orphaned at birth, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, but torn apart by their passion for the same woman.

Waiting Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor is torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's village. Winner of National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

The Surrendered A brilliant, haunting, heartbreaking story about how love and war unalterably change the lives of those they touch.

The Art of Racing in the Rain A tale in which Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together.

A Fierce Radiance Set in the early days of penicillin, this ambitious medical thriller combines history, commercial rivalry, espionage and thwarted love.

Lark & Termite Set in rural West Virginia Lark and Termite follows an inquisitive 17-year-old girl; her younger, developmentally challenged brother; and their aunt, the hardworking woman who raised them, through a single, eventful week in 1959.

Snow A spellbinding tale of disparate yearnings – for love, art, power, and God – set in a remote Turkish town cut off from the rest of the world by a snow storm. By a Nobel laureate.

We will be bringing out new titles intermittently. Watch out for them.

Learn how to apply for a job at the University of Michigan

Looking for a job? Join Kathleen McCollum, a Business Systems Analyst from the University of Michigan Human Resources office, to learn how to search and apply for jobs at the University of Michigan. If you'd like, bring along your resume file on a USB storage device.

Thursday, August 11, 7 to 9 pm, Traverwood
Tuesday, September 20, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Malletts Creek

Basic computer skills are required. The class is available at no cost. Registration is not required. The class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and will open 15 minutes before the class start time. The computer class schedule is available here.

See you in class!

Click on the LearningExpress Library!

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Did you know that you can access dozens of practice tests and 150 e-books by going to the LearningExpress Library from our Research Pages? Just click on the Research Tab and then the click on the link that says "Test Prep". LearningExpress Library is the sole item with that heading. You will need an additional log in to access this database to take practice tests. Believe me, it's worth having a look-see for Academic preparation, Civil Services exams, Skill Building for kids and adults and So MUCH MORE!!!

Surgery Videos, Health Quizzes, Games, and, oh yeah, Reliable Health Information

Medline Body PartsMedline Body PartsHave you heard about an online database where you can access information about treatments, drugs, supplements, and medical definitions? Join Kate Saylor, of the Taubman Health Sciences Library, and she'll show you how to use MedlinePlus. Brought to you by the National Institutes of Health and produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus provides medical information in a language you can understand.

Downtown library: Tuesday, July 26th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. Click here to view the computer class schedule. See you in class!

Free Software Tutorials!

Check out the LearningExpress Library @ AADL research for free Software Tutorials in Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Visio.

Enjoy free online computer training at GCF Learn Free and research career training at CareerOneStop

Or take a computer class @ AADL, the complete schedule is available at aadl.org/classes. Registration is not required!

New Computer Classes in August and September!

umjobs.org: Join Kathleen McCollum, a Business Systems Analyst from the UM Human Resources office, to learn how to search and apply for jobs at the University of Michigan.
Thursday, August 11, 7 to 9 pm, Traverwood
Tuesday, September 20, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Malletts Creek

Research Database Training: Need to support an argument or write a paper for school? Need a primary source? Take advantage of the research databases available @ AADL. Learn how to gather information beyond your personal experiences and observations, and explore what other people have learned.
Tuesday, September 13, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Downtown
Tuesday, September 20, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Pittsfield

Word Review & Edit: Learn how to track changes, add comments, compare two versions of a document, and restrict editing.
Friday, September 29, 1 - 3 pm, Pittsfield

Health Information on the Web - Finding the Good Stuff: Presented by UM Taubman Health Sciences Library. Learn which websites are the best resources for your health. From the library's databases to free online resources like the National Library of Medicine's Medline Plus, you will learn how to access this information and keep your family safe and healthy.
Wednesday, September 28, 1 - 3 pm, Malletts Creek

Pick up the latest computer class schedule at any library location, review the schedule online, or call 734-327-4555 for more information. Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the classrooms will open 15 minutes before the class begins. See you in class!

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