Exhibition of New Art Prints

On view on the third floor of the Downtown Library is the current exhibition of new art prints just added to the circulating collection.

While we continue to add new images of perennial favorites like Ansel Adams, Richard Diebenkorn, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Mark Rothko to the collection, we are always looking to introduce new talents and new artists into the mix.

Rhett Lynch of New Mexico, is a mufti-talented artist whose whimsical depiction of family pets are delightful (Art Print 614, image at left). Fiona Hoop, is actually the collaborative work of two Toronto (Canada) artists - Michele Woodey and Mary Kennedy. We hope you will enjoy their contemplative abstract landscape Blue Sky.

And at long last, we were able to add to the collection British-born photographer (now based in Seattle) Michael Kenna's work, this one capturing an atmospheric and moody view of Marly-le-Rio, France.

These and other prints will be available for circulation on October 11th, 2012 when the exhibition closes.

Survey says....! The Washtenaw Library for Blind and Physically Handicapped

Don't take it from us, take it from the people using the service: 97% of respondents of a recent patron satisfaction survey indicated they would recommend Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled services to friends and family members. This free service loans books, magazines, and videos in alternative formats (digital cartridge, recorded cassette, large print, Braille, and descriptive video) to individuals of all ages who are certified as unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations.

The survey report is available here PDF Version Audio Version Text-Only Version

and you can read more about WLBPD services, including Large Print Books-by-Mail, at wlbpd.aadl.org.

Want to learn more? Call 734-327-4224 or email wlbpd@aadl.org!

Hot Shots: Career Connections

If you're looking for a job and interested in networking, join Ann Arbor SPARK on August 28 from 5pm to 7pm at Arbor Brewing Company. Hot Shots is a free event for talent seeking opportunities for themselves. Attendees should bring their resume, and come and mingle with growing, innovative companies in a fun and relaxed environment! Click here to register.

Fifth Third Bank eBus

In partnership with SOS Community Services, the Fifth Third Bank eBus will be at 101 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti on Tuesday, August 21 from 9am to 3pm. At the eBus you can get a free copy of your credit report as well as credit counseling, receive home foreclosure prevention information, sign your child up for free or low cost health insurance, and community representatives will be available to talk about other resources for health, dental, food, and other basic needs. For more information, call 1-800-246-5372.

Commit to Quit

Want to quit smoking? Not sure how to get started? Packard Health is pleased to present Commit to Quit, a free two-day clinic designed to help you quit smoking and formulate a plan for success. The clinic will be held on Monday July 23 6:00 - 7:30 PM and Tuesday July 24 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Class size is limited, and registration is required. To register, call 734-971-1073 by Friday, July 20.

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is still seeking families to partner with for their 0% interest home-ownership program. You may qualify if you are a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status, live or work in Washtenaw County, have a need for simple, decent and affordable housing, and meet certain income requirements. To learn more visit www.h4h.org, where you can complete an online intake form, or call (734) 677-1558.

Save Time & Money with Brainfuse Homework Help

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How often can a student find a free Tutor whose core academic proficiency has been assessed & has undergone a thorough reference & background check? How often can you find a free tutor who has been trained in research-based teaching methodology & State-Aligned Standards? The answer? EVERY day from 2 pm-11 pm from your own home with your library card verification. Tutors are for grades 3-12 but there's a portal for for adult learners that features career-enhancing skills if you are a job seeker or going back to school to build your skills for a new career. Try Brainfuse today!

¡El Dia de Los Ninos, El Dia de Los Libros!

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Join AADL and YDL Sunday April 29 for Día from 1:30-4:30 downtown. There will be super-fun crafts for kids to make; tasty refreshments and we'll feature the festive sounds of Mariachi Mexico 2000, so come on down! This event is for all ages to enjoy, and parking is free on Sundays. ¡El Día de Los Niños, El Día de los Libros!

Drop-In Homework Help will resume on April 30th

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Tutoring sessions will resume on Monday and Wednesday evenings on April 30. Homework Help will continue throughout the spring. Please read on for more details about homework help at AADL.

Looking for help with your homework? Look no further than AADL’s Downtown Library. The University of Michigan Chapter of Circle K is once again providing tutoring for students in grades K-12. Stop by the Youth Department Story Corner Mondays and Wednesdays between 4:00 and 8:00 pm to take advantage of this great service!

AADL also provides access to Brainfuse, an online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2:00 -11:00 pm every day!

New United Way 2-1-1 Online Database

Find community assistance and support groups for Metro Detroit with the United Way of Southeastern Michigan's online database. Enter your zip or nearest city then search for services by category, keyword, agency or program. The database currently features 2000 agencies in Lapeer, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Click to apply if you are a service provider that would like to be included.

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