No Tutoring Sessions on Sunday 10/16 or Monday 10/17

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Due to U of M's fall study break, tutoring sessions will not be held on Sunday, October 16 or Monday, October 17. Tutoring will resume on Wednesday, October 18 at 4:00 with Circle K. 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!

If you would like homework help over the weekend, U of M’s Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta will again be providing tutoring at the Downtown branch. They will be joined by the U of M group, Operation: Educate Children. Sessions will take place each week from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

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

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month

Among other month-long observations, October is Dyslexia Awareness Month! Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that results in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. You can learn more about dyslexia by visiting the International Dyslexia Association website. A person diagnosed with dyslexia could be eligible for services from the Washtenaw Library for the Blind & Physically Disabled. This would provide them with a Digital Book Player at no charge & access to thousands of books available on digital cartridges. There are also well over 20,000 books and 40 magazines available for download from BARD, the Braille and Audio Reading Download; and many other supplemental services are available too. So that ALL may read!

Living with Low Vision Support Group

Join the Living with Low Vision group each month at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Each meeting features a guest speaker or an activity for individuals with low vision. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The October 12th meeting will feature Dan Furton from the Michigan Commission for the Blind. If you have questions, contact Gale Oren at (734) 763-9468 or goren@umich.edu.

Homework Help at AADL

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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!

If you would like homework help over the weekend, U of M’s Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta will again be providing tutoring at the Downtown branch. They will be joined by the U of M group, Operation: Educate Children. Sessions will take place each week on Sundays from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

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

Etsy Class Tonight at Traverwood

EtsyEtsy Join us for an Etsy class today (Tuesday, October 4th) from 7 to 9 pm at the Traverwood branch. Learn about the online marketplace from a local Ann Arbor artisan, photographer, and business owner, Kate Kehoe. Kate owns Chicalookate, and has been in business on Etsy for over 5 years.

Check out the book, Craft, Inc, to learn more about making your hobby your business.

Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For a complete class schedule, click here. See you in class!

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.

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