Interested in Owning a Habitat for Humanity Home?

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is currently 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 and to sign up to attend an upcoming orientation, call (734) 677-1558 x104.

A Plan for Michigan's Workforce

On Thursday, December 1st, at 10 a.m., Governor Rick Snyder will talk at the Delta College University Center about his plan to re-align the skills of Michigan's Workforce with the needs of Michigan Employers. After the event, you may be able to find the transcript here.

Helpful resources @ AADL for job seekers and small businesses:
Small Business and Job Search Toolkit
Computer Classes @ AADL
Online Learning Resources

Related events @ AADL:
So You Think You Need a Website?
You Wrote a Novel, Now What?
Finding Grant Funding For Community Nonprofits
How To Achieve Student Success

What's a Status Update?

Facebook: Wednesday, November 30, 2011: 1 to 3 pm, Traverwood Branch

Do you need an introduction to Facebook? Come to the Facebook class and you'll learn about status updates, the wall, news feeds, tags, and more. This class is perfect for folks who need a little help getting started. Registration is not required. Click here for a complete class schedule or drop by any branch location to pick up a computer class brochure.

See you in class!

Meijer Simply Give Food Pantry Drive

Join Food Gatherers in the fight against hunger this weekend at the Ann Arbor Saline & Carpenter Meijer store locations. Participate by purchasing donation cards to be given to Food Gatherers as Meijer gift cards!

Holiday Toy and Food Distribution

The Peace Neighborhood Center is getting ready for their annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive. If you need some extra help this holiday season, registration for assistance for Washtenaw County residents begins on December 1st and closes on December 15th. To register, call 734-662-3564 Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm. Distribution dates are December 20th through December 23rd by appointment.

A New Resource for Adult Learners & Job Seekers

The Michigan College Access Portal (MichiganCAP for short) is brought to you by ConnectEdu, Inc, a company providing web-based solutions for education and employment transitions. MichiganCAP guides high school students and their families through the transition to college as well as serving adult learners and job seekers. This easy-to-use web tool will help folks create a resume, compare colleges, calculate college costs, track test scores, track references, connect with others, and more. Register now and/or sign up for email updates.

Check out other resources for job seekers in Michigan:
MEDC Job Portal, brought to you by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
Michigan Talent Bank, brought to you by the Michigan Works Association

Don't forget about the resources available @
Small Business & Job Search Toolkit
Employment & Job Sites
LearningExpress Library Job & Career Accelerator

Learn @ AADL

You can pick up a new class brochure at any library location or review the schedule online. Here are a few of the classes that are available:

Etsy - Learn about the online marketplace from Kate Kehoe. Kate owns Chicalookate, and has been selling on Etsy for more than 5 years.
Wednesday, December 7, 7 - 9 pm, Malletts Creek

New Class! Writers' Resources on the Web - Are you an aspiring writer? Learn how you can enter writing contests, submit materials, and join writing groups online.
Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Traverwood

New Class! Intro to Buying & Selling Online - Learn the basics of making purchases and selling your items using the popular websites eBay and Craigslist.
Wednesday, January 25, 7 - 9 pm, Malletts Creek

Registration in not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the rooms will open 15 minutes before the class begins. See you in class!

11/07 Tutoring from 4:00-6:00 pm Only

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Circle K Tutoring will be available this evening from 4:00 to 6:00 pm only. Due to a last minute conflict, no tutors will be available from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Regular tutoring sessions from 4:00 to 8:00 pm will resume on Wednesday, 11/09. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Fundamentals of Starting a Small Business

Do you plan on starting a business but don't know where to begin? Come to Fundamentals of Starting a Small Business on Monday, November 7 from 6pm to 8pm at the downtown library branch. This workshop puts the issues on the table so you're informed as you move forward armed with the info you need to start building a successful business strategy. Experts from the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center will cover all aspects of business start-up.

Job Search Classes @ AADL

Looking for a job? Check out the job search classes @ AADL.

Applying for Jobs Online
Thursday November 3, 2011: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Downtown Library
Learn how to use online forms, job applications, and job sites like Career Builder.

Social Networking for Job Search
Tuesday November 8, 2011: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Downtown Library
Learn how you can use social networking websites such as LinkedIn and Twitter in your job search.
Tuesday November 8, 2011: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Pittsfield Branch
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.

Classes open 15 minutes before the start of class and 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!

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