Be Prepared for Flu Season!

It's that time of year again, and influenza is going around! You can educate yourself and your family about the flu, learn how to prevent getting the flu and even find a place near you to get a flu vaccination shot- all by using the resources found on the influenza section of AADL Select Sites. While you're at it, check out all the other topics for many valuable resources, selected for you by AADL staff!

Watching DVDs Over the Holidays?

How about doing us a big favor, as well as a favor for many of our patrons who benefit from watching films with Descriptive Video Service? Check the language settings at the beginning of the DVD menu to see if there is a described narration track, or see if it says "Described Narration" on the label. Then, add a comment to this blog indicating the name of the DVD & I will add it if it's not already on this list. Described narration can be on both youth & adult DVDs. More and more films are being produced with this feature. Some of these DVDs are now available by mail to our WLBPD patrons, too!

Pure Michigan Talent Connect

Pure Michigan Talent Connect provides a way for job seekers, employers, career explorers, entrepreneurs, and veterans to connect.
- Discover which industries need your skills with the Career Matchmaker.
- Calculate if a career change is worth the investment with the Career Investment Calculator.
- Find a job with the Job Portal.
- Post a job.

Some of the businesses that have pledged to participate in the Pure Michigan Talent Connect program are: Busch's Fresh Food Market, The Solar Specialist - Mechanical Energy Systems, Mid-America Machining, Merrill Technology Group, Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, and more.

You may also find a link to Pure Michigan Talent Connect in the Michigan Electronic Library Business and Jobs Gateway.

Job Specific Resume Templates with Microsoft Word

Do you need a resume? Check out the job specific resume templates available by Microsoft. You'll find resume templates for IT, HR, Sales, Nursing, Customer Service, and more. Click here to learn how.

More great resume writing resources:
Job & Career Accelerator
Learn Free Resume Writing Resumes

Looking for Job Search websites? Check out the Small Business & Job Search Toolkit @ AADL.

Photoshop Elements Class

Tuesday December 20, 2011: 1 to 3 pm, Downtown Library Mac Lab

We'll help you edit digital photos using automatic enhancements, selection tools and filters. (PC user? We'll review the key differences between PC and Mac keyboard commands.)

Computer class brochures are available at any library location and online. Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the rooms will open 15 minutes before the class begins.

Drop-In Homework Help will Resume on January 22

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Tutoring sessions will resume on Sunday afternoons on January 22 and Monday and Wednesday evenings on January 23. Homework Help will continue throughout the winter and 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!

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!

Want to improve your grades?

AADL has all sorts of things to help you. Check the Homework Help page for the following:

Brainfuse Live Homework Help: Available 2-11 p.m. every day. Students can connect with tutors who can help with skill development and assist with specific homework needs.

Drop-in Homework Help: Resumes the week of January 22. Sunday tutoring will be available 3:00-5:00 p.m. On Mondays and Wednesday tutoring will be available 4:00-8:00 p.m.

AADL Databases for research projects for kids, high school papers, or even for preparing for those tough college entrance exams.

AADL Select Sites offer some of the best information resources on the Internet. Librarians have carefully selected these sites so you can trust the information found here for your research project.

Reading Skills need a boost? Scroll down at Homework Help. If you’re a beginning reader that needs to practice, click on one of the A-Z Levels links for a list of books available at the library. If you’re a reader that needs to improve your reading but find it hard to get excited about long boring books, check the HiLo Books list and click the links to find some books that you’ll enjoy.

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!

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