Michigan Public Service Commission Consumer Forum

Come to a meeting hosted by the Michigan Public Service Commission, the state agency with regulatory responsibilities for energy and telecommunications, on Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00pm at the Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti. This forum will allow you to meet with an MPSC Commissioner, learn about electric and natural gas rates, discuss telephone service updates, and voice utility-related questions and concerns. Local utility service providers and assistance organizations will be present to speak with attendees. To make the most of this opportunity, please bring your utility bills, shut off notices, tax information and proof of any other assistance you receive.

Thanksgiving Food Distribution Sign-Up

On Wednesday, November 2, households in need of food for the Thanksgiving holiday may sign up to receive a special holiday food bag at SOS Community Services by presenting a valid picture ID. The sign-up list will be on a first come first served basis as supply is limited, and sign-ups are limited to one per household. Pick-up of the Thanksgiving food bag with be Thursday, November 17 from 10am to 6pm.

Health Information on the Web - Finding the Good Stuff!

Medline Body PartsMedline Body Parts Thursday October 27 | 9:15 am | West branch

Learn from the Taubman Health Sciences Library 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.

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!

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!

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