Career Transitions: Reinventing Yourself in Today's Market

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Need some help finding out where you fit in today's job market? On Tuesday, February 8, from 1pm to 2:30pm JFS Career Services is hosting Career Transitions: Reinventing Yourself in Today's Market, a workshop that will help you get started on the search for the career that is right for you. There is no cost, but prior registration is required as space is limited. To register, contact Lori Preis at (734) 769-0209 or lori@jfsannarbor.com

Winter Break: Catch Up on Your Studies

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For AAPS students, you may still have some major assignments hanging over your head during the winter break. After all, the semester isn't over until January 28! If you need some skill building or additional support from a tutor, don't forget about our free tutoring subscription to Brainfuse. Finding time to meet up with a free tutor won't get any easier than this.

Writing a Winning Resume

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Need some help getting started or need some assistance with your resume? JFS Career Services is hosting Writing a Winning Resume, a workshop that will help you get started on the search for the career that is right for you. There is no cost but prior registration is required. To register, contact Lori Preis at (734) 769-0209 or lori@jfsannarbor.com

Public Computer Classes in February and March

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New Class! Join Kate MacDougall Saylor, MSI, Outreach Librarian for the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library for a class called MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus is a database provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health filled with the latest information about diseases, conditions and treatments.

Membership and registration are not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Classrooms will open 15 minutes before the class start times.

Elevator Table at Malletts Creek

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In addition to the computer stations available in our Downtown Assistive Technology Lab, there are now two computer stations at the Malletts Creek branch that are located on top of an adjustable elevator table meant to accommodate an individual in a wheel chair or who may otherwise require a station at an alternate height. The table moves up or down by a remote control that's connected to the end of the table just below the table top. If you need to use a computer station on the elevator table, please feel free to let staff know.

25th Annual MLK Day Symposium, January 14th &15th

Dr. Bob Moses and the Young People's Project will be speaking at the University of Michigan's 25th annual MLK Day Symposium next Friday, January 14th and Saturday, January 15th. This year's symposium is titled "We the People: Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Education." Lectures and discussions will focus on quality education as a constitutional right, and exploring and building strategies for the promotion of quality education for all children. Dr. Moses is a noted Civil Rights Veteran, and is leading a national campaign to build support for a constitutional amendment to guarantee a quality education for all American children.

On January 14 from, 5:00-6:30 PM at the University of Michigan, Palmer Commons-Great Lakes Room, Dr. Moses will speak and lead a discussion about quality education and how it can be achieved for all American youth.

On January 15 from 10:00am-3:00PM at the Washtenaw Community College, Student Center Building, Dr. Moses along with representatives of the Young People's Project will facilitate a community forum on quality education—highlighting reform efforts that consider the student perspective. Participants will share their experiences, ideas & visions in a workshop format.

For more information, see the University of Michigan's event announcement.

Circle K Tutoring is Back!!!

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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. This service has already begun this semester, so stop by the Youth Department Story Corner Mondays and Wednesdays between 4 and 8pm!

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 location on Sundays from 3-5pm. This service will begin Sunday January 30th.

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

Living on Less

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Trying to save money? Michigan State University Extension is offering a free workshop titled "Living On Less" on Wednesday January 19 from 6 to 9 pm at the Washtenaw County LRC building. This workshop will explain how to develop a spending plan, reduce flexible expenses and reduce debt. You will need to register by January 18 by calling 734-222-3943.

Great Reminiscences

The Library has just the thing to generate lively conversations at your next group or family gathering. Bi-Folkal Kits come in an attractive navy and yellow bag and provide a multi-media approach to a variety of topics for reminiscence, such as pets, the seasons, school days, African American lives, and fashion. Besides a full slide show on DVD, each kit contains twenty-five large print songbooks with a sing-along CD, a true crowd-pleaser! An instruction manual is also included to lead you through the many suggested activities, for the different interests and capabilities of participants. With a little planning, it offers a fun atmosphere for older adults, inter-generational groups, or people with dementia. The kits may be borrowed for two weeks.

A Study in Scarlet

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For our WLBPD patrons, here's some interesting news:

Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study In Scarlet (DB 71855), read by Alexander Scourby for the American Foundation for the Blind in 1939, has been added to the BARD collection. This recording was originally issued as 33-1/3 rpm long-playing phonograph records. It is the first NLS analog-to-digital conversion title to use a disc source. If you are eligible for BARD & have feedback about this recording, it may be directed to: qas@loc.gov. Let us know what you think about it, too!

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