American Council of the Blind Radio

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Blind and sighted people from many walks of life and a variety of backgrounds regularly tune into American Council of the Blind (ACB) radio to listen to broadcasting that showcases and nurtures the creativity and talents of the blind/low vision community from many parts of the world. You can tune into ACB Radio using free software on your computer. Most media players will work (and may already be installed on your computer) but if you do not have a compatible player you can download one from the ACB. Take a look at the schedule, see what's coming up that's interesting to you, and tune in!

Affordable Office Documents

Office LiveOffice Live Do you need to create professional office documents but your budget doesn't allow for expensive software programs? If you have a computer that is connected to the internet join Windows Live to create, edit, and store up to 25 GB of office documents. Other options? Sign up with Google and attend a computer class on how to use Google Documents or download OpenOffice from OpenOffice.org.

Huron Valley Ambulance Citizens Academy

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Have you ever wondered how your local Emergency Medical System works? Join the 2011 Huron Valley Ambulance Citizens Academy! The free 8-week program will guide you in exploration of Huron Valley Ambulance operations, including the 9-1-1 Call Center. You'll view demonstrations of skills performed in the field, receive first aid and CPR certification, hear guest speakers from fire and police departments, and more! The program will take place on Wednesday evenings from February 16 to April 6. For questions or to register, call Jason Trojan at (734) 477-6781 or email jtrojan@hva.org.

Check Out a Museum Adventure Pass!

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Looking for some indoor fun this winter? Come to any of our branches and check out a Museum Adventure Pass! There are over 30 museums you can visit, and the passes admit 2 or 4 depending on where you're headed. Why not take a look around the corner at the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History? Exhibits include displays on prehistoric life with the most extensive dinosaur exhibits in the state of Michigan, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology, and a Planetarium. Have fun, learn, and stay warm all at the same time!

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

February March Computer Class BrochureFebruary March Computer Class BrochureCome to any library location to pick up the latest computer class brochure or view the schedule online.

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.

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