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!

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!

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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!

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