2011 Nichols Arboretum Peony Festival


It's almost time to stop and smell the peonies at the Arboretum! The Peony Gardens will be in bloom during this year's Peony festival June 4th to June 12th, and there's lots to see and do. Peonies will be available for sale on June 4th and 5th, with proceeds benefiting the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. There will be live music Saturday June 4th from 11 to 1pm, and guided lunchtime tours at noon June 4th through June 10th. Click here for the official event listing, where you can learn about the festival's Peony Photo Contest, more about the Peony Garden, hours and directions for the Arboretum, and more! Want to start your own flower garden? Check out the AADL's flower gardening resources!

Building Bridges Workshop for Parents


On Monday May, 23 at 6pm, College Nannies and Tutors, in partnership with Building Bridges Therapy Center, will be hosting a workshop for parents at the Learning Center at 3907 Jackson Road. In this one hour event, a speech therapist will discuss speech and language development and another professional in the field will be discussing general development and sensory processing. These topics will cover all ages of children. If you are interested in this, please call 734-761-8393 to reserve a seat.

Healthy Vision Month: Vision Screenings & More for All Ages

Vision ScreeningsVision Screenings Come to the Downtown library on Sunday, May 22, 1 - 4 PM for vision screenings. The screenings are available at no charge for all ages: babies through adults. At 1 PM, enjoy opening remarks by Dr. John Barletta of Huron Ophthalmology. At 2 PM, co-authors Madison and Malia will read their short story, “The Blind Porcupine”. The sisters were born blind and now have sight thanks to cornea tissue donors and the efforts of the Michigan Eye-Bank. At 3 PM, meet Paws With A Cause® Assistance Dogs. The Healthy Vision Month programs above are cosponsored by the Ann Arbor Host Lions Club, Michigan Eye-Bank and University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library.

Corrections and Security Career Fair


Washtenaw Michigan Works is hosting a Corrections & Security Career Fair on Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 10 am to 2 pm. The Michigan Department of Corrections and Securitas are recruiting for a a wide range of positions in several areas of employment. All attendees of the career fair must be registered at the Washtenaw County Michigan Works Career Transition Center. If not registered, plan to arrive one hour prior to the event to register. Remember to bring your resume and dress for success! For additional information, call 734-544-3053.

June/July Computer Classes

June July BrochureJune July Brochure The June/July computer class schedule is available! You can check out the schedule online or pick up the brochure at any library location.

We'll offer a new class for June and July named Etsy. What's Etsy? Etsy is a hip online marketplace for vintage goods, handmade crafts, and supplies. Etsy will be instructed by local artist Kate Kehoe, owner of Chicalookate.

All computer classes are open to the public. In other words, you don't have to have a Ann Arbor District Library card to attend a class. Registration is not required and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

See you in class!

3 more Weeks with Circle K Tutors for May 2011!!

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Looking for help with your homework?.
Tutors from The University of Michigan Chapter of Circle K have scheduled 3 more sessions in May for students in grades K-12.
You will find tutors on Mondays between 4 and 8pm, .... May 9, May 16, and May 23, 2011, in the DownTown Library Youth Department Story Corner.

AADL also provides access to Brainfuse. Live tutors are available online from 2-11 pm every day through the Library website!
This is a unique subscription service the Library provides for you.

Finish your homework !
Then you're ready for Summer Festival and Summer Library action.
Keep watching our site.
here's lots more to come.

Award Winning Journalist Eugene Robinson to Speak at U of M

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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Eugene Robinson will be speaking Friday, April 29th from 1:00 to 2:30pm at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Room. A former U of M student, Robinson was the first African American co-editor-in-chief of the Michigan Daily. He has since written for the San Francisco Chronicle and later the Washington Post as both foreign correspondent and foreign editor. Robinson was honored with a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for Commentary for his work and insight on political and social movement. He currently appears on MSNBC as a Political Analyst. Sponsored by the University of Michigan's Center for Afroamerican & African Studies and The Michigan Daily, the event is free and open to the public. For the University's listing of the event, click here. For books by Eugene Robinson held by the AADL, click here.

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April 24, 2011 Easter Sunday

Interviewing for Success


Are you having a hard time finding the right answers to difficult interview questions? On Tuesday, April 5, from 1pm to 2:30pm JFS Career Services is hosting Interviewing for Success, a workshop that will help you tackle those questions that can be tough to answer. 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

Hot Shots: Career Connections at Melange


Looking for a job? Here's an opportunity to meet face to face with local employers. On Tuesday, March 29, from 5-7pm Ann Arbor SPARK is hosting Hot Shots: Career Connections at Melange, an opportunity for you to mingle with growing, innovative companies in a fun and relaxed environment. There is no cost, but prior registration is required. Remember to bring your resume and dress for success!

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