Learn the Tricks and Tips of aadl.org

There's still time to register for our class on aadl.org. If you are available today from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Downtown Library Training Center, 3rd Floor
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A roadmap to searching for materials, information, and events on aadl.org. Participants will discover a variety of hidden gems within the site, including: the advantage of using My Account for placing holds, how to navigate the research tab, and how and why to tag items. Basic computer and mouse experience is required. You may register online, at any AADL location, or by calling 734-327-4555.



Register for Ebook and learn how to use your Ann Arbor District Library membership to connect to the Michigan Library Consortium to download eBooks, Audiobooks and Video.

Monday January 25, 2010: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

Registration is required. Register online, visit any AADL location, or call 734-327-4555.

See you in class!

iLearn: iDVD & iPhone


Drop by the downtown library this Friday, January 15th to learn about iDVD and iPhone.

iDVD - bring some digital photos with you on a memory stick and your favorite music cd and we'll show you how to create a DVD slideshow with music using iTunes, iPhoto and iDVD. If you don't have your own photos, that's O.K., we'll have some digital photos for you to use.

iPhone - you don't have to have an iPhone to come to this class... but curiosity is required. We'll demonstrate the features of the iPhone and answer questions like: What's the difference between an iPhone and an iTouch? What's a cellular data network? What's the difference between model 3G and the 3Gs?

Registration is required. Register online, visit any AADL location, or call 734-327-4555.

See you in class!

Need Support in Your Job Search?


The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living is holding weekly Job Talk Career Development Workshops every Thursday, starting January 14, from 10 am to 12 pm. Join others currently searching for jobs to discuss the challenges of unemployment, get new ideas to help you on your way, and get news, tips, and networking skills to help you land a job. Come support and be supported! To sign-up, contact Julia@aacil.org or (734) 971-0277 ext. 21.

Tutors Needed in 2010

Have you resolved to volunteer this year? A one-hour ABCs of Washtenaw Literacy session is a great way to start. You will learn about volunteer opportunities and the many training options through Washtenaw Literacy. Volunteering can look great on your resumé, too. Sessions this month are: Wednesday, January 6, 7-8 pm at the Ypsilanti District Library or Tuesday, January 12, 7-8 pm, at the NEW Center.

Keep Michigan Working


Are you job searching? Try using the website Keep Michigan Working. You can check out the high demand occupations in our area, get information on unemployment insurance benefits, and access the Michigan Talent Bank and more! Also, be sure to check out the AADL's current materials that will help you get the most out of your search. Good luck!

Museum Adventure Passes for the Holidays


Looking for some fun family activities for the holidays? New adventures await you at a variety of Detroit area cultural institutions. Art that inspires and engages, hands-on science that excites and educates, history and culture that brings past and present Michigan to life – all of these and more are waiting for you! Just use your library card to receive a Museum Adventure Pass, presented by Macy’s, and get free admission for two or four, depending on location, at one of these participating organizations. Be sure to check and make sure the museum is open and accepting Adventure Passes before you make plans- there are some museums on the list who don't participate during the holidays.

Washtenaw County Public Health H1N1 Clinic


Washtenaw County Public Health Department will provide H1N1 vaccinations to priority groups at a mass clinic on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center. Vaccinations will begin at 10:00am and continue until 7:00pm, or until the last person with a wristband is served. Wristbands will be provided to eligible persons starting at 9:00am, one hour prior to the clinic opening. Wristbands are first come, first served, while supplies last. Priority groups for H1N1 vaccine include pregnant women, caregiver contacts of infants younger than 6 months of age, health care personnel with direct patient care, individuals from 6 months to 24 years of age, and individuals 25 to 64 years old with medical conditions that put them at a higher risk of influenza-related complications. For updates to the H1N1 vaccination clinic schedule, click here. Public health nurses and heath educators are available to answer more detailed questions at 734-544-6700.

Secrets of the Library: Museum Adventure Pass

museummuseumExpecting out of town visitors for the holidays? Show them the rich cultural offerings of southeast Michigan (and get out of the cold) with a Museum Adventure Pass, which offers free admission for 2 or 4 people to participating museums. Walk off that extra helping of mashed potatoes in the grand halls of the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History, the Arab American National Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), and many more! Passes are available at all branches.

Looking for a Job?


When you are looking for a job, the Michigan Talent Bank is the place to be. As a job seeker, you can search more than 15,000 new job openings monthly and post your resume so more than 40,000 employers can find it. You can also search for internships or look into local employment fairs. Good luck on finding a great career!

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