Tools For School

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The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for back pack and school supplies assistance for children in grades 1 to 8 from August 3 to August 7, 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm. Bring photo ID, proof of address, and birth certificate or crib card of the child seeking assistance to 100 Arbana, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103. For more information, call 734-668-8353.

Income Tax Assistance Volunteer Opportunity!

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Join us at the Mallett's Creek Branch on Monday, August 10 from 6 to 8 pm for an informational session for people interested in serving as a volunteer with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) during the winter/spring of 2010. Any adult looking for an opportunity to help people may be interested in this program- retirees, accountants, tax lawyers, church groups- and any other individuals. You do not have to have any background in doing taxes to assist- and there will be training scheduled in November for interested individuals. To RSVP for the session or for more information, call Terry Jones of the VITA program at 734-222-3943.

August Computer Classes

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Two new classes in August:
Tagging 101: Participants in this class will be introduced to the concepts involved in tagging items in online environments.
Twitter: Participants will tour the Twitter web site, learn how to search twitter and follow tweets, and if interested, join Twitter.

Important Catalog News!

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There’s a new way to find foreign language materials at AADL. Let’s start by calling them World Languages. If you are looking for materials in Arabic, you would go to Advanced Search and click on call number & enter World-Ara. There's a new collection, too: Youth Lang-Learn. Wait! There’s more! The Basic Reading and ESL collections are now called Language Learning or Lang-Learn for short. You can even look for Lang-Learn Fiction with Reading Levels for adults. We look forward to searches becoming easier for you and everyone as we tweak our catalog and roll out a new one.

826michigan for adults!

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Did you know that for the first time ever, 826michigan is offering writing workshops for adults? Isn't that awesome!? The 826michigan 2009 adult workshop series is called How To Write Like I Do. Meet real-life writers, pick up a few of their trade secrets, and spend some time practicing your own writing with other local writers. The cost of the workshops includes coffee and Zingerman's treats and will help support 826michigan's free literacy programs for local kids. You can register here.

826michigan Summer Workshops

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Registration for 826michigan's summer workshops is now open! Workshops are on a variety of subjects, including screenwriting, correspondence, poetry, puppetry, and more! There's even drop-in writing time for all ages. 826michigan's workshops are very popular- they fill up quickly so be sure to get your registration in early. Workshops are age specific, and each student can register for two workshops in the summer. Write on!

July Computer Classes

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The July computer class schedule is available! July classes not offered in June:
Introduction to Google Documents - Introduction to Firefox Add-Ons - World Wide Web Tools - File Management - iPod Fever

Register online, call 734-327-4555 or visit any AADL location to register. See you in class!

Job Searching?

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Over 40? Give Jobs 4.0 a shot.
Also be sure to keep your eye on job postings on the Michigan Talent Bank website. 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 find information on local job fairs. The range of employers is diverse so the site is useful whether you are looking for your first career or a new career. You’ll be well on your way to getting the job you want!

Computer Classes on Saturday, June 20th

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Join us this Saturday, June 20th for free computer classes at the library!

Facebook 101: Malletts Creek 10 am - 12 pm
Craigslist: Traverwood 1 pm - 3 pm

Click here to learn more about the computer classes offered in June.

Register online, call 734-327-4555 or visit any AADL location to register.
See you in class!

Motion Monday

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We've all heard time after time that childhood obesity is on the rise. The next sentence or paragraph usually says something about exercise, maybe outdoor activities. Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine published one of these articles in their June/July issue. In this article they suggest bringing inside toys to the playground, planting a garden, turning a hike into a scavenger hunt or having a back yard dance party as suggestions for fun ways to introduce or add more exercise. You can see the article here. If you're looking for more local suggestions, ArborWiki is worth a look. Have fun!

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