Are You a Single Parent?


Michigan State University Extension offers a session called Parenting On Your Own every Tuesday at Hope Center. The session is from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and is free of charge. Topics include managing stress, communication, building self esteem, discipline, parenting teenagers, and more! Call 734-484-2989 or 734-222-3943 for more information.

Use Microsoft Mail Merge to Create Letters, Envelopes and Labels!

If you ever wanted to learn the easy way to mail form letters to clients, print addressed envelopes for your contacts, or create address labels for yourself or organization; Microsoft Mail Merge is the right class for you!

Monday October 19, 2009: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Training Center

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

See you in class!

Neighbors Day of Service


Join an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti volunteer action to collect and distribute warm clothes and blankets before winter arrives. In addition, used household batteries will be collected for proper disposal. Drop off days are September 23, 24, and 25. Items can be dropped off at Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty in Ann Arbor or First Congregational United Church of Christ, 218 N. Adams in Ypsilanti. To donate, put clean clothes in bags, sorted and labeled by size and "girls," "boys," "men" or "women." Put used batteries in sealed plastic bags. On September 26, "pick-up" day, individual families may select items free of charge starting at 2pm. Later in the day, local social service organizations will be invited to select items, and finally, the Salvation Army will retreve items remaining at the end of the day. If you are interested in volunteering your time, you can sign up here or email

New Microsoft Word Classes in October!

Microsoft Word Draw: Explore the drawing toolbar
Thursday October 8, 2009: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Training Center

Microsoft Word Insert: Learn about inserting tables, footnotes, hyperlinks and more into word documents
Tuesday October 20, 2009: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Training Center

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

New Computer Class: Overdrive Basics, Download Digital Content

Register for Overdrive Basics to learn how to use Overdrive to download digital content such as ebooks, eaudio, and evideo.

Monday, October 5, 7 - 9 pm Downtown
Monday, October 12, 7 - 9 pm Downtown

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

Drop-In Tutoring for English Language Learners, Ages 8-18


826Michigan has a new workshop happening at their lab on Liberty Street this fall, made just for English language learners! The workshop, Drop-in for English Language Learners, is geared towards beginning to intermediate English language learners aged 8-18. Every Saturday from 12-1pm from September 19 through November 21, a crew of knowledgeable volunteers will be ready with activities to help with grammar, pronunciation, and conversation skills. The workshop is drop-in and requires no registration. Visit 826’s website for more information regarding this workshop.

Looking for a Job?

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Not exactly sure how to use the internet in your job search? Try looking at The Riley Guide. 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!

Friday Art Group at Center for Independent Living


Join the Center of Independent Living every week as they exercise creativity in the Friday Art Group. Art sessions begin at 1 pm and generally end at 3 pm. Participants choose which project to do each week. Past projects have included trinket boxes, mosaics, decorating ceramic plates before firing, and jewelry. Bring your creativity, music to share and, if you like, a snack. Projects generally take between two and four weeks to complete. The program is free, but please call if you plan on coming so there will be more supplies on hand. The art comes to life at the Ann Arbor CIL, 3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor. For more information, contact Sue Probert at (734) 971-0277 x34 The group now meets in the Gathering Place or kitchen in the CIL.

Join us for evening computer classes in September!

All evening classes begin at 7 pm and end at 9 pm.
World Wide Web Tools at Pittsfield Tuesday, September 1
PowerPoint Basics at Pittsfield Tuesday, September 8
Microsoft Word Basics at Traverwood Thursday, September 10
Create a PowerPoint Presentation at Pittsfield Tuesday, September 15 at Traverwood Thursday, September 17
Microsoft Excel Basics at Pittsfield Tuesday, September 22
Microsoft Word Tools & More at Traverwood Thursday, September 24
Intermediate Excel at Pittsfield Tuesday, September 29
Registration is required. Register online, visit any AADL location, or call 734-327-4555. See you in class!

AAPS English Language Learners!


If you are planning to enroll in Ann Arbor Public Schools and use English as a Second Language, you may want to head over to the ESL Fair at Skyline High School this afternoon, August 20, from 1-4. There will be interpreters & many resources for families to learn about. English language proficiency tests will take place, no registration required.

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