Check out a Telescope!

Did you know the library has telescopes for checkout? If this news tickles your astronomer's fancy, take a look at the Quick Start Comic to see how it works. And check out some viewing tips to see what's in the skies in our area. You can put your name on the Hold list for a two week checkout or, if you can't wait for your name to come up, you may find one in Up For Grabs, a first-come first-served collection with a one week checkout, available at all branches.

And if you missed Comet ISON, don't despair! If ISON survives its pass by the sun on November 28, it'll be back around the other side in December. Look for it near the sun just before sunrise.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Wednesday July 9, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Washtenaw Literacy's ESL groups focus on speaking and listening skills for adults in an informal, relaxed setting. TOEFL preparation is also available.

Election Alert: Know Before You Go


Michiganians get to flex their electoral muscle on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the General Election. Want to get a sneak peak at your ballot? Visit michigan.gov/vote for election information, your voting location, absentee voting and much more.

ExpressSOS: Conduct Your Secretary of State Business Online!

Did you know that Michigan residents can save time by conducting Secretary of State business online? You can complete many transactions online that previously required visiting a branch office, including renewing or replacing standard state driver's licenses and ID cards, changing an address, or ordering multiple copies of vehicle registrations and titles. All you need is internet access to visit ExpressSOS!

Easy English News

AADL carries the Easy English News at all of our locations. This publication is written at a 3rd or 4th grade reading level but with newsworthy topics of interest to adults. If you know anyone who is learning English, this publication is very useful to read. Their website has a lot of handy information, too. You'll find them in the periodicals section downtown or by the newspapers at the branches.

Pediatric Support Group for Parents and Families of Children with Eye Disease and Visual Impairment


The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center is hosting a pediatric support group for parents and families of children with eye disease and visual impairment on Saturday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This support group is open to all parents and families of children with eye disease and visual impairment. The meeting is free but registration is required. Bring your questions! In addition to presentations, the program includes time for group discussion and Q&A sessions. Childcare and a continental breakfast will be provided. Parking is free. For more information please contact: Karen Norman at 734.764.4163.

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars for Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority are excited to announce the next set of Affordable Care Act 101 weekly webinar dates. The webinars will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being discussed include small business tax credits, marketplace updates, shared responsibility, cost containment and tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the law. A question and answer period will follow. The webinars will be held from 2pm to 3pm on the following dates: August 22, September 5, September 12, September 19, and September 26. Click on a date to complete registration for that session.

Check Out the AADL Job Search Toolkit

Are you job searching? If so, check out our Job Search Toolkit. It includes online resources to help you along the course of your search. You can learn about careers, find services and support and build your computer skills. Look at examples of resumes and cover letters, practice your interview skills, and even get some tips for after you receive a job offer. Be sure to check the blog below the Toolkit regularly for local job fairs and classes.

Free Online Learning Resources from Everyoneon.org!

Go to EveryoneOn.org to learn, learn, learn! The site offers resources for students, educators, and parents. The student resources serve grades K-12 with beginning, intermediate and advanced skills using Power My Learning where students can learn and practice Math, Language, Social Studies and Science skills, Microsoft Office, Graphic Design programs such as Wordle and Inkscape, Computer Programming such as Scratch and Kodu Game Lab, and Life Skills such as finding a career, going to college, managing finances, and goal setting.

Check out more online learning resources at aadl.org/handouts.

Free HIV Testing Tomorrow

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Know your status! The HIV/AIDS Resource Center will be providing free HIV testing at Maple Village Pharmacy in Ann Arbor from 12pm to 2pm, Walgreens in Ypsilanti from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, and Harmony House Motel in Ypsilanti from 5pm to 8pm. Locations will offer a limited quantity of incentives for individuals who complete an HIV testing and counseling session. For more information contact Heather Wolf or Leon Golson at 734-572-9355.

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