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¡El Dia de Los Ninos, El Dia de Los Libros!

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Join AADL and YDL Sunday April 29 for Día from 1:30-4:30 downtown. There will be super-fun crafts for kids to make; tasty refreshments and we'll feature the festive sounds of Mariachi Mexico 2000, so come on down! This event is for all ages to enjoy, and parking is free on Sundays. ¡El Día de Los Niños, El Día de los Libros!

Drop-In Homework Help will resume on April 30th

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Tutoring sessions will resume on Monday and Wednesday evenings on April 30. Homework Help will continue throughout the spring. Please read on for more details about homework help at AADL.

Looking for help with your homework? Look no further than AADL’s Downtown Library. The University of Michigan Chapter of Circle K is once again providing tutoring for students in grades K-12. Stop by the Youth Department Story Corner Mondays and Wednesdays between 4:00 and 8:00 pm to take advantage of this great service!

AADL also provides access to Brainfuse, an online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2:00 -11:00 pm every day!

New United Way 2-1-1 Online Database

Find community assistance and support groups for Metro Detroit with the United Way of Southeastern Michigan's online database. Enter your zip or nearest city then search for services by category, keyword, agency or program. The database currently features 2000 agencies in Lapeer, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Click to apply if you are a service provider that would like to be included.

Summer Autism Caregiver Support Group

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The Autism Collaborative Center is offering a support and discussion group for parents and caregivers of children with Autism to meet, share, socialize and support each other. The group will take place this summer on Thursday evenings of May 10th and 24th, June 7th and 21st, July 5th and 19th, and August 2nd. This group provides free childcare during group sessions. To register, call (734) 485-2890 or email autismcenter@emich.edu.

Habitat for Humanity Home-Ownership Program

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is currently seeking families to partner with for their 0% interest home-ownership program. You may qualify if you are a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status, live or work in Washtenaw County, have a need for simple, decent and affordable housing, and meet certain income requirements. To learn more visit www.h4h.org, where you can complete an online intake form, or call (734) 677-1558 x106.

How to Get a Job in a Tough Economy

The How to Get a Job in a Tough Economy Workshop Series is offered weekly at the Michigan Works! Career Transition Center. The series begins with a 2.5 hour overview which provides the opportunity for participants to learn about the steps to an effective job change or career transition and assess whether they feel they could benefit by more in-depth information on each step. Steps 1 through 6 are 1.5 hour workshops which give participants the opportunity to apply effective transition and search strategies and techniques to their own situation. Typically, the workshop series is offered every Monday through Thursday, in the afternoons.To register or to obtain more information, visit The Michigan Works! Career Transition Center at 301 W. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor in Ypsilanti or call 734-544-6799.

New Book Clubs to Go - April 2012

Over the next few weeks, we will be rolling out a large number of new Book Clubs to Go. It is a mix of classics (you asked for them), literary and popular fiction, among them a couple of award winners. We did not forget our nonfiction readers either.

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Traces the fortunes of four generations of one family as they attempt to build a life for themselves in the American West. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1971, Angle of Repose has also been selected by the editorial board of the Modern Library as one of the hundred best novels of the twentieth century.

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Forging a deep friendship with a Wampanoag chieftain's son on the Great Harbor settlement where her minister father is working to convert the tribe, Bethia follows his subsequent ivy league education and efforts to bridge cultures among the colonial elite. New York Times bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the Pulitzer Prize winning author.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Chronicles the author's year spent testing the edicts of conventional wisdom to assess their potential for improving life, describing various activities ranging from getting more sleep and singing to her children to starting a blog and imitating a spiritual master.

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Harrison William Shepherd, a highly observant writer, is caught between two worlds--in Mexico, working for communists Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky, and later in America, where he is caught up in the patriotism of World War II.

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
In 1974 Manhattan, a radical young Irish monk struggles with personal demons while making his home among Bronx prostitutes, a group of mothers shares grief over their lost Vietnam soldier sons, and a young grandmother attempts to prove her worth. The 2009 National Book Award for Fiction, and the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Descending on a family beach house won in a bet years earlier, three generations of women gradually impart difficult respective secrets including a pregnancy, a terrible crush and a deeply held resentment for past misdeeds.

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Discovering in childhood a supernatural ability to taste the emotions of others in their cooking, Rose Edelstein grows up to regard food as a curse when it reveals everyone's secret realities.

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Ten years of infertility issues culminate in the destruction of music therapist Zoe Baxter's marriage, after which she falls in love with another woman and wants to start a family, but her ex-husband, Max, stands in the way.

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh must step out of her comfort zone when she is sent into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years--a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
A novel that circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. It is about the interplay of time and music, about survival, about the stirrings and transformations set inexorably in motion by even the most passing conjunction of our fates. The 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and The National Book Critics Circle 2010 prize for fiction.

U-M Memory Connection phone line offers memory loss and dementia advice

To better assist patients and their families and friends, the University of Michigan Health System has created a phone line to help connect people to memory loss and dementia services and information. The phone number for this new service, the U-M Memory Connection, is (734) 936-8803. Trained professionals who understand conditions related to memory and/or thinking changes such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body disease and vascular dementia are available to answer calls Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

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