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.

Check Out Our Large Print Materials!

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You think large print is for when you’re old?
Not when you talk to the folks we’ve polled
Large print type’s great for reading outside
It lowers the glare so you’re not glass-eyed

For readers who don’t like to read too much
You can read large type while you do thus and such
16 point font if you have to ask
Is ideal for those who multi-task

Use Brainfuse for Brownie Points!

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Remember last year's Summer Game and how geeked you were to win prizes just for using our website? Well you can continue to (sorta/kinda) win points by using our website, specifically if you log onto Brainfuse Tutoring. OK, not points per se, but you would be sure to win points from your parents and teachers. (Can I hear a collective "Cool!" being uttered by the masses)? Brainfuse has on-line learning options that are sure to enhance your study experience. The HelpNow 3.0 upgrade Study Suite will offer study tools for an array of Standardized Tests.

How To Get The News at AADL!

This may be refresher for some of you, but for many it will be a bit of NEWS! At all of our branches, we get several newspapers every day. Some newspapers, however, only come a few times a week or even just a few times a month.

We also have a steady supply of backdated newspapers available on microfilm at our Downtown branch, on the second floor. By clicking this newspapers link, you can see all of the newspapers that the AADL owns.

To search even more newspapers - including the Ann Arbor News, Detroit News, and New York Times, just to name a few - you can visit our newspaper database collection if you are have an AADL library card. Some of these newspapers go all the way back to 1831! You can always access this collection of databases and many others from the research tab, located at the top of aadl.org.

Washtenaw Homeless Veterans Stand Down

The Ann Arbor VA Medical Center is hosting the Homeless Veterans Stand Down & Resource Fair on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the medical center auditorium. The Washtenaw Stand Down is a community-based initiative designed to connect Washtenaw homeless veterans with the resources needed to begin rebuilding their lives. The resource fair will provide health assistance, clothes, blankets, personal hygiene supplies, housing assistance, refreshments, snacks, VA benefits enrollment, job assistance, and much more.

Learn @ AADL

You can pick up a new class brochure at any library location or review the schedule online.

Tuesday February 7, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Downtown Library - New Class! Wall Street Demystified: If you've ever wanted to get a clear picture of your investments and qualified unbiased advice, take this class! Get independent and trusted stock and mutual fund analysis, research and ratings. Morningstar experts will be on hand.

Wednesday February 8, 7 - 9 pm, Downtown Library - eMedia: Learn how to download eMedia at aadl.org. Download audiobooks using Overdrive, eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions or Mobipocket, and MP3 songs using Magnatune.

Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. See you in class!

Writers' Resources on the Web

Tuesday January 24, 2012: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Training Center

Are you an aspiring writer? Learn about online resources for writing contests, periodical submissions, and support groups.

Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for the complete class schedule.

Small Business Marketing Guide on Webopedia

Check out the free web marketing tools and strategies for small businesses on Webopedia. Get tips for email, social media, search engine optimization, blogging, and mobile marketing. Webopedia is brought to you by The IT Business Edge Network, an Internet and Technology news and information network.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect: www.mitalent.org

Are you currently looking for a job, or know someone who is? Check out this new State of Michigan website called Pure Michigan Talent Connect developed to connect job seekers with employers at www.mitalent.org. You can search for jobs, post your resume, and learn about upcoming career events and job fairs. Find out which careers you're most suited for and calculate investments that will be made on your career path. Good luck in your search!

Home Buying Pre-Purchase Education

Are you interested in buying a home but feel that you need some education about the process? Michigan State University Extension offers two free Pre-purchase Education courses in January. The sessions are on January 16 & 23 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Learning Resource Center. Pre-register by calling (734) 997-1678.

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