Living On Less

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Trying to save money? Michigan State University Extension is offering a free workshop titled "Living On Less" on Wednesday, May 12 from 1 to 4 pm at Friends in Deed. This workshop will explain how to develop a spending plan, reduce flexible expenses and reduce debt. You will need to register by May 10 by calling 734-222-3943.

Large Print by Mail: a new service now available!

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For AADL card holders who are also active patrons of the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (WLBPD), we are now able to mail Large Print books to your home! After signing up for this service, you will be able to request Large Print books online, by phone, or at any AADL service desk. The books will be mailed in reusable bags using USPS Free Matter for the Blind services and may be returned the same way. For more information about this new service, call 734-327-4224 or contact us at www.aadl.org/contactus (choose WLBPD as the comment type). We look forward to hearing from you!

Ann Arbor Art Center

winefestwinefest How many other cities can boast a 100-year-old local arts organization? I don't have an answer, but I do know that Ann Arbor is pretty lucky. The Ann Arbor Art Center celebrates its centennial this year; join in the celebration by attending one of the many upcoming art exhibits or WineFest, coming up May 6-8.

Free Skin Cancer Screening

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Have a mole or freckle that you're worried about? Have the dermatologists at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital take a look at a free screening on Wednesday, May 5 from 2 to 4 pm. The screening will be held on the second floor of the Ellen Thompson Women's Health Center. Free body mass index (BMI) readings, heart risk assessments and nutrition quizzes will be available as well. For more information call (734) 712-3376.

New Wheelchair Seating in Michigan Stadium

Michigan Stadium is now selling seats for the 2010 football season in its new wheelchair accessible sections on the east and west sides of the stadium. For detailed information and an order form for the wheelchair seating please call Patricia Goetz at the Michigan Athletic Ticket Office at 734-764-8942 or toll free 866-296-8942.

Fundamentals of the New Economy

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The MSU Citizen Planner Program is a proud partner with MSU Extension and the State of Michigan on a series of 100 free training programs being offered across the state. These programs are designed to help you help your community and its region better compete in the global New Economy. An upcoming program is NE 101- Fundamentals of the New Economy for anyone with an interest in how Michigan got into its current economic circumstances, and what it will take to get out. The session will be held on May 6 from 2 to 4 pm at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center at the County Service Center. You can register for this or any of the upcoming programs here.

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Movie @ The Michigan Theater

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Movie will be showing at the Michigan Theater on Sunday, April 25 at 1:30. Part of the Benard L. Maas Family Friendly Film Series, and sponsored by The Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, this event is FREE for kids 12 and under! See it on the big screen with a bucket of popcorn for a Sunday out on the town.

In this Depression-era drama based on the beloved American Girls book series, Kitt tries to solve a home robbery. The all-star cast also includes Abigail Breslin as Kitt, as well as Chris O'Donnell, Joan Cusack, Stanley Tucci, and Jane Krakowski.

If you choose to instead stay home in your PJs on Sunday, it's also available at AADL on DVD and Blu-ray.

Great Lakes, Great Times Reading Series

Great Lakes, Great Times is a monthly reading series that, according to the host, “showcases the best established and up-and-coming writers working today.” The April reading will take place at 826Michigan, and will feature readings from authors Deb Olin Unferth, Jeff Parker, and Kendra Grant Malone.

Check here to see which authors are up next in the series. So many authors are visiting, and these events have been filling the house!

The monthly event is geared towards adults, admission is FREE, and anyone is welcome. It's all happening Saturday, April 24, 7pm at 826michgan/ The Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair Shop at 115 East Liberty.
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Treasures of MLibrary

Three extremely cool reasons to visit the Treasures of the Library Exhibit in the Audubon Room of U-M Harlan Hatcher Library: a 2250-year-old papyrus document from ancient Philadelphia, reporting the loss of a donkey; a 400-year-old manuscript by Galileo, in which he explains the usefulness of the telescope; and the first book purchased by the U-M Board of Regents, "The Birds of America," published in 1838, with original drawings by John James Audubon. Awesome! The exhibit is free and open to the public through May 23, Mon-Fri 8:30am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, and Sun 1-7pm. Use the Diag entrance.

Ann Arbor Area Earth Day Festival

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The Ann Arbor District Library will be at the Ann Arbor Area Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 25th from noon to 4 p.m. at Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building. Visit our booth to make a greeting card using recycled materials.

Check out these great library materials about Earth Day:
Stories To Go: Our Earth
Celebrating Earth Day: A Sourcebook Of Activities And Experiments
The Man From Clear Lake : Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson
Every Day is Earth Day

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