New Classes in November!

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Learn how to burn DVDs with your photo slideshows and videos in iDVD. Optional: Bring your USB flash drive loaded with your pictures and videos and your own writable DVD. Tuesday November 10, 2009: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

Curious about the iPhone? Bring your iPhone with you or just sit back and watch our demonstration. Tuesday November 24, 2009: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

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

See you in class!

Learn iPhoto and iTunes on Saturday October 17th

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Learn how to use iPhoto on your Mac to edit your photos and create photo albums and slideshows.
Saturday October 17, 2009: 9:15 am to 11:15 am -- Downtown Library: Training Center

You don't have to have an iPod to attend the iPod Fever class, anyone is welcome to learn about iTunes and iPod on a mac!
Saturday October 17, 2009: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

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

See you in class!

Assistive Technology at AADL

The Downtown Library has a new dedicated area of assistive technology devices that are available for anyone with a visual or learning disability, including a Kurzweil 1000 scanning station and JAWS text-to-speech software, a Braille embosser, a closed circuit reader and magnifiers at all public desks. Public computers at Malletts Creek, Traverwood, West and Downtown Youth have JAWS, and a function that enlarges type is on all public computers. Assistive technology trainer, Nick Wilcox, is ready to help walk-in patrons on the second floor at the Downtown Library from 2-6pm on Tuesdays or by requesting an appointment at WLBPD: 734-327-4224.

AADL Productions Podcast: Carol Mull and the Underground Railroad

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A few days ago we spoke with Carol Mull, a local historian of the Underground Railroad. Carol talked about her upcoming book on the Underground Railroad in Michigan and her work with the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission. She also spoke about some of the gems she found in The Signal of Liberty, a 19th century abolitionist newspaper published in Ann Arbor. On Saturday, October 17, Carol will be on hand at the launch event for The Signal of Liberty online. A related bus tour of local stops on the Underground Railroad will take place Sunday, October 18 at 2:00.

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Packard Health West Opening Soon!

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Now West-siders can reap the benefit of the Packard Health Clinic closer to home. Celebrate the Grand Opening of Packard Health West at the corner of Dexter & Maple on October 23rd. There will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at noon as well as Blood Pressure Screening & Sports Physicals from 3-5. Prizes too! Print this flier for a chance to win in an hourly drawing. Please bring a can of food to donate to Food Gatherers, too!

Secrets of the Library: Brainfuse Online Tutoring

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With the school year well underway, now is the perfect time to check out Brainfuse, the online tutoring service offering free help any day of the week from 2 – 11pm. Brainfuse allows your student to chat live online with trained instructors for real-time assistance, no appointment is necessary. Every tutor has a specialty area and is trained in online teaching techniques to help explain the tough subjects for grades 3 and up. Available in Spanish and English. Click here to get started or take Brainfuse for a test drive at one of our upcoming sessions in the Malletts Creek computer lab.

ASPARAGUS! Stalking the American Life

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On Thursday, October 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose room, the Library will present Asparagus!, the award-winning documentary film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly. The 53 minute film (not rated) tells the story of Oceana County, Michigan, whose residents built their identity and economic survival on asparagus, but now find themselves struggling to save their beloved 'roots.' This event, for adults and teens (grades 9 and up), is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Community Scholars Program, where students strive to model an ideal community in terms of friendship, responsibility, and diversity. ASPARAGUS! Stalking the American Life is a featured part of the Michigan Eats Exhibit at Michigan State University Museum in East Lansing now through November 2009. Discussions will be led by the film's co-director, Anne de Mare.

National Depression Screening Day

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Thursday, October 8 is National Depression Screening Day. The University of Michigan's Institute for Human Adjustment and the U-M Depression Center are partnering with Rackham Graduate School to offer free, confidential mental health screenings. These screenings are completely free and open to any member of the community; no affiliation with the University of Michigan is required. No appointment is necessary for this event.

The confidential screenings will take place at two locations on campus: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the U-M Psychological Clinic, 530 Church Street, East Hall, Suite 2463 and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Rackham Graduate School Building at 915 East Washington Street. If you have any questions, please call the Psychological Clinic at 734-764-3471.

Brainfuse Test Drive in October

Need help with homework? Drop in and test drive Brainfuse Online Homework Help. You will receive a handout telling you how to connect with Brainfuse on the aadl.org website. Once you are in you’ll be free to explore all the menu items including three that connect you to a tutor: Homework Help, Live Skills Building: and the Foreign Language Lab. Check out other features like the Writing Lab, 24/7 Help, and the Test Center. Youth in grades 3 and up, teens and interested family members are welcome.

Brainfuse Test Drive | Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 | 7:00-8:00 PM | Malletts Creek Computer Training Center

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Check out a Museum Adventure Pass!

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Looking for something fun and educational to do? Check out a Museum Adventure Pass. One of the many places you can visit using the pass is the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Current exhibits include a tribute to Joe Louis, photography of women of Detroit, mixed media artist Timothy Orikri and more!! While you're there, swing by the gift shop and get 10% off with your pass!

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