Saturday Computer Classes in August!

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Check out the Saturday computer classes in August!

Twitter
Online News Delivered
Introduction to Google Documents
World Wide Web Tools

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

See you in class!

August Evening Computer Classes

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Check out the evening computer classes offered in August!

PowerPoint Basics
Excel Basics
Create a PowerPoint Presentation
Tagging 101
Intermediate Excel

Login to your online account to register online, call 734-327-4555, or visit any AADL location.

Celebrate the AA Farmers Market

A 90th birthday celebration for the venerable Ann Arbor Farmers' Market is Saturday Aug. 8. Stop by for gelato, music, birthday cake, and kids' activities. Vendors and market goers will tell stories at the Oral History Booth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To get excited about market history, see The Farmers’ Market Bounces Back and Reinventing the Farmers' Market in Ann Arbor Observer: Then and Now, a rich collection of more than 100 articles recently archived by AADL.

Tools For School

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The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for back pack and school supplies assistance for children in grades 1 to 8 from August 3 to August 7, 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm. Bring photo ID, proof of address, and birth certificate or crib card of the child seeking assistance to 100 Arbana, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103. For more information, call 734-668-8353.

Help Seniors at Doctor Appointments

Jewish Family Services is looking for volunteers who have experience in health care, social work or personal care-giving to become Patient Partners, who accompany seniors to doctor appointments. JFS will provide a required 12 hours of training in early October, and the PP must be available for a least one doctor visit per month. The service involves meeting with the senior before their appointment to prepare questions and to make sure their medication list is up-to-date. At the appointment the PP facilitates communication with the doctor, records all follow-up instructions, and prepares a summary of the outcomes for the patient and family. To learn more or to volunteer with the program, please call Deborah Renner or Abbie Lawrence-Jacobson at 734-769-0209.

Michigan Brewers Guild 12th Annual Summer Beer Festival

Home brewers and beer aficionados, this weekend is going to be tasty. The Michigan Brewers Guild 12th Annual Summer Beer Festival kicks off from 5-9pm this Friday, July 24th, and continues the following day from 1-6pm. Featuring over 200 beers from 30+ Michigan breweries, this yearly event takes place in Depot Town's Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, and the weather (so far) is looking good. Not going to be able to sample the goods? Check out the AADL's fine collection of brewing books, perhaps Michael Jackson's Beer Companion or John Palmer's How to Brew. And a very hoppy weekend to the tasters.

Income Tax Assistance Volunteer Opportunity!

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Join us at the Mallett's Creek Branch on Monday, August 10 from 6 to 8 pm for an informational session for people interested in serving as a volunteer with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) during the winter/spring of 2010. Any adult looking for an opportunity to help people may be interested in this program- retirees, accountants, tax lawyers, church groups- and any other individuals. You do not have to have any background in doing taxes to assist- and there will be training scheduled in November for interested individuals. To RSVP for the session or for more information, call Terry Jones of the VITA program at 734-222-3943.

Herb and Dorothy

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Sold out instantly at the upcoming The Traverse City Film Festival, HERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.

In the early 1960s, Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists with Herb's salary, and living on Dorothy's paycheck alone. Their collecting was guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. They proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists including Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, and Lawrence Weiner.

In 1992, the Vogels decided to move their entire collection to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. largely as a gift to the institution.

Today Herb and Dorothy still live in the same apartment in New York with 19 turtles, lots of fish, and one cat and the new art they've acquired.

Now - you have a chance to see this award-winning docu-drama FREE!!!! The University of Michigan Museum of Art (525 South State Street), as part of its Art Fair Week programs will be screening this film on July 15 to July 17 (Wed. to Friday) nightly at 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, at 3 pm.

In 2008 the University of Michigan Museum of Art was selected to receive a gift of fifty works of art from Herb and Dorothy Vogel. The gifts are part of a national gifts program entitled "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States."

August Computer Classes

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Two new classes in August:
Tagging 101: Participants in this class will be introduced to the concepts involved in tagging items in online environments.
Twitter: Participants will tour the Twitter web site, learn how to search twitter and follow tweets, and if interested, join Twitter.

AADL Productions Podcast: JT Abernathy & Stan Baker

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In celebration of the 50th Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, AADL brings you an interview with the only artist whose art has appeared in every fair, JT Abernathy. Fresh off a recent successful show at the Clay Gallery, JT sat down with us and Stan Baker, another Ann Arbor pottery great and former student of JT's, to talk about his career and how pottery is different from half a century ago. Stan and JT gives us a good look at how they think about their work and how their 30-year relationship has shaped them as artists.

To learn more about the history of the event that defines Ann Arbor in the summertime, visit the new online exhibit 50 Years of Originality: A History of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.

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