Hot Holiday Meals for the Hungry

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St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor will serve its daily hot breakfast on Thanksgiving from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. as it does every day of the year. The Original Cottage Inn will offer its annual Thanksgiving meal for the needy and homeless, a tradition that dates back almost 30 years. The dinner is served on Thanksgiving between 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vineyard Church will have hourly shuttles from Liberty Plaza to its Thanksgiving Meal, the first one leaves downtown at 11:00 am. There are also two churches in Ypsi providing meals: Holy Trinity Church, 511 W. Forest will serve food from 11:00 am till the food is gone & New Testament Church will serve a meal from noon-1:00, 1230 West Michigan Ave.

Feast for eye and mind

If you haven't yet visited The Future of Our Past: The Evolution of Multicultural Children's Literature, do it before this magical exhibit closes Nov. 29. Among books on display are In the Beginning: Creation Stories From Around The World and More More More Said The Baby: 3 Love Stories. This joint exhibit of AADL and the University of Michigan Special Collections Library includes books from the UM Children's Literature Collections and material highlighting world cultures. The exhibit is in the glass cases on the lower level of the downtown library. Don't miss it!

Washtenaw County Public Health H1N1 Clinic


Washtenaw County Public Health Department will provide H1N1 vaccinations to priority groups at a mass clinic on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center. Vaccinations will begin at 10:00am and continue until 7:00pm, or until the last person with a wristband is served. Wristbands will be provided to eligible persons starting at 9:00am, one hour prior to the clinic opening. Wristbands are first come, first served, while supplies last. Priority groups for H1N1 vaccine include pregnant women, caregiver contacts of infants younger than 6 months of age, health care personnel with direct patient care, individuals from 6 months to 24 years of age, and individuals 25 to 64 years old with medical conditions that put them at a higher risk of influenza-related complications. For updates to the H1N1 vaccination clinic schedule, click here. Public health nurses and heath educators are available to answer more detailed questions at 734-544-6700.

Doulas Care


Who uses a Doula? Thankfully, women with limited resources from all over Southeastern Michigan can have a Doula guide and support them during pregnancy and delivery. Studies show that women who use a doula in childbirth minimize both the need for medication and risk of getting postpartum depression. You can read up on the subject AND attend an event Friday November 20th at 7pm to raise funds for this worthy cause at Cobblestone Farm. Call 734-332-8070 for more information.

Physiology of Addiction

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Join Dawn Farm in their free Educational Series, continuing Tuesday November 17 with Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, Addictionologist . All programs are 7:30 to 9:00 PM in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center. The series lasts through June 2010, with topics such as Co-dependency and Trauma, Chemical Use & Addiction. Dawn Farm is a valued source for information on addiction and recovery, one we're lucky to have in our community. Take advantage of this series by printing this flier. All are welcome.

Secrets of the Library: Museum Adventure Pass

museummuseumExpecting out of town visitors for the holidays? Show them the rich cultural offerings of southeast Michigan (and get out of the cold) with a Museum Adventure Pass, which offers free admission for 2 or 4 people to participating museums. Walk off that extra helping of mashed potatoes in the grand halls of the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History, the Arab American National Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), and many more! Passes are available at all branches.

Looking for a Job?


When you are looking for a job, the Michigan Talent Bank is the place to be. As a job seeker, you can search more than 15,000 new job openings monthly and post your resume so more than 40,000 employers can find it. You can also search for internships or look into local employment fairs. Good luck on finding a great career!

Huron Players Present 'The Man Who Came to Dinner'

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The Huron Players, devoted to the arts and theater, perform three full length shows annually, ending with a series of one-act plays directed by the students. Currently, they are presenting one of Kaufman & Hart’s most loved classics, The Man Who Came to Dinner. Set in the 1930’s in small-town Ohio in the weeks leading up to Christmas, the famous radio wit, Sheridan Whiteside, slips on ice outside his hosts’ home and breaks his leg. The hosts are forced to put up with Whiteside’s whims and eccentric guests, which include penguins, while he recuperates. November 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 pm in the New Theater at Huron High School.

A visit to UMMA

One of the great things about library staff day was getting to visit the University of Michigan Museum of Art -- and being given a wonderful tour by Prue Rosenthal. There are many reasons to return, including that striking metal sculpture made from gun parts; the Tiffany glass piece; and in the gift shop, beautiful wood art reclaimed from trees felled to build the museum's new Frankel Wing. Similarly, AADL reclaimed wood from the site in building Traverwood.

Race and Reconciliation: A Community-wide Conversation on Race with Nontombi Naomi Tutu

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Nontombi Naomi Tutu is the King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan and Associate Director of the Office of International Programs at Tennessee State University, and founder of the Tutu Foundation which provides scholarships and support to South African refugees in African countries. She encourages us to "be willing to speak and hear the truth because then we will have our just society."

Friday, November 13, at 7:30pm, Ms. Tutu will share her well-considered thoughts and take questions from the audience at Rackham Auditorium, in the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 915 E Washington St., in Ann Arbor. Her remarks will be preceded by a book-signing in the lobby.

Saturday, November 14, at 7:30pm, landmark documentary Long Night's Journey Into Day will be screened, followed by a panel discussion. The panel, including Ms. Tutu and local Fox 2 News personality Huel Perkins (moderator), will consider the ways in which this intimate film about post-apartheid South Africa and its attempts to heal itself with truth might enlighten Washtenaw County's efforts. The location is the Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron Dr.

Sunday, November 15, Ms. Tutu will share commentary at the 10am service at First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, 608 E William (corner of S State St), and The Our Own Thing Chorale, conducted by Dr. Willis Patterson, will perform.

Additional information can be found here.

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