Free Computer and TV Recycling at Pioneer High School May 5

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Dig out your old computer systems, monitors, speakers, printers, cell phones, televisions and modems and take them to the Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Parking lot (Map) this Saturday, May 5th, from 9am-2pm.

The Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Climate Savers Computing Initiative at the U of M are co-sponsoring a free e-waste recycling event in cooperation with Apple Computers.

For a complete list of accepted materials go to ClimateSavers@M.

All equipment collected will be destroyed and recycled in the U.S. in accordance with all local, state and federal guidelines, regulations and laws pertaining to the collection, transportation and recycling of electronics equipment.

getDowntown Commuter Challenge

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For the month of May, employees at all Library branches will be participating in the getDowntown Commuter Challenge. The month-long Challenge pits Ann Arbor area businesses against each other in a friendly competition to encourage their employees to use sustainable transportation for their commute. This month, participating Library employees will be walking, biking, carpooling and taking the bus to work. Click here to find out more about the Challenge.

AADL on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter

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Now we've got even more ways for you to experience AADL online! On Flickr, we're constantly updating our page with new photos and behind the scenes shots from recent programs like Bats of the World, Candy Band and Top Chef Stephanie Izard. Join the AADL Flickr Group and upload your own pics of the library.

Find us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/aadl to receive regular updates on breaking library news and events. Send us a direct message and say hello!

Show all your Facebook friends your support for AADL by becoming a Fan of the Library. We're currently at 500 fans and our numbers are growing everyday!

Job Hunting?

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Be sure to keep your eye on job postings on the Michigan Talent Bank website. 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 find information on local job fairs. The range of employers is diverse so the site is useful whether you are looking for your first career or a new career. You’ll be well on your way to getting the job you want!

Fifty Years of Books and Authors

Since about 1958, a lively local book group -- under the umbrella of the U-M Faculty Women's Club -- has been reading favorite books and meeting to discuss them. Several years ago members hosted Peter Ho Davies, and last night, Michael Byers, author of Long for this World, who even received a copy of the group's 1958-2009 reading list to take home with him. For an idea of this group's tastes, visit LibraryThing.

'A Performance Poetica' by Jeff Kass

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Don't miss an opportunity to hear Jeff Kass, one of Ann Arbor's most amazing poets, who also teaches creative writing at Pioneer High School and does workshops at the Neutral Zone. The Stages Theater Company presents, "Wrestle the Great Fear" a 'Performance Poetica' written and performed by Jeff Kass, directed by Ben Cohen and music from the Macpodz.

Wednesday, April 29th @ 7:00 pm, in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater (in the Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave.) All tickets $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Art Prints Can Change Your Outlook

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We have hundreds of framed Art Prints for you to borrow to redecorate your home or office. Browse the catalog 'By Format' if you know the title of a print or take a look on the second or third floors to see what we have available. Many of the pieces on our Downtown Walls are available to borrow! It's a refreshing and FREE way to embellish your space & add verve to your view for a couple months!

University of Michigan and Tart Cherries

Dr. Sara Warber of University of Michigan Integrative Medicine researched the benefits of eating tart cherries and found that the Antioxidants may help with heart disease and inflammation. This is one of the topics discussed at the Experimental Biology 2009 meeting in New Orleans.

Read more about Michigan cherries and check out a consumer's guide to dietary supplements and alternative medicines.

And here's a story about cherries for the kids.

Brainfuse Homework Help

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With the end of the school year right around the corner, the last tests and papers of the semester loom on the horizon. Get free help with those final projects any day of the week from 2 – 11pm with the online tutoring service, Brainfuse. Brainfuse allows you to chat live with trained instructors for real-time assistance, no appointment is necessary. Every tutor has a specialty area as well as being 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.

Earth Day in Ann Arbor

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Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day in Tree Town. Catch the Recycled Materials Art Show at the ReUse Center or drink a toast to Project Grow at Arbor Brewing Company.

The Leslie Science and Nature Center will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 26, with educational displays, hands-on activities, live animal presentations, storytelling and sing-alongs. Join the All Species Parade dressed as your favorite endangered plant or animal. Call 997-1553 or visit the Leslie Science Center's website for more information.

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