Looking for a Job?

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If you are looking for a job, the Michigan Talent Bank is the place to be. You can search more than 15,000 new job openings monthly and post your resume so more than 40,000 employers can find it. Best of all, it’s free for all users. Also check out the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. Finding—and getting—a job you want can be a challenging process, but knowing more about job search methods and application techniques can increase your chances of success. And knowing how to judge the job offers you receive makes it more likely that you will end up with the best possible job. Good luck in your search!

Career Development Workshop for Students with Disabilities

There are two excellent opportunities for students with disabilities who are concerned that their disability will prevent them from getting a job or whether they should disclose their limitation. You will also learn about what is the best type of work experience and opportunities with Michigan's AmeriCorps and state corporations. The workshops will take place on these dates and locations:

Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 4:00 - 7:00pm Oakland Community College – Royal Oak Campus
739 Washington, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Register: Ms. Marcia Kosovec; (248) 246-2480; mmkosove@oaklandcc.edu

Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 3:00 – 6:00pm Wayne State University – Faculty Administration Building, Room 1139
656 W. Kirby (Reuther Mall), Detroit, MI 48202
Register: Ms. Randie Kruman; (313) 577-2570; rskruman@wayne.edu PRESENTERS Cathy McAdam, Consultant, DiverseAbility LLC John Lapetz, Retired Manager, Ford Motor Company

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Timothy Ferris

On Thurs., Jan. 29, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads author Timothy Ferris will speak at 7:30 pm at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. The author of Seeing in the Dark will talk about the contributions of amateurs in the field of astronomy, both in the past and today, and share his thoughts on the universe around us. Ferris has won numerous awards for his astronomical writing, including being a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He has also created several PBS documentaries, including one based on Seeing in the Dark.

Join our online discussion of the 2009 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads title today to get warmed up for the talk.

Autism Study

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The University of Michigan Autism and Communciation Disorder Center (UMAAC) is collaborating with reseachers at the University of California Davis, and the University of Washington to evaluate the impact of intervening with toddlers age two and younger who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. This study seeks to determine if intensive early intervention can reduce the language impairments and social deficits associated with autism.

The intervention, the Early Start Denver Model, fuses developmental and relationship-based intervention techniques with applied behavior analysis teaching strategies. It focuses on using play and positive interactions to teach a developmental curriculum designed for each child based on current abilities and interests.

The Basics of Microsoft Word

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Have you taken some basic computer classes and are ready to learn more? Improve your computer skills by learning how to use Microsoft Word. In our Microsoft Word Basics class you will be introduced to menu options including how to copy and paste text. You will learn how to modify text so you can create more interesting documents. Microsoft Word's spell and grammar check can help make your documents error-free. Space is limited so reserve your place in a Microsoft Word Basics class today!

Need Some Help?

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Washtenaw County MSU Extension is teaching Family Consumer Science Programs on useful subjects such as How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, Relax- Alternative to Anger, and Paying Down Debt. They also offer financial resources on their website. Be sure to check them out!

World Wide Web Tools Class For Beginners

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Are you a novice computer user? Would you like to learn how to explore the internet to get the latest news and information on your favorite topics? Then come to one of the Ann Arbor District Library’s World Wide Web Tools classes! Learn about browsing software and how to use search engines. This class is designed specifically for beginners and goes at a slower pace. If you are ready to become a World Wide Web explorer, then register for class today!

Indoor Winter Activity!

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Each year in January, Detroit turns its attention to design and creativity. In 2009 the Detroit Artists Market will take its own look at design with the DAM Design Show, running January 16 through January 31. This show will look at the entire creative process from concept to design to creation of an artistic and functional piece. Ten designers will take on this process in creating “Chair”. The show will exhibit pieces from their creative process, including concept sketches, scale models, and the finished piece. The DAM Design Show will provide an intimate look into how design “happens”, and results in unique functional pieces. The market is open Tuesday- Saturday from 11 to 6, and admission is free to the public. As a bonus to you, be sure to check out a Museum Adventure Pass before you go and get 10% all purchases!

Prevent Home Foreclosure

You are invited to attend a free workshop on how to avoid losing your home to foreclosure. It will take place on Wed., Jan 21, 6-8 pm at the Bryant Community Center at 3 W. Eden Ct., Ann Arbor. Dinner and childcare will be provided. The speakers will be from the MSU Extension & Washtenaw County Treasurer. Please call 734-994-2722 with questions.

Begin Your Email Experience

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Did you make a New Year's resolution to learn how to use an email account? It’s time to take a step towards your goal and learn how to use email. Sign up today for one of our Beginning Email classes this winter and learn how to send, open, reply, and forward email with confidence. Our classes for beginners are slower paced and smaller so you won’t get left behind. Classes are available at most library locations and at various times of the day. Find a time and location convenient to you and sign up today.

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