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Espresso Book Machine

The University of Michigan features an Espresso Book Machine in the lobby of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. The Espresso Book Machine is made by OnDemandBooks and will be used to print out-of-copyright books and materials from the internet archive. The service is available to faculty, students and the public.

Click here for current titles and cost and here for frequently asked questions.

Bunny Love

An Open House for the Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary is today! Enjoy everything from a haunted Hoppy Hollow to tours of their grounds. The Sanctuary, located south of Ann Arbor in Willis, is a home for neglected domestic rabbits. They have floppy friends available for adoption. They are also a "no-kill" facility, so rabbits unsuitable for adoption have a place to live out their lives. Investigating whether or not a rabbit is right for your house? The library has many books available on the care of rabbits. They include House Rabbit Primer: Understanding and Caring for your Companion Rabbit and The Proper Care of Rabbits.

National Depression Screening Day: October 10

Friday, October 10 is National Depression Screening Day. The University of Michigan Psychological Clinic will offer free, confidential mental health screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder to all interested community members. Individuals will have the opportunity to complete a written screening questionnaire, and talk privately with a mental health professional regarding screening results. Those who may need further help will be given referrals to local mental health care providers. Located in East Hall, 530 Church St., Suite 2463, 734-761-3471; no appointment necessary.

That old vinyl collection...

The Ann Arbor Record & CD Show is coming on Sunday, October 12, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The fair has moved to a new location, Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. Over 50 dealers from several states will be there offering a wide variety of rare and collectible used records and CDs along with hard-to-find new releases. Be sure to get their early for the best selection. Refreshments will be available. Feel free to bring in a small number of records to sell. Adminsion is only $3 admission for people 11 and up. Children age 10 & under are free.

Before you head over to the show, be sure to look at our discography collection.

More to Observe in October!

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In honor of National Medical Librarians Month we wanted to point out to you one of AADL’s Select Sites. When you go to Select Sites from our website, click on Health & scroll down to Medline Plus Health Information for a comprehensive compilation of all things medical, including an encyclopedia, dictionary, medical practitioner information, local resources, tutorials and much more. The site is translatable in many languages and useful the world over.

Foreclosure Woes

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Stressed about money? Have you lost your home or job? If you are struggling there is help available. Eastern Michigan University Clinic has created a low-cost support group for any adult struggling with financial or housing stress. To attend, call Dr. Perry Francis at 734-487-4410. From the AADL collection, take a look at Stop Foreclosure, a video produced by our local CTN.

Let's play a game...

The Ann Arbor Go Club meets every Sunday and Thursday at Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. All skill levels are welcome to play one of the world's most difficult board games. You don't need a partner and boards and stones are provided. Need a primer or tips? Check out our collection of books on the game.

Freerunning with Levi, Travis, and Mike

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Freerunner Levi Meeuwenberg is joined by Travis Graves and Mike Friedman, co-founders of the UM Parkour Club, in a presentation of freerunning. Levi has competed on G4's American Ninja Challenge and Ninja Warrior.
This physical art which uses what the rural and urban landscapes have to offer is full of flips, tricks, and stunts, you wouldn't want to try at home, especially the 'superman frontflip' or the '360 wallrun.' If you're thinking about giving it a go yourself, you may want to check out Dynamics of Strength Training and Conditioning first.
Friday, September 26 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Downtown/Multi-Purpose Room Grades 6-Adult

Ann Arbor YMCA celebrates 150 years

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This Sunday, September 28, from 2-5 p.m. the Ann Arbor YMCA will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a parade, music and other special events. The above image, from the Making of Ann Arbor postcard collection, is of an earlier Ann Arbor YMCA building. More photographs and documents relating to the history of the Ann Arbor Y are on display at the Museum on Main Street until November 22.

Film & Discussion: KING CORN

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Recent college graduates Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis leave the east coast for rural Iowa, where they decide to grow an acre of the nation's most powerful crop. They find that America's most subsidized crop has become the staple of its cheapest - and most troubling - foods. Watch the film and join the post-discussion led by UM Community Scholars. Cosponsored by Michigan Television and University of Michigan Community Scholars Program.

Check here for background to the making of the film or get the scoop on taking the eating challenge. Can you go a month without eating corn? Probably not. Thursday, September 25 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm Downtown Library 4th Floor Meeting Room

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