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Horticulture April 2009

Page 22 Mixed-Up Magic
Pick up some great ideas on how to mix spring bulbs and a perennial garden.

Page 36 Veg Out
Only have a small wedge of space in which to grow your veggies this summer? If you think you have to have lots of sun and a southern exposure to grow good veggies, you're wrong. All you need is at least 3 hours of sun a day for a great container vegetable garden.

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Jet - March 16 issue

Page 14 Black History
March 11th 1959: Lorraine Hansberry was the first Black woman to premiere her play, A Raisin in the Sun, on Broadway.
March 15 1999: Maurice Ashley was the first Black man to attain the coveted chess rank of "Grand Master".

Page 26 Where Are Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.?
The lead singers of the group 5th Dimension have made an album to celebrate 40 years of marraige entitled The Many Faces of Love.

Check out a recent Black History publication:
The African American experience : black history and culture through speeches, letters, editorials, poems, songs, and stories

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Entrepreneur March 2009 Issue

Page 62 8 gadgets to green your office
Some of the environmentally friendly products include: soy toner cartridges, LED lights, motion sensor light switches and a box that will link your communications, web, security, and data storage for up to 300 employees.

Page 42 Thinking inside the box
Read about Spencer Brown, the man who recycled plastic trash to create the "Rent a Green Box" business with over 5 million in sales this year. So what else is in the trash?

Related reading:
Screw it, let's do it : 14 lessons on making it to the top while having fun and growing greener

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Bicycling The Buyers Guide April 2009 Issue
If you're not a hard core biker like this guy, your bike is hanging in your garage. It's that time of year to get your bike ready to go...or you could just buy a new bike. Yeah, that's the ticket...you could buy a new bike and donate your old bike to the Recycle Reuse Center. Or sell your old bike and donate the cash to a program that gives bikes to children in financially struggling families like the Greater Grace Temple's Bicycle Christmas Giveaway Program in Detroit.
Page 112 - How to Buy a Bike
This bit gives you a conceptual understanding of the technology of a bike.
Page 114 - What You Get for Your Dollar
Road bikes can roll past 10,000 dollars. Read this feature to understand what your paying for.

And remember to participate in the Ann Arbor Commuter Challenge initiative in May.

Related reading:
Bicycle! : a repair and maintenance manifesto
Bike repair & maintenance for dummies

Disability Issues

AADL (Downtown) subscribes to NM (New Mobility), a monthly magazine that for twenty years has provided a resource for new technology, information and advocacy about mobility issues for people with disabilities. In May 2008 there was an article that describes how four people avoided living in nursing homes by working with their local Center for Independent Living. We also carry PN published by the Paralyzed Veterans of American and EP (Exceptional Parent) targeted to special populations with disabilities.

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Black Belt Bird Talk

Black Belt Magazine April 2009
Page 38 - The Greek mathematician Archimedes has been associated with black belt technique...using the law of the lever. Apparently the key is fulcrum placement when attacking or resisting an attack...Oh Archimedes! If you'd only read this article before that Roman soldier attacked you.

Bird Talk Magazine April 2009
Page 9 - Learn how the endangered Micronesian Megapode has been protected by former President Bush's marine national monuments. An interesting fact about the Megapode, it uses heat from volcanoes to incubate its eggs.

Home Care & Hospice Periodical

AADL (Downtown) now subscribes to Caring, a monthly magazine published by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. Its focus is home health care, hospice, and supportive services. Every issue in 2009 will feature one of the top chronic diseases, including how to understand the major challenges and provide quality in-home services. The January issue focuses on Diabetes, with articles about self-management education, working with nurse practitioners, dilated eye exams to prevent diabetic retinopathy, and more.

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Project Budburst: Tracking Climate Change In The Garden
Organic Gardening Magazine February/March 2009 Page 47
In the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads book "Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers are Discovering the Wonders of the Universe" we learned about how amateur astronomers help professional astronomers. Similarly, gardeners can help scientists track climate change. Project Budburst is "a citizen's research program developed to monitor the ways in which climate change is impacting the leafing and flowering of hundres of plant species nation-wide."
Climate change : what it means for us, our children, and our grandchildren
Cool it : the skeptical environmentalist's guide to global warming
The Michigan gardener's companion : an insider's guide to gardening in the Great Lakes State

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Business news available at the library:
Ann Arbor Area Business Monthly - December
page 9 "The Americans With Disabilities Act - New Amendments Take Effect January 1, 2009" explains the newly expanded definition of a disability
Ann Arbor Business Review - December 18 - 31
page 20 "Data Digest" details patents collected in our area
Crains Detroit Business - December 22 - 28
page 1 "Pfizer purchase cheered" describes how the University of Michigan Medical School may use the site for research

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Buffett or Buttons?

SmartMoney - December 2008 Issue
Page 17 - Make Money Like Buffett - Find out how preferred shares are sometimes yielding more and why.
Some books about Warren Buffett in our collection:
Even Buffett isn't perfect... Buffettology... Warren Buffett and the interpretation of financial statements...

Threads - November 2008 Issue
Page 30 - For the Love of Buttons - The stock market is not your only source of wealth, look to your buttons. Use the tricks provided (using your teeth, hot needles and your sense of smell and hearing) to determine exactly what your buttons are made of (china, glass, shell, porcelain, metal, or ivory).
Some books about buttons in our collection:
The book of buttons Buttons : the collector's guide...

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