Dance Performance for Day of the Dead

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The Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel will perform at the Downtown Library on Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 2:00-2:45pm in celebration of Day of the Dead. The exciting dances and authentic costumes will be a thrill to see! The performance is in celebration of The Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos), a holiday that commemorates the wonderful memories of our lost loved ones. The holiday is often observed with bright colors, memorial displays for those we have lost, and yummy confections. Similar holidays are celebrated throughout the world.

SPECIAL NOTE: DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - AN ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN ADDED AND WILL OCCUR FROM 3:30 - 4:15 PM ON SUNDAY.

Morningstar Investment Research Database

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Learn how to use the Morningstar investment research database to track, analyze and make intelligent decisions about your investments on Monday, November 2 from 4-6pm at the Downtown Library. One of the most trusted names in the investment industry, Barron's and Forbes rank Morningstar among the top investing sites. This workshop will feature a one hour overview of this important resource, conducted by Morningstar expert Lars Wasvick via teleconference. This will be followed by a hands-on session where attendees may apply what they learned to make full use of this comprehensive database. Registration is required and individuals may register online at Register for Morningstar or by calling 327-4555 or by visiting any Library location.

Halloween Party

You will never see a cuter bunch of witches, ghosts, black cats, and other outrageous costumed creatures than at the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library on Friday, October 30th for storytimes at 9:30 and 10:30 am. After storytime head to Main Street for Trick-or-Treat heaven!

Assistive Technology at AADL

The Downtown Library has a new dedicated area of assistive technology devices that are available for anyone with a visual or learning disability, including a Kurzweil 1000 scanning station and JAWS text-to-speech software, a Braille embosser, a closed circuit reader and magnifiers at all public desks. Public computers at Malletts Creek, Traverwood, West and Downtown Youth have JAWS, and a function that enlarges type is on all public computers. Assistive technology trainer, Nick Wilcox, is ready to help walk-in patrons on the second floor at the Downtown Library from 2-6pm on Tuesdays or by requesting an appointment at WLBPD: 734-327-4224.

Networking Alert!!!

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Ever wondered about how to make job networking sites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor work for you? Come to the Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown) 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14th to hear Paula Wishart from the University of Michigan Career Center discuss the keys to understanding networking. Then learn about the most successful popular social networking tools and how to use them effectively for job hunting. No registration required; meets in the Multi-Purpose Room located on the lower level.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

You will meet the most colorful tree and a spunky girl on a magical journey at next week’s autumn storytimes on Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am at the Downtown Library.

Learn About The Lute From World-Renowned Lutenist Ronn McFarlane

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In the Renaissance era, the lute was the most popular instrument in the Western world. It was the instrument of kings and queens, playing the sublime music of great composers and accompanying the words of Shakespeare's plays. Ronn McFarlane is largely responsible for bringing the transcendent charm and timeless quality of the lute into the modern musical mainstream. Hear his talk on this fascinating instrument this Saturday at the Downtown Library. Please note that this event has been moved to the 4th Floor Meeting Room.

ASPARAGUS! Stalking the American Life

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On Thursday, October 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose room, the Library will present Asparagus!, the award-winning documentary film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly. The 53 minute film (not rated) tells the story of Oceana County, Michigan, whose residents built their identity and economic survival on asparagus, but now find themselves struggling to save their beloved 'roots.' This event, for adults and teens (grades 9 and up), is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Community Scholars Program, where students strive to model an ideal community in terms of friendship, responsibility, and diversity. ASPARAGUS! Stalking the American Life is a featured part of the Michigan Eats Exhibit at Michigan State University Museum in East Lansing now through November 2009. Discussions will be led by the film's co-director, Anne de Mare.

Are You Ready To Wrock?!

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Calling all Harry Potter fans! Local favorite Tonks and The Aurors returns to the Downtown Library on Tuesday, October 20, 7pm, for a concert held in conjunction with AADL's celebration of Teen Read Week (October 18 -24) and the theme of Read Beyond Reality @ Your Library. Fronted by Stephanie Anderson, Tonks and The Aurors play songs from the perspective of Nymphadora Tonks. Get ready for a loud and wrockin' evening!

Secrets of the Library: Art Prints

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Every so often, we'll feature some "Secrets of the Library," resources available here at AADL that you may not know about. Today's secret: Art Prints! Did you know that we have hundreds of framed Art Prints from a wide variety of artists for you to borrow to redecorate your home or office? You can take Art Prints home for eight weeks. The best way to see what we have is to check out our inventory on the second or third floors of the Downtown branch, but you can also browse the catalog 'By Format' if you know the title of a specific work. Even some of the pieces on our walls are available for checkout!

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