Landscaping

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Want to make over your yard? Need to freshen up that lawn? Well, check out our DVD series on landscaping hosted by Don Marquardt. There are many Dvds in this series that include Lawns in the Landscape, Landscape Plant Selection, and An Introduction to Landscape Design. Don is a professional lanscape architect with 25 years of experience. He is sure to help get you on the right track with all of your lawn care needs!

Finances

During these financially difficult times, are you asking yourself what the best strategy is for your money? Are you wondering if you should change these investment strategies? Well, never fear, Suze Orman is here!

The library holds the PBS video series of Suze Orman's financial videos. Check out The laws of money, the lessons of life, Owning the power to control your destiny, The road to wealth, or The courage to be rich.

Each video has something to help you become more financially successful and savvy. These valuable money secrets will help in good times and in bad.

7th Annual Teen Graffiti Art Contest

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Celebrate Art Fair! We'll provide the paint, supplies, canvases and easels. Three winners will receive gift certificates for art supplies at Michigan Book and Supply ($75, $50, $25). All art will be in a summer exhibit at AADL. Finished pieces will be judged by local artist, Joanie Newberry. Look here for last year's winners.
Friday, July 17 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM | Downtown/Staff Parking Lot | Grades 6-12

Jazzy Tuesday!

Bring the little ones to join Kathryn Goodson on piano, Erin Zurbuchen on double bass, and Gari Stein for dancing and creative movement on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 pm at the Downtown Library. The musicians from the Ann Arbor Symphony have never offered their fun and educational Kinder Concert for families in the evening at the library before so I am really looking forward to dancing along!

Local Allergist Dr. Benjamin Song Discusses Food Allergies

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On Tuesday, June 30 at 7pm, at the Downtown Library Dr. Ben Song will give basic information and highlight common misconceptions about food allergies. Look for him in the food allergy documentary “I’m Not Nuts: Living With Food Allergies” which aired on PBS this May.

Theater Games and Movement With Wild Swan Theater

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Ann Arbor’s local theater troupe for youth, Wild Swan Theater, will lead us in interactive theater games on Tuesday, June 30 at 10am at the Downtown Library. Be prepared to move! This event is held in conjunction with the Library’s summer reading program, Local Motion - which encourages the use of local organizations, neighborhoods, gyms, recreational facilities and outdoor areas to move and get fit!

Todays Homeowner

Want to invest in your home and make it worth more? AADL has a 24 part DVD series titled Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Danny has over 25 years of experience doing home renovations, and these DVDs are realistic and practical. These DVDs include step by step instructions for: kitchen expansion, siding replacement, bedroom additions, bathroom additions, garden room additions, roofing, and painting. If you are thinking of starting a home renovation project, check out these DVDs first. They are sure to make your project run smoother, and turn out wonderfully!

The Freshest Herbs are Homegrown

Want to start growing your own herb garden, but have no idea where to begin? Pick up one of these books The Herb Garden Gourmet by Tim Haas or Herb Gardening for the Midwest by Debra Knapke to learn all about starting your own herb garden. These books will answer questions about herbs in general, as well as where, when, and how to plant many of your favorite herbs.

International Wine Judge Ron Sober Discusses Wine: Snobbery Not Necessary

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Wine is just a drink, so why is there such pomp and circumstance (and snobbery) surrounding it? Tonight at 7pm at the Downtown Library, Ron Sober, a local resident and international wine judge, is going to take the wine snobs to task by breaking the old paradigms that surround this humble beverage.

Metroparks, Recreation, and The Quality of Community Life With Robert Marans, Metro Parks Commissioner

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On Wednesday, June 17, at the Downtown Library at 7pm, Professor Robert Marans, President of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Commissioner of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, will discuss his current research about the impact of the built and natural environments on metroparks throughout southeastern Michigan. This event is held in conjunction with the Library’s summer reading program, Local Motion - which encourages the use of local neighborhoods and outdoor areas to move and get fit!

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