Square Foot Gardening

Looking to start a garden, but don't think you have enough room? Well think again! Check out the book, All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew to help get you started. Square Foot Gardening is the practice of creating small but intensively planted gardens. The practice includes concepts such as organic gardening, closely planted crops, and rasied beds to get the most productive garden possible within a limited space. This type of gardening is great for kids and people with limited mobility as well as those with a limited amount of space in which to garden.

June's Gaming Weekend with Street Fighter IV and Boom Blox Bash Party

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There is so much going on this month that you don't want to miss so check out aadl.org/june. This month's off-season gaming tournements are awesome. We've got a Street Fighter IV Tournament, and a Boom Blox Bash Party Tournament with EA PRIZES! And don't forget to check out Gundam Fest on Saturday June 20 from 1pm-4pm at the Downtown Library or The Return of PokeMonday June 22 1pm-5pm at the Downtown Library.

Street Fighter IV
on Friday 6/19 from 6pm-8:30pm at the Downtown Library

The game that started it all is back and bigger than ever. Try your hand in a big-screen, arcade stick single-elimination tournament. FIGHT!!
-Prizes: 1st - $40 Target gift card, 2nd - $30 Target gift card, 3rd - $20 Target gift card
-Smash open play will also be included this evening.

Boom Blox Bash Party
on Sunday 6/21 from 1pm-3:30pm at the Downtown Library

The sequel to the smash hit Boom Blox is finally out! Thanks to Electronic Arts, you can play the new Boom Blox Bash Party in our first Boom Blox tournament.
-a chance to win a copy of the game.
-Beginners welcome.

A Great Day in Harlem - A Great Moment in Jazz

The 1958 Art Kane photo of 57 great jazz musicians in Esquire Magazine said much about the vibrancy of jazz in New York City. An academy award winning documentary with the same title appeared in 1994, and now AADL is happy to present early jazz researcher Stuart Johnson at the Downtown Library on Sat., June 13, 2-3:30 pm to make this photo come alive once again. Stu will tell stories about the musicians and play some of their best recordings. The musicians in A Great Day in Harlem play dixieland, stride, swing and more modern styles, so join us to relive this historic convergence in one of America’s truly great art forms.

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Thinking of adding a new friend to the family? The library can help if you decide to get the dog of your dreams. We carry DVDs on pet training! Check out our Dvds Your Pup Trained Solid, and Fun to Know Dog Training. These videos offer effective ways to train your dog on behaviors of obedience, pottying, jumping on guests, and other behaviors. These are wonderful videos that will make the training transition period for you and your new pet much smoother and enjoyable for everyone.

AADL.ORG/JUNE

aadlman: If Ann Arbor was a Megaman game, one of the bosses would be AADLMAN.

WOW June is crazy at AADL. We have got a mindblowing lineup of events to get your summer started right... especially if you're into Mecha, Marv, MAKE, Mario, Marth, M. Bison, Muggles, Mustin or MC Frontalot. Plus tons of other stuff too. Read more for our featured events and check something out this June @aadl!

Improve Your Job Search with Better Cover Letters and Employer Research: Nuts & Bolts Lab

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Tuesday June 9, 2009: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Training Center
*Registration required:
Want to outshine your competition when you apply for a job? At the first session of this workshop (Tuesday, June 9th, 10-11 am), you will learn the secrets to a great cover letter. This class will cover formatting, style and most importantly--content! Learn how doing just a little research about your potential employer will put you ahead of the rest!

Make it a De-LIGHT-ful Summer, Include Lighthouses In Your Vacation Plans

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Did you know that Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state? Join Nancy Finlayson, The Lighthouse Lady, at the Downtown Library on Thursday, June 4, at 7pm for a slide show and lecture featuring tips, suggestions, and itineraries for putting a lighthouse or two (or more) in your summer vacation.

Ann Arbor Art Fair, The Original, 50th Anniversary Exhibit

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On display at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room & Lower Level Glass Display Cases, June 2 through July 19.

To celebrate 50 years of originality, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair is exhibiting original posters, art, and photographs spanning its first half-century. Visitors to the exhibit can explore the history of the Fair through narrative panels chronicling each decade from its humble beginnings to its place today as one of the most highly regarded art fairs in North America. Included in the exhibit is an original retablo by artist Nicario Jiminez depicting the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. Also check out the online collection of images from the history of the Fair that is a part of AADL's pictureAnnArbor collection.

American Institute of Architects Huron Valley 2008 Honor Awards Recipients

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On Display at the Downtown Library Third Floor Exhibit Area, June 2 through July 16.

As part of its commitment to advancing the contemporary understanding of architecture, the Huron Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Huron Valley) announced the recipients of its 2008 Honor Awards Program at its annual awards ceremony at the University of Michigan’s League on April 18th, 2008.

Fifteen projects, designed by registered Architects practicing in the Huron Valley Chapter area were submitted for consideration by an independent jury. Four of the projects were selected by the jury to receive a merit-based Honor Award. All submissions will be exhibited at several locations throughout the year.

Time For a Garage Sale!

Want to have a garage sale, but not sure where to begin? Check out our helpful DVD Garage Sale Success. This DVD includes over 100 tried and true tips that will help you maximize your garage sale profits. It discusses sale ideas that include; location, items, display methods, marketing, and advertising. If you have never had a garage sale, or want to have an even better one this summer, then check out this DVD. It will set you on the right path toward having the most successful garage sale ever.

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