HPV and Cervical Cancer - Truths And Myths

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On Tuesday April 7, from 7 pm to 8:30pm, join us at the Downtown Library for a special panel discussion co-sponsored by The University of Michigan Women’s Health Program and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center on the connection between HPV - the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States - and cervical cancer.

Dr. Itzchak Weismann Discusses The Naqshbandiyya

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On Monday, March 30, 7 to 8:30pm at the Downtown Library, Dr. Itzchak Weismann, visiting Assistant Professor at Dickinson College, will present an overview of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and influential Sufi orders in the Muslim world. This fascinating order is considered by some to be a "sober" order known for its silent dhikr rather than the vocalized forms of dhikr common in other orders.

Film Showing - "On the Line"

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Winner of the 2008 Silver Telly Award in the social issues category, On the Line, will be shown Downtown, 4th Floor Meeting Room (Grades 9-Adult) 6:30-8:30pm on March 19/Thursday.

The discussion to follow will be led by UM students and other local residents who have participated in protests at the School of the Americas.

Cosponsored by the Michigan Community Scholars Program and Michigan Television.

Michael Flynn's Ferrofluid Magnetoscope

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Try it yourself! Control powerful magnets and levitate a puddle of ferrofluid in this amazing hands-on exhibit in the Downtown Library lobby. The exhibit will be on display for through March 18. To learn more about Michael Flynn's work, visit www.FunExhibits.com.

Library patron Sean Patrick visited a few days ago and made this high quality film of the magnetoscope, set to the music of his local band, In Braille. We love it when our patrons are inspired by the Library!

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.

Tales of the Tango With Tango Expert Mabel Rodriguez

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It’s time to learn about the Tango! On Friday, March 13, 7:00 to 8:30pm, at the Downtown Library, Tango expert Mabel Rodriguez will discuss this fascinating dance and its history, complete with live Tango demonstrations.

Learning Differences: What's in a Name or Label and How to Move Beyond It

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Has your child dealt with learning differences in the classroom? If so, learn more at this panel discussion at the Downtown Library, Monday, March 9, 7 - 8:30pm. Linda J. Spector, M.Ed Learning Specialist at Ann Arbor Academy will moderate the discussion with a panel of experts, plus a student and parent.

2009 Ann Arbor Women Artists' Exhibition and Discussion

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In conjunction with their Annual Spring exhibition (which will be on display at the Downtown Library through mid-April), the Ann Arbor Women Artists and the Library will present a lecture/reception at the Downtown Library on Friday March 6, 2009, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the juror for this exhibition, local arts educator Ellen Wilt. The winners of the 2009 Ann Arbor Women Artists’ Exhibit will be announced and Ms. Wilt will use the art as a focal point as she leads the audience in a community discussion.

The Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative: A Community Discussion Led By MPRI Staff

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Prisoner re-entry is the process of leaving prison or jail and returning to society. Join us on Thursday March 5, 2009: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Downtown Library to learn more about this important topic for community discussion with a panel of returning citizens and professionals from the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative. Among the panelists for this evening presentation will be Mary King, MPRI Community Coordinator for Washtenaw County.

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Discover a Universe of Robots!

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Have you ever seen a robot, made a robot, been a robot? If so, you might want to come see the Ypsilanti / Ann Arbor Area Robotics Club demonstrate the wonder of robots this Sunday, March 8th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Downtown Multi-Purpose room! Discover the Universe. Discover robots!

(And remember daylight savings time! Spring forward and see robots!)

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