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.

Here Puppy Puppy

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.


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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
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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


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


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


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.

One Hour to Better Resumes Seminar and Workshop

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If you would like professional guidance in creating or updating your resume, this is the program for you!

Now is the time to mark your calendars and call 327-4200 to register for a two part program: One Hour to Better Resumes with Michigan Works on Tuesday, June 2nd from 10-11 a.m. in the Downtown Computer Training Center; followed by Resumes: Nuts & Bolts Workshop on Wednesday, June 3rd from 10-11 a.m. in the Downtown Computer Training Center.

Learn from the experts how to create a resume and register on the MichiganWorks! website and how to create and save your resume on e-mail so that you always have access to it. Also explore different resume styles to find the one that best highlights your skills and experience.

Panel Discussion: Biobanking - Where Do We Stand?


On Thursday May 21, 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Downtown Library, Susan King and George Lambrides will host the last of four forums on the topic of biobanking. Guest panelists will review topics from the other forums and will give participants the opportunity to examine lingering questions, concerns, hopes, and anxieties about this rapidly developing approach to genetic research.

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