Ready or not, it's time to head back to school!

Just in time, jump.aadl.org is here for parents looking for everything that AADL has to offer kids of all ages. Recommended reading lists, the details on the best upcoming events, homework help, and even guidance on planning your visit to AADL -- jump.aadl.org has it all.

JUMP's is divided into four basic sections:

Recommended Stuff helps you find some of the best books, materials and kits by age or grade, reading level, and topic. Library staff have also compiled handy lists of award winners and favorites.

Plan Your Visit is a section that guides you through the various features in our five locations, gives you links to explore to all sorts of library collections, events and exhibits, and provides tailored information for visiting with various age children and patrons with special needs.

Storytime and Events is your spot for a master list of all of our programs for parents and children.

Homework Help offers direct links to online resources for research and reports, as well as Brainfuse's on-demand/online homework help and information on other in-person fee-free tutoring offered at the Library and in the community.

Whether you're a seasoned library user or new to town, jump.aadl.org gives you the scoop on what's happening for kids at the Library. Take a peek, start exploring, and let us know what you think!

Ann Arbor businesses validate parking tickets

If you're searching for businesses in Ann Arbor that will validate your parking ticket, search no more. The Downtown Development Authority
recently put this list on their website. Look in the parking info below the map.

Grief 101: What To Expect When Grieving

Tuesday June 18, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Presented by Arbor Hospice's Grief Support Services, this educational meeting will provide you with the resources and information you are looking for when coping with the loss of a loved one. The session will help examine what is normal during the grief process, strategies for coping, suggestions for self-care, and what support is available to you. There will be time for questions at the end.

Celebrate 30 Years Of The Summer Festival: The Premiere Of The Ann Arbor Summer Festival Online Archive

Tuesday June 4, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Delve into AADL's new Online Summer Festival Archive (available after event) which will include digitized programs from the Festival's history, as well as posters, postcards and brochures. It will also include over 1000 photographs from the Festival's history; as well as articles from the Ann Arbor News.

In addition to a demonstration of the online archive, this event will include reflections on the 30th Anniversary by current and past Summer Festival staff and board members.

TinkerHub Webcast - Backyard Brains

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TinkerHub Webcast: Backyard Brains
TinkerHub is a webcast collaboration between Ann Arbor District Library and All Hands Active, Ann Arbor’s Makerspace. Recorded in Downtown Ann Arbor, TinkerHub webcasts connect learning, technology, and the Ann Arbor community.

In this episode of TinkerHub, Josh and Terence talk to Tim Marzullo about his company Backyard Brains. Co-founded here in Ann Arbor, Backyard Brains helps make tangible how electricity helps control the body, all using inventions that can then be carried around in their pockets! Tune in as Josh watches the messages that he sends to make his muscles twitch.

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Past AADL-All Hands Active Events

Finding Grant Funding For Community Nonprofits

Wednesday March 20, 2013: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Looking to boost your grant-seeking skills for your community nonprofit organization? Join us for this workshop!

Karen Downing, UM Foundations and Grants Librarian, will discuss and demonstrate the various web-based funding databases currently available. Additionally, there will be discussion about matching sponsor and nonprofit priorities, and resources to help with proposal writing.

There is no registration for this event.

City Of Ann Arbor Sustainability Discussion

Wednesday February 20, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

The format of this session will be less structured and more conversation-based than the monthly community forums. Join the discussion with City of Ann Arbor staff and other community members to explore issues related to the local economic vitality in a conversation/discussion-style format.

Key concepts and questions from the February 13th Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum on economic vitality will be the focus.

Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business

Have a business but not sure how to get the word out? Join Ann Arbor Area SCORE as they present Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business. This workshop will provide practical applications of marketing concepts designed to grow small businesses. It will be held at Cleary University on Thursday, February 21 from 6 to 8 pm. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

11th Annual Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event At Washtenaw Community College

Thursday February 7, 2013: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 (map)

This 11th annual event focuses on the 2013 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads book selection "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander and will also explore this year's theme Understanding Race.

The Keynote Speaker will be one of America's most influential civil rights attorneys - Connie Rice, Co-Director for the Advancement Project, Los Angeles, and renowned for her unconventional approaches to tackling problems of inequity and exclusion. Rice is also the author of "Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones".

Doors for this event will open at 6 pm to offer the opportunity to connect with local community agencies and representatives who will be staffing resource tables in the lobby. There will also be time following the event to interact with these local organizations. Copies of "The New Jim Crow" and "Power Concedes Nothing" will be for sale and the event will include a book signing.

Bright Nights Community Forum: Lean On Me: Helping A Loved One To Cope With Depression

Tuesday January 29, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Depression is not simply a bad mood or a passing case of the blues. It is a real illness which affects not only the individual, but everyone who cares about him/her.

Laura Nitzberg, LMSW, Assistant Director of Psychiatric Social Work, will outline some of the challenges of providing support for a friend or family member with depression, as well as some helpful strategies.

Her presentation will be followed by audience Q&A with expert panelists. This Bright Nights Community Forum is presented by the UM Depression Center.

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