Home Buying Pre-Purchase Education

Are you interested in buying a home but feel that you need some education about the process? Michigan State University Extension offers two free Pre-purchase Education courses in January. The sessions are on January 16 & 23 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Learning Resource Center. Pre-register by calling (734) 997-1678.

Housing Access for Washtenaw County

One of the agencies that's been instrumental in housing & services to the homeless in Washtenaw County for decades, SOS Community Services, will be closing from September 21st -September 30th. When the doors re-open they will be called Housing Access For Washtenaw County. This means the Food Pantry at SOS will close on Tuesday September 27th and will resume Tuesday October 4th under its new name, Housing Access for Washtenaw County. We will keep you posted as more details are announced.

Digital Leadership- Google, Facebook, Twitter & You


Learn to be a digital leader, promote best practices and win in the new social world. Come listen to Derek Mehraban, Lunch Ann Arbor Marketing (LA2M) Founder and CEO of Ingenex Digital Marketing as he talks about the changing landscape of Google, Facebook, Twitter and social media in general. Find out what it all means and how you can use social tools to improve your life and the lives of those around you on Wednesday, June 29 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at Conor O'Neills. There is no registration or fee for this event.

Park & Read Passes Have Arrived!

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Now's your chance to get a free one-day pass into any Michigan State Park or recreation area with a Park & Read Pass from AADL this summer! How does it work?

  • A limited number of passes are available at each AADL branch. Passes are available on a first come, first serve basis and can not be reserved. Only one pass may be checked out to a single library card holder at one time. Each pass is good for the free entrance and parking of one car (bring the whole family if they'll fit!) at a State Park or recreation area.
  • When checking out a pass, you'll be given a printed admission card and brochure by the Circulation desk. This admission card is your pass and is turned in at the park on arrival. You don't have to return anything to the library! Passes must be used within seven days of checkout, and can only be used once.
  • For a list of parks and areas you can visit, click here!
  • Park & Read Passes are available this year until October 1st, 2011. Get your pass today and enjoy summer in Michigan at the park!

    Exhibition: Modernism at Risk/Michigan Matters

    The exhibition Modernism at Risk/Michigan Matters continues through April 20 in the Taubman College Liberty Annex, 305 W. Liberty St. This exhibition was organized by the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the World Monuments Fund. The initiative is aimed at addressing threats facing great works of modern architecture around the world.

    What's a Gator-Raiser, You Ask?

    American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross

    The Red Cross provides Gatorade, water, food and other services for both firefighters and victims in times of emergency. The Washtenaw County Red Cross needs you to join them at Busch’s Fresh Food Market to help with local Disaster Relief from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM on March 12, 2011, at their 3rd annual Gator-Raiser. Please consider donating electrolyte-replenishing beverages this week-end!

    AXIS Coffeehouse Presents...Sandy Ryder!

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    This Friday's AXIS Coffeehouse will be a very special one, featuring none other than the Wild Swan Theater's Sandy Ryder. Ms. Ryder will be in the Malletts Creek program room to give all and sundry tips on poetry as performance. We're going to have a lot of fun! The question is, will you be here having fun too?

    For more on poetry as performance, try these:
    Wham!, a guide to performance poetry for young people.
    The Poetry Lounge: The Power of Performance, a DVD demonstrating poetry performance techniques.
    The Spoken Word Revolution, a collection of performance poetry, with a CD so you can listen to the poems!

    Malletts Creek | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Friday, March 11

    Grief Support

    Are you or someone you know experiencing the grief of loss? The Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is offering a six part Grief Support Series over the next five months. This program offers a supportive environment for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. The first session of the Grief Recovery Series will be held today from 6:30-8 pm at the Washtenaw Medical Arts Building. These sessions are offered free to the public and do require registration. You can register by calling the Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital at either (734) 327-3409 or (734) 712-2920. For further support in a time of loss the AADL offers several books and dvd’s for your use.

    Fun New Guide to Ann Arbor

    Ann Arbor has made it onto Design Sponge, the popular online design blog. One of Design Sponge’s popular features are the city guides that offer lists and images of hot spots in cities all over the world. The latest city guide is a guide to Ann Arbor. Of course, it’s not an inclusive list to all the great places to go in Ann Arbor, but it features some great stuff, was written by a local, and features artwork by a local. Pretty neat! What stops in our fine city would you add to the list?

    Budgeting 101


    The Michigan State University Extension is holding a Budgeting 101 workshop on September 22 from 6:30pm and 8:00pm in the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center. Participants will learn about money management, financial planning, and family budgeting. Anyone can register by September 20 by calling 734-222-3943.

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