Eldercare Mediation: You Are Not Alone

For the first time in history, this generation will devote more time to taking care of their parents than they did in raising their own children. One support organization, Children of Aging Parents, estimates that 54 million Americans are now involved in this type of care. We are not well prepared for these responsibilities, but we do our best. Eldercare mediators Zena Zumeta and Susan Butterwick will talk about ways to begin these important conversations.

Eldercare Mediation and Family Decision Making | Sunday, Feb. 6 | 2-3:30 pm | Malletts Creek

Roger Chard: A Self-Determined Life

Roger Chard is totally blind. He recently retired from a twenty-two year career as a real estate attorney in Ann Arbor. Among his many achievements are awards in high school and college debate and in downhill skiing. He has performed as a baritone vocal soloist and presented recitals with other musicians in small and large venues. He will speak on how self-determination helped him create a life worth living. This amply reflects the theme of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2011, depicted in the book Life is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman.

Wed., January 26 | Malletts Creek Branch | 2:00-3:30 pm

AXIS Coffehouse Presents....

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This Friday AXIS Coffeehouse will be even cooler than it normally is due to the appearance of special guest Jeff Kass! Jeff Kass -- who can often be found at the Neutral Zone -- will present some of his awesome work, and give some suggestions for writing and performing poetry. The time: Jan. 21st 6:30-8. The place: Malletts Creek branch. Don't miss it!

Elevator Table at Malletts Creek


In addition to the computer stations available in our Downtown Assistive Technology Lab, there are now two computer stations at the Malletts Creek branch that are located on top of an adjustable elevator table meant to accommodate an individual in a wheel chair or who may otherwise require a station at an alternate height. The table moves up or down by a remote control that's connected to the end of the table just below the table top. If you need to use a computer station on the elevator table, please feel free to let staff know.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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AXIS Coffeehouse time! The poetry lovefest returns January 7th from 6:30-8 at Mallett's Creek in the program room. Read poems, write poems, and share your favorite books. Bring a poem to read out loud and get all sorts of goodies, including $5 fine forgiveness cards. Don't miss it!

AADL Bags Make Great Holiday Gift Wrap

This year, consider wrapping your holiday gifts in something their recipients can actually use: an attractive, reusable AADL tote bag.

These little numbers come in black, emblazoned on one side with our fetching teal logo. They look pretty sharp when coordinated with a contrasting color of tissue paper (I'm liking blue, red and silver). Oh, and did I mention they're only $1?

Wow your friends and family this holiday season with your eco-friendliness and discerning sense of style! Our totes are roomy enough to hold your holiday gifts, as well as groceries for years to come. AADL totes are for sale at the circulation desks of all branches of the library. This year, wrap in the gift that keeps on giving!

Celebrate the Winter Solstice!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 is the shortest day of the year. But that's no reason to stay in your pajamas all day. Come to the Malletts Creek Branch at 2:00 p.m. and make some winter decorations to brighten up your house. This program is for children preschool through 5th grade. All supplies will be provided.

For more information about the winter solstice, look here.

Baby Bits - Dancing Babies on Sunday Dec 19 !

1:00 to 1:40 pm, Robin Robinson of RobinSongs for Kids is leading Dancing Babies at the
SUNDAY December 19, 2010.
This program is full of music and rhythm activities that Parents and children under 5 years can do together.
Join us and JUMP!

Norwegian cartoonist Kim Holm Discusses Comics Publishing in the New Media Century

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Join us Monday, November 22 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the Malletts Creek Branch for a fresh view on the debate over the future of copyright during this interactive discussion with Norwegian cartoonist Kim Holm. Does copyright law ensure innovation and personal creativity, or does it steal from the public domain? While digital piracy is claimed to be an inevitability by some and a threat to capitalism by others, Kim has embraced the distribution methods used by pirates to broaden his audience. He has explored publishing models that altogether eschew the use of copyright, releasing his work into the public domain as a digital edition while simultaneously selling print editions on his website. During this presentation Kim will raise some provocative counter-arguments to commonly-held beliefs about current copyright law, exploring some of the ways it may be improved, if not discarded altogether.

BollyFit Family

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Come and enjoy fitness and dance at BollyFit Family this Saturday! BollyFit combines Indian classical, folk and Bollywood dance styles into an energetic dance experience. The creater of BollyFit Kids, Anuja Rajendra, will be leading this musical dance activity.

Join in on Fitness that’s fun at the Malletts Creek Branch!

BollyFit Family | Saturday, November 13 | 1:00-1:45 PM | Malletts Creek Branch | Grades K-5

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