Introducing the Wishlist!

You've asked for it, and waited patiently, and now it's here! Our most-requested patron feature, a Wishlist that you can use to keep track of items you're interested in but not yet ready to request, is now a part of the AADL catalog. Here's what you need to know:

* A Wishlist is created for you the first time you add an item to your Wishlist in the catalog
* You can add any item to your Wishlist, where it will stay until you request or delete it
* You can see what items on your Wishlist are currently available
* You can also make other lists with whatever name you'd like
* Lists, including the Wishlist, are private unless you check the box to make them public
* Requesting is also much simpler requiring fewer clicks and allowing you to stay on your list of items

In short, if you want something but not right now, just add it to your Wishlist instead of requesting it and you can see it under My Lists on your my account page. There's lots of potential for this new feature, and there may be some glitches here or there, but just let us know if you see anything strange or have any questions, concerns, or suggestions about Lists, either by commenting on this post or by contacting us. Thanks very much for your patience as we've worked on this, enjoy it, and thanks for using the Library!

aadl.org: Down for Upgrades on Monday!

As all AADL locations are closed monday for our annual staff training day, we're taking the opportunity to roll out some upgrades to aadl.org. In the process, aadl.org will be unavailable most of the day Monday. We've set it up so that nothing is due on Monday, so take a day off from managing your AADL account and relax as we implement some long-awaited new features! You can get a sneak peek at http://usability.aadl.org, or as always don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns before or after the upgrades. Thanks for your patience, and thanks for using the Library!

Special Note Regarding July 13 Events

logologoThe following events that were scheduled at the Downtown Library for July 13th will be moved to other locations:

Make Lab: Clothing! will be held on 7/13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Traverwood Branch.
The AADL Catalog class will be held on 7/13, 3:30 - 5:30 pm at the West Branch.
The 10:00 Storytime at the Downtown Library will take place as usual.

Family Time at the Ann Arbor Film Festival

aaffaaff

Looking for some family fun at the Ann Arbor Film Festival? We have a discount code set up for the AADL community to receive $2 off advance online tickets for the The Kids Are Alright program on Saturday, 3/27 at 11am at the Michigan Theater. Order advance tickets on the Festival website by entering the discount code 48AAFFAADL. The Kids Are Alright will feature a colorful mix of shorts that will engage engage film fans with a youthful spirit (recommended ages 6+). Includes a special live musical performance.

Friday at AADL: Bison Boys & Famous Monsters of Michigan!

filmfestfilmfest
The Ann Arbor Film Festival, the longest running independent film festival in the U.S., will hold its 48th festival on March 23 - 28. At this pre-Festival event, Saginaw Valley State University Associate Professor Mike Mosher will discuss Bison Boys & Famous Monsters of Michigan: the 1970s Super-8mm Films of Jimm Juback and Cary Loren. Loren and Juback were teenagers in the early 1970s, as well as eager viewers of the Ann Arbor Film Festivals.

The discussion will take place in the Downtown library from 7:00-8:30 p.m. downstairs in the Multi-Purpose Room.

...and we're back!

Due to the construction next door, the fiber that connects the downtown library to our branches and to the internet (via the glass cabinet on the 2nd floor of the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum) needed to be rerouted to avoid the upcoming excavation. What was supposed to be a 15-minute splice actually took the contractor 5 hours to troubleshoot, but we're back up now! Thanks very much for your patience, and please contactus if you have any other questions or trouble.

Downtown Library Closed this Sunday, 1/17

Due to construction next door, the Downtown Library will be without power and will be closed this Sunday, January 17. The Senegal Family Cultural Celebration planned for Downtown will instead take place at Traverwood Branch and the Lecture on Mozart's Requiem has been moved to Pittsfield Branch. Due to the Downtown library being without power, branch computers will be out of order, and http://aadl.org and the library catalog will be down until power is restored to the server room. Wifi at the branches may be unavailable as well, although the branches will remain open and you'll still be able to check out items. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this outage.

Annual Report Video Now Online

logologo
50.5 million pageviews. 9.2 million transactions. Over 58,000 program attendees. See more library statistics from the past year in our Annual Report video.

An AADL card makes a wonderful gift!

Gift Certificates for AADL non-resident cards may be purchased at service desks at all AADL locations. The certificates are available for 3 months ($37.50), 6 months ($75.00), 9 months ($112.50) or one year ($150.00). The cost is the same whether the gift is for an individual or an entire family living at the same address. For those people you know who do not live in the Library district but would really love to be able to check out books, DVDs, CDs, art prints, and all of the other wonderful things available at the Ann Arbor District Library, consider this great gift idea. The certificate may be redeemed at any AADL location by filling out a short application and showing photo I.D. and proof of address. Certificates are available all year long and make wonderful gifts for many occasions.

Library Closed On Wednesday, November 11

All locations of the Ann Arbor District Library will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11 for a staff training day.

Regular Library hours will resume on Thursday, November 12.

Syndicate content