Wall Street Demystified with Morningstar

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If you've ever wanted to get a clear picture of your investments with qualified, unbiased advice take this class! Get independent and trusted stock and mutual fund analysis, research and ratings from Morningstar, the research database with a reputation for tough, independent-minded research that has led to invitations to testify before Congress on various financial issues. Just another of the great services provided to you by the Ann Arbor District Library.

No need to register, just join us Tuesday, February 7, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Downtown Library: Training Center.

Morningstar experts will give easy instructions on how to use their database. Then, practice what you've learned on our training center computers!

In addition, Morningstar's director of personal finance, Christine Benz has created a 30 Days to Financial Fitness guide. In this user-friendly booklet, she breaks down large financial goals into smaller, more manageable steps, one day at a time.

Sign in to your online Ann Arbor District Library account to access an electronic copy of the Morningstar 30 Days to Financial Fitness at Morningstar Investment Research.

See you next Tuesday!

Learn @ AADL

You can pick up a new class brochure at any library location or review the schedule online.

Tuesday February 7, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Downtown Library - New Class! Wall Street Demystified: If you've ever wanted to get a clear picture of your investments and qualified unbiased advice, take this class! Get independent and trusted stock and mutual fund analysis, research and ratings. Morningstar experts will be on hand.

Wednesday February 8, 7 - 9 pm, Downtown Library - eMedia: Learn how to download eMedia at aadl.org. Download audiobooks using Overdrive, eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions or Mobipocket, and MP3 songs using Magnatune.

Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. See you in class!

Writers' Resources on the Web

Tuesday January 24, 2012: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Training Center

Are you an aspiring writer? Learn about online resources for writing contests, periodical submissions, and support groups.

Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for the complete class schedule.

Photoshop Elements Class

Tuesday December 20, 2011: 1 to 3 pm, Downtown Library Mac Lab

We'll help you edit digital photos using automatic enhancements, selection tools and filters. (PC user? We'll review the key differences between PC and Mac keyboard commands.)

Computer class brochures are available at any library location and online. Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the rooms will open 15 minutes before the class begins.

Digital Camera 101

Thursday December 1, 2011, 1 to 3 pm, West Branch

Always disappointed with your digital camera shots? Feel like you can never find the right menu or function? Want some help? We'll discuss the basics and save time at the end of the class for individual instruction.

Bring your digital camera with you.

Registration is not required. Click here for the class schedule. See you in class!

A Plan for Michigan's Workforce

On Thursday, December 1st, at 10 a.m., Governor Rick Snyder will talk at the Delta College University Center about his plan to re-align the skills of Michigan's Workforce with the needs of Michigan Employers. After the event, you may be able to find the transcript here.

Helpful resources @ AADL for job seekers and small businesses:
Small Business and Job Search Toolkit
Computer Classes @ AADL
Online Learning Resources

Related events @ AADL:
So You Think You Need a Website?
You Wrote a Novel, Now What?
Finding Grant Funding For Community Nonprofits
How To Achieve Student Success

What's a Status Update?

Facebook: Wednesday, November 30, 2011: 1 to 3 pm, Traverwood Branch

Do you need an introduction to Facebook? Come to the Facebook class and you'll learn about status updates, the wall, news feeds, tags, and more. This class is perfect for folks who need a little help getting started. Registration is not required. Click here for a complete class schedule or drop by any branch location to pick up a computer class brochure.

See you in class!

Learn @ AADL

You can pick up a new class brochure at any library location or review the schedule online. Here are a few of the classes that are available:

Etsy - Learn about the online marketplace from Kate Kehoe. Kate owns Chicalookate, and has been selling on Etsy for more than 5 years.
Wednesday, December 7, 7 - 9 pm, Malletts Creek

New Class! Writers' Resources on the Web - Are you an aspiring writer? Learn how you can enter writing contests, submit materials, and join writing groups online.
Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Traverwood

New Class! Intro to Buying & Selling Online - Learn the basics of making purchases and selling your items using the popular websites eBay and Craigslist.
Wednesday, January 25, 7 - 9 pm, Malletts Creek

Registration in not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the rooms will open 15 minutes before the class begins. See you in class!

Etsy Class Tonight at Traverwood

EtsyEtsy Join us for an Etsy class today (Tuesday, October 4th) from 7 to 9 pm at the Traverwood branch. Learn about the online marketplace from a local Ann Arbor artisan, photographer, and business owner, Kate Kehoe. Kate owns Chicalookate, and has been in business on Etsy for over 5 years.

Check out the book, Craft, Inc, to learn more about making your hobby your business.

Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For a complete class schedule, click here. See you in class!

Today @ AADL - Jobs

Looking for a job? Join us for two job search classes at the Downtown Library today. At 3:30 pm, attend Applying for Jobs Online in the training lab on the third floor. At 7 pm, join Katie McCollum of University of Michigan Human Resources to learn how to apply for jobs using umjobs.org. The new location of the umjobs.org class is the 4th floor meeting room.

Classes are open 15 minutes before the start of class and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. Please click here for the class schedule or call 734-327-4555 if you have any questions.

See you in class!

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