Looking for a Job?

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Job searching is a full time job. Be sure to keep your eye on job postings on the Michigan Talent Bank website. You can search more than 15,000 new job openings monthly and post your resume so more than 40,000 employers can find it. You can also find information on local job fairs. The range of employers is diverse so the site is useful whether you are looking for your first career or a new career. If you're interested in volunteer opportunities (aka resume boosters), you can browse those as well! If you need some help with your resume or cover letter, you can find help at our computer classes that are geared towards job searching. You’ll be well on your way to getting the job you want!

Hands On With Photoshop Elements!

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Monday November 22, 2010: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

Join us in class Monday night for an introduction to Photoshop Elements. We teach the class on Mac computers and include tips for PC users. We'll show you simple photo edits like rotate and crop and then move on to tools such as the magnetic lasso and the magic wand. You'll learn how to remove blemishes, apply filters and much more!

We hope to see you in class! Just bring yourself. We'll supply the photos.

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Classrooms will open 15 minutes before the class start times. Registration is not required. The complete list of computer classes is available here.

Mail Merge Will Help You Create Holiday Letters

Don't think you have the time to create personalized holiday letters? Come to the Microsoft Word Mail Merge class to learn the fast and efficient method to create, print, and send personalized letters to a list of contacts.

Microsoft Word Mail Merge, Tuesday, November 9th, 7 - 9 pm, West Branch.

Classes are filled on a first-come, first served basis and registration is not required. Click here to see a complete list of the upcoming classes. See you in class!

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Celebrate the last week of September

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Celebrate the last few days of September by taking a computer class at the Ann Arbor District Library.

September 27th is Family Day - a day to eat dinner with your children. After dinner, your family may enjoy creating a slideshow together in the iDVD class at 7pm downtown.

September 28th is the birthday of Gwyneth Paltrow, an actress who received an Oscar for her performance in "Shakespeare in Love". If you love to write, learn how to create professional looking documents in the Microsoft Publisher class at the West branch at 7pm.

September 29th is the anniversary of the Dow Jones biggest drop, in 2008 it plunged 778 points. Come to Excel Basics at the Traverwood branch at 9:15am to learn how worksheets can help you track and manage data.

The last quarter phase of the moon begins at 11:52pm on September 30th. Learn how to insert the moon in your document in Microsoft Word Drawing at the West branch at 9:15am.

Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Review the complete schedule online, pick up a brochure at any branch location, or call 327-4555 for schedule information.

See you in class.

October / November Computer Classes

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The computer class schedule for October and November is now available! Review the schedule online, pick up a brochure at any AADL location, or call 327-4555 for more information.

We are excited to offer a Genealogy Research class in honor of Family History Month in October. Join Bobbie Snow, genealogy lecturer and teacher and long-time member of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, to learn how to use the two genealogy specific databases offered by the Ann Arbor District Library.

Due to popular demand, we are glad to offer a new class called Mac Office, learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint on a Mac.

Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the classrooms will open 15 minutes before the class start times. Can't make it to class? Many of the class handouts are available online.

About AADL Computer Classes

FAQ (and answers) about computer classes at AADL!

Q. What does it cost to attend a computer class? A. There is no charge to attend a computer class at AADL!
Q. Do I need a library card to attend a class? A. No, everybody is welcome!
Q. Is registration required? A. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with the training center opening 15 minutes prior to class start time. There is no registration.
Q. Where are classes held? A. At all AADL locations!: Downtown, Pittsfield, Malletts Creek, West, and Traverwood
Q. Which classes should I take? A. If you're a beginner, you may like Beginning Computers, File Management or Beginning Email. If you're looking for a job, you may be interested in Applying for Jobs Online or Social Networking for Job Search. If you're interested in learning more about the Internet try World Wide Web Tools, Facebook 101, Flickr, or Introduction to Google Documents. Or, if you're considering buying or selling things online try Craigslist or eBay.
Q. How can I find out more information about computer classes? A. For more information, check out our website - classes, handouts, pick up a brochure at any of our locations, or call 327-4555.

Comics Digital Workshops for Teens and Adults

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Cartoonist Jerzy Drozd will teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to clean up your art, fill in line work with colors and halftones, create cool lettering, prep the finished page for printing, and more. Jerzy will provide one of his scanned comics pages for instruction but you can also bring your own comics page (scanned or unscanned) to work on.

Register at any information desk at any location or call 327-8301.

Comics Art Digital Coloring 101 for Teens Gr. 6-12 | Tues. August 17 | 1-3 pm OR 4-6 pm | Downtown 3rd Floor Computer Training

Comics Digital Coloring for Adults and Older Teens Gr. 9-12 | Wed. August 18 | 3-5 pm OR 6-8 pm | Downtown 3rd Floor Computer Training

Looking for a Job?

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Job searching is a full time job. Be sure to keep your eye on job postings on the Michigan Talent Bank website. You can search more than 15,000 new job openings monthly and post your resume so more than 40,000 employers can find it. You can also find information on local job fairs. The range of employers is diverse so the site is useful whether you are looking for your first career or a new career. If you need some help with your resume or cover letter, you can find help at our computer classes that are geared towards job searching. You’ll be well on your way to getting the job you want!

The computer class AADL Catalog has been relocated

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AADL Catalog has been relocated from Downtown to the West branch from 3:30 - 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 13th.

See you in class!

Thursday, May 13th is a Great Day to be a Beginner

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We have two computer classes scheduled this Thursday that are perfect for beginnners. Come to Beginning Computers to learn about operating systems, the mouse, the keyboard, and the desktop. We'll practice opening programs, using the keyboard, copying/pasting and performing a Google search. Later in the same day we offer a great follow-up class to Beginning Computers, World Wide Web Tools. In this class we practice using internet browsers and search engines while learning internet terms such as links, blogs, and URL's.

Beginning Computers Thursday May 13: 9:15 am to 11:15 am -- Traverwood Branch
World Wide Web Tools Thursday May 13: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- West Branch

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. See you in class!

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