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Register to Vote Day @ AADL ~ Tuesday, Sept. 27

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:10am

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Tuesday, September 27th is [http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/|National Register to Vote Day] and volunteers from the [http://www.lwvnet.org/lwv/mi/annarbor/index.html|League of Women Voters] will assist you in getting registered at the [http://www.aadl.org/aboutus/hours|Downtown Library] from 3 pm- 7 pm.

The next general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8th and the [http://www.a2gov.org/departments/city-clerk/Elections/Pages/Elections.aspx|City Clerk] and [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections|County Clerk] have all the info on the election online. Wondering if you're already registered? Check online at [https://services2.sos.state.mi.us/mivote/|Michigan Votes]. It's always a good idea to check and make sure your address and other information is up to date.

A heavy turnout is expected on Nov. 8th and Michigan County Clerks are encouraging voters to avoid the lines and vote via [http://www.a2gov.org/departments/city-clerk/Elections/Pages/Voting.aspx#absentee|Absentee Ballot]. And it's so easy to do! The League will have the paperwork you need available on Sept. 27th or you can [http://www.a2gov.org/departments/city-clerk/Elections/Documents/Clerk_Absent_Voter_Ballot_Application%20AA%20NEW.pdf|download] the form directly from the City Clerk's office.

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AADL on MetaFilter

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 10:53am

[img_assist|nid=331697|title=MetaFilter|desc=MetaFilter|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=37] The community weblog MetaFilter invites members to contribute to discussions through links and comments. Common threads on the site run the range from advice to news stories, all the way to the Internet’s favorite: [http://www.metafilter.com/152519/Because-the-Internet-needs-more|cat videos].

[http://www.metafilter.com/158065/Courtesy-notice-the-Microkorg-is-due-in-one-week|One recent thread] brought out Ann Arborites and Ann Arbor District Library fans with mentions of our [http://www.aadl.org/tools|Tools Collections]. Commenters were especially excited about our [http://www.aadl.org/musictools|Music Tools], raving over the [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1446131|OP-1 synthesizer and controller] and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/davemenzo-shhh|Local Musician Dave Menzo’s album Shhh…], made using only instruments checked out from AADL. The thread also mentions some unusual collections at other libraries across the country.

You can check out our tools for yourself [http://www.aadl.org/tools|in the library catalog], and read the full thread [http://www.metafilter.com/158065/Courtesy-notice-the-Microkorg-is-due-in-one-week|on MetaFilter].

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AADL in the Michigan Daily

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:47pm

[img_assist|nid=331547|title=The Michigan Daily|desc=The Michigan Daily|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=21]This week in the Michigan Daily, [https://www.michigandaily.com/section/columns/susan-lamoreaux-library-time-ann-arbor-district-library-aadl| columnist Susan LaMoreaux shares her fondness for the Ann Arbor District Library]. She highlights AADL programs, services, and community partnerships, including our ever-popular [http://www.aadl.org/tools|Tools Collections] and [http://michiganpalma.org/|PALMA: Proyecto Avance: Latino Mentoring Association], run through the University’s Residential College.

She interviews our own Laura Raynor, who explains how AADL looks at the community when developing new services and collections.

What sticks out most throughout the piece, though, is Susan LaMoreaux’s love of the library. She writes:

“In many ways, I did much of my growing up between the old brick walls and metal shelves, and among the thousands of pages and stories contained in just the downtown branch alone. I don’t intend to stop using this collection, even with all the resources on campus that are made available to me because of my student status. That may be partly because, even for those with no library card, it’s always free to walk down William Street and step through those doors.”

You can see her full column on the [https://www.michigandaily.com/section/columns/susan-lamoreaux-library-time-ann-arbor-district-library-aadl|Michigan Daily website].

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AADL in Synthtopia

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 2:07pm

[img_assist|nid=331330|title=AADL in Synthtopia|desc=AADL in Synthtopia|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=96]Online electronic music site Synthtopia typically covers all things electronica: electronic music gear, new releases, artists, and synthesizers, but this week they’re covering something a little closer to home: The Ann Arbor District Library!

Synthtopia [http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2016/03/20/ann-arbors-synth-lending-library-lets-you-check-out-synths-drum-machines-a-theremin-more/| profiles our Music Tools collection] and mentions our wide range of synthesizers, effects pedals, amps, and uncommon musical instruments.

Interested in checking out this equipment for yourself?

Visit [http://www.aadl.org/musictools|aadl.org/musictools] to see all our music gear, and see [http://www.aadl.org/tools|aadl.org/tools] for our full range of Tools collections, including Art Tools, Home Tools, Science Tools, and more!

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Latino Americans: 500 Years Of History Series Part 2: "Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)"

Monday January 25, 2016: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade 9 - Adult

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Latino Americans: 500 Years Of History Series Part 1: "Foreigners in Their Own Land (1565-1880)"

Monday January 18, 2016: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade 9 - Adult

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Tumbao Bravo: Opening Concert For The "Latino Americans: 500 Years Of History" Series

Wednesday January 13, 2016: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Get Out and Vote in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 8:30am

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We're only one day away from the General Election for Local Offices. You can view your sample ballot, check your polling location and much more at [https://vote.michigan.gov/mvic/|Michigan Votes].

Here's a few tips for making voting easy:
-Don’t forget to bring your photo ID to vote. Voters who do not have acceptable photo ID will be required to sign an affidavit in order to vote.
-Polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you are standing in line by 8 p.m. then you are eligible to vote.
-Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed on Election Day. Polling places located within schools are open.

Washtenaw County election results are televised on Community Television Network’s CitiTV Channel 19 beginning at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015—after the polls close—and will continue throughout the night.

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Latino Americans: 500 Years Of History Series Part 3: "War and Peace (1942-1954)" - Spanish Version

Monday February 8, 2016: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade 9–Adult.

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Latino Americans: 500 Years Of History Series Part 2: "Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)" - Spanish Version

Wednesday January 27, 2016: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade 9 - Adult