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Chilton Auto Repair

Wed, 05/24/2006 - 3:34pm

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Chilton Library Auto Repair provides complete, step-by-step repair information on cars, trucks, vans or SUVs.

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Consumer Reports Online

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:04am


[|Consumer Reports] database is now available to search online at the library or wherever you have access to the Internet, you just login to your online account. You can read reviews and ratings on products, cars, and various services as well as articles from current and past magazine issues (starting in 2012, located at the bottom of the page). So when you are in the market to buy a new washing machine, for example, just type that term in the search box at the top of the page and press enter. You will get ratings, recommendations, a buying guide, and a comparison of the top rated products.

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Design Your Own Model Car

Sunday January 22, 2017: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade 2-6

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And the cars go…

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:33pm


Author and illustrator [|William Bee] is one to bookmark if you have a little one into THINGS THAT GO.

First there was [b:1287057|And The Train Goes…] and the newest one is [b:1445057|And the Cars Go…]. Both are such cute picture books!

The books are chock-full of amazing illustrations with sounds to make and read along with. BRRRMMM BRRRMMM, HONK HONK, POP POP POP, BANG BANG HISSSSS. Little ones will enjoy sitting on your lap and checking out the pictures, signs and THINGS THAT GO!

For further fun, check out [b:1431003|Trains Go] and [b:1445252|Trucks Go] by Steve Light. Super amazing big board books.

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Ann Arbor businesses validate parking tickets

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 3:34pm

If you're searching for businesses in Ann Arbor that will validate your parking ticket, search no more. The [|Downtown Development Authority]
recently put this list on their website. Look in the parking info below the map.

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Rubber Band Cars

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 12:10am


Friday July 26 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Malletts Creek Branch | K - 5

Use rubber bands, cardboard, CDs and more to create your own rubber-band-powered car. You can also check out [|these books] about recycling everyday objects into cool new projects.

This event is for grades K - 5.

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Michigan Notable Books 2012

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 2:56pm

[img_assist|nid=220212|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=70]Looking for some local reads? Look no further than these books, hot off the press and certified fresh!

From [|]: "Each year, the Michigan Notable Books list features 20 books published during the previous calendar year that are about, or set in, Michigan or the Great Lakes region or are written by a native or resident of Michigan.

'This year's Michigan Notable Books bring to life the Michigan experience through vivid storytelling that creates portraits of the people and places that make Michigan great,' State Librarian Nancy Robertson said. 'Addressing Michigan's natural beauty, its innovative leaders or the faith of its people, these books celebrate Michigan as a place and a people that even in the most trying of times find transformation.'"

The AADL has most of these books in our catalog! Among some of the most popular include:

- [|Once Upon A Car], "the story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of the Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler," by Bill Vlasic, the Detroit bureau chief for the New York Times.
- [|Ghost Writers], a chilling collection of fantastical ghost stories written by Michigan authors.
- [|Vintage Views along the West Michigan Pike] features beautiful "vintage postcards, photographs, maps, and ephemera" that give readers a glimpse into the history of Michigan's famous road, US-31.

- [|Magic trash: a Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art], reflects on [|Guyton's] influence on the city of Detroit, and his arguably most inspiring and popular project, [|The Heidelberg Project].
- [|Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life] by [|Michael Moore], a Flint, Michigan native who is best known for his unique humor and politically-themed [|documentaries].
- [|Elly Peterson: "Mother" of the Moderates], an inspiring story about Elly Peterson's journey as a woman heavily involved in politics during the 1970s; she was the first woman to serve as chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

- [|Once Upon A River], by [|Bonnie Jo Campbell], is a soul-searching tale about sixteen-year-old Margo Crane's adventures through rural Michigan as she searches for her long lost mother.
- [|Motor City Shakedown], by [|D.E. Johnson], tells a murder mystery set in 1911 about Detroit's first mob-wars.
- [|Misery Bay] by Steve Hamilton is yet another in his series of mystery books set in Michigan's upper peninsula.

- [|Songs of Unreason], a book of poetry inspired by Michigan people and places, by Michigan native, author and poet [|Jim Harrison].

Click [,1607,7-160-54574_39583-248258--,00.html|here] for the full list of Michigan's Notable Books of 2012.

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So, Your Teen Is Ready To Drive...Are You Ready?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 1:00pm


Tuesday September 25, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Learning how to drive, obtaining a first driver's license, and beginning to drive without adult supervision are important milestones in teens' lives. Parents and caregivers play an important role in encouraging their teen to become [|safe drivers] - from the first driving lesson well into the first months teens are able to drive on their own.

Our [|expert panel] members will share the latest findings in teen driving research, review the [|Graduated Driver Licensing] (GDL) process, answer questions from parents, and tell parents about the resources and strategies available to help them to optimize the safety of their teen drivers at every step in the GDL process.

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Racing Machines

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 4:12pm

[img_assist|nid=205741|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=75]Come make your own balloon-powered cars at the Racing Machines program! We’ll build the cars and see how fast they go.

Want to learn about the science behind cars and speed?

[:catalog/record/1208587|Toy and Game Science, by Peter Pentland and Pennie Stoyles]
[:catalog/record/1404845|Inside and Out Guide To Speed Machines, by Steve Parker]
[:catalog/record/1366601|How Does a High-Speed Train Work?, by Sarah Eason]

Or learn about how to build other kinds of cars and machines!
[:catalog/record/1346869|Pinewood Derby Designs and Patterns by Troy Thorne]
[:catalog/record/1346868|Pinewood Derby Speed Secrets, by David Meade]
[:catalog/record/1404827|Build Your Own Car, Rocket, and Other Things That Go, by Tammy Enz]

This program is for grades K-5 and will be held at the Pittsfield Branch at 2pm on Tuesday, August 28.