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Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 3:55pm

The American Red Cross Michigan Region is conducting free smoke alarm installations & inspections. If you have alarms that are over 10 years old, don't work, or need an alarm on every floor of your home, contact the Red Cross for a 20 minute home visit! The Red Cross can provide up to 3 new smoke alarms at no cost. Washtenaw, Lenawee & Monroe residents call (734) 971-5300 ext. 229. Wayne, Oakland, Macomb & St. Clair residents call (313) 576-4112. You can also sign up on line right here.

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Michigan Libraries for Life!

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:48pm

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On Monday, October 16, Michigan Libraries for Life! will be onsite at the Downtown AADL 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Since 2010, libraries across Michigan have participated in this simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and to encourage them to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. This effort was originally spearheaded by the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library but has expanded to include public, academic, special, and hospital libraries across the state. This collaborative effort has inspired nearly 3,500 people to sign up as donors!

More than 95% of Americans support organ, tissue and eye donation. In Michigan, only 59% of adults have joined the state’s donor registry. That discrepancy is largely due to state residents not knowing how to join the donor registry, or having unanswered questions about donation. Michigan Libraries for Life helps to address that informational need.

We are excited to bring this life-saving event back in 2017! If you have questions, please contact us at MichLib4Life@umich.edu to receive more information. You can also find Michigan Libraries for Life on Facebook! www.facebook.com/ML4Life

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Consumer Reports Online

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

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[http://research.aadl.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?profile=crcro|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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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Kit Homes of Ann Arbor: a Historical Tour

Thursday June 8, 2017: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Cooking 101: How to Buy on a Budget

Wednesday January 11, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab

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Cooperatives – What is a Co-op? Building Resilient Communities

Monday January 11, 2016: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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Community Support and Treatment Services Town Hall April 14

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:20pm

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Join [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/community_mental_health|Community Support and Treatment Services] for a presentation and open discussion on potential changes to your Community Living Support services (staffing in your home) on April 14, 2015 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the [http://www.wuway.org/contact-us|United Way Building]. This meeting is open to consumers and their families. No pre-registration is necessary. For additional questions, please contact customer service at 1-877-779-9707.

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34 Million and Counting

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:32am

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That's the estimate on the number of vehicles currently involved in recalls in the U.S. Now there's a quick tool to determine if your car or motorcycle needs a second look: [http://www.safercar.gov/|Safercar.gov], a web site launched this week by [http://www.nhtsa.gov/|NHSTA], the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Using the VIN# of your vehicle, the search tool looks for safety recalls that are incomplete on a vehicle, safety recalls conducted over the past 15 calendar years and safety recalls conducted by major light auto automakers, including motorcycle manufacturers. Very recent recalls may not be in the system yet and not every make and model is covered but it's a fairly comprehensive database with a straightforward interface.

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Habitat for Humanity's Refrigerator Replacement Program!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 2:17pm

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Here's good news for residents of single family homes in Washtenaw County who may qualify for [http://www.h4h.org|Habitat for Humanity’s Refrigerator Replacement Program]. This opportunity has been extended through June 15, 2014! In partnership with DTE, through this program, qualified applicants can receive a new, EnergyStar Frigidaire refrigerator at no cost, delivered to their home. For more information about how to enroll online, look [http://www.h4h.org/our-programs/refrigerator-replacement-program|here].

To date, H4H has helped 830 individuals and families cut their utility bills with new, energy efficient refrigerators. They would love to help 800 more!