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Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living Job Talk

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:41am by monkk

Join the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living on Tuesday, October 25 from 10 am to 12 pm for Job Talk, part of their Career Workshop Series. Job Talk is an opportunity to meet your peers to learn from each other, provide support, and share your experiences. The focus of these sessions is positive strategies and peer support to create a community where people help each other with job leads, kind words, and sincere interest. For more information, or for accommodation requests, please e-mail

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Jimmy Hoffa Found At Willow Run Airport

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 9:54am by oldnews

Jimmy Hoffa

Old News has unearthed some photos from Jimmy Hoffa's triumphant return to Michigan following his election as President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in October, 1957. Over a thousand Michigan Teamsters lined up to welcome 'Jimmy' back home.

Willow Run Airport was awash in cars and semis. An honor guard preceded Hoffa onto the stage where he delighted the crowd with his homecoming speech. The Teamsters presented Jimmy with a Native American headdress to symbolize his new leadership role.

Hoffa had delivered a fiery speech at the convention decrying the McClellan Committee investigation and anti-labor legislation pending in Congress. Mr. Hoffa disappeared on July 30, 1975 three years after his tenure as President of the Teamsters ended.

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Teens! Volunteer at the AADL this summer!

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 4:07pm by eapearce

Hey, teens! Are you interested in volunteering at the library this summer? If you’re between the ages of 14 and 18, you can! We need your help with program prep, filling summer game prize shop orders, and with hosting the tons of great programs that take place over the summer including the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival and the Detroit Circus’ performance at the AADL!

Visit to fill out the application form and find out information about orientation dates and times. You’ll also find a link there to the permission slip, which needs to be printed out and signed by a parent or guardian and brought to one of 6 orientations taking place over the course of the summer. At these orientations, you’ll learn about volunteering at the library and have the chance to sign up for the volunteer shifts you’re interested in, so bring your calendar!

At the end of the summer, you’ll get a letter from the AADL emailed to you that states the number of hours you volunteered helping us out.

Questions? Email or call (734) 327-8326. See you this summer!

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Tue, 03/22/2016 - 10:59am by lucroe

Try the new AtoZdatabases for phone numbers and addresses for individuals and businesses. You can also search for jobs, search for healthcare professionals, do background checks on individuals, and create email lists for such things as family reunions. It also gives you the ability to download 1,000 records per search. Additional features of this database can be found here. To access it from home, you must first login in to our site using your online account or create one by going to Log In located at the top right of our website. You need a library card to create an online account. It is accessible to anyone if you are in our library. So start searching! With the many benefits to having this database, the library will no longer subscribe to the similar database, ReferenceUSA, as of June 30.

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MI Hidden Talent Tour

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:06am by iralax

A statewide tour to inspire Michigan companies to hire workers with disabilities is coming to Ann Arbor on Sept 24, 2015. Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard H. Bernstein will share stories about companies who found valuable workers who have a disability. As part of the MI Hidden Talent Tour, these state leaders, along with local organizations helping with this effort, will provide resources and answer questions for business leaders who want to explore this untapped pool of talent. The event takes place at Washtenaw Community College, Morris J. Lawrence Auditorium, 4800 East Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Welcome reception at 5:30 p.m.; program begins at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by registering here.

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Job Seeker Registration Open for MiVirtualCareerFair

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:03pm by monkk

Job seekers and Michigan employers can connect with one another through a state-sponsored virtual career fair on Wednesday, August 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pure Michigan Talent Connect's MiVirtualCareerFairs bring together Michigan employers and talent from across the state in an online, virtual environment. You can participate from the comfort of your home, the library and even from your phone! With assistance from the Michigan Works! System 30 Michigan employers will be featured during the event from varying industries. This event will also have the education sector represented for any individuals looking for post-secondary educational opportunities. Participation is free to job seekers! Check out for a list of participating employers.

How to participate:

1.Before the event, create or update your account on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect site, Utilize the Pure Michigan Talent Connect tools and resources to build, post, or upload your resume and gain 24/7 exposure to additional employers seeking talent before, during, and after the event.

2. Register for the event by Wednesday, August 12, 2015. After registering for the event, log in, update your profile, and upload your resume.

3. Attend the virtual career fair on August 12th. On the day of the event, representatives from exhibiting companies will be available virtually from 10:00am to 4:00pm to answer questions and accept job applications. You will have access to all company postings and transcripts of your interactions for 30 days following the event.

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Teens! It's not too late to volunteer at the library this summer!

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:31am by eapearce

Hey there! If you're between the ages of 14 and 18 and looking for something fun to do with the rest of your summer, come volunteer at the AADL! We need help with all of the cool programs taking place throughout the month of August. All you need to do is fill out the information form at and bring the signed permission slip that you'll find on that same page to the orientation taking place Downtown on August 3 from 2-2:30pm. At the orientation you'll get more information about volunteering, and have the chance to sign up for whatever programs you'd like to help with. There are opportunities at all our locations, and at lots of different times of the day!

If you have any questions, email or call (734) 327-8326.

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Teens! Come volunteer at the AADL this summer!

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:41am by eapearce

Hey teens! Come volunteer at the AADL this summer! It’s a great way to meet people, see some cool behind-the-scenes stuff at the library, and earn volunteer hours! If you're between the ages of 14 and 18, all you need to do is fill out the form at, have a parent or guardian sign the permission slip that you’ll link to via that page, and then come to any of the five orientations taking place throughout the summer. At these orientations, you’ll learn about what volunteering entails and have the chance to sign up for the opportunities you want to help with, including program prep work, stocking summer game orders, and assisting with a variety of programs themselves. If you’d like more information or have questions, email Hope to see you this summer!

Psst! It's also a great way to get lots and lots of summer game codes, since every program you help with will have its own code!

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WIN-WIN Opportunities with ADA Accomodations

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:52pm by iralax

Join the Ann Arbor Area Business Leadership Network (A3BLN), hosted this month by the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, for the unique opportunity to learn from Employers & Employees about ways to improve opportunities for people with disabilities, because we are ALL better together!

The workshop will feature: (1) A Panel of employers and employees from NuStep, Select Ride, and the University of Michigan discussing the benefits of a diversified workforce and the win-win opportunities for both employers and employees. (2) Sessions with legal, human resource, and ADA perspectives and sharing their views regarding hiring persons with disabilities and ADA accommodations in the workplace.

This event is open to ALL business leaders, employers & current or potential employees with disabilities.
May 15, 2015, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, WCC Morris J. Lawrence Building Auditorium. Email to: