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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Self-Care Massage: Lower Back & Body with Brian M. Truskowski

Tuesday January 23, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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Public Event

Guided Meditation for Kids

Sunday January 28, 2018: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Grade 1 - 5

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

New Year Renewal with Nature’s Diet

Tuesday January 16, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Self-Care Massage: Upper Body

Tuesday January 9, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room
Adults

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Blog Post

Medicaid Open Enrollment Assistance

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:19am

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is holding Medicare Assistance Events in Washtenaw County to help local Medicare Beneficiaries review their 2018 coverage options for Medicare Part D and/or Medicare Advantage Plans. Here are the upcoming session:

Monday, November 13, 2017
10am - 6pm
Washtenaw ISD
1819 S Wagner Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Thursday, December 7, 2017
10am - 6pm
Washtenaw ISD
1819 S Wagner Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

These events are free, but appointments are required. Interested individuals can call the MMAP program at 800-803-7174 to make an appointment.

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Blog Post

Teens Using Drugs: Education Series

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:15pm

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The [http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs|Dawn Farms Education Series], "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" meets again. This is a free, two-part series that will be presented from 7:30-9:00 pm Tuesday, November 7th (part one, "What to Know"), and Tuesday, November 14th, (part two, "What to Do"). The programs will be held in the "Exhibition Room" on the first floor of [https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocodeq=5305+Elliott+Drive+Ypsilanti+MI+48197+United+States|St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center] at 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. The sessions are presented by the Dawn Farm Youth & Family Services team. This program is targeted primarily to parents/caretakers of teens & young adults but is inclusive of other family members, teens, professionals, students, people who sponsor or support teens, and others interested. Please contact 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org or see the link to [http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs|Dawn Farm] for further information.

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Blog Post

Fantastic Children's Non-Fiction

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:29pm

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When Planet Earth Was New - by James Gladstone & Katherine Diemert -
This starkly beautiful picture book introduces very young readers to the geological history of planet Earth. Beginning with the very early development of the solar system, billions and billions of years ago, 'When Planet Earth Was New' shows the earth as it passes through various geological epochs, through the beginnings and the evolution of organic life, and into the human-dominated present. You'll find a great appendix at the end, giving a wealth of additional details. This little gem is a great way to show your child the basics of geological and biological history, years before they will first learn it in the classroom.

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Pocket Full of Colors: the magical world of Mary Blair, Disney artist extraordinaire -by Amy Guglielmo & Jacqueline Tourville-
The authors chart the course of the life of Mary Blair, the creative talent behind Disney classics like Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. Mary's creative instincts and professional ambitions collide with gender discrimination in the highly male-dominated work-spaces of mid-century America. Mary perseveres though, and single-handedly drags the Disney Studios from it's black and white past, and into the lush colors of it's storied golden age.

While there is much to love in this slender book, as and adult, my favorite part of 'A Pocket Full of Colors' is how carefully the illustrator captured the various incarnations of Mary's personal style, from Betty Page bangs, to late 50's June Cleaver pearls, and finally into ultra-trendy 60's Mod. This beautifully illustrated, audaciously colorful picture book is a great way to introduce your little one to biographies.

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Yum! MmMm! Qué rico! : Americas' sproutings - by Pat Mora -
Featuring vibrant, warm colors and a playful style, Pat Mora manages to pack an enormous amount of quality content into a tiny little picture book. 'Written as a series of haiku, Yum! MmMm! Qué rico!' teaches kids about the history of many of the great foods that originated in the Americas (chocolate, corn, peanuts, potatoes, and many more). Be sure to check out the fun and informative histories of each food item, always in small print on the left-hand side of every page. Your child will be both educated and entertained.

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Poison : deadly deeds, perilous professions, and murderous medicines - by Sarah Albee -
Written for more advanced readers, this book is sure to satisfy kids with a passion for chemistry, history, spy-craft, or maybe just anything morbid. While the author is careful to state that 'Poison' is not an exhaustive index of poisonous materials, at nearly 200 pages, Sarah Albee manages to cover an enormous amount of ground. Your child will learn about how humans have wrangled with chemistry throughout history, focusing on the where, when, and why of how people have come into contact with dangerous chemical compounds. Be sure to check it out!

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Blog Post

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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Public Event

Guided Meditation for Kids

Wednesday November 8, 2017: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 1 - 5