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Audio Description Track on DVD!

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 4:38am

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AADL continues to grow its collection of films that have a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descriptive_Video_Service| Descriptive Video Service or DVS] feature. More films are being produced for children & adults [http://www.aadl.org/user/lists/public/search/described%20video| that are Described Video Recordings] for [http://www.aadl.org/user/lists/3724|L Card users to borrow]. Some are even available by mail to our [http://wlbpd.aadl.org|WLBPD patrons] as [https://nfb.org/free-matter|Free Matter for the Blind]. If your vision isn't what it used to be, you may want to try watching a film with described narration. That way you don't have to ask other folks what's happening on the screen and can concentrate on the film.

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Open Enrollment in the Marketplace!

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 8:46am

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Open Enrollment has a shorter period this year, from November 1, 2017 - December 15, 2017 That's THIS Friday.

How can I apply?

-Online at healthcare.gov.

-In person at the Washtenaw Health Plan office. The Washtenaw Health Plan (WHP) will be assisting county residents apply on the Marketplace. Please call 734-544-3030 for an appointment.

-By mail. Downloadable paper applications will be available at [https://www.healthcare.gov|healthcare.gov] .

Call (734)544-3030. Hours are Monday – Friday 9am -4pm.The office is located at 555 Towner Blvd., Ypsilanti, MI, 48198.

For a list of other agencies that may be able to assist with the process, check [https://www.healthcarecounts.org/washtenaw-county|here].

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Pressed Flower Fairies!

Friday July 14, 2017: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade K - 5

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R U OK?

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:12pm

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Here's a disturbing statistic: One out of seven Washtenaw County middle and high school students have contemplated suicide. What can we do about it?

Through the collaboration of [http://onewashtenaw.org|ONE Washtenaw], agencies, organizations and the faith community are working together to coordinate their efforts to prevent suicide, especially of our young citizens. One of their joint ventures is the 'R U OK?' Suicide Prevention Campaign. Community Mental Health, [http://ozonehouse.org|Ozone House] and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline have created this awareness campaign. Additionally, training is available for anyone who would like to be a 'lifeguard'. By following the training components of [http://www.ruok.training|R U OK] community members & students can learn how to detect signs of depression & hopelessness, what to say and resources to share. Sometimes just ONE positive interaction can make all the difference for someone contemplating ending their life.

If you feel like you're not O.K. and need someone to talk to here are some important phone numbers: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, Washtenaw Community Mental Health Access: 734-544-3050 or 800-440-7548 and Ozone House: 734-662-2222.

Spread the word & find out: R U OK?

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

City of Ann Arbor 2017 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Grow Your Own

Thursday April 13, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Teens Using Drugs: Education Series

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:26am

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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" reconvenes in January, 2017. This is a free, two-part series that will be presented from 7:30-9:00 pm Tuesday, January 3rd (part one, "What to Know"), and Tuesday, January 10th, (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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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Sustainability Forum: Sustainable Kids

Thursday March 9, 2017: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
All Ages

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City of Ann Arbor 2017 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Driverless Vehicles Coming Down the Pike

Thursday February 9, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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City of Ann Arbor 2017 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Green Your Home DIY

Thursday January 12, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Educating Community Members About Health Insurance Options

Wednesday January 18, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room