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Community Vinyasa Yoga

Saturday October 22, 2016: 10:00am to 11:00am
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade 6-Adult

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Meet Up & Eat Up!

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 9:25am

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Over 14% of the population in Washtenaw County are [http://map.feedingamerica.org/county/2014/overall/michigan| considered food insecure]. During the school year, kids on the Federal Lunch program have, thankfully, a couple of meals built into their day. In the summer months, children can still rely on a considerable number of [http://www.foodgatherers.org/?module=Page&sID=summer-food|Summer Food Service Programs] so that no one goes hungry. These programs are funded by the [http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome|U.S. Department of Agriculture] and sponsored by [http://www.foodgatherers.org|Food Gatherers]. Spread the word to ensure all of Washtenaw County's children are adequately fed this summer!

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August 2 Primary and AnnArborVotes.org Resource

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 9:31am

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[http://www.annarborvotes.org/|AnnArborVotes.org] is a new online voter resource to help Ann Arbor residents be informed about local candidates and proposals on the August 2 ballot.

The site also provides basic info on how to register, how to vote absentee and where to go on Election Day, as well as features like a photo gallery, a glossary of election terms, and tools to help promote awareness of local elections. This effort is a project of The CivCity Initiative, a nonpartisan nonprofit that's working to build a more informed, engaged community.

Check it out!

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Project Act: Advocacy Education for All

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 5:12pm

[img_assist|nid=344205|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=84]Throughout the month of July, the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living is facilitating a series of workshops offering an opportunity to engage, participate and learn about the First Amendment, civil rights, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and how they can help you [b:1332615|advocate] for yourself and others.

The [http://www.aadl.org/files/ProjectAct.pdf|Project Act: Advocacy for All workshop series] is open to people of all ages and abilities, and will be held at the [http://www.annarborcil.org/|Ann Arbor CIL] unless otherwise communicated. All sessions will meet from 12:00-4:00pm on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 13th
Monday, July 18th
Wednesday, July 20th
Friday, July 22nd
Wednesday, July 27th
Friday, July 29th

For more information, to RSVP, or to contact CIL with accommodation requests, e-mail advocacy@aacil.org.

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Home Ownership Education Series

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:25pm

Among the list of programming for Summer 2016, MSU EXTENSION is offering a free series of Home Ownership Education. Classes are offered monthly and are either two, three hour classes, or an all day six hour class.

These classes will be held at the Washtenaw County LRC Building, 4135 Washtenaw Ave.:
-- Tuesdays, July 12 & 19, 2016 --
6:00 to 9:00 p m

-- Thurs. Aug. 18, 2016 --
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

These classes will be held at the MSU Extension Office, 705 N. Zeeb Rd.:
-- Wednessdays, Sept. 21 & 28, 2016 --
6:00 to 9:00 pm

The course meets the requirements of the Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP). Please pre-register by calling 222-9595.

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Gun Safety Week

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 9:26am

[img_assist|nid=343727|title=Gun Safety Week|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=106]The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the community to participate again in the annual Gun Safety Week during the week of June 20th through 25th, including national [:node/343591|“Ask Day”] on June 21st. The purpose of the Washtenaw County Gun Safety Week is to educate and raise awareness about issues related to gun safety and encourage responsible gun ownership.

The annual Gun Safety Week Press Conference will be on June 20th at 10:00 a.m. in front of the [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/sheriff|Sheriff’s Office] main entrance, 2201 Hogback Road, Ann Arbor, MI. All of the Law Enforcement agencies in Washtenaw County will send representatives. If you work for a community and/or mental health agency, and would like to be included as a partner, please call Kathy Wyatt at 734.973.4613 to confirm.

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National "Ask" Day - June 21

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:37pm

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The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is holding their annual Gun Safety Week from June 20-25. This week was chosen because June 21 is [http://www.askingsaveskids.org/|National “Ask” Day (“Asking Saves Kids”)] which encourages parents to help prevent gun injuries and deaths to our children by asking relatives, friends, and neighbors where families and children visit and play if guns are in the home, and if so, are they secured safely so that they cannot be accessed by children or young people. The Sheriff’s Dept. has information available about gun safety and free gun safety locks available. Call 734-973-4613 to find out more.

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Teens Using Drugs: Education Series

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 12:25pm

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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" convenes in June and then takes a break for the summer. This is a free, two-part series that will be presented from 7:30-9:00 pm Tuesday, June 7th (part one, "What to Know"), and Tuesday, June 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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Nature Walk at Black Pond Woods Thursday evening, June 2

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 8:33am

[img_assist|nid=343207|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=75]Join us tonight for an informative nature walk from 7:00-8:30pm as part of the partnership between AADL and [:http://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/NAP/Pages/NaturalAreaPreservation.aspx|Natural Area Preservation]!

Black Pond Woods Nature Area is a 34-acre woodland located north of Leslie Science and Nature Center. It was named for a small, vernal pond that was carved by receding glaciers and was named for the dark color of the water caused by tannins and acids from leaf litter. The nature area features several distinctive habitats, including a wet meadow. The raptor cages at LSNC make visiting this park a special treat! Natural Area Preservation will be holding a [:http://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/NAP/volunteering/Pages/CurrentVolunteerOpportunities.aspx|Stewardship Workday] at Black Pond Woods on Sunday, June 5.

The nature walks take place each month throughout the summer and fall. For this one, we'll meet in the LSNC parking lot. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and bug spray if desired. AADL will have some of our [:http://www.aadl.org/sciencetools|science tools] available to use on the walk, too!

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Teens! Volunteer at the AADL this summer!

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

[img_assist|nid=317116|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100] 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 [:http://a2caf.com/|Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival] and the [:http://www.detroitcircus.info/|Detroit Circus’] performance at the AADL!

Visit www.aadl.org/teenvolunteer 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 teenvolunteer@aadl.org or call (734) 327-8326. See you this summer!