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Anthony Shadid Visits AADL

Fri, 10/20/2006 - 10:30am by TimG

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter [http://kellyaward.com/mk_award_popup/shadid_a.html| Anthony Shadid] will visit the Downtown Library on [:events/list?id=9204|Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm] to discuss his book [t:night draws near|Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War]. The program will include a booksigning with ample opportunity for discussion.

Shadid has a remarkable body of work as a reporter from Iraq - and this should be an exceptional event.

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Temporary Checkout History problem

Thu, 10/19/2006 - 6:15pm by eli

We're experiencing a small problem with display of checkout history for users of this feature. Rest assured, all your checkouts (if you've chosen to have them recorded) are completely safe, we've just disabled checkout history display until we get the problem solved. Thanks for your patience, and please let us know if you have any other questions or trouble. We should have access to your history restored soon.

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MeLCat is here!

Sat, 09/23/2006 - 5:43am by amy

The Ann Arbor District Library is pleased to announce the return of patron-initiated interlibrary loan service through the Michigan eLibrary Catalog (MeLCat), a statewide-shared catalog.

You may request interlibrary loans directly by going to [http://elibrary.mel.org/search|MeLCat]. There is also a link to MeLCat from the [:catalog/ill|Request ILL] page on our website.

All requests will require your name and library barcode (found on the back of your library card) and a pickup location of your choice.

When a book is ready for pickup you will receive a message similar to the one you receive now for AADL holds ready to be picked up. Books will be checked out at your pickup location for three weeks and be available for one three week renewal unless there is a request at the owning library. Renewals may be done through your online account, at any Circulation Desk, or by calling 327-4219.

Please let us know if you need more information about this service by going to [:contactus?|Contact Us] or asking at any of our public service desks.

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AADL brings you Revolution in the Streets

Thu, 08/31/2006 - 3:19pm by eli

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Dance Dance Revolution, that is! AADL will be hosting a DDR tournament as part of this Sunday's [http://www.aactmad.org/sa/dits.html|Dancing in the Streets] event in Downtown Ann Arbor. We'll be out there from 1:45-7:00 as part of the [http://www.aactmad.org/|Ann Arbor Council for Traditional Music and Dance's] yearly event, which this year will feature [http://www.dodworth.org/|The Dodworth Saxhorn Band], [http://www.porkjazz.com/|Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings], Saline's [http://www.fiddlersrestrung.com/|Fiddlers Restrung], the [http://www.umich.edu/~umtango/|UM Tango Club], [http://www.umich.edu/~swingaa/|Swing Ann Arbor], and much more! Read more for full details about the tournament and prizes...

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9/11 Exhibit Opens At AADL

Mon, 08/21/2006 - 4:31pm by TimG

What were YOU doing on the tragic date of September 11, 2001? This year marks the 5th anniversary of that eventful date in American history.

As a memorial to that day, and to the many lives that were lost, the Library announces [:http://www.artsandartists.org/documents/exhibitions/newyorkseptember11/2006-0827-TheAnnArborNews.pdf|New York, September 11th by Magnum Photographers], a stunning exhibition, on national tour, of 40 photographs from the world renowned photographic cooperative, [http://www.magnumphotos.com/c/Home_MAG.aspx|Magnum Photos].

Previously shown only at the New York Historical Society in 2001, months after the attacks, the exhibit will be on view through Wednesday, October 11 in the Downtown Library’s Multi-Purpose Room, lower level glass case exhibit area and Third Floor Exhibit spaces. The Ann Arbor District Library is the first stop on the national tour of this powerful exhibit.

A companion book [t:New York September 11|New York September 11] is also available at the Library.

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Northeast Building Project Approved by AA City Council

Fri, 08/11/2006 - 9:58am by josie

The site plan and rezoning request for the third branch building project for the Ann Arbor District Library, a replacement for the NEB located in Plymouth Mall, were both unanimously approved at the August 10 City Council meeting. Construction documents are being finalized and the project will be bid out over the next two months. Groundbreaking is expected to occur in late September or early October and we anticipate a Spring 2008 opening.

The new branch will be located at the southwest corner of Traverwood and Huron Parkway, 1/2 mile from the current NE library branch location. The site plan includes on street parking, covered parking under the building and parking in an exposed lot south of the building.

This library branch was designed by VanTine|Guthrie Studio and will be constructed by O'Neal Construction.

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Equipment for Sale

Mon, 08/07/2006 - 11:47am by amy

Check out [:aboutus/equipment_sale|our new "Equipment Sale" link] under the [:aboutus|About Us] section of our site.

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Help Shape Michigan's Transportation Future

Mon, 06/26/2006 - 9:20am by eli

The Michigan Department of Transportation and the State Library of Michigan, in conjunction with Public Libraries around the state, are giving you the opportunity to help MDOT set its priorities for transportation infrastructure development through 2030. You can take the MI Transportation Plan's short, one-page survey [http://secure.commentworks.com/slrp/|here], and let MDOT know what you think about road improvements, expansion, mass transit, safety, and more.

Additional information is also available at [http://michigan.gov/slrp]. Please note that your personal information is not required to participate in the survey, and be sure to tell them how you usually get to the library. Thanks for your participation!

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Pittsfield Branch Closed Friday Night

Fri, 05/26/2006 - 6:49pm by eli

Due to power outage, the [:aboutus/pittsfieldbranch | Pittsfield Branch] will be closed for the remainder of Friday, May 26th, and will reopen Saturday morning at 9 AM. Thanks for your patience!

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Pittsfield Branch Closed Monday and Tuesday

Thu, 05/18/2006 - 3:10pm by eli

Our new [:node/1592|Pittsfield Branch] will be getting the final paving on its parking lot this coming Monday and Tuesday, 5/22 and 5/23. Pittsfield Branch will be closed during this process and will reopen Wednesday 5/23. Please note that the dropbox will not be accessible during this period, and items can be returned to any other [:locations|AADL location].

Thanks for your patience as we apply the finishing touches.