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Interest: Seniors & Caregivers

Back to school is not just for kids

Published: October 1, 2018

Its never too late to learn new skills, expand your knowledge, and keep your brain healthy. 


NoveList Plus

Trusted source of read-alike recommendations to help kids and adults find books that are just right for their reading level and interest.

MyHeritage: Library Edition

One of the largest genealogy databases of its kind, with over 6 billion historical records from the U.S. and around the world.

HealthSource: Consumer Edition

HealthSource: Consumer Edition is a database that contains consumer health magazines.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a database that contains medical encyclopedias, books, and magazine articles.

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch is a database that uses complementary, holistic, integrated approaches.

You’re Invited to our 150th Birthday Party!

Published: August 27, 2018

Celebrate 150 years of library service to the community with music, kids activities, history, and cake!


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The Caregiver Coffeebreak: Q & A with Breeda Miller

Published: July 8, 2018

Caregivers face many challenges and Breeda Miller knows how that feels.  In her new book, “The Caregiver Coffeebreak- Take a Break Before You Break”, Breeda provides a soft spot for caregivers dealing with the frustration, exhaustion, and isolation of being a caregiver.  Noted for her work supporting those in the “Sandwich Generation”, she addresses the needs of those caring for elderly, frail parents and children still at home. Breeda answered some questions as a preview to her program at the Whittaker Branch on Thursday, July 26th at 7pm. Q: What inspired you to become an author? A:  I wrote the …


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New Tech Brings Web Browsing to Visually Impaired Patrons

Published: June 18, 2018

New adaptive technology stations remove barriers to online browsing for blind and visually impaired patrons.


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Ride the bus free on weekends this summer with your library card!

Published: June 15, 2018

Every Saturday and Sunday from June 16 to August 26, library cardholders can ride any of TheRide local fixed-route buses for free. Just show the driver your library card!


Help with Home Repairs and Maintenance

Published: May 31, 2018

Neighborhood Senior Services supports seniors, age 60 and older, who want to stay in their homes with added support from services and programs. Cost–sharing contributions are requested, but no one is turned away based upon ability to pay. They offer a variety of household chores and repairs, some of which are: basic plumbing installation of grab bars lawn mowing gutter cleaning construction of access ramps Neighborhood Senior Services is funded in part by the Federal Older Americans Act and the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging through the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. Funding is also received from Washtenaw …


How Does Living Longer Sound?

Published: May 30, 2018

Aging is inevitable but many of us strive to hold it at bay as long as possible.  Bestselling author Barbara Ehrenreich considers society’s attitude toward aging and our desire to prolong life in her new book “Natural Causes:  an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer”.  Ehrenreich has called herself a “mythbuster” and written books examining the positive-thinking movement, middle-class job insecurity, and low-wage work in America.  Read a conversation with the 76 year-old author about her latest book on Next Avenue.


Downsizing the Family Home: Q & A with Liz Firek

Published: April 3, 2018

Whether you are moving to a smaller home or are just looking to simplify your life, Liz Firek talks about how to decide what to do with your stuff.


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Tools for Living Kits

Live better with hands-on resources for older adults


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What is Creative Aging?

Published: February 6, 2018

Research on the aging process has shown that participating in the arts contributes to positive aging, promoting personal growth, enhanced well-being, and social engagement. Dr Gene Cohen’s landmark study on Arts and Aging illuminates how the creative arts promotes healthier aging. YDL has embraced this idea by offering several creative aging workshops for those 55 years and older. Local professional artists partner with the library to offer free instructional programs that build skills in the arts through participatory workshops and culminate in a public sharing. Recent courses in the Creative Aging series have included: Acrylic Painting: with artist Debra Golden Photography: with Jennifer …


Techboomers: quality, up-to-date information and tutorials

Published: February 5, 2018

The Internet is changing our world. Techboomers can help you keep up. This free educational website teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.