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Model T Birthplace

The Ford Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit may be the most significant auto-heritage site in the world. In 1904 the Ford Motor Company built the Piquette plant as its first factory building. Here is where Henry Ford and his team built the first 12,000 Model Ts and many subsequent models. The Ford Piquette Avenue plant is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a State of Michigan Historic Site and a City of Detroit Historic District. The plant offers tours for the public.

Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009
Location:  Riverside Park, Ypsilanti

The 13th annual Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show displays orphan vehicles that are makes, not models, of cars, trucks, motorcycles that are no longer manufactured. A large percentage have been out of production for over fifty years. The show features a "pass-in-review" by make or group, with several automotive historians describing the vehicles as they pass by. A good chance to enjoy a bit of the outdoors while viewing the vintage vehicles!

Chilton's Car Repair Manual Online

 

ChiltonLibrary.com contains information for most of the popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus some coverage of specialty models. Just select a year, a make, and a model, and you can find valuable repair tips, diagrams, etc. to help make the car repair job that much easier. This database is accessible from all the library computers. Canton residents can log in from home with their Canton Public Library card number.

Ann Arbor Jackson Road Cruise

Date: May 16, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Jackson Road Boulevard, Ann Arbor
This 1st annual car cruise is a great event for any vehicular enthusiasts. Jackson Road is the "Old" US-12, the route from the Motor City to Chicago during the 1920s through the 1950s. Multiple hubs along the Boulevard display vehicles and clubs. Green and hybrid vehicles are on exhibit at the main hub. Cars may cruise the Boulevard for the public to see at set times for each hub. Free admission.

Check Your Car Prices!

Before you buy or sell a car, find out its value by visiting the website of Kelley Blue Book, which includes reviews and ratings as well as information on financing and insurance. Another trusty source is the N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides . For over 70 years, it has been America's largest publisher of used vehicle values. The website includes pricing information for automobiles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and boats.

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Edsel, the only child of Henry Ford I & Clara Bryant, married Eleanor Clay in 1916. The Fords began building their dream home in 1926 at Gaukler Pointe in Grosse Pointe Shores, a fashionable new suburb on Detroit's eastern boundary. The family moved in at Christmas 1929. Built along the shores of Lake St. Clair, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is an impressive yet unpretentious home featuring exquisite architecture by Albert Kahn and landscape design by Jens Jensen.

Basic Computer Maintenance

April 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Keep your computer healthy by performing routine maintenance. Learn to empty temporary Internet files, delete cookies, defragment the hard drive, use scandisk and disk cleanup, uninstall unwanted programs and more. Lecture and some Internet use. Prerequisite: Some computer knowlege.

MS Word I

April 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
 An introduction to basic word processing. Learn to create text, format, print and save in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboardking skills.

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA database contains 14 million U.S. businesses. You can search them by name, industry, SIC code, yellow page headings, geographic locations and more. Job seekers can research companies, industries, find contact names and addresses. The Residential database lists over 100 million US residents. It's an ideal tool to conduct market research, and locate friends and relatives.

Resume Creation & Job Search Online

April 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Need a professional-looking resume? This class teaches you to use the resume templates in MS Word. Also explore popular employment websites. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent

MS Word III

March 28, 9:30-11:30AM

Learn to create text boxes, multiple columns, column breaks, and manipulate paragraphs to make a newsletter using Microsoft Word 2007. Prerequisite: MS Word I and equivalent.

Excel Tips & Tricks

March 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Want to enhance your Excel productivity? Learn the latest tips and tricks in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Excel I or equivalent.

PowerPoint II

March 26, 9:30-11:30AM

Jazz up your presentations by adding motion and sound in Microsoft Powerpoint 2007. Prerequisite: PowerPoint I.

MS Word II

March 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Enhance a document by learning to add tables, headers and footers as well as symbols in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.

PowerPoint I

ComputersMarch 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn to create multimedia presentations in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Mouse and Word skills.