Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Movies @ Your Library

You can enjoy your favorite holiday movies at home anytime by checking them out of the library's DVD collection. Here's just a sample of some of the old and new classics of the season now available for your viewing pleasure:

A Christmas Story
Christmas With the Kranks
Currier & Ives Christmas
Fred Claus
Home Alone
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
It's a Wonderful Life
I'll be Home for Christmas
Jingle All the Way
Little Drummer Boy
Miracle on 34th Street
Santa Clause
White Christmas

As always, you may search our entire collection anytime through our online library catalog by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Book Fair Sneak Preview

Here's another sneak peek at one of the sessions that will be offered at our Macomb Book Fair and Writers' Conference on Saturday, February 7:

"Promoting With a Publicist: How It Works," will be presented by Dennis Archambault.
You've written and published a manuscript and now it is time to promote it. Do you need help, or can you do the job yourself? Join publicist Dennis Archambault as he discusses the best approaches to promoting your novel.

Dennis Archambault began his career as a writer, photographer and editor before pursuing a career in public relations. He was manager of Marketing Communications for St. Joseph Hospital-Flint, director of Public Relations for Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, and director of Community Relations for the Detroit Medical Center.
He established Archambault Communications, based in Detroit, Michigan, in 1999, specializing in non-profit and cause-related organizations. His clients range from Midwest Eye-Banks and the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority to Central American Ministries, Alzheimer’s Association – Great Lakes Region, and author Karen White-Owens.
Archambault is also a free-lance writer and regular contributor to Model D and Metromode, online publications serving readers in Southeast Michigan, and Michigan Medicine, a magazine for physicians in Michigan. He has also written poetry and fiction.
Archambault has a bachelor’s of arts degree in English from John Carroll University and a master’s degree in Public Relations from Michigan State University.

You can see the complete Macomb Book Fair schedule on the book fair web site by clicking here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Making Ready for Thanksgiving

The library will CLOSE at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 and all day on Thursday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. In the meantime, here is a selection of library materials to help you make your holiday preparations special this year:

Tried & True Thanksgiving and Christmas: Top 200 Recipes by Allrecipes.com (641.586 TRI)
The Thanksgiving Table: Recipes and Ideas to Create Your Own Holiday Tradition by Diane Morgan (641.568 MOR)
Betty Crocker Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook: All You Need To Cook a Foolproof Dinner by Betty Crocker (641.568 CRO)
Thanksgiving 101: Celebrate America's Favorite Holiday with America's Thanksgiving Expert by Rick Rodgers (641.568)
Holiday Cooking With Kids: Recipes For Kids Ages 9-13 (641.568 KAT)
175 Easy-To-Do Thanksgiving Crafts by Sharon Dunn Umnik (J745.5941 ONE)
Crafts for Thanksgiving by Kathy Ross (J745.594 ROS)
Martha's Classic Thanksgiving by Martha Stewart [DVD videorecording] (DVD 641.568 MAR)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Cloth Library Totes Save Resources

Snowy weather is on the way, folks, so now is a great time to pick up one of our brand new cloth library tote bags. These handy bags will keep all of your library materials together and help protect them from nasty winter weather, too! More cost efficient and earth friendly than disposable bags, these totes also advertise your public library. The totes are now on sale at the checkout desk for $2.50 each. Stop by and get yours today!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Your Digital Television Questions Answered

Do you have questions about the upcoming transition to digital television broadcasting that will occur on February 17, 2009? Was your TV set manufactured before 1998? Do you already have cable or satellite service, or will you need a converter box? These and other questions about the DTV conversion will be answered for you on Monday, November 17 at 7 p.m., when Karole White and Larry Estlack of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters will join us to explain the digital television conversion and demonstrate the installation of a converter box. This program is free, so mark your calendar now.
In the meantime, you can read more about the DTV conversion on the Michigan DTV web site by clicking here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New on the Large Print Shelf, November 6

Here's a sampling of the latest books on our Large Print shelf:

The Gate House by Nelson DeMille
Dark Summer by Iris Johansen
Bones by Jonathan Kellerman
Rough Weather by Robert B. Parker
Against Medical Advice by James Patterson
A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry
Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods

Search our online catalog anytime for these and other library material by clicking here.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Book Fair Sneak Preview

It's not too soon to mark your calendar for our Macomb Book Fair and Writers' Conference, which will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2009. To whet your appetite, here's a preview of one of the sessions that will be offered:

"Necessary Evils – Editing and Grammar – Having Your Manuscript Edited For Publication," presented by Sharon M. Stanford
This workshop will explain what to expect from the editing process and how good editing can improve your chances of getting published. Participants will learn common mistakes that writers make and different types of editing. They will also receive resources and guides to improve their writing skills.

Sharon M. Stanford is a former President of the Detroit Writer’s Guild.  In 2000, Sharon won the Grand Prize in the Gertrude Johnson Williams Literary Contest for Ebony Magazine for her short story, “Fannie Lou’s Dream.” She has been a freelance writer for the Michigan Chronicle and was published in Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman’s Soul in 2004. In addition to conducting workshops and critiquing manuscripts, she is currently the senior editor for Aquarius Press, located in Detroit, Michigan, Sharon was mostly recently editor and contributor for It’s Worth the Struggle: Inspiration for Contemporary Writers, published in 2008.