Monday, December 21, 2009
Outdoor bookdrops will be open near the north (parking lot) entrance to the library while we are closed, and will be emptied by library staff during the holiday break.
As always, our online catalog, databases, media download center and digital archive will be available 24/7 from our web site.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Here's a sampling of CDs just added to the new music shelf:
The Fall / Nora Jones
The Fame Monster / Lady Gaga
The Circle / Bon Jovi
Play On / Carrie Underwood
Lady Antebellum / Lady Antebellum
Rated R / Rihanna
Battle Studies / John Mayer
Eco / Leona Lewis
She Wolf / Shakira
Search our online catalog any time to find other music sound recordings.
Friday, December 11, 2009
To register, click here or phone the library at 586-469-6200.
To find out about our plans for the Winter/Spring 2010 scrapbooking programs, read the latest edition of our library newsletter.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Mount Clemens Public Library is the proud recipient of The National Endowment for the Humanities' new Picturing America initiative. Picturing America provides an innovative way for citizens of all ages to explore the history and character of America through some of our nation's great works of art.
As one of the public libraries selected nationwide to receive the program, we now have high quality reproductions of American masterpieces on exhibit in the library throughout the year. Every two months, we display a different themed portion of the exhibit on the main floor of the library near the south (Cass Avenue) entrance. For the months of December and January, the exhibit theme is "leadership." For more information on the program, visit the Picturing America website. Picturing America is distributed by the NEH in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA).
Monday, December 7, 2009
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in observance of Pearl Harbor Day. We honor the lives lost in the attack 68 years ago today, on December 7, 1941, and salute our service men and women who serve today at locations around the world.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Our independent panel of judges selected Sarah's essay on Mount Clemens history from among those submitted by high school students.
Sarah is seventeen years old and is in the twelfth grade at Lutheran High School North. Her essay discusses changes that have occurred in a Mount Clemens neighborhood over the lifetime of one tree planted in 1889. Sarah received a certificate of achievement and a cash prize donated by Lorelei Maison Rockwell, who sponsors the essay contest in memory of her late mother, Elizabeth Blay Maison Schelling.
You may read Sarah's winning essay by clicking here.
Joshua is twelve years old and is in the seventh grade at Mount Clemens Junior High School. His essay discusses the landmark sign at the Gibraltar Trade Center and the prior use of the location as the Mount Clemens Race Track and as an early harness racing track in the 1920s. Joshua received a certificate of achievement and a cash prize donated by Lorelei Maison Rockwell, who sponsors the essay contest in memory of her late mother, Elizabeth Blay Maison Schelling.
You may read Joshua's winning essay by clicking here.
Monday, November 30, 2009
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Army Sergeant Daniel A. Frazier of St. Joseph who died November 19 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, alongside one of his comrades while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Frazier, age 25, died from injuries suffered when a suicide car-bomber attacked his unit. He was assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Sgt. Frazier had previously served in Afghanistan from January 2007 to April 2008. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 30, at Michiana Christian Embassy in Niles, Michigan, with burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Outside bookdrops will be available near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building for return of library materials during holiday hours. Even when the library is closed, you may still access our online catalog, digital archive, database menu, events calendar, and media download center.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Beach Boys Christmas Album (CD HOLIDAY BEACH)
Christmas With Pavarotti and Carreras (CD HOLIDAY
Contemporary Holiday Classics (CD HOLIDAY CONTEMPORARY)
The Irish Tenors Home For Christmas (CD HOLIDAY IRISH)
A Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live (CD HOLIDAY
A Motown Christmas (CD HOLIDAY MOTOWN)
Rejoice! A String Quartet Christmas (CD HOLIDAY REJOICE)
Friday, November 13, 2009
Even when the library is closed, you may still access our online catalog, digital archive, database menu, events calendar, and media download center.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
To register, phone the library at 586-469-6200, or click here. Now is a great time to make those special, personalized holiday gifts for family and friends.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Mount Clemens Public Library is proud to host the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial this week. Presented by Chapter 154, Vietnam Veterans of America, the Memorial is a tribute to the more than 2,600 Michigan men and women who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The Memorial will be on display on the main floor of the library during all regular library business hours now through Friday, November 13. Members of VVA Chapter 154 will be on hand during many of those hours to answer questions and interpret the exhibit for the public.
You are invited to visit, to contemplate the names on these panels, and to give honor to those who served. While the Memorial is in the library, we ask that all of our visitors help us to maintain an atmosphere of quiet dignity in the library by keeping conversations low and silencing cell phones. Your expressions of respect are appreciated.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Copies of Mount Clemens city directories may be consulted in the library's genealogy and local history room. Thanks to library staff member Heather McCallister who is doing the data entry for this project.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Army Specialist Brandon K. Steffey of Sault Ste Marie who died in Laghman province, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Steffey, age 23, died October 25 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 178th Military Police Detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade, 111 Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tickets are now on sale at the library for the Bath City Association's 7th Annual Mount Clemens Christmas Walk. The event will take place on Friday, December 11, with tours running every ten minutes between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to view the interiors and holiday decorations at some of the city's most beautiful homes, and to enjoy holiday music and refreshments at the Anton Art Center.
Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased at the library check-out desk during all regular library business hours.
Monday, October 26, 2009
University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical GardensYou may check out a voucher for free admission to a participating venue using your library card. Passes are good for one week from the date of checkout, but are not valid for use by groups. There is a limit of one pass per library cardholder per week.
Troy Museum and Historic Village
Paint Creek Center for the Arts
For more information and program rules, visit the Museum Adventure Pass web site.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Meanwhile, you can learn more about how to make social networking sites work for you by checking out one of these titles from the library's new book shelves:
Facebook Me!: A Guide to Having Fun With Your Friends and Promoting Your Projects on Facebook / Dave Awl. (004.69 AWL)
Twitter: Tips, Tricks, and Tweets / Paul McFedries. (006.76 MCF)
I'm on LinkedIn -- Now What? / Jason Abla. (650.14 ABL)
Marketing to the Social Web: How Digital Communities Build Your Business / Larry Weber. (658.872 WEB)
The Social Media Bible / Lon Safko. (685.872 SAF)
If you already use Facebook, you can join the library's social network by visiting Mount Clemens Public Library's Facebook page. Click here to view our page and become a fan - you'll see all of the latest library announcements in your Facebook account.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Students in grades 6-12 are reminded that the deadline for entering the Elizabeth Blay Maison Schelling Local History Writing Contest is Friday, October 30. The contest is open to students attending any public, private, parochial or home school within the boundaries of the Mount Clemens School District/Mount Clemens Public Library District. Division I is for students in grades 6-8, and Division II is for students in grades 9-12.
Essays must be no less than 500 and no more than 1000 words, and must discuss a person, event, place or building related to the history of Macomb County or one of its communities. Contestants are encouraged to use libraries and museums to conduct research. Essays must be submitted to the library by Friday, October 30. A three-judge panel will select one winning entry in each division, and the winners will each receive a $500 cash prize donated by Lorelei Maison Rockwell. Contestants must pick up an official contest flyer with complete rules and guidelines for submission at the library.
Our sponsor, Lorelei Maison Rockwell, has donated these prizes in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Blay Maison Schelling, whose photo is shown here.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Scrapbookers of all experience levels are welcome. To register, click here or phone 586-469-6200.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Army Sergeant Christopher T. Griffin of Kincheloe who died in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Griffin, age 24, died October 3 alongside seven of his comrades when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenades, and indirect fires. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Sergeant Griffin was posthumously upgraded from Specialist to Sergeant.
Monday, October 12, 2009
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Army Specialist Paul E. Andersen of Dowagiac who died in Baghdad, Iraq, while on active duty supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Andersen, age 49, died October 1 from injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his camp using indirect fire. He was assigned to the 855th Quartermaster Company, South Bend, Indiana.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Stations will be set up to learn new embellishments and techniques. Some of these stations will be hot glue embellishments, torn paper strip collage, paper marbling and stamping with paint & bleach. We will also have an idea center with books, magazines, internet access and great DVDs to watch.
Coffee, tea & water will be provided as well as a potluck snack/dessert table so please bring something to share. Bring your lunch or eat at one of our local restaurants. Menus from local eateries will also available for carry-out or delivery orders.
You can register by calling the library (586) 469-6200 or by clicking here. Call the library and ask for Cathy if you have any questions. If you are attending with friends let us know and we will reserve tables together for your group. Space is limited to so please reserve your spot soon!
Friday, October 2, 2009
The date for session 3 of our "Quick Refresher for Adults Returing to School" has been changed. This session on basic computer skills was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m., and will now be held on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. The dates of sessions 1 & 2, on basic writing skills and basic math skills, remain unchanged.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The Last Song / Nicholas Sparks
The Perfect Christmas / Debbie Macomber
13 1/2 / Nevada Barr
Chasing the Bear / Robert B. Parker
Bright-sided / Barbara Ehrenbach
The Scarpetta Factor / Patricia Cornwell
To use our Media Download Center, click here. You will need your library card number to log in. Happy listening!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
To search the index, click here.
Monday, September 21, 2009
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin P. Castiglione of Howell who died in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Petty Officer Castiglione, age 21, died September 3 from injuries sustained while supporting combat operations. He served as a Navy hospitalman, the Navy equivalent of an Army medic. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
In accord with an executive order issued by Governor Jennifer Granholm, the library's flags are flying at half-staff today in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Governor Granholm encourages all citizens of Michigan to remember those who were impacted by this tragedy.
“Let each of us take a moment of silence to reflect on and remember the tragedy of September 11,” Granholm said. “In our reflections, let us honor the memories of the victims and heroes of that day and keep their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. Let us also embrace our great patriotic spirit that continues to unify and strengthen our country.”
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Private First Class Eric W. Hario of Monroe who died August 29 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Hario, age 19, died from injuries sustained from small arms fire on August 28 while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (beginning Sunday, September 13)
During the holiday weekend, the library's electronic services will still be available around the clock, including our online library catalog, media download center, and digital media archive. Drop boxes for the return of library materials will be open near the north (parking lot) library entrance and will be emptied by library staff during the holiday weekend.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Macomb County Church Records Index may be searched by clicking here.
Friday, August 28, 2009
In accordance with an order by President Barack Obama, the library's flags are flying at half-staff until August 30 to honor the memory of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, who died this week.
Senator Kennedy will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, August 29.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Today the library's flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Corporal Nicholas R. Roush of Middleville who died August 16 in Herat, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Corporal Roush, age 22, died from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg. N.C.
His funeral services will be held today in Middleville. Corporal Roush was the son of Robert and Donna Roush of Middleville.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Our thanks to Brenda Miller and Karen Lee Hemme-Rogers who direct the funeral home project and have donated countless hours to transcribing these records, to the management of the Bagnasco-Calcaterra funeral homes for allowing access to their records, and to Ann Faulkner, who maintains the master index.
The Macomb County Funeral Home Records Master Index may be searched at:
(AOL users, remember turn off your pop-up blocking software or use a different browser to access).
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Mount Clemens Public Library was founded in 1865 and celebrates its 144th year of service to the community during 2009. Since we've been around so long, we were wondering which book on our shelves has been in the library the longest, and we think we've found it. In our Michigan history storage collection is a volume entitled Michigan in the War, a history of our state's participation in the American Civil War. The cover of this book bears an embossed stamp that reads "Union School District Library, Mt. Clemens." This was our name back when the public library was located in the Union School building (near where Macomb School is today) and was administered by the Board of Education. Inside the book is an inscription indicating that the book was donated to the library by Edgar Weeks. Weeks was a Mount Clemens attorney who served as an officer in the Twenty-Second Michigan Volunteer Infantry regiment during the Civil War. After the war, he served as Macomb County prosecuting attorney and probate judge, and as a congressman from Michigan's 7th congressional district.
This book is not only an interesting history of our state and nation, it is part of our library's history as well.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
For more information on the program, visit the Picturing America website. Picturing America is distributed by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA).
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
To see an updated list of all of our microfilmed newspaper holdings, click here.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Are you cleaning out closets, shelves and storage places? Have you accumulated more books than you have space for? If so, please consider donating your used books to the library. Donated items that are appropriate for the library's collection may be added to our shelves, and the remainder are sorted by our volunteer book sale coordinator and sold at our annual used book sale. Proceeds from the used book sale fund library programs, services, and new materials purchases. It's a great way to recycle those books.
If you would like to donate your used books to the library, you may drop them off at the check-out desk any time during regular library business hours. While you're at it, don't forget that the library also recycles ink jet printer cartridges and old cell phones, so bring those along as well.
Your public library and your planet thank you!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Teens ages 11-19 (both boys and girls!) are invited to join us on Monday evening, August 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for our teen scrapbooking program. Participants will make a special memory album. Bring 10-12 pictures of one special event or memory (examples would be a vacation, prom, sporting event, party, pets or friends). Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring paper and stickers that coordinate with your chosen theme.
This program is free, but registration is required. To register, telephone the library at 586-469-6200 or click here to register online.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Staff Sgt. Timothy A. David of Gladwin, who died June 28 in Sadr City, Iraq, while on active duty supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Staff Sgt. David, age 28, died from injuries sustained earlier in Baghdad, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
This was Staff Sgt. David’s 6th tour of duty, having previously served twice in Afghanistan and was completing his 4th tour of duty in Iraq. Funeral services will be held at Beaverton High School in Beaverton, Michigan, on Wednesday with burial in St. Andrews Cemetery in Saginaw. He was the son of Michael and Linda David of Beaverton.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Fort Apache (1948)
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
Three Godfathers (1948)
The Searchers (1956)
They Were Expendable (1945)
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)
The three non-Western films in the set have military settings, and They Were Expendable is regarded by some as the greatest World War II picture ever.
For other feature films available from our DVD collection, search our online library catalog. For downloadable video, visit our media download center.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The library will be CLOSED from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday weekend. Normal library hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6. You may return library materials in the outside book drops located near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building. These book drops will be emptied by library staff throughout the weekend. As always, the library's electronic services, including our online catalog, databases and media download center will be available for use around the clock.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Bob had a keen interest in writing and storytelling, and led two writing groups at the library, where he encouraged participants to bring the element of human experience into the documentation of their personal and family histories. He also participated in the Mount Clemens Raconteurs storytelling group, and led a workshop on memoir writing at our 2008 Macomb Book Fair.
Bob Bauer was generous to the library both with his time and with his treasure, and made frequent donations for the enhancement of the local history and genealogy collection of Mount Clemens Public Library. These gifts will continue to benefit library patrons for years to come. He will be fondly remembered by all of his friends and colleagues at the library and within the local genealogy and storytelling communities.
We will miss you, Bob, but we will simply consider this milestone as marking the beginning of another chapter in your ongoing story.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Your public library participates in the Museum Adventure Pass program, presented by Macy's. This free program is a great way to have summer vacation fun close to home, at little or no cost. Visit the library and use your library card to check out a pass to one of 29 area museums or cultural centers. The pass, which is good for seven days from the date of checkout, allows either two or four free admissions to the museum venue. Here's a sampling of area attractions that participate in the program:
Detroit Institute of Arts
Ford Rouge Factory Tour
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
Detroit Historical Museum
Cranbrook House and Gardens
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The library has a limited number of passes per week for each venue, so all passes may not be available at all times for some of the most popular attractions. In accordance with program rules, passes are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved in advance.
For more details and a complete list of participating museums, visit the Museum Adventure Pass web site.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tickets: plane, train, theme parks, theatre, museums, etc.
Brochures and programs
Foreign currency or postage stamps
Receipts for purchases and expenses
Paper napkins, placemats, coasters and matchbooks
You may register for the September 15 scrapbooking session by telephoning the library at 586-469-6200, or by clicking here. Have a great summer!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Relentless / Dean Koontz [audiobook download]
Heartless / Diana Palmer [audiobook download]
The Last Secret / Mary McGarry Morris [audiobook download, MP3 compatible]
6 Killer Bodies / Stephanie Bond [audiobook download]
The Story Sisters / Alice Hoffman [audiobook download]
The Scarecrow / Michael Connelly [audiobook download]
KnockOut / Catherine Coulter [audiobook download]
This new service offers a catalog of talking books and music and video selections, all of which are available for free download to your personal computer or portable device. To use this new service, you need:
--a current and valid library card from Mount Clemens Public Library or one of our media group partners
--your own personal computer, laptop, or portable device with access to the Internet (dial-up is not recommended for using this service)
--a copy of the free download management software loaded on your personal computer
When you visit the download site, you will find a handy quick start guide and FAQ link on the left side of the page. This information will guide you through the process of downloading and installing the free software, and tell you which types of portable devices are supported. Once you have the software, you can select items, place them in your cart, and check out (the service works in a manner similar to Amazon.com and many other online shopping sites). After you have checked out with your library card, your items will be available for download and you will have exclusive use of them to the end of the loan period, at which time they will be automatically returned to the library collection and made available for other users. No overdue fees, ever! If a title you want is already checked out to another user, you can place a hold on it, just as you do for regular library material, and you will be notified via e-mail when the item is returned to the digital collection and becomes available for your use.
Click here to go to our Media Download Center!
Friday, June 5, 2009
We are getting creative at Mount Clemens Library and our summer programs this year are awesome. We open with Magician Joel Tacey's Circus Creatus on Thursday, June 18 at 1 p.m. Joel combines magic, music, art and juggling into an exciting and family fun show. Storyteller Loretta Vitek will dazzle us with "Deliciously Dramatic Dragons" on Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m.
Three especially creative programs are all on Tuesdays at 1 p.m: June 30 come to our Patriotic Costume Party dressed as your favorite American or American Symbol. July 7 "Get Musical" and bring anything you think you can make into a musical instrument. July 14 we will have "Creative Play". We will play games, do a play, play with Legos, or play with words. Let your imagination loose to create something special.
Naturalist Julie Champion from MetroBeach will show us "Mother Nature's Paint Box" on Tuesday, July 21 at 1 p.m. Then on July 28 at 1 p.m our summer programs close with ventriloquist Richard Paul's "Fantastically Funny Family Entertainment Show".
We're looking forward to seeing you throughout the summer!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
As one of the public libraries selected nationwide to receive the program, we now have high quality reproductions of American masterpieces which will be on exhibit in the library throughout the coming year. Every two months, we will display a different themed portion of the exhibit on the main floor of the library near the south (Cass Avenue) entrance. For the months of June and July, the exhibit theme is "creativity and ingenuity," in keeping with our summer reading club theme.
For more information on the program, visit the Picturing America website. Picturing America is distributed by the NEH in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA).
Monday, June 1, 2009
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday - Closed
The library's electronic services will remain available around the clock, seven days a week. This includes our online library catalog, which allows users to check the status of their library accounts, place holds on materials, or renew items. Also available any time are the media download center for downloading talking books, videos and music; our electronic databases, including millions of full-text magazine and newspaper articles from a vast selection of publications; and our digital media archive, containing more than 7,000 historic photos, documents and maps relating to our local history.
As always, book drops are available near the north (parking lot) entrance to the library building for return of materials during hours that the library is closed.
Enjoy your summer!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Our thanks to Carolyn Horton for all of the hours she contributed to index this decade. Our index total now stands at over 189,000 records.
The Macomb County Obituary Index may be searched at by clicking here.
(AOL users should turn off pop-up blockers or use another browser to access this index).
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The library will be CLOSED from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day federal holiday. Normal library hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. You may return library materials in the outside book drops located near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building. These book drops will be emptied by library staff throughout the weekend. As always, the library's electronic services, including our online catalog, databases and media download center will be available for use around the clock.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Please join us for an evening of scrapbooking fun at Mount Clemens Public Library. The program will start on Tuesday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. with an open crop. Bring your scrapbook supplies and you will have a table of your own for 4 hours. This week the entire evening will be dedicated to shabby scrapbooking. Bring any embellishments, paper, stickers or anything else you can imagine to put on your page. A sewing machine will be available. To find out more about what shabby scrapbooking is like, look at the website www.shabbyscrapdesigns.com. As always, you can work on your own projects if this doesn’t interest you.
Register by calling the library at (586) 469-6200 or click here to register online.
The library has been very fortunate to receive a donation for our scrapbooking & craft programs. With these funds we have purchased some basic scrapbooking tools that will be available for everyone’s use. These items include a 12-inch paper cutter, a paper tearer, decorative scissors, punches, alphabet stamps & ink pads, a Fiskars shape cutter with seven templates and embossing supplies.
Join the fun!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
First Family by David Baldacci
Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark
Deadlock by Iris Johansen
Bright Futures by Stuart Kaminsky
The Secret by Beverly Lewis
Runner by Thomas Perry
The Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick
As always, you can search our online catalog anytime for other titles in our collection.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Macomb County Health Department
Centers for Disease Control Swine Flu Update
Michigan H1N1 Influenza Information Center
These sites are being updated constantly with the latest available information.
You may also want to watch this brief video from the CDC, in which Dr. Joe Bresee of the Center's Influenza Division explains the symptoms of swine flu and the warning signs that signal the need for medical attention. (High-speed Internet access is recommended for viewing this video).
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Macomb County Funeral Home Records Master Index database is an online index to funeral home record transcriptions from a growing number of funeral homes that served Macomb County, as well as some areas of Wayne and Oakland County. With this update, the index now includes over 80,000 entries. Transcribed records are available for viewing in the library in book form. The master index is available for online searching anytime by clicking here.
Our thanks to Karen Rogers and Brenda Miller who direct the funeral home record project and have donated countless hours of transcription time to it, and to Ann Faulkner, who maintains the master index for us. Karen and Brenda would also like to extend their thanks to the management of the Bagnasco-Calcaterra Funeral Home, who provided access to the Eppens-Van DeWeghe records.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Learn more about this conflict and the way that it served as a prelude to world war on Tuesday, April 28, when Robert M. Carlson will present a lecture entitled "Spanish Civil War: Dress Rehearsal for World War II." Bob, who has been interested in that war since childhood, delves into the history of the Spanish Civil War and the after effects of thirty-five years of oppressive rule by dictator Francisco Franco.
This free program will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the library auditorium, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for an interesting and thought-provoking look at this turbulent period in 20th century history.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
The Digital Media Archive was launched in March 2003 to make local history materials from member libraries' special collections available to the public in digital format. In keeping with the cooperative's philosophy of building better resources through sharing, the Digital Media Archive was designed with a regional approach to local history in mind. In addition to sections for each community's history, the archive includes divisions for items relating to regional waterways, regional transportation, and regional military affairs. Some participating libraries have also loaded material in cooperation with their local historical agencies and museums. The result is an unparalleled public repository of historical resources for Macomb County communities and their near neighbors.
The archive currently contains approximately 7,000 digital items, including photographs, documents, maps and videos, and continues to grow. It has been used by local libraries to support research and to answer questions received from media, government officials, students, historical organizations and researchers both local and distant. The archive is hosted and administered by the Suburban Library Cooperative and is freely available for searching via the Internet at www.libcoop.net/archive.
We invite you to visit and experience the rich variety of material that the archive has to offer. Remember to turn off your pop-up blocking software or toolbars while searching the archive, as most pop-up blockers prevent archive images from opening when retrieved.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Easter will be here before you know it, and if you'd like some fresh ideas for holiday crafts and cookery, the library can help! Join us on Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. when Cathy Cook will teach you how to turn an ordinary cupcake into a miniature masterpiece using frosting, candy and other edible items. Bring along 6 unfrosted cupcakes, 1 package of graham crackers, and one can of vanilla frosting, tinted green. The program is free, but registration is required. Click here to register, or phone the library at 586-469-6200.
You are also invited to check the library shelves for these useful titles:
Holiday Eggs by Georgeanne Brennan (641.675 BRE)
Great Book of Egg Decorating by Grazie Buttafuoco (745.5944 BUT)
Decorated Eggs by Ruby Brown (745.5499 BRO)
Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs With Wax & Dye by Jan Pollak (745.5944 POL)
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Teens are invited to learn how to turn old, used compact discs into a stylish wall hanging that showcases favorite memories. Just bring 5-6 photos to the program, and all other supplies will be provided. Our scrapbook wall hanging workshop will be held on Monday, March 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program is free, but registration is required. Click here to register, or phone the library at 586-469-6200.
Friday, March 6, 2009
First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh
Death of a Witch by M.C. Beaton
Heart & Soul by Maeve Binchy
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
The Second Opinion by Michael Palmer
Night & Day by Robert B. Parker
The Renegades by T. Jefferson Parker
Run for Your Life by James Patterson
Promises in Death by J.D. Robb
You may check our online catalog for other titles by clicking here.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Join us for the next installment in our craft series, when artist Karen Edie will demonstrate how to take a simple, discarded cardboard tape roll and transform it into art-to-wear by making a beautiful bangle bracelet. Bring any embellishments or decorative items you would like to include in your project. The program will be held on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register by clicking here, or phone the library at 586-469-6200.
Monday, March 2, 2009
You are invited to visit our brand-new Media Download Center which officially launches today! This new web site offers a catalog of talking books and music and video selections, all of which are available for free download to your personal computer or portable device. To use this new service, you need:
--a current and valid library card from Mount Clemens Public Library or one of our media group partners
--your own personal computer, laptop, or portable device with access to the Internet (dial-up is not recommended for using this service)
--a copy of the free download management software loaded on your personal computer
When you visit the new site, you will find a handy quick start guide and FAQ link on the left side of the page. This information will guide you through the process of downloading and installing the free software, and tell you which types of portable devices are supported. Once you have the software, you can select items, place them in your cart, and check out (the service works in a manner similar to Amazon.com and many other online shopping sites). After you have checked out with your library card, your items will be available for download and you will have exclusive use of them to the end of the loan period, at which time they will be automatically returned to the library collection and made available for other users. No overdue fees, ever! If a title you want is already checked out to another user, you can place a hold on it, just as you do for regular library material, and you will be notified via e-mail when the item is returned to the digital collection and becomes available for your use.
If you would like a demonstration of the Media Download Center and how to use it, please join librarian Kristy Taormina for a live demonstration on Tuesday, March 10 at 3 p.m. or Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. No registration is necessary.
To visit our new service, click here, or use the link on the library's web site, here.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Are you thinking about a career in Michigan's growing film industry? As more films are made on location here, and production facilities are built, trained workers will be needed. The library has several new books to help you learn more about this field, so look for these items on the new nonfiction shelf:
What I Really Want to do on Set in Hollywood / by Brian Dzyak. (791.4302 DZY)
The Truth About Being an Extra / by Jo Kelly. (791.4302 KEL)
Back to One: The Complete Move Extra's Guidebook / by Cullen Chambers. (791.4302 CHA)
Getting That Job in Hollywood, the Motion Picture, Cable & Television Industry (and What the Jobs Are) / by Steven Browne (791.4302 BRO)
Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set / by Tony Bill. (791.403 BIL)
The following items have been ordered and will be available soon:
Film and Television: An All-in-One Guide to Navigating Toward a New Career / by S.J. Stratford.
Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit / by Squire Fridell.
Macomb Community College's Center for Continuing Education is now offering a film industry training program to prepare students for technical careers in the industry. Check out the course offerings by clicking here.
Friday, February 20, 2009
On March 2, Mount Clemens Public Library will launch its brand new downloadable media site, making talking books, music and video available to your personal computer, laptop or portable device. We are collaborating with five other libraries in the Suburban Library Cooperative to bring you this new service, and we want to show you how to use and enjoy it. Join adult services librarian Kristy Taormina for a live demonstration of our new media download site on Tuesday, March 10 at 3 p.m. or Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. Kristy will show you how to download the free software that you will need to access the service, and how to search and download media from our new site for your personal use. To use the media download center, you will need a library card in good standing from Mount Clemens, Romeo, Roseville, St. Clair Shores, New Baltimore, or Lenox Township libraries. The demo program is free and no registration is required.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
The Associate by John Grisham
Basketball Jones by E. Lynn Harris
A Darker Place by Jack Higgins
Eclipse by Richard North Patterson
Another Life by Andrew H. Vachss
Mounting Fears by Stuart Woods
As always, you may check for other titles anytime by visiting our online library catalog.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Our monthly scrapbooking open crop session on Tuesday, February 17 will feature instruction on the art of paper quilling. These rolled paper embellishments can add special detail to your pages and other projects. Our session will run from 5-9 p.m., and paper quilling instruction will begin at 6:30 p.m. You will need to bring a quilling tool and quilling strips. The program is free, but registration is required. To register, click here, or phone the library at 586-469-6200.
Monday, February 9, 2009
The library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 16 in observance of the Presidents' Day federal holiday. Outdoor book returns will be available near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building. The library's online catalog and databases are available 24/7 from our web site. Regular library hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17. Enjoy your holiday!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
You can be fashionable and learn a new craft at the same time by attending the next program in our craft series, entitled "Cigar Box Purses." Reusing and reclaiming objects for art projects is earth-friendly, fun, and very much in vogue, so join us on Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30 to try your hand at this wearable craft! Elizabeth Kincaid-White has debuted an exhibit of purses at the Detroit Institute of Arts and is willing to teach her tricks of the trade. There is an $8 supply fee, and each participant should bring a special photograph or meaningful embellishment to use as a decoration. Space in the program is limited, so registration is required. Click here to register online, or telephone the library at 586-469-6200.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Users should note that we have removed punctuation and spacing from the surname field. (For example, O'Hara is now OHara, and Van Horn is now VanHorn). Also, AOL users may have trouble accessing the index and are advised to use Internet Explorer or another browser to search the index.
Our thanks go out to Karen Brewer, Ann Faulkner, Mary Freer, Pat Hendrickson, Carolyn Horton, Sue Long, Audrey Morton and Herb Savage for their contributions to this update, as well as to Ann Parsons for all of the proofreading she had done on the index.
The Macomb County Obituary Index may be searched at http://offserv.libcoop.net/mtc/obitindex.asp
Monday, January 26, 2009
Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell
Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler
Black Ops by W.E.B. Griffin
Cruel Intent by J.A. Jance
Running Hot by Jayne Krentz
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
The Other Side of Silence by Bill Pronzini
You may search our online library catalog anytime for other titles in our library and in member libraries throughout the Suburban Library Cooperative.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Join us on Tuesday, January 27 at 12:00 noon when journalists Steve Miller and Andrea Billups will be here to discuss their new book, A Slaying in the Suburbs: The Tara Grant Murder. Miller and Billups covered the Grant murder investigation and subsequent trial in Macomb County, and will tell us about their experiences in reporting on this horrific and shocking crime.