Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Library Resources for Learning About the Film Industry

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

Learn About Downloadable Media!

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

New on the Fiction and Mystery Shelf, February 18

Here's a sampling of some of the latest fiction and mystery novels on our new book shelves:

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

Learn Paper Quilling!

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

Library Closed for Presidents' Day

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

Learn to Make a Cigar Box Purse

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

Macomb Book Fair is Saturday, February 7

Have you ever read a book and then wished you could discuss it with the author? The Macomb Book Fair and Writers Conference is your oppportunity to do just that! More than a dozen published authors from the Detroit area will present free workshops at the library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 7. A special feature of the program will be the luncheon keynote presentation by romance/mystery writing team Tori Carrington. Participants may also sit down to chat with Paula Tutman, Ike McKinnon, and Melanie Scott. View our complete schedule of events, participant's list and registration for by checking out our Book Fair web site. Sign up for sessions with your favorite authors, and we'll see you at the Book Fair!