Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Homes Tour Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the Mount Clemens Historical Commission's 16th Annual Homes Tour are now on sale at the library check-out desk. The event will be held on Saturday, June 20, and tours will leave the Roskopp parking lot every 20 minutes between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Don't miss this opportunity for a close-up view of some of Mount Clemens' architectural and historical gems. The Homes Tour is a very popular event, so purchase your tickets early to insure that your desired tour time is available.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Macomb County Obituary Index Updated

The Macomb County Genealogy Group and Mount Clemens Public Library are pleased to announce an update to the Macomb County Obituary Index. The latest update adds 7,213 new records, principally covering the decade of the 1940s from both the Mount Clemens newspapers and the South Macomb News.

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

Holiday Hours

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

Try Shabby Scrapbooking!

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

New on the Large Print Shelf, May 6

Here's a sampling of new titles recently added to our large print shelves:

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

Reliable Sources For Flu Information

The swine flu outbreak is dominating the news these days, and we all need to keep ourselves up-to-date on the spread of the virus and ways to avoid it. To make sure that you are getting your information from reliable, authoritative sources, try these sites:

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).