Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Additional Newspaper Microfilms Now Available

A few weeks ago, Mount Clemens Public Library received the microforms collections held by the former Macomb County Library. These materials include microfilm of the Detroit News (1939-2008), Detroit Free Press (1955-2008) and New York Times (1851-2008), as well as several newspaper titles from Macomb County communities and a large periodical backfile. We are now pleased to announce that these films have been unpacked and are ready for public use. All Macomb County items, plus the Detroit News films, are available in the library's local history and genealogy room. The Detroit Free Press, New York Times, and the periodical backfiles are housed in storage areas and must be requested from a library staff member.

To see an updated list of all of our microfilmed newspaper holdings, click here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Recycle Those Books!

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

Scrapbooking for Teens

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

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

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

The Duke on DVD

The library has just added to our feature film DVD shelves a set of classic John Wayne movies. All eight films were directed by the legendary John Ford. Titles included are:

Fort Apache (1948)
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
Three Godfathers (1948)
Stagecoach (1939)
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

Holiday Hours

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!