Monday, October 26, 2009

Museum Pass Program Begins Third Year

We are happy to announce that the Museum Adventure Pass Program sponsored by Macy's has been renewed for a third year. This year, we have 28 museum and cultural attractions particpating in the program, including these newcomers:
University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Shalom Street
Troy Museum and Historic Village
Paint Creek Center for the Arts
You 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.
For more information and program rules, visit the Museum Adventure Pass web site.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Social Networking - Get Connected!

Do you use Twitter? Facebook? Would you like to learn more about how these and other social networks can help you promote a project, business or organization, or perhaps how they might aid your job search? Join us on Tuesday, November 17 at 7 p.m. when author and marketing specialist Sylvia Hubbard will present "Social Networking - Get Connected!". The program is free, but registration is required. To register, click here or phone the library at 586-469-6200.

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

Local History Writing Contest for Students

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

Scrapbooking @ The Library

Scrapbookers are invited to join us for an evening of crafting fun on Tuesday, October 20 from 5-9 p.m. We start at 5:00 p.m. with an open crop. Bring your scrapbook supplies and current projects for four uninterrupted hours of scrapbooking. At 6:30 p.m., we will be creating the cutest chef with paper piecing. Just bring background and coordinating paper, recipes and cooking pictures and sharp scissors. If you don’t have pictures and recipes you want to use now you can always add them later. As always, you can work on anything of your choosing if you don’t wish to do this project.

Scrapbookers of all experience levels are welcome. To register, click here or phone 586-469-6200.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

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

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

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

Join our All-Day Scrap-A-Thon @ the Library!

Please join us for our first all day scrapbooking crop on Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Come for a few hours or stay all day. Bring your scrapbook tools, supplies, your current projects and you will have a table for the entire day. We also have some tools (scissors, stencils, paper cutter) available for anyone new to scrapbooking.

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

Program Change of Date

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.