Monday, November 30, 2009

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier


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

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The library will CLOSE at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and all day on Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 27.

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

Music For Your Holiday Gatherings @ Your Library!


As you plan your holiday parties and gatherings over the next few weeks, don't forget a stop at your public library for some seasonal music to enhance the atmosphere! Here's just a sampling of what you'll find on the shelves in our music CD section:


Beach Boys Christmas Album (CD HOLIDAY BEACH)

Christmas With Pavarotti and Carreras (CD HOLIDAY
CARRERAS)

Contemporary Holiday Classics (CD HOLIDAY CONTEMPORARY)

The Irish Tenors Home For Christmas (CD HOLIDAY IRISH)

A Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live (CD HOLIDAY
MANNHEIM)

A Motown Christmas (CD HOLIDAY MOTOWN)

Rejoice! A String Quartet Christmas (CD HOLIDAY REJOICE)


We have selections for every musical taste. Check our online catalog for other selections.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lilbrary Closed For Staff Training

The library will be CLOSED on Friday, November 20 for staff training. Outside book drops will be available for return of library materials near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m.

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

Scrapbooking @ the Library

Our next scrapbooking open crop session at the library will be held on Tuesday, November 17 from 5-9 p.m. At 6:30, we'll show you how to make a unique louvered frame to showcase your photos, and we will also demonstrate the technique of bargello. Both techniques are made with folded strips of paper. Supplies you will need are 3-7 sheets of coordinating patterned paper, solid paper for the frame and background paper. If you have a scorer blade for your paper cutter and a bone folder these will help with folding the paper strips. As always, you can work on anything of your choosing if you don’t wish to do this project.

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

Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Now on Display






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

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldiers


In accordance with a proclamation by President Barack Obama, the library's flags are flying at half-staff from today until Veterans Day in honor of the men and women slain in the recent tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mount Clemens City Directory Database Updated

The library is pleased to announce another update to our Mount Clemens City Directory Database. This master index to our local city directories now includes data from 1896 through 1927, and contains over 86,000 index entries. The index may be searched online by clicking here. (AOL users, remember to turn off your pop-up blocker, or use an alternative browser).

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

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier


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

Christmas Walk Tickets Now Available


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.