Monday, December 21, 2009

Library Holiday Hours

The Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, December 26 at 9:00 a.m. The Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1 for the New Year's holiday. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, January 2 at 9:00 a.m.

Outdoor bookdrops will be open near the north (parking lot) entrance to the library while we are closed, and will be emptied by library staff during the holiday break.

As always, our online catalog, databases, media download center and digital archive will be available 24/7 from our web site.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2009

New on the Music CD Shelf, December 14


Here's a sampling of CDs just added to the new music shelf:

The Fall / Nora Jones
The Fame Monster / Lady Gaga
The Circle / Bon Jovi
Play On / Carrie Underwood
Lady Antebellum / Lady Antebellum
Rated R / Rihanna
Battle Studies / John Mayer
Eco / Leona Lewis
She Wolf / Shakira

Search our online catalog any time to find other music sound recordings.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Scrapbooking @ Your Library

Please join us for an evening of scrapbooking fun at Mount Clemens Public Library on Tuesday, December 15. We start at 5:00 p.m. with an open crop. Bring your scrapbook supplies and current projects for four uninterrupted hours of scrapbooking. We will demonstrate how to make a graduated chipboard album, which may have a Christmas theme, or any theme of your choosing. Bring your scrapbook supplies, pictures and coordinating paper and embellishments matching your theme. We will provide the chipboard, spray adhesive, rings or ribbon for a small fee of $1. As always, you can work on anything of your choosing if you don’t wish to do this project.

To register, click here or phone the library at 586-469-6200.

To find out about our plans for the Winter/Spring 2010 scrapbooking programs, read the latest edition of our library newsletter.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Picturing America Display Now Available


Mount Clemens Public Library is the proud recipient of The National Endowment for the Humanities' new Picturing America initiative. Picturing America provides an innovative way for citizens of all ages to explore the history and character of America through some of our nation's great works of art.

As one of the public libraries selected nationwide to receive the program, we now have high quality reproductions of American masterpieces on exhibit in the library throughout the year. Every two months, we display a different themed portion of the exhibit on the main floor of the library near the south (Cass Avenue) entrance. For the months of December and January, the exhibit theme is "leadership." For more information on the program, visit the Picturing America website. Picturing America is distributed by the NEH in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA).

Monday, December 7, 2009

Flags Lowered in Observance of Pearl Harbor Day


The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in observance of Pearl Harbor Day. We honor the lives lost in the attack 68 years ago today, on December 7, 1941, and salute our service men and women who serve today at locations around the world.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Meet Essay Contest Winner Sarah Ellison

The library is pleased to announce that Sarah Ellison is the Division II winner of the 2009 Elizabeth Blay Maison Schelling Local History Writing Contest.
Our independent panel of judges selected Sarah's essay on Mount Clemens history from among those submitted by high school students.

Sarah is seventeen years old and is in the twelfth grade at Lutheran High School North. Her essay discusses changes that have occurred in a Mount Clemens neighborhood over the lifetime of one tree planted in 1889. Sarah received a certificate of achievement and a cash prize donated by Lorelei Maison Rockwell, who sponsors the essay contest in memory of her late mother, Elizabeth Blay Maison Schelling.

You may read Sarah's winning essay by clicking here.

Congratulations, Sarah!

Meet Essay Contest Winner Joshua Mills

The library is pleased to announce that Joshua Mills is the Division I winner of the 2009 Elizabeth Blay Maison Schelling Local History Writing Contest. Our independent panel of judges selected Joshua's essay, entitled "Rock of Gibraltar," from among those submitted by middle school students.

Joshua is twelve years old and is in the seventh grade at Mount Clemens Junior High School. His essay discusses the landmark sign at the Gibraltar Trade Center and the prior use of the location as the Mount Clemens Race Track and as an early harness racing track in the 1920s. Joshua received a certificate of achievement and a cash prize donated by Lorelei Maison Rockwell, who sponsors the essay contest in memory of her late mother, Elizabeth Blay Maison Schelling.

You may read Joshua's winning essay by clicking here.
Congratulations, Joshua!