Monday, February 22, 2010

Library Closing Due to Weather Conditions

Mount Clemens Public Library will CLOSE at noon today due to inclement weather conditions. Regular hours will resume tomorrow, February 23, at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Army Sergeant Dillon B. Foxx of Traverse City who died in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Dillon, age 22, died February 5 from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

A memorial service for Sgt. Foxx is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, February 19, at the NMC Hagerty Center in Traverse City.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Library Closed for Presidents Day Holiday

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15 in observance of the Presidents Day federal holiday. Regular library hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16.

The library's online catalog, digital archive, media download center and online databases are always available 24/7 from our web site, even when the library is closed. Book drops near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building will be available for return of library materials and will be emptied by library staff while the library is closed.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Library Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Mount Clemens Public Library is CLOSED on Wednesday, February 10, due to extreme weather conditions. The library will resume normal service hours on Thursday, February 11 at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Macomb County Obituary Index Updated

Mount Clemens Public Library and the Macomb County Genealogy Group are pleased to announce an update to the Macomb County Obituary Index. This update adds almost 14,000 records to the database which now totals 202,336 records.

The obituary indexing of the Richmond Review is now complete for all available newspapers between 1911 and 1967. A special thank you to Pat Hendrickson who completed the indexing, and to the Richmond Area Historical & Genealogical Society, for making these newspapers available to Mount Clemens Public Library.

We are also grateful to Janith Hopp who has been indexing the obituaries from the Romeo Observer for the 1950s and 1960s. These papers have not been microfilmed, and are not available at MCPL, but Jan has agreed to make digital images available through the Macomb County Genealogical Research Assistance Service.

And last but not least, we thank Karen Brewer, Ann Faulkner, Mary Freer, Carolyn Horton, Sue Long, and Herb Savage for their ongoing help with this project.

The Macomb County Obitary Index may be searched by clicking here. (AOL users, turn off your pop-up blockers or use an alternate web browser to search.)

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Music CDs on the Shelf, February 8

Here's a sample of some of the latest CDs to hit our new materials shelves:

Avatar / James Horner
Buffet Hotel / Jimmy Buffet
Stronger With Each Tear / Mary J. Blige
Relapse: Refill / Eminem
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (motion picture
The List / Rosanne Cash
The Element of Freedom / Alicia Keys

As always, you will find all of our sound recordings in our online catalog, and be sure to visit our media download center for a selection of downloadable music.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Detroit Free Press Digital Archive Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the Detroit Free Press online archive is now available for use in the library. Covering the years 1831 to 1922, ProQuest Historical Newspapers Detroit Free Press is a subscription database that is keyword searchable and features digitized images of the newspaper, including advertisements. (Click here to read ProQuest's announcement of the new database).

This database is an outstanding resource for genealogical data as well as for all topics related to the history of Michigan. The database is available for use in the library only, and cannot be accessed remotely.

In addition to this digital file, the library also offers the Detroit Free Press on microfilm for the years 1955 to 2008, and the Detroit News for the years 1939 to 2008.