Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Library Closed for Holiday Weekend

Mount Clemens Public Library will be CLOSED from Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 4 for the Easter holiday weekend. Regular library hours will resume on Monday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. During the holiday closure, library materials may be returned in the outdoor drops located near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building. These drops will be emptied by library staff over the weekend.

As always, the library's electronic resources, including databases, downloadable media, and our online catalog will be available 24/7 through our web site. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Library Collects Cell Phones for Soldiers

Mount Clemens Public Library is now an official drop-off location for the Cell Phones For Soldiers program. Whenever you change or upgrade your cell phone, we encourage you to donate your old phone for this worthy cause. Cell Phones For Soldiers collects old, used cell phones and turns them in to pre-paid calling cards which are then distributed to our troops. These cards allow our service men and women to stay connected with their families while they are deployed.

To read more about the Cell Phones For Soldiers program, click here. To donate your old cell phone, drop it off at the check-out desk any time during regular library hours.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Army Staff Sergeant Richard J. Jordan of Harrison Township who died in Mosul, Iraq, while on active duty supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Jordan, age 29, died March 16 of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Jordan’s parents have requested that flags be lowered on Tuesday, March 23, the day of his memorial service at the Light Guard Armory in Detroit. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 27, in Ohio where Staff Sgt. Jordan will be buried near his maternal grandfather

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are?

Have you been watching NBC's new program, Who Do You Think You Are? on Friday nights? If it has prompted you to look into your own family history, Mount Clemens Public Library can help. We have an extensive collection of genealogy books, indexes, microfilms and databases to help you along on your personal journey, and there's also hands-on help available. Check our online events calendar for the Friday afternoon meetings of our Macomb County Genealogy Group, or the Wednesday evening meetings of our Let's Talk ... Genealogy group. New members are always welcome at any meeting. Some of our veteran genealogy researchers also donate their time to offer in-depth assistance in the library's genealogy room during selected hours. Call the library reference desk for further information.

Happy Hunting!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Go Mobile With the Library!

The library's online catalog is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch. If you use one of these mobile devices, you may now use it search our catalog, place holds, log in to your library account and check your due dates, or renew library materials. Just visit the Apple iTunes Store and download a free application called BookMyne. Once you have BookMyne, you are ready to use the mobile version of our catalog.

Take the library with you wherever you go!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Marine Corporal Jacob H. Turbett of Canton who died in Helmand province, Afghanistan while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cpl. Turbett, age 21, died February 13 while supporting combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Cpl. Turbett’s mother requested that flags be lowered on Monday, March 8, when Cpl. Turbett’s remains will leave Michigan for Tuesday burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Library Events Calendar Temporarily Offline

Due to technical difficulties, our library events calendar is temporarily offline. You may still find a list of upcoming library programs in our library newsletter by clicking here. Please call the library at 586-469-6200 for assistance with any program requiring registration. We will do our best to serve you while repairs are being made.

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage causes you, and we thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New on the DVD Shelf, March 2

Here's a sampling of recent additions to our feature film DVD shelves:

The Box
Good Hair
The Informant
Law Abiding Citizen
Love Happens
Paranormal Activity
Time Traveler's Wife

DVDs may be borrowed at no charge. There is a $1 per day fine for overdue DVDs. Check our online catalog anytime for other DVD titles. Enjoy!