Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Library Closed For Holiday Weekend

The library will be CLOSED on Friday, July 2 for the installation of RFID equipment. We will also be CLOSED from Saturday, July 3 through Monday, July 5 for the Independence Day holiday weekend. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6 at 9:00 a.m.

While we are closed, outdoor book drops will be available near the north (parking lot) entrance for return of library materials. The library's electronic resources, including our online catalog, databases, historical archive, and media download center will be available 24/7 from the main menu of our web site.


Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Army Specialist Joseph D. Johnson who died along side a fellow soldier June 16 at North Kunduz, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Specialist Johnson, age 24, died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 161st Engineer Support Company, 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Brag, North Carolina.

Lee-Ellena Funeral Home Sponsors Library Subscriptions

Public libraries, like many institutions, are under tremendous pressure during these tough economic times. As our materials budgets decrease, it becomes more and more difficult to provide all of the items our customers expect to find on our shelves. To assist us in maintaining our periodical subscriptions, Mount Clemens Public Library is very grateful to have a new community partnership with the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home. Lee-Ellena has generously agreed to sponsor fourteen magazine subscriptions for the library, including popular titles like Golf Digest, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Elle Decor and Smithsonian, just to name a few. This support allows us to keep our number of magazine subscriptions at the current level, and will be appreciated by our entire library community.

Next time you browse our magazine selection, note the special binders from the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home - these are magazines that are provided for library customers courtesy of Lee-Ellena.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Marine Cpl. Jeffrey R. Standfest who died June 16 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cpl. Standfest, age 23, died of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.

The family of Cpl. Standfest has requested that flags be lowered Friday, June 25. His funeral service is Saturday, June 26, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Macomb Township. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Air Force 1st Lieutenant Joel C. Gentz who died along side three fellow airmen June 9 near Forward Operating Base Jackson, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

First Lieutenant Gentz, age 25, died of wounds suffered in a helicopter crash while on a rescue mission in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 58th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Audiobooks in the Media Download Center

Here's a sampling of some of the audiobook titles just added to our Media Download Center:
  • 9th Judgment / James Patterson
  • 61 Hours / Lee Child
  • Big Girl / Danielle Steel
  • Innocent / Scott Turow
  • My Name is Memory / Ann Brashares
  • Sizzling Sixteen / Janet Evanovich
  • The Spy / Clive Cussler
  • This Time Together / Carol Burnett
Library cardholders may download items from our Media Download Center at no charge. Many items may be downloaded to portable devices.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Park & Read Passes Now Available

The library is pleased to be a participant in the Park & Read program this summer. Park & Read is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Library of Michigan. The program allows library card holders to check out a day pass good for free admission to any Michigan State Park or Recreation Area.

Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis only, and may not be reserved. Each pass is good for free entry of one vehicle at the park entry point (a savings of $6). Passes are good for day use only, and may not be used to cover camping or other fees. Each pass is dated and is good for seven days from the time of checkout.


For further information about the Park & Read program, click here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summer Library Hours Now in Effect

The library's summer hours of service are now in effect. We will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays through the Labor Day weekend. Weekday hours are unchanged: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

As always, the library's electronic services are available around the clock, seven days a week, and may be accessed through the main menu of our web site at www.mtclib.org. These services include the online library catalog, through which cardholders may request and renew library materials; the library events calendar; our database menu; the digital media archive, which includes thousands of historic photos and documents; and our media download center, which allows cardholders to download talking books, ebooks, music and video to their personal computers or mobile devices.

Users of the iPhone may also use the mobile version of our library catalog.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Sailor Killed in Pearl Harbor Attack

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Navy Fireman 3c Gerald George Lehman, of Calumet, Michigan. F3c Lehman was killed aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, and his unidentified remains were interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii.

In recent years, the U.S. military has been using advances in DNA techniques to identify previously unknown remains and return them to family members. Using DNA harvested from the envelope flaps of letters that F3c Lehman had sent home to his family during the war, a positive match was recently made and F3c Lehman's remains were returned to his family for burial. (You can read more about how this identification was made by clicking here.)

Gerald George Lehman's remains will be laid to rest with military honors today in Hancock, Michigan.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

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

Lance Cpl. DiLisio, age 20, died May 30 of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Lance Cpl. DiLisio’s family has requested that flags be lowered on Monday, June 7, the day of his funeral service at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church in Clinton Township. Burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Movies on the DVD Shelf

Here's a sampling of some of the new feature film releases hitting our new DVD shelf this week:

Edge of Darkness
Extraordinary Measures
The Messenger
The Spy Next Door
Brothers at War

North Face
Dante’s Inferno
The Road
Dear John


New DVDs may be checked out for two days. There is no rental fee, but a $1 per day overdue fine will be charged on all feature DVDs returned late.