Friday, July 30, 2010

Jacob Lawrence Exhibit Now on Display

Mount Clemens Public Library is pleased to host a traveling art exhibit entitled "Jacob Lawrence and the Legend of John Brown" during the month of August 2010.

The exhibit is a collaboration between the Wayne State University Library System and the Wayne State University Art Collection, and comprises ten panels featuring reproductions of twenty-two paintings by noted African-American artist Jacob Lawrence. Lawrence, who was the first African-American artist to have his work included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, produced his John Brown series in the 1940s, along with numerous other works depicting historical figures from the African American experience in the United States.

The Jacob Lawrence traveling exhibit, which was funded by a grant from the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), is available for viewing at Mount Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Avenue, through the end of August.

Our thanks to Vito's Ruehle's Towing and Mount Clemens Mayor Barb Dempsey for their assistance with transportation arrangements for the exhibit.

For more information about Jacob Lawrence's The Legend of John Brown, click here.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Marine Corporal Paul J. Miller of Traverse City who died July 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cpl. Miller, age 22, died from injuries 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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Used Book Sale Is Coming!

Mark your calendars now for the library's used book sale, which will be held Tuesday, August 10 through Saturday, August 14. There will be a wide selection of books for all ages, and everything is priced to sell!

For easy shopping, book sale materials are sorted into categories. A special preview sale will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, for those discerning bargain hunters who would like to have first pick of the merchandise. Admission to the preview sale is $10 per person.

Regular sale hours (no admission fee) will be 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:oo p.m. on Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14. Friday, August 13 will be BAG DAY, where shoppers will be invited to fill a standard size grocery bag with their choice of books for one low price. On Saturday, August 14, all remaining book sale merchandise will be FREE.

Please join us!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Marine Cpl. Daane A. DeBoer who died June 25 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cpl. DeBoer, age 24, died of wounds suffered while on foot patrol supporting combat operations when an improvised explosive device detonated. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.