Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Army Specialist Deangelo B. Snow of Saginaw, Michigan, who died September 17 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Snow, age 22, died from injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Books to Help Job Hunters

We're adding lots of new materials to the library's job hunting section, including books about resume writing, interviewing, apprenticeships, skills tests, and more. Here is just a sampling of some of the new items you'll find waiting for you on our shelves:
  • The Image of Success: Make a Great Impression and Land the Job You Want / Lizandra Vega (651.14 VEG)
  • Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions / Matthew J. DeLuca (650.144 DEL)
  • Unlock the Hidden Job Market: 6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough / Duncan Mathison (650.14 MAT)
  • 200 Best Jobs Through Apprenticeships / Michael Farr (331.25 FAR)
  • 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times / Jay A. Block (650.14 BLO)
  • Career Comeback: Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want / Lisa Mandell (650.14 MAN)
  • Highly Effective Networking: Meet the Right People and Get a Great Job / Orville Pierson (650.14 PIE)
  • Get the Job You Want Even When No One's Hiring / Ford R. Myers (650.14 MYE)
  • Knock 'Em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2010 / Martin Yate (650.14 YAT)
There will be additional materials coming, so stop in often, or check our online catalog.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Senior Airman James A. (Jimmy) Hansen of Athens, Michigan, who died September 15 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, while supporting Operation New Dawn.

Senior Airman Hansen, age 25, died from injuries suffered during a controlled detonation. He was assigned to the 46th Operations Support Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Friday, September 17, 2010

All-Day Scrapbooking Crop Coming October 23

Scrapbookers, you won't want to miss our next all-day crop session on Saturday, October 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to this event is a new, unwrapped gift for a boy or girl (ages 11-16), to support Vietnam Veterans' Chapter 154 Operation Christmas. Participants are welcome to come for a few hours or stay all day.

There will be plenty of room to spread out your scrapbooking supplies on one of our 6-foot tables. We will have stations set up throughout the room to demonstrate new embellishment techniques, and a local store, Scrapbook Cafe, will be here from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to offer a wide variety of scrapbook supplies for purchase. We will also have raffles and door prizes throughout the day.

Coffee, tea and water will be provided and we will have a potluck snack and dessert table, so be sure to bring something to share. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch or eat at one of our local restaurants.
To reserve your table for this event, telephone the library at 586-469-6200 or click here to register through our online events calendar.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of September 11 Attack Victims

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in tribute to victims and heroes of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. In April 2009, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which officially recognized September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Today marks the ninth anniversary of the attacks.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Regular Weekend Hours Resume

Now that the new school year has begun, library weekend hours have returned to normal. Beginning with this coming Saturday, September 11, the library will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Beginning with this coming Sunday, September 12, the library will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Library Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED from Saturday, September 4 through Monday, September 6 in observance of the Labor Day holiday weekend. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7 at 9:00 a.m.

While we are closed, outdoor book drops will be available near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building and will be emptied by library staff during the holiday weekend. As always, all of our electronic services (including databases, media download center, library catalog and events calendar) will be available 24/7 through our web site.

Have a safe and happy holiday!