Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Library Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day federal holiday weekend. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29 at 9:00 a.m. While the library is closed, all electronic services, including databases, the library catalog, and digital downloads will be available through our web site.  Drop boxes for return of library materials will be available near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building and will be emptied periodically throughout the holiday weekend by library staff.  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Library Presents Legendary Locals of Mount Clemens

On June 11, Arcadia Publishing will issue a new book written by library assistant director Deborah Larsen, entitled Legendary Locals of Mount Clemens. This volume is part of a new series that is being introduced by Arcadia, the nation’s largest commercial publisher of local history books. The Legendary Locals series focuses exclusively on the stories of the people of a community—rather than upon buildings, events, or dates.

Legendary Locals of Mount Clemens  features a sampling of the founders and builders, innovators and cheerleaders, educators, writers, business leaders, entertainers, athletes, and heroes—past and present—who populate the pages of Mount Clemens' history. Included are those who were fearless enough to be first—first to settle the community, first to lead, or first to break racial, gender, cultural, or economic barriers. Also told are the stories of those who built and bettered the community through selfless service in charitable, philanthropic, or educational endeavors, as well as those of the business and professional leaders who built the town’s economic engine. Profiles of the entertainers, athletes, and performing artists who called Mount Clemens home will be featured, along with innovators and eccentrics and even a couple of notorious personages who add their own peculiar brand of warp and weft to our local historical tapestry.

Finally, Legendary Locals of Mount Clemens  chronicles the stories of the community’s hometown heroes, including soldiers, police officers, and fire fighters who took risks on behalf of their fellow citizens and in some cases, lost their lives in the line of duty.

A special book launch program will be held at the library on Thursday, June 14 at 12:00 p.m., including an illustrated presentation of some of the stories featured in the book.  Copies will be available for purchase and signing following the program.  All author proceeds will benefit Mount Clemens Public Library.  The program will be repeated on Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. for those who are unable to attend the daytime event.

Please join us!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DIA Inside|Out Comes to the Library

Mount Clemens Public Library is pleased to announce an upcoming public presentation in conjunction with the Detroit Institute of Arts' DIA Inside|Out program, currently on display in the downtown area.  Reproductions of seven great art masterpieces are now exhibited in Mount Clemens' public spaces as a part of this outreach program sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  On Monday, May 21 at 12:00 p.m., a DIA docent will visit the library to offer a free public presentation on these works of art.  No registration is required and everyone is cordially invited to attend.

For more information on the DIA Inside|Out program in Mount Clemens, visit the program map on the Anton Art Center web site.