Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Library Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and all day on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving.  Regular library hours will resume on Friday, November 23 at 9:00 a.m.
While we are closed, outdoor drop boxes for return of library materials will be available near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building. Our digital library services, including our online catalog, databases, and media download center will remain available 24/7 from our web site.
Have a safe and happy holiday!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Library Offers Family Game Day

Do you have a long weekend ahead with no plans? Don't be bored! Come to the library on Saturday, November 24 between 10 and noon to play board games.  Bring the whole family and meet new people who enjoy matching skills with you. Participants may bring along their own games or use the library's game sets.  Some of the games we have are: Numbers Bingo; Yahtzee Jr.; Scrabble Jr.; Risk; Sorry; Pictureka; Memory; Checkers & Chess. Please join us!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Looking at Lincoln

(Library of Congress)
Are you planning to see the new Spielberg film, Lincoln?  If so, the library's reference staff has some great suggestions for related reading and viewing from our collections.  Check out  these recommended titles from our biography, history, fiction and video shelves:
 
  • The Face of Lincoln. James Melon (B Lincoln).
  • The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Philip Van Doren Stern (B Lincoln).
  • With Malice Toward None: the life of Abraham Lincoln. Stephen B. Oates (B Lincoln).
  • Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Margaret Bassett (B Lincoln).
  • Mary Todd Lincoln: her life and letters. Justin G Turner and Linda Levitt Turner (B Lincoln).
  • The Trial of Mary Todd Lincoln. James A Rhodes and Dean Jauchius (B Lincoln).
  • Robert Todd Lincoln: a man in his own right. John S. Goff (B Lincoln).
  • Killing Lincoln: the shocking assassination that changed America forever. Bill O'Reilly. (973.7092 ORE; also in Large print and sound recording)
  • The House Divides: the age of Jackson and Lincoln from the War of 1812 to the Civil War. Paul I. Wellman (973.5 WEL).
  • The Historian's Lincoln. Gabor S. Boritt (973.7 HIS).
  • Lincoln vs. Douglas: the Great Debates campaign. Richard Allen Heckman (973.6 HEC).
  • Murdering Mr. Lincoln: a new detection of the 19th Century's most famous crime. Charles Higham (973.7 HIG).
  • A New Birth of Freedom. Harry V. Jaffa (973.7 JAF).
  • Vindicating Lincoln: defending the politics of our greatest president. Thomas L. Krannawitter (973.7092 KRA).
  • Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. James M. McPherson (973.7092 MCP).
  • In Lincoln's Hand: his original manuscripts. Edited by Harold Holzer and Joshua Wolf Shenk (973.7092 LIN)
  • Looking for Lincoln: the making of an American icon. Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, and Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. (973.7 KUN).

Fiction:
  • The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: a novel. Stephen L. Carter (Also in Audiobook)
  • The Lincoln Conspiracy: a novel. Timothy L. O'Brien.

Video:
  • The Civil War: a film by Ken Burns. PBS Home Video (DVD 973.7 CIV)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Scrapbooking at the Library

Scrapbookers are invited to an open crop session at Mount Clemens Public Library on Tuesday, November 20 from 5-9 p.m. Bring your own basic scrapbook supplies and work on the project of your choice while exchanging ideas and techniques with other scrapbookers. We'll also be working on holiday card designs during the evening. If you would like to create handcrafted holiday cards, click here to view the supply list for this project.

The program is free, but registration is requested so that we have table space available for all participants. To register online, click here, or call the library at 586-469-6200.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Library Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, November 12 in observance of the Veterans Day federal holiday, and on Tuesday, November 13 for staff training and work on our computer system.  Regular library hours will resume on Wednesday, November 14 at 9:00 a.m.

While we are closed, outdoor drop boxes will be available near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building and will be emptied periodically by library staff during the closure.  Our library web site and databases will continue to be available while we are closed, but some library catalog information may not be accessible while the work on our computer system is being completed.

We thank you for your patience.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas Walk Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the Bath City Association's annual Christmas Walk are now on sale at the library circulation desk for $15 each. The event will be held on Thursday, December 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with shuttle buses departing from Grace Episcopal Church at 15-minute intervals. A limited number of tickets will be available, so purchase yours today!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

We've Got Wii!

The library now has a starter collection of family-friendly Wii games available for checkout.  There is a limit of one game per cardholder, and the checkout period is one week with no renewals.  The following game titles are currently in the collection:
  • Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Lego Harry Potter, Years 1-4
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Mario Super Sluggers
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Just Dance 3
  • Cooking Mama: Cook Off
  • Madden NFL 12
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
 Wii games may be found at the north end of the new video shelf.  Enjoy!