Friday, January 18, 2013

Library Holiday Hours

Mount Clemens Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m.

While the library is closed, our electronic services including our online catalog, databases and download center will be available 24/7 from our web site.  Drop boxes for return of library materials will be available near the north (parking lot) entrance to the library and will be emptied by library staff while we are closed.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mount Clemens City Directory Database Update

Mount Clemens Public Library is pleased to announce an update of our online Mount Clemens City Directory Master Index. Data from the 1932 city directory has just been loaded, making the coverage of the index a 36-year span from 1896 through 1932.  Thanks to Library Executive Assistant Heather McCallister, who has done all of the data entry for the database, it now includes more than 119,000 index records.

The Mount Clemens City Directory Master Index may be searched by individual or corporate name, street, employer, business type or directory year. It is a useful tool for genealogists and local historians alike, and will continue to expand as additional years of the Mount Clemens City Directory are indexed in the future.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Michael Hodges presents Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations

Mount Clemens Public Library is pleased to welcome award-winning author Michael H. Hodges on Tuesday, January 22 at noon. Mr. Hodges will present his new book, Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations, just published by Wayne State University Press.

Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations is a contemporary photographic survey of the iconic train depots in towns across our state, including functioning stations, re-purposed buildings, and derelicts.  Michael Hodges is the art and architecture writer for the Detroit News and is also an accomplished photographer who has created a set of photos of Detroit architecture entitled Unexpected Detroit.  His latest work, Michigan Historic Railroad Stations has just been named a 2013 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan.

This program is free and open to the public. Please join us on January 22 to meet Michael H. Hodges and hear about Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

In Memory of Muggie L. Smith

The library is sad to report the passing of one of our retired staff members, Mrs. Muggie L. Smith.  Mrs. Smith was well known in the community as a long-time employee of the Mount Clemens Community School District, and she worked in the library at the circulation desk from 1981 until her retirement in 1997.  Those of us who worked with Mrs. Smith will remember her fondly as a someone who was unfailingly kind, courteous and friendly to everyone she met. Our sincere sympathies go out to her entire family for their loss.

Information about the funeral arrangements for Muggie L. Smith may be found here.