Library News

MeLCat Unavailable to Patrons on November 15 and 17

Due to new servers being installed in Lansing, MeLCat will be unavailable to patrons and library staff on Monday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 17, 2010. 

On these two days, all patrons will be unable to place ILL requests, renew MeLCat items, or access MeL databases outside of the library.

Nov 1, 2010
Volunteer Opportunities

Do you love the library?  We have just started a new volunteer program and there are many great ways to get involved.  We are currently looking for adults who are interested in helping us with computer training, Friday movie nights, literacy training, ESL conversation groups, shelf reading, shelf shifting and more.  Download a volunteer application today and turn it into the Reception desk.

Nov 1, 2010
Winter Clothing Drive

The Library's Teen Advisory Board is sponsoring a Winter Clothing Drive through December 30th. Drop off your used (but clean!) winter items like hats, scarves, sweaters, mittens, jackets or coats in the designated boxes at the Library throughout the holiday season.

Thanks for all of your contributions! All donations go to Purple Heart.

Oct 28, 2010
Questions about Roth IRAs?

You hear people mentioning it all the time, but maybe you aren't really sure what a Roth IRA is all about.  Now is the time to get informed!

Andrew Gagne, Associate Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial will be at the library on Tuesday, October 26th at 7 pm to answer your questions and make sure you're aware of the potential tax benefits behind a Roth IRA conversion.

Oct 25, 2010
Coming in November: NaNoWriMo!

Get your pencils sharpened for some serious writing come November! The library is hosting a kick-off party and writing nights during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, for short) and everyone with an idea for a novel (you know you have one) is invited to participate. The NaNoWriMo organization offers great support during the process as you can communicate and work with writers going through the same process as you. If you're up to the challenge, sign up at the Reference Desk or show up at our kick-off at Biggby Coffee (Ford Rd., Westland) on 11/3 or at one of our Writing Nights at the library (11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30).

Oct 19, 2010
Fantasy Football Winners: Month 1

The 1st month of the library Fantasy Football league just ended and we are giving away prizes for the top finishers in the Quarterback, Running Back, and Wide Receiver categories.

GoFireUpChips won the QB category due to an as expected stellar first month by Peyton Manning. I wish I could say it was close, but Philip Rivers was a distant second (sorry Condo of Spears).

srsbuziness used a waiver wire pick-up in Austin Collie to take the WR category for month 1. It just goes to show that there are worthwhile pick-ups out there every week of the season.

The Blitz took the RB category thanks in large part to a monumental 1st week by Arian Foster (and a game against the hapless Raiders).

Looking forward to month 2 already. We'll keep you posted.

Oct 19, 2010

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