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April 24, 2015 at CPL

Announcements and Invitations with Publisher 2013

Looking for an easy but affordable way to create greetings or invitations to all your spring and summer functions (think graduations and showers)? Learn how MS Publisher can help you make them! We'll also talk about how you can use the Mail Merge function to print out personally addressed envelopes. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Word and Excel. 

Join us in the I-Lab on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Registration required.

Hunters of the Night: Birds of Prey

It’s all about survival! On Saturday, April 25 at 2:00-3:00PM, engaging raptors including an owl, falcon and EAGLE, will visit the Community Room to demonstrate and model their amazing survival characteristics and techniques. Join our friend from the Leslie Science and Nature Center as they present a hands-on exploration of feathers, skulls, and other bird parts and provide a stimulating introduction to these birds of prey. Help us round out our Earth Week celebrations by appreciating the beauty of these Hunters of the Sky!

[bald eagle by Eric Begin is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners

And the winners of this year's Pulitzer Prize in the Book categories are....

Fiction - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer 
Set in occupied France during World War II, the novel centers around a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide as they both try to survive the devastation of war.

Nonfiction - Sixth Extinction : an Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Rationale, natural history and field reporting are combined in this account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes in Kolbert's work about the future of the world.

History -  Encounters at the Heart of the World : a History of the Mandan  People by Elizabeth A. Fenn
Fenn's narrative on Mandan history, landscapes and people is enriched and enlivened not only by science and research but by her own encounters at the heart of the world.

Biography - The Pope and Mussolini : the Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer
Tells the story of Pope Pius XI's secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and how together they changed the course of twentieth-century history after both coming into power in 1922.

Overdrive App Now Offers Dyslexic Font

The most recent version of the OverDrive app has a number of enhancements including the option to select a dyslexic font when reading eBooks. Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. Dyslexic fonts provide greater contrast in letters which solves this problem.

To select the dyslexic font tap the center of your device’s screen when reading a title and choose the font options button. Then simply select which dyslexic font you’d like to use. As always, you can also adjust the spacing, font size and screen color to make your reading experience more enjoyable.

Upcycle with Us This Earth Day


April 22 is Earth Day but we're celebrating all month long with programs for all ages.

April 15 - Pinterest Live: Bookpage Bookmark

April 19 - Recycled Materials Marble Run

April 21 - Pinterest Live: Earth Day Upcycle Edition 

April 25 - Hunters of the Night: Birds of Prey

April 28 - Birding 101

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of April 13. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Please see following list for storytime locations.

Drop-in Family Storytimes, April 13-May 23:
  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)


Post-It Note Art

May 1, 4:00-5:00 PM, come decorate the library with pixel art made from Post-It Notes. For Teens.

Photo: Post It Fun by Jason Carter (CC by 2.0)

Start By Believing

Join us for an educational open house sponsored  by First Step of Michigan. This event is part of a public awareness campaign focused on the public response to sexual assault. First Step advocates will be on hand with helpful information and to answer questions. Wednesday April 29th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.