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Michigan Genealogist

Are you an avid genealogist who likes to keep up on current genealogy in Michigan? The friendly librarians at the Library of Michigan publish the Michigan Genealogist newsletter quarterly, and it's a wealth of information! The current issue features the upcoming Abrams Genealogy seminar, historic newspapers, and more!

More Ammunition For the Battle of the Bulge

Many Americans are concerned about the link between belly fat and heart disease. As a result, much has been written regarding how to lose that belly with diet and exercise.

Cherry Hill's Church On the Ridge Turns 175

Cherry Hill United Methodist Church shares its 175th birthday with the township this year. This congregation was home to some of Canton's first pioneers, who may have found their way here down the Sauk Trail, which is now Michigan Avenue. For more church history, read Time In Its Flight: The Community of Cherry Hill and the Church on the Ridge by Madelyn C. Bastian.
Photo courtesy of the Canton Historical Society.            

Art Is In the Eye of the Reader

Master the Art of Reading this summer with these art related titles!

Fiction (Read these titles for the Expressionism category or listen to them for Postmodernism).

Road Rage in the Motor City

A recent study ranked Detroit as number three in a list of top cities for rude, aggressive driving.  Not only is this dangerous to a driver's health and car, implications are that it is psychologically damaging as well.  For more information on the habits of drivers, read Traffic: Why W

A Pick From Pearl

On the face of it, Warren St. John's Outcasts United is the story of a boys soccer team and its female coach, but since the coach is Jordanian and the boys are refugees from a veritable United Nations of countries, it is also a story of immigration. I found St.

Robots and Greek Gods and Space - Oh My!

Explore the diverse landscape of science fiction and other planets with these books, featuring robots, Greek mythology and alien life.

Strong Women, Able To Leap Any Obstacle in 500 Pages Or Less

What do these books have in common? They all have storylines of strong women who overcome obstacles and struggles. Empower yourself and give them a try!

Your Library: A Great Place For the Final Frontier

Calling all Trekkies!  Has the new Star Trek movie inspired you to read the novelizations?  The library has many Star Trek books in the science fiction series section, including The New Frontier, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager series.  The library also owns many Star Trek television series DVDs.  Explore new worlds, right here at your library.

Quirky Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Fiction Book Suggestions

Science fiction and fantasy can be much more than just chasing down spaceships and dragons. If you like books with quirky characters that don't always fit into a specific genre, give these books a look.

Scleroderma Awareness Month

Scleroderma, a serious and sometimes life threatening autoimmune condition affecting the body's connective tissue, is difficult to diagnose and can be mistaken for other conditions.  The Scleroderma Foundation has set aside June as Scleroderma Awareness Month to educate the public and advocate for research.  For more information read

A Pick From Pearl

jacket.aspx?UserID=ebsco-test&Password=eIn The Color of Lightning, her powerful and moving third novel, Paulette Jiles begins with a real person and, taking the little that is known from the historical record, creates a life for him that illuminates a morally complex time and place in American history--f

Celiac Awareness Month

May is Celiac Awareness month.  Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder that is caused by an intolerance to the protein gluten, which is found in wheat and related grains, affects over a million Americans.  Since the symptoms mimic other disorders, many people go undiagnosed.  A gluten-free diet is the only treatment at this time.  For more inf

Great Lakes, Great Traditions: Celebrate Michigan Week!

This year, Michigan Week is May 16-22. Developed to inspire people to celebrate Michigan at the local level, it's also a time to reflect upon Michigan's history and allow its residents to look to the future. For a list of books, magazines and dvd's about Michigan be sure to visit the Michigan Week special collection.

Shape Up With Your Library!

Get in shape, feel great and fit into that new bathing suit without spending a dime!  The library has many exercise dvd's including cardio, yoga, dance, and toning.  You can also find some of the most popular fitness instructors including