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eBook Basics

Learn the basics of how to check out library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Watch a live demo and try a few of the eReaders on the market today. Join us Tuesday September 10 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

Michigan Primary Election

The Michigan Primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2012. The Michigan Voter Information Center provides details on polling locations and voter eligibility. The League of Women Voters non partisan voter guide is available at Vote411.org.

Geek Out With eBooks

Reading an eBooks is an excellent way to earn your Geek Out Badge.  With hundreds of titles available in the Metro Net Online Lending Library you are sure to find something to download to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other compatible device.  Once you finish your book, don't forget to log on and claim your badge!

Sport Books for Teen Girls

Suggested titles for the female sports fanatic:

Throwing like a girl by Weezie Kerr Mackey


MadCat by Kathy Mackel


Sliding into home by Dori Hillestad Butler


Yours truly, Skye O'Shea by Megan Shull

80's Braided Ribbon Barrettes

Remember these fun hair accessories? These adorable barrettes were once a fashion craze and are enjoying a return to popularity. Join us Saturday July 14 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room for a flashback craft program. All ages are welcome, but registration is required.

Not Your Grandma's Geeks

Gone are the visions of pencil protectors and computer nerds. These days, the term "Geek" is used to describe those who are passionate about a particular hobby or interest. Perhaps one of these titles will inspire you to Geek Out!

Geek girls unite: how fangirls, bookworms, indie chicks, and other misfits are taking over the world by Leslie Simon; illustrations by Nan Lawson

Theater geek: the real life drama of a summer at Stagedoor Manor, the famous performing arts camp by Mickey Rapkin

Geek Dad

Are you a tech-savvy dad looking to Geek Out with your kids by sharing your love of science and technology. Ken Denmead, editor of GeekDad, a blog on Wired magazine's Web site has a fun series of books filled with activities for all ages.

The geek dad book for aspiring mad scientists: the coolest experiments for science fairs and family fun by Ken Denmead

Geek dad: awesomely geeky projects and activities for dads and kids to share by Ken Denmead ; foreword by Chris Anderson

Geek Power

Social media sites are great for catching up with people from high school or looking at photos of other peoples children. But did you know that sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are also very powerful tools for business, marketing and even job hunting? Our collection is stocked with books to help you harness the power of the Internet and earn the Geek Out Badge all at the same time!

eReader Basics

Join us Tuesday May 15th from 12:30 to 2:00 PM and learn the basics of how to check out free library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Watch a live demo and try a few of the eReaders on the market today.

eBook User Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Tuesday May 22nd from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room.

Internet Basics

Learn how to search the Web, the library Catalog and online databases. Join us Friday, May 25th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the Internet Lab.

Dick Clark 1929-2012

American icon Dick Clark died Wednesday from a massive heart attack.  Nicknamed "America's oldest teenager", Clark was best known for hosting American Bandstand. His successful production company was responsible for many other famous television shows like $25,000 Pyramid and TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes. Dick Clark was the most famous host of the annual New Year's Rockin Eve program with millions tuning in each December 31st to watch him ring in the new year.

Thomas Kinkade 1958-2012

The artist known to many as the "Painter of Light" passed away Friday at the age of 54. Thomas Kinkade, famous for his light-infused paintings of countrysides and cottages, was one of the most popular artists in America. It is estimated that one out of every 20 homes in the United States contains a print or painting of Kinkade's. In addition to creating over 1,000 unique works of art, Kinkade also became a NYT bestselling author. The movie The Christmas Cottage offers a semiautobiographical look at his younger years.

SEMCOG Seeking Comment

SEMCOG seeks public comment on projects proposed for 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a list of roadway and transit projects selected as priorities for funding by cities, county road commissions, transit agencies, and the Michigan Department of Transportation. The public comment period officially began on March 27, 2012 and will end with Executive Committee action on April 27, 2012.