Four quick things every citizen should know from Governor Rick Snyder's new Dollars & Sense: How State and Local Governments in Michigan Spend Your Money guide to the public's checkbook. State Treasurer Andy Dillon says Lansing is about to experience "shock therapy."
Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the Lansing, Michigan resident best known as "Rosie the Riveter" died today at the age of 86. She was 17 when she posed for the now famous photo that was used for the "We Can Do It!" poster campaign to encourage women to enter the work force during World War II. Read more about this amazing woman here at the library.
The Affordable Care Act is changing health insurance in important ways in 2014. HealthCare.gov was created to provide information on health insurance. Starting in October, HealthCare.gov will be the home of the Health Insurance Marketplace, which will allow residents to find, compare, and purchase health coverage. ExpressSOS, a new program from the Secretary of State, aims to connect Michigan residents with easy-to-use Secretary of State online services at ExpressSOS.com. Supported by the Michigan Library Cooperatives, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Library Association, the new program allows Michigan residents to renew standard driver's licenses, change their address, and more, without having to visit a branch office. The Library Network, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Library of Michigan Foundation, and CultureSource have partnered with nearly 400 public libraries statewide to present the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP). Library patrons can use their library card online to print a pass allowing them complimentary or reduced cost access to 112 arts and cultural organizations across the state. Canton Public Library card holders may login to print a pass at the MAP website. CPL is excited to offer the Tickets & More program with The Library Network and the Detroit Zoo. Through the Tickets & More program, you can purchase discounted admission tickets to the Detroit Zoo, and save on discounted memberships and dining. You can even purchase a pre-paid parking voucher. The discounted offers are updated at intervals throughout the year, in an effort to keep the program fresh. CPL is committed to protecting the environment, especially locally. For tips and local resources, check out the Canton Green Pages:
- Local Recycling information
- Tips for buying green
- Kill-a-Watt Energy Meters — save by unplugging some appliances