After Camelot [large print]: a personal history of the Kennedy family 1968 to the present by J. Randy Taraborrelli
The beginner's goodbye [large print] by Anne Tyler
Xo [large print] by Jeffery Deaver
War of the worldviews [Large print]: science vs. spirituality by Deepak Chopra, Leonard Mlodinow
Indomitable will: LBJ in the presidency by Mark K. Updegrove
Workers who have paid into the Social Security system can now view their personalized earnings and benefits information with the launch of a new portal by the U.S. Social Security Administration. The new online Social Security Statement replaces the annual paper statement that was suspended for those between the ages of 25 and 60. Individuals 18 and older can register and create an account and once verified can access their statement and view benefits. In February Social Security resumed mailing paper Statements to workers age 60 and older if they are not already receiving Social Security benefits.
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Tickets are available for $35 and $100. More information is available at the Michigan Humanities Council. For immediate event updates, keep an eye out on the Council's Facebook page.
- Visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes
- Visiting war memorials
- Flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon
- Participating in a National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 PM to pause and reflect upon the true meaning of the day
- Attending a parade
- Watching a patriotic movie or reading a patriotic book
Suggested donations include:
- Rolls of Lifesavers (or other hard candy)
- Rice Krispies bars (or granola bars, etc.)
- Plastic utensils (knives, forks, spoons)
- Ritz snack mix (or other trail mix)
- Easy-open cans of tuna, chicken or other meats
The Great Michigan Read 2011-2012 is drawing to a close. This year's selection has inspired displays and discussions across the states in public libraries and schools. The author, Kevin Boyle, received his undergraduate degree from University of Detroit-Mercy and his doctorate from University of Michigan. He is presently teaching at Ohio State University. Arc of Justice won the National Book Award in 2004 and was named Michigan Notable Book in 2005.
Five books to help make life a little easier as you age:
I feel great about my hands: and other unexpected joys of aging by edited by Shari Graydon
1493: uncovering the new world Columbus created by Charles C. Mann
The swerve: how the world became modern by Stephen Greenblatt
Why America failed: the roots of imperial decline by Morris Berman
- Form #1040 has arrived and is now available on the spinner rack at the Main Help Desk
- All federal tax forms are currently available online. Delivery of the Instructions 1040-ALL will begin in late January and continue through mid-February. When they arrive they will be available on the spinner rack at the Main Help Desk
- Publication 17 will be available at the check out desk, the copy machines and the Main Help Desk. Patrons may use these to make copies but they should not be removed from the building
Michigan state tax forms are now available at the library! They are located on a spinner rack at the Main Help Desk. They are also available online.
Arc of justice: a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle — is the 2012 Great Michigan Read, but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words:
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