Each month, CPL patrons request nearly 1,000 items from other libraries through MeLCat, our statewide interlibrary loan service, and more than 8,000 people login to our Databases to use the Michigan eLibrary resources to research health and wellness using the Health and Wellness Resource Center, find out about their ancestors using HeritageQuest Online, read back issues of articles in magazines and newspapers through General Reference Center Gold, and find their next favorite read using Novelist or What Do I Read Next? The Governor's Executive Order has placed funding for these statewide services in jeopardy; these are not services that CPL can afford to provide alone, particularly during this recession where our budget has already been reduced by 10% in 2009 and will be reduced by another 6% to 10% in 2010.
Many of you have expressed your support for the library's successful joint services and resource sharing. We continue to work with the Michigan Library Association and our elected officials in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives to encourage them to support continued funding for MeLCat interlibrary loan and the Michigan eLibrary, because without their intervention, these services will go away. We are doing our best to maintain services, and will keep you updated as this situation develops.
The Eureka Seven movie is commng to select U.S. theaters on Sept. 24 (only)...No word on which theaters those are going to be yet, but thought I'd throw this info out there for any Eureka Seven fans.
Because we need one of these, and I KNOW other people that read it.
Has anyone been keeping up with the manga releases? I just read chapter 33 and...wow, Ciel's servents aren't so useless anymore (to be honest I kind of expected that, but not in this way).
Saturday May 2nd is National Scrapbooking Day! This special day was first created by the National Scrapbooking Association as a way to celebrate and promote the art and craft of Scrapbooking. Join me and the thousands of people who will be celebrating and participating in National Scrapbooking Day Events all around the world.
Here is a place to put anime links that you have found. Yeah! The more the better!
Now, one thing I ask however, is to be careful with your links. There are lots of places where both anime and manga are available online for free, some illegal, and some legal (one site that is legal is www.crunchyroll.com, for instance, which is awesome... but I digress).Try to avoid linking directly to sites that may not be legal if you can help it. For instance, while there are many places where you can watch Naruto Shippuden online, and a lot of them are legal, for the Naruto manga Viz owns the rights for this and has not made it available online (besides some sample chapters), so if you find it avaialble on mangafox or something -not quite legal. Try to stay away from linking directly to those sites on here if you can. That doesn't mean you can't talk about them, or mention the site. It's foolish to pretend they don't exist. Just try not to make a direct link to it, that's all.
Here's another example: a link to youtube of Fruits Basket ep. 1 part 1 of 3, not so good ; a Link to youtube of people doing crazy cosplay or a link to a trailer for a new anime: always good.
Click on My Account to register on the new website and start exploring!
Eva M. Davis, Director
Our service desk is fully functional and the new self-service area is up and running. This area includes 2 copy/print machines, 6 self-checkout machines and a self-service fax, as well as a small work area.
This leaves just a few punch list items to complete and some finishing touches like signage and the delivery of a couple small tables. We are happy to report that this project is on schedule and within budget. Our PSIP page has complete information.
Instead of trashing an old, crapped out coffee table I decided to decoupage pictures of old movie posters onto the surface. After several coats of spray shellac I have a brand new piece of furniture!
As part of Connect Your Summer, the Game On and Green Thumb badges have teamed up to do a flower tournament! Only one flower can be crowned the best flower of summer, and it's up to you to decide.
Each week during Connect Your Summer, two flowers will duke it out for your votes. The flower with the most votes will continue on in the tournament. Last week, roses bloomed brighter than violets. This week, we are in the semi-finals! Daisy and lily-of-the-valley go leaf to leaf!
Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:
[Sunflower by Kyle Rush, Lily of the Valley by Leo-setä, and Apple Blossoms by Richard Wood are licensed under CC BY 2.0. Dandelion by Hilbert 1958, African Violet by hyper7pro, and Carnation by Shawn Han are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it by Parvin and Daisy by Peter Pearson are licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.]
During the month of June, check out our Great Outdoors Month display in the Tween Scene (pictured).
I put 5 movies in the outside return box this morning, but I just checked my record and see only 3 got checked in. What happened?
I just borrowed the ipad kit yesterday from the library and was wondering if there is a way to access the internet browser. I cannot find the safari browser on it, has this been disabled?
Looking for a new dish for your holiday table? Want to share the great potluck dish everyone raved about at the last party you attended? Share your favorite recipes, or discover new ones with our Holiday Recipe Exchange.
Bring in several copies of your favorite recipe (printed out on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper and paper clipped together) to put in the Holiday Recipe Exchange kiosk located by the Reception Desk from mid-November through late December. Look at the recipes others have left, and take home a new recipe or two.
If you prefer to share your recipe online, simply add the recipe in a comment to this blog post.