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LIBRARY Connection
 Grace A. Dow Memorial
                                                                M CTV NETWORK
                                                                                                                                                        LIBRARY Connection
                                                                                                                                        837-3474                                                                                                                                              2009
1710 W. St. Andrews Road
Midland, MI 48640-2698                                          Make a TV show and have some fun. Sign up for MCTV’s Summer                                Grace A. Dow Memorial
                                                                Video Camp, July 20-23, Monday through Thursday from 1-5PM.
          Remember: The last day to                             It’s open to students, ages 12-17, who live in Midland County.
           pick up Summer Reading                               The cost is $50.
               Prizes is Saturday,                              Adults can learn video, too. Our next orientation/studio class is

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           D IRECTOR’S DESK
                   August 15 .
                                                                on Saturday, July 11 from 10AM-1PM. The cost is $20.                                    BACK BY P OPULAR
             L IBRARY C LOSINGS
                                                                MCTV needs your financial support. Become an MCTV underwriter. In
                                                                return for your contribution, MCTV will show your name, picture, or logo on MCTV15.
                                                                                                                                                            D EMAND
                                                                Your donation will help MCTV continue to be a conduit for non-profits in Midland                                                                                           LIBRARY H OURS R EDUCED                                Melissa Barnard
                      Friday, July 3                            to reach our community.
                                and                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2009, library hours will be:
                                                                Learn more about MCTV and the services we offer by checking us out on the                                                                                                     Monday – Friday.......................9:30AM – 8:30PM
                   Saturday, July 4                             City’s website: You can submit messages for MCTV15 through                                               “I am thrilled and honoured to take part in      Saturday.............................................10AM – 5PM
                    Independence Day                            the City’s website. There is a $25 annual fee to use MCTV’s services.                                                        the One Book, One Community On the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday...................................................1PM – 5PM
                                                                                                                                                                                             Same Page Program.”
              Monday, September 7                               For more information, you can also call 837-3474.                                                                                                                               Closed Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.
                                                                                                                                                      Everyone is invited to read our 2009 One Book, One Community                         Since August 2008, the city has been engaged in conversations
                          Labor Day                                                                              The pennies and other change         selection, The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. Share

              C LOSED S UNDAYS
                                                                  LINC   LNS                                     have been counted. You have
                                                                                                                 generously donated $516.84
                                                                                                                                                      your ideas and comments at discussion groups this fall. Meet
                                                                                                                                                      the author on Thursday, October 8, 2009, 7PM , Library
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           on how to address the budget shortfall in 2009-10. Citizens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           have been involved in a telephone survey and Community
                May 24 - September 6                              FOR THE LIBRARY                                towards the purchase of new
                                                                                                                 books for the library. Although
                                                                                                                                                      Auditorium. Book signing and reception to follow the presentation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Roundtables. Employees have participated in roundtable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           discussions on how to reduce expenditures and increase
                                                                 other coins and bills were received, much of the total was in pennies. We hope       Why should everyone in our community read this book?                                 revenues. This input has provided direction in budget decisions.
               SUNDAY HOURS RESUME                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reductions of $2.2 million dollars for the upcoming budget
                  September 13, 1-5PM                            that you enjoyed watching the banks fill as much as we did.                          Steven Galloway’s novel captures the struggle of his
                                                                                                                                                      characters to maintain their most valuable possession                                year were presented to City Council at their meeting on April 13
                                                                 The Library’s celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth was a success.      during war time – their humanity. Citing a historical event in                       and approved on May 18.

                                                                 Please visit our website to see photos of the various events held this past          which a musician risked his life to perform at a site where 22
                                                                 spring. A list of the books purchased with the “Lincolns for the Library” money                                                                                           Reductions for the library include the elimination of four
                                                                                                                                                      people lost their lives in the siege of Sarajevo, Galloway                           vacant positions. With the loss of these positions, it is
                                                                 is also available on the website. These books have special book plates placed        explores the redemptive power of art to heal the wounds of
                                                                 in the front of each book. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm for                                                                                                  necessary to reduce library hours. Library use at various
               I NFORMATION
                 NFORMATION                                      library programs and services.
                                                                                                                                                      war. A timeless and hauntingly universal work, The Cellist of
                                                                                                                                                      Sarajevo reminds us that loss of life is not the only measure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           times during the week was reviewed as well as the impact on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           programming with new hours. Although we recognize that
                                                                                                                                                      of war. The loss of art, culture and community, although
Library Hours                                                    “Reservations for 2010…”                                                             seldom commemorated, is just as tragic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the new hours may be an inconvenience to some, the reduction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of one half hour at the beginning and end of each weekday
Monday–Friday ............ 9:30 AM–8:30 PM                       2010 Conference Room, Lounge, Mezzanine and Auditorium rentals
Saturday .................................... 10 AM–5 PM         will be accepted beginning August 3, 2009. Pictures of the rooms                     Books will be available for check out beginning                                      was the best solution to maintain a balance of open hours.
Sunday ............................................ 1 PM–5 PM    and rental information can be found at                                               Monday, August 3. Book discussions are scheduled:                                    It was also important based on usage to preserve Saturday
     Closed Sundays Memorial Day – Labor Day                                                               Tuesday, September 1, 7PM, Lounge                                                  and Sunday hours.
                                                                                                         MEZZANINE DISPLAYS                             Thursday, September 10, Noon, Lounge
Phone Numbers                                                    Contact Wendy Shields at 837-3432       COMMUNITY EXHIBITS ON THE MEZZANINE                                                                                               We appreciate your support and understanding as we
Information ...............................837-3430              to make your reservation.               JULY - GREENHILL ART EXHIBIT                   Thursday, September 17, 7PM, Lounge                                                implement the approved budget.
Reference ..................................837-3449                                                                                                    Wednesday, September 23, 2PM, Lounge
Check Out Desk ..................837-3457                                                                                                               Sunday, October 4, 2PM, Lounge
On-Call/Renewals 24/7 .........835-3280
Youth and Teen Services .......837-3466                                                                                                                                                                                                     Copies of the books and the
MCTV Network ...................837-3474                                                                                                                             S TEALING BUDDHA’ S D INNER                                            reader’s guide are available at the
TTY ........................................837-3472                                                                                                                 N AMED 2009 G REAT M ICHIGAN R EAD                                     library. The author tour includes a
Friends ...................................837-3437               Thank you to Friends                                                                               S PONSORED   BY   M ICHIGAN H UMANITIES C OUNCIL                       program in Midland on October 15.
                                                                  volunteers and those                                                                                                                                                      Book discussions will be held at the
Web Access                                                         who supported the                                                                               Stealing Buddha’s Dinner chronicles                                                                                                                                 author Bich Minh Nguyen’s migration                                      library on:
                                                                    Friends with their
Email                                                             purchases for a very                                                                              from Vietnam in 1975 and her coming                                        Tuesday, October 20, 7PM, Lounge                                              successful June Used                                                                              of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan in                                        Wednesday, October 28, 2PM, Lounge
                                                                        Book Sale.                                                                    the 1980s. Along the way, she struggles to                                               Thursday, November 19, 7PM, Conference Room C
Library Director                                                                                                                                      construct her own cultural identity from a
Melissa Barnard                                                                                THANK YOU to the representatives from the
                                                                   Our next sale will be       Midland Area Garden Clubs for volunteering to          menagerie of uniquely American influences. For                                        Watch for other programs related to The Great Michigan Read
About this Publication                                             October 16, 17, & 18,       plant flowers outside of the Cup and Chaucer           more information, visit The Great Michigan Read                                       selection in upcoming issues of the Library Connection or on
The Library Connection is available at the Grace A.                                                                                                   online                               our webpage
Dow Memorial Library, online, or can be e-mailed to                      2009.                 Coffee Bar. Enjoy the beautiful flowers from a
interested patrons. Call (989) 837-3432 for                                                    window seat in the coffee bar!
more information or address updates. The Library
Connection is published six times annually. Articles                                                                                                                                    Our Internet branch is always open @
may be reprinted without permission.                            Cup and Chaucer Coffee Bar Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM                                                      
K IDS’ CORNER                                                                                                                      837-3466          T EENTIME                                      A DULT HIGHLIGHTS                                                                           837-3449

                                                N EW A T THE LIBRARY –                          BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB/MOVIE NIGHT                      P LOTS   AND     PIZZA                         Be Creative @ Your Library                               S UMMER C OMPUTER C LASSES
  B E C REATIVE Y OUR       @
                                                B ABYS ITTER B AGS                              (Students entering grades 4-6)                       Read Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine      There’s still time to enter your reading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Register at the Reference Desk or call

          L IBRARY                              Teens, are you looking for some good books
                                                and activities to help you entertain the
                                                                                                Pack a dinner and join us in
                                                                                                the LIBRARY LOUNGE for a book
                                                                                                                                                     and join us to watch the
                                                                                                                                                     movie (rated PG) and discuss
                                                                                                                                                                                                    log for weekly prize drawings. Read one
                                                                                                                                                                                                    book, fill out the log, and drop it off at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             837-3449. Classes held in CONFERENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ROOM C on the lower level of the library.
It’s not too late to read and earn                                                              discussion, dessert, and a                           the book. Pizza and drinks will be             the Reference Desk. Last day to enter                    I NTRODUCTION TO M ICROSOFT W INDOWS
great prizes in our Summer Reading              kids you babysit? Then our Babysitter           movie. You can decide which                          provided. Copies of the book are
                                                Bags may be just what                                                                                                                               is August 15.                                            Learn the basic features of Windows.
Program. The program runs until                                                                 you liked better – the book or the                   available at the Youth Services                   Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library            Attendees should know how to use a mouse.
August 15, so stop in and pick up your          you’re looking for.                             movie. Registration begins the first of the month.   Desk. Call 837-3466 or stop
reading log. Also, don’t miss our fun           Babysitter Bags are                                                                                  by the Youth Services Desk to                  S UMMER B OOK D ISCUSSION                                Monday, July 20, 10:30AM OR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thursday, July 23, 10:30AM
performers, storytimes, book discussion         themed and contain                              Wednesday, July 15, 5:30 – 8PM                                                                      Join us this July for discussion and
                                                                                                James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl              register. Monday, July 13,
groups, movies, and drop-in crafts.             two or three books                                                                                   6-8:30PM, Grades 6-8, LOUNGE                   treats in the LIBRARY LOUNGE.                            INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET – Learn the
                                                                                                (Movie rated PG)
     The last day to pick up prizes is          and a video, as well                                                                                                                                Thursday, July 16, 7PM                                   basics of navigating the Internet.
         Saturday, August 15.                   as a variety of                                 Monday, August 10, 5:30 – 8PM                                                                       Wednesday, July 22, 2PM                                  Attendees should know how to use a mouse.
  Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library    coloring and                                    Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (Movie rated PG)          EXPRESS YOURSELF @ YOUR LIBRARY
                                                                                                                                                      XPRE     URSELF           RAR                 We will be discussing: The Drowning Tree                 Tuesday, July 21, 10:30AM OR
                                                activity sheets                                                                                      T EEN S UMMER R EADING P ROGRAM for              by Carol Goodman                                       Thursday, July 23, 2:30PM
                                                geared toward
                                                                                                S TORY T IMES                                        students entering grades 6-12. Pick up
    Summer Programs                             toddlers and
                                                preschool age                                   In the Story Room
                                                                                                                                                     a reading log at the Youth Services
                                                                                                                                                     Desk. The program ends August 15.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     TUESDAY AFTERNOONS @ THE MOVIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                     2 PM, AUDITORIUM FREE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ETSY: YOUR PLACE FOR ALL THINGS HANDMADE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Find out how to use this unique site
                                                                                                                                                                                                     July 7 - Remember the Titans (PG)                       to buy handmade items online at
                Crafty Thursdays                children. We currently have
                                                                                                MOVE & GROOVE               (AGES 2-6)
                                                                                                                                                       Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library
                                                                                                                                                                                                     July 14 - Sense and Sensibility (PG)           Attendees should have
                Through August 13,              Babysitter Bags on the following
                                                                                                You and your child can                               T EEN M OVIE N IGHT                             July 21 - Opal Dream (PG)                               experience using the web.
                All Day - YOUTH SERVICES AREA   themes: Frogs, Friends, Farm, Dogs,                                                                  Thursday, July 30, 6PM,
                                                                                                dance and sing in this fun                                                                           July 28 - The Pursuit of Happyness (PG13)               Thursday, July 23, 7PM
                Have fun being crafty and       Transportation, and Snow.                                                                            AUDITORIUM
                                                                                                program filled with action                                                                           August 4 - Catch Me If You Can (PG13)                   O RGANIZE AND E DIT DIGITAL PHOTOS WITH
                creative with our drop-in       Babysitter Bags are located in the              songs and movement activities.                       Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,                       August 11 - October Sky (PG)
                summer crafts – supplies        Youth Services area and check out for                                                                PG-13, 103 minutes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PICASA – Organize and edit your digital
                                                                                                Thursdays at 9:45 and 10:45AM:                                                                                                                               photos online with Google’s powerful
                available all day.              28 days.                                          August 6, 13
                                                                                                                                                     T EEN G AMES          IN THE   A FTERNOON      PARK & READ                                              and free software. Attendees should have
Caribbean Fun Time                                                                              BABY TIME (BABIES NOT YET WALKING)                   Join us in the TEEN SPOT for board games       “ENJOY A GREAT BOOK IN                                   experience using the web.
Tuesday, July 21 at 7PM, AUDITORIUM                  KID’S F REE M OVIES                        Baby Time introduces young infants and
                                                                                                their parents to books, songs, music,
                                                                                                                                                     and Wii. Drop in, no registration required.
                                                                                                                                                     Monday, July 27, 4-6PM, Grades 9-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                    OUR GREAT OUTDOORS!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Monday, July 27, 2:30PM OR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thursday, July 30, 7PM
Join us as Gratitude Steel Band                                AUDITORIUM                                                                                                                           When you check out your books this
leads a high energy, interactive                                                                bounces, and rhymes followed by 20                   Monday, August 3, 4-6PM, Grades 6-8                                                                     YOUTUBE AND YOU – Learn to edit and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    summer, check out a pass to a Michigan
musical show that will have you                 Wednesdays at 10AM: Intended for                minutes of social time for babies to play                                                           State Park. The pass can be redeemed for                 share videos online. Attendees should have
laughing, dancing, and singing                  preschool through early elementary age.         and adults to chat.                                                                                 one free motor vehicle permit to enter any               experience using the web.
from the first beat.                            July 1 - A Bug’s Life, G, 95 min.               Tuesdays at 1 & 2:30PM:                                                                             park in the system for one day and is valid              Wednesday, July 29, 7PM
                                                July 8 - Ratatouille, G, 111 min.                 July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11                                                                  for 7 days from date of the checkout. In
Touch a Truck Day                               July 15 - Spirit, G, 83 min.
                                                                                                TODDLER TIME (WALKING BABIES TO 24 MONTHS)                                                          addition, many parks will have hammocks
Thursday, July 23, 9:30 to 11:30AM,             July 22 - Toy Story, G, 81 min.                                                                      T EEN A DVISORY B OARD                         to borrow for the day. The library will have             N EW MP3 E A UDIOBOOK TITLES
                                                                                                Our more active baby program contains
LIBRARY PARKING LOT                             July 29 - Toy Story 2, G, 95 min.               books, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and               Thank You       to all the teens who           a limited number of passes available on a                FOR IPODS, IPHONES AND MORE…
(Rain Date: July 24)                            August 5 - Finding Nemo, G, 100 min.                                                                 participated in TAB this year. TAB             first come basis at the Check Out Desk.                  We now have over 1,000 iPod-compatible
                                                                                                puppets followed by play time for babies.
Truck fans, you won’t                           August 12 - Shaun the Sheep, G, 51 min.                                                              meetings will resume in September.             The program runs through September 25.                   eAudiobooks available for download!
                                                                                                Tuesdays at 9:45 & 10:45AM:
want to miss the thrill of                                                                                                                                                                          This program is made possible through partnerships       Log into our NetLibrary collection and

                                                                                                  July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11
climbing aboard the City trucks and work                                                                                                                                                            with Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Library   select a title. When you click on VIEW
vehicles, including a fire truck!                                                               CIRCLE TIME (AGES 2–3)
                                                                                                You and your child are active participants
                                                                                                                                                              IBRARY            BOARD               of Michigan, The Hammock Company, and Macy’s.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Relax with a book in the beauty of Michigan’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DETAILS, iPod-friendly titles will have the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             following information:
              The Wonderful World of                                                            in this 30 minute program with stories,              S HARING F AVORITES                            parks!                                                   Format:          Plays On:
              Bubbles                                                                           fingerplays, puppets, songs and get-up-              Summer is here! Are you planning a vacation?
            Tuesday, July 28, 7PM,                                                              and-move activities.                                 This summer consider your summer reading        S AVING M ONEY W EB G ATEWAY                            Simply download the eAudiobook to
            AUDITORIUM                                                                          Wednesdays at 9:45 & 10:45AM:                        as a vacation from the usual. I suggest         Everyone could use a little more cash                   your computer. When complete, click on
   The Bubbleman builds fascinating                                                                July 8, 15, 22                                    that you try something different. The           in their wallet right now. Visit the                    the file and it should begin transferring
creations with bubbles. Come learn his                                                          Thursdays at 9:45 & 10:45AM:                         whole family could read the same book or        library’s webpage,                  to your iTunes library. When you next
bubble-making secrets and join in the           Fridays at 2PM: Intended for elementary            July 9, 16                                        various books on the same subject. This         gracedowlibrary, and click on MONEY                     synch your iPod, the ebook should
bubble-making fun.                              through middle school audiences.                                                                     could generate lively conversation around       SAVING GUIDE. Find websites containing                  readily load.
                                                July 10 - Kung Fu Panda, PG, 92 min.            READY, SIT, READ (AGES 4–5)                          the dinner table, in the car, or before bed.    coupons and shopping deals, cheaper                     Contact the Reference Desk at 989-837-3449
Shake, Rattle, and Spoon                        July 17 - Igor, PG, 87 min.                     Independent listeners can experience                 Everyone will look forward to what new          gas locations, ideas for energy reductions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             if you have any questions about using your iPod to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             enjoy our eAudiobook collection.
Tuesday, August 11, 7PM,                        July 24 - High School Musical 2, G, 111 min.    the joy of children’s literature through             adventure unfolds as you turn the pages         in your home and vehicle, swapping
AUDITORIUM                                      July 31 - Open Season 2, PG, 76 min.            picture books, flannel board stories,                of a good book together this summer. ~          opportunities, saving money tips,
Create music with Suzanne and Jim and           August 7 - High School Musical 3, G, 112 min.   puppets, and rhymes.                                 Tami Johnson                                    personal finance resources, as well as                  SMALL BUSINESS START-UP
their rollicking music and rhythm activities.   August 14 - Tale of Desperaux, G, 90 min.       Mondays at 10:30AM & 2PM
                                                                                                                                                     LIBRARY BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19,    local services for resale shopping and                  SEMINAR. CONFERENCE ROOM B
                                                                                                  July 6, 13, 20                                                                                                                                             Thursday, July 16, 6-8:30PM.
                                                                                                                                                     7 PM, CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS                assistance.

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