July / August 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: www.midland-mi.org. 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. L IBRARY 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 www.midland-mi.org/gracedowlibrary. 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 www.midland-mi.org/gracedowlibrary 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.michiganhumanities.org/programs/tgmr/ our webpage www.midland-mi.org/gracedowlibrary. 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 www.midland-mi.org/gracedowlibrary 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 RES 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) www.etsy.com/. 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 L 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, www.midland-mi.org/ 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.