The Alma Public Library will observe the following schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday: CLOSED, Thursday, 26 November; CLOSED, Friday, 27 November; CLOSED, Saturday, November 28. The regular schedule resumes on Monday, 30 November, at noon. Have a safe and joyous Thanksgiving Holiday!!
STATION ELEVEN: Statewide Book Discussion
MARK your calendars for Wednesday, 09 December, 2015, 7pm. ...that night will be Alma's contribution to the Statewide book discussion of STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel. The Alma discussion will be lead by author and English Department faculty member at Alma College, Dr. Robert Vivian. Bob Vivian has done previous presentations at the library and is entertaining and informative. The library does have a supply of STATION ELEVEN copies that can be checked out. All Gratiot County Public Libraries are participating in this Statewide program. All are offering different programs highlighting STATION ELEVEN. This is a new experience to have a countywide and statewide reading of the same title. Join in this reading adventure and plan on attending the Alma event on Wednesday, 09 December, 7pm. Holiday refreshments will be part of the program.
OVERDRIVE E-BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE!
The Alma Public Library has expanded its services to include e-Book access from OverDrive. This company is a leading multichannel digital distributor of e-Books and other digital media. Library card holders can borrow popular e-Book titles by visiting the Library's website and clicking on the OverDrive icon. Titles from OverDrive can be read immediately on most major computers and devices with an internet browser, and all titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period(14 days). There are no late fees with OverDrive materials! Connect with OverDrive for a new reading experience.
Alma Public Library STORYHOUR Hosted By Tina
The ALMA PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIME is back after its absence during the summer months. There will be new stories, crafts, and excitement, all provided by our Story Lady, Tina Leonard. The storytimes are on Tuesdays, at 10am., in the Smith Community Room. Mark your calendars for Tuesday mornings @ 10am.,to join Tina with new and favorite stories and crafts. See you then!
Cu`entame un cuento??(Spanish Story Time)D`onde? La biblioteca p`ublica de Alma(Where? Alma Public Library) A new event for the library will be the Saturday Morning Spanish Storytime. These programs are scheduled at 10am.,and will run from September 8 to November 17. A special holiday event is being planned in December, with a date to follow. The Spanish storytimes are planned for children between the ages of 2 and 6 years, but "kids" of all ages are welcomed...we encourage any and all who desire to have contact with the Spanish language, outside of the traditional classroom, to come and participate. This program is a joint effort between the Alma Public Library, the Hispanic Coalition, and the Alma College Modern Language Department.
ARRIVAL OF DAVID MCMACKEN'S NEW BOOK,
We are very excited about Mr. David McMacken's new book, titled, "TAMING THE WILDERNESS. THE AMAZING STORY OF THE SETTLEMENT OF GRATIOT COUNTY". David has been working on this title for a period of time, and now it is available to all who are interested in the historic development of Gratiot County. The book chronicles the lives of Gratiot County's early settlers from 1850/1876. As David acknowledges, "This book is not a collection of family histories, nor is it a list of politicians, soldiers, store-keepers, or blacksmiths. Copious details about those folks are found in existing Gratiot County history books. Nor will this book be read from cover- to-cover. Rather, it is a narrative culled from many sources and covering many topics. It is the dramatic story of life in Gratiot County..." The book is $25.00, and can be shipped for an additional $6.00. Orders outside of the Great Lakes region should contact the library for applicable postal charges.
Library Board Meetings
The Library Board meets in the Alma Public Library at 5:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, except for the May and November meetings. The Board meeting is an open public meeting. Citizens and patrons of the library are invited and encouraged to attend. Board Meeting dates within the 2015/16 Library Board Year include 29 July/2015; 30 Sept./2015; 11 Nov./2015; 27 Jan./2016; 30 Mar./2016; 11 May/2016; 27 July/2016.
Friends Of The Alma Public Library
Friends Of The Alma Public Library: A non-profit organization formed to promote the library in the community and to support the Library staff. Activities include fund-raising and sponsorship of literary programming. Friends Of The Alma Public Library Board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. in the Library Community Room(Smith Suite). Interested citizens are welcome at Board Meetings and/or to function as auxiliary members. Call the Library for Friends Of The Alma Public Library contact information.