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    • Michigan Notable Books Announcing the Michigan Notable Books List for 2018

      Food, water, and music are strong elements in the list of Michigan Notable Books for 2018, released by the Library of Michigan. “This intriguing collection of books represents a spectrum of Michigan’s people, places, and the history that makes our state unique,” State Superintendent Brian J. Whiston said about this year’s list in the MDE's press release.

    • fly-tying equipment Beginning Fly-tying Class - Register Now!

      RESCHEDULED!

      Saturday, February 24 (snowed out on February 10)
      1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

      The Library of Michigan is once again teaming up with the Painted Trout staff of Dexter Michigan to teach a starter fly tying class.  The class will start off with the classic and helpful Woolly Bugger fly and may advance to the gentle Mayfly lure.  There is a nominal registration fee of $10.00 to hold your place in class and registration is required.

    • Michigan Center for the Book logo 2018 MCFB Literacy Mini-Grants Applications being taken now!

      The Michigan Center for the Book will partially fund events or projects in Michigan that enhance or complement our mission to promote an awareness of books, reading, literacy, authors and Michigan’s rich literary heritage. Complete the simple application via surveymonkey [preferred], or send by US Post, if necessary. Onward literacy warriors!

      Applications must be received by March 1, 2018

    • image from cover of "A different image" Broadside Press anthology Broadside Press and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit

      Dudley Randall and his creation, Broadside Press, made Detroit a hub for the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.  These poets found in Broadside Press a powerful vehicle for getting their work into the hands of everyday people.  The Library of Michigan is pleased to show case and display our collection of broadsides and books for this year’s African-American History Month.  Stop in to enjoy this unique collection.

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      The Library of Michigan publishes a bi-monthly newsletter containing news of interest to Michigan libraries and Michigan library lovers. There's a regular column from State Librarian Randy Riley, news from libraries and co-ops around the state about innovative programs, and updates from LM staff about LSTA, early literacy, continuing education, legal issues, events taking place at the library and more. Sign up today!


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    • image from cover of "A different image" Broadside Press anthology Broadside Press and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit (exhibit)

      February 1-28
      2nd Floor and  Lake Erie Room

       

      Dudley Randall and his creation, Broadside Press, made Detroit a hub for the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.  These poets found in Broadside Press a powerful vehicle for getting their work into the hands of everyday people.  The Library of Michigan is pleased to show case and display our collection of broadsides and books for this year’s African-American History Month.  Stop in to enjoy this unique collection.

      Accessible during Library of Michigan business hours.

    • fly-tying equipment Beginning Fly-tying class, 2018

      RESCHEDULED!!

      February 24, 2018
      1 - 4:00 P.M., Lake Michigan Room

      Gear up for the next season!

      The Library of Michigan is once again teaming up with the Painted Trout staff of Dexter Michigan to teach a starter fly tying class.  The class will start off with the classic and helpful Woolly Bugger fly and may advance to the gentle Mayfly lure.  Ladies do not be shy; your instructor just may be owner Lauren Kingsley.  The Library of Michigan is a low stress learning facility. 

      There is a nominal registration fee of $10.00 to hold your place in class and registration is required.  

      Parking is always free on Saturdays at the Library of Michigan

      For a peek at the Painted Trout, visit their website.

    • Woman wearing a white bonnet holding a wheel of cheese AUTHOR TALK: Cheese Fever; A History of "Soft Michigan" Cheese 1825-1925

      March 31, 2018
      Presented by author Dr. Laurie Perkins, Education Historian, Michigan Historical Museum
      1 - 2  P.M., Lake Erie Room


      In 1866, through the encouragement of the Michigan State Board of Agriculture, several Lenawee County farmers began the commercial production of “Soft Michigan” cheese. The commercial success of these farm-made cheeses helped shape business and political careers in southeast Michigan. “Soft Michigan” cheese production transformed the practice of agriculture by increasing the roles of technology and science and the involvement of government in the food supply. Applying science and technology to food production would lower health risks to consumers and ensure that only the best dairy products were made into cheese.  Science, technology, education, government regulation, and capital would promote “cheese fever” on even the humblest of dairy farms.

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    • The Library's Michigan Music Collection - Take note!

      collage of cds from the library of michigan's music collectionDid you know you can check out music CD's from the Library's Michigan Collection?  Michigan's deep and varied musical heritage is well represented in our stacks.  Motown, rock, jazz, funk, lumberjack songs - lend an ear to the sounds of Michigan.    



       


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    • LexisNexis Digital Library

      Discover an easy and convenient way to access legal information with the  array of law ebook titles

      LexisNexis Digital Library, a 24/7  collection of key titles  provided by the State Law Library for the benefit of our fellow state employees.   Use the Library’s resources where you need them the most at your desk or on your mobile devices.  Take a test run today! Access requires a Library of Michigan library card.  Don't have one? Apply online!




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