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  • Library Spotlight
    • Civil War Foods of the North and South Sunday April 26th 1:15 p.m.Civil War Foods of the North and South

      Food historian and MSU Professor Helen Veit will speak on the first two publications in the American Food in History series, Food in the Civil War Era: The North, and Food in the Civil War Era: The South.  Veit’s presentation will include recipes, historical misunderstandings about food, differences between food in America’s vastly varied landscapes, and will reveal a peak into the food ways common in America 150 years ago.

      Hosted by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing and the Michigan Historical Center

    • Twitter Join the conversation on Twitter @LibraryofMich! The Library of Michigan has an active Twitter presence. Check out new books coming into the library, staff happenings, Notable Book events, information about Michigan authors and Great Lakes books, Michigan history facts and figures and more. Join us on Twitter and participate in the Michigan conversation!
    • Early World of Learning and Bookflix Register for World Book Early World of Learning and Scholastic BookFlix webinars Need high quality resources for early learning and literacy? The Library of Michigan in the Department of Education provides no cost access to World Book Early World of Learning and Scholastic BookFlix. The Library will be hosting webinars on how to use these great resources on April 28th (BookFlix) and May 20th (Early World of Learning).
    • People holding hands with light in the middle MCLS/LM Regional Meetings & MeLCat Symposiums In July, MCLS and the Library of Michigan will be coming to a location near you to share information about recent developments/projects in Michigan's library community, including a half-day session devoted to all things MeLCat and RIDES. Choose from seven opportunities to participate in one of these regional meetings and MeLCat Symposiums. Register today!
    • Do Unto Otters author tour Would you like to host the Michigan Reads author and illustrator this year? We are proud to announce that the 2015 Michigan Reads! book will be Do Unto Otters written and illustrated by Laurie Keller. We are looking for libraries to host the author and illustrator in September and October. If you would like to be considered for an author visit, please let us hear back from you by May 1st so we can plan the program for the fall. Preference may be given to libraries that have not received a Michigan Reads! visit in the past.

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    • Hardware Device Purchasing for Libraries Through TRIG

      Libraries may purchase technology hardware through a cooperative bid put together by the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) program.  

      To order tech devices from the device purchasing bid, libraries will need a SPOT account. Here is an FAQ about the SPOT process. Please note that libraries will need to choose “Non-public” in the drop-down when they register as a SPOT user. This does not refer to your status as a library, it’s a field that originally applied to schools only. If you have questions or need help with the SPOT registration and ordering process, please email spothelp@remc.org.

      • Purchasing is open now and extends to September 30, 2015.
      • All questions should be directed to spot@remc.org

      For full program information, please see the Statewide Device Purchasing Program website.

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  • Local History Resources
    • Detroit tigers logo Root, root, root for the home team: Baseball in Michigan PDF icon

      Detroit baseball is back with a roar!  The Tigers' record so far is the best since 1984 and we want you to know everything there is to know about baseball in Michigan.  Load the bases with the information in the selected resources highlighted in this bibliography and play ball!  

    If You Seek a Cool Resource...come to the Library!
    • Lexis Total Research SystemLexis

      Lexis.com is available to the public at no charge at the State Law Library. Find the full-text of current cases, statutes, administrative law, and supporting materials for all 50 states and the federal courts.

    On the Other Hand: Resources for State Employees
    • ebrary Government Complete ebrary Government Complete Tap into thousands of  ebooks at your desktop! ebrary Government Complete is a one-stop source for scholarly books in subject areas geared to complement the work of state employees.  Access is by ip address.  Questions?   We'd be happy to help!


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