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    • Library of Michigan's RRSG Staff State Employee Resources

      Journal articles, legislative histories, statistics, literature searches: when you need research assistance, think Library of Michigan. Our team of reference librarians is at your service to provide you the information you need to complete your work. We have a long history of conducting timely, objective, and confidential research.

    • LSTA small grants program LSTA Summer Quick Grant Program for Public Libraries

      Do you need some extra funds to help pull off a great idea this summer? Apply for $500 to $2,000 in funding to purchase supplies and materials to use in local programs supporting one of these three areas; Literacy, Children & Teens or Technology. Applications are due May 22. View full program details and get your application started.

    • Money Smart Week Money Smart Week April 22 - 29

      ALA/CHICAGO – Now more than ever, knowing how to handle money is critical to our survival. Virtually from cradle to grave, we are faced with financial challenges, and how we face up to those challenges depends on how well we arm ourselves with reliable, accurate information.

      From April 22-29, 2017, more than 1,000 of our nation’s libraries will be participating in Money Smart Week®. Library events will focus on such issues as smart investing for college, a new car, a house or retirement, first-time homebuying, how to reduce property taxes, foreclosure prevention, getting out of debt and estate planning.

    • School Libraries in the 21st Century School Libraries in the 21st Century

      The SL 21 program is a tool to help measure the quality of School Library programs within individual school buildings in Michigan. We are having a surge of new and renewing 21st Century School Libraries this summer! Congratulations to the three new libraries for achieving exemplary SL 21 status in the SL 21 benchmarks program. We currently have over 100 certified school libraries in the state. For more information, see michigan.gov/sl21.

    • "Believing in Magic" author, Cookie Johnson Cookie Johnson - "Believing in Magic"

      The Library of Michigan will serve as center court when best-selling author Cookie Johnson concludes the Capital Area District Library's Spring Author Series.  Johnson, wife of basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, will discuss her book, Believing in Magic, the story of their decades-long journey of married life and living with his HIV-positive status. WLNS anchor Sheri Jones will moderate the event.  Admission is free, but seating is limited, so registration is required.

      Thursday, May 25, 7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M. Library of Michigan Forum, first floor


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    • Outline of the state of Michigan Michigan Day at the Library of Michigan and Historical Center

      Date: May 6, 2017 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      The Michigan Library and Historical Center will be a hub of Michigan-themed activities and exhibits as the Library of Michigan and Michigan History Museum commemorate Michigan Day.


       

    • Japanese book binding Bookmaking workshop back by popular demand

      Date: May 13, 10 A.M. - 1 P.M., Lake Erie Room, 2nd floor

      Artisan Elizabeth Begue will lead an afternoon-long workshop on bookmaking. In this session, students will use decorative Japanese paper, book cloth, text sheets and card stock to construct two examples of Japanese stab binding. Students will leave class with 2 books and basic instructions so they can repeat the project at home.

      Limited to twelve participants. Preregistration is required with a $15.00 materials fee. Register online

    • "Believing in Magic" author, Cookie Johnson Cookie Johnson - "Believing in Magic"

      Date: May 25, 7:00 - 8:30 P.M., The Forum, 1st floor

      The Library of Michigan will serve as center court when best-selling author Cookie Johnson concludes the Capital Area District Library's Spring Author Series.  Johnson, wife of basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, will discuss her book, Believing in Magic, the story of their decades-long journey of married life and living with his HIV-positive status. WLNS anchor Sheri Jones will moderate the event.  

      Admission is free, but seating is limited, so registration is required.

       

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    News from the Michigan Humanities Council

    • 2017-18 Great Michigan Read

      The Michigan Humanities Council is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Great Michigan Read-X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon.  X: A Novel recounts Malcolm X’s formative years in mid-Michigan and how his experiences, both good and bad, shaped him into one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century.

      Programming will run from August 2017 through May 2018.  Partner libraries are eligible to receive reader’s guides, teacher’s guides, bookmarks, posters, and up to thirty copies of the book. Registration for the 2017-18 Great Michigan Read is now open.

      Please contact program officer, James Nelson, at jnelson@mihumanities.org or (517) 372-7770 with any questions.

    • Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street: Water/Ways

      The Michigan Humanities Council invites Michigan libraries to apply to host the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition in 2018 and 2019.

      The Water/Ways exhibition explores how water connects human beings with our surrounding environment, while shedding light on its environmental, cultural, and historical importance. As “The Great Lakes State,” water is an invaluable resource and part of Michigan’s identity, and we are looking for six communities to host the exhibit and share their local water stories. Host communities will have the chance to engage in conversations with water experts, host the exhibit, create additional programming, and help shape the dialogue on Michigan’s water policy.

      The deadline to submit applications is July 10, 2017. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact James Nelson at jnelson@mihumanities.org.


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  • If You Seek a Cool Resource...come to the Library!

    • Spring ahead with your gardening plans!

      If viarray of michigan gardening books arranged in a planter of fake plantssions of buds, blossoms, and vegetable bounties swirl in your head, then there's no time like the present to start planning your 2017 garden.  The Library of Michigan has plenty of books and magazines to help veteran and novice gardeners alike find inspiration and guidance as to how best make a Michigan garden grow.



       


    On the Other Hand: Resources for State Employees

    • LexisNexis Digital Library

      Discover an easy and convenient new 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!


    Bibliography Spotlight

    • Angling for a little fishing?

      fisherman carvingThe lure of fishing in Michigan is as vast as its lakes and rivers. Abundant guides and lore can be snagged at the Library.  Come on in and take the bait!

         
       


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    • Come One, Come All! Device Purchasing Window Now Open!

      It’s been 6 months and 4 days since the last Device Purchasing purchase window closed, but wait no more! The long anticipated day has arrived. The purchasing window opens April 19th. All public school districts, public school academies, non-public K-12 schools, pre-school buildings, intermediate school districts, and Michigan public libraries are eligible to purchase off of the 2017 REMC Device Purchasing Bid Contract. This year there are 43 mobile and desktop devices along with related accessories and options available. For a spreadsheet of items available on this contract, click on  Device Purchasing Planning Spreadsheet (http://www.remcbids.org/customer/download/id/1250).

      As many of you are aware, there are no incentive funds this year, but we still have the same great discounts as in the past. We are keeping our fingers crossed that legislature does provide incentive funding in future years!

      For more information on setting up a SPOT account or making a purchase on SPOT, see the SPOT FAQs (http://www.remcbids.org/customer/download/id/1242).

      Any questions should be sent to spot@remc.org.

      Happy Shopping!





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