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    • American flag with red poppies and the words memorial day Closed Memorial Day Weekend

      The Library will be closed Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.  Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31.

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      Initially inspired by the Library's historical newspaper clippings, we wanted to bring the events of the state to social media. With our focus on what's happening in Michigan and statewide library services we felt that Facebook would be an expedient avenue with which to circulate news and events. Join us!

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      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.

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    • man with hands on head looking at overwhelming maze Who moved my film??!

      We did, and we apologize for the inconvenience! Please bear with us as we juggle our newspaper microfilm collection to accommodate construction needs. For the next month, film will be hard to find, or in some instances, completely inaccessible. Please call ahead for the latest information on specific titles.  517-373-1300.

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    Upcoming Events at LM

    • Michigan romance author Beverly Jenkins Michigan Romance Writers Author Event with Beverly Jenkins and Others

      Date:  June 11, 2016  
      Time:  12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

      Library of Michigan, 2nd floor conference room

      Michigan Romance Writers Panel Discussion & Open House 12:30—1:15

      A Discussion with Author Beverly Jenkins 1:30—2:30

      On Saturday, June 11th, the Library of Michigan will host its very first Michigan Romance Writers Event. It will feature the nationally known writer, Beverly Jenkins. Ms. Jenkins has received numerous awards, including five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards, two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times magazine, and a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild. Ms. Jenkins was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th century by AABLC, the nation's largest on-line African-American book club. She was recently ...

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    • social media Library Snapshot Day June 13-17

      The Library of Michigan is spearheading an American Library Association (ALA) initiative this summer called Library Snapshot Day. It’s a time for libraries to get out and use data to demonstrate the value and impact they have on their communities. In Michigan we’re going to share this data via social media. Participation takes place during the week of June 13-17. 

      You can participate one day or every day, and contribute via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest using the hashtag #MiLibSnap.

      The event is scheduled after conference season and is well situated to support summer reading participation. We suggest that you pull stats out of your annual report or collect data such as door counts between now and snapshot day. The objective is to share the impact of your library on your community in eye-catching ways. 

      Some ideas for demonstrating that impact include: Use photos of the staff and facilities to personalize and put a face on your library; promote programming activities, outreach events, author tours, genealogy, and local history resources; and use stats such as circulation numbers to make your point. Get creative. You already know what you do best.  

      Check out the tools below for creating great visuals.

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      Please tag your posts with #MiLibSnap and we look forward to seeing your great posts on social media.