“Art in the Library” at Rochester College

February 25, 2009
“Ham Library on the campus of Rochester College is hosting an Art in the Library Reception for local artist Al Sonnenberg on Saturday March 14 from 7-9 pm.  Mr Sonnenberg studied at the Center for Creative Studies focusing primarily on color, design, and drawing. He worked for a number of years in visual marketing and store planning for several retailers including Dayton Hudson in Detroit and Minneapolis.  He and his wife, Linda, recently moved to Shelby Township from The Pointes. He was active in the Grosse Pointe Art Association and currently belongs to the Shelby Art Association.  Mr Sonnenberg works in oil, acrylic, graphite and wood. The artist states, ‘Drawing and painting allow me to relive moments of my life, escape to any place at a moment’s notice, and see reassuring evidence of God in the world around me. The trees and waters of Michigan and northern Ontario canoe country are an inspiration to me as they must have been for Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven in the early 1990s.’ Mr Sonnenberg’s art will be on display in Ham Library through May 2009. For more information call 248-218-2268 or e-mail akeller@rc.edu.”
                                     –From Ham Library’s Facebook page
(Rochester College Ham Library is located at 800 West Avon Rd., Rochester Hills, MI  48307).

New Orleans Jazz Tonight at WSU

February 24, 2009

There will be “A History of New Orleans Jazz” lecture, book signing and reception tonight, Tuesday February 24, 2009 from 7 to 9 PM in the Bernath Auditorium at the Wayne State University Undergraduate Library.  The event is presented by WSU’s Department of Africana Studies and co-sponsored by WSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the University Library System.

Author/musician Larry Gabriel and internationally renowned jazz musician Charlie Gabriel and his band will be featured at the musical presentation and discussion.  A book signing for “Daddy Plays Old-Time New Orleans Jazz” by Larry Gabriel will follow in the Community Room on the third floor in the library. Refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, read the blog article.

Podcasting for Medical Libraries

February 23, 2009

          MDMLG (Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group) invites you to get 3 Medical Library Association CE’s while learning a new skill, Podcasting. The course will be held twice (a morning or afternoon session) on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Adamany Undergraduate Library at Wayne State University. The class is limited to 20 participants. It will be hands-on in the computer lab.

For more information on the course: http://nnlm.gov/training/podcast
To register, click here.
The registration deadline is March 12th.
For further information, contact Juliet Mullenmeister,
MDMLG Professional Development Committee.

AANM Big Read Kickoff and Other Events

February 18, 2009

March 1, 2009 is the date for The Big Read Kickoff Hafleh (Party) at the Arab American National Museum.  At the kickoff party, which begins at noon, the main floor of the AANM will be “transformed” into an Egyptian café.  Dr. Trevor Legassick of the University of Michigan, who translated the book from Arabic into English, will speak at 1:30 p.m. in the AANM Library & Resource Center. RSVP with Kristin at 313-624-0223.

According to their website, the Arab American National Museum is “offering hundreds of free copies of the 1961 novel The Thief and the Dogs by Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, thanks to a $10,000 NEA grant and a $10,150 grant from Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET).  Some 17 free related public events – book discussions, films, lectures, even backgammon lessons – will take place around metro Detroit. Venues include the AANM, public library branches, universities and bookstores. Some events will be conducted in both English and Arabic.”  Events will take place  at the Arab American National Museum, the Dearborn Public Library, Wayne State University, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Barnes & Noble (Allen Park), and Sterling Heights Public Library.

The events at Wayne State University include:

Film Screening: 
Adrift on the Nile
Wednesday, March 4, 2009   
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Bernath Auditorium, UGL

Film Screening: 
Umm Kulthum:  A Voice Like Egypt
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Bernath Auditorium, UGL

Book Discussion: 
The Thief and the Dogs (al-Liss wa-al-Kilab) by Naguib Mahfouz
Thursday, March 26, 2009 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
UGL Community Room


February 12, 2009

After hubbub in the library world over OCLC’s new Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records (click here for the summary) and its postponement, OCLC has released this statement about a new “Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship to represent the membership and inform OCLC on the principles and best practices for sharing library data. The group will discuss the Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records with the OCLC membership and the global library community.”   


New DALNET Emergency #

February 10, 2009

At the Project Managers meeting on February 9th, DALNET staff handed out new emergency cards with a new phone number to contact staff in case of technical emergencies, including loss of access to Horizon circulation or the OPAC. If any libraries have a need for more laminated cards, please let the office know.

Click here to login to the DALNET website for more emergency contact information or to download the DALNET emergency card for printing.

NIH Videocast Collection

February 10, 2009

The DALNET office has added MARC records for over 50 online videos from the National Institutes of Health to the DALNET catalog and plans to add more.  The videos come from two series: Medicine for the Public and the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Lectures

To see the records in the DALNET catalog:  Click here

DALNET members can contact the office if they want assistance adding the records to their catalogs.

CUAA hosts Metro Parent’s Camp & Activity Fair

February 5, 2009

On Saturday, February 7, 2009, Concordia University Ann Arbor will host Metro Parent’s Super Summer for Kids Camp & Activity Fair from 11 AM to 3:30 PM.    Admission is free and parents will be able to meet representatives from over 80 camps and summer programs for kids ages 3 to 18.

For more information:
                * Flyer
                * Metro Parent website

February Events at DPL

February 2, 2009

Kick-off your African American History Month at the Detroit Public Library!  For all the info, visit www.detroitpubliclibrary.org!

Fred Hart Williams Genealogy Society African American History Month Program
Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(formal program followed by reception)
Location: Main Library – Old Fine Arts

World Market
Saturday, February 7, Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Come to the Detroit Public Library’s World Market where you’ll find wonderful arts & crafts, sample delicious ethnic foods, and enjoy live entertainment.
Main Library – Adam Strohm Hall

Heart Healthy History Hunt
Get involved and discover history through this exciting scavenger hunt experience at the Detroit Public Library and the Detroit Historical Museum. Join the fun by getting your Heart Healthy History Hunt questions from the American Heart Association’s table at the World Market in Strohm Hall.

Also, keep in mind these events:

Main Library

Flick Night: Stomp the Yard
Friday, February 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

College Saturday: African American Greek Organizations
Saturday, Febraury 7, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

Musical Heritage Journey – African American Sing-A-Long
Wednesday, February 11, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Audience sing-a-long with PowerPoint lyrics led by DPL’s Lyrical Librarians.
Music and Performing Arts

Hollywood in Black & White
Wednesday, February 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
A historical look at the world of cinema through the contributions of African Americans.
Hackley Reading Room

African American Genealogy on the Web
Saturday, February 21
Part 1 – 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Part 2 – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
This two-part program introduces basic African American genealogy and advanced specialized databases available for research.
Burton Historical Collection

Afternoon @ the Movies: Antwone Fisher Story (PG-13)
Saturday, February 14, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Popular Library

Comerica Java & Jazz Concert Series Kick-off
Tuesday, February 17, 6:00 p.m.
Join us as we welcome Allan Barnes and Giant Step to the 9th season kick-off of the Comerica Java & Jazz Concert Series.
Old Browsing

65th Annual E. Azalia Hackley Collection Concert
Wednesday, February 18, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Join us for An Evening of Jazz & Blues featuring two outstanding pianists: Johnny O’Neal and Geri Allen. Tickets required: $15.00 & $30.00. For more information call 313 833-4042.
Friends Auditorium

Field Trip: Detroit Institute of Arts
Friday, February 20, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

Paradise Valley/Black Bottom Poets
Saturday, February 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lecture and discussion by Wayne State University Professor Melba Joyce Boyd and Marygrove College Professor Frank Rashid.
Art & Literature Department

Know Your History: Quiz Challenge
Saturday, February 21, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a “Jeopardy style” quiz for teens. Teams compete for prizes.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

History Forum with Seniors of Hannan House
Friday, February 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

Game Wars with Seniors of Hannan House
Friday, February 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

Urban Fiction Book Club
Saturday, February 28, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Popular Library

Bowen Branch

Black History Heroes and Sheroes Puppet Show & Games
Thursday, February 5, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Watch an exciting puppet show about African American History @ the library.

Movies @ Bowen – Their Eyes Were Watching God
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Campbell Branch

Black History Story Hour
Wednesday, February 18, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate African American History Month with great stories @ the library. For children ages 4-9 years old.

Black History Month Book Club for Adults
Saturday, February 28, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Chandler Park Branch

Black History Heroes and Sheroes Puppet Show
Saturday, February 14
3:00 – 4:00 p.m

Stories from the Underground Railroad presented by Tanya Dallas
Saturday, February 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Chaney Branch

Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, February 11, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Hear stories, make music and create crafts from African stories.

Chase Branch

Civil Rights Sports Movies Film Festival
Monday, February 23 – Thursday, February 26, 3:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Movies & popcorn @ the library.

Civil Rights, Civil Wrongs
Saturday, February 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Learn and relive history through audience participation as we present the famous Rosa Parks Bus reenactment.

Conely Branch

Black History Heroes and Sheroes Puppet Show
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Duffield Branch

31st Annual Albert H. Mallory Black Heroes Oratorical Essay Contest
Saturday, February 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Students in grades 3-8 present their prize-winning essays.

Edison Branch

African American History Movies
Saturday, February 7, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Family friendly films will be shown @ the library for African American History Month.

Elmwood Park Branch

Video Day
Saturday, February 7, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Join us as we watch the movie Nightjohn and enjoy refreshments @ the library.

Franklin Branch

African American History Month Family Program
Saturday, February 7, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Hubbard Branch

Saturday, February 7, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Stories told in the African tradition along with quilting

African American Folktales, Poems & Songs with Madelyn Porter
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Knapp Branch

Celebrating Black History with Jazzy Musical Melodies
Wednesday, February 11, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Love jazz? Stop by the Knapp Branch and experience a jazzy musical treat with the Renaissance High School Jazz Band.

Lincoln Branch

African American Book Discussion Club
Saturday, February 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Books by African American authors will be discussed.

Black History Heroes and Sheroes Puppet Show
Wednesday, February 11, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Puppets featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman and many more.

Movie Night @ Lincoln – The Great Debaters (PG-13)
Wednesday, February 18, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Movie time for all ages at the library.

Mark Twain Annex

Black History After School Fun
Tuesday, February 3, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Black History Movie and Craft Day
Saturday, February 7, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Black History Coloring Contest with Prizes
Tuesday, February 10, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Children color for prizes!

African Jewelry Making Fun
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Black History Heroes and Sheroes Puppet Show
Saturday, February 28, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Monteith Branch

Madelyn Porter Presents… Life is Fine
Saturday, February 21, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Sherwood Forest Branch

African American History Celebration
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
African storytelling and Civil Rights, Civil Wrongs with Joyce Kinniebrew. For children ages 5 and up.

Skillman Branch

Compuware presents Noontime Concerts
Wednesday, February 18 , Noon
Join us as we welcome the Evan Garr to the Skillman Branch Library.

Wilder Branch

African Cooking
Saturday, February 7, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
African dishes demonstrated at the Wilder Branch Library.

African Drums & Dance
Saturday, February 14, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Baba Shomari and Roland Matthews present an inspiring program of African drums and dance.


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