Orchard Lake Fine Arts Show, July 25-26

July 20, 2009

Visit the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show this weekend at St. Mary’s Schools!

July 24 – 26, 2009 – Orchard Lake, MI
Friday 6pm – 9pm Ticketed Artist Pre-Party
Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm



Visit the DIA for free!

July 16, 2009

On Sunday, July 19, 2009, general admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts is free. 

It is Target Free Family Sunday! 


Free Admission to Detroit Historical Museum during July

July 14, 2009

During the month of July 2009, admission to the Detroit Historical Museum is FREE thanks to PVS Chemicals.

Hours to the Museum are Wed. – Fri. 9:30 AM to 3 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM.

For more details:  http://detroithistorical.org/main/dhm/hours.aspx

In addition, celebrate Detroit’s 308th birthday at the museum on Sunday July 26th from 1 to 4 PM.  Admission to this event is also free (and there will be cake)!

Visit http://detroithistorical.org/main/calendar_item.aspx?ID=116 for more event details.

Advocacy in tough times

July 9, 2009

The Library of Michigan has partnered with EBSCO Information Services to promote Michigan libraries and the Michigan eLibrary.  Promotional ads will run on many Michigan radio stations between the week of July 6th and the week of August 24th.  The audio file can be found here.

From Deb Biggs Thomas of the Library of Michigan:  “This promotional campaign is being totally underwritten by EBSCO, and we are impressed by and delighted about their commitment to libraries in general and to Michigan libraries in particular during these challenging economic times ….  This is excellent publicity for what we do best–empowering all Michigan residents to read, to be informed, to learn and grow as people!”

Mel.org Advocacy resources: http://mel.org/SPT–BrowseResourcesPromotions.php?ParentId=829

MeL Marketing and Promotional kits: http://mel.org/SPT–BrowseResourcesPromotions.php?ParentId=874

Health library calculator and Marygrove literary map

July 1, 2009
  • The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has created a calculator (found here: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/evaluation/calculator.html) to measure how much your library is worth to your institution.  From the website: “How much would it cost to replace your library services on the retail market? Calculate what it would cost to buy library services – at a book store, through pay per view for articles, from an information broker – if you and your library weren’t there.”
  • Marygrove College – Follow this link (http://www.marygrove.edu/ids/detroit_literary_map.asp) to a literary map which shows locations with literary significance around Detroit. You can click on a number on the map or a hyperlink in the list below to read more about that location.  Also on the page are links to bibiliographies of books about or that take place in Detroit and its surroundings.