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Featured Program for Adults
Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 PM
“The Orphan Train in Michigan”
Did you know 12,500 orphans from New York City and the Boston area were placed in Michigan from 1854 to 1927? Al and David Eicher, research historians and television producers, spent a year and a half in research and gathering photographs about the Orphan Train Riders in Michigan. They have produced a lecture and a video documentary about this event in Michigan’s history, depicting in great detail the selection process and being an Orphan Train Rider. Please come hear about this little known part of Michigan history!
Teens and kids of all ages are invited to make a dream catcher in celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Light refreshments provided. This is a drop in program; no registration is required.
Beginning January 6, the Library will begin offering text messaging for hold pick up through our catalog. Patrons may opt in to receive a text message, rather than an e-mail, when items on hold come in to the Library.
To opt in, please visit the Library's catalog athttp://catalog.tln.lib.mi.usand follow the links to the manage "My Account" page. Under the My Account menu, select the "Text Message Notification" option. You will be prompted to log on with your Library card bar code number (entered without spaces) and your PIN. Once logged on, click the "Add Phone" button. This will allow you to add a cell phone number for notification. On the following screen, you will be asked to label the new phone number. This may be labeled anything like "CELL" or another name. Add the 10 digit phone number (without spaces, hyphens or parentheses) in the appropriate box and check the "Hold Pickup Notice" box. To finish, click the "Save Changes" button and you should be all set to receive notices for holds that have arrived at the Library. Please note, it may take 24 hours for this service to activate. Due to costs, our cooperative has implemented this for hold pickup notice only. Notices for items coming due or overdue materials will NOT be sent via text message at this time.
What's Popular in Fiction (NYT Hardcover)
Weeks on List
SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”
THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.
COMMAND AUTHORITY, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. (Putnam.) President Jack Ryan and his son, a covert intelligence expert, try to counter a Russian threat in Tom Clancy’s last novel before his death.
DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King. (Scribner.) Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a gift.
What's Popular in Nonfiction (NYT Hardcover)
Weeks on List
THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Crown Forum.) Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.
KILLING JESUS, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.
DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown.) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SECRET SIX, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. (Sentinel.) The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.
THE BULLY PULPIT, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Simon & Schuster.) The author of “Team of Rivals” explores the relationships between Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the muckraking press.