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3/6/2015 - 10:30 AM

3/7/2015 - 1:00 PM
Medieval Madness

3/10/2015 - 10:30 AM

3/12/2015 - 4:00 PM
Sit & Knit

3/12/2015 - 5:30 PM
Paper Bag Writiers

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New Catalog Coming Soon

On March 30, we will be switching to a new online catalog called Enterprise. This new catalog was developed in response to the survey conducted last year by Valley Library Consortium, the providers of our information systems. It is much more user-friendly than our existing catalog, and incorporates many of the features our patrons requested.

While Enterprise has many great new features, it is unable to import your "My List" data. If you have a list, please be sure you save its information (print it, jot it down, or email it to yourself) before March 30. Once Enterprise is installed, you will have to reenter the information into your new list. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we're sure you're going to love Enterprise!

Tax Forms

The IRS budget for forms and publications was significantly cut by Congress. For this reason, we are receiving only tax forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, in limited quantities. No instruction booklets will be provided by the IRS to the library.

You will be able to view and download forms and instructions at, or you can go to to have forms mailed to you. You may also call 1-800-829-3676 to order tax products to be delivered to you by mail.

We will be able to download forms and print them for you at the library for a charge of 10 cents per page.

Leave a Legacy: Author Visit
March 21 at 1:30 pm

Meet writer Christine Pechacek, author of the memoirs If I Had Wanted a Trip Through Hell, I Would Have Bought My Own Ticket and Is It Too Late To Get My Money Back? Christine will talk about her work and offer insights into how to share your own stories to leave a personal legacy.

Poetry Reading
March 25, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Terry Wooten, a professional poet and poet-in-residence at Imlay City Middle School,  will read from his newly published work, The Stone Circle Poems. The volume features poems from over four decades of Terry's writing career. Enjoy Terry's poems and get some tips on writing your own, just in time for National Poetry Month in April!

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MeL Minute
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Chilton Repair Manuals Online

Between potholes, snow drifts, black ice, and road salt our vehicles have been taking quite a beating over the past few months (and it's not over yet). Some may even need repair or body work or a little maintenance.  Maybe we'd like to tackle the job ourselves and need step by step instructions, illustrations, and specifications.  Or, we don't feel qualified to handle the tasks ourselves but want to be well-informed when hiring a professional and have an idea of what's involved.  Vehicle enthusiasts have long used print versions of Chilton Repair Manuals and fortunately, electronic versions of hundreds of these manuals are available in the MeL database Chilton Library.  Labor estimating, bulletins/recalls, maintenance, and repair are included as are wiring and vacuum diagrams, close-up photographs, and more.  Start out by selecting the year, make and model to see what is available for your vehicle.  Model years 1940 (select makes) to the present, trucks, SUVs, imports and domestic, are all included. 

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