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The chill is setting in, but it is warm inside your Ludington and Scottville Libraries. Dozens of new books and DVDs arrive each month, so you should stop in -- or browse from our redesigned website. Visit http://www.MCDLibrary.org on your computer or tablet. Find kid's books, audio-books, fiction, non-fiction, magazines, and reference books, as well as electronic materials. Our libraries are here to provide you with great reading, entertainment, information and education. There are plenty of resources and programs available at both Ludington and Scottville libraries for all ages to join in.


Click the 'NEW BOOK ALERTS' below to see just some of the new books and DVDs the library offers. Visit the library and check them out or go online to reserve them. Don't have time to come to the library? MCDL's collection of downloadable eBooks, audio-books, music and videos continues to grow. You can use your smart phone, Android tablet, iPad, or other eReader to borrow and read through the library's UpNorth Digital Collection. And if you love magazines then read your favorite titles (over 70) available at Zinio - with no check out or return. You just download and read -  FREE. Need help with the electronic device? See the "Digital Saturdays" article below. Someone can help walk you through the "how-to" and help you enjoy digital borrowing.





 New Book Alerts 

Family Craft Time in Scottville

Looking for a fun activity to do with the whole family? Come in to the Scottville Library Tuesday, November 5, from 3-5:30 pm. To help celebrate Thanksgiving, the craft will be Pumpkin Centerpieces. The whole family is invited for a fun filled crafting good time. All supplies are provided. Snacks and refreshments are served. It's a good time for all. Please call 231-757-2588 if you have questions.
Adult Craft in Ludington
Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00 pm, crafters are invited to the West Shore Bank Room at the Ludington Library to create holiday cards, tags, and gift boxes.  This activity is open to adults only.  There is a limit of 20 participants.  Supplies are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated. 


Discovery Club
Discovery Club at the Ludington Library is meeting on 1st Wednesdays at 4:00 pm. Retired teacher Kathy Radtke will lead students as they explore or world through books, games, art, and other activities. For the 2013-2014 school year, the theme is Discovering Michigan. November is the S.S. Badger. 
Children in grades 2-5 are invited on Wednesday, November 6, at 4 pm to learn the story of the S.S. Badger and help create a huge mosaic wall mural. Snacks are provided. Please call 231-843-8465 if you have questions.


Book Discussion Group - November   

A book discussion group meets at the Ludington Library, on the 3rd Friday of each month, at 9:30 am. The next meeting will be Friday, November 15th. 
This month's book is the nonfiction: "City of Scoundrels" by Gary Krist. Visit or call the Libraries at 231-843-8465 or 231-757-2588 to reserve a copy.
If you are interested in joining, or would like more information, please email Librarian@MCDLibrary.org - or ask for details at the Ludington Front Desk.

Holiday Wreath Sale
The holidays are just around the corner and Mason County District Library is now taking orders for holiday wreaths. There are a variety of sizes and fashions available, from small and natural to huge and glitzy. All the wreaths are made from fresh-cut Michigan evergreens. Orders will be taken through November 16. Wreath pick-up will be Tuesday, December 3, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  


Adult Craft Night, Nov. 19


Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00 pm crafters are invited to the West Shore Bank Room at Ludington Library to create decorated notepads, gift tags and pins. This activity is open to adults only. There is a limit of 20 participants. Supplies are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated.


Christmas Tree Decorating Craft

Mason County District Library will host a Christmas tree decorating craft beginning Thursday, November 21, 1:00 pm, and continuing throughout the weekend, at the Ludington Library. Anyone interested is invited to help create decorated cardboard cutout Christmas trees. Participants may drop by the Library any time between Thursday, November 21 at 1:00 pm and Sunday, November 24 at 4:00 pm to create their tree. 


Children under age 8 MUST be accompanied by an ADULT at all times during the event. All supplies and materials for the "trees" will be provided by the library. Completed Christmas trees will be displayed at the Ludington Library through the holiday season. ALL Mason County District Library events are free of charge.


Closed Thanksgiving Day

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Libraries in Ludington and Scottville will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2013.

Parade Open House

Parade watchers are invited to the Ludington Library on Saturday, November 30, 4:00-6:00 pm - before the Aglow On The Avenue holiday parade - to warm up with hot cocoa, cookies, and holiday music. Children's activities will also be provided. Come celebrate the holiday season at your library! Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All Mason County District Library programs are free.

Get Your Free Pass into MI Big Green Gym!

Thanks to support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Library of Big Green  Michigan, FREE passes into MI Big Green Gym are available through nearly 500 libraries around Michigan. More than 100 state parks are available for you to explore - many offering free Rec 101 programs. Choose your state park by visiting the Michigan DNR Parks and Trails Directory!

Passes are valid for seven days after check-out and are good for one free day into any state park or recreation area, or at the KLR Splashpad in Oxford Township, a universally accessible facility that is a hit with kids of all ages and abilities.

Get your FREE pass at your Ludington or Scottville Library today!
Dig into Digital at the Libraries 

The Library continues to offer one-on-one instruction on using eReaders and audio devices with Library materials. Drop in Saturdays any time between 12:00 noon and 4:30 pm at Ludington Library to test drive top-selling devices and learn how to use the Library's FREE downloadable collection. 


If you are in the Scottville area, Chris is also available for digital help on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 and 7:30


If you already have a device and are looking for assistance, please bring a laptop, if possible, and the USB cable to connect your device to a computer.


Questions? Call (231) 843-8465 or email LDains@MCDLibrary.org
Access the Library's digital collection online at MCDLibrary.org/upnorth


Block Party Saturdays   

Children and their families are invited to a Block Party using Lego brand bricks every Saturday between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, at Ludington Library. Blocks will be provided by the library. Children under age 3 are NOT invited to this event - there are many, many small parts that could be ingested. 


Great Services available 24/7, from anywhere, through your Library


Alexander Street Streaming Music 

A collection of over 255,000 streaming music recordings - A Capella to Zydeco.  Collections include Classical Music, World Music and American Traditional and Folk Music. 
Stream to your computer, iPod, iPhone or Android smartphone.



Get unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet enabled devices.  Patrons can also watch on Roku. 


Gale Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues including; Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Divorce, LLC & Incorporations, Name Change, Landlord/Tennant, Deeds, Power of Attorney, Bankruptcy and more.



Ludington Daily News Archives
1998 to Present
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and mucn more from current andarchived issues of the Ludington Daily News. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials,announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.
Access it for Free through the library.



Borrow books & other items from hundreds of Michigan Libraries. Search, select and have your request delivered to your library in Ludington or Scottville for pickup.



Learn American Sign Language in FREE interactive online lessons. All you need is your MCDL registration number. Use Signing Savvy in a variety of ways to practice your sign language skills.



A collection of THOUSANDS of downloadable audiobooks & eBooks including
all Project Gutenberg public domain titles that are always available and do not count within the check-out limit. Download your selection to Nooks, Kindles, and many other eReaders, iPhones, iPads & iPods, Android devices and more... 


Take advantage of over 500 FREE online courses on wide range of topics, all taught by live instructors. Although not for credit, many courses offer Continuing Education Units

for formal educational advancement.

Take courses from AromaTherapy to Wedding Planning 101


A language-learning service, with over 90 language options including

English for speakers of other languages. 



A collection of 80+ popular and specialty electronic magazines from Zinio, the world's largest digital newsstand. Read selections on a computer, Kindle, or Apple or Android mobile devices. 

 Weekly Events for Pre-Schoolers


Pre-School-K: Happy Feet with Ms Karen -
Ludington - Monday 10 am 
Pre-School-K: Story Time with Ms Sue -
Ludington - Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am
Pre-School-K: Story Time with Ms Tammy -
Ludington - Thursday - 10 am


Pre-School-K:  Story Time with Ms Robin -
Scottville - Wednesday - 10 am

Weekly Programs for Kids   
Creative Kids - Express Yourself through Crafts -
Ludington - Monday, 
Tuesday & Thursday, 4 - 5:30 pm
 Saturday, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Games Galore - Board Games and More - 
Ludington - Wednesday, 4 pm 
Book Club - Reading, Games & Activities with Ms Leona -
 Ludington - Thursday 4 pm 


Block Party with Legos® (ages 3 and older) -

Ludington - Saturday 1 pm - 4 pm

Book Club - Reading, Games & Activities with Ms Leona -
 Scottville  - Wednesday 4 pm

Don't forget! Self-directed reading, games for all ages, coloring sheets,
our KWCC sailboat, a Thomas and Friends train table,
dollhouse, and costumes are available for fun whenever the Library is open. 

Looking ahead to December


First Tuesday Scottville Craft  - Tuesday, December 2

Adult Craft - Ludington - Tuesday, December 2
Discovery Club - Ludington - Wednesday, December 4
Christmas Craft Night - Ludington - Friday, December 6
Santa Photos - Ludington - Saturday, December 21
Create a Gift (all day) - Ludington - Thurs & Fri, Dec 19 & 20
Light Up the Lake! Family Party - Ludington - December 31  
Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult when
 attending any program or using any library service. 
ALL Mason County District Library programs are free.

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