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HAPPY 2014!! 




Happy New Year from your Mason County District Libraries! Celebrate the New Year of 2014 by reading something new... and see below for how to get new arrival alerts. More movie DVDs have been added to our shelves, and there are new magazines and newspapers available daily. Our website is available 24/7 from your computer or tablet, http://www.MCDLibrary.org, where you can keep up to date on happenings with the interactive calendar, or click around to find about the numerous resources and programs that are available at both Ludington and Scottville libraries.


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. Also, new books are available ever day via the library's UpNorth Digital Collection, the electronic lending library. Use your smart phone, iPad, Kindle, Nook, or other eReader device and borrow today! And if you love magazines, you can read your favorite titles (over 70) available at Zinio - with free checkout and you never need to return them. You just download and read -  FREE. Need help with a new digital device? See the "Digital Saturdays" article below. Lisa be available, and can help walk you through the "how-to" and help you enjoy digital borrowing.





 New Book Alerts 

Discovery Club

In January, Discovery Club is meeting on the 1st Wednesday. 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.

Children in grades 2-5 are invited on Wednesday, January 8, at 4 pm. Snacks are provided. Please call 231-843-8465 if you have questions.
Family Craft Time in Scottville

The whole family can join in for family crafts. Come in to the Scottville Library on Tuesday, January 7, from 3-5:30 pm. This month, the craft is Beaded Snowflakes. Families are invited to drop in any time between 3:00 and 5:30 pm. 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, January 7 at 6:00 pm, adult crafters are invited to the West Shore Bank Room at the Ludington Library. There is a limit of 20 participants. Supplies are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated. 


Forthcoming Books 

Click this link to find out which bestselling books will coming in to your Libraries in January and February. The list is sorted two different ways. One list is sorted by author, the other list is sorted by release date.
New! Author Alerts
Get notified by email or text message when our libraries order new items by your favorite authors or performers. This new service is easy to sign up for. Go to http://authoralerts.org/?SiteID=3376 to register for this free Author Alert service.


Christmas Break Children's Activities 

Children of all ages are invited to the Mason County District Library in Ludington during Christmas break for free children's activities. There will be crafts and art projects, puzzles, and card and board games available from 10:30-5:30 pm on Thursday and Friday, January 2 and 3, and on the weekends as staffing permits.
In addition, there will also be video games and Legos on some of the days, depending on available space. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All Mason County District programs are free.



Book Discussion Group - January   

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, January 17th. 
This month's book is "And the Mountains Echoed", a fictional novel by Khaled Hosseini. 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.

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

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...

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. 


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/Tenant, Deeds, Power of Attorney, Bankruptcy and more.


1998 to Present 
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived 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.

 Universal Class

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. 


 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 February


First Tuesday Scottville Craft  - Tuesday, February 4

Adult Craft - Ludington - Tuesday, February 4
Discovery Club - Ludington - Wednesday, February 5



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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