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Announcing Michigan Evergreen

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Branch District Library is partnering with the Michigan Library Consortium to be the first library in Michigan to switch to the new Evergreen Library System

Evergreen comes with many new features, and you'll love them all.

We will go live on this new system on August 4th, 2008. In preparation for this change, the Coldwater branch of the 
library will be closed all day for two days:

  • Monday July 14th
  • Monday July 21st

 Sorry for any inconvenience, but the results will be worth it! Keep watching for more Evergreen updates...

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day
May 17th, 2008

"... Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace--many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve. They are also evidence of a harsh but inescapable truth--that the survival of freedom requires great cost and commitment, and great personal sacrifice."
-- President John F. Kennedy, 1963

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

Algansee Internet Celebration


Our Library now has high-speed internet access. Come in and check out how fast you now can connect to your favorites on our computers. We will have cake and punch Tuesday,May 13, all afternoon for this special addition to our Library. Come and join us to celebrate our FAST service!

Algansee Internet


P1010089At long last Algansee township and the Algansee Branch Library have high-speed Internet access! Algansee Township Supervisor, Erica Ewers, deserves a huge "Thank You!" for making this happen. Her work to bring wireless Internet service from DMCI Broadband on a tower provided by the township will benefit the entire community.

This new high-speed access will benefit our patrons, too. Computer time will be more productive, and we will be able to add two new computers starting next week. Also, we now have free wireless access for our patrons. Bring your laptop, PDA, or whatever, and use the library's Internet service while we're open. There are tables inside, or you can sit on the porch and enjoy the fresh air.

Here are the details on our wireless service.

Celebrate Gardening


Join us at the Coldwater Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6th for "How Does Your (Vegetable) Garden Grow?"

In honor of last month's two eco-holidays, Earth Day and Arbor Day, Master Gardener Carole Bolton will share tips and tricks for growing herbs and vegetables in containers, as well as in a regular garden. All are welcome!

For more information, call the Reference Desk at 278-2341, ext. 17.


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