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Library News - Taylor Community Library
Library News
T a yl o r C o m m u n i t y L i b r a r y
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734-287-4840
W W W . t a yl o r . l i b . m i . u s
JAN-FEB
MONDAY - THURSDAY
10:00 AM to 8:00pm
Computer Lab closes at 7:30
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
10:00am to 5:00pm
Computer Lab closes at 4:30
SUNDAY
1:00pm—5:00pm
Computer Lab closes at 4:30
LIBRARY CLOSED
JANUARY 1, 2016
JANUARY 18
FEBRUARY 15
Editor: Sharon K. Richardson
[email protected]
NEW features THIS
Book discussion synopsis
Expanded Children’s Corner
Talking Books and Braille
Assistive Reading Tech Lab
DRGS Article (Genealogy)
NEWS FLASH
A new barcode number (beginning with 29026) is available at your Taylor Community Library. The new barcode identifies you as a Taylor resident and makes
available online services exclusive to Taylor Community Library patrons now and in the future. Ask for a new
card if you wish to access Zinio or Pronounciator.
FREE TAX HELP -Taylor
Community Library
Wed — Feb 17 and 24
1pm—6pm
If your annual household
income is less than $54,000,
set up your appointment
today for this FREE service.
Go to www,waynemetro.org
or call 734-284-6999 or 313388-9799 for instructions on
what documentation you
need to bring with you. Walk
-ins are accepted. Appointments are served first.
WHEELED WALKER
WITH SEAT
AVAILABLE AT DESK
For your
convenience.
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>NEW ONLINE SERVICES<
ZINIO
Read your favorite magazine online, free!
Zinio is an eMagazine service, free for patrons
within the City of Taylor. You may access this
service by using your library card beginning with
29026. The 25 most popular titles are listed
first, with the rest in alphabetical order. Look for
your favorite: TV Guide, National Enquirer, Inc.
Magazine, Highlights for Children
ODILLO
A second E-book service with additional titles
that may not be immediately available in Overdrive.
OCCASIONAL TRAVEL SERIES - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
Experienced travelers Terry and Theresa Moore will entertain you with their trip to
Poland including pictures and useful travel tips. Come and enjoy light refreshments.
Book Discussion Group
You’ll like participating in these lively discussions of interesting books, both current and
classic. Jennifer Klunge hosts on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.
Jan 20 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Set in England, 1946.
Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives.
Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever
(Amazon). Best seller, 2008.
Feb 17 Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, NC. , the Waverley’s garden has it’s own reputation: a
feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Claire
finds the garden useful to her catering business. But when her sister Sydney returns, the sisters
must deal with their common legacy and heal wounds from their past. (Amazon) Best Seller, 2007.
TAYLOR COMMUNIT Y LIBRARY CHILDREN’S CORNER
Taylor Community Library is very pleased to welcome back
Julie Sebest, as Youth Services Librarian. Miss Julie is putting
together a great roster of programs and activities for for 2016.
SPRING CRAFT— TWO
DATES IN MARCH
BIG READ— February
“The Watsons Go to Birmingham” by
Christopher Paul Curtis
Kids read, engage in a book
discussion, and do an art
related piece or poem, followed by Pizza and Pop.
Monday, February 8th - 6pm to 7pm
NEW LEGO™ CLUB
6pm—7pm—First Monday
of each month
Jan through May
1st through 5th graders
Space is limited.
Register for each session
by phone or in person.
(Donations of gently used Legos™
will be greatly appreciated)
MIZ ROZIE—
THE STORYTELLER
Life and Times —
Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement
February 11, 2016 6pm—7pm
An hour of interesting stories that will
entertain and inform.
STORYTIMES Jan through Apr
FAMILY STORYTIME
Thursdays 6:30pm
All ages are welcome, but stories are geared
toward ages 3—6
TODDLER STORYTIME -Tuesdays 10:30am
(SEE CALENDAR FOR DATES)
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WEB: www.taylor.lib.mi.us
MICHIGAN ACTIVITY PASS (MAP)
IS BETTER THAN EVER
Michigan Activity Pass presented by
The Library Network runs May 24, 2015
through May 23, 2016.
Click on the balloon on our web page and on the MAP page
enter your zip code and library. You will see the many available places and activities available to you within easy driving
distance. Clicking on “GET PASS” shows the number of passes
still available. Make your reservations as soon as you can.
Passes are valid for one week. All instructions are on the home
page of your selected attraction. (Passes to the most popular
destinations go quickly.) Directions, open dates and times are
shown for each place. There are so many destinations to
chose from you are sure to find several fun selections. Fascinate your family with a trip to the Wayne Historical Museum,
PuppetART, Bell Isle Park, Arts & Scraps (children’s activities),
or the Cobblestone Farm Museum in Ann Arbor, all within 50
miles of Taylor. All Passes are either discounted or FREE with
the compliments of participating organizations like your Taylor
Community Library.
Pronunciator is a fun and FREE way to
learn any of 80 languages. Go to our
webpage and click the pronunciator
logo. It will take you to a registration
page where you can sign up. Then go
to the website http:/www.pronunciator.com, log in with
your name and password and follow the instructions
to learn any language you select. The online lessons
are interactive and you can work at your own level.
Learn vocabulary, sentences, phrases, conversation,
all at your own pace, up to 22 months of guided instruction per language. New to the site are ProCitizen,
which is a citizenship prep course with 100 instructional
videos, at http://learning. pronounciator.com/
getstarted-pr0citizen.php?library id=19489, and ProTour which gives you virtual city tours for those of you
planning a trip. The site has also added feature films,
streaming major label music, grammar textbooks, and
poetry. Learn online, and get our app for your mobile
device! Convenient, fun and a great way to learn.
Why are we collecting bottlecaps?
Heritage Park and specifically Taylor
South Little League, has been the home
of the Junior League World Series since it began
in 1981. The teams come from all over the
world, and the final game of the week-long event
determines the world champion. The plastic bottle caps you donate go to an Indiana recycling
company which converts the caps into attractive
plastic boards and benches. These will replace
the current aluminum bleachers and dugout
benches, providing better durability and a more
attractive appearance on the field. Thank you for
your continuing plastic bottle cap donations.
NEWS ABOUT THE BRAILE AND TALKING BOOK
PROGRAM AT THE TAYLOR COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Effective July 1, 2015, the Wayne County Braille and
Talking Book Library in Westland closed. Taylor
Community Library is its new home, and services will
continue with the majority of items sent directly to
your home from the Braille and Talking Book Library
in Lansing. All items come with return cards to use
when you are ready. Your Taylor Library will in future
have a small circulating collection on-site and a tollfree number, but these service are not yet available.
The Braille and Talking Book program is new to the
Taylor Community Library and we are still working
out the details. Please call us or check our website
at taylor.lib.mi.us for updates and more information regarding The Braille and Talking Books at
Taylor Community Library.
BROWN BAG TALKING BOOK DISCUSSION
JANUARY TITLES
Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
Gemini: a novel by Carol Wiley Cassella
On the second Wednesday of each month
the group meets for a lively discussion of two
novels, guided by Vanessa Morris. The aim is
to introduce readers to the knowledge and new experiences gained from hearing and discussing interesting
books. We welcome new voices. Any Wayne County
resident who cannot read standard printed matter including those who have difficulty seeing print material or
holding a book can apply to receive talking books. The
book discussion, however, is open to anyone interested
in books. All readers are welcome to join the discussion.
NEW: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB
As part of our transition process, Taylor
Community Library has created an Assistive
Technology lab to better serve people with
reading difficulties. Located in a private room in the library
the lab includes a MagniSight Explorer video magnifier
with many features to make reading easier. After positioning reading material or photos in the camera unit, using
the Size Control changes the magnification level up to 50x
and Auto Focus keeps the image in focus as the magnification changes. The Freeze feature captures the current image on the screen. Another great feature is the Select a
Color switch which changes the image from standard full
color to different two-color combinations that may enhance viewing for the user. As the transition progresses,
more assistive technology will be available for your use.
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WEB: www.taylor.lib.mi.us
A Tour of the DRGS Library
The other day I was asked how long I have
been director of the library. I joined the
society in 1996 and volunteered to work in
the library. I had the honor of working
under Millie Persello who was the director
at that time. Due to health problems she
retired as director in November 1998 but
was able to continue to volunteer until late in 2013. I
became director in 1999 (by default, I think).
In 2007 the Family Tree Magazine sent out surveys to
genealogical libraries and asked about their collections.
We filled out the survey, sent it in, and ‘lo and behold’ we
were honored with an award for being a “small but
mighty” library. This was while the library was still in the
basement of the Lincoln Park Historical Museum. In 2009
the DRGS Library moved into its present home inside the
Taylor Community Library on Pardee in Taylor.
Since we have grown in the several years since the Family Tree Magazine survey and to familiarize you with our
(your) library, I thought it would be nice to give you the
“nickel” tour and add in a few statistics along the way.
We’ll start with the section we call “Reference;” which
occupies approximately 24 linear feet (8 shelves). We
have several of the standard research helps including –
Ancestry’s Red Book, American State, County & Town
Sources; Archives, A Guide to the National Archives Field
Branches; The Library, A Guide to the LDS Family History
Library; The Source, A Guidebook of American Genealogy; Printed Sources, A Guide to Published Genealogical
Sources; The Library of Congress, A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research; Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives; plus other smaller or less
For the beginners we have general research guides such as:
The Family Tree Guide Book, Everything You Need to Know to
Trace Your Genealogy Across North America, and The Everything Family Tree Book, Finding, Charting and Preserving Your
Family History.
For the slightly more experienced researcher we have more
specialized research guides like – Uncovering Your Ancestry
Through Family Photographs, How to Identify, Interpret and
Preserve Your Family’s Visual Heritage; Locating Lost Family
Members & Friends, Modern Genealogical Research Techniques for Locating the People of Your Past and Present; Long
-Distance Genealogy, Researching Your Family History from
Home; Discovering Your Female Ancestors, Special Strategies
for Uncovering Hard-to-find Information About Your Female
Lineage; and Reading Early American Handwriting.
My third favorite is Map Guide to the U. S. Federal Censuses
1790-1920. This book helped me discover that the family
farm didn’t move but the county line did. A companion to this
book is The Census Book, a Genealogist’s Guide to Federal
Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes.
Books on genetic genealogy, internet genealogy, and African
American research finish up the first 2 shelves (6 feet). Three
good books on African-American research are – Discovering
Your African-American Ancestors, How to Find and Record
Your Unique Heritage; Slave Ancestral Research, It’s Something Else; and Black Roots, a Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the
African American Family Tree.
Drop into the library and we’ll be happy to give you a personal
tour. Mary C. Pincek, Library Director
specific works.
I was researching one of my ancestors and was able to
find some land records and a will. The term “Fi Fa”
showed up in these records more than once. Luckily the
DRGS Library has a copy of Black’s Law Dictionary and I
was able to find the meaning of this term. This very
helpful book is in our “Reference” section. Also in this
section is Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry. I have no
royals or ‘titled’ persons but those of you who do might
find this book very informative. The book does a very
nice job of describing and giving the meaning of those
symbols on coats of arms and flags.
Three of my favorite (and most used) books concern
land, documents, and ‘why did they move the farm to the
next county?’ Land & Property Research in the United
States is a great resource for finding and interpreting
those land records, and plotting property lines from land
records to see what great-great-great grandpa’s property
looked like. Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual
Translation Guide has helped me with my Slovak and
Lithuanian research. The book gives examples and explanations of birth and baptismal certificates, passports,
marriage certificates, civil family registration documents,
and much more in several languages – German, Swedish,
French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish,
Czech, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, and Lithuanian. Lists
of words and common names are included.
NEWS ABOUT THE DOWNRIVER GENEALOGY SOCIETY
The Downriver Genealogical Society represents 18 communities in south-eastern Wayne County, Michigan. Specifically: Allen Park, Brownstown, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar,
Grosse Ile, Huron, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge,
Riverview, Rockwood, South Rockwood, Southgate, Taylor,
Trenton, Woodhaven and Wyandotte. We meet on the
third Wednesday of the month (excluding July, August and
December) at 7 o’clock in the evening at:
The Copeland Center
2306 Fourth Street (between
Northline and Eureka Roads)
Wyandotte, Michigan 48192
Upcoming Meetings
December, 2015 – No Meeting.
January 20, 2016 – Dan Mason, Detroit Metro Airport, History and Workers. Dan will talk about the airport and its
history.
For more information go to http://downrivergenealogy.org/
Or call 734-374-8774 for how to join. Our location in the
library is open Tues, Wed, Thurs. from 1pm—5pm
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WEB: www.taylor.lib.mi.us
DON’T HAVE A (FREE) LIBRARY CARD? YOU’RE MISSING OUT on a
host of valuable free services, information and programs provided for you
and your family at your Taylor Community Library. In addition to books and
reference materials your library offers free activities, programs and services
for adults and children.
READING, WATCHING, LEARNING AND LISTENING MATERIALS
BOOKS—FICTION, NON-FICTION: NEW RELEASES, OLD
FAVORITES., CLASSICS, REFERENCE, HOW-TO
DVDS/VHS -7-DAYS – NOT RENEWABLE
ADULT - MOVIES, PBS SPECIALS, TRAVEL & FITNESS
JUVENILE – MOVIES, INSTRUCTIONAL, EDUCATIONAL
MUSIC ON CD – POP, COUNTRY, SOUNDTRACKS, CLASSICAL
BOOKS ON CD – NOVELS, NON-FICTION, SELF IMPROVEMENT
LEARNING ON CD—FOREIGN LANGUAGE LESSONS
MAGAZINES, PERIODICALS, LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, USA TODAY,
NY TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL
COLLEGE CATALOGS AND SELECTION ASSISTANCE
INTER-LIBRARY LOANS OF MATERIALS
ONLINE E-RESOURCES*
NEW! PRONUNCIATOR—LANGUAGE LEARNING ONLINE
E-BOOKS —DOWNLOAD BOOKS WITH “OVERDRIVE” AND
“ODILO” (New Resource)
NEW! ZINIO - READ AND DOWNLOAD POPULAR MAGAZINES ONLINE
*Available to Taylor residents with Library Card in good standing..
WEBSITE at taylor.lib.mi.us – ACCESS LOCAL AND STATE PROGRAMS
DISPLAY TABLE
HIGHLIGHTS
Your Adult Services
Librarian, Jackie W,
keeps display table items
current. Look on the adult
side near the Computer
Lab. Titles change often
and range from biography
to history to current
events. Whatever your
interest, you’re sure to
find it here.
KNITTERS, CROCHETERS
QUILTERS— Drop in and
share ideas in our
Itch to Stitch group
with host Jackie W. Practice
new skills and join a friendly
group of stitching enthusiasts on every
Tuesday from 5:30pm
to 7:30pm. Want to
learn a new technique? Have
a problem with a stitch?
Looking for a quilting pattern?
Here’s a group to help you
find the answer.
Yes, I want to join The Friends of the Taylor Community
Library
Name:
Address:
City:
State: _____ Zip:
Phone:
Dues are $5.00 per year. The Friends of the Taylor Community
Library is a non-profit organization. Give registration form to
Library staff or mail to:
Friends of the Taylor Community Library
c/o Taylor Community Library
12303 Pardee
Taylor, MI 48180
ACTIVITY AND DISCUSSION GROUPS
KNITTING GROUP
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
BOWN BAG TALKING BOOK DISCUSSIONS
CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS - 2016
READING AND ACTIVITY PROGRAMS
CHILDRENS’ SUMMER READING PROGRAM
TODDLERS’ AND PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME PROGRAMS
CHILDRENS’ CRAFT DAYS
LEGO™ CLUB—JAN-MAY 1ST MON OF MONTH (1ST-5TH GRADE)
GENERAL SERVICES AND INFORMATION
INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLETS
PROVIDED BY YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
PROVIDED BY VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS
BUS TIME SCHEDULES FOR THE METRO AREA
BOOK SALE BY FRIENDS OF THE TAYLOR LIBRARY
FAXING —$1.50/PAGE
PRINT CARD—$1.OO
COPYING/PRINTING— .10 BLACK & WHITE— .50 COLOR
COMPUTERS – ADULT AND FILTERED YOUTH COMPUTERS
NEW! ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB - TALKING BOOKS
NEW! WHEELED WALKER WITH SEAT—(AT FRONT DESK)
FREE WIFI THROUGHOUT LIBRARY
USED BATTERY DEPOSIT CONTAINER
USED EYEGLASSES DEPOSIT CONTAINER
FISH & LOAVES FOOD DONATION BARREL
BOTTLE CAP/SCREW CAP COLLECTION POINT
BROWSE OUR LARGE
PRINT COLLECTION
Remember we are adding new titles each
month. Check often or
ask for new books by
your favorite authors.
You can always
put new books on
hold.
PUZZLE & CHESS AND
GAME TABLE
Stop in and add a few
pieces to our PERPETUAL PUZZLE near the
adult Nonfiction sign. Or,
make a few chess moves.
All puzzles are received
from generous Taylor residents and maintained by
Janice Black.
The Friends of the Taylor Library hold used book sales at the Library
in the Laptop Lounge on the 3rd Saturday of each month except May,
and December. With funds raised from the book sales in 2013 and
2014, the Friends have supported your library by providing funds for:
 a Nook for your library’s use
 four adjustable tables for the StoryTime room
 new PBS series DVDs and current new movies on DVD.
 refreshments for Library events
 subscribing to Book Page and other publications for our patrons.
 a laptop computer and a digital camera for your library’s use
 books for special donation programs
 Ecology books for Ecology Reading Program
 shelf labels for shelving the Juvenile Series books
 a laminating machine for signs and notices
 complete set of Shakespeare plays on CD
 Subscription to Michigan Gardener
Your Library benefits when you join the Friends, shop at the book sales,
or donate gently-used books or movies. Friendly faces are always welcome on book sale day.
Officials of Friends of the Taylor Library
Virginia Christie, President
Lynn Maniak, Vice President
Caroline Archibald, Treasurer
Sandy Bates, Secretary
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JANUARY 2016
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
1
2
CLOSED
NEW YEAR’S
DAY
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4
5
LEGO CLUB
6PM-7PM
6
7
13
14
FAMILY
STORYTIME
6:30PM
TODDLER
STORYTIME
10:30AM
8
9
15
16
Itch to Stitch
5:30 – 7:45
10
11
LIBRARY COMMISSION 7PM
17
18
CLOSED
MARTIN
LUTHER KING
DAY
24
25
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TODDLER
STORYTIME
10:30AM
Itch to Stitch
5:30 – 7:45
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BROWN BAG
TALKING BOOK
DISCUSSION
NOON—1:30pm
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21
22
23
29
30
FAMILY
STORYTIME
6:30PM
Itch to Stitch
5:30 – 7:45
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27
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TODDLER
STORYTIME
10:30AM
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BOOK SALE
10 AM – 3 PM
LIBRARY BOARD
MEETING 7:00 PM
BOOK
DISCUSSION
6:30pm
TODDLER
STORYTIME
10:30AM
FAMILY
STORYTIME
6:30PM
FAMILY
STORYTIME
6:30PM
Itch to Stitch
5:30 – 7:45
FEBRUARY 2016
SUNDAY
MONDAY
1
TUESDAY
2
LEGO CLUB
6PM-7PM
WEDNESDAY
3
4
TODDLER
STORYTIME
10:30AM
8
9
10
“BIG READ”
6-7 PM
LIBRARY COMMISSION 7PM
14
15
CLOSED
PRESIDENT’S
DAY
Itch to Stitch
5:30 – 7:45
16
10:30AM
Itch to Stitch
5:30 – 7:45
21
22
23
TODDLER
STORYTIME
10:30AM
Itch to Stitch
5:30 – 7:45
28
29
5
11
BROWN BAG
TALKING BOOK
DISCUSSION
NOON—1:30pm
17
“STARFISH”
SPECIAL
STORYTIME
FRIDAY
18
12
13
19
20
BOOK SALE
10 AM – 3 PM
25
TAX HELP
1PM-6PM
6
MIZ ROSIE
STORYTELLER
6-7 PM
TAX HELP
1PM-6PM
BOOK
DISCUSSION
6:30PM
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SATURDAY
OCCASIONAL
TRAVEL SERIES
2:00 PM
FAMILY
STORYTIME
6:30PM
Itch to Stitch
5:30 – 7:45
7
THURSDAY
FAMILY
STORYTIME
6:30PM
26
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