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Thursday 12:30 pm 8:30 pm
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Welcome to the Coleman Area Library. The Library provides access to a wide variety of books and magazines, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks and free public internet access. Movies are available for rental. The Coleman Area Library also offers a local history collection, a community meeting room and programs for adults and youth. Our friendly staff are here to assist you and answer questions. Visit the library today and sign up for a free library card!


eBooks are now available!

Overdrive Digital CollectionYour library card allows you access to thousands of free eBooks and eAudiobooks! To get started, visit our digital collection: http://mmlc.lib.overdrive.com

                    

Need more help with eBooks? Bring your device to the library during normal business hours for setup assistance, or visit: http://help.overdrive.com

Dogs @ the Library

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Reading with Dogs!

Therapy Dogs International’s “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” program encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend to read to that won’t laugh at them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word, but rather lie next to them and enjoy the story being read to them.

Kautchi the German Shepherd, a registered Therapy Dog, will be at the Coleman Area Library on select days and he would love to hear a story!  Stop by the library to sign up to read with Kautchi.

MeL Databases

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MeL Databases @ the Michigan eLibrary

Your Coleman Library card opens up a world of possibilities through MeL, the Michigan eLibrary!  Use MeL Databases to look up a wiring diagram on an old car through ChiltonLibrary, research family history and genealogy, help kids learn beyond school with Bookflix, Brittanica and so much more!

Michigan Activity Pass

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Michigan Activity Pass = Free or reduced cost admission to many Michigan attractions!

The “Michigan Activity Pass" is a partnership between Michigan’s public libraries and over 70 arts and cultural organizations. The program provides reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan. Library users with a valid library card from any of Michigan’s public libraries can print a pass, either from home or at the library, to one of the participating cultural institutions at the http://michiganactivitypass.info website.

Used Book Sale

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Buy a BAG of books for just $1.  What a deal!

What's Next?

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Get Social with the Library

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Hey Kids!  Check out Michigan's eLibrary at kids.mel.org for Homework Help, Games & Activities, Fun Facts about Michigan and so much more.  There are also special pages available for Parents and Teens to find great information.

Meet Libby

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Meet Libby, a new app built with love for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from your library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible.  Find out more at: https://meet.libbyapp.com

Free event, One-Man-Play

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Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30pm at Coleman Area Library.  Doors open for refreshments at 6pm. 

Raymond Goodwin's one-man-play "The Last Man in Merrinsville" will tell the story of a 30 year relationship between a station agent at a fictional small town Train Depot and a local school teacher.  Join us for this FREE event and get swept away in this fascinating dramatic interpretation of loss, loyalty and love.

"Henry Ralson died in 1989, but his ghost has been hanging around the abandoned depot at Merrinsville ever since. Henry was the station agent in Merrinsville for thirty-two years and an idle comment to a reporter in his retirement has haunted him as much as he has haunted the depot. He would like nothing more than for an audience and a chance at redemption! Listen as he tells the story of life at the depot, his courtship of the local schoolteacher, and of Merrinsville itself.  A one-man play about loss, loyalty, and love.”  Recommended audience: ages 16 years old and above.

About the author: Raymond Goodwin is a 2011 Michigan Notable Author of the book Sawdusted: Notes From a Post-Boom Mill. He works in Human Resources at Central Michigan University and writes/performs one man plays in his spare time. He does not pretend to be a trained actor but his natural stage presence and mastery in the art of storytelling will make any audience smile.