Friends of Saline District Library will hold its monthly used book sale Saturday, March 9.
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The sale will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Farmington Hills-based developer of language-learning software is among the nation's fastest-growing firms, in part because of its focus on libraries, a company official says.
If you've visited the Saline District Library website, you may have noticed the small Mango Languages logo. But do you know what happens when you click on it? Because the library subscribes to the company's on-line language learning service, library users need only log in with their library card number to gain access to lessons in 18 languages, from Chinese to Farsi to Vietnamese. "Our biggest market is the public library space," Jason Teshuba, CEO of the Farmington Hills-based company said. "We focused. We did all of our development to serve that market." As a result, Mango was recently named among the country's 5,000 fastest-growing companies on a list compiled by Inc. magazine. Once a library system adopts the Mango Languages suite, …
Monday, September 10, 2012
A Reader's Choice 2012 poll for the best public bathroom in Saline shows that the Saline District Library is a winner.
People are selective about everything. Their eggs need to be cooked a certain way, their toilet paper needs to unroll in a particular direction and they can't use just any bathroom. So Patch went on the hunt for the best public bathroom in Saline. The results: a fresh, clean public toilet that you can use without any fee or purchase. The Saline District Library won the Reader's Choice 2012 poll this summer for the best public bathroom in Saline. "We’re really thrilled with it, because I know there was a lot of competition," said Debbie Johnson, head of adult services at the Saline District Library. "We’re really happy people selected us." The Saline District Library's porcelain thrones won 45 percent of 79 total votes, beating Brewed …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Customers can buy three bags of books for $5 at Saturday's Bag Sale at the Saline District Library.
It's "Bag Sale" weekend for the Corner Book Shop in the Saline District Library. The bookshop has received many donations in the past several weeks and is well-stocked. "For this month only, the Bag Sale and Preview Sale prices are reduced," said Linda TerHaar, of the Friends of the Saline District Library, which operates the used book store. "This is a great time to stock up for your rest-of-the-summer reading." The Bag Sale takes place in the library's Brecon Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The first bag of books costs $5. A second and third bag of books is free. Customer rewards coupons will be good for two bags free instead of one. The "Preview Sale" will be held from 3-4 p.m. Friday in the Brecon Room. All items at this preview…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Books inspired by classics have always been popular in teen literature.
We all know the cliché “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” but what of parody? Take-offs of popular classic works and alternate histories are increasing in volume and popularity. Consider the summer blockbuster movie Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter. The juxtaposition of one of America’s greatest presidents with the current fascination with the paranormal became a best seller for author Seth Grahame-Smith, who had previously parodied Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Grahame-Smith’s most recent publication Unholy Night (2012) retells the story of the Magi with his characteristic wit and fantastical imagination. While Grahame-Smith’s books set familiar stories in bizarre settings, many literary adaptations seek to be…
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Saline District Library is one of several Washtenaw County cooling stations.
Air conditioner on the fritz? Out and about and need to get out of the sun? Stop by the Saline District Library. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Washtenaw County. Washtenaw County has not issued its "Heatwave Response Plan" at this time. But it is encouraging residents to cool off at cooling stations, including libraries, around the county. "We are one of several official county cooling locations," said Leslee Niethammer, director of the Saline District Library. "Our library is a great place to cool down. Not only are we air conditioned, we offer so many things to do, so you don't just stare at a wall." Another local option to beat the heat is the Saline Rec Center, which is home to the community's only public …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
It's Tuesday, so the Saline Farmers Market is back at the library from 3-7 p.m.
Today's Good Morning Saline greeting is from Paul Kniffen and Tony Menyhart, vendors at the Saline Farmers Market. Kniffen is from Britton-based Kniffen Farms, which sells farm-fresh eggs. Menyhart, of Tecumseh, sells "Easy Artisan Bread Mix." The Saline Farmers Market takes place behind the Saline District Library from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday. The weekend market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the South Ann Arbor Street parking lot.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Two Twelve Arts Center, the Saline District Library and hundreds of contributors are putting up an art display at the library Sunday.
Today's Good Morning Saline greeting is from people involved in creating pieces for the art installation that will be put up at the Saline District Library from 1-3 p.m. Sunday. The Dream Big Art installation is a partnership between the Saline District Library and Two Twelve Arts Center. Last Sunday, during the Summer Reading Program kickoff, Two Twelve's Keith McGuire helped hundreds of kids create colorful moons and stars that will be put up on netting in front of the library this weekend.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sign up for the Saline District Library's summer reading program continues until Aug. 10.
The Saline District Library was the place to be Sunday as approximately 2,400 visitors helped kick off the “Dream Big Read” summer reading program. By 12:30 p.m., patrons filled the lobby and were lined up out the door waiting for the library to open. “It’s a big day for the library and the community. It's our busiest day of the year,” said Leslee Niethammer, Director of the Saline District Library. About two-thirds of the library staff was on hand during the four hours the library was open Sunday. During that time, nearly 600 people—100 more than during last year's event—were signed up for the summer reading program. The library staff expects many more, as sign up continues until the deadline, Aug. 10. Katie Mitchell, reference and teen …