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Events - Next 7 Days

Tue Jun 28, 2016 @12:00pm - 04:00pm
Tech Tuesday

Tue Jun 28, 2016 @ 1:30pm - 02:30pm
Nelson the Animal Guy

Wed Jun 29, 2016 @ 1:30pm - 02:30pm
Painterly Pottery

Thu Jun 30, 2016 @ 8:30am - 09:30am
Walking Club

Thu Jun 30, 2016 @ 2:00pm - 04:00pm
Family Movie Matinee

Fri Jul 01, 2016 @10:30am - 11:30am
Rick Kelley--Songs & More

Fri Jul 01, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 02:30pm
Color Craze

Fri Jul 01, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 03:00pm
NO CAL Knitting

Sat Jul 02, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Closed for Holiday weekend

Mon Jul 04, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Closed for Independence Day

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Painterly Pottery Print E-mail

It’s Pottery to Go at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library on Wednesday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m.  Painterly Pottery invites kids ages 10-18 to choose from a selection of sports and outdoor themed pottery to glaze, or use the figurines from previous years.  All materials included, but registration is limited to 25 participants.  Call 989-724-6796 to register.  This activity supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:41
Wildlife Safari with Nelson the Animal Guy Print E-mail

Nelson the Animal Guy is back at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library on Tuesday, June 28 at 1:30 p.m.  Nelson will take audiences to a whole new level of excitement through this educational and entertaining wildlife production.  Nelson will bring several of his animals, which may include an owl, an Australian Sugar Glider, a Siberian Lynx, a snake and more.  This activity supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.  For more information on this or other Library programs, call 989-724-6796.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:40
Teen Summer Reading 2016 Print E-mail

For teens ages 12-18 | June 15 - July 29

Count every hour you spend reading this summer (including comics, magazines, audiobooks, and websites) for a chance to win prizes! For time spent reading, you earn Prize Drawing tickets that can be used to enter the drawing at the end of Summer reading, July 29 (need not be present to win).

When you read 10 hours, you'll get a prize & earn 3 tickets. Read 20 hours and receive another prize & 5 more tickets.

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016 12:08
Adult Summer Reading 2016 Print E-mail

Alcona County Library
June 15 – August 16, 2016

This year's "Exercise Your Mind - READ" theme lends itself to materials and programs related to wellness, such as fitness, healthy lifestyles, self-improvement, learning, art, exploration and travel.
Entry forms for weekly prize drawings and for the Grand Prize drawing at the end of Adult Summer Reading are available at all 4 Alcona County Library branches. You are encouraged to read from the suggested book list, or watch movies from the DVD list, but can also read books of your choice. You can submit up to eight book or DVD reviews total. Have your "Exercise your Mind" reading log stamped for each book review completed. When eight book reviews are completed, you will receive a fabulous PRIZE.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 15:00
Children's Summer Reading 2016 Print E-mail


Kids of all ages are invited to join us for our “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” Summer Reading Program. The children’s program is for children 12 and under. Our kickoff is on June 15 with Joel Tacey. Children earn prizes for every 5 hours they read and also will receive a coupon to be entered for the grand prize drawing. Once a child reads for 20 hours they receive extra coupons for the drawing.  The End of Summer Reading Prize drawing party will be held on July 29 at 3:00 p.m. at the Harrisville Branch.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 June 2016 11:07
Michigan Activity Pass Print E-mail

2016 Michigan Activity Pass

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, seven National Park Service venues, and more.

Michigan Activity Pass

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:05
Freegal Music - Free Music Downloads and Streaming Print E-mail

Alcona County Library has joined Library Ideas' network of Public Library websites that offer access to over seven million songs, including Sony Music Entertainment’s catalogue of legendary artists. The Freegal Music Service will allow Alcona County Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 101 different countries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:28
Free Online Tutorials Print E-mail

Free online tutorials - advance your computer skills at your own pace

If you're new to working with a computer and feel like you could use a hand, help is on the way! The Alcona County Library website now features a selection of links to free online lessons, chosen from around the internet, that teach useful computing skills.
Whether you're at home using your own computer or in the library, these tutorials will explain from the beginning what you need to know to get the most out of your computing experience.

Find them in the library website's main menu above, under Quick Information - Weblinks - Computer Tutorials.

UPDATE 12/30/13 - Now includes a guide to getting around in Windows 8, part of Microsoft's helpful collection of Getting Started Tutorials for Windows.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 14:12
Historical Intranet Print E-mail

The Doris Gauthier Collection, Library documents and Historical Society photos are now available for searching and accessing on the Historical Intranet. This link is accessible from the public computers at any Alcona County Library branch, or on any device connected to our wireless network. Click here to access!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:45