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Tue Nov 25, 2014 @12:00pm - 04:00pm
Tech Tuesdays

Wed Nov 26, 2014 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Last Day of Art Show

Thu Nov 27, 2014 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
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Fri Nov 28, 2014 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Closed for Thanksgiving

Sat Nov 29, 2014 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
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November Artists Print E-mail

A trio of local artists are the November featured artists at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library.  “Places Here & There,” highlight the works of Janet Unalp, Kathryn Cubalo and Carol Preuss.  Scenic landscapes of the beauty of Michigan and other areas are beautifully rendered in various media, including oils, pastels, and watercolor.  The community is invited to meet the artists at a reception in their honor on Monday, November 3 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Art will be on display during regular library hours from November 3 until November 26.  For more information, call 989-724-6796.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 15:17
Herald Project Print E-mail
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:33
***Herald Project Update - click here***
Technology Tuesdays Print E-mail


  • Have a question about how to get more out of the library's digital resources?
  • Need help attaching a .pdf document to an email, or printing a form from the web?
  • Wish you could find some helpful free lessons to improve your computing skills?
  • Have free time on a Tuesday between noon and 4 PM to come to the library?

Every Tuesday at the Harrisville branch of Alcona County Library is now Technology Tuesday!

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Giving to the Library Print E-mail

Alcona County Library is happy to receive monetary donations to the Library to be used for a variety of purposes.  Monetary donations can be designated for the use of purchasing materials or for a special project.  You may designate your donation to be “In Memory” of a loved one or dear friend or simply added to the Memorial Fund to be used for the many special projects and programs of the library.  Currently the Library is accepting donations for the Special Project of Digitizing the Alcona County Herald.*  If you are able to donate $250 or more during a calendar year, a bronze leaf with your name or the name of whom you choose to honor will be added to our Giving Tree located in the Harrisville Branch.  To donate simply send a check to Alcona County Library, PO Box 348, Harrisville, MI  48740 with a note of your desire.  Thank you for thinking of the library when doing your Estate Planning or Charitable Giving.  Your gift to the library is Tax deductible.


*The Alcona County Herald is a newspaper full of Alcona County history that was published in Lincoln from 1908 to 1993.  It contains a wealth of stories and articles about the families and businesses of early Alcona County.  An early editor of the Alcona County Review was publisher and author R. E. Prescott.

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 15:12
Not Really Where You Wanted to Go... Print E-mail

Have you ever got a blocked page at the library and the URL looked something like this:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:50
Digital Media Now Available! Print E-mail

Digital media now available for checkout.  Click here (or "Digital Media" at the top of any page) to access and download eBooks, audio books, music and video.  You must have a valid library card.  Users will need to install free software.  Step by step guide located on the digital media site.  Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod, Sony Reader, and many others.  Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on –the-go.  Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

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.  At this time it is available only at the Harrisville Branch on all public library networked computers.  We are still developing and "testing" this program and soon will make it available at more of our branches.  To access, CLICK HERE If you are in the Harrisville Branch if you are at the Lincoln Branch or Caledonia Branch CLICK HERE (links will only work from library public computers at this time - some additional configurations will need to be made before the Mikado Branch will be able to access).

**Note, this has only been tested at the Lincoln Branch - but should work from Caledonia also...

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 17:19
World Book Online! Print E-mail

Alcona County Library now subscribes to the World Book Online Reference Center, the premier online reference source-containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more. With state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed Web sites, and more - we are convinced that you will find the World Book Online Reference Center to be a valuable resource!  Click Here to access (you will need to use your Alcona County Library Card number to login).

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2011 09:18