The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host “Michigan Micro Adventures,” on Friday, February 23 at 5:45 p.m. This program, created by Zachary R. Irving, features his father Gary and brother Ely who team up and take the viewer on trips around Northeastern Michigan. From biking the east side of Michigan to paddling over shipwrecks in Presque Isle; the show focuses on the natural beauty, varied terrain, and all seasons of sports that this great state has to offer while giving you history and facts on the surrounding area. For information on this and other Love Your Library month activities, call 989-724-6796.
February is Love Your Library (LYL) month at all branches of the Alcona County Library! The LYL theme this year is “We Love Food,” so you are invited bring in your favorite recipe to post on our “Wall of Recipes.” An entry form for a chance to win a prize will be given for each recipe posted; one winner at each branch will be announced on Feb. 28. Explore the wide selection of cookbooks available to check out with a Library card. Pick up a FREE copy of “Library Favorite” recipes. February 12-16 is Coffee Lovers’ week at the Harrisville branch with exotic coffee provided by Alcona Coffee and treats baked by the Library staff (treats at the other branches, too). Pick up a bag of fresh popcorn on Free Popcorn Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Harrisville branch. Correctly guess the number of candies in the jar and win the entire jar of candy. The Harrisville branch will host two “foodie” events: “Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like Cheese,” a history of cheese, on Tuesday, February 13 at 1:30 p.m.; and the “Brownie/Bar Challenge,” on Feb. 21 at 1:00 p.m. where Library staff judges the best brownies or cookie bars in the County. For teens ages 10-18 who are suspicious of this Hallmark holiday, come for crafts and refreshments at the “Anti-Valentine’s Day Party” at the Harrisville branch on Wednesday, February 14 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. For information on all the Love Your Library month activities at the Alcona County Library, call 989-724-6796.
History buffs and vintage photography fans will enjoy our digital collection of historical documents and photos, compiled in partnership with the Alcona Historical Society. From any library computer - or any device connected to the wi-fi at any of our branches - just point your browser to http://10.100.100.234 and start searching!