Maida Alumni Library Inside

Maida Alumni Library Inside

The Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library is located in Orchard Lake, Michigan. The Library serves the students of SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary and St. Mary’s Preparatory as well as the clients of the Polish Mission.

Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library

Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library

The library is also home to a collection entirely in Polish on a number of topics and is also home to a rare book collection that focuses on Poland and Polonia.

Library Collections

Library Collections

The library has more than 96,000 volumes and 150 subscriptions to academic journals. The library is also a part of OCLC.

Special Events & Exhibits

Special Events & Exhibits

This Web site is intended to inform our community of developments and emerging models for the creation, sharing, publishing, and archiving of scholarship. We will regularly update the site with information about developing issues, policy debates, tools you can use, and proposed models.

Polish & Rare Books

Polish & Rare Books

The library’s Rare Book Room houses Polish-language books published before 1946, and books in other languages which are considered Rare because of age, subject matter, fragility, or provenance.

Individualized Research

Individualized Research

We also accept appointments for more in-depth individualized research needs. Please call or email the library if you wish to have extended one-on-one time with a librarian.

News Archive

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Black History Month – a prolific writer and a great site – check it out!

W. E. B. Du Bois: Online Resources

Compiled by Angela McMillian, Digital Reference Specialist

W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt)
Du Bois, 1868-1963.

1 photographic print.
c1919 May 31.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-16767

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with W. E. B. Du Bois, including manuscripts, photographs, and books. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to W. E .B. Du Bois that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on Du Bois and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.

Library of Congress Web Site | External Web Sites | Selected Bibliography

 

   

February is Black History Month so let’s start with a Poem by the great Langston Hughes

“Let America be America again” by Langston Hughes | Poem and Questions

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The Great Books Foundation has a free resource for teachers who want to engage and discuss Hughes’ famous poem about the American dream. Download the “High School Sample Unit” in the right column and look for the poem and discussion questions starting on page 8. The unit also contains a lesson on “Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address,” starting on page 50.

 

Things you should know – but you didn’t hear it from me – ask me about this, though, totally –

 

Members of the Michigan Library Association are very disappointed that Governor Snyder signed SB 571 into law without sending it back to the senate for revisions.

However, we look forward to working with legislators to help craft a clean-up bill that would not impede the libraries’ ability to educate and inform voters.

The language in SB 571 creates criminal and civil penalties for librarians and library boards concerning sharing of factual information about their elections within 60 days of Election Day. This language blocks access to unbiased, objective communication and dissemination of information – the very definition of a library’s purpose.

As librarians, we see this as not only a free speech issue but also a blow to transparency in government and harmful to one of librarians’ basic doctrines which is to educate patrons and inform citizens about issues impacting their communities.

http://www.milibraries.org/advocacy/key-issues/

 

Epiphany Luncheon and MLK Holiday

The Maida Alumni Library will close at 11:15 on Thursday, January 14, 2016 for Monsignor Machalski’s Epiphany Luncheon.

The Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library will close on Monday, January 18, 2016 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  Normal business hours resume Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

    Thank you, the Library Staff

 

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