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Independence Day Closure


Monday, July 4 – Sunday, July 10, 2022

Regular hours resume on Monday, July 11, 2022


St. Jerome: Patron Saint of Librarians

St. Jerome, saint and Doctor of the Church, patron saint of librarians and libraries, archivists, Bible scholars, schoolchildren, students, and translators. St. Jerome is best known for his translation of most of the Bible into Latin (the translation later known as the Vulgate) and his commentaries on the Gospels. In art often shown with lion, in cardinal attire, with cross, skull, trumpet, owl, books, and writing materials.

On September 30, 2020, St. Jerome’s feast day, his life was celebrated with The Apostolic Letter SCRIPTURAE SACRAE AFFECTUS of Pope Francis On the Sixteen Hundredth Anniversary of the Death of Saint Jerome.

Jan van Eyck – Saint Jerome in His Study – 25.4 – Detroit Institute of Arts


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

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


October 22, 2020 – ST. JOHN PAUL II FEAST DAY

Orchard Lake Schools celebrates THE FEAST OF ST.JOHN PAUL THE GREAT

Event Details

JPII Feast Day Poster (PDF)



St. John Paul II was born in the Polish town of Wadowice on May 18, 1920. Elected pope in 1978, St. John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005.

Happy 100 Birthday, St.John Paul II !!!

Happy 100 Birthday, St.John Paul II !!!


New Library Resources


The Library has just received some great resource trials.  We’d really like the feedback of our entire campus community on the following database and sets of eBooks:

If you are off campus, you may be prompted for a user id and password.  Please use the following:

User ID: cyril
Password: pray4me

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Library. Happy Research!


Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison!!!


Born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio, Thomas Edison rose from humble beginnings to work as an inventor of major technology. Setting up a lab in Menlo Park, some of the products he developed included the telegraph, phonograph, electric light bulb, alkaline storage batteries and Kinetograph (a camera for motion pictures). He died on October 18, 1931, in West Orange, New Jersey.

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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison


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


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.


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