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Maida Library Awarded Grant for Digital Archive!


Well, it’s not bragging if it’s true, right?  Our humble Library has won a grant, along with three local academic libraries, to begin a digital archive repository.   So bring your memorabilia, dissertations and photographs to the Library, we’ve got more than the space – we’ve got D SPACE.



The Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) has recently announced plans to begin work on a DALNET Digital Archive Repository, where several unique collections will be available for free online access to DALNET institutions, researchers and the public.

Hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy, the repository will be built using DSpace, an open-source software product that preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets. “I am pleased that DALNET will be developing this resource and that long standing members, the University of Detroit Mercy, are playing an integral part in making this happen,” said DALNET Executive Director, Steven Bowers. “The Board has wanted to pursue such a project for several years.”

To begin the project, the DALNET Board of Directors awarded a major grant to four of its member institutions: Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library, Detroit Medical Center, Marygrove College and Oakland Community College.  After initial implementation, the service will be available to all DALNET members that wish to participate.

DALNET is a community of libraries working together to provide access to information for research, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning opportunities.  Hosted at Wayne State University since 1985, DALNET enables libraries to maximize their investments through shared resources. Over the past two decades, the consortium has grown to 20 member libraries that serve the information needs of their users through innovative, collaborative networking among various types of libraries and their personnel in southeast Michigan.


Witamy Seminarzyści!

Witamy w Orchard Lake.  Szczęść Boże w nowym roku akademickim dla wszystkich seminarzystòw.

May God Bless you in your new home and with your studies.

We hope you come to visit us in the Library often as we have a lot of things that will keep you busy.

God Bless!



The Bigger the Summer Break, the Harder the Fall – Right?

Welcome back, Eaglets!  Get back into the spirit of things and let’s make this the best year ever.  It’s a time for new friends, besting new challenges and finding our inner strength.

The Library is here to help you in any way we can (sorry, we won’t do your homework for you) to make your transition from vakay to Labor Day as painless as possible.

Now remember to lift those backpacks with your knees and SMILE!  Picture day is Monday, August 29th!


Summer Reading is Burning up the Shelves! Ask about our Audio Books!

Can’t take the heat?

No worries – the Library has you covered.

Sit back, relax, enjoy the view, and LISTEN to a really great book!


Freshman: Into Thin Air

Sophomore: Strangers on a Train & Night

Juniors: Glass CastleAn Innocent Man

Seniors: The World is Flat

We also have many ways to help you enjoy and retain what you’ve read!

Come in today and tell us all about your summer reading vacation!


Summertime . . . .and the Reading is Here!

Can’t find your summer reading in the Bookstore?  No spare cash?  Can’t stand waiting in lines?

No worries – the Library has you covered.  Sit back, relax, enjoy the view, and READ!

Freshman: Into Thin Air

Sophomore: Strangers on a Train & Night

Juniors: Glass CastleAn Innocent Man

Seniors: The World is Flat

We also have many ways to help you enjoy and retain what you’ve read!  Come in today and begin your summer reading vacation!





For the Memorial Day Holiday, the Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library will observe the following hours:


Friday, May 27th:         8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday, Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday, May 31:        8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Congratulations, SSCMS Graduates!

As Spring approaches, a sense of anticipation hits the air . . . blossoms, birds, and the delight of a new commencement for our Seminary.  Please take a moment to wish the following students good luck as they follow their unimagined path as they continue in the Lord’s work:

  • Master of Divinity –  Deacon Pawel Bala, Deacon Lukasz Blicharski, Daniel Cymer, Deacon Miroslaw Czaja, Deacon Bartosz Kunat, Deacon Rafal Ligenza, Deacon Marcin Michalowski, Deacon Daniel Rajski, and Deacon Michal Szyszka.
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry – Paula Anne Dixon and Lori J. Feiler

Congratulations, Graduates!    May God Bless and Keep You All!    It was pleasure serving you – The Library


An Easter Blessing from the Maida Library

In observance of the Easter holiday, the Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library will close Wednesday, April 20 through Monday, April 25.

We will return to normal business hours, Tuesday, April 26th.

Wishing you a very joyous, blessed Easter!


The Poet & The Lion – share a spring evening with Chopin & Liszt


Marian Sobula Piano Concert
April 9, 2011 The Poet and the Lion



ORCHARD LAKE, MI – The Polish Mission of Orchard Lake Schools, in cooperation with the Chopin Foundation of the United States and the Edward and Josephine Wikiera Foundation, will host a concert by Yamaha Music Foundation First Prize Winner, pianist Marian Sobula.  The Poet and the Lion piano concert event commemorates the beautiful friendship between legendary pianists Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt, and will open with a special performance by the St. Mary’s Prep Ensemble.

The event will take place Saturday April 9th.  Tickets are $30, and the event will include a reception at 5pm in lower level of the Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library for exquisite Hors d’œuvres where guests will view a special art expo by the Lakeland Society of Artists.  The featured artist is renowned watercolorist Donna Andruccioli Vogelheim.  The concert will begin at 7pm in the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake, where the St. Mary’s Prep ensemble will open with three historic pieces specially selected from our archives.


2011 Lenten Station & Fish Fry

Friday Stations of the Cross