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Yale Library branch to Temporarily Close for Building Maintenance
Attention Yale Library patrons.   As per instructions from the city of Yale, the Yale Library branch of the St. Clair County Library System will be closed starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 18th until Monday, May 15th for building maintenance and repairs.  Patron computers will not be available on Tuesday, April 18th. Yale patrons may pick up their requests at the Capac Library (810- 395-7000) during this time.  Material may continue to be dropped off in the branch drop box. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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The Way I See It - an evening with Temple Grandin - SOLD OUT
As part of our 100th anniversary year celebration, the St. Clair County Library System is proud to present author, professor, and world-renowned autism spokesperson Temple Grandin at the East China Performing Arts Center at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 3rd.  Ms. Grandin will be doing a presentation, question-and-answer session, and book signing. Copies of her books will be available to purchase courtesy of Barnes and Noble.  Admission Free.   Doors open at 6 pm. ASL interpreters provided.  To register, please call your nearest library or go to:  

Temple Grandin
 is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She is widely celebrated as one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism. 
Ms. Grandin has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN Larry King Live, PrimeTime Live, 60 Minutes, the Today Show, and many shows in other countries. She has been featured in People Magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, the New York Times book review, and Discover magazine.

In 2010, Time Magazine named her one of the Time 100,  an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, she was named in the "Heroes" category. Interviews with Dr. Grandin have been broadcast on National Public Radio and she has a 2010 TED Lecture titled "The World Needs ALL Kinds of Minds." She has also authored over 400 articles in both scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design. She is the author of "Thinking in Pictures", "Livestock Handling and Transport," "Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals," and "Humane Livestock Handling." Her books "Animals in Translation" and "Animals Make Us Human" were both on the New York Times best seller list. "Animals Make Us Human" was also on the Canadian best seller list.

Her life story has also been made into an HBO movie titled "Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes," which won seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe. The movie shows her life as a teenager and how she started her career. In 2016 she received the Meritorious award from the OIE World Organization for Animal Health in Paris, France for her work on developing animal welfare guidelines. That same year she was also inducted into The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Help Us Heal Hearts One Paw At A Time
We'd like to thank all of you who helped with our clothing drives over the past few months. We've collected lots and lots of items for those less fortunate in our community. We really live in a kind and very generous community.
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One card - 11 Locations
We are not just one library - we are one library system with 11 locations throughout St. Clair County to better serve you. You are only minutes away from great library service wherever you are. And it is all FREE with just one card!

Upcoming Events
Terror in the City of Champions: an evening with Michigan Notable Author Tom Stanton
Murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked depression-era Detroit.

The St. Clair County Library System is proud to present Tom Stanton, co-founder of the Voice newspapers, journalism professor and now Michigan Notable Author, as he talks about his New York Times Sports best-selling book Terror in the City of Champions at the Donald Dodge Auditorium on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.. This is a free event and open to public but registration is required as seats are limited. To register, please call (810) 987-7323 or go to: Copies of his books will be available to purchase courtesy of Barnes and Noble

In the mid-1930s, Detroit reigned as the City of Champions. Within a six-month span, the Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings won a World Series, NFL title, and Stanley Cup -- a major-sports trifecta achieved by no other American city before or since -- and it happened as undefeated local boxer Joe Louis was becoming a national sensation. As the successes mounted, the national media made heroes of the city's sports stars, and Detroit grew almost delirious, the string of victories providing a sweet diversion from the Great Depression.

But beneath the jubilance, a nefarious plague was spreading unchecked. A wave of mysterious crimes had police baffled: bodies
dumped along roadsides, suspicious suicides, bombings of homes and halls, flogging victims who refused to speak, assassination plots. All were the work of the Black Legion, a secret terrorist organization that flourished in Detroit until the summer of 1936, when one murder (and the loose lips of a gunman) led to its unraveling.

In Terror in the City of Champions, author Tom Stanton tells for the first time the riveting, intersecting tales of the frightening rise and fall of the Black Legion and the magnificent athletic ascension of Detroit.

Books will be available for sale as well as a signing after the program.

Reviews for Terror in the City of Champions:

“With the racist Black Legion spreading evil and the rambunctious Detroit Tigers bringing joy, Detroit’s seemingly eternal forces of darkness and light coexist in this captivating slice of American history.” – David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story.

“Today, Detroit is a shadow of its former self. This fascinating book reveals what an astonishing place it formerly was. Eight decades ago, it was a boiling cauldron of social extremism, extravagant criminality, and athletic excellence. Readers of this book have a new understanding of the city and the Thirties.” – George F. Will,
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Men at Work

"Glittering triumphs cover up a sordid racist conspiracy in this lively vignette of the Motor City in its heyday." -- Publishers Weekly

"First-rate reporting and a seminar in how to employ context in investigative and historical journalism" -- Kirkus (starred review)
Where:   Main Library, Dodge Auditorium 200 Grand River, Port Huron 48060
When:   Monday, April 24, 2017
Pop-up Library - Storytime in the Park
This summer the library is coming to you! We will be at Palmer Park today to provide a story and activity. Visit our calendar to see where we will be every other Friday starting June 30th and ending August 18. Please visit the library web calendar or call the children's library at 810-987-7323 ext.130 for more details. Ages 12 and under.
Where:   Main Library, see Map
When:   Friday, June 30, 2017
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