April 12 Annual Dinner & Speaker

All members are invited to our annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Macomb Country Club.  Reservations must be made by April 2.   Please check our latest newsletter for menu selection and fees.   Social hour starts at 5 p.m. with a brief business meeting from 5:45 to 6 p.m.   Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Our featured speaker, Ray Krey, will present “Memoirs, Diaries, Letters from the Civil War: A Private Perspective.”   His presentation is open to the public at 7 p.m.  Ray has been a Civil War reenactor for over 30 years.   He is a former history teacher and retired principle of Bushnell Junior High School.

Reminder:  Our annual year is from April to April, so please renew your membership on the form for the dinner even if you cannot attend the dinner.   You also can find the form on our link of the latest newsletter or in the Macomb Public Library.


June 21-23, 2018 Heritage Days Book Sale

Thousands of books and media at bargain prices will be for sale under a giant tent and in the Library Annex at 109 E. Jefferson St. during the Heritage Days Festival in Macomb.  There will be a PREVIEW SALE: Members Only on Thursday, June 21 from 4 to 6 pm.   Membership, starting at $10, is available on site.  PUBLIC SALES are Friday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a Bag Sale offered from 3 to 4 p.m.

Books are arranged in subject order including Mysteries/Action-Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy,  Fiction, Classics, Westerns, History/Biography, Cookbooks, Wellness, Religion, and Non-Fiction.  Books in the Annex include tall books (table top books), large print books, Graphic Novels, Cookbooks, Westerns, vintage (older) books, and many of the other subject areas.

There is a LARGE collection of CDs, DVDs, and books on tape housed in the Library Annex building.


Sat., Sept. 8, 2018 Better Books Sale

Join us for a fun day of art, music, and books in Chandler Park in Macomb on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Friends of the Macomb Public Library will offer a large selection of  good conditioned books arranged in subject order along with hundreds of CDs and DVDs.   There is always a large selection of books for children and youth.

Expanded In-House Books for You!

As you walk into the main entrance of the library, look to your right and you will see a large shelving unit with hardbound books and a wooden flat bed case full of paperbacks.  This has doubled our in-house books available to you for a suggested donation fee with a donation box in the center of the tall book case.  Check it out!  bargain in-house Kate Joswick, Friends board member,  is pictured above re-stocking the shelf.

Check out the latest newsletter!

The Spring 2018 Bookmark Newsletter is edited by Karen Proulx. This issue contains details about the April 12 FOMPL Annual Meeting including a dinner reservation form and membership renewal form, an update from Tiffany Erickson on youth activities at the library, and introductions to two new FOMPL board members. Click on Spring 2018

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