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Tue Sep 27, 2016 @12:00pm - 04:00pm
Tech Tuesday

Wed Sep 28, 2016 @ 2:00pm - 04:00pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Thu Sep 29, 2016 @ 8:30am - 09:30am
Walking Club

Fri Sep 30, 2016 @10:15am - 11:00am
Storytime & Craft

Fri Sep 30, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 03:00pm
CAL Knitting

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Birch Bark Canoes

Jim Miller of Willow Winds will demonstrate birch bark canoe building and restoration on Friday, October 7 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library as part of the Discovery Tour weekend celebration.  Miller is one of the nation's leading advocates of the study and application of traditional wilderness skills and crafts.  Miller will be available for discussion and questions as he works on a new canoe and restores an old canoe on the front porch of the Library.  For more information, call 989-724-6796 or visit the web

Dark Sky Tradition Bearer

The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host a special presentation on Anishinaabe Star Knowledge on Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m. with guest speaker Michael Wassegijig Price, Native American author, presenter, and professor at Bemidji State University in Minnesota.   Price has presented to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s symposium entitled, “Stellar Connections: Explorations in Cultural Astronomy.” He has also been teaching a class called Indigenous Astronomy at Bemidji State University in MN since 2007.

Price will also give a Dark Sky presentation “Anishinaabe Star Knowledge: Indigenous Astronomy” on the shores of Lake Huron at Negwegon State Park Saturday evening starting at 7:00 PM.  You must have a DNR Recreational Passport to enter Negwegon State Park. Please note a DNR Recreational Passports is required for park entry. ($11.00)

The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is providing a Native American traveling exhibit for display at the Harrisville branch of the Library for about three months. The exhibit consists of artifacts, three exhibit panels, and a video presentation with regional Native Americans sharing insights into their culture past and present.

Alcona County Library Community Read Event & Conversation with Mardi Jo Link

Celebrate the Lake Huron Discovery Tour by participating in the Alcona County Library’s “Community Read,” from September 12 through October 18, 2016.  Pick up a copy of The Drummond Girls, by Michigan author Mardi Jo Link, read it, and then attend “A Conversation with Mardi Jo Link” on Sunday, October 9 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Harrisville Branch of the Alcona County Library.  The Drummond Girls: A Story of a Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance is a remarkable true story about the lasting power of women’s friendship, and its ability to withstand aging, memory loss, and even death.  A question and answer session will follow the program.

Readers will get a second chance to discuss the book (without the author) by attending the Alcona Book Club meeting on Tuesday, October 18 at noon, at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library.  Copies of The Drummond Girls were purchased with support from a grant by Michigan Center for the Book.

Link has worked as a police and general assignment reporter, magazine editor, and freelance writer.  She is a Heartland bestselling author of the critically acclaimed memoir Bootstrapper – which won the Great Lakes, Great Reads Booksellers’ Choice Award—as well as When Evil Came to Good Hart and Isadore’s Secret.  For more information about Mardi Jo Link, visit her website

Use your library card to check out a copy of The Drummond Girls at any branch of the Alcona County Library.  No reservation necessary to attend “A Conversation with Mardi Jo Link,” moderated by Mary Ellen Jones on October 9 or the Alcona Book Club meeting on October 18.  For more information on the Lake Huron Discovery Tour, visit  For more information about the Library, visit or call 989-724-6796.

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Conversation With Author Mardi Jo Link Print E-mail

Conversation with Mardi Jo Link

Author of The Drummond Girls and Bootstrapper

2:00pm - 3:30pm Alcona County Library
Harrisville Branch (In Downtown Harrisville)

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Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016 14:54
Freegal Music - Free Music Downloads and Streaming Print E-mail

Alcona County Library has joined Library Ideas' network of Public Library websites that offer access to over seven million songs, including Sony Music Entertainment’s catalogue of legendary artists. The Freegal Music Service will allow Alcona County Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 101 different countries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:28
Free Online Tutorials Print E-mail

Free online tutorials - advance your computer skills at your own pace

If you're new to working with a computer and feel like you could use a hand, help is on the way! The Alcona County Library website now features a selection of links to free online lessons, chosen from around the internet, that teach useful computing skills.
Whether you're at home using your own computer or in the library, these tutorials will explain from the beginning what you need to know to get the most out of your computing experience.

Find them in the library website's main menu above, under Quick Information - Weblinks - Computer Tutorials.

UPDATE 12/30/13 - Now includes a guide to getting around in Windows 8, part of Microsoft's helpful collection of Getting Started Tutorials for Windows.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 14:12
Historical Intranet Print E-mail

The Doris Gauthier Collection, Library documents and Historical Society photos are now available for searching and accessing on the Historical Intranet. This link is accessible from the public computers at any Alcona County Library branch, or on any device connected to our wireless network. Click here to access!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:45