Friends of the Trenton Library are holding its biannual sale on Saturday and Sunday.
Trenton Veterans Memorial Library
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
See "Rise of the Guardians" at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library at no charge.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Library Director Francene Sanak of the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library encourages residents to report any problems they experience with the newly updated website.
Library Director Francene Sanak of the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library said the library's newly updated website has a few "glitches," but she is working through them. Sanak launched the updated version of the library's website last Friday. Sanak said the previous website made it difficult to access some content and hopes the update will solve that issue. "It's not finished," Sanak said. "We launched it so we can see how different people see it on different web browsers and software." Sanak has been working with the website creator, Andy Halicki, of Trenton, to iron out issues involving dead or missing links, grammatical errors and overall user-friendliness. The updated website has a new look, an updated events calendar and easily …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Here's how to download eBooks from the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, and ways to learn how to use that gadget!
If your gifts include a device of the eReading sort, the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library has a collection of titles that you can borrow to get your eReading adventure started. The first thing you need to do is go to the library website and click on the OverDrive icon located in the bottom right square in the center of the homepage. From here, you will be taken to the OverDrive website where you can download eBooks and audiobooks. Be sure to have your library card and personal identification (PIN) number handy. Now you can browse through thousands of eBooks and audiobooks. When you are ready to make a selection, click the book you want to read. Next, click the format in which you'd like to read the book or that matches your particular …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Municipal buildings in Trenton will be closed for the holidays. Find out what days City Hall and the Transfer Station will be closed.
Trenton City Hall and the Transfer Station will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, according to the City of Trenton website. The Trenton Veterans Memorial Library will also be closed on the above dates. For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Trenton Veterans Memorial Library Director Francene Sanak said the collection agency would not cost the City of Trenton anything.
Get that overdue book back to the library -- or else. Starting Oct. 1, people with overdue library books from Trenton Veterans Memorial Library could be turned over to a collection agency. The library has employed Unique Management Services, Inc. to follow up on overdue items that are over 45 days past due and valued over $25. Those with overdue materials will receive a number of notices via mail and phone before their information is turned over to the collection agency. "We're not going to send anyone out to harass you or harass you with phone calls," Library Director Francene Sanak said. "We just want our materials back." Sanak said the use of a collection agency has been effective for surrounding area libraries in Southgate, Allen Park…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Author of popular series of children's mysteries died July 11 from natural causes, according to family.
Donald J. Sobol, the author behind the popular Encyclopedia Brown series of children's mysteries, died in Miami July 11. He was 87. Sobol's son said that his father died of natural causes. Amateur pre-teen sleuth Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown fascinated kids in a series of fictional mystery books beginning in 1963. Together with detective partner and tomboy Sally Kimball, Encyclopedia is a mainstay in classrooms and libraries worldwide. Brown, nicknamed "Encyclopedia" for his vast knowledge, also possessed a keen eye, which allowed him to help his police chief father, usually over dinner. Brown would also solve crimes from his garage, together with Kimball, usually perpetuated by antagonist Bugs Meany. Find the following books at the Trenton …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Six original reproductions of fine art dating as far back as the 16th century can be seen in some of the most unlikely places throughout Trenton.
One of the first questions on some residents' minds when they saw a beautiful work of art hanging outside Trenton City Hall Tuesday morning was whether the elements would destroy the painting. Short answer -- no. It's by design. Reproductions of fine art were installed outside major landmarks in Trenton as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside/Out program for 2012. Trenton is one of 29 Michigan communities to be selected for the program and rest assured all the pieces of art are reproductions, but residents can visit the actual works of art and many others at the DIA for free on August 19. Residents can show their driver's license for free admission to the museum. Six pieces of fine art will be on display at city hall, the police …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Trenton residents can enjoy reproductions of fine art scattered around the downtown area both inside and outside thanks to the Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside/Out program.
What's the one thing Rotary Park is missing? Give up? The answer is fine art. Trenton was selected to participate in the Detroit Institute of Art's Inside/Out program for 2012. Six original reproductions of fine art dating as far back as the 16th century will be installed in some of the most unlikely places throughout Trenton's downtown area. Some of the pieces hang on the sides of buildings, while others are freestanding throughout the downtown area. The pieces are clustered within walking or biking distance from each other to encourage people to get out and view them all. The masterpieces will be installed on or before July 3 and will remain until Sept. 30 in several different locations: Residents of Trenton can visit the actual works of…
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Trenton Veteran Memorial Library Internet download option is free to use and available 24-7.
Trenton residents can now read thousands of books while lying poolside this summer, and without ever having to visit the library. Trenton Veterans Memorial Library is allowing residents to check out eBooks via Internet download. Audiobooks and music also can be checked out using the same method. The service is always available, free to use and has no late fees as titles automatically expire when the lending period ends. Users, however, must be Trenton residents with valid library cards. According to the library's website, nearly all platforms are supported for downloading digital titles, including PCs, MACs, most mobile devices, iPad and Amazon Kindle. As for required system software, Adobe Digital Editions is needed to read eBooks, while …