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Fri Feb 12, 2016 @10:15am - 11:00am
Storytime & Craft

Fri Feb 12, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 03:00pm
CAL Knitting

Mon Feb 15, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm

Tue Feb 16, 2016 @12:00pm - 04:00pm
Tech Tuesday

Tue Feb 16, 2016 @12:00pm - 01:00pm
Alcona Book Club

Tue Feb 16, 2016 @ 1:15pm - 03:15pm
Knitting Klub

Thu Feb 18, 2016 @ 8:30am - 09:30am
Walking Club

Thu Feb 18, 2016 @10:00am - 12:00pm
Free Range Crafts

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Here's a good tip for placing interlibrary loan requests!

It's very important to use your ENTIRE library card number, including the letters ALCO at the beginning, when placing a hold online. Why is this such a big deal? Even though nobody else in the Alcona County Library system has the same 5-digit ID number, the system that processes hold requests is much wider than just our county. There's a significant chance that your library card number exactly matches someone else's in Michigan if you leave off the first 4 letters! Avoid any confusion, and maximize your chance of actually getting the materials you request, by using your full library card number - letters included.

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Love Your Library Party & Classic Movie! Print E-mail

All Library patrons are invited to a Love Your Library party on Friday, February 19 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library.  Free hors d’oeuvres, snacks, desserts and “mocktails” provided by the Friends of the Library.  Fabulous musical entertainment provided by Joe Thomas.  Stay after the party for “Classic Movie Night” at 5:45 p.m.  This month’s feature presentation is “Singin’ in the Rain,” with Gene Kelley, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds.  Free popcorn and beverages (and leftovers from the party)!  These events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Inspiration Alcona, and the Library Board and Staff.  Thank you for Loving the Library!

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016 09:52
Shipwrecks in Black River Print E-mail

Maritime Archaeologist Philip Hartmeyer presents "Sanctuary South: Archaeological Investigations in the New Southern Boundaries of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary off Alcona County" on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. Hartmeyer will present archaeological data from a half dozen shipwrecks off the Black River area after visiting these sites this past summer using cutting edge underwater camera systems as well as traditional archaeological documentation. He will also discuss future research plans in Alcona County, and why/how these research cruises can impact and complement local tourism and marketing efforts in Alcona County. Come learn about Black River's fascinating maritime heritage, and take a virtual dive into its collection of historic shipwrecks. For more information, call 989-724-6796.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016 09:53
Tax Forms, Publications, Etc... Print E-mail

It's that time again!  Don't forget to get your Taxes done on time!  To help you, we have placed links to the official tax sites for the Michigan Department of Treasury and the Federal IRS!  There you can get forms, information, answers to questions, instructions, etc...  Library staff CAN help you find a form or publication.  However, library staff ARE NOT responsible, NOR trained to assist you in finding information on electronic filing, or giving tax assistance.  Additionally, the library nor the library staff have the capabilities to e-file your your tax return.  If you need tax assistance you should seek the advice of a tax professional!

Tax Forms Available at all branches, beginning 2/9/16:
Federal:  1040 Instructions & forms  -  1040A Instructions & forms  -  1040EZ Instructions & forms

All other federal forms are on the website

State: MI-1040 (Instructions and forms, including homestead credit)  -  MI-1040 CR (Home heating credit).


MICHIGAN TAX FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS:,4676,7-238-44143-372043--,00.html


Last Updated on Monday, 08 February 2016 15:46
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