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October 23, 2016 - 9:37:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Libraries

Did you know that in addition to the Gale databases* listed in the MeL Databases tab (of which there are 30) there are some specialty (aka Power Pack) resources available to all Michigan residents?   21 topic area collections are included as part of basic searches in many of the listed Gale databases but they can also be selected individually or in groups for a more focused query.  Access to these topic collections is easy and direct by clicking on the link in the

October 23, 2016 - 8:58:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Social Services Grants and News

Students with demonstrated ongoing commitment to fighting hunger are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 scholarship and $5,000 grant

October 22, 2016 - 8:05:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Library News and Grants

Application deadline: January 26, 2017

NEA Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2017 and June 2018.

NEA Big Read is a national program that broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

October 22, 2016 - 8:01:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Health Grants and News

2016-2017 Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant Application Form

October 22, 2016 - 4:51:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

$440M highly adaptable combat vessel to drop anchor in namesake city

Imagine it this way: It’s like a jet ski powered by Rolls-Royce engines that’s longer than a football field, with room for a helicopter and 98 friends. It’s also not something to mess with.

The new USS Detroit, classified as a littoral combat ship (LCS), will arrive in its namesake city by Friday as the $440 million vessel will be commissioned during an Oct. 22 ceremony following a week of festivities and tours along the Detroit River near the Renaissance Center.

October 22, 2016 - 4:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

It’s been more than a century since the original Lansing Brewing Company closed in 1914 due to local prohibition.

That brewery put Lansing on the map with its signature Amber Crème Ale. The recipe has been lost for more than 100 years, and it’s a rare style in the Midwest. When head brewer Sawyer Stevens attempted to resurrect the dead recipe, he had to play around with it.

“It was really cool to recreate,” Stevens said. “It’s got a subtle caramel malt to it. It’s a beer that goes down easy.”

October 22, 2016 - 4:37:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Beaumont Tower photo

The state's first official historic marker was dedicated on the campus of Michigan State University on this day. It commemorated the founding of the first state supported agricultural college in the country.


October 22, 2016 - 4:35:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

A ticket for the first game played at Michigan Stadium, October 22, 1927

On Oct. 22, 1927, Michigan Stadium (The Big House) in Ann Arbor was dedicated as Michigan defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 21-0 before a capacity crowd of 84,401.

October 22, 2016 - 4:33:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Photo of Bennie

Michigan's first attempt at a live mascot was carried off by no less a tradition-builder than Fielding Yost himself, longtime head football coach (1901-1923, 1925-1926) and athletic director (1921-1941), first at the Michigan Stadium Dedication Game against Ohio State (Oct. 22, 1927) and again when Michigan played Navy that season.

October 22, 2016 - 4:23:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Chelsea is incorporated on this day in 1864.

Settled in 1834, this Washtenaw County community was first called Kedron until it was renamed after Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Source : Michigan History magazine, October 2003.