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311. N. Steel St.

Ontonagon, MI 49953

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We regret to announce that our microfilm unit is out-of-order. All microfilm research and printing services are suspended until we are able to repair or replace the system.

Author profiles contributed by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library

 

Jonathan Kellerman was born in 1949, in York City to an aerospace engineer/inventor father and a dancer/office manager mother. When he was still young the family moved to LA where he grew up. He worked his way through college as a cartoonist, illustrator, journalist, editor, and guitar instructor until he received his BA in psychology from UCLA in 1971. He enrolled in a PhD program in clinical psychology at the University of Southern California and received his PhD in 1974 at the age of twenty-four. His doctoral research was on attribution of blame for childhood psychopathology and he published a scientific paper on that topic at the age of twenty-two. In 1975, Jonathan was asked by the USC hospital to research the psychological effects of extreme isolation on children with cancer and to coordinate the care of the children and their families. From this research the hospital established the Psychosocial Program, a Division of Oncology in 1977. It was the first in the world that approached the emotional aspects of pediatric cancer. He was a practicing psychologist until he gave up his practice in 1987 to focus on his writing career.

Category: Book Reviews

Author profiles contributed by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library

 

Terry Pratchett was born in April 1948, in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, England.   He attended High Wycombe Technical High School where he was a key member of the debating society and wrote stories for the school magazine.   Pratchett was not the best of students and credited his education more to the local library. His early interests included astronomy and he wanted to be an astronomer, but lacked the mathematical disposition to pursue it. He also had an interest in reading science fiction and attended science fiction conventions, but stopped when he got his first job a few years later.

Category: Book Reviews

The Ontonagon Township Library is very excited to announce that our new (and much improved) search system is now live! When you go to "Find an Item" in the menu above, you'll notice that options have changed.

 

Don't be scared. I promise this is a good thing.

 

The new system is called Enterprise and it features a user-friendly interface, an attractive graphical layout to match our amazing website, powerful search options, featured "new books at OTL" and "best sellers" components, and full integration with Great Lakes Digital Library (so you can download eBooks and search our card catalog all in one convenient place!)

 

When using Enterprise, there is a simple drop-down menu which lets you decide whether to search only OTL or include our Interlibrary Loan partners (use the "all resource sharing libraries" option to do a U.P.-wide search.) No more going back to the beginning to start your search all over again when we don't have what you're looking for! You'll also notice a "Continue your search in MeL" button. Can't find what you're looking for in any U.P. libraries? With Enterprise, you no longer need to open up a whole new webpage and start a MeL search from scratch. Now it only takes one click to go from local search to statewide search!

 

There are also some exciting new account features, such as being able to create custom lists (books you'd like to read, favorite movies, etc.) and an easier interface for managing your holds and requests.

 

The link to the old system will remain active for the time being while you get comfortable with the new website. If there is enough interest expressed, we might host a small informal "class" to show people around the new system. So stop in and let us know what you think!

 

Use the "Find an Item" menu above, or click here to try out Enterprise!

 

In other exciting news, your Library Director has been taking a continuing education class, and as part of his coursework had to make a promotional video. The results are below (and the whole thing was made using equipment and software available right here at the library!)

 

 

If you enjoyed our Fancy Nancy Tea Party, check out this fun event from Great Start! "Kite Day" will be held on Wednesday, 4/15 @ 4:00 in room 138 at the Ontonagon School.

 

Category: Programs & Events

The week of April 20th, 2015 was Money Smart Week nation-wide. Ontonagon Township Library got in on the fun with a special "Money Smart" session of our weekly preschool Story Time group. Each participant received a copy of the book Berenstain Bears' Dollars & Sense courtesy of the Michigan Credit Union League, and also got to paint their very own owl bank to help them start saving! Everyone had a hoot and dol-learned a thing or two about money. (Best of all, the library director was able to write a sentence featuring both a money pun and an owl pun.)

 

All in all (owl in owl?) it was another great success (suc-cents?) for OTL!

 

Category: Programs & Events