March 14, when written as 3/14, represents the first three digits of pi (π), the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. To commemorate the world's most famous mathematical constant, enthusiasts around the world embrace their inner nerdiness by celebrating Pi Day. To read this entire Smithsonian Magazine article follow: Pi Day
Hunting For Your Ancestors
Interested in learning more about geneology? The library is hosting an introduction to geneology presentation on April 4th, 12 to 1 pm, at the Curtis Township Library. For more informtion, please call 989-735-2601. Class size is limited - handouts will be provided.
Library Roof Fundraiser Update
WE DID IT!!!!
The Curtis Township Library has been selected to receive $7,693 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for our roof project.
Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature appropriated approximately $9.7 million to MCACA for arts and cultural grants. These highly competitive grants (over 500 applicants) benefit the citizens of our state by supporting arts and culture as a catalyst for community revitalization and economic development, quality of life and by supporting arts education.
The competitive grant process included a grant application over 20 pages long and (based on an initial review of the grant recipients) our library was the only public library in the state of Michigan to receive MCACA funding in 2015. We competed against very well regarded organizations such as the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Dearborn, and the Grand Rapids Public Museum, just to name a few.
A special thank you goes to Deb Tacoma & Elaine Sink, for bringing this funding opportunity to our attention and to Jim Szymaszek and Elaine for providing proofreading during the grant writing process.
The library will continue to sell the Glennie Centennial Cookbook reprint as an ongoing library fundraiser. Thanks to everyone who have purchased copies and who have made donations or participated in the various Friends of the Library fundraisers over the past year. We will be able to complete this project because we all worked together to acheive this goal.