Oldest Stone Tool Found in Turkey
This tool’s discovery reveals that humans passed through the gateway from Asia to Europe much earlier than previously thought, approximately 1.2 million years ago. According to research published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, the chance find of a humanly-worked quartzite flake, in ancient deposits of the river Gediz, in western Turkey, provides a major new insight into when and how early humans dispersed out of Africa and Asia. To read this ScienceDaily article follow: Stone Tool
The library has many books on archeology and geology, stop by and check them out!
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.