Monday, December 3, 2012
The Highland Township Library is partnering with Huron Valley AMVETS Post 2006 to gather gifts and notes to send to deployed service men and women from the area.
If you've stopped by the Highland Library lately, you've likely noticed the troop tree near the lobby. This year, the library is partnering with Huron Valley AMVETS Post 2006 to send gifts and thank you notes to deployed service men and women from the Highland area. If you'd like to say thanks to our Troops, you can participate in the following ways: Packages will be sent over the next few months. You can stop by the library anytime, now through the holidays, and into the new year. If you know of a local deployed service man or woman who would like to be added to the recipient list, you can pass their name along at the library. The following are items that can be donated for the gifts. Only these items can be used: Magazines Food Items …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Businesses from White Lake and Highland are invited to attend the Business Assistance Team workshop at the Highland Township Library on Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Highland DDA along with Highland-White Lake Business Association invites Highland Businesses and Highland-White Lake Business Association members to Highland's first Business Assistance Team (BAT) Workshop! There is no fee for this workshop, and it will take place at the Highland Public Library on Oct. 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The goal of the BAT team is to provide knowledge, guidance and useful tools for businesses in order to maintain and grow their businesses. The types of assistance the team can offer include: The BAT team consists of representation from the Oakland County Business Center, Main Street Oakland County, S.C.O.R.E (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and financial representation, as well as the Highland White …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Censorship is alive and well, as highlighted by Banned Books Week—and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children—and adults. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of September (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012). The week is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. Just this past winter, Plymouth Canton Community Schools made national headlines when parents challenged the reading of Waterland and Beloved in the classroom. More than 11,000 books have been challenged (though not necessarily successfully censored) since 1982, the inaugural …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Whether you love Spiderman, X-men or Batman, be sure to geek out with your favorite comics on this holiday.
To all of those who believe in Harvey Dent and Gotham City, rejoice. September 25 is National Comic Book day. This is a day for people of all ages to enjoy, since the first-ever comic book superhero made his first appearance in 1938. While some characters have new looks, and some of their storylines have changed completely, comic enthusiasts can still share their love of their favorite characters, old and new. This geeky holiday is a great time for comic fans to honor their superhero, heroine or villain’s best stories. To get your comic fix near White Lake or Highland you can visit Comic City in Novi, or check the White Lake and Highland libraries. National Comic Book day is also a good precursor for the famous New York Comic Con. This …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sure, school is back in session, but the kids don't have to be the only ones hitting the books this month.
Although Labor Day marks the last hurrah for white pants, barbeques and kids up late on a Sunday night, it is not the end of the season. People, until the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 21, it's still summer. And that means there's just enough time to squeeze in another good book atop your favorite lounge chair. Not sure what to read for your last hurrah of summer? Fear not, we've cobbled together some best-sellers from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, along with a few staff favorites from summers past. All you need to make your experience complete is a nice cold glass of iced tea lemonade. Fiction Non-fiction Be sure to tell us in your comments about your favorite summer read.