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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Yard Waste Collection

Separate Yard Waste

Rules & Regulations

  • Residents are reminded that no refuse or yard waste should be placed at curbside earlier than 1 p.m. the day before collection.
  • No items should be placed in the street.
  • All refuse must be out by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Ev...
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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Spring Sterling Pride Spreads to Two Months

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Sterling Pride Month, an initiative by the City of Sterling Heights, to encourage residents and members of the community to "take pride" in their property will now span two months and be known as Spring Sterling Pride. The activities throughout ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole General Information

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole Map

For updates on traffic conditions, repair progress and contact information, visit the Macomb Public Works page.

Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole Info
Posted on: March 9, 2017

M-59 update from Michigan Department of Transportation

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Today, March 9, 2017, MDOT will be extending and placing a left lane closure on both directions of M-59 throughout the project. Over the next couple of days, drivers will see more and more activity with more contractors showing up on a daily basis. 

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Hayes Road / 15 Mile Road Closure

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The County is in need to close Hayes Road north of 15 Mile Road as they prepare for the bypass pumping installation. Detours will be set up for Hayes Road. Hayes Road from Moravian Drive will be open for local traffic only to enable access to the parcels ...

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Macomb Interceptor and Sinkhole General Info
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade Applications

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Applications are now available for bands, scout groups and general participation for the 2017 Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017.

Please print out, complete and mail in your application by April 28, 2017 to the Sterling Heights Co...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

GFL Refuse Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2017

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GFL Environmental Refuse Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2017

  • New Years Day - Sunday, January 1, 2017, no delay in collection.
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017, closed. One-day delay Tuesday - Saturday.
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017, closed. One-day d...
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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Twenty-one playgrounds to be made over announced

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The twenty-one playgrounds to be made over through the Recreating Recreation millage have been announced: Arlingdale, Avis, Baumgartner, Carpathia, College, Dodge (play structure between the bathrooms and the Recreation Center), Fairfield, Franklin, Hadle...

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Renderings of the twenty-one playgrounds

Posted on: March 20, 2017

How defense spending could boost Detroit suburbs

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(From Detroit Free Press) President Donald Trump's proposed budget is a mixed bag for Detroit suburbs, with some standing to possibly benefit from proposed hikes in defense spending while seeing deep cuts in federal funding for community programs that...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Prototype of Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle unveiled in Sterling Heights

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(From WXYZ) The public got its first look at some new military might Thursday, made right here in Michigan.

U.S. Army officials rolled out the first Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle at General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights on Thursday.

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Former auto supplier builds parts for Mars spaceship

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(From The Detroit News) NASA’s first manned spaceship to Mars will be partially made in Michigan.

The government agency’s new Space Launch System — a rocket set to ferry humans to the red planet in the 2030s — relies on dozens of Michigan suppliers.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Faurecia to close two plants in Sterling Heights, Fraser

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(From Macomb Daily) Automotive parts supplier Faurecia will close its two Macomb County plants this year and enact layoffs at its other two facilities.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Next-Gen 2018 Ram 1500 Is Worth A Lot

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(From Daily Sun) FCA’s Sterling Heights assembly plant is getting ready to change from building the Chrysler 200 to the next-generation Ram pickup and the redesigns will supposedly incorporate an on-site test track.

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Inside the Army's TARDEC, Which Developed the Chevy Colorado ZH2

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(From Inverse) The U.S. Army’s TARDEC (Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center) Division and General Motors unveiled this week the Colorado ZH2, a hydrogen-powered truck that took a year to design and build.

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

General Dynamics Secures $509M Contract for Army Stryker Vehicle Configuration Update

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(From GovConWire) General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential $508.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to re-engineer the U.S. Army‘s fleet of Stryker ground combat vehicles.

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Moceri Cos. to Invest $1.2B in Senior Luxury Communities in Southeast Michigan

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(From DBusiness) Moceri Cos., an Auburn Hills-based custom home builder, is investing more than $1.2 billion over 10 years to add new luxury living communities to The Blossom Collection, a group of living spaces across southeast Michigan for those 55...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

New to Sterlingfest, Kids Art! and New Artist Booths

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For the first time since its inception 37 years ago, Sterlingfest will now feature a Kids Art area! and a New Artist area. 

Kids and teens, ages 2 to 18 years old, are encouraged to apply for a spot to sell their artwork at the much-loved summer festi...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Sterlingfest 2017 Line Up

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Guess who is headlining Sterlingfest 2017? Get ready for three music-filled days July 27, 28 and 29!

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Cops & Lobsters Fundraiser

Enjoy the food and atmosphere at Red Lobster while Sterling Heights Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police members help serve your meal.

This is a Tip A Cop fundraiser where off duty officers assist the Red Lobster staff by collecting tips and donations. On April 13th, community members can enjoy a meal at Red Lobster on Hall Road from 10 am – 9 pm where proceeds from this event ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

City announces Sterlingfest 2017 entertainment line-up; Bret Michaels to headline Saturday night

At the Monday night City Council meeting, the City released a video announcing the Main Stage acts for Sterlingfest 2017. Most notably, the City has signed on former Poison lead singer Bret Michaels as the headlining act for Saturday night.

The entire band lineup for each of the four Sterlingfest 2017 stages is attached. Timeslots for each respective act are available at www.sterlingfest.info

Sterlingfest 2017 is set for Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29, running 10 a.m. to 1...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

SHRED Day scheduled for April 1 to help protect privacy

Shred Legal will be at the Department of Public Works (DPW) on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8 am until 2 pm to shred documents at no charge.

Shredding will be conducted on site for complete security and the shredded materials will be recycled. This event will be free to residents because Shred Legal will be donating their time and trucks as a community service.

In order to allow as many residen...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Event set for April 8

The first annual Household Hazardous Waste Event will be held at the Department of Public Works on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

US Ecology will be at the DPW building at 7200 18 Mile Road west of Van Dyke, collecting, identifying and packaging for transport acceptable household hazardous materials. A complete list of acceptable materials can be found here. This event is for reside...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

E-recycling day set for April 22

Residents, business owners and school officials looking to get rid of old televisions, computers and other electronic items are invited to drop them off for recycling during a city-sponsored Electronics Recycling Day Saturday, April 22.

Great Lakes Electronics will be at the Department of Public Works building at 7200 18 Mile Road west of Van Dyke from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Click here for more information and a full list of acceptable electronics that can be recycled.

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Applications now available for the 2017 Sterlingfest Arts & Crafts Show

The city’s Art Commission today announced that Artisan and Fine Crafter Applications are now available for the 2017 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, slated for July 27-29.

Artisans and crafters have until April 7  to complete and submit an application for the 2017 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, held at the Richard J. Notte Sterling Heights City Center.  Festival rules, fees, and other guidelines are in...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Police Honor Guard Sponsors Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on March 29

The Sterling Heights Police Department Honor Guard will sponsor an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser March 29, 2017 at Penna’s of Sterling, 38400 Van Dyke just south of 17 Mile Road.

Proceeds from the 5-8 p.m. dinner will be used to offset the cost of uniforms, equipment and travel for the Honor Guard during National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. The Honor Guard will raffle great baskets and prizes and the event also includes a 50/50...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Applications now available for the 2017 Sterlingfest Arts & Craft Show

The city’s Art Commission today announced that Artisan and Fine Crafter Applications are now available for the 2017 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, slated for July 27-29.

Artisans and crafters have until April 7th to complete and submit an application for the 2017 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, held at the Richard J. Notte Sterling Heights City Center.  Festival rules, fees, and other guidelines are included i...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Sterling Heights to Celebrate Memorial Day with Annual Parade on May 29

The City of Sterling Heights and its Art Commission are making preparations for the 38th Annual Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 29, 2017.

The Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade is one of the City's great events for residents and visitors to experience.  Tens of thousands of spectators line the parade route each year.  Marching bands, scout troops, civic groups a...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Sterling Heights Senior Center to serve as a Warmer Center

Our Senior Center will be open as a warming center for residents who have lost power due to the high winds that impacted southeastern Michigan on March 8th.

The warming center is intended to serve as a temporary respite from what are expected to be below freezing temperatures this weekend. The Senior Center will be open until 10 p.m. Sunday evening. No sleeping facilities are available and pets cannot be acco...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

City of Sterling Heights Official Statement

Over the past several months, the American Islamic Comm. Center (AICC) and the City have been engaged in facilitation to assist in bridging the gap between the Planning Commission’s land use concerns and those issues raised by the AICC in the lawsuit.

Because of that process, the AICC and the City have reached a compromised settlement.As part of the settlement, the issues of parking, traffic and overall size of the dome and spires initially raised by the Planning Commission have been addressed.&ldq...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Official City of Sterling Heights Statement

The City of Sterling Heights has retained the law firm of Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton as special legal counsel for issues arising from the failure of the 15 Mile Road interceptor

Sullivan Ward has extensive experience in all aspects of construction law, including underground infrastructure. 

Due to the complexity of identifying the cause or causes and the legal issues that will arise from these findings, the City owes a duty t...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Macomb County declares state of emergency, Public Works asks residents to continue to conserve water

Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel has declared a county state of emergency due to the major sewer break in Fraser.

“This has been a major sewer situation and disruption of services,” said Executive Hackel. “Our Emergency Management team continues to receive requests for assistance from local residents and businesses who are in the affecte...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

SHPD's new CORE Program to host informational session, meet-and-greet on Tuesday, March 7

The Sterling Heights Police Department, in conjunction with the Community Relations Department, will host its first public informational session and meet-and-greet forum from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 at the Senior Center, 40200 Utica Road.

CORE, an acronym for “Community Outreach and Engagement,” was created earlier this year and is aimed at building stronger police-community relations. The program gives each of the six patrol area districts of the City its own SHPD Offi...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Cultural Exchange will take place on Friday, March 3

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The city of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2017 Cultural Exchange on Friday, March 3, from 6-10 p.m. in the Senior Center

The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this celebrated event.  Free overflow parking and shuttle service is available in Dodge Park.

Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, the 2017 Cultural Exchange will feature a wide ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Police to unofficially swear in K9 Officer "Ivy" at Tuesday City Council meeting

The newest four-legged member of the Sterling Heights Police Force, “Ivy,” will be presented to City Council next Tuesday and unofficially sworn-in to begin her training with the SHPD.

  • What:  Members of the media invited to view Police Chief John Berg’s presentation of the newest K9 Officer to the Mayor and City Council
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7
  • Where: Council Chambers, City Hall, 40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Police Department shuts down illegal marijuana grow operation this week

Late Wednesday evening, the Sterling Heights Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) executed a warrant at a home on the 2000 block of Deveere Drive resulting in the closure of a large illegal marijuana grow operation.

This marks the 38th illegal grow operation to be shut down in Sterling Heights in the past two and a half years, according to Police Chief John Berg.

According to Police Chief John Berg, the CSU executed the search warrant on the Deveere Drive residence ar...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Police Department launches CORE program aimed at further bridging Police-community relations

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The Sterling Heights Police Department, in conjunction with the City’s Community Relations Department, announced the launch of a new program Tuesday night aimed at building stronger Police-community relations.

The new program, called CORE, gives each of the six area districts of the City its own officer assigned to serve as a resource to residents of the region.

At the City’s Strategic Planning meeting Tuesday night, Police Chief John Berg and Community Relation...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Mayor Taylor Changes Office Hours

Effective immediately, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor's office hours at City Hall have been changed to Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact the Office of City Management at (586) 446-2305.

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Cultural Exchange to take place on Friday, March 3rd

The city of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2017 Cultural Exchange on Friday, March 3, from 6-10 p.m. in the Senior Center.

The public is welcomed and encouraged to
attend this celebrated event.  Freeoverflow parking and shuttle service is available in Dodge Park.Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee,
the 2017 Cultural Exchange ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Police Respond to Fatal Injury Auto Accident

On Monday, Jan. 16, Sterling Heights Police Officers were dispatched to the area of northbound Ryan north of Seventeen Mile in response to a serious auto accident.

The initial investigation revealed that a 73 year old w/m was driving a black 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound in the northbound lanes of Ryan Rd for unknown reasons at a high rate of speed. A 56 year old w/f was driving a black 2017 Lincoln MKZ northb...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

City Council to Honor Committee's Diversity Champs

The Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee chose six honorees for its ninth annual Diversity Distinction Awards, presented at City Council’s Dec. 6 meeting.

The Ethnic Committee is proud to partner with the City Council in presenting the award trophies, provided through the generosity of Comcast, to deserving individuals and organizations that make a difference in our community.

The committee honored two busin...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

City expands on-demand snow removal, lawn service offerings with Lawn Guru

The City of Sterling Heights announced today it is expanding its on-demand snow removal and lawn mowing offerings by working with Michigan-based and operated “LawnGuru,” which is now available for residents to download and use

LawnGuru allows users to summon a certified contractor, pay for requested services via credit card and receive a receipt of follow-up, all from the convenience of a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

Throughout the past year, the City of Sterling Heig...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Key Safety Systems, Inc. Plans Investment of $1.5 Million

Key Safety Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced engineered safety products for global automotive and non-automotive markets, which is headquartered in Sterling Heights, plans an expansion that will bring 50 new positions to the company.

The positions will be in research and development and engineering.

This addition will generate a total investment of $1.5 million, which will result in a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. This expansion comes just...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Sterling Heights recognizes exceptional volunteers, employees at 2016 Appreciation Dinner

Sterling Heights recognized exceptional and long-time volunteers and employees at its Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Those celebrating an anniversary with the city or who were being honored for outstanding work were recognized with an award.

The exciting evening centered on the recognition of volunteers who have devoted their commitment, insight and generosity and employees who dedicated their career to Sterling Heights. Mayor Michael C. Taylor, City Council and City Manager Mark Vanderpool h...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Aerospace Company DM-Tool and Fabrication Plans Addition to Sterling Heights Facility

Aerospace Company D-M Tool and Fabrication is investing $1.8 million for a 22,000 square foot addition since its current building has reached capacity.

With this new addition, it will be able to bid on larger OEM aerospace projects with the new area being three feet higher than their existing building. This new addition to D-M Tool and Fabrication will bring 30 new jobs including 10 engineering jobs.

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

Office of Purchasing launches new Electronic Bid Submission option

The City of Sterling Heights’ Office of Purchasing recently launched a new online option for submission of bids called an Electronic Bid Submission, or EBS.

This new option will benefit both the bidder and the City in saving cost, streamlining electronic storage and providing receipt and more.

Previously, the Purchasing Department has historically only accepted hard copy responses to Invitation to Bid, or ...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

City announces Riverland Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced this year

In an effort to improve existing walk and hike/bike paths and promote outdoor recreation throughout the city, the City of Sterling Heights is replacing the Riverland Pedestrian Bridge later this year.

The new bridge to be constructed will be open-style with a wood deck, according to Department of Public Works Director Mike Moore. Following a bid process, the award of construction for the project is slated for September. The old bridge structure will ...Read on...


Posted on: March 27, 2017

Used, But Sterling Bookstore

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Stop in for great deals at our Friends bookstore! Find the very best fiction and non-fiction for adults and kids alongside DVDs, audiobooks, puzzles, and more! You can get all these treasures for bargain prices too!

Posted on: February 28, 2017

March is Reading Month

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The library is celebrating March is Reading Month with several programs and contests! Take a look at what we're up to:

Bookmark Drawing CompetitionDo you have a flair for art? If so, show off your skills in a bookmark drawing competition! Contest sheets wi...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Big Library Read

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The Big Library Read? is back! From now until March 30, you can download Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott for free with no wait list! All you need is your library card number and PIN. To get started, go to: mlc.overdrive.com

Posted on: March 12, 2017

Household Treasures

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Have you ever wondered if an old heirloom is worth a secret fortune? Cease wondering! On Thursday, Mar. 30 from 6:30-8:30pm, the library is inviting antique appraisers to uncover the hidden value of your “junk”. Items brought in will b...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

BrainHQ

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While 9 out of 10 people believe that brain health is important, few know how to maintain it. Look no further! The library's latest service, BrainHQ, is an online suite of 27 exercises with 840+ levels of training organized around the 6 core cogn...

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Light Up Your Brain
Posted on: April 18, 2011

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