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May the 4th Be With You

May 4th, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join MPL and the Great Lakes Garrison of the The 501st Legion
as we celebrate Star Wars Day in style!

On Saturday, May 4th, we’ll be hosting activities for Star Wars fans of all ages, including an ongoing movie marathon, photo opportunities with our green screen and members of the Great Lakes Garrison (part of the illustrious The 501st Legion), pub-style trivia, and enough snacks and beverages to please a Hutt.

No registration is required. All ages are welcome. Costumes and cosplay are encouraged! 


The History of Hudson's with Michael Hauser

May 6th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about Detroit's homegrown retailer: Hudson's.

Michael Hauser, author of books such as Hudson’s: Detroit’s Legendary Department Store, 20th Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit, and Remembering Hudson’s: The Grand Dame of Detroit Retailing will be here to share photos, ephemera, and video clips.

The event begins at 6:30. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is required.

Baby Prom

April 24th, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Babies and toddlers under 3 years old and their caregivers can celebrate at our library’s first ever Baby Prom on Wednesday, April 24th at 11 a.m.! We will enjoy music, snacks, and other age appropriate activities. No registration is required.


Serve on our Board of Trustees! 

For more information, contact
Director Margaret Thomas at (586) 725-0273, ext. 3

There is currently an opening on the MacDonald Public Library Board of Trustees. Are you interested in helping guide your highly-used, much-loved, community-oriented library? Are you a citizen of the city of New Baltimore? If so, we encourage you to volunteer for this wonderful opportunity.

The board is comprised of five (5) trustees, each appointed by the City Council. Members have a direct responsibility for administration of the library through adoption of policies, long-range planning, oversight of library finances and employment, as well as evaluation of the library director.

The Board of Trustees typically meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and with additional subcommittee meetings as needed. 

For additional information, please call (586) 725-0273.


Food for Thought

April 1 to April 30th, 2019

MacDonald Public Library will once again be participating in the Gleaner's Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan's annual Food for Thought initiative. We will be collecting nonperishable food items throughout the month of April. 

Donation boxes will be available near our Circulation desk. Questions? Contact us at (586) 725-0273. Thank you for your generosity! 


Donations Requested for Secondhand Accessory Sale

Donations accepted until June 3rd, 2019

The Friends of MacDonald Public library are seeking donations for their upcoming Secondhand Accessory Sale. Items requested include jewelry, scarves, hats, gloves, sunglasses, purses, and belts. Unfortunately, we cannot accept clothing or household items.

Please bring all donations to the MPL Circulation desk.