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Upcoming Events

4/16/2014 - 4:00 PM

4/17/2014 - 6:00 PM
Creative Writing Workshop

4/18/2014 - 10:30 AM

4/19/2014 - 2:00 PM
Sit & Knit

4/21/2014 - 6:00 PM
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Celebrate National Library Week
April 13 - 19

Celebrate with us during this special week, when libraries across the country encourage people to visit and get to know them better.

Check out one item or a bag full, and get a little gift from us, our thank you for helping make the library an important part of your community!

Online Training for BusinessDecision Database
April 16 & 17

The Library of Michigan is hosting two free online training sessions for its new BusinessDecision database, available through MeL, the Michigan Electronic Library. This powerful database has lots of great resources for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and non-profit groups looking to do market research. Follow the link below to register for one of the two online sessions, being offered on April 16 and 17.

We wish to announce our participation in the new MiLibrary Card Program

  Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library participates in MILibraryCard, a statewide reciprocal borrowing program that provides:

· in-person access to the resources and information housed in libraries throughout Michigan

· guest borrowing privileges at over 60 public and academic libraries throughout the state

 Stop by the library for more information


Creative Writing Workshop in Poetry and Prose
Thursdays from 6 - 8 pm Starting March 20th, 2014

Looking for ways to learn new literary techniques and transfer them to your writing?  Join us for a six week creative writing workshop where we will explore prose and poetry in order to gain new writing tools and sharpen the ones already in our toolbox.  This is a free workshop presented by Jenifer DeBellis, a published author who now teaches for Oakland University's youth writing camps.  Open to everyone age 16 and up.  Dates of workshops are March 20th, March 27, April 3, April 10, April 17 and April 24.

Free Tax Preparation Information
Try these links for information on free tax preparation:

Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit Statewide Initiative

IRS Free File

El IRS en Español

United Way Free Tax Prep

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)

Ruth Hughes Newsletter

The Spring newsletter with events for March, April and May can be viewed here!

The Michigan College Access Portal

MichiganCAP is a statewide initiative supported by the Michigan College Access Network which provides free support for all students and families in Michigan to simplify the process of transitioning from high school to college and career.  This easy to use Web-based, personalized tools to insure that each step in the process of planning , applying and paying for college is completed successfully. So create your account and get started at

Online Information

Are you trying to do research but don't want to rely on some random web site?  Why not take a look at our list of databases?  We have lots of and medicine, car repair, what to read and much, much more.  Our Gale Virtual Reference Collection has almost 400 books that would normally only be available on the library shelf, but you can get them right online!  It's the best information your tax dollars have already paid for!