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Genealogy Book Club



Thursday, December 11, 2:00 pm

Join us as we discuss "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell.

Genealogy Holiday Tea & Gone With The Wind Presentation

Holiday Tea smallDecember 16, 1:00 pm
Presentation by Kathleen Marcaccio

Join us for a wonderful afternoon with our Genealogy friends as we enjoy holiday tea and cookies.  Feel welcome to share your favorite holiday treats with us!

While we are enjoying our tea,  we will be receiving a presentation by Kathleen Marcaccio about "Gone with the Wind". This December is the 75th anniversary of the movie Gone with the Wind, which makes it a perfect time to revisit the book and the movie! Gone with the Wind, both the book and the film, have long been American favorites.

Librarian and local expect Kathleen Marcaccio will be bringing her collection of memorabilia and stories about the making of the film. Her presentation provides background on author Margaret Mitchell, her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone with the Wind, the 1939 film of the same name, and Gone With the Wind in popular culture. 

Kathleen is a local expert on all things related to Gone with the Wind, and has spoken at the Clark Gable Foundation 100th Celebration in Cadiz, OH; the 2010 Gateway to the Wind event in St. Louis, MO; and has co-hosted a Gone with the Wind Weekend at Meadow Brook Theater.

All are welcome!

Genealogy Resources at Lyon Township Public Library


Lyon Township Public Library is pleased to have one of the premiere genealogical research departments in SE Michigan. Local history and Michigan history are well represented in our materials, including scrapbooks of birth, marriage, and death records, a full collection of the South Lyon Herald on CD dating back to 1929, local cemetery indexes, records of Phillips Funeral Home in South Lyon, and local family histories. The library has a large collection of reference materials as well as books and videos available for loan. For those of you who want to share your genealogy experiences and learn along with other aspiring genealogists there is a Genealogy Club that meets monthly! Please come and explore what the library may have for you!

Cathy Cottone has been the Genealogist at the Lyon Township Public Library for over ten years. Cathy can help you get started on your own genealogy and family tree and give research advice. Cathy is available for personal consultation by appointment.  Click here to schedule an appointment.

Digital Microfilm Reader


The LTPL has a dedicated Genealogy computer, with Genealogy databases and  a digital Microfilm Reader/Scanner.  Library customers may access the computer on a first come, first served basis, or may reserve the computer to guarantee it's availability.  

Family History Center Affiliate

LDS Certification Certificate 3

The Lyon Township Public Library is a Family History Center Affiliate.

Stop by to see how we can help you with your genealogy research needs.