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Today is December 10th, 2016

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A Second Nerf Battle for Kids Ages 8 through 12

Kids who missed out on registering for the first Nerf Battle can sign up for this one.


Nerf Battle for Kids Ages 8 – 12

Sign up early for the next epic Nerf Battle for Kids ages 8 through 12!


League of Women Voters: National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

Join us for an historical review of the Electoral College and an explanation of an effort already underway to “go around” the College. Presented by Barry Fink of the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country.


Our Role in Healthy U.P. Ecosystems: Tips and Reflections on Tending to Our Relationship with Natural Resources

Join us for a series of ten 5-minute talks, each focused on a message or feasible action each of us can take toward stewardship of natural resources in this region. Presented by seniors in MTU’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.


Kids Make Holiday Ornaments

Kids! Join us for holiday fun making ceramic ornaments. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Changes to Inclement Weather Policy

With our first winter storm forecast for this weekend, it seems as good a time as any to remind our patrons of recent changes to our inclement weather policy. In an effort to better serve our community, the library will no longer close by default when area schools close for inclement weather.

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New Fiction!

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Library Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10am-8pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-3pm

Sunday: Closed

The library now offers children’s computer tablets for check out! These tablets are built as educational tools, and come preloaded with dozens of educational games and apps. Give us a call or stop in to learn more.

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