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Apr 1st, 2015 (Wed)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Language enhanced storytime to help get kids ready to read for two- and three-year-olds with a loving adult. Youth Services atrium on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Apr 1st, 2015 (Wed)
1:00 PM
  Mid-Day Movie: The Muppets

Celebrate Marquette Area Public Schools' early release day with The Muppets!

Rated PG, free of charge, Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 1st, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Story Night

Youth Services newest regular program! Family storytime--great for all ages, pj's welcome. Youth Services Atrium, lower level. See poster.

Apr 1st, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM
  Shakespeare Readers: Coriolanus

A group for anyone who is intrigued with reading aloud the works of William Shakespeare. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 2nd, 2015 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and finger plays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Stay afterwards for a playtime! See poster.

Apr 3rd, 2015 (Fri)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Tech Help Drop-in

NMU Information Technology students available to assist with laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones, email, software and other digital troubleshooting. No appointments necessary, no charge. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 4th, 2015 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Social Media Overview

NMU Information Technology students will present an introduction to various types of social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Linked in, Skype, Pinterest. Bring your own device--laptop, phone, notebook--and get started!

Space is limited. Call 226-4318 to register. No charge. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 5th, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
Apr 6th, 2015 (Mon)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Language enhanced storytime to help get kids ready to read for two- and three-year-olds with a loving adult. Youth Services atrium on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Apr 6th, 2015 (Mon)
1:30 PM
  Vintage Cinema: West Side Story

Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer and Rita Moreno, 1961, color, 152 minutes. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 6th, 2015 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  DocuMonday: Fed Up

Everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. Fed Up is the film the food industry doesn't want you to see. From Katie Couric and the producer of An Inconvenient Truth, Fed Up will change the way you eat. Rated PG, 92 minutes, 2014. See poster.

Community Room, lower level.

Apr 7th, 2015 (Tue)
10:00 AM
  Meet the Director

Library Director Pam Christensen is available for drop-in sessions to discuss your hopes for and concerns about the library.

10:00-11:30 am and 5:30-7 pm.

Circulation Lobby, main floor.

Apr 7th, 2015 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and finger plays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Stay afterwards for a playtime! See poster.

Apr 7th, 2015 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Story & Craft Hour

Appropriate for all children ages 4 and up with a loving adult. Theme for spring is "Oh! the Places You'll Go!" See poster.

Apr 7th, 2015 (Tue)
3:00 PM
  Books to Movies: The Black Stallion

1979, rated G, 118 minutes. Starring Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney and Teri Garr. From its turbulent beginning in a storm-swept sea to its unforgettable horse race finale, The Black Stallion is treasure. Based on book by Walter Farley. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 7th, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 AM
  Lego Club

For grades K-5. Listen to a story and work with others to build projects related to the story. Legos provided. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 7th, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  PWPL Book Group: Poetry Month

Bring in your favorite piece of poetry to share. See poster.

Apr 8th, 2015 (Wed)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Language enhanced storytime to help get kids ready to read for two- and three-year-olds with a loving adult. Youth Services atrium on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Apr 8th, 2015 (Wed)
3:00 PM
  Books to Movies: Hugo

2011, PG, 126 minutes. Starring, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen. Left all alone, Hugo lives within the walls of the train station, maintaining the clocks, acquiring food by stealing and spending his free time trying to fix the automaton his father left behind. Based on the book by Brian Selznick. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 8th, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Story Night

Youth Services newest regular program! Family storytime--great for all ages, pj's welcome. Youth Services Atrium, lower level. See poster.

Apr 8th, 2015 (Wed)
7:00 PM
  Once Upon A Crime: The Sherlockian

Novel by Graham Moore. Takes place simultaneously at a current day Holmes convention and during Arthur Conan Doyle's lifetime. New members always welcome. Dandelion Cottage Room, main floor. See poster.

Apr 9th, 2015 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and finger plays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Stay afterwards for a playtime! See poster.

Apr 9th, 2015 (Thu)
3:00 PM
  Books to Movies: The Princess Bride

1987, Adventury/Comedy, rated PG, 90 minutes. Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, and Andre the Giant. A classic fairy tale with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather). Based on the book by William Goldman. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 9th, 2015 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Tax Tribunal Panal Discussion

Learn about what's happening across Michigan. Presenters: Dennis Liimatta, Marquette Township Superviosr; Bruce Closser, property appraiser; John Kivela, Michigan House of Representatives; Tom Casperson, Michigan State Senate. Moderated by Doug Garrison. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 10th, 2015 (Fri)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Tech Help Drop-in

NMU Information Technology students available to assist with laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones, email, software and other digital troubleshooting. No appointments necessary, no charge. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 10th, 2015 (Fri)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Genealogy Spring Workshop

Interested in family history? Know where your ancestors came from? Need help digitizing and preserving your memorabilia? Find answers to your questions at the spring workshop. Register at 906/226-4312 by March 31, space is limited. Held after hours in the Reference Department on the upper level. See poster.

Apr 10th, 2015 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  CineArts: The Iran Job

The film follows one year in the life of American pro basketball player Kevin Sheppard, who signed on to play for the upstart Iranian Super league team A.S. Shiraz. Starring Kevin Sheppard, Eunice Sheppard, Leah Sheppard. Documenary, English/Persian, 2012, 90 minutes, NR. See poster.

Community Room, lower level.

Apr 11th, 2015 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Saturday Morning Art

A story and art program for K-4th-graders. Drop-in: no registration, no fee. See poster.

Apr 12th, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
Apr 13th, 2015 (Mon)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Language enhanced storytime to help get kids ready to read for two- and three-year-olds with a loving adult. Youth Services atrium on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Apr 13th, 2015 (Mon)
12:00 PM
  Tasty Reads: Christopher Kimball

Celebrating Christopher Kimball, the founder, editor, and publisher of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazine. He also hosts the syndicated PBS cooking shows America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from American's Test Kitchen. He has written numerous books including Fannie's Last Supper, Kitchen Detective and Best of America's Test Kitchen. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

This program is scheduled at noon only.

Apr 13th, 2015 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  Visiting Author: Barbara Rylko Bauer

A Michigan Notable Book author and anthropologist, Bauer interweaves personal family narrative with history in an account of her Polish mother's World War II experiences as a prisoner-doctor in Jewish slave labor camps in Nazi Germany. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 14th, 2015 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and finger plays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Stay afterwards for a playtime! See poster.

Apr 14th, 2015 (Tue)
12:30 PM
  Matinee Movie: Unbroken

2014, biography/drama, pg-13, 137 minutes. Starring Jack O'Connell and Takamasa Ishihara. After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 14th, 2015 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Story & Craft Hour

Appropriate for all children ages 4 and up with a loving adult. Theme for spring is "Oh! the Places You'll Go!" See poster.

Apr 14th, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 AM
  Lego Club

For grades K-5. Listen to a story and work with others to build projects related to the story. Legos provided. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 14th, 2015 (Tue)
6:00 PM
  BYO Dinner Theater: Boyhood

2014, drama, rated R, 165 minutes. Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, and Ethan Hawke. American coming-of-age drama shot intermittently over the course of a 12-year period, from 2002 to 2013, and depicts the adolescence of a young boy in Texas growing up with divorced parents. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 15th, 2015 (Wed)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Language enhanced storytime to help get kids ready to read for two- and three-year-olds with a loving adult. Youth Services atrium on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Apr 15th, 2015 (Wed)
4:15 PM
  Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting

Meet new people, plan events, get volunteer experience. Everyone in grades 9-12 is welcome. Ask at desk or call 226-4323 for room information. See poster.

Apr 15th, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Story Night

Youth Services newest regular program! Family storytime--great for all ages, pj's welcome. Youth Services Atrium, lower level. See poster.

Apr 16th, 2015 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and finger plays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Stay afterwards for a playtime! See poster.

Apr 16th, 2015 (Thu)
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  Throw Back Thursday: Grades 5-12

Teen Block Party! A blast from the past, presented by the Teen Advisory Board. Retro games, crafts, music, books and food. See poster.

Apr 16th, 2015 (Thu)
6:30 PM
  Modern Classics: Hoosiers

1986, drama/sport, rated PG, 114 minutes. Starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper. A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 16th, 2015 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  Readers Theater: Escanaba In Da Moonlight

Play by Jeff Daniels. Reuben Soady goes to deer camp with his father and two brothers. If Rueben, now 43, doesn't manage to shoot a buck by the end of the season, he will become the oldest Doady in recorded history not to have achieved this task, a taboo that leads people in the community to believe he is jinxed. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 17th, 2015 (Fri)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Tech Help Drop-in

NMU Information Technology students available to assist with laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones, email, software and other digital troubleshooting. No appointments necessary, no charge. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 17th, 2015 (Fri)
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Big Water Community Sing

Join song leader, Corinne Rockow and the Big Sing band for a fun afternoon of song and laughter. First half hour is devoted to kids' music! Song books are provided. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 19th, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
Apr 20th, 2015 (Mon)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Language enhanced storytime to help get kids ready to read for two- and three-year-olds with a loving adult. Youth Services atrium on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Apr 20th, 2015 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  Author talk: Teddy Roosevelt in Marquette

On the same day Theodore Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt, he read a newspaper editorial from the Iron Ore, an Ishpeming, Mi daily. Its publisher accused Roosevelt of being drunk. Tired of having his boisterous personality equated with intoxication, Roosevelt sued the paper for libel. As the 1913 case convened, admirals, statesmen and fellow explorers descended on Marquette to testify to Roosevelt's unimpeachable personal character in the biggest libel trial of the early 20th century.

Presented by Mikel B. Classen, author of Teddy Roosevelt & the Marquette Libel Trial. Book sale and signing follows the presentation.

Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 21st, 2015 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and finger plays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Stay afterwards for a playtime! See poster.

Apr 21st, 2015 (Tue)
12:30 PM
  Matinee Movie: Interstellar

2014, sci-fi/adventure, rated PG-13, 169 minutes. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. Set in the near future, earth has been devastated by drought and famine. A mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the chance to escape. A crew of astronauts travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Community Room, lower level, see poster

Apr 21st, 2015 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Story & Craft Hour

Appropriate for all children ages 4 and up with a loving adult. Theme for spring is "Oh! the Places You'll Go!" See poster.

Apr 21st, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 AM
  Lego Club

For grades K-5. Listen to a story and work with others to build projects related to the story. Legos provided. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 21st, 2015 (Tue)
6:00 PM
  BYO Dinner Theater: Interstllar

2104, sci-fi/adventure, PG-13, 169 minutes. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. Set in the near future, Earth has been devastated by drought and famine. A mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the chance to escape. A crew of astronauts travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 22nd, 2015 (Wed)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Language enhanced storytime to help get kids ready to read for two- and three-year-olds with a loving adult. Youth Services atrium on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Apr 22nd, 2015 (Wed)
4:00 PM
  Junior Teen Advisory Board (JTAB)

Volunteer experieince!

Books, fun and new friends!

Kids in grades 5-8 are welcome to join, 226-4323 for more information. See poster.

Apr 22nd, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Story Night

Youth Services newest regular program! Family storytime--great for all ages, pj's welcome. Youth Services Atrium, lower level. See poster.

Apr 23rd, 2015 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and finger plays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Stay afterwards for a playtime! See poster.

Apr 24th, 2015 (Fri)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Traditional Music Jam

Join others who enjoy playing traditional music: old time fiddle tunes, Carter Family, Woodie Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan... Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 24th, 2015 (Fri)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Scrabble

Join other word game entusiasts for a challenging and fun afternoon of the popular board game. held in conjunction with the Traitional Music Jam. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Apr 24th, 2015 (Fri)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Tech Help Drop-in

NMU Information Technology students available to assist with laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones, email, software and other digital troubleshooting. No appointments necessary, no charge. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 25th, 2015 (Sat)
10:30 AM
  Dad and Me

Stories and activities for Dads and kids (ages 0-10). Free, in the Youth Services Atrium on the lower level. See poster.

Apr 26th, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
Apr 27th, 2015 (Mon)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Language enhanced storytime to help get kids ready to read for two- and three-year-olds with a loving adult. Youth Services atrium on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Apr 28th, 2015 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and finger plays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Stay afterwards for a playtime! See poster.

Apr 28th, 2015 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Story & Craft Hour

Appropriate for all children ages 4 and up with a loving adult. Theme for spring is "Oh! the Places You'll Go!" See poster.

Apr 28th, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 AM
  Lego Club

For grades K-5. Listen to a story and work with others to build projects related to the story. Legos provided. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 28th, 2015 (Tue)
5:00 PM
  Board of Trustees Meeting

Lions Room, main floor.

Apr 28th, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM
  Bluesday Tuesday: Under the Radar...Live!

Marquette area blues band playing originals with a flair. Band members: Dale Carrie, Dave Aho, Fast Eddie E., Joel Rabine. Co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society. Community Room, lower level, free. See poster.

Apr 28th, 2015 (Tue)
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Let's Get Graphic

Discussion of Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics, edited by Chris Duffy. Mention "Let's Get Graphic" when you buy Above the Dreamless Dead at Taiga Games and receive a 15% discount. Discussion held in the Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Apr 29th, 2015 (Wed)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Language enhanced storytime to help get kids ready to read for two- and three-year-olds with a loving adult. Youth Services atrium on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Apr 29th, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Story Night

Youth Services newest regular program! Family storytime--great for all ages, pj's welcome. Youth Services Atrium, lower level. See poster.

Apr 30th, 2015 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and finger plays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Stay afterwards for a playtime! See poster.

Apr 30th, 2015 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  History Course: Was Kim Philby the Greatest Spy in History?

Five-week course presented by Roger Magnuson, retired history professor, McGill University. Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby was a high-ranking member of british intelligence who worked as a double agent before decting to the Soviet Union in 1963. Lions Room, main floor, free. See poster.