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Mar 1st, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
Mar 2nd, 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.

Mar 2nd, 2015 (Mon)
1:30 PM
  Vintage Cinema: The Best Years of Our Lives

Starring Myrna Loy and Frederic Marsh, 1946, black and white, 172 minutes. See poster.

Mar 2nd, 2015 (Mon)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
  Dr. Seuss Story Night

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday during this evening presentation of great stories. Pj's are welcome. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Mar 2nd, 2015 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  DocuMonday: Finding Vivian Maier

2013, NR, 83 minutes

One of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chnace at auction, amateur historian John Maloof crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books.  Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. See poster.

Mar 3rd, 2015 (Tue)
10:00 AM
  Meet the Director: Tax Tribunal Information Session

Special sessions this week cover the current Michigan Tax Tribunal situation that led to the Library Board of Trustees' decision to close on Sundays. More information is available here.

10:00 am and 6:30 pm.

Shiras Room, upper level.

Mar 3rd, 2015 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Plan to stay afterwards for playtime! In the Youth Services atrium on the lower level. See poster.

Mar 3rd, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Lego Club

Meet in the Shiras Room. Lego blocks provided. Ages 5 and up. See poster.

Mar 3rd, 2015 (Tue)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  Holistic Financial Health

Build strong financial roots to empower your life. Six weekly sessions presented by local panelists who are experts in their respective fields.  Topics include: life insurance, medical insurance, elder law/estate planning, investment strategy, long-term care, and income-estate tax minimization. Community Room on the lower level. See poster.

Mar 3rd, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  PWPL Book Group: The Girl You Left Behind

France, 1916, artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front.  When their small town falls to the germans, Edouard's portrait of Sopie draws the eye of the new Kommadant... By Jojo Moyes. Dandelion Cottage Room, main floor. See poster.

Mar 4th, 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.

Mar 4th, 2015 (Wed)
4:15 PM
  Teen Adviosry Board (TAB)

Meeting of the Teen Advisory Board. Everyone in grades 9-12 is welcome. Meet new people, plan teen events, get volunteer experience. See poster.

Mar 4th, 2015 (Wed)
5:00 PM
  Township Board Meeting

 Lions Room, main floor.

Mar 4th, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM
  Shakespeare Readers: Antony & Cleopatra

Join in for a reading of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Mar 5th, 2015 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Plan to stay afterwards for playtime! In the Youth Services atrium on the lower level. See poster.

Mar 8th, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
Mar 9th, 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.

Mar 9th, 2015 (Mon)
12:00 PM
  Tasty Reads

Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell and the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbooks.

What happens when two New Yorkers (one and ex-drag queen) do the unthinkable, start over, have a herd of kids and get a little dirty? When Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge buy a centuries old mansion in upstate New york their adventure morphs into the Beekman brand and provides economic sustainability for farmers and cottage industires in their community. See poster.

Come at noon or 6 pm, Shiras Room, upper level.

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Plan to stay afterwards for playtime! In the Youth Services atrium on the lower level. See poster.

Mar 10th, 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.

Mar 10th, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Lego Club

Meet in the Shiras Room. Lego blocks provided. Ages 5 and up. See poster.

Mar 10th, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM
  Celtic Folk Concert: The Knockabouts

A local performing group made up of Barbara Rhyneer on fiddle and mandolin, Tim DeMarte on bodhran and guitar, and Tim Clancy on Irish flute and accordion. They have played together for over 10 years for various occasions in the Marquette community, including workshops at the Hiawatha Music Festival, NMU functions, and ceili dances hosted by the Marquette Folk Dancers. Community room, lower level. See poster.

Mar 11th, 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.

Mar 11th, 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.

Mar 11th, 2015 (Wed)
7:00 PM
  Once Upon a Crime (book group)

The mystery lovers book group!

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. Dandelion Cottage room, main floor. See poster.

Mar 12th, 2015 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Plan to stay afterwards for playtime! In the Youth Services atrium on the lower level. See poster.

Mar 12th, 2015 (Thu)
12:00 PM
  Friends of PWPL meeting

Become more involved by joining the Friends of the Peter White Public Library.  Dandelion Cottage Room, main floor.

Mar 12th, 2015 (Thu)
12:30 PM
  Matinee Movie: The Wind Rises

Voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Historical drama of the fictionalized biopic of the designer of the Mitsubishi A5M fighter aircraft and its successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, used by the Empire of Japan during World War II. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

2014, animated, rated PG-13.

Mar 12th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM
  BYO Dinner Theater: Edge of Tomorrow

2014, action/sci-fi, rated R, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Mar 13th, 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.

Mar 13th, 2015 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  CineArts: Fill the Void

A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower. Featuring the work of Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg. Drama, Hebrew, 2012, 90 minutes, rated PG. See poster.

Community Room, lower level.

Mar 14th, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  Robotics Presentation

Interested in robotics? Come meet the members of Team Cold Logic, the MSHS robotics team, and "Bruce," the team's creation. See Bruce in action and learn more about the program. Two opportunties to catch this program: 10 am - noon in the Community Room on the lower level and noon - 2 pm in the Circulation Lobby on the main floor. See poster.

Mar 14th, 2015 (Sat)
10:30 AM
  Daddy and Me

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

Mar 14th, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM
  Family Film: Mr. Peabody & Sherman

2014 animated, rated PG, 92 minutes. Featuring the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, and Stephen Colbert. The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Mar 15th, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
Mar 16th, 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.

Mar 17th, 2015 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Plan to stay afterwards for playtime! In the Youth Services atrium on the lower level. See poster.

Mar 17th, 2015 (Tue)
12:30 PM
  Matinee Movie: The Theory of Everything

Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

2014; biography/drama, rated PG-13, 122 minutes.

The extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, hawkind received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Mar 17th, 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.

Mar 17th, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Lego Club

Meet in the Shiras Room. Lego blocks provided. Ages 5 and up. See poster.

Mar 17th, 2015 (Tue)
5:00 PM
  Board of Trustees Meeting

Lions Room, main floor.

Mar 17th, 2015 (Tue)
6:00 PM
  BYO Dinner Theater: The Judge

2014, drama, rated R, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duval. Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Mar 18th, 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.

Mar 19th, 2015 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  Book Babies

Stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months, accompanied by a loving adult. Plan to stay afterwards for playtime! In the Youth Services atrium on the lower level. See poster.

Mar 19th, 2015 (Thu)
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  Throw Back Thursday: Grades 5-12

ooey-Gooey Play Time! A blast from the past, presented by the Teen Advisory Board. Retro games, crafts, music, books and food. See poster.

Mar 19th, 2015 (Thu)
6:30 PM
  Modern Classic: Good Morning, Vietnam

Starring Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker, 1987, rated R, 119 minutes. See poster.

Mar 19th, 2015 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  Readers Theater: Great Tuna

Greater Tuna, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. Set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the "third smallest" town in the state, this is an affectionate comment on small-town Southern life and attitudes but also a withering satire of the same. Two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Mar 20th, 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.

Mar 20th, 2015 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Big Water Community Sing

Join song leader, Corrine 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.

Mar 21st, 2015 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Kids' Saturday Morning Art

A story and art program for K-4th graders. See poster.

Mar 21st, 2015 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Traditional Music Jam

New day and time! Acoustic Folk Music Play and Sing: Join others who enjoy playing traditionsl music--old time tunes, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

Mar 21st, 2015 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Scrabble

New day and time! Join other word game enthusiasts for a challenging and fun afternoon of the popular board game. Held in the Community Room in conjunction with the Traditional Music Jam. See poster.

Mar 22nd, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
Mar 23rd, 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.

Mar 23rd, 2015 (Mon)
7:30 PM
  Let's Get Graphic: All Star Superman

This month's title is All Star Superman, written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Frank Quitely. The meeting will be hold at Border Grill on 1145 W. Washington St., Marquette. Mention "Let's Get graphic" when you buy "All Star Superman" at Taigo Games and Receive a 15% discount. See poster.

Mar 24th, 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.

Mar 24th, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Lego Club

Meet in the Shiras Room. Lego blocks provided. Ages 5 and up. See poster.

Mar 24th, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM
  The Inequality Debate in America

Presented by NMU adjunct professor Jesse Wright. In recent decades, income and wealth inequality in the United States and elsewhere have risen to the highest levels in a century. The American middle class has come under stress and some fear that the American dream is fading. This discussion will explore the nature of the problem, public policy implications and proposed solutions. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Mar 25th, 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.

Mar 26th, 2015 (Thu)
3:00 PM
  Genealogy Beginners Workshop

Those wanting to know more about genealogy and research techniques will learn about family group sheets, pedigree charts and census information. This workshop will lead into the Genealogy Spring Workshop to be held after hours in the library on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

Shiras Room, upper level. Call 226-4312 to register. See poster.

Mar 27th, 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.

Mar 27th, 2015 (Fri)
4:00 PM
  Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance program

Film: Shackleton's Anarctic Adventure, 2001 Documenatry, rated G, 40 minutes.

Meet Elixabeth Bakewell Rajala, author and daughter of the only American on Shackleton's expedition. After the film, she will detail her father's experiences on this daring voyage to the bottom of the world. Book sale and signing. See poster.

Mar 27th, 2015 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  TAB Game Night

Get your game on! Come and play--it's free!

Ages 14+

See poster.

Mar 28th, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM
  Once upon a time puppet show: The Emperor's New Clothes

Veteran performers of Vertigo Theatre Company bring their acting talents to the library puppet stage to present this well-known story using the library's extensive puppet collection handcrafted by retired PWPL Arts Specialist, Bryn Smith.2 performances: 1 pm and 2 pm.

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

Mar 29th, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
Mar 30th, 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.

Mar 31st, 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.

Mar 31st, 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.

Mar 31st, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM
  Bluesday Tuesday: Flat Broke Blues Band

Band features Walt Lindala, guitar; Mark Johnson, bass; Mike Letts, guitar; Jim Cohen, percussion; and Lorrie Hayes, lead vocals/harmonica. Community Room, lower level. See poster.