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May 2nd, 2015 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Kids' Saturday Morning Art

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

May 2nd, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM
  Once upon a time puppet show: The Crane Wife

Two performances: 1 pm and 2 pm. Performed by Vertigo Theatre Company in the Community Room, lower level, free of charge. See poster.

May 2nd, 2015 (Sat)
3:00 PM
  Spring Stories and Craft

Program for children ages 3 and up presented by the NMU Chapter of the national Student Speech Language Hearing Association. Youth Service Atrium, lower level. See poster.

May 3rd, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
May 4th, 2015 (Mon)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Stories for children ages 2 and 3 and their caretakers. Youth Services Atrium, lower, level. See poster.

May 4th, 2015 (Mon)
1:30 PM
  Vintage Cinema: Brief Encounter

1945, black and white, 86 minutes.

Starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard; directed by David Lean. A chance meeting quickly blossoms into a deep but doomed loeve affair in the Noel Coward story. See poster.

May 4th, 2015 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  DocuMonday: Bag It!

2010, PG, 65 minutes. Jab Berrier takes a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. He asks: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? Looking beyond plastic bags, he discovers that virtually everything in modern society is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 5th, 2015 (Tue)
10:00 AM
  Meet the Director

Library Director, Pam Christensen, is available the first Tuesday of each month for drop-in sessions to discuss your hopes for and concerns about the library.  Circulation Lobby, main floor.  Held twice: 10-11:30 am and 5:30-7 pm.

May 5th, 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.

May 5th, 2015 (Tue)
12:00 PM
  Your Mind Matters Lunch & Learn: Psychological Trauma and Early Death

Explores the importance of accurate diagnosis and ethical treatment of patients that experience severe post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms but may have been treated traditionally across multiple systems for psychotic disorders. The patients may have poor response to anti-psychotic medications and express fear of sedatives. The focus should be on recovery rather than symptom management or subdued central nervous system. Presented by Traci E. Baxendale Ball, Pathways ACT team. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 5th, 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.

May 5th, 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.

May 5th, 2015 (Tue)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  Buffy Silverman, Children's Author: Meet and Greet

Join us to make a craft and hear from Buffy about her life and why she writes children's books. Snowbound Books will be on hand with Buffy's books if you want to purchase one to be autographed. Youth Services Atrium, lower level. See poster.

May 5th, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  PWPL Book Club: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

By Melanie Benjamin. She was only 2 feet, 8 inches tall, Mercy Lavinia "Vinnie" Warren Bump was encouraged to live a life hidden away from the public. INstead, she reached out to the immortal impresario P. T. Barnum, maried the tiny superstar General Tom Thumb in the wedding of the century, and became the world's most unexpected celebrity. See poster.

May 6th, 2015 (Wed)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Stories for children ages 2 and 3 and their caretakers. Youth Services Atrium, lower, level. See poster.

May 6th, 2015 (Wed)
4:15 PM
  Teen Advisory 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.

May 6th, 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.

May 6th, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM
  Shakespeare Readers: King John

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

May 7th, 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.

May 7th, 2015 (Thu)
12:30 PM
  Your Mind Matters Film: Call Me Crazy

2013 drama, rated PG 13, 88 minutes. Sarring Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spenser and Brittany Snow. Five short dramas addressing mental illness and featuring A-list talent both in front and behind the camera. Issues covered include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and PTSD. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 7th, 2015 (Thu)
6:30 PM
  Your Mind Matters Evening Workshop: Mindfulness for Mental health and Wellbeing

Presented by Melissa Middleton of Awakenings LLC. This research-based approach helps people to manage stress and pain, relieve anxiety and depression, and learn to appreciate the richness their present life has to offer. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 7th, 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 defecting to the Soviet Union in 1963. Lions Room, main floor, free. See poster.

May 8th, 2015 (Fri)
  EARLY CLOSING

The library will close today at 5:00 pm. Regular hours resume on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

May 8th, 2015 (Fri)
12:00 PM
  Your Mind Matters Lunch & Learn: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Treatment for individulas with borderline personality disorder that helps improve thinking, balance emotions, and change behaviors to create a life worth living. Presenters: Mark Harris and Lottie Kohtala, Pathways. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 10th, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
May 11th, 2015 (Mon)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Stories for children ages 2 and 3 and their caretakers. Youth Services Atrium, lower, level. See poster.

May 11th, 2015 (Mon)
12:00 PM
  Tasty Reads: The Last Chinese Chef

When journalist Maggie McElroy discovers her late husband's estate is being sued by a Chinese woman who claims he fathered her child, Maggie knows she must go to China to investigate the charges. Her magazine editor counters her request for time off with an assignment to interview the rising culinary star, Sam Liane. Nicole Mones' alluring fictional novel of friendship, love and cuisine also brings into focus the changes occurring in China.

Enjoy a sample recipe inspired by the book. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

May 12th, 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.

May 12th, 2015 (Tue)
12:00 PM
  Your Mind Matters Lunch & Learn: Community Inclusion Through Pathways Services

Overview of services provided to assist clients to accomplish their goals. Presented by Lisa Valliquette and Brenda Crow. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 12th, 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.

May 12th, 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.

May 12th, 2015 (Tue)
6:00 PM
  Your Mind Matters Film: Take Shelter

2011 drama, rated R, 120 minutes. Stars Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm or from himself. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 13th, 2015 (Wed)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Stories for children ages 2 and 3 and their caretakers. Youth Services Atrium, lower, level. See poster.

May 13th, 2015 (Wed)
12:00 PM
  Your Mind Matters Lunch & Learn: Children & Trauma

Exploring what trauma is and how it typically impacts children and adolescents. Presented by Kerrie Arwine of Pathways. Shiras Room (room changed 5/6/2015), upper level. See poster.

May 13th, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM
  Your Mind Matters: Suicide Prevention Community Forum

Coordinated by Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance and the Marquette County Health Department. Representatives from law enforcement, mental health, NMU, UP Health System, Great Lakes Recovery Centers and area schools will provide a panel presentation. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 13th, 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.

May 13th, 2015 (Wed)
7:00 PM
  Once Upon A Crime: Nemisis

By Rosamund Smith. Dandelion Cottage Room, main floor. See poster.

May 14th, 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.

May 14th, 2015 (Thu)
12:30 PM
  Matinee Movie: The Good Lie

2014, drama, PG-13, 110 minutes. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Arnold Oceng. After winning a lottery for relocation, four young Sudanese refugees are given the chance to resettle in America. When they arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 14th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM
  BYO Dinner Theater: Wild

2014, bio/drama, R, 115 minutes. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. Based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 14th, 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 defecting to the Soviet Union in 1963. Lions Room, main floor, free. See poster.

May 16th, 2015 (Sat)
10:30 AM
  Daddy and Me

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

May 16th, 2015 (Sat)
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.

May 16th, 2015 (Sat)
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.

May 17th, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
May 18th, 2015 (Mon)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Stories for children ages 2 and 3 and their caretakers. Youth Services Atrium, lower, level. See poster.

May 18th, 2015 (Mon)
7:30 PM
  Let's Get Graphic!

The Library's graphic novel book group will meet at Taiga Games to discuss The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire. Call 226-4316 for more information. See poster.

May 19th, 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.

May 19th, 2015 (Tue)
12:30 PM
  Matinee Movie: Into the Woods

2014, musical fantasy, PG, 125 minutes. Starring Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp and Meryle Streep. Based on the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by several Grimm fairy tales. A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 19th, 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.

May 19th, 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.

May 19th, 2015 (Tue)
6:00 PM
  BYO Dinner Theater: The Imitation Game

2014, bio/drama/thriller, PG-13, 114 minutes. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. During World War II, mathemematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 20th, 2015 (Wed)
10:30 AM
  Storytime for 2's and 3's

Stories for children ages 2 and 3 and their caretakers. Youth Services Atrium, lower, level. See poster.

May 20th, 2015 (Wed)
4:00 PM
  Junior Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Those in grades 5-8 are welcome to join. Books, fun and new friends! Call 226-4323 or stop by the desk for room information.

May 20th, 2015 (Wed)
6:00 PM
  Your Mind Matters Film: Side Effects

2013, rated R, 106 minutes. Starring Roony Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jude Law. Psychological thriller about a young woman's world unraveling when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 20th, 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.

May 21st, 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.

May 21st, 2015 (Thu)
12:00 PM
  Your Mind Matters Lunch & Learn: Trauma Informed Care in Adolescents

Traditional service approaches for adults may not recognize trauma triggers and re-traumatize adolescents. By creating limits and structure and showing care and concern, a safe environment is provided for youth to learn to trust and heal in their own time. Presented by staff of Great Lakes Recovery Centers' youth facility. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 21st, 2015 (Thu)
4:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  Throw Back Thursday: Grades 5-12

A blast from the past, presented by the Teen Advisory Board. Retro games, crafts, music, books and food. This month featuring back to the 70's with pet rocks. Marquette Arts and Culture Workshop #1, lower level. See poster.

May 21st, 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 defecting to the Soviet Union in 1963. Lions Room, main floor, free. See poster.

May 21st, 2015 (Thu)
6:30 PM
  Modern Classics: Kramer vs Kramer

1979, drama, rated PG, 105 minutes. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep. A just-divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 21st, 2015 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  Readers Theater: The Front Page

Play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Comedy about tabloid newspaper reporters on the police beat, written by former Chicago reporters. Set in the news room, Hildy wants to break away from journalism and go on a belated honeymoon. There is a jailbreak and into Hildy's hands falls the escapee as hostage. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

May 23rd, 2015 (Sat)
11:00 AM
  Kid's Saturday Morning Art

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

May 24th, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays
May 25th, 2015 (Mon)
  LIBRARY CLOSED

The Peter White Public Library will be closed for the day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

May 26th, 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.

May 26th, 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.

May 26th, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM
  Bluesday Tuesday: Blue Jam Session

Bring your voice, guitar, harmonica, bass, trombone, trumpet, saxophone or whatever you play to jam along with other blues musicians. Lean someting new or brush up on your blues style. Community Room, lower level. See poster.

May 27th, 2015 (Wed)
4:15 PM
  TAB meeting

High school students are invited to talk about books, hang out, and plan library events for teens. Community Room, lower level.

May 27th, 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.

May 28th, 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.

May 28th, 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 defecting to the Soviet Union in 1963. Lions Room, main floor, free. See poster.

May 31st, 2015 (Sun)
  Library closed Sundays