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Oct 1st, 2014 (Wed)
  French & Indians Interact in 17th Century Canada

A seven week course presented by history professor Roger Magnuson. Wednesdays, September 24th - November 5th. 6:30PM - 8PM in the Lions Room. For further information, call 906-226-2252. See poster.

Oct 1st, 2014 (Wed)
  Shakespeare Readers

Read Shakepeare plays informally like Readers Theater. First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Shiras Room.

October 1st - Hamlet

November 5th - Henry VI

December 3rd - The Tempest

See poster.

Oct 1st, 2014 (Wed)
  Storytime For 2 and 3 Year-Olds

Storytime in the kids room in the lower level of the library. 10:30 AM Mondays and Wednesdays September 8th through December 10th. Call 906-226-4323 for more information. See poster.

Oct 2nd, 2014 (Thu)
  Book Babies

Lap-sit storytime for all infants and toddlers up to 24 months accompanied by a loving adult in the Children's Area. Tuesday and Thursday mornings September 2nd - November 25th at 10:30 AM. See Poster.

Oct 2nd, 2014 (Thu)
  The Crusades: Militant Faith

A short course examining the motives and events of the Crusades. Part of the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" series. A four part series Thursdays October 2nd - 23rd from 6:30PM - 8PM in the Shiras Room. No charge. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 226-4318 to sign up. See poster.

Oct 2nd, 2014 (Thu)
  Dog Nights at the Library

Children are invited to read to a Library Pet Partner in the Children's Room on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on the following seven dates - October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13. Visit the Pet Partners page, or call 226-4323 for more information.

Oct 3rd, 2014 (Fri)
  CineArts Films

CineArts Films, a series devoted to foreign and independent films, presents The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard. 7PM in the Community Room. 2005, 124 min., PG. French and English. See poster.

Oct 4th, 2014 (Sat)
  Prime Time Family Reading Time
Literacy program for families with children ages 6-10 who have difficulty reading or are just learning to read. Meets in the Community Room from 10:30 AM- Noon for six Saturdays in the fall. No charge, but must be pre-registered by calling Prime Time Coordinator at 226-4318. For more information, see letter to parents and registration form. See poster.
Oct 5th, 2014 (Sun)
  Big Water Community Sing

Casual jam session for folks of all ages who like to sing. Bring your copy of RISE UP SINGING or other music to share as a group. Song leader is Corinne Rockow. First Sunday of the month from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Community Room. Call 226-4318 fo more information. See poster.

Oct 5th, 2014 (Sun)
  First Sunday Concert with Blue Champagne

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert with Blue Champagne at Peter White Public Library on Sunday, October 5 at 1:30pm in the library's community room. Enjoy this swing/easy-listening jazz band with a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from the 1920's to the 1990's for a classy afternoon's entertainment. Band members include local musicians, Bob Buchkoe on keyboard, Mary Lou Pesola on vocals and guitar and Warren MacDonald, also on vocals and percussion.

There is no admission charge to the attend the concert thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information call 226-4318.

Oct 6th, 2014 (Mon)
  Storytime For 2 and 3 Year-Olds

Storytime in the kids room in the lower level of the library. 10:30 AM Mondays and Wednesdays September 8th through December 10th. Call 906-226-4323 for more information. See poster.

Oct 6th, 2014 (Mon)
  History of Slavery

A short course examining a major slavery issue each week. Part of the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" series. Mondays October 6th - 27th at 6:30PM in the Shiras Room. No charge. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 226-4318 to sign up. See poster.

Oct 6th, 2014 (Mon)
  Afternoon Classic Films

Jayne Eyre, a 1943 film starring Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, and Margaret O'Brien at 1:30 pm in the Community Room (97 min.).

Oct 6th, 2014 (Mon)
  DocuMonday Film Series

Documentary film The Armstrong Lie about prominent cyclist Lance Armstrong. 2013, R, 124 min. Monday October 6th at 7PM in the Community Room. See poster.

Oct 7th, 2014 (Tue)
  Once Upon a Time... Story & Craft Hour

Story and craft hour for ages 4 and up. Tuesdays at 1PM in the children's room, September 9th - October 28th.

Oct 7th, 2014 (Tue)
  PWPL Book Group

First Tuesday of the month from 7PM - 9PM in the Dandelion Cottage Room. See poster.

September 2nd - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

October 7th - Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

November 4th - The Darling Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

December 2nd - Kontiki: Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl

Oct 7th, 2014 (Tue)
  Meet the Library Director

Meet Pam Christensen, Peter White Public Library Director, on the first Tuesday of each month during a morning session from 10:00 to 11:30 AM and evening session from 5:30 to 7:00 PM on the main floor near the entrance. All are welcome.

Oct 7th, 2014 (Tue)
  Book Babies

Lap-sit storytime for all infants and toddlers up to 24 months accompanied by a loving adult in the Children's Area. Tuesday and Thursday mornings September 2nd - November 25th at 10:30 AM. See Poster.

Oct 8th, 2014 (Wed)
  Once Upon a Crime Book Club

A book group for mystery readers. Second Wednesdays of the month in the Dandelion Cottage Room at 7PM. See poster.

September 10 - They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth

October 8 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

November 12 - Reflex by Dick Francis

December 10 - The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters

Oct 8th, 2014 (Wed)
  French & Indians Interact in 17th Century Canada

A seven week course presented by history professor Roger Magnuson. Wednesdays, September 24th - November 5th. 6:30PM - 8PM in the Lions Room. For further information, call 906-226-2252. See poster.

Oct 8th, 2014 (Wed)
  Storytime For 2 and 3 Year-Olds

Storytime in the kids room in the lower level of the library. 10:30 AM Mondays and Wednesdays September 8th through December 10th. Call 906-226-4323 for more information. See poster.

Oct 9th, 2014 (Thu)
  The Crusades: Militant Faith

A short course examining the motives and events of the Crusades. Part of the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" series. A four part series Thursdays October 2nd - 23rd from 6:30PM - 8PM in the Shiras Room. No charge. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 226-4318 to sign up. See poster.

Oct 9th, 2014 (Thu)
  Book Babies

Lap-sit storytime for all infants and toddlers up to 24 months accompanied by a loving adult in the Children's Area. Tuesday and Thursday mornings September 2nd - November 25th at 10:30 AM. See Poster.

Oct 9th, 2014 (Thu)
  Dog Nights at the Library

Children are invited to read to a Library Pet Partner in the Children's Room on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on the following seven dates - October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13. Visit the Pet Partners page, or call 226-4323 for more information.

Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat)
  Lego Club

Read a story and build Lego structures. For kids grades K-5, in the Shiras Room on the top floor from 11AM - 12PM. Call 226-4323 for more info.

Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat)
  Prime Time Family Reading Time
Literacy program for families with children ages 6-10 who have difficulty reading or are just learning to read. Meets in the Community Room from 10:30 AM- Noon for six Saturdays in the fall. No charge, but must be pre-registered by calling Prime Time Coordinator at 226-4318. For more information, see letter to parents and registration form. See poster.
Oct 13th, 2014 (Mon)
  Storytime For 2 and 3 Year-Olds

Storytime in the kids room in the lower level of the library. 10:30 AM Mondays and Wednesdays September 8th through December 10th. Call 906-226-4323 for more information. See poster.

Oct 13th, 2014 (Mon)
  History of Slavery

A short course examining a major slavery issue each week. Part of the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" series. Mondays October 6th - 27th at 6:30PM in the Shiras Room. No charge. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 226-4318 to sign up. See poster.

Oct 14th, 2014 (Tue)
  Once Upon a Time... Story & Craft Hour

Story and craft hour for ages 4 and up. Tuesdays at 1PM in the children's room, September 9th - October 28th.

Oct 14th, 2014 (Tue)
  Foundation Center Software Training

Free workshop on using The Foundation Center databases to find grants for individuals and non-profit organizations. The class will be held in the Library's computer lab on the second floor at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, October 14, 1014. To register, call 226-4312. The class is free, but space is limited. See poster.

Oct 14th, 2014 (Tue)
  Health Insurance: How Do You Choose?

Facts about the Affordable Healthcare Act presented by the Michigan State University Extension. Help with shopping, choosing a plan, and answers to your questions about the ACA. Tuesday October 14th from 2PM - 4PM or 6PM - 8PM in the Community Room. See poster.

Oct 14th, 2014 (Tue)
  Book Babies

Lap-sit storytime for all infants and toddlers up to 24 months accompanied by a loving adult in the Children's Area. Tuesday and Thursday mornings September 2nd - November 25th at 10:30 AM. See Poster.

Oct 15th, 2014 (Wed)
  Winter Wonderland Walk Reminder

You can be a part of the 2014 Winter Wonderland Walk at the Peter White Public Library. Reserve a Christmas tree for yourself, your family, or group to decorate for display at the library. Reservation forms are available at the library to reserve a tree. Reservation deadline Wednesday November 26th. Tree decorating dates December 3rd - 6th. Holiday open house Sunday December 7th from 1PM - 3PM. See poster.

Oct 15th, 2014 (Wed)
  French & Indians Interact in 17th Century Canada

A seven week course presented by history professor Roger Magnuson. Wednesdays, September 24th - November 5th. 6:30PM - 8PM in the Lions Room. For further information, call 906-226-2252. See poster.

Oct 15th, 2014 (Wed)
  Storytime For 2 and 3 Year-Olds

Storytime in the kids room in the lower level of the library. 10:30 AM Mondays and Wednesdays September 8th through December 10th. Call 906-226-4323 for more information. See poster.

Oct 16th, 2014 (Thu)
  Dog Nights at the Library

Children are invited to read to a Library Pet Partner in the Children's Room on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on the following seven dates - October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13. Visit the Pet Partners page, or call 226-4323 for more information.

Oct 16th, 2014 (Thu)
  Book Babies

Lap-sit storytime for all infants and toddlers up to 24 months accompanied by a loving adult in the Children's Area. Tuesday and Thursday mornings September 2nd - November 25th at 10:30 AM. See Poster.

Oct 16th, 2014 (Thu)
  The Crusades: Militant Faith

A short course examining the motives and events of the Crusades. Part of the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" series. A four part series Thursdays October 2nd - 23rd from 6:30PM - 8PM in the Shiras Room. No charge. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 226-4318 to sign up. See poster.

Oct 16th, 2014 (Thu)
  Film Club Modern Classics

My Favorite Year starring Peter O'Toole (1982) - PG - 92 min. Starts at 6:30 PM. See poster.

Oct 16th, 2014 (Thu)
  Readers Theater

Fall dates for Readers Theater:

September 18th - She Stoops To Conquer by William Goldsmith

October 16th - Lady Windemere's Fan by Oscar Wilde

November 20th - Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

No rehearsals - no memorizing. Third Thursday of each month at 7PM in the Shiras Room. See poster.

Oct 17th, 2014 (Fri)
  Tech Help from NMU Information Technology Students

Help is on the way for anyone with technology operating problems. Northern Michigan University Information Technology students will be available to lend a hand on Fridays, beginning October 17 from 2:30-4:30pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras room.

This drop in session is for anyone having problems getting their laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones and other digital equipment up and running. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for this service.

For more information visit call 226-4318.

Oct 18th, 2014 (Sat)
  Prime Time Family Reading Time
Literacy program for families with children ages 6-10 who have difficulty reading or are just learning to read. Meets in the Community Room from 10:30 AM- Noon for six Saturdays in the fall. No charge, but must be pre-registered by calling Prime Time Coordinator at 226-4318. For more information, see letter to parents and registration form. See poster.
Oct 19th, 2014 (Sun)
  Scrabble @ the Library

Join other word game enthusiasts for a challenging and fun afternoon the popular board game, Scrabble. Held in conjunction with the Traditional Music Jam in the Community Room from 2:00-5:00 pm. See poster.

Oct 19th, 2014 (Sun)
  Traditional Music Jam

Join others who enjoy playing Acoustic Folk Music like The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, 2:00-5:00 pm, Community Room, No admission charge. See poster.

Oct 20th, 2014 (Mon)
  Storytime For 2 and 3 Year-Olds

Storytime in the kids room in the lower level of the library. 10:30 AM Mondays and Wednesdays September 8th through December 10th. Call 906-226-4323 for more information. See poster.

Oct 20th, 2014 (Mon)
  History of Slavery

A short course examining a major slavery issue each week. Part of the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" series. Mondays October 6th - 27th at 6:30PM in the Shiras Room. No charge. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 226-4318 to sign up. See poster.

Oct 21st, 2014 (Tue)
  BYO Dinner Theater: The Railway Men

Bring Your Own Dinner Theater presents The Railway Men with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. 2013, R, 116 min. Tuesday October 21st at 5:30PM in the Community Room. See poster.

Oct 21st, 2014 (Tue)
  Once Upon a Time... Story & Craft Hour

Story and craft hour for ages 4 and up. Tuesdays at 1PM in the children's room, September 9th - October 28th.

Oct 21st, 2014 (Tue)
  Book Babies

Lap-sit storytime for all infants and toddlers up to 24 months accompanied by a loving adult in the Children's Area. Tuesday and Thursday mornings September 2nd - November 25th at 10:30 AM. See Poster.

Oct 22nd, 2014 (Wed)
  Your Mind Matters Film Screening: "Hidden Pictures"

Schizophrenics Anonymous and the Peter White Public Library present a screening of "Hidden Pictures: A Personal Journey into Global Mental Health," a documentary by award-winning filmmaker and primary care doctor, Delaney Rushton, at 7:00 pm October 22 in the Peter White Library Community Room.

Refreshments will be served at the event which is being held in recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Delaney Rushton, MD, who grew up in the shadow of her dad's schizophrenia, explores the stigma and hidden struggles faced by the 450 million people living with mental illness worldwide. Through deeply personal stories involving bipolar illness, depression, schizophrenia and anxiety in India, China, Africa, France and the U,S., Hidden Pictures reveals a global epidemic of silence around mental illness, as well as moments of profound compassion and remarkable change. Released in 2013, this award-winning film has a runtime of 56 minutes.

Prior to the film, Margery Pearce Wakefield, a native of Lake Linden who has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, will give a brief talk by video conference about her life-long struggle with schizophrenia and her successful pursuit of a Master's Degree in Social Work. An informal panel of mental health professionals will also be available after the screening to answer questions about schizophrenia and related disorders.

Oct 22nd, 2014 (Wed)
  Storytime For 2 and 3 Year-Olds

Storytime in the kids room in the lower level of the library. 10:30 AM Mondays and Wednesdays September 8th through December 10th. Call 906-226-4323 for more information. See poster.

Oct 22nd, 2014 (Wed)
  French & Indians Interact in 17th Century Canada

A seven week course presented by history professor Roger Magnuson. Wednesdays, September 24th - November 5th. 6:30PM - 8PM in the Lions Room. For further information, call 906-226-2252. See poster.

Oct 23rd, 2014 (Thu)
  The Crusades: Militant Faith

A short course examining the motives and events of the Crusades. Part of the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" series. A four part series Thursdays October 2nd - 23rd from 6:30PM - 8PM in the Shiras Room. No charge. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 226-4318 to sign up. See poster.

Oct 23rd, 2014 (Thu)
  Book Babies

Lap-sit storytime for all infants and toddlers up to 24 months accompanied by a loving adult in the Children's Area. Tuesday and Thursday mornings September 2nd - November 25th at 10:30 AM. See Poster.

Oct 23rd, 2014 (Thu)
  Dog Nights at the Library

Children are invited to read to a Library Pet Partner in the Children's Room on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on the following seven dates - October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13. Visit the Pet Partners page, or call 226-4323 for more information.

Oct 23rd, 2014 (Thu)
  BYO Dinner Theater: The Fault In Our Stars

Bring Your Own Dinner Theater presents The Fault In Our Stars with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. 2014, PG-13, 126 min. Thursday October 23rd at 5:30PM in the Community Room See poster.

Oct 24th, 2014 (Fri)
  Tech Help from NMU Information Technology Students

Help is on the way for anyone with technology operating problems. Northern Michigan University Information Technology students will be available to lend a hand on Fridays, beginning October 17 from 2:30-4:30pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras room.

This drop in session is for anyone having problems getting their laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones and other digital equipment up and running. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for this service.

For more information visit call 226-4318.

Oct 25th, 2014 (Sat)
  Lego Club

Read a story and build Lego structures. For kids grades K-5, in the Shiras Room on the top floor from 11AM - 12PM. Call 226-4323 for more info.

Oct 25th, 2014 (Sat)
  Prime Time Family Reading Time
Literacy program for families with children ages 6-10 who have difficulty reading or are just learning to read. Meets in the Community Room from 10:30 AM- Noon for six Saturdays in the fall. No charge, but must be pre-registered by calling Prime Time Coordinator at 226-4318. For more information, see letter to parents and registration form. See poster.
Oct 27th, 2014 (Mon)
  Storytime For 2 and 3 Year-Olds

Storytime in the kids room in the lower level of the library. 10:30 AM Mondays and Wednesdays September 8th through December 10th. Call 906-226-4323 for more information. See poster.

Oct 27th, 2014 (Mon)
  History of Slavery

A short course examining a major slavery issue each week. Part of the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" series. Mondays October 6th - 27th at 6:30PM in the Shiras Room. No charge. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 226-4318 to sign up. See poster.

Oct 28th, 2014 (Tue)
  Bluesday Tuesday

Bluesday Tuesday presents UP Gumbo with music from Louisiana and the Delta region. Tuesday October 28th in the Community Room at 7:00 pm. Sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of PWPL. See poster.

Oct 28th, 2014 (Tue)
  Book Babies

Lap-sit storytime for all infants and toddlers up to 24 months accompanied by a loving adult in the Children's Area. Tuesday and Thursday mornings September 2nd - November 25th at 10:30 AM. See Poster.

Oct 28th, 2014 (Tue)
  Once Upon a Time... Story & Craft Hour

Story and craft hour for ages 4 and up. Tuesdays at 1PM in the children's room, September 9th - October 28th.

Oct 29th, 2014 (Wed)
  Storytime For 2 and 3 Year-Olds

Storytime in the kids room in the lower level of the library. 10:30 AM Mondays and Wednesdays September 8th through December 10th. Call 906-226-4323 for more information. See poster.

Oct 29th, 2014 (Wed)
  French & Indians Interact in 17th Century Canada

A seven week course presented by history professor Roger Magnuson. Wednesdays, September 24th - November 5th. 6:30PM - 8PM in the Lions Room. For further information, call 906-226-2252. See poster.

Oct 29th, 2014 (Wed)
  Muslim Journeys Book Discussion: In an Antique Land

In an Antique Land, a novel by Amitav Ghosh. 700 years ago, and Indian slave traveled the Middle East to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs still coexist with modern day desires and discontents. Wednesday October 29th at 1PM in the Shiras Room. See poster.

Oct 29th, 2014 (Wed)
  Motor City Music

A revue of multiple genres of Detroit-born music performed by Dave Ziegner, Derrell Syria, Paul Neumann, and Gary Parkkonen. In coordination with the One Book One Community read Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff. Wednesday October 29th at 7PM in the Community Room. No admission. Sponsored by NMU One Book One Community Program, PWPL Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund, The UP Children's Museum, and Snowbound Books. See poster.

Oct 30th, 2014 (Thu)
  Dog Nights at the Library

Children are invited to read to a Library Pet Partner in the Children's Room on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on the following seven dates - October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13. Visit the Pet Partners page, or call 226-4323 for more information.

Oct 30th, 2014 (Thu)
  Book Babies

Lap-sit storytime for all infants and toddlers up to 24 months accompanied by a loving adult in the Children's Area. Tuesday and Thursday mornings September 2nd - November 25th at 10:30 AM. See Poster.

Oct 31st, 2014 (Fri)
  Tech Help from NMU Information Technology Students

Help is on the way for anyone with technology operating problems. Northern Michigan University Information Technology students will be available to lend a hand on Fridays, beginning October 17 from 2:30-4:30pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras room.

This drop in session is for anyone having problems getting their laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones and other digital equipment up and running. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for this service.

For more information visit call 226-4318.