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Jan 1st, 2015 (Thu)
  LIBRARY CLOSED

The Peter White Public Library will be closed for the day. Regular hours resume on Friday, January 2, 2015.

Jan 4th, 2015 (Sun)
1:30 PM
  First Sunday Concert: Pavo String Quartet

Superier String Alliance Chamber Players' Pavo String Quartet: Jung Tsai (violin), Danielle Simandl (violin), Ashlyn Olson (viola) & Elizabeth Oar (cello) performing Haydn String Quartet Op. 77 No.1, Brahms String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, and Piazzolla Four for Tango. Community Room. Free. See poster.

Jan 4th, 2015 (Sun)
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  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.

Jan 5th, 2015 (Mon)
1:30 PM
  Vintage Cinema: Stagecoach

John ford's classic western featuring John Wayne in his breakthrough role. The film follows a group of strangers riding on a stagecoach throu dangerous Apache territory. Community room. Free. See poster.

Jan 5th, 2015 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  DocuMonday: The Rape of Europa

Documentary feature film based on the book by Lynn H. Nichols. The real Monuments Men, young art historians and curators from America and across Europe, campaign to rescue and return countless art works displaced by Nazi Germany's plaundering of europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied effprts to minimize the damage. Community Room. Free. See poster.

Jan 6th, 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.

Jan 6th, 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.

Jan 6th, 2015 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Story & Craft Hour: ages 4 & up

Theme for January and February is "Happy as a Clam, Similies for the New Year." See poster.

Jan 6th, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Lego Club

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

Jan 6th, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  PWPL Book Group: Still Life with Bread Crumbs

The book begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing protrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women (by Anna Quindlen). Dandelion Cottage Room. See poster.

Jan 7th, 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.

Jan 7th, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM
  Shakespeare Readers: Romeo & Juliet

Join in for a reading of William Shakespeare's classic story of star-crossed love. Shiras Room, top floor. See poster.

Jan 8th, 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.

Jan 8th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Dog Night

Featuring the Library Pet Partners. All children are invited to come read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog who never criticizes. See poster.

Jan 9th, 2015 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  CineArts Film: Wadjda

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Comedy/drama, Arabic with English subtitles, 98 minutes, rated PG.  Community Room on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Jan 10th, 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.

Jan 12th, 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.

Jan 12th, 2015 (Mon)
12:00 PM
  Tasty Reads: Sweetie-licious Pies (also at 6 pm)

Author Linda Hundt runs Sweetie-licious Bakery and Cafe in DeWitt, Michigan and another shop in downtown grand rapids. She combines vintage ambiance with delicious old-fashioned food to create a memorable dining experience. using vintage recipes as well as the latest taste sensations, she creates food that is truly unique and yummy.

Enjoy a sample recipe from the book!

Now there is a choice of times for Tasty Reads: come at noon or at 6pm. Shiras Room, upper level. See poster.

Jan 13th, 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.

Jan 13th, 2015 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Story & Craft Hour: ages 4 & up

Theme for January and February is "Happy as a Clam, Similies for the New Year." See poster.

Jan 13th, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Lego Club

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

Jan 14th, 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.

Jan 14th, 2015 (Wed)
7:00 PM
  Once Upon a Crime (book group)

Mystery lovers book group.

Murder at madingly grange by Caroline Graham. Dandelion Cottage Room on main floor. See poster.

Jan 15th, 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.

Jan 15th, 2015 (Thu)
4:15 PM - 5:15 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 week features comic book crafts and Jello higglers. See poster.

Jan 15th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Used Book Sale: Presale

Sponsored by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. Bargains that will put a smile on your face and benefit the library's programs and materials.

Presale: $5 admission. See poster.

Jan 15th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Dog Night

Featuring the Library Pet Partners. All children are invited to come read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog who never criticizes. See poster.

Jan 15th, 2015 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  Readers Theater

The Mad Woman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux. A poetic satire, by French dramatist jean Giradoux, written in 1943 and first performed in 1945, after his death. The story concerns an eccentric woman who lives in Paris and her struggles against the straitlaced authority figures in her life. See poster.

Jan 16th, 2015 (Fri)
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  Used Book Sale

Sponsored by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. Bargains that will put a smile on your face and benefit the library's programs and materials. See poster.

Jan 16th, 2015 (Fri)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Tech Help drop-in

NMU Information technology studetns available to assisst with laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones, email, software & other digital troubleshooting. No appointment necessary, no charge. Shiras room, upper level. See poster.

Jan 17th, 2015 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  Used Book Sale: 1/2 off Super Saturday

Sponsored by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. Bargains that will put a smile on your face and benefit the library's programs and materials. See poster.

Jan 17th, 2015 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Kids' Saturday Morning Art

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

Jan 18th, 2015 (Sun)
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  Used Book Sale: Bag Sale

$3.00 a bag.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library.  Bargains that will put a smile on your face and benefit the library's programs and materials. See poster.

Jan 19th, 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.

Jan 19th, 2015 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  Climate Consequences & Carbon Pricing program

Burning carbon fuel, vital to our way of life, is putting it at jeopardy. There is no "free" market influencing carbon use. What are the market remedies for greenhouse gasses? Presented by Jenn Hill of the Superior Watershed partnership and Mary Dunn of Citizen's Climate Lobby. See poster.

Jan 20th, 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.

Jan 20th, 2015 (Tue)
12:30 PM
  Matinee Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy

Starring Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper

2014; action/sci-fi; PG-13

See poster

Jan 20th, 2015 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Story & Craft Hour: ages 4 & up

Theme for January and February is "Happy as a Clam, Similies for the New Year." See poster.

Jan 20th, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Lego Club

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

Jan 20th, 2015 (Tue)
6:00 PM
  BYO Dinner Theater: Guardians of the Galaxy

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villian known as ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galexy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world.

Bring your own take-out and enjoy a recently released film in a dinner theater setting. Community room, lower level. See poster.

Jan 21st, 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.

Jan 21st, 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.

 

Jan 22nd, 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.

Jan 22nd, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Dog Night

Featuring the Library Pet Partners. All children are invited to come read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog who never criticizes. See poster.

Jan 22nd, 2015 (Thu)
6:30 PM
  Modern classics: In the Name of the Father

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson & Pete Postlethwaite. Historic drama based on a true story of an Irishman's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit. Community Room on the lower level. Free. See poster.

Jan 23rd, 2015 (Fri)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Tech Help drop-in

NMU Information technology studetns available to assisst with laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones, email, software & other digital troubleshooting. No appointment necessary, no charge. Shiras room, upper level. See poster.

Jan 24th, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM
  Once upon a time puppet show

Three Billy Goats Gruff, 2 performances: 1 pm and 2 pm.

Community Room, lower level, free of charge. 

Jan 25th, 2015 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Scrabble

Join other word game enthusiasts for a challenging and fun afternoon of the popular board game. Held in Arts & Culture Center Workshop #4 on lower level in conjunction with the Traditional Music Jam. See poster.

Jan 25th, 2015 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Traditional Music Jam

Accoustic folk music, play and sing. Join others who enjoy playing traditional music: old time fiddle tunes, Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan.... Arts and Culture Center Workshop #3 on the lower level. See poster.

Jan 26th, 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.

Jan 27th, 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.

Jan 27th, 2015 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Story & Craft Hour: ages 4 & up

Theme for January and February is "Happy as a Clam, Similies for the New Year." See poster.

Jan 27th, 2015 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Lego Club

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

Jan 27th, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM
  Bluesday Tuesday

Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers:  Marquette's 1920's/30's era Dixieland, blues, swing, ragtime, gypsy jazz music band.  See poster.

Jan 28th, 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.

Jan 28th, 2015 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Story Night

Wear pajamas for a program of nightime stories and songs for the family. Ages, 0-10.

Your stuffed animals are welcome to stay for a sleepover. Pick them up in the morning with a photo of their overnight adventure.

Youth Services Atrium on the lower level. See poster.

Jan 29th, 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.

Jan 29th, 2015 (Thu)
12:30 PM
  Matinee Movie: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Starring Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal

2013; drama; PG-13; see poster.

Jan 29th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Dog Night

Featuring the Library Pet Partners. All children are invited to come read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog who never criticizes. See poster.

Jan 29th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM
  BYO Dinner Theater: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Sarring Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal, rated PG-13.

Hassan Kadam is a cluinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of france. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Micheline starred classical french restaurant gets wind of it. See poster.

Jan 30th, 2015 (Fri)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Tech Help drop-in

NMU Information technology studetns available to assisst with laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones, email, software & other digital troubleshooting. No appointment necessary, no charge. Shiras room, upper level. See poster.

Jan 31st, 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.

Jan 31st, 2015 (Sat)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Le Comique Ball

Semi-formal/formal attire or comic book costumes welcome! Sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board (grades 9-12). See poster.