First off, we do not have eclipse viewing glasses that we are giving away here at the Library. We do have 150 pairs of glasses to hand out that we will be bringing to the event at the Seaborg Center at NMU. If you are looking for the most hands-on Solar Eclipse viewing experience in Marquette, join us there on Monday from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.
We will have a Total Eclipse Live Stream viewing in the Community Room from 12-4:00 pm on Monday the 21st.
There WILL NOT be any glasses available at the library, or activities for kids, those will all be at the Seaborg Center. This event is solely for viewing the eclipse on the screen in the community room, and will be a view of the full eclipse, rather then the partial eclipse that we will experience here in Marquette.
If you plan to view from home, check out Eclipse 101 from NASA’s website, includes information on pinhole projection.
From August 17-September 11, Peter White Library Youth Services Department will host Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference, an exciting, interactive display, on loan from the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net). The display consists of upright information panels, a hands-on maker table, and a computer kiosk.
We’re planning a Grand Opening on August 30 from 6-8:00 pm in the Youth Services Room on the lower level. Youth and adults welcome. Enjoy refreshments, take an engineering challenge, and of course, explore the exhibit!
For more information about the exhibit and the schedule of special events sponsored by the library in conjunction with the exhibit, check out our Explore Tech webpage.
Recorded Books, the company that brought us the Zinio app for downloading popular magazines for library users, is re-branding their product. Their new app, RBdigital, is now available for download from both Google Play for Android users and itunes for Mac or i-phone users.
If you are a regular Zinio user, you may have already been prompted to download the new RBdigital app when you logged-on to your Zinio app. From now till the end of September, both apps will allow library patrons the same access to out Great Lakes Digital Library collection of popular magazine titles. After September 30, 2017, the Zinio App will no longer be available and the best way to access to the collection on a hand-held device will be through the RBdigital app.
If you have not yet sampled our digital magazine collection, you will want to first go to the RBDigital magazine collection in the Great Lakes Digital Library and create an account with your library card information. (You will find a link in the upper right corner of the screen that will walk you through the steps.) Once you have created and account and established a username and password, you are ready to use your app to check out digital copies of magazines.
Peter White Public Library invites the public to help build a better world by making a donation to Room at the Inn’s Warming Center. During the month of August, bring to the circulation desk individually wrapped snack bars, cereal, coffee, city garbage bags, or gift cards to Gordon Food Service. For each donation, the library will give you a Peter White Library buck that can be used on movies, fines, copies, or other expenses incurred at the Library.
Library Director Andrea Ingmire, Board of Trustees President Anne Donohue, and spokesman James Jajich from the group, City of Marquette Supporters of Peter White Public Library were recently interviewed on Media Meet.