Library Spelling Bee Fundraiser Set for March 1

Library Sip and Spell

The Bee is back!
Round up your friends for the biggest test of your knowledge, memory and nerves of steel ever held in Marquette, Michigan!
Online registration is open now.
That’s right—a spelling bee! Don’t be scared by big words–we are going to warm our way up to the heavy stuff as the night goes on!
March 1, 2019
Sign in & Pre-game: 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Bee Starts at 7:00 pm Sharp!
Marquette Masonic Center Red Room
Hosted by Bill Digneit
Not just any spelling bee, but one just for adults (21+ only, please)! And not just any spelling bee format, but one where you can purchase “cheats” to help you advance in the competition.
Get a clue, skip words or punish another team—whatever it takes to get to the final round! Cozen, swindle and scam your way to victory!
Your team works together in the preliminary rounds until the field gets narrowed to just six teams. Then, it’s individual spelling time on stage!
Team Entry: $100.00 per team of 4 to benefit the Peter White Public Library.
There is a $5.36 fee for online registration. To avoid the fee, you may also register in person at the Peter White Public Library Circulation Desk or by phone at (906) 226-4305. Thank you!

Movie Streaming Now Available

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for card holders at the Peter White Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting Each card holder can watch up to 4 films per a month. A valid library card and email is needed to sign up. Feel free to contact us at 906.226.4311, if you have questions. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Proctoring Services Suspended through 2018

Due to the upcoming construction on the upper level of the library (beginning in mid-October), we will not be accepting any new proctoring requests for 2018. If you have already taken a test at the library this semester, we will allow you to finish your course.  That being said, it may be noisy on the upper level once construction starts.  It is likely to be quieter in the evenings, but quiet cannot be guaranteed.

Another local option is Negaunee Public Library: 906/ 475-7700 ext. 18.

Questions?  Let us know. Email us at or call us at 906/226-4311.

Updated: Tree Registration Now Limited to Groups with Their Own Trees


The Winter Wonderland Walk is open to any individual, family, organization or business who would like to display and decorate an artificial tree or wreath.

Get all the details and register on our Tree Registration Webpage.

Update:  As of Friday, November 9, we are all out of trees!  If you can provide your own tree, we will find a space for you, but we have exhausted our supply.

This year’s registration deadline is Friday, November 16.

Changes to MeL Databases Oct. 1

Big changes coming next week from Michigan e-Library!

Not only are they sporting a bright new look in their logo, on October 1 they are switching vendors for many of their online research databases. No changes are in store for MeL Information Gateways to world wide web resources and Melcat for searching Michigan libraries for inter-library loan. Checkout the changes at and explore the subject options to find the tools best suited for your needs.  For any other questions on how to make the most of MeL resources, contact our Reference Desk: 906/226-4312 or