Attention Chocolay Township Residents: Current opening for Township Advisory Council

We have an opening for a resident of Chocolay Township who is interested in serving on our Township Advisory Council (TAC). Members of the TAC help us determine how best to meet the needs of patrons who live in the townships in our service area. Meetings are held four times a year and are open to the public. Contact the Administration Office (906-226-4300) if you are interested in serving on the Township Advisory Council. More information, including upcoming meeting dates, can be found on the TAC webpage: http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/…/inde…/township-advisory-council.

Food 4 Fines starts Monday, Nov. 13

Peter White Public Library is partnering with the TV6 Canathon to help feed our hungry neighbors by serving as a collection point for food items to help stock our local food pantries from November 13 through December 6, 2017.

An added incentive to donate,  Food for Fines allows library users to resolve overdue fines or get a free DVD rental with the donation of non-perishable food items to the Canathon. Bring in one non-perishable food item to the library’s circulation desk in exchange for $1.00 in overdue fines or a film rental.

There is no limit to the dollar amount of fines that can be waived through Food for Fines. The program applies to overdue fines and DVD rentals only.  It cannot be used to resolve fees for lost or damaged materials.

The TV6 Canathon began in 1982 with 700 pounds of food collected.  Last year, the collection had grown to 144,500 pounds of food all of which was distributed in 10 Upper Michigan counties. The staff of the Peter White Public Library always looks forward to the continued our patrons continued participation in this event to let no one go hungry in our community.

Questions about the Food for Fines program can be directed to the library’s Circulation Desk at 906/228-9510.

Coming December 15 to a galaxy near you…

…A Party and an Art Show!

Did you dress as a Wookie for Halloween? Do you have the Star Wars theme set as the ringtone on your phone? Do you spend copious amounts of time wondering just who Rey’s parents are and why they left her on Tatooine?  (What is it about that planet?)

Know that you are not alone in this universe.  We at The Library are also a bit Star Wars obsessed and are busy planning what we think will be the party of the new Star Wars movie release season. This all-ages event will include galactic crafts, games with Taiga, snacks in our Cantina, futuristic music by Jeremy Morelock and Denise Owens, on-site make-up artistry demonstration, a costume contest, and an art show in the MACC gallery. (See poster for more information.)

At this time, make sure you block off Friday, December 15 from 5-9:00 pm on your calendar.

You might also want to start creating if you’d like to enter the MACC art show.  Any artwork that embodies the spirit of Star Wars will be accepted in this week-long, non-juried show open to all ages and experience levels. All work must be submitted to the MACC by Wednesday December 12, 2017 before 5:00 p.m.

Specifications: No size limitation. All artistic mediums are welcomed. 2D works must be ready to hang, except for unframed art by youth ages 7-18 that may be adhered with tape. Number of pieces, per artist, will depend on the sizes and available space. Entry forms are available at the MACC or may be requested by email: arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

Questions?  Call PWPL Youth Services at 906/226-4323 or Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906/228-0472.

 

Banned Books Read Out Sept. 23 – Sign-up!

Stand up for your right to read!

Join the Library at the Farmers Market on Saturday, September 23, 9:00 am-1:00 pm as we celebrate Banned Books Week.

Sign-up for a 15-minute time-slot and read a banned-book out loud. You may bring your own book, or chose from one of the titles we will have on hand.

Lists of frequently challenged books

Intellectual Freedom Issues and Resources from the American Library Association.

For more information, call 906/226-4303.