Tickets on sale for Vertigo Theatre’s Love Letters

Logo for Love Letters featuring the cast members faces in hearts

This week, Vertigo Theatre invites you to an evening of romance with A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters.  There will be three performances in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room:  Thursday, October 26 @7:00pm; Friday, October 27 @7:00 pm; and Saturday, October 28 @2:00pm.  General seating, doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Love Letters stars Jeff Spencer as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Monica Nordeen as Melissa Gardner.  Childhood friends, they become romantically entangled over the years as they exchange letters throughout their lives, beginning with thank you notes and summer camp postcards, growing into informative letters sharing the details of their lives.  Although physically apart, they share a rare intimacy which is often funny, always touching.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the circulation desk at the Peter White Public Library or over the phone by credit card at 906/228-9510.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door, cash only.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library, the Carroll Paul Trust Fund of the Peter White Library, and the Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery.  For more information, visit or call 906/226-4318.

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.

Library Treasure Sale and Silent Auction in September

Are you a fan of estate sales and auctions? Drop by Peter White Public Library to take advantage of our Library Treasure Sale and Silent Auction taking place this September.

The Library staff have been cleaning closets, and we will be offering items for sale. These are items which have been collecting dust in our closets, under desks and hidden away in various other nooks and crannies. If you like a good treasure hunt, you’ll want to be sure you visit the library!

Treasure Sale
The Library Treasure Sale will take place in the Business Reference Room on the upper floor of the library. This sale will be held Thursday, September 7 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Friday, September 8 from 10:00 am-6:00 pm; and Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.  Don’t let the dust bunnies fool you. There are many collectibles included in this sale: china sets, a 24-carat gold-plated kazoo, statues, vases, toys and more!

Silent Auction
Through the month of September, the Peter White Public Library will display art, furniture, and other objects which will be sold as part of a fundraising silent auction. Visit the Huron Mountain Club Gallery on the main floor of the Library to view this exhibit. Items will be available for bid September 1- September 29.

Proceeds from the sale and silent auction will benefit library services and programs.  For more information, visit or call 906/228-9510.

One Book One Community

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This year’s One Book One Community title is Wolf’s Mouth, a novel by Marquette’s own John Smolens.

The novel features a WWII Italian officer in a Prisoner of War camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the ruthless camp commandant, and the officer’s adventures with an American woman after his escape to postwar Detroit. Caught between American justice and Nazi vengeance, Officer Francesco Verdi/Frank Green gives voice to the hopes, fears, and hard choices of a survivor as he strives to escape the ghosts of history.

The “One Book, One Community” program encourages the Marquette County and Northern Michigan University community to read the same book and to come together to discuss it in a variety of settings. Although dozens of similar programs have been sponsored nationwide, this is one that brings together a county and a university.

Throughout the next couple of months Peter White Public Library will join NMU in sponsoring a series of events to encourage a broad discussion of the content of the novel Wolf’s Mouth.

See the complete One Book One Community Event Schedule.

2017 Allyn Roberts Challenge

Dr. Allyn Roberts has issued his annual challenge for the Peter White Public Library.

The goal for the 2017 challenge is to raise $30,000 by September 30 to support PWPL’s collection and services.

Allyn Roberts will match donations with $1.00 for every $4.00 donated until we raise $30,000.  PWPL needs your help more than ever to continue to provide the excellent collection, programs and level of service you have come to expect every time you walk through the Library doors.

Donors may contact PWPL Development Director Heather Steltenpohl at 906/226-4305 or for more information.

Gifts can be made online from our Donations page.



Explore Tech Display coming to PWPL

Honda Asimo Conducting (image courtesy of Honda)

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.