Young Writers Contest for teens, deadline May 1

Peter White Public Library, Dr. Allyn Roberts, and the Marquette Monthly are sponsoring a teen writing competition for students, including those who are home schooled, in grades 9 through 12.

Students may submit work in three categories: Poetry, Short Stories, and Opinion Essays. Six cash prizes from $125-$75 will be award to first and second-place winners.

Submissions will be accepted throughout the month of April at the Library.

See poster and contest guidelines for more information.

Tickets now on sale for Vertigo Theatre’s An Evening in the Park

The library is hosting a theatrical performance called An Evening in the Park, 2 one-act plays performed by Vertigo Theatre Company on Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25.  Thursday and Friday performances are at 7:00 pm and Saturday’s is at 2:00 pm.

The Zoo Story by Edward Albee is set on a park bench in New York City’s Central Park.  It opens as Jerry, a man in his thirties, says to Peter, a slightly older man reading a book, “I’ve been to the zoo.”  Grannies by Jean McConnell is set at the seaside with 2 deck chairs.  It features two grandmothers, Jenny, reluctantly looking after her teenage daughter’s child, and Barbara, desperately in love with her grandchild.

  • Ticket price is $10.00
  • People can purchase tickets in advance at the circulation desk with cash, check (payable to Peter White Public Library) or credit card.
  • People can purchase tickets at the door with cash or check only.
  • Tickets may be purchased over the phone (906/228-9510) by credit card.
  • Seating is limited (85 per show) and on a first come first serve basis.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before show time.


Tax forms now available

photo of tax forms at the library

PWPL has received the following tax forms:

  • Form 1040 and Instructions
  • Form 1040-A and Instructions
  • Form 1040-EZ and Instructions
  • Michigan tax booklet (includes forms)
  • Michigan home heating booklet (includes forms)

All available forms are on the top floor of the library.

All other forms or schedules must be printed from the website.  Computers and wireless printing are available for 15 cents a page.  Assistance with downloading and printing forms is available at the Reference Desk.

Request for Proposals: communication wiring

Peter White Public Library is issuing a Request for Proposals for installation of data communication wiring services and acquisitions and installation of equipment.  Sealed bids must be delivered to the Library Director’s Office at the following address and by 5:00 PM (ET) on Friday, February 17, 2017.  Bids shall be opened Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Library Director’s office at 217 N Front Street, Marquette.

See the complete RFP.

WWI Remembered community-wide program series begins

Banner image for WWI Remembered series, inclues the dates, January, August, and an old photo of a truck full of soldiers

The Library’s participation in the community-wide series, WWI Remembered, begins tonight with the screening of La Grande Illusion.

Released in 1937, this classic black and white film by renowned French director Jean Renoir, is set during the first World War, and follows a group of French soldiers who  grapple with their own class differences after being captured and held in a World War I German prison camp.

The Community-wide program, World War I Remembered, is a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War I. “World War I Remembered” is made possible in part by a grant from Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For up-coming events in the community-wide program, including the details on major exhibits at both the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Marquette Regional History Center, see the WWI Remembered website.