Michigan Activity Pass 2017 Season Begins

Michigan Activity Pass logo featuringa a hot air baloon with the words soar and Explore on it.Offered through MI Big Green Gym, a collaboration between Blue Cross, mParks and the DNR, the Michigan Activity Pass encourages Michigan residents to lead healthier lifestyles through the use of state parks and recreational areas. Beginning May 24, 2017 through May 23, 2018, cardholders of participating libraries,  can print a free one-day pass, either at home or at their local library, which can be used at 435 participating destinations across the state including any of Michigan’s 102 state parks or 138 state forest campgrounds. The program also offers free or discounted admission to 195 historical and cultural destinations in Michigan. This year, nine new destinations have been added to the program’s already inclusive list of parks and institutions across the state.

All Peter White Public Library card-holders are eligible for one pass every week.  From the Michigan Activity Pass website they can search attractions near  home (19 destinations within 50 miles of PWPL) or near any Michigan vacation destination.   Select a destination, enter your information, and print your pass.  (Printing services are available here at the library.)

Take the survey: help us plan for the future

We are currently working to re-imagine and refresh the Peter White Public Library. As libraries continue to evolve to meet community needs, your input is invaluable as we assess how to best meet the current and future needs and wants of our library users.

This survey is the next step in the process to gather community input as we prepare to revitalize the Library.  The brief survey asks you to rank the importance of different physical space options that reflect best practices in today’s public libraries across the nation. Thank you in advance for your time and support. We truly appreciate it.

Take the survey.

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 IRS.gov website.  Computers and wireless printing are available for 15 cents a page.  Assistance with downloading and printing forms is available at the Reference Desk.