LIBRARY NEWS

Residents of the Peter White Public Library service area, which includes the City of Marquette, and the following Townships: Chocolay, Ewing, Marquette, Sands, Skandia, Turin, Wells and West Branch, can now apply for a PWPL library card online.

Click here to register online.

The Peter White Public Library Book drops are closed through April 13, 2020. The closure includes the drop box outside the library in Downtown Marquette, at the Westwood Mall in Marquette Township, the Chocolay Township Hall in Harvey, the Sands Township Hall in Sands Township, and at the Skandia Township Hall in Skandia, effective immediately. Please do not attempt to return materials to these locations, as staff will not be checking them due to the Governor’s Shelter in Place order effective through April 13, 2020. Library fines will not accrue during this time period. Library staff are asking all patrons to please hold on to their library materials until the building can reopen.

Check here for information relating to how the Peter White Public Library is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. The library will remain closed until April 13, 2020, by order of the Governor.

 

COVID-19 Resources

Find all the Federal, State and local COVID-19 resources by clicking here.

Special Board Meeting

The Peter White Public Library will hold a special VIRTUAL Board of Trustees meeting at 6:00 pm, Friday, March 27, 2020. This meeting will be broadcast via Zoom.

Topic: PWPL Board of Trustees
Time: Mar 27, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
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Password: 579691

Peter White Public Library Book Drops Closed

Posted Monday, March 23, 2020

The Peter White Public Library Book drop outside the library in Downtown Marquette, at the Westwood Mall in Marquette Township, the Chocolay Township Hall in Harvey, the Sands Township Hall in Sands Township, and at the Skandia Township Hall in Skandia are closed for three weeks, effective immediately. Please do not attempt to return materials to these locations, as staff will not be checking them due to the Governor’s Shelter in Place order effective through April 13, 2020. Library fines will not accrue during this time period.  Library staff are asking all patrons to please hold on to their library materials until the building can reopen.

Peter White Public Library Closed Until April 13, 2020

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 
3:00 pm 
Statement from PWPL Director, Andrea Ingmire

“As a public building with a daily door count average of 650 people, the Peter White Public Library has made the decision to close from Friday March 13 at 10:00 am until April 6, 2020, to maintain social distancing practices.This preventative measure will help protect our vulnerable population of the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. It was not an easy decision to reach. We know we offer resources and cultural activities that many people depend on in the community across all ages, genders, and races. 

As an institution, the community library has been a place to find and disseminate information. We will continue to offer that service online and over the phone for the next several weeks. 

We have a multitude of online resources for both work and recreation. These resources include: e-books, downloadable audiobooks, databases in a range of fields, online kids educational resources, including animated books and streaming movies and so much more. 

We’ve been getting a lot of calls today about the status of library materials checked out on patron cards. The library is taking several steps to ensure that you will not accumulate fines during the period of the closure. 

Next week we will start to provide online programming. This will include Facebook Live Storytime with Miss Sarah at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will also read the Wizard of Oz at 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday on the Peter White Public Library Youth Services Facebook page. We are working hard to plan other ways to meet your needs. Visit our website, www.pwpl.info for the most up-to-date information. And join our Library Insider newsletter to get updates delivered to your email. 

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. ” – Andrea Ingmire, PWPL Library Director

Posted Friday March 13, 2020 9:00 am 

Peter White Public Library Suspends Operations to Public Due to COVID-19

The Peter White Public Library is suspending all operations to the public, starting Friday March 13, 2020, until such a time can be determined to safely reopen. In light of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s order to suspend K-12 public education for three weeks, the library will follow suit and reassess that time frame as more information becomes available. 

All of our online resources will remain available through this time period and books can still be returned to the library, and all three of our library drop-box locations. 

Posted Thursday March 12, 2020

Library Programs Suspended

In an effort to maintain public health, the Peter White Public Library is enacting social distancing procedures, which includes suspending all library programs and meeting room reservations from now through April 6, 2020. This includes all events and room reservations in the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center on the Lower Level of the Library. Library staff are responding to the situation as it arises and changes. Please go to our website, www.pwpl.info for up to date information. If you are feeling ill in any way, please do not come into the library. PWPL has several online library services and materials available for those wishing to stay home. Those services include RB Digital (online magazines), Kanopy (online movie streaming), MeL Databases, and Libby (e-books and downloadable books and audiobooks). You can see the whole list on our website, www.pwpl.info, where you can check back for updates on library procedures as they unfold. 

Thank you for understanding as we implement preventative measures to keep our community safe and well.

The Board of Trustees of the Peter White Public Library will hold a special meeting on Friday, March 27, at 6:00 pm, to discuss the Library’s COVID-19 response.
Because of social distancing guidelines, this meeting will be held virtually via
Zoom.This meeting is open to the public.
Topic: PWPL Board of Trustees
Time: Mar 27, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 931 500 063
Password: 579691

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The Peter White Public Library is now accepting proposals for gallery exhibits in 2021. Gallery spaces include the Huron Mountain Gallery, located on the Main Level near the historic Front Street entrance, which offers 87 linear feet of exhibition space with an open concept. The Lower Level Reception Gallery, located next to the Jack Deo Gallery, on the Lower Level has 40 linear feet of exhibition space and an open concept. Exact dimensions, room layouts and photos can be found in a document below.

Exhibits will run for six weeks in 2021. The selection committee works with the artist on an artist reception and publicity materials.

Interested artists should submit an application online by Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

For the online application click here.

For complete gallery descriptions click here.

The Jack Deo Gallery, also located on the Lower Level of the library is managed by the Marquette Arts and Culture Center and is scheduled through their office.

 

The 2020 US Census is right around the corner and plays an important role in shaping the community. The 2020 Census will influence funding for community services for the next 10 years. Data from the census helps determine where more than $675 billion is spent each year in states and communities. It also determines the number of representatives Michigan gets in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Peter White Public Library is partnering with the US Census Bureau in providing information about the census and providing computers for public use to respond to the census online. This is the first time the Census can be answered online and by phone.

Click here for more information on how to take the Census.

Starting on March 12, the Census Bureau will mail each household information on how to respond online or by phone. A short while later they will mail paper forms to households that have not responded. Census workers will follow-up as well. All answers are confidential and cannot be shared with any law enforcement or landlords.

 

The Peter White White Public Library is now an IdentoGO partner location. This service was previously located at the Masonic Building on Washington Street.

Staff at PWPL can aid with federal and state identity verification.

IdentoGO provides background and fingerprinting services for federal and state contracts including:

TSA pre-check
TWIC cards
Teacher licensing
Foster Care Licensing

For more information click here.

 Audience members (21 and over) are greatly encouraged to come out to the third annual Peter White Public Library Adult Sip and Spell: A Spelling Bee for Cheaters this Friday night, February 7, 2020 in the UP Masonic Center Red Room. A $5.00 cover charge can be paid at the door and audience members can purchase cheats and “bet” on their favorite spellers.

A cash bar featuring Blackrocks Brewery beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.

This isn’t your average spelling bee–this is a CHEATER’S spelling bee!  Contestants can purchase cheats to advance their game.  Cheat prices start at $10.00 each with cheats like skip a word, buy your way back in the competition, advance directly to final round (while wearing a bee suit for the duration of the event),  and 30 seconds with a dictionary.

Team Sign-in opens at 5:30 pm the Bee starts at 7:00 pm sharp!

In the first rounds, teams will spell together until six teams remain. Those teams will move on to the final rounds where contestants will compete as individuals.

A winner will eventually emerge and a team will also be crowned with an award for team spirit.  Costumes are encouraged!

Register online on the Peter White Public Library’s Facebook event, on www.pwpl.info, the PWPL circulation desk, via email at heather@uproc.lib.mi.us or phone (906)226-4305.

More information is available on the PWPL Facebook Event or at www. pwpl.info.

Proceeds from Sip & Spell go to the Peter White Public Library Development Fund to benefit the PWPL collections, programs and services.

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CONTACT:  HEATHER STELTENPOHL, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, (906) 226-4305

A celebration of music is scheduled for the second Winter Roots Festival, set for Saturday February 15, 2020. The one-day long event will feature concerts, dancing and workshops at five locations in Marquette, including Peter White Public Library, City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Hiawatha Fold, NMU Forest Roberts Theatre and Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Ypsilanti-based bluegrass and Americana powerhouse Black Jake and the Carnies will headline the festival, rounding out the day with a concert at Ore Dock Brewing Company at 7:00 pm.

The day kicks off with a 10:30 am musical petting zoo with Yooptone Music; and a community guitar art project at the Arts and Culture Center, followed by 10 more musical programs around town throughout the day.

A $10 Winter Roots Festival button is good for admission to all 12 festival events. Buttons can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Hiawatha Fold (1013 N. Third Street), Peter White Public Library (217 N. Front Street), or the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center (Gries Hall at NMU). Admission is free for youth ages 12 and under.

Sponsors:
Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU
Hiawatha Music Co-0op
Peter White Public Library
Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of PWPL
Friends of Peter White Public Library
City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Marquette Area Blues Society
Ore Dock Brewing Company

Schedule of Events:

Marquette Arts and Culture Center

10:30 am – 12:00 pm     Musical Petting Zoo with Yooptone Music

10:30 am – 12:00 pm     Community Art Project with Gene Bertram

Peter White Public Library

11:00 am – 12:00 pm     The Battle Cry of Freedom: Songs of the American Revolution with Jim Janofski

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Morris Dance Workshop with Carolyn and Evan Provencher

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm        Traditional Folk Dance with All Strings Considered

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm        Finnish Folk Dance with Midsummer Strings

Hiawatha Fold

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm         Singer/Songwriter Workshop with Sue Demel

2;00 pm – 3:00 pm         Ukelele Workshop with Jeff Krebs

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm         Patriots and Protest Songs- Presentation with Sing-Along with Jim Hall and Cindy Morgan

4:00 pm – 5: 00 pm        Family Harmonica Workshop with Jason MacInnes

NMU Forest Roberts Theatre

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm         Marquette Folk Showcase featuring Waawiyeyeaa, Michael Waite, Kerry Yost, Jerry MIlls, Niikah Hatfield, Alexa

Alagon, John Gilette and Sarah Middlefehldt and more.

Ore Dock Brewing Company

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm        Black Jake and the Carnies

Due to the State of Emergency declared in Michigan, the Peter White Public Library is closed, until April 13, 2020. For a list of FAQ's about the closure, click here.