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.

For up-coming titles in the Library’s WWI Remembered Film Series, see poster.

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.

 

Bollywood tickets now on sale

For $30, you can attend this year’s Bollywood event on Saturday, February 4 at 6:00 pm.  Midtown Bakery & Cafe will prepare South Asian snacks and The Beladinas will provide entertainment during intermission.  Proceeds from the event support future Library programs.  Purchase your tickets at the Circulation Desk on the main floor or call 906/228-9510.  (Tickets usually sell out quickly.)  See poster.

Thank you Sol Azteca!

Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant presented a $1,500 check to the Peter White Public Library today, during a brief ceremony. The funds will support Children’s Programming needs at the library.

According to Sol Azteca General Manager Aurora Cardoso, “We are delighted to be able to help support our area children. The library has suffered some budget cuts recently and we wanted to do our part to help maintain a high level of Children’s Programming services and materials. We would not have been able to do it without the support of our community.”

Cardoso and her staff, in November, held another Sol Azteca ‘Sunny Sundays’ campaign. A portion of all Sunday sales for that month, were dedicated for Children’s Programming at the Peter White Public Library.

“The staff is very supportive of the program and ‘Sunny Sundays’ have been so well received by the community we’re going to do one every month for the first quarter of 2017”, said Cardoso.

Peter White Public Library Development Director Heather Steltenpohl said the gift to Children’s Programming will help purchase new materials and support children’s activities at the library. “The Dark Stores issue has caused some problems for the library and many other tax-funded programs. We are very grateful for the effort made by Sol Azteca to help us keep our children’s programming vibrant and up to date,” said Steltenpohl.

Telescope now circulating to patrons

The Orion Starblast telescope, purchased for the library by the Marquette Astronomical Society, has started circulating with our patrons.

Check out period is one week and it may be renewed for one extra week if no one is waiting for it.  (Right now there are a few people waiting.)  Borrowers need to be eighteen and agree to and sign the Telescope Lending Agreement at the time of checkout.

Check out these resources for current celestial events and maps:

  • skymaps.com
  • “SkyView Free” or “Star Chart” apps for Apple or Android devices

Holds for the telescope may be placed via our online catalog or by calling 906/228-9510.