Did you dress as a Wookie for Halloween? Do you have the Star Wars theme set as the ringtone on your phone? Do you spend copious amounts of time wondering just who Rey’s parents are and why they left her on Tatooine? (What is it about that planet?)
Know that you are not alone in this universe. We at The Library are also a bit Star Wars obsessed and are busy planning what we think will be the party of the new Star Wars movie release season. This all-ages event will include galactic crafts, games with Taiga, snacks in our Cantina, futuristic music by Jeremy Morelock and Denise Owens, on-site make-up artistry demonstration, a costume contest, and an art show in the MACC gallery. (See poster for more information.)
At this time, make sure you block off Friday, December 15 from 5-9:00 pm on your calendar.
You might also want to start creating if you’d like to enter the MACC art show. Any artwork that embodies the spirit of Star Wars will be accepted in this week-long, non-juried show open to all ages and experience levels. All work must be submitted to the MACC by Wednesday December 12, 2017 before 5:00 p.m.
Specifications: No size limitation. All artistic mediums are welcomed. 2D works must be ready to hang, except for unframed art by youth ages 7-18 that may be adhered with tape. Number of pieces, per artist, will depend on the sizes and available space. Entry forms are available at the MACC or may be requested by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Call PWPL Youth Services at 906/226-4323 or Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906/228-0472.
Tree registration is now open for this year’s Winter Wonderland Walk. The display will debut at the library’s Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 2, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Trees will remain on display throughout the month of December.
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!
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!
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 www.pwpl.info or call 906/228-9510.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.