Middle Earth Walking Challenge

Want to get in shape while saving Middle Earth?  The Peter White Public Library is issuing a Middle Earth Walking Challenge as part of its Build a Better World summer reading program. (See poster.)

Starting May 30, patrons can come to the circulation desk at the library and pick up a log in which they can record the number of miles they walk each day.  If using a pedometer, 2000 steps counts as 1 mile.  If biking, 4 miles ridden equals 1 walked.  Along the way as certain milestones are achieved, patrons can earn Peter White bucks good on fines, movies, and copies.  The challenge ends August 31, and logs must be turned in by September 8 to be considered for prizes which will be given to the top 20 walkers.

See if you will be the one to walk from the Shire to Mordor and cast the one ring into Mt. Doom.  There is no fee to participate.  For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 906/226-4318.

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.)

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.