Calendar – Youth – LEGO Club Meeting – Sept. 27

September 24, 2016

Marquette – LEGO Club will meet on Tuesday, September 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

LEGO Club is for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. LEGOs are provided and the event is free.

For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Calendar – Youth – 2’s and 3’s Story Time – Sept. 27, 29

September 24, 2016

Marquette – 2’s and 3’s Story Time will be offered on Tuesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 29 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Children ages 2 and 3 will enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and activities. The events are free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Calendar – Youth – New Story Time at Negaunee Public Library Begins – Sept. 27

September 24, 2016

Negaunee – There will be a new story time on Tuesdays, beginning on September 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Public Library.

This will be for children ages 5 years and older (younger siblings are welcome to attend), and will offer a variety of programs, including book samples, crafts, and occasional LEGO building sessions.

Calendar – Music – Bluesday Tuesday Concert to Feature “The Occasions” – Sept. 27

September 24, 2016

Marquette – Bluesday Tuesday will host a live blues concert featuring “The Occasions” on Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Formed in 2015 in Marquette, MI, “The Occasions” play a variety of musical styles from Funk to R and B, jazz and the blues; with a fun mix of original and cover material. Band members are Dave Ziegner on guitar, Dave Potvin on drums, Caitlin Wright on vocals, Dan Zini on bass and Rob-Bob Taylor on trombone.

There is no admission charge to attend the event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Peter White Public Library. Call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.

Calendar – Community – NMU’s UNITED Conference Events – Sept. 27

September 24, 2016

Marquette – Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as Jewish communities in the United States, murdered and missing Aboriginal Canadian women, merging African heritage with American culture, shrinking cities in the Midwest and creating unity through food.

Events scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 at the University Center are:

Alex Mayer, MTU professor of civil and environmental engineering, “Why in the world do we need diverse perspectives on how humans interact with the water cycle?” at 9 a.m.

Xiuguo Huang, visiting scholar in English, “Mo Yan and William Faulkner Inside China,” 10 a.m.

Melanie Harris, religion and ethics professor at Texas Christian University, “Strength in Unity:

Educating for Human Transformation and Social Change,” 11 a.m.

Lunch and opportunity to meet speakers, noon in the Charcoal Room

Erica Goff, NMU grants and contracts director, “LGBTIQ and Microaggressions:101,” 1 p.m.

Sujata Shetty, geography and planning professor at the University of Toledo, “Looking Back and
Looking Ahead: Shrinking Cities in the U.S. Midwest,” 3 p.m.

Selam Teclu of the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University, “Growing, Cooking and Eating: Creating unity with nature through our relationship with food,” 4 p.m.

NMU international students on “Dating Abroad,” 6 p.m.

Meet Pakistani photographer Lali Khalid, 7 p.m.

Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – Sept. 26, 28

September 23, 2016

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Monday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 28 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. each day in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and finger plays, then stay for a playtime afterwards. The events are free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Calendar – Community – NMU’s UNITED Conference Events – Sept. 26

September 23, 2016

Marquette – Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as Jewish communities in the United States, murdered and missing Aboriginal Canadian women, merging African heritage with American culture, shrinking cities in the Midwest and creating unity through food.

Events scheduled for Monday, September 26 are:

Welcome from President Fritz Erickson, 9 a.m.

Jessica Cruz, NMU Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, 9:05 a.m.

Judy Puncochar, NMU education professor, “Satire as Civil Discourse in Democracies,” 10 a.m.

Ira Sheskin of the University of Miami’s Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, “Jewish Communities in the United States,” 11 a.m.

Lunch, meet the speakers, noon in the Charcoal Room

Panel session on “The Round House,” the 2016 One Book, One Community selection. Speakers include Lynn Domina, Amy Hamilton and Patricia Killelea, 1 p.m.

Evee Sampson, resident director at NMU’s Hunt Hall, “Redefining My Roots: How I managed to merge my African heritage with American Culture,” 2 p.m.

Reception for artist Elizabeth Doxtater at the DeVos Art Museum, 2 p.m.

Jon Barch, NMU Center for Student Enrichment, “Deconstructing Bias,” 3 p.m.

Susan Morgan of NMU International Studies, “Why Study Abroad?” panel session, 4 p.m.

“Love is Strange” movie showing, 5 p.m.

D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas, leadership and personal development expert and author of ‘The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery and Achievement,” 7 p.m.

All events are to be held in the University Center, unless otherwise noted.

Calendar – Youth – Garden Club Meeting – Sept. 26

September 23, 2016

Marquette – Garden Club will meet on Monday, September 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Butterfly Garden at the Peter White Public Library.

Garden Club is for ages 5 and up. Help maintain the Children’s Butterfly Garden. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help children with pruning, weeding, fertilizing, picking vegetables, and refilling the bird bath.

The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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