Calendar – Education – Marquette Regional History Center Special Exhibit Opening Reception – June 29

June 26, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will present the Special Exhibit “Kissing the Water: The Lure and the Lore of Fly Fishing” from June 24 through September 16. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the MRHC, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

There is magic involved in fly fishing. See how this sport captures art, philosophy, literature and environmental concerns. From handmade rods and flies, to the work of John Voelker, fly fishing has a rich history in this region. There will be numerous special events relating to this Special Exhibition, including a “Fish Painting” workshop with Liz Yelland, and the MRHC gift store will be selling work by featured Artist Derek DeYoung, Yooper Shirts and more.

There will be a $5 suggested donation for the general public, and free to members at the Sponsor Level and above for the opening.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Conserving the Land” Exhibit Opening at Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center – June 27

June 24, 2017

Marquette – The “Conserving the Land” exhibit will open on Tuesday, June 27 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

There will be hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and live music. The opening is free and open to the public. The exhibition, “Conserving the Land,” will look at how citizen groups, non-profit and government agencies began to set aside tracks of land for preserving the U.P.’s natural resources. Beginning with the Huron Mountain club in the 1880s, there was an ever growing effort to preserve the natural character of the U.P.’s landscape.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Presentation on 2017 Michigan Notable Book “Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America” – June 26

June 23, 2017

Marquette – A presentation of the 2017 Michigan Notable Book, “Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America” will be held on Monday, June 26 at 7 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Although Michigan has always been known for its contributions to 20th century manufacturing, it has only recently been recognized for its contributions to mid-century modern design. “Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America” by Amy Arnold and Brian Conway, selected in 2017 by the Michigan Department of Education and the Library of Michigan as one of twenty books celebrating Michigan, contains nearly thirty essays and interviews that show Michigan’s contribution to modern design in architecture, automobiles, furniture, and education.

Presenter Amy Arnold is the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office’s preservation planner. She has been the project manager for Michigan Modern since its inception in 2008. Snowbound Books will be at this event for book sales and signing.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Computer Coaching – MAC Club – June 26

June 23, 2017

Marquette – Computer Coaching – MAC Club will be offered on Monday, June 26 from 3 to 4 p.m.at the Peter White Public Library.

MAC Club invites anyone with an Apple device, such as iPad or iPhone, to share user experiences and learn new ways to efficiently use Apple products. This class will repeat on the fourth Monday of each month.

For more information, call the Reference Desk at 226-4312, or email refdesk@pwpl.info.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Sci-Fi on Tap: Brave New World – June 21

June 18, 2017

Marquette – Sci-Fi on Tap: Brave New World will be held on Wednesday, June 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Tap Room of the Ore Dock Brewing Company in downtown Marquette.

Since the summer reading theme at the Peter White Public Library is “Build a Better World,” the evening will begin with utopias. The first novel, “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, published in 1932, explores how genetic breeding, social indoctrination and pharmaceuticals can create a utopian society. The event will include a discussion on what it takes to create a utopian society, but also whether the novel holds up as both a story and science fiction over the 85 years since it was written.

There is no admission charge to attend. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Computer Coaching: Dowload E-Books and Audio Books – June 19

June 16, 2017

Marquette – Computer Coaching “Download E-books and Audio Books” will be held on Monday, June 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Computer Lab at Peter White Public Library.

Learn how to use the OverDrive app to connect to the library’s audio book or E-book collections with your E-reader or phone. Please bring personal electronic devices with you.

For more information, call the PWPL Reference Desk at 226-4312.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – The Docks of Iron Bay Walking Tour – June 19

June 16, 2017

Marquette – The Docks of Iron Bay Walking Tour will be held on Monday, June 19 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

Ore docks, coal docks, and freight docks all crowded the lower harbor over the years. Learn about what’s left, as well as the many structures that have disappeared along with the stories that went with them. The tour is presented by Jim Koski and admission is a $5 suggested donation.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Computer Deconstruction Class in Ishpeming – June 15

June 12, 2017

Ishpeming – Computer Deconstruction will be offered on Thursday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library in Ishpeming.

Join Jean Montgomery from the Superiorland Library Cooperative to take computers apart and see how they tick! The class is limited to the first 10 registrants and is for ages 10+. To register, call Jessica Shirtz at 486-4381.… Read the rest

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