Calendar – Education – NCLL “Woodworker Rally III” Registration Deadline – Jan. 7

January 4, 2018

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host its “Woodworker Rally III” event on Mondays, January 22 through February 26 from 8 a.m. to noon in room 137 of NMU’s Jacobetti Center.

Sam Carey will instruct the six sessions. Carey will demonstrate and describe tool uses, skills, safety, finishing techniques and also some tricks of the trade to use in building a piece. Instruction and use of the various tools and machinery in the NMU wood shop is included, but participants must provide their own plans and materials.

The cost for six sessions is $30 for NCLL members and $60 for non-members. Register by Sunday, January 7 by calling 227-2979. Contact Jan Hruska at 225-1871 for more information.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NCLL “Have Fun with Watercolor” Class – Registration Deadline – Jan. 4

January 1, 2018

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a “Have Fun with Watercolor” class on Tuesday, February 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Workshop #3 at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

Watercolorist Pat Frenn will host a hands-on introduction to watercolor by teaching techniques and ideas with paint, paper and water.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members, plus an $18 supply fee payable to Frenn at the door. Register by Thursday, January 4 by calling 227-2979. Call Frenn at 225-1841 for more information.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NCLL “Evolution of the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Races” Presentation – Registration Deadline – Jan. 3

December 31, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an “Evolution of the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Races” presentation on Thursday, January 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room 101B of the Superior Dome on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Pat Torreano, founder and historian for U.P. 200, be the presenter. Discussion topics will include the U.P. 200’s history, mushers and dogs, map routes of the race, the coordination of efforts involved in the event and the behind-the-scenes activity that comprises the U.P. 200.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register by Wednesday, January 3 by calling 227-2979. Contact Paula McCormick at 228-5489 for more information.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NCLL Presentation on Glioblastoma – Registration Deadline – Jan. 1

December 29, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an Upper Peninsula Brain Tumor Center presentation on glioblastoma on Thursday, January 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The talk will explore research into factors that make the cancer more resistant to treatment, more likely to recur and better able to evade the immune system. Glioblastoma is one of the most common types of malignant brain tumors among adults. Presenters include Robert Belton, NMU biology professor and research director of the UPBTC; Sonia Geschwindt, neurosurgeon at the UPHS brain and spine center and clinical director of UPBTC; and NMU students who will share their research experiences and discuss how it prepares them for their careers.

There is no cost to attend. Register by Monday, January 1 by calling 227-2979. Contact Sally Olsen at 226-8347 for more information.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Computer Coaching “Download E-books and Audio Books” – Dec. 18

December 15, 2017

Marquette – Computer Coaching “Download E-books and Audio Books” will be offered on Monday, December 18 at 3 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library.

The class will demonstrate how to use the new Libby app (formerly OverDrive) 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 to the event.

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

Calendar – Education – Health Care Career Exploring Program for Youth Begins – Dec. 13

December 10, 2017

Marquette – A Health Care Career Exploring Program will begin on Wednesday, December 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. just inside the door of at U.P. Health Systems Hospital, entering from the 3rd level of the parking garage on West College Avenue in Marquette.

The program is for anyone in high school or age 14 through 20. It will give students a hands-on environment in which to learn about various careers at the Marquette Hospital and area medical businesses. Meetings will be held once per month on a new topic in the health care field. The first topic is Medical Imaging as a career and that includes Radiology, X-Ray and CT scans.

Students interested are encouraged to join on the 13th and bring a parent or guardian, if under 18. There is a $20 registration fee which covers meetings through the rest of the school year.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Pirates, Crooks, and Killers: The Dark Side of Sailing the Great Lakes” – Dec. 12

December 9, 2017

Marquette – Marquette Maritime Museum will present “Pirates, Crooks and Killers: The Dark Side of Sailing the Great Lakes” by Fred Storehouse on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. in the Shiras Room at the Peter White Public Library.

The Great Lakes never had swashbuckling pirates like those who swept the Caribbean seas, but there were low-lifes willing to rob and pillage when the opportunity presented itself. Others were not above “moon cussing” or showing false lights to lure ships to wreck on inshore reefs where they pillaged the cargos and murdered the crews.

Everyone is welcome to the presentation to learn more of Great Lakes maritime history. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Special Study Hours for University Students – Dec. 11

December 8, 2017

Marquette – Special study hours for all students enrolled in university during finals week will be offered on Monday, December 11 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Peter White Public Library.

Students must present a valid school ID for entry or be able to sign into your student account. Free coffee and snacks will be available while they last. Printing will be available ($0.15 b/w, $0.75 color). Quiet study will be on the 1st floor, silent study on the 2nd floor.

Please use the parking lot entrance. The event is free. For more information, please call 225-9510, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library on Facebook.… Read the rest

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