Calendar – Youth – Night of Noise at the Library – Apr. 21

April 18, 2017

Marquette – A Night of Noise at the Library will be held on Friday, April 21 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The GLOW Club and Marquette Senior High School’s SAFE will host an evening of music and spoken word. Everyone ages 14 and up is invited to attend. The Night of Noise will cap a National Day of Silence, organized to raise awareness of the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ harassment and bullying in our schools. An open mike will follow performances by local musicians, so bring your music or poetry and help us end the silence!

Refreshments will be served and the event is free of charge. For more information, call 226-4321 or email maschnee@pwpl.info. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – Apr. 21

April 18, 2017

Marquette – Story and Craft Hour for ages 4 through 8 will be held on Friday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Spring Genealogy Lock-In – Apr. 21

April 18, 2017

Marquette – The Spring Genealogy Lock-In will be held on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Those interested in researching family history and who have attended a beginning or intermediate genealogy workshop are welcome to attend. Space is limited. Registration is required. The workshop will feature Genealogy Records, Ancestry.com Updates, and free time to do individual research using library resources.

Call the Reference Desk at 226-4311 or e-mail refdesk@pwpl.info to register.… Read the rest

Qualified Forest Program: Application Deadline for 2018 Enrollment is September 1, 2017

April 18, 2017

Lansing, MIApril 18, 2017 – Since June 2013, the Qualified Forest Program (QFP) in the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has enrolled more than 370,000 acres of privately-held forestland in the state of Michigan. Excitement about the program continues to grow with new options for enrollment available to landowners based on recent legislative changes.

In order to be eligible for enrollment in the QFP, landowners must have a current forest management plan, written by a forester registered with MDARD.  To qualify for the program, forested parcels have to be at least 20 acres, but not larger than 640 acres in size, per taxing unit (typically a township). Parcels 20-39.9 acres have to be at least 80 percent stocked with forest capable of producing forestry products, while parcels 40-640 acres in size must be at least 50 percent stocked with the same capabilities as previously mentioned.… Read the rest