Calendar – Education – Author Danez Smith to Give a Public Reading – Sept. 7

September 4, 2017

Marquette – Danez Smith will give a public reading on Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marquette Room of the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

Smith is a black, queer, poz writer and performer from St. Paul, Minn. He is the author of two books. His first book, “Boy” won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literacy Award for Gay Poetry. His two chapbooks, “Hands On Ya Knees” and “Black Movie” are recipients of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation and the McKnight Foundation. He is also a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellow.

Smith’s work has been featured in many publications and on PBS NewsHour and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist and a three-time Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion.

The event is free and part of the Visiting Writers Series.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Matinee Movie Series to Screen “Gifted” – Sept. 7

September 4, 2017

Marquette – The Matinee Movie Series will offer a screening of “Gifted” on Thursday, September 7 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Frank Adler is a single man raising his niece Mary in a coastal Florida town. He wants nothing more than to provide her with a normal childhood which involves going to public school despite the fact that she is a mathematical prodigy. Frank’s mother, however, has greater ambitions for her granddaughter, and brings Frank to court to sue for custody.

This drama is rated PG-13 and runs 1 hour 41 minutes. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Prepare Fair – Sept. 7

September 4, 2017

Marquette – Prepare Fair will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Westwood Mall in Marquette Township.

Are you ready for a disaster? Learn how to prepare for emergencies, meet your local first responders, explore emergency response vehicles, and get free preparedness items while supplies last. … Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association Meeting – Sept. 7

September 4, 2017

Negaunee – The monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will be held on Thursday, September 7 at 7 p.m. at the Marquette County Health Department Building on U.S. 41 in Negaunee Township.

Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Rich at 249-3837.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Story Time for 3’s and 4’s – Sept. 7

September 4, 2017

Marquette – Story time for 3’s and 4’s will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Explore stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. The event is for 3 and 4 year olds, with a loving adult. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Starlight Family Storytime – Sept. 7

September 4, 2017

Marquette – Starlight Family Storytime will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy an evening storytime filled with stories, songs and more. The free event is for all ages. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Outdoors – Transition Marquette Gardening Series Begins – Sept. 7

September 4, 2017

Chatham – Transition Marquette will host the first session of a gardening series on Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the MSU North Farm in Chatham.

Several examples of season extension techniques for growing a garden later into the season will be demonstrated.
Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to transitionmarquette@gmail.com or by calling Steve Finley at 920-573-0430.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Masterminds of All Kinds – Sept. 7

September 4, 2017

Marquette – Masterminds of All Kinds will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Library.

Put your engineering skills to the test with Water Wedges! The event is part of the Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference Exhibit where youth can exercise both sides of the brain with rotating science, technology, art, and life-skills programming. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

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