Schuette, Other State AGs Open Investigation, Issue Scathing Letter, New Consumer Alert Following Equifax Security Breach

September 15, 2017

More than 4,000,000 Michigan residents impacted by breach; Social Security Numbers, date of birth, other identifiable information allegedly stolen

LANSING ­– Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced he has joined a multi-state investigation with over 40 other state Attorneys General and has signed on to a letter to Equifax demanding the company improve its consumer response to the breach and take steps to refund those who have already paid for a credit freeze.

In Michigan, more than 4,000,000 people may have had their personal information compromised through an alleged cyberattack on Equifax’s database.

“Over the last week, my office has worked with Attorneys General across the country to launch an investigation and issue a letter demanding better customer service from Equifax,” said Schuette. “While the investigation is ongoing, it is important that Michigan residents determine if they were affected by the breach and take steps to monitor their credit reports and their bank accounts and credit card statements, and report any suspicious activity immediately.”

Complaints to the Department of Attorney General are significant and the number continues to grow.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Chapter Book Club: The Comic Strip Sessions – Sept. 18

September 15, 2017

Marquette – Chapter Book Club: The Comic Strip Sessions will be offered on Monday, September 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Listen to a chapter from the book “The Terrible Two,” then adapt it into a comic strip! The event is for ages 8 to 12. For more information, call 226-4320, visit pwpl.info, or check out the Peter White Public Library page on Facebook. … Read the rest

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

September 15, 2017

Marquette – Computer Coaching “Download E-Books and Audio Books” will be held on Monday, September 18 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 – Youth – Story Time for Non-Movers – Sept. 18, 19

September 15, 2017

Marquette – Story Time for Non-Movers will be held on Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 19 from 11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

There will be songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for babies not yet mobile and able to move away from their loving adult. Older siblings are asked NOT to attend. Adult social time and play time will be held after story time.

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 – Youth – Wonder Babies – Sept. 18-19

September 15, 2017

Marquette – Wonder Babies will be held Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 19 from 10 to 10:40 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The event will feature songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0 to 18 months and a loving adult. Older siblings are welcome. Adult social time will be from 10 to 10:15 a.m. and story time begins at 10:15 a.m.

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 – Youth – Harry Potter Club Grades 6 through 8 Meeting – Sept. 18

September 15, 2017

Marquette – Harry Potter Club Grades 6 through 8 will meet on Monday, September 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center Workshop #4 on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

All upperclassmen wizards in grades 6 through 8 are invited. Be prepared to test your Harry Potter knowledge in a cutthroat game of “Bring Your Own Book”! You are welcome to bring your own copy of your favorite Harry Potter book (or use a library copy). Those who know their book the best are more likely to win!

The event is free. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

International Food and Fun at Parade of Nations September 16

September 15, 2017

Foods from around the world—including dishes from Iran, Indonesia, China, India, Ghana, Turkey, Nepal, Bangladesh, Africa and Ukraine—are on the menu at this year’s Parade of Nations Multicultural Festival.

The Multicultural Festival, starting at noon Saturday, September 16 at the Dee Stadium, follows the Parade.

International entertainment is also on tap, with the Kivajat Finnish folk dancers, belly dancing by 47 North, a Bollywood extravaganza performed by Michigan Technological University’s Indian Student Association, a Keweenaw Bay Indian Community performance, the Michigan Tech Dance Team, the Maple Sugar Folk and singer Jan Arnold.

There will also be a crafts tent outside the Dee, and the upstairs ballroom in the stadium will feature quieter seating for diners and a series of Gappa talks by international students from Michigan Tech. Gappa is a Hindi word meaning “chit-chat,” a chance for Multicultural Festival guests to learn about and interact informally with international students.… Read the rest