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New Episode of Biblio Bistro

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Our latest episode of Biblio Bistro airs on 11/21! The thirteenth episode of Biblio Bistro features Bistro Rosemary and Cauliflower Potato Mash which highlights fresh rosemary, cauliflower, and potatoes. Cauliflower and potatoes are seasonally available in late fall through winter and are usually available at Farmers Markets in early to mid-summer through late-fall/early-winter. To view the latest episode, learn more …… Read More

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The Great Michigan Read

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Portage Lake District Library and Michigan Tech’s Van Pelt and Opie Library invite community members to participate in The Great Michigan Read, a community reading project spanning the Upper Peninsula sponsored by Michigan Humanities. On Wednesday, December 8, join us for the series finale of Great Michigan Read programs from 6 – 7pm.We will be joined by Lindsay Hiltunen, University …… Read More

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Holiday Library Hours

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The library will be closed Nov 25 and 26. We will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, Nov 27, from 10am-3pm.

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PLDL Board of Trustees

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The Library’s Board of Trustees hosts their monthly public meeting on Wednesday, November 24, from 7 – 8:00pm in the Community Room. Click here for agenda.

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Rabbit Island Presentation

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In August, the Portage Lake District Library and the Rabbit Island Foundation gave seven local high school students the experience of a lifetime. These students were awarded full scholarships to attend the library’s second Rabbit Island School, a 7-day arts and ecology expedition to a remote island in Lake Superior. On Thursday, November 18, the students will host an art …… Read More

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NEA Big Read: Joy Harjo at PWPL/PLDL

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Joy Harjo will read virtually from An American Sunrise and take part in a Q & A from 6-8pm on Monday, November 15.  A watch party will take place at Peter White Public Library, with a performance by the band Waayeyaa. Follow this link to watch it from the Peter White Public Library’s Youtube channel. We will also stream on …… Read More

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LWV:Voting Rights Presentation

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Please join the League of Women Voters in person, or virtually, on Thursday, November 11, from 6:30 – 7:30pm, for a presentation in the PLDL Community Room : Update on Michigan Voting Rights, Voting Bills, and Ballot Initiative by presenter Richelle Winkler, Assoc. Prof. Social Sciences with panelist Houghton City Clerk Ann Vollrath. Please go to pldl.org and in the …… Read More

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Cricut Machine Training

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Learn the basics of operating a Cricut Maker Machine on Wednesday, November 10, from 6 – 7pm. Open to all PLDL Card Holders. This program is a prerequisite for patrons wishing to use PLDL’s Cricut machine in the PLDL Makerspace. Registration is required. Call 482-4570.

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The BIG READ Community Reading Project

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Join the discussion of Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” led by local author T. Marie Bertineau and poet M. Bartley Seigel on Thursday, October 28, from 5:30 – 6:30pm at Portage Lake District Library. This collection of poems chronicles Harjo’s journey of reconnecting with her ancestors and coming to terms with the removal history of her people from their homelands. …… Read More

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Advance Care Planning Workshop

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UP Health System Home Care and Hospice’s Julie Beck, LBSW will be holding a series of 4 work sessions on Advance Care Planning for your health. These sessions will be held at the Portage Lake District Library on September 14, 30, and October 12, and 28, 2021 from 3-4pm…. Read More

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