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PLDL Board of Trustees Meeting

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The PLDL Board of Trustees will host their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 26 at 7pm. The board will conduct this meeting via conference call instead of in-person due to the COVID19 pandemic. The public is welcome to attend the meeting remotely via conference call…. Read More

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Library Book Group Discussion

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Please join us by Zoom for The Library Book Group Discussion of The Shakespeare Requirement by Julie Schumacher on Wednesday, March 3rd, at 5:30 PM. The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune keep hitting beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger right between the eyes in this hilarious and eagerly awaited sequel to the cult classic of anhedonic academe, the Thurber Prize-winning …… Read More

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At Home Ancestry Access Extended

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Remote access to the library’s subscription to Ancestry has been extended through June 31, 2021. This means library card holders can access Ancestry Library Edition from anywhere with an internet connection…. Read More

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Virtual Author Visits with Lexie Bean

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Please join us for two author talks with Lexie Bean, whose book “The Ship We Built” was named one of the Michigan Notable Books for 2021…. Read More

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Digital Magazines Now Available in Libby, OverDrive

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Digital magazines previously available in the RBdigital app have been moved to the Libby and OverDrive for PLDL and Hancock Library patrons. The migration is a result of an acquisition in which OverDrive acquired RBdigital Magazines. OverDrive is also the parent company of Libby. Here’s what you need to know… Read More

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SATURDAYS OUTSIDE: Hungarian Falls

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Join us on Saturday, January 30, from 1-3pm, for an outdoor adventure with the Hancock Public Library, the Keweenaw Land Trust, and the Portage Lake District Library. We will explore the beautiful Hungarian Falls while enjoying an self-guided sensory hike!… Read More

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Smart Art Bites

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Smart Art Bites offers digital bite-sized arts lessons for families and teachers to incorporate the arts into everyday learning, through a collaboration with PLDL and the Rozsa Center. Click through to learn more!… Read More

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Free AARP Tax Filing Cancelled

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The service has been cancelled by the AARP Foundation due to the COVID19 pandemic. However, there are some limited free filing options available online and locally…. Read More

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2020: A Year in Review

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Despite all of the challenges facing our community, Library staff worked hard to meet new and evolving needs for area residents. Here are some 2020 highlights at our libraries that make me proud to work with such an innovative and thoughtful team and community…. Read More

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The Copper Country’s Top 2020 Reads

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In 2020, library cardholders at the Portage Lake District Library and the Hancock School Public Library checked out over 122,000 books and other materials. These are the 10 most popular titles for adults, young adults, and junior readers in 2020:… Read More

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