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Smart Art Bites

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We are thrilled to announce the second season of a collaboration between PLDL and the Rozsa Center that offers unique online learning opportunities for K-5 students this year…. Read More

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PLDL Makerspace is Open !

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PLDL is thrilled to announce that our Makerspace is now officially open to the public! The Makerspace is a room dedicated to the crafters and makers in our community. In it you will find various tools, power tools, and sewing machines! Some of the power tools are available for check out, but all other tools are currently for in house …… Read More

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Lives in Transition

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The Portage Lake District Library is partnering with the Institute of Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC) at Michigan Technological University and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts to present a virtual speaker series this spring titled Justice in Transition…. Read More

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AARP Tax Assistance Program

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Unfortunately, the AARP Tax Assistance program will not be available this year at PLDL due to the pandemic. In lieu of this, PLDL has dedicated two public computers for efiling taxes. No registration is required, first come, first served. Please inquire at the front desk in person. Be sure to bring last year’s return if you have it, and all …… Read More

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Winter Reading Challenge

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  From January 1 to February 28, Portage Lake District Library is participating in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge. “Read for a Better World” encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Library staff have selected books from our collection to complement the challenge and library cardholders can also explore additional titles through Hoopla, …… Read More

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Beginners Fly Tying Class

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Join us on Tuesday, Jan 18, at 6:30pm for a free class sponsored by the Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited. All tools and materials will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own. The discussion will include different types of flies, a demonstration of the tools and materials needed to tie flies, and assistance with tying …… Read More

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Learn to Sew: Quilted Bookmark

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New to sewing, or just looking to get back into it? Join us on Saturday, January 15, from12– 2pm to make your own quilted bookmark. Learn the basics of machine sewing with this fun reading themed project. We will have supplies on hand, but feel free to bring your own 2 fabric scraps of at least 2.5″x&7″ each and ribbon …… Read More

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New Episode of Biblio Bistro

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Our latest episode of Biblio Bistro airs on 12/15! The fourteenth episode of Biblio Bistro features Keweenaw berry jam making with guest host Margaret Hanson, chef, teacher and owner of Teach to Taste, which is based in the Keweenaw. To view the latest episode, learn more about the series, download the recipes cards,  and see all of the published videos, …… Read More

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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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