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UPDATE: Gatherings and Face Mask Order

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The most recent Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services requires children aged 2 years and older to wear a face mask while in public libraries…. Read More

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New Episode of Biblio Bistro

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Our latest episode of Biblio Bistro airs on 4/26! The ninth episode of Biblio Bistro highlights a versatile and simple recipe; Minestrone Soup. Minestrone is a hearty soup loaded with fiber-rich vegetables and grains and contains more protein compared to other types of soup and is also gluten-free. To view the latest episode, learn more about the series, download the …… 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 Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf on Wednesday, May 5, at 5:00 PM. This is the story of a sensitive young man named Jacob Flanders. The life story, character and friends of Jacob are presented in a series for separate scenes and moments from his childhood, through college at …… Read More

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Justice 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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Smart Art Bites

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In this week’s episode of Smart Art Bites, let’s sing in Spanish with Lucia! Learn Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Spanish, and the difference in tone and timbre between saxophone and ewi, concluding with a performance from Lucia. You can find more information, including recommended reading lists for each episode, at pldl.org/smart-art-bites . Smart Art Bites is presented by the …… Read More

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Library Holiday Hours

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The library will close at 1pm on Friday, April 2. We will reopen at 10am on Saturday, April 3.

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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, March 24 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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Keweenaw Garden Club:Yard Erosion Remedies

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Does your yard flood during heavy rains? Do you have washouts and erosion in your yard? Learn what you can do in your yard and around your home to better manage your troubles!
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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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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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