News & Updates

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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Write Michigan Short Story Contest Returns

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Kent District Library, Hancock School Public Library, Schuler Books and three other libraries from across Michigan announce the tenth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, which drew almost 1,000 Michigan writers last year. … Read More

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Preschool Storytime

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Join us for a weekly Storytime with Ms Holly and Ms Catie on Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:15am, beginning 9/15! We’ll be meeting in the children’s area. There will be take and make craft bags to go.

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Summer Reading Program 2021 Participation

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The Summer Reading Program was a smashing success this year! We set a community reading goal of 500,000 minutes, and with the help of the Hancock School Public Library, we met the challenge! All readers who completed the 30 hour reading challenge received a free book and $5 of market bucks to spend at the Houghton farmers market. The outstanding …… Read More

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Farewell Party for Library Director Dillon Geshel

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Please join us at Portage Lake District Library, to say “Goodbye and Best Wishes” to our Director, Dillon Geshel. Dillon is the new Director of Superiorland Library Cooperative of Marquette. The cooperative provides technology support, advocacy, resource sharing, and much more, to thirty five member libraries in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Michigan. Portage Lake District Library will serve …… Read More

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PLDL Board of Trustees Special Meeting

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The PLDL Board of trustees will host a special meeting on Wednesday, September 1 at 6pm. The meeting will be hosted in the library’s Community Room. All are welcome to attend. Please find the meeting agenda… Read More

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LIBRARY BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION

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Please join us for a book discussion of The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson on Wednesday, September 1, at 5PM. Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly- fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a …… Read More

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Hancock Library Media Lab now Available to All

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“We are excited to be able to provide these media tools for both students and public patrons,” said Boni Ashburn, library manager. “From a do-it-yourself opportunity to digitally convert, preserve and share memories, to the fast-evolving fields of video creation, podcasting and 3D-printing, we cover a lot of bases within the one room. We can’t wait to see how people use it!”… Read More

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