News & Updates

CRICUT demo and training session
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Join a group of Cricut crafting enthusiasts on Saturday, February 29, from 10:00am – 1:00pm at Portage Lake District Library for demos and training on the library’s Cricut machine! Basic Cricut techniques. Cutting simple images and text. Using free and/or subscription Cricut images and text.  How to do vinyl applications to decorate hard surfaces. How to do iron-on transferring to decorate fabrics or fabric … read more CRICUT demo and training session

PLDL Board of Trustees
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The Library’s Board of Trustees hosts their monthly public meeting on Wednesday, February 26, from 7 – 8:00pm. Meetings are typically held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7pm at PLDL.

Post-Religion Support Group
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This group meeting on Tuesday, February 25, from 6 – 7:30pm is for formerly religious people to find solace in the company of others who’ve had similar experiences. Topics of discussion may include post-religion life, existential crises, changing family dynamics, and Religious Trauma Syndrome. Light refreshments will be served. Please email lwilde11@gmail.com with questions.

UP Energy Task Force Review
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On Saturday, Feb. 22, from 12:30 – 2:30pm, come to the Portage Lake District Library to learn about and discuss the work of the UP Energy Task Force. Task Force members will give an overview of UP energy system and an update on the first phase of the UP Energy Task Force on propane supply.

Copper Country Toastmasters
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Toastmasters, an international organization that gives people opportunities to improve their public speaking, communication, and leadership skills, will meet at PLDL on Monday, February 24, from 6:30 – 7:30pm . Each meeting features prepared speeches from members as well as chances to practice impromptu speaking.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Video Game Tournament
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Join us on Friday, February 21, from 5 – 7:00pm at the library for a video game tournament! To build a new video game collection, we will be holding a Super Smash Bros Ultimate Video Game Tournament. Kids ages 13 – 18 are invited to attend, and the winner will receive a prize! There is an entrance fee of a donation of … read more Super Smash Bros Ultimate Video Game Tournament

Snowplow Storytime for Pre-schoolers
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Snow way!! Join us Wednesday, February 19, and Thursday, February 20, from 10:15 – 11:45am for the chance to explore a snow plow with a special guest from the City of Houghton this week.

Movie Night: Joker
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We’ll be showing “Joker”, an original film, on Tuesday, February 18, from 6–8:00pm . Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. 2019 R – RestrictedUnder 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking … read more Movie Night: Joker

Keweenaw Garden Club: Native Plants
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Marcia Goodrich, President, Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter, will present on native plants that play well together on Monday, February 17, from 6 – 7:30pm . Native plants are wonderful for the environment, but they’re usually not as showy as the cultivars grown in most yards. However, they have their own unique beauty, especially when thoughtfully planted with other natives. The Keweenaw Garden … read more Keweenaw Garden Club: Native Plants