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Ontonagon, MI 49953


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Due to popular demand, POKEMON CLUB is coming to OTL this summer! Get together with other Pokemon trainers to learn the card game, challenge your friends, or show and tell your decks. Beginners welcome!


Every Tuesday in July and August immediately following Summer Reading Group i.e., around 3:00 PM. (Summer Reading Group and Pokemon Club will NOT MEET on August 2nd due to elections.)

If any local Pokemon enthusiasts would like to help out with one or more sessions of Pokemon club, please contact the library 884-4411/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Local daycare providers with kids interested in Summer Reading Group and/or Pokemon Club are encouraged to coordinate with parents and arrange transportation with OnTran @ 884-2006.

Category: Programs & Events

We'll be hosting an Alzheimer's Association workshop on Monday, June 6th at 6:00 PM. If you or someone you know is dealing with memory issues, please come down and hear about 10 signs that can aid in early detection. The program is free and open to all.

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Author Profiles are contributed by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library.


Here are some interesting facts about the author Louis L’Amour:


Louis Dearborn Lamoore was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, in 1908 and was the seventh child.


His father was, Dr. Louis Charles LaMoore, and was a large-animal veterinarian who arrived in the Dakota Territory in 1882.


As a child he and his family worked as cattle skinners, hay balers, miners, and lumberjacks all across the Southwest and West.


As an adult he worked as a mine assessor, professional boxer, and merchant seaman.


Over his lifetime he visited all the Western states along with England, Japan, and China. Borneo, the Dutch East Indies, Arabia, Egypt, and Panama.


He changed his name to Louis L’Amour when he decided to pursue a career as a writer, but the over the course of his career he used several pen names like Jim Mayo and Tex Burns.


He started his career getting short stories published in pulp magazines.


During WW II he served in the US Army as a Lieutenant with the 3622nd Quartermaster Truck Company.


Even though he is most famous for Westerns, L’Amour has written non-fiction, historical fiction, contemporary thrillers, and Science Fiction.

He has over 100 novels and 250 short stories published.


Several of his books have been made into films including Hondo, Crossfire Trail, and numerous movies based on his western Sackett series.

Category: Book Reviews

Please note that we will be closed on the following days in 2016...


  • Monday, May 30th (MEMORIAL DAY)
  • Monday, July 4th (INDEPENDENCE DAY)
  • Tuesday, August 2nd (ELECTIONS)
  • Saturday, September 3rd (LABOR DAY)
  • Monday, September 5th (LABOR DAY)


Summer computer hours will also be going into effect in June. This means 30 minutes per session on the public computers, no exceptions. (If there is nobody waiting, you may sign in for another 30 minute session.)

The May 2016 meeting of the Ontonagon Township Library Board will be pushed back one week to Monday the 16th. The meeting will be at the usual 4:00 time. Meetings are held in the meeting room on the first floor of the Township Memorial Building, and are open to the public under the Open Meetings Act.

Category: Library Board

Our Summer Reading Program for 2016 is just around the corner. There are three major components to the program--you can participate in any or all of them!

SUMMER READING GROUP (all summer long): Read books and do other fun activities to win a variety of cool prizes! Open to kids of all ages!


SUMMER SCIENCE DAY (Tuesday, June 28th @ 1:30): Fun science workshops. Additional details to be announced.


SUMMER STORY TIMES: Stories, snacks, and fun activities with special guests every week!




SUMMER READING SIGN-UP PARTY: Tuesday, June 21st @ 1:30


SUMMER SCIENCE DAY: Fun science workshops. Tuesday, June 28th @ 1:30


STORY TIME SESSIONS: Every Tuesday (7/5 through 8/16) at 1:30

PRIZES/WRAP-UP PARTY: Tuesday, August 23rd @ 1:30


Contact library staff with any questions or suggestions! 906-884-4411

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