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Ontonagon, MI 49953


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A second session of the Ontonagon Township Library’s popular “Four Week Finn” class is planned for this fall. Instructor Marlene Broemer (PhD, University of Helsinki) will return to conduct four more one-hour sessions in the meeting room of the Township Building.


There are several “sophomore” students planning to return for this second session, but there will also be room for a few new students. These slots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis (with preference given to anyone who was on the waiting list for the first class.)


The class is open to anyone with an interest in Finnish language and culture, including beginners. The cost is $20 for all four sessions, payable directly to the instructor at the first class meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at 2:00 PM.


For more information, or to register, please contact the library at 884-4411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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We are no longer distributing eclipse glasses as of 8/16. You people have ripped through 950 pairs of them already. Monsters. Here are your options:

1. Pay $100 for 10 pairs on Amazon and probably end up with the weird imports that are not ISO certified and made out of asbestos and BPA.


2. Share. Seriously, there are 950 pairs out there. You might check with the Carp Lake Township Library or the Rousseau Bar, where some pairs were sent to serve the far reaches of our patronage, but I imagine they're both running low by now too.


3. Maybe just don't worry about it because it's probably going to rain anyway?




4. Come to the library the day of the eclipse, Monday, August 21st, where we will distribute our last 48 pairs of glasses on a first-come, first-served basis at precisely twelve o' clock noon, EST.



Click here to download our programming calendar for summer 2017 in convenient PDF format.


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Thanks again to all of our Summer Reading participants for another great year, and also to our sponsors and partners who make the program possible: Syl's Cafe, Cloverland Cinemas, The Ontonagon Herald, our local Knights of Columbus chapter, and Scholastic's Family and Community Engagement program.


Together, you read over 800 books this summer--that's estimated at over 1 and a half million words!




NEXT MONDAY, 8/21/17 is the ALL AMERICAN SOLAR ECLIPSE. We have limited supplies of eclipse glasses still available, but supplies are dwindling fast! When we are down to fifty pairs of glasses on hand, we will stop distributing them. The last fifty pairs of eclipse glasses will be held at the library until noon the day of the eclipse to be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone who wishes to gather at the library to watch the eclipse is welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair and meet on the lawn of the township building. Prime eclipse viewing in Ontonagon will be approximately 1 PM to 3 PM EST.

NEXT WEDNESDAY, 8/23/17 at 4:00 PM there will be a live demonstration by the M-64 AERO SQUADRON, a local group of model/RC aircraft enthusiasts. They are going to have some really impressive projects on hand to show you, and YES, STUFF IS GONNA FLY FOR REAL AND IT'S GONNA BE COOL. This is a free program, and no sign-up is required. Meet at the Village Rec. Center; the event will be held on the baseball field (or inside the rec center building, depending on the weather.)

And if you get jealous when the kids go back to school, we've got you covered! Our FOUR WEEK FINN class is coming back for another session starting September 13th. $20 for four classes. Spaces for new students are VERY LIMITED so get in touch with library staff if you're interested.



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The library will be CLOSED on Tuesday, May 2nd due to elections being held in the Township Building.
LEGO Club is CANCELLED for Monday, May 1st due to voting machine setup in the meeting room. The final meeting of LEGO Club will be held on Monday, May 8th as scheduled. Parents, if you'd like to send along a treat to share for our last session, please do so!
The May 2017 Library Board meeting will be held on Monday, May 8th, but will be pushed back to 5:00 PM to accommodate LEGO Club.

Summer Story Time was a great success in 2017, and we couldn't have done it without you! Head over to our Facebook page to check out some pictures from this year's sessions!


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