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Ontonagon, MI 49953


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HANCOCK, MI - The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Re-granting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The CCCAC facilitates funding opportunities for arts projects in the six counties of the Western Upper Peninsula; Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon.


Minigrants for Arts Projects provide up to $4,000 for locally developed, high quality arts projects, which provide special opportunities to address local arts needs and increase public access to the arts. Minigrants support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects, which preserve, produce or present traditional and contemporary arts.


Minigrant dollars, matched 1:1 in cash/in-kind can be used for many types of arts activities such as exhibits, readings, performances, workshops, broadcasts, consultancies, commissions, festivals, art restorations, pow wows, conferences, seminars, video and film productions and screenings, publications, and arts activities for students.


Nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities from the six counties may apply. A panel comprised of knowledgeable individuals from each of the six counties evaluates all funding proposals. The review criterion includes artistic merit, sound planning and management, as well as community service. Geographic distribution, underserved populations, cultural diversity, and a variety of arts disciplines are considered when determining awards.


Professional and Organizational Development grants make funding available for training courses, consultants, conference fees and related travel. Organizations or individual artists may apply for up to $1500. A 25% cash/in-kind match is required. Organizations may apply for both grant opportunities.


The deadline is 11:59pm on January 15, 2018 for projects taking place March 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018. All applications must be submitted online using the e-grant system ( Application guidelines are available on line at (click on MCACA Grants in left hand column and scroll down to Minigrant Program).


A grant information workshop will be offered free and open to the public at Ontonagon Township Library on Wednesday, October 18 at 1 pm. The Ontonagon Township Library is located at 311 N. Steel Street in Ontonagon, MI. Individual assistance is also available. For more information or to make an appointment contact Cynthia Coté, Regranting Coordinator at (906) 482-2333 or e-mail.

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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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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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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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