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The Ontonagon Township Library will hold a “Spring Splash” party on Wednesday, April 5th (the week of spring break for OAS students.) The party is free for all kids. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend.


Attendees will have a chance to win a prize in our “Titanic Engineering Challenge” by building a boat using a limited supply of household materials. After the craft has been designed and built, we’ll check if it can beat the waves in our cutting-edge Maritime Turbulence Simulation Rendering Unit, which may or may not be a plastic tub filled with tap water.


Other activities include a Wii Sports wakeboarding tournament. Do you have what it takes to shred the virtual waves and take home the title of “Sickest Moves on the Seven Seas”? There’s, like, only one way to find out, man.


There will also be food and drinks, including a chocolate fountain!


Spring Splash will take place Wednesday, April 5th from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. We ask that attendees RSVP (in person, phone, Facebook, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) so that we can determine how much food we will need.


If you would like to donate food, prizes, or your time, please inquire with library staff (884-4411.)

Category: Programs & Events



Starting Monday, March 20th, 2017, Carp Lake Township Library patrons can use their memberships to check out items here at Ontonagon Township Library...


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Ontonagon Township Library patrons can use their memberships to check out items at Carp Lake Township Library (located at the Mineral River Plaza in White Pine)!

This innovative collection sharing initiative facilitates the immediate, in-person use of interlibrary loan priveleges, adding value and convenience to memberships at both libraries. All told, the collection sharing program gives residents of Ontonagon, Carp Lake, Bohemia, Greenland, and Rockland townships direct access to over 40,000 print materials and nearly 2,000 video units.

A picture of you, literally buried in books because of your unprecedented access to library materials throughout northern Ontonagon County!

A modest but attentive crowd gathered at the Ontonagon Township Library on the first weekend of October for our third annual Rock and Mineral Event.


This year's event featured a talk by author-historian Daniel Fountain. His recent book, Michigan Gold and Silver, is a favorite among local geology and history enthusiasts.


After Fountain's presentation, which combined the author's own impressive research with period photographs and documents, local collecters were able to check out one another's collections.


Have suggestions for programs you'd like to see at the library? Want to lead a class or give a presentation? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send a Facebook message with your idea!


Daniel Fountain, author Michigan Gold & Silver

Category: Programs & Events

LEGO Club is back for 2017! We will be doing building challenges, free-play, and all sorts of cool stuff. LEGOs are provided, and the club is free for all 4-H members.


We will meet the following Mondays, after school until 5:00 PM


  • March 20th
  • March 27th
  • April 10th
  • April 24th
  • May 1st
  • May 8th


Please contact 4-H Program Coordinator Paula Maloney to sign up (884-4386). Transportation from the school to the library can be arranged with OnTran (884-2006).

Category: Programs & Events

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

Author profiles contributed by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library

Here are some interesting facts about the author Philip Roth:

His full name is Philip Milton Roth.

He was born in Newark, NJ in 1933.

He is one of the most award winning US authors of his generation.

His family was Jewish and his parents were first-generation Americans.

He is an atheist.

Category: Book Reviews