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The Ontonagon Township Library will be hosting an acoustic concert this Friday, August 7th, at 7:00 in the evening. The concert is one of the final events in the library's exciting summer 2015 programming lineup, and represents their ongoing efforts to offer a wider variety of programs and events to the community.


The show will be a low-volume, family-friendly format, and a limited number of shakers and other percussion instruments will be available for younger audience members who want to join in on the fun.


Musical acts scheduled for Friday's show include Neverlund and the Saucy Rovers, both of Ontonagon. 

Neverlund, the Lund family band, describe themselves as "a young sibling group in our teens and twenties... we hardly ever agree on what to play, therefore you can always count on hearing something you recognize as we cater to each other’s musical tastes." They cover a wide range of styles including rock, pop, bluegrass, folk, and maybe even some country!


The Saucy Rovers, meanwhile, are alternately described as “interpretive Irish folk", "pirate revivalist”, or "musical anachronism". And if you have no idea what that's supposed to mean, Friday night is the perfect time to find out! (Expect a lot of fake Irish accents and songs that will transport you to a filthy tavern in pre-20th century Port Royal--how magical!)


Admission to the concert is free, but there will be a tip jar available for anybody who enjoys putting money in tip jars. Any proceeds will be split between the performers and the library's general donation fund.

 The Saucy Rovers, roving saucily at the Algomah Acres Honey House.


Category: Programs & Events

Our first of two 2015 Rock and Mineral Swaps will be on Friday 7/24 to coincide with the OAHS All-Class Reunion weekend!


The event is free and open to the public. Anybody with an interest in agates, copper, mineral collecting, jewelry-making, or local mining history is encouraged to check it out. If you'd like to bring a collection to show, please call the library at 884-4411 or message us via Facebook. The event will be held at the side parking lot of the Township Building, weather permitting.

Please show your support by "joining" the event on Facebook (where you can also find all the event details.) If you'd like to download a flyer for the event (Adobe .PDF format) just click here!

Category: Programs & Events

The Ontonagon Township Library is thrilled to announce that the Ann Arbor Hands-On Musem will be coming to town with a pair of fun workshops as part of our Summer Reading Program.


Super Science Day will be held in place of our weekly Summer Story Time at 1:30 on Tuesday, July 14th. The event is free and open to kids of all ages.

We will start things off with their Bubbles workshop, which will introduce kids to a variety of physics, chemistry, and measurement concepts.


After that—everyone remain calm while we tape off the crime scene! We will move on to a “CSI”-style Crime Lab workshop. Participants will have a chance to use real-world forensics techniques and examine evidence as they solve a mystery right here in the library!


The Bubbles workshop is geared towards a preschool to 3rd grade audience; the Crime Lab is appropriate for 4th graders through teens. If you only plan on attending the Crime Lab, please be at the library by 2:30. Each workshop will last 60 to 90 minutes.


To learn more about the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, visit For more information about summer programming at OTL, visit us at

Category: Programs & Events

The Ontonagon Township Library will be having our first-ever Patron Appreciation Day in the side parking lot on Friday, July 31st after the library closes at 5PM!

"Hey guys, I think the hot dogs are almost done!"
All friends and fans of the library are welcome to stop by for a free hot dog and chips. Library super-patron Arianna Siren will also be on-site with a lemonade stand (proceeds going to sick and injured sea turtles at The Turtle Hospital of Marathon, FL) and used books from our ongoing book sale will be given away for free as part of the event. WHAT MORE COULD YOU POSSIBLY ASK FOR?


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Author profiles contributed by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library


Robert Anthony Salvatore (pen name RA Salvatore) was born in January 1959 in Leominster, Massachusetts. He is the youngest of five children and a graduate of Leominster High School. After graduating he went to Fitchburg State College in MA where he planned on studying computer science. But, after receiving the book “Lord of the Rings” as a Christmas present his sophomore year he switched majors and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications/Media from Fitchburg in 1981. He went back the following year and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. Before taking up writing full-time in 1982, he worked as a bouncer and contributes his fierce and vividly described battle scenes to his time as a bouncer.

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Our Super Science Day with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum was super successful! Check out some photos below (just click on the picture for a larger image.)


A big thanks goes out to Andrea from AAHOM, and also to our friends at the Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts for letting us hold the workshops in their fancy Chandelier Room! It was a perfect setting for the "Crime Lab" mystery that the older kids solved!

Did you enjoy our Super Science Day? Would you like to see more science workshops next summer? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page!