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311. N. Steel St.

Ontonagon, MI 49953


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Ontonagon Township Library Summer Reading 2019 Events Schedule:

Tue. June 25th - 1:30 - Summer Reading sign-up/launch party. (If you miss the launch party, you can sign up for Summer Reading during normal library service hours any time after June 24th.

Wed. June 26th - 2:00 - LEGO Planet Building Derby. Design an alien landscape or cool spaceship using LEGO bricks. Participants will have the opportunity to win a prize and share their creations on the library’s Facebook page.

Tue. July 2nd - 1:30 - Summer Story Hour: SETI, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Learn what scientists and volunteers are doing around the globe to search for signs of life among the stars.

Tue. July 9th - 1:30 - Summer Story Hour: geology and rock collecting. Learn how to tell the difference between the treasured Lake Superior Agate and other local minerals.

Mon. July 15th - 2:00 - Sonic Space Jam (ages 8 to 18). Join local musicians and other participants to play with electronic instruments and audio effects and create spacey soundscapes. No musical ability required.

Tue. July 16th - 1:30 - Summer Story Hour, special guest TBA.

Tue. July 23rd - 1:30 - Summer Story Hour: StarLab. Visit a mobile planetarium and explore the night sky.

Wed. July 24th - 2:00 - Robo-War Game Coding Mini-Workshop (ages 8 to 18). Explore computer coding basics and test what you learn in a simulated robot battle. (Partially supported by grant funding from the Library Services and Technology Act.)

Tue. July 30th - 1:30 - Summer Story Hour with special guest TBA.

Tue. Aug. 6th - 1:30 - Summer Story Hour: Northwoods Wildlife Center. Live birds of prey.

Wed. Aug. 7th - 2:00 - Astronaut Keepsake jewelry-making workshop. Make a bracelet, keychain, or necklace in any style using a large assortment of beads and a custom-imprinted washer that you design and stamp yourself.

Tue. Aug. 13th - 1:30 - Summer Story Hour: SONCO ambulance. Tour a real ambulance and learn all about the life-saving work done there.

Tue. Aug. 20th - 1:30 - Astronaut Awards Wrap-Up Party. See how many minutes we read this summer and witness the grand prize drawings for our top readers. Everyone who participated in Summer Reading will go home with at least one prize!

Category: Programs & Events

Following the success of last year’s well-attended “Nordic Noir” event, the Ontonagon Township Library’s 2019 fundraiser will be held on Friday, June 14 at 7:00 P.M. The title of this year’s program is “If These Trees Could Talk: War and Revolution on the Finnish-Russian Border, 1917”. (The title is adapted from a Swedish poem about the war.)

Scholar Marlene Broemer (PhD, University of Helsinki) will take us to the battlegrounds of the Finnish Revolution, a crucial piece of the 1917 puzzle which is sometimes overlooked by historians amid the general turmoil of World War I and its aftermath. What was the conflict? What were the stakes? How did it fit into the larger pattern of revolutionary wars around the globe that year? And what was the war like for Finns on the front lines?

Join us for a night of discussion, light refreshments, and door prizes to find out the answers to these questions and more! The event will be held upstairs in the OTPA Chandelier Room, and a donation of $5 to $10 is suggested. The proceeds from this year's fundraiser will be used to replace chairs for the library's public computing hub.

Ready for an even deeper dive into Finnish culture? The Ontonagon Township Library’s popular “Four Week Finn” class is also returning on Wednesday, June 12. Marlene Broemer will once again explore Finnish language and culture in four fun, one-hour sessions. Returning students will see brand new content, and newcomers are always welcome! The cost of the class is $20 per student, which covers all four sessions, and is payable to the instructor at the first class session on Wednesday, June 12 at 2:00 PM. Additional sessions will follow on a weekly basis through Wednesday, July 10 (there will NOT be class on July 3 due to the Independence Day holiday.) Space is limited and sign-ups have already begun, so register today by visiting the library or calling 906-884-4411.

Category: Programs & Events

There will be another session of Four Week Finn with Marlene Broemer for Summer 2018!


The first class session will be July 11th at 2:00 P.M., and classes will be held each consecutive Wednesday for the next three weeks.


$20 is due to the instructor at the first class session. Space is limited, so sign up today by calling the library at 884-4411 or messaging us through Facebook or e-mail.

Category: Programs & Events

Pay no attention to the ten-foot snow drifts blocking our windows... we promise spring is just around the corner, and it's bringing some great library programs with it!


SAT., MAR. 23 - 11 to Noon - Meet and Greet w/ 110th District State Representative Greg Markkanen.
To be held in the first-floor meeting room.

MON., APR. 8 - 5:30 P.M. - New 4 Week Finn class begins!

$20 payable at first session; sign up in the library or by calling 884-4411. Additional sessions to be held 4/15, 4/22, and 4/29.


WED., APR. 10 - 5:00 P.M. - Creative Writing/Poetry workshop with Troy Graham

Reccomended for middle school and up. FREE!


WED., APR 10 - 6:00 P.M. - FREE acoustic concert

Featuring Troy Graham and The Saucy Rovers

Category: Programs & Events

The full schedule for 2018 Summer Programming has been released!


The Summer Reading Kick-Off Party will be on Tuesday, June 19th, at 1:30 and the fun doesn't end until the wrap-up party on August 14th. Some of the fun coming at you in 2018 includes hands-on musical activities, STEM building challenges, a slime workshop, and live birds! With so many great activities, awards, and surprises this year, be sure to download our printable schedule and keep a copy on hand!


(And for adults and teens, don't miss our fundraiser on June 20th, and a new session of Four Week Finn starting in July!)


Category: Programs & Events

A new book club based on our successful Nordic Noir fundraiser will launch on 7/25!


Sun Storm by Asa Larsson


Hello Library Friends and Neighbors.
On June 20th we had a wonderful presentation by Marlene Broemer PhD,on the Nordic Noir mystery genre from the Nordic countries. After the lecture, a few of us agreed that a book club would be fun. Later in the week, I spoke to a few neighbors who were unable to attend the lecture but expressed an interest in attending a discussion on mystery books.
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