In brief

Book discussion planned at PWPL

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the library to discuss “Northern Borders” by Howard Frank Mosher.

Haunting, pastoral images and odd, unforgettable characters pervade his spellbinding tale of rural northern Vermont in the late 1940s and 1950s. Through the memories of Austen Kittredge III, who lived on his grandparents’ farm in Lost Nation Hollow from age 6 to 18, Mosher fashions a moving tribute to the rugged lifestyle and strong individualistic values of an era that is vanishing even as young Austen discovers it.

From his hard-working, misanthropic grandfather, and his equally willful grandmother Abiah, Austen receives a unique education, filled with dramatic introductions to nature, history and the fascinating people (many of them family) that make up his “Kingdom.”

The public is welcome. For more information about the Peter White Library Book Group, please call 228-9953.

Holiday dinner for elders set

MARQUETTE — On Christmas Day, Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly will be hosting a holiday dinner with all the trimmings for elders 60 and up.

The dinner in Marquette will be at 2 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church. Seniors who have no family nearby and will be alone for the holiday are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, call 906-482-6944.

Little Brothers also will be preparing and delivering meals for homebound elderly who will be alone and cannot attend the holiday party.