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Family reading time set at PWPL

MARQUETTE — Fall means it is once again time for PRIME TIME Family Reading Time at the Peter White Public Library.

PRIME TIME & PRIME TIME Pre-School are family literacy programs focusing on reading, discussion, and storytelling. In particular, they foster critical thinking skills in children and adults. In partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities, and with support from local partners, the program is for non library users to help parents and children become enthusiastic readers, and encourage library users to read as a family at home. PRIME TIME bonds parents and children around the joy of reading, and helps reinforce the role of the family.

Featuring award-winning children’s literature, the program stimulates discussion about issues encountered in everyday life, such as fairness, courage, identity, and community.

PRIME TIME Family Reading Time runs for six weeks and is designed for families with children ages 6-10. New this year, PWPL is adding PRIME TIME Pre-School for ages 3-5.

Each session includes reading two books with a storyteller, followed by discussion led by the scholar meant to promote critical thinking and demonstrate for parents how to do the same at home. The Pre-School program is modeled after the Family sessions, incorporating story sharing and interactive play-based literacy centers.

PRIME TIME offers participants a nutritious lunch and opportunities to learn about library resources. There are door prizes, and this year families will get to keep each sessions’ books. All families will be offered library cards. The program is free to families in this service area, and transportation is available for those in need. PRIME TIME sessions will be held Saturday mornings from Oct. 7 through Nov. 11.

PWPL team members have been trained by the founders of the original PRIME TIME program through the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The PWPL team this year is: Jennifer Robinette – Scholar, Jessica “Red” Bays – Storyteller, Sarah Rehborg – Project Coordinator, Jeni Kilpela – Preschool Coordinator, and Amanda Peirce-Community Organizer Assistant. For more information about this family literacy program, and to register, visit www.pwpl.info or call the library at 226-4323.

‘Jackie’ screening Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to enjoy a bring your own dinner movie event at 6 p.m. Thursday for a screening of the 2016 film “Jackie” in the library’s community room.

Focusing on the week following John F. Kennedy’s assassination, this film shows how First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy deals with her own grief and trauma as she attempts to comfort her children and defend her husband’s legacy. Natalie Portman won numerous awards for her portrayal of Jackie including one from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

MARSP deadline is Friday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at the Landmark Inn at noon Tuesday, Oct. 10.

A special presentation by Jackie Winkowski will inform members of “The Magic of Dogsledding.” She and her husband, Jim, own the Snowy Plains Kennel in Gwinn and provide dog sled rides. Jackie has also authored books about her passion with the dogs.

Call for luncheon reservations to 486-8096 or 226-3388 by Friday, Oct. 6.

‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ to screen

MARQUETTE — At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the Peter White Public Library will show the 2017 film “The Zookeeper’s Wife” in the library’s community room as part of its Matinee Movie series.

Bring lunch and enjoy the movie in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all.

Set in Warsaw in 1939, this film is based on the true story of zookeepers Antonia and Jan Zabinski. When the zoo is shut down and the animals removed during the German invasion of Poland, the Zabinskis decided to use it as a shelter for Polish Jews fleeing the Nazis. Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh and Daniel Bruhl, this historical drama is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours 7 minutes.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Free concert is on Friday

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University music department will host a free concert featuring horn player Gary Reeves and pianist Nancy Redfern at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Reynolds Recital Hall.

The concert is part of the department’s Guest Artist Series.

Reeves and Redfern will include selections from composers Charles Dibley, David Uber, and Halsey Stevens. They will close the concert with Howard Carmichael’s “Stardust.”

CineArts series continues Friday

MARQUETTE — CineArts Films, a series devoted to foreign and independent films, presents “Quebekoisie” at 6 p.m. Friday in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room.

This is a BYO Dinner Event.

Directors Melanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins examine the relationship between Quebec’s aboriginal and non-aboriginal residents by taking a bike tour along Quebec’s north shore.

Along the way they come in contact with numerous people including an Innu man searching for his Normandy ancestors and the sister of Corporal Marcel Lemay who was killed during the 1990 Oka crisis.

This 2014 documentary is in French with English subtitles and runs 1 hour 10 minutes.

Dan Truckey, director/curator of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will introduce area events for French Canadian Heritage Week. “Quebekoisie” will be introduced by Associate Professor Grace Chaillier, Center for Native American Studies, Northern Michigan University.

There is no admission charge to attend this event sponsored by the Beaumier UP Heritage Center and the Friends of the Peter White Public Library.

For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4309.