Library to screen 'Robot & Frank'
MARQUETTE - In celebration of National Library Week, Peter White Public Library will present a screening of "Robot & Frank" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library's Community Room.
Set in the near future, Frank Weld, an aging dad and a retired jewel thief played by Frank Langella, is losing his memory and is saddled with a caretaker robot in his home- a gift from his exasperated children. At 70, Frank is uncomfortable with most technology. The robot's presence is, at first, annoying, and surreal. But, the robot quickly proves himself to be more than a machine or appliance and gradually succeeds at improving Frank's health and well-being. As Frank's health improves, so do his ambitions. The caretaker robot is programmed to find an activity to keep its elderly charge active and engaged. So the trouble begins.
The film was released in 2012 and runs for 89 minutes. Admission is free due to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
NARFE chapter to meet
MARQUETTE - Chapter 1900 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonanza Restaurant in Marquette. A representative from the Marquette City Community Services will speak on services and facilities available to members. Business meeting to follow.
For more information, call 249-1610 or 906 534-6297.
SERA chapter to meet
MARQUETTE - Lake Superior Chapter of State Employee Retirees Association will hold a quarterly meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquette Senior Center on Spring Street. Speakers will include a local elder law attorney, Blue Cross representative, and Lauri Schmidt, director of benefits for the Office of Retirement Services. All retirees of the State of Michigan are welcome.
Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For information, call Tony Grudnoski at 906-228-8670.
Sierra Club to meet at library
MARQUETTE - "Trekking in Patagonia" is the subject of the C.U.P. Chapter of the Sierra Club's meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room of Peter White Public Library. Kathy Davis will give a slide show on a Sierra Club trip she took in Patagonia last November.
For more information, call John Rebers at 906-250-0442.
Modern music lecture offered
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Symphony Orchestra and the Marquette Community Foundation will sponsor a free lecture on the Modern Music period featuring Maestro Jacob Chi at 5 p.m. Wednesday at L'attitude Cafe in Marquette. A cash bar will be available.
For more information, visit www.marquettesymphony.org or Marquette Symphony Orchestra on Facebook.