Library seeks used books for sale
ISHPEMING — The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library are requesting donations of gently used books for its upcoming book sale, to be held in the middle of August.
Children’s books are always in demand as well as modern fiction and nonfiction. Textbooks and encyclopedias will not be accepted. Donors may drop off books whenever the library is open, which includes Tuesday through Saturday.
The sale will be Aug. 15-17.
On Aug. 15, the sale will begin at 5 p.m., with hardcovers selling for $1 and paperbacks for 50 cents. On Aug. 16, prices will remain the same, but on the morning of Aug. 17, all books will be half price, while there will be a bag sale in the afternoon, with books selling for $3 a bag.
‘Exploring Water’ workshop held
MUNISING — On Aug. 1, educators who work with students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend “Exploring Water,” an educators’ workshop at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Participants will visit a wetland in the park, learn about park-based research, and take a boat ride along the shore of Lake Superior. They will also try many hands-on activities associated with water and water quality monitoring which they, in turn, can use with their students. Lessons are correlated with the Michigan Science Education Standards.
Teachers participating in the workshop will receive the Healthy Water Healthy People Water Quality Educators Guide and the HWHP Field Monitoring Guide (a $35 value) upon completion of the day’s activities.
This workshop is free of charge. Land-based activities will run from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The boat ride aboard a vessel from Pictured Rocks Cruises, will run from 4-6:30 p.m. (a $38 value).
This workshop is conducted in partnership with Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the Great Lakes Research and Education Center, with support from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. It is open to both formal and non-formal educators including teachers, pre-service teachers, naturalists, scout and youth leaders, and anyone who routinely teaches youth in grades 6-12.
Pre-registration is required and registration is limited. To register, call 219-395-1987, or email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 28.
Lake Superior Day celebration
MARQUETTE — Lake Superior Day — the third Sunday in July — was started in Thunder Bay in the early 1990s to celebrate the body of water that dominates and defines our region.
The Marquette Maritime Museum is celebrating Lake Superior Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with fun and educational booths and activities for families to learn about conservation and Lake Superior.
Participants include the Maritime Museum, Superior Watershed Partnership and the Great Lakes Conservation Corps, The Nature Conservancy, Northern Michigan University’s Northern Climate Network, and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation’s Marquette Biological Station.
There will be fun activities for kids, information on sea lamprey, climate change, and conservation ideas, and a Lake Superior watershed model.
Call the museum at 906-226-2006 for more information or if your organization would like to participate. This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Marquette Community Foundation.
Shred day set for Wednesday
MARQUETTE — Encore Financial’s Community Shred Day is set for 1-5 p.m. Wednesday at 702 Chippewa Square, Marquette.
Encore Financial invites the residents of Marquette County to a free community shred day. All paper will be securely shredded onsite during this event by Country Mile Shredding. People are invited to bring old tax returns, health records or other sensitive documents to be shredded.
Not sure of what to shred or what to keep? Encore will be offering a free review of documents.
Note: staples are OK, but no metal objects or thick bindings. Limited one full box per person.