‘Capernaum’ screened Monday
MARQUETTE — Foreign Flicks, a program dedicated to contemporary films from around the world, presents the 2018 drama “Capernaum” at 6 p.m. Monday in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room.
This is a BYO dinner event.
Twelve-year-old Zain is serving time for a violent crime. While in prison, he sues his parents for the “crime of giving him life.” This Lebanese film directed by Nadine Labaki (in Arabic with English subtitles) is rated R and runs for 126 minutes.
Nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film, “Capernaum” received 32 awards including best film (audience award) at the Norwegian International Film Festival, best screenplay at the Stockholm Film Festival, and the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
There is no admission fee to attend this event sponsored by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Tutors sought at Negaunee library
NEGAUNEE — As part of Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library Association and the Public Library Association and sponsored by Grow with Google, the Negaunee Public Library is seeking computer tutors to assist job seekers.
The library will hold a training session for tutors from 4:30-8 p.m. Monday. High school and university students are welcome to attend this session, free of charge. RSVP is required.
Food will be provided. Comfort with computers is required.
This is a great opportunity to gain community service hours and build resumes.
To sign up contact the Negaunee Public Library by stopping in, emailing email@example.com, or calling 906-475-7700 ext. 18.
NARFE set to meet Wednesday
MARQUETTE — Members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1900 will hear a presentation about hospice care at their next regular meeting at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Roxanne Filizetti, RN, CNRN, Clinical Director of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice, will present the program.
NARFE will meet in Room B of the Marquette Senior Center, on the lower level of City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette. Members may enter from Spring Street, behind City Hall. Spring Street is one-way from east to west.
NARFE Chapter 1900 was chartered in 1983 and includes members from the Marquette, Escanaba, Rapid River, Ontonagon, Houghton and Hancock areas. For more information please call 906-475-0362.
Mental illness, stigma discussed
MARQUETTE — The importance of openly discussing mental illness and overcoming its associated stigma will be the focus of a presentation at Northern Michigan University on Thursday.
English Professor Kia Jane Richmond, author of “Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles Through Fictional Characters,” will lead the discussion at 7 p.m. in Jamrich 1100.
The event is free and open to the public.
Richmond will address how the stigma of mental illness can prevent people from discussing and seeking help for conditions such as depression, anxiety and suicide. Her book explores how mental illness is portrayed in 21st century young adult fiction and how selected works can help teachers, librarians and mental health professionals to more effectively address the needs of students combating mental illness.
NMU’s School of Education, Leadership and Public Service is sponsoring this event.
Dates set for fall book sale
MARQUETTE — Dates have been announced for the Friends of the Peter White Public Library Fall 2019 Book Sale.
The sale will be in the Library’s Community Room from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. This is the presale and there is a $5 admission charge.
The sale continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, with regular prices all day.
Then on Sept. 28 the sale will continue from 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. with half prices. Then the bag sale will be from 2-5 p.m. at $4 per bag.
For more info, contact Heather Steltenpohl at 906-228-7434.