LIBRARY NEWS

The Peter White Public Library is excited to announce that Tiffany Tilley, Secretary of the State Board of Education will make the opening remarks at Community Conversations, funded by Meredith and Robert Kulisheck, on October 4, 2022 at 12:00 pm in the Community Room.

The program will also include remarks from Dr. Joe Lubig, an Associate Dean at Northern Michigan University, followed by a presentation on school bullying abuse prevention by bullying expert, Dr. Amanda Nickerson, Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention University at Buffalo.

A Q & A with Dr. Nickerson will follow the presentation.

This event is for educators and students going into education, and is by invitation. Educators are encouraged to reach out to Marty Achatz at machatz@pwpl.info to RSVP for the event.

Dr. Nickerson will present on school bullying abuse prevention at 7:00 pm on October 4, 2022 in the Community Room. That presentation is open to the public.

For more information, go to pwpl.info/events.

Edit: This article said Tiffany Tilley was the President of the State Board of Education. It has been updated to reflect her position as Secretary.

The regularly scheduled Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting will take place Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm. The meeting will be in the Shiras Room. It is open to all.

This meeting is available remotely via zoom.

Peter White Public Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Peter White Public Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PWPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Time: Sep 27, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 811 3608 5434
Passcode: 261825

The Peter White Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week with an art exhibit, a banned books reading and banned and challenged book bingo.

The Banned Books Week Art Exhibit can be viewed in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery Monday, September 19 – Saturday, September 24, 2022.

This pop-up exhibition showcases the history of banned and challenged books in the US. Share your thoughts on how some of these titles impacted your life. No admission charge.

Prominent community members will share passages from challenged books that help shape and reflect the world in which we live during Books Unite Us Reading, on Wednesday September 21, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery.

For the the month of September, stop by and grab a Challenged /Banned Books Bingo Card from any service desk. Read three in a row, then return it to the library (any service desk) for a chance to win  Snowbound Books Gift card.  Printable PDF of Bingo cards here.

 

Weiss Financial Ratings are now available online with your PWPL card. Note: You must go through the PWPL website to get in at no charge. (See link below)

Library account holders can use this online database to get powerful new tools to protect personal  finances, invest wisely, grow  personal wealth, and learn more about personal  finances.

Click here to go to the  Elibrary page.    and scroll to the bottom for the Weiss logo.

In October, Peter White Public Library will be launching a new quarterly series entitled Community Conversations.  Supported by a fund from Bob and Meredith Kulisheck, the series seeks to foster meaningful discussions regarding local, state, national, and international topics that affect our community.

“Thanks to the generosity of the Kulishecks, PWPL has an incredible opportunity here,” Marty Achatz, Adult Programming Coordinator for the library, says.  “We can provide a platform for truly constructive dialogues about topics that may divide us, hopefully building bridges of empathy and understanding.”

The first topic Community Conversations will address is school bullying.  “Since the school year is just beginning, we thought it would be a perfect time to talk about this issue,” Achatz states.

To facilitate this inaugural conversation, on October 4, 2022, Dr. Amanda Nickerson will be meeting with local school officials during the day and delivering a community keynote address in the evening.  The evening event will also be livestreamed.

Dr. Nickerson has served for 11 years as the Director of the University at Buffalo’s Dr. Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence.  Her work focuses on school safety and building up the social-emotional strengths of youth, emphasizing bullying and other forms of violence and victimization.  Dr. Nickerson has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, authored five books, and conducted over 300 presentations on this subject.  In addition, she is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, and fellow of the American Psychological Association.

“I am so grateful for the involvement of Dr. Nickerson in this conversation,” says Achatz.  “She has been one of the leading experts on the subject of bullying abuse for over a decade.  Her insights will be invaluable.”

Achatz says that future topics for Community Conversations are already being discussed.  “I see this series as something tied very closely to what is going on in our world right now.  The Kulishecks have given us the gift of being able to learn together and talk with each other.  That’s what community is all about.”

 

The regularly scheduled Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting will take place Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm. The meeting will be in the Shiras Room. It is open to all.

This meeting is available remotely via zoom.

Peter White Public Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PWPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Time: Aug 9, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89771186785?pwd=M3BIb1ZENXMyUmNkdENYTklSWVh4UT09

Meeting ID: 897 7118 6785
Passcode: 526838

The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the Shiras Room for a budget work session.

The public is welcome to attend in person.

PWPL’s Library of Things Collection continues to grow, with knitting looms, yard games, binoculars and a web cam now available for checkout.

In most cases, a Thing may be borrowed for 2 week intervals and renewed up to 2 times unless
another borrower is waiting.

Items in the Library of Things include: polaroid cameras, laser line, Blu-Ray player, cake pans, solar light, knitting looms, yard games, binoculars, web camera, telescopes, ukuleles, Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor, Car engine ODB meter, and yoga supplies.

Peter White Public Library invites you to complete this survey so we can learn more about your experiences with our services, programs, staff, and facilities.  The library is engaged in a strategic planning process and your responses will help inform our future plans. Even if you do not have a library card or have not visited the library recently, your responses are important for future planning purposes.

All responses are strictly confidential and no information will be shared that identifies respondents.

If you have any questions about this survey or would like assistance in responding, please contact Andrea Ingmire, Library Director, at aing@pwpl.info or 906-226-4303.

This survey should take you about 10 minutes to complete (but feel free to take as much time as you need).

Click here to take the Community Survey.