We know your summer is busy, but Peter White Public Library’s July events are worth keeping an eye on. As we venture into more in-person programming, there is still plenty to do for those unable to or not ready to meet live. Music, poetry, science, and politics are just a few of the highlights on our schedule this July. Pencil in these events on your calendar or check out our Events Calendar for more details!

What’s Happening This Month

Here’s a list of the adult programming for the month of July. There’s still lots to do for kids and teens, so check out their Youth Services page for more details.

Concert on the Steps: The Jana Nyberg Group

To kick off Peter White Public Library’s Month of Music, join The Jana Nyberg Group on the steps of the library for a concert that showcases the unique jazz/pop talents of vocalist/flautist Jana Nyberg, who has released 4 full-length albums and appeared on season 10 of American Idol. Jana will be accompanied by Adam Meckler (trumpet), Luke Arquette (guitar) and Tim Havens (bass). Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 7 p.m. NOTE: Attendees are expected to bring their own chairs.

Women in Science

In this monthly series at Peter White Public Library, women who are leaders in their scientific disciplines will discuss their backgrounds, interests, and current projects. You don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy this program! Thursday, July 8, 2021, 7 p.m. via Zoom

Pyre Publishing Poetry Open Mic

Peter White Public Library hosts a Poetry Open Mic in conjunction with Pyre Publishing on the Front Street steps of the library. Bring something to read and get your poet on! Open to all levels of readers and writers. Monday, July 12, 2021. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Authors Reading Virtually: John Gubbins

Peter White Public Library hosts celebrated novelist/nonfiction writer John Gubbins for a reading from his newly released non-fiction book, Authentic Wilderness, named this year’s recipient of the Sport Books category from the IndieReader Discovery Awards. In soaring lyrical prose and narrative, the book recounts Gubbins’ four turbulent months fishing and camping in Alaska. Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Concert on the Steps: Dylan McKenzie-Trost

Peter White Public Library’s Month of Music continues with a live concert by singer/songwriter/musician Dylan McKenzie Trost. Stop by the Front Street steps for an evening of strings and strums and songs from one of the area’s most popular performers. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 7 p.m.

Concert on the Steps: Chris Valenti

For this last concert in Peter White Public Library’s Month of Music, singer/songwriter/musician Chris Valenti will perform an hour-long concert on the Front Street steps. Chris will have your toes tapping and hands clapping with his blend of rock-n-roll standards and original songs. Monday, July 26, 2021, 7 p.m.

Great Decisions

Join Peter White Public Library for our exciting discussion group. “Great Decisions” is America’s largest and oldest foreign policy discussion group. July 27 at 6:00 pm via zoom. Feel free to call (906) 226-4311 or email refedsk@pwpl.info

This program is funded by the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Joy of Yoga

A monthly Zoom evening of gentle meditative yoga for everyone led by Helen Haskell-Remien, owner of The Joy Center in Ishpeming and certified yoga instructor. Helen brings her 20 years of yoga experience to Peter White Public Library, allowing participants to find their own deep centers, clearing their minds, and freeing their spirits. Wednesday, July 28, 2021. 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Keep Your Reading Logs

Summer reading continues for both kids and adults. Trust us, it’s worth your time for the free prizes alone. But keeping track of your reading could also serve as a great memento of this summer.

What’s Happening in July @PWPL

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