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Calumet Public Library Reopens

The Calumet Public Library is now reopen after its scheduled annual closure for maintenance.

The Friends of the Calumet Public Library are also ready to get back to work with their next monthly meeting this evening at the library at 5:30pm.

The public is encouraged to come out and lend their voice to what path the Friends will take over the next few months.

The next program is this Wednesday night when author Richard Lassin presents his book Red Jacket along with a discussion.

2019 Calendar Dates:

  • Tuesday 8/13 – monthly meeting of the Friends of the Calumet Public Library
  • Wednesday, 8/14 – Red Jacket, by Richard Lassin, author talk and book signing (flyer attached)
  • Wednesday, 8/21 – Horticulture Series: Horticultural Mysteries in Calumet, by Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee, Amalia Anderson (flyer attached)
  • Wednesday, 9/4 Red Jacket Readers book club discussion of Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York, by Bonnie Yochelson
  • Wednesday, 9/18 “Professional Hockey Really DID Start in the Copper Country,” presentation and book signing by author, William J. Sproule
  • Wednesday, 9/25 “Creating Real and Fantasy Worlds,” by author Deborah K. Frontiera
  • Wednesday, 11/6 Red Jacket Readers book club discussion of Ordinary Heroes: Six Stars in the Window, by Dan Oja
  • Wednesday, 1/15/20 Red Jacket Readers book club discussion of Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age, by Mary Pipher

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Wednesday, July 17th

Horticulture Series: “Invasive Plants in Calumet,” by Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee, Amalia Anderson
6:30 pm
Open to the public
Calumet Public Library

On July 17th at the Calumet Public Library, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee Amalia Anderson will talk about the challenges and joys of gardening in Calumet.  In her words, “I’ve been gardening in the Calumet area for four years.  During this time, I’ve made lots of mistakes and have learned a lot.  The challenges have run the gamut, from old plants to new pests.  Invasive plants can be found in many places, even in Calumet.  In this lecture we’ll discuss what invasive plants are, why they are important to know about, some of the invasive plants that can be found in the Calumet area, and what you can do about them.”

Join other gardeners, new and experienced, to discuss the challenges and lessons learned in gardening locally; find solutions to nagging problems and pose questions stemming from your own experiences.  This is the second in a three-part Horticulture Series to be held on the third Wednesday of June, July, and August at the Calumet Public Library.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library.
For more information, visit the library or call 337-0311 ext. 1107
(In case of bad weather, when school is cancelled, all library programs are cancelled.)

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August Meeting – Friends of the Calumet Public Library
Tuesday, August 13th  
5:30 pm
Open to the public
Calumet Public Library 


Are you looking for a way to become involved in your community?  How about joining the Friends of the Calumet Public Library?  There are many ways to lend a hand at the library:  programming ideas, volunteer opportunities, the Red Jacket Readers book club, and more!  Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the library’s community room – mark your calendar!  This is an open meeting, and we welcome new members and fresh ideas.  Come find out what’s ahead at YOUR library – the Calumet Public Library.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library.
For more information, visit the library or call 337-0311 ext. 1107
(In case of bad weather, when school is cancelled, all library programs are cancelled.)

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Wednesday, August 14th

Red Jacket, author talk and book signing by Richard Lassin
6:30 pm
Open to the public
Calumet Public Library


Richard Lassin, former UP resident, is the author of Red Jacket, a mixed-genre novel focusing on the Italian Hall Tragedy. Lassin will discuss the effects of the 1913 strike and read portions of his book at the Calumet Public Library on August 14th.  Books will be available for sale and the proceeds will go to support efforts of the Friends of the Calumet Public Library.

“After the loss of her daughter and a broken relationship, Evangeline Attwood escapes from her life as a middle-school teacher and takes refuge at her brother’s cabin in northern Michigan. But instead of finding a quiet haven for reflection, she is inexplicably drawn to a museum in Calumet. Taped to a set of plain wood doors is a sheet of white paper with the names of the people who died in an event known as the Italian Hall Tragedy. As Evangeline peruses the list, a pair of names strike a chord deep within, wondering if she was there in another lifetime.” Goodreads blurb for Red Jacket, by Richard Lassin.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library.
For more information, visit the library or call 337-0311 ext. 1107
(In case of bad weather, when school is cancelled, all library programs are cancelled.)

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Wednesday, September 18th  

Professional Hockey Really DID Start in the Copper Country, presentation and book signing by author, William J. Sproule

6:30 – 8:00 pm
Calumet Public Library

Open to the public

Refreshments will be served

The Copper Country has a long roster of hockey facts, but were you aware that the first professional league was the International Hockey League, created in 1904? Attracting the best players of the era and lasting three seasons, the league originated with five teams including Calumet, Houghton, Sault Michigan, Sault Canada, and Pittsburgh.  Led by Hod Stuart, the Calumet team played at the Palestra in Laurium and won the championship in the first year.  Learn more about professional hockey in the Copper Country from Bill Sproule, Michigan Tech professor and hockey historian, as he traces the development of early hockey, the Stanley Cup, and how it came to be that professional hockey started in the Copper Country.

Dr. Sproule is the author of the recently published book, Houghton: The Birthplace of Professional Hockey.  Copies of this book will be available for sale and the proceeds will go to support projects at the Calumet Public Library.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library.
For more information, visit the library or call 337-0311 ext. 1107
(In case of bad weather, when school is cancelled, all library programs are cancelled.)

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SUMMER HOURS

Monday 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm
Friday 10:00am-4:00pm

The library is closed on weekends.

Public computers will be shut down 1/2 hour before closing.

The library will be closed when school is closed due to weather.

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