One of our favorite speakers, authors, filmmakers and storytellers will return on Thursday, Sept. 26, to present a musical tribute to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula called “Up in the U.P.” The program will be held at 6 p.m. in the community room and is free. 

Journey back to the days of timber hoisters, powder monkeys and muckmen, children bringing pasties to their dads for lunch, Saturday night saunas, ski jumping and more. Come early, no reservations.

The Weiss Library will take you back to the movies with Thursday Theater, which will resume at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 in the community room with the movie “Green Book,” a comedy/drama. An Italian/American bouncer becomes a driver for an African American classical pianist on a tour of venues in the 1960s American South. The title comes from a sort of travel guide that was used by African Americans as a way to avoid hostile situations in the segregated South. The movie received an Academy Award for Best Picture. 

As always, admission is free, and free popcorn is available. The movie series will go on hiatus in December for the holidays, but will continue in January. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Here is the schedule of upcoming movies:

Oct. 10: “A Dog’s Way Home”

Nov. 14: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

December: No movie

Jan. 9: “Instant Family”

Feb. 13: “A Star Is Born”

March 14: “The Hate You Give”

April 11: “RBG”

May 14: “On the Basis of Sex”

June, July, August: No movies

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. If you or a friend have not signed up for a card yet, now is the perfect time. If you are a library patron and refer a friend, both of you will earn entries into a raffle.

There is a special display being prepared in the adult reading area against the wall to the right as you look out the window. It has been donated to house a collection donated by a patron. The background shows an underwater seascape. I’ll have more on this later. 

Check it out!


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