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posted 14 October 2014
Friends of the Van Pelt Library Annual Meeting Oct. 23

The Friends of the Van Pelt Library annual membership meeting will include a short business meeting and elections for the Friends of the Van Pelt Library. Come hear novelist Nancy Barr use examples from her own work and some classic mysteries to discuss how authors develop characters and plots. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library.

Barr is the author of Page One: Hit and Run, Page One: Vanished, and the last in the trilogy, Page One: Whiteout.  The series has received nationwide acclaim from publications such as “Library Journal”, the “Green Bay Press Gazette”, and the “Lansing State Journal.”

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

posted 9 April 2014
2015 Book Sale Dates Announced
The next Friends of the Van Pelt Library's Annual Book Sale has been scheduled for April 7-8 2015.  The main sale will be 8 April 2014 from 10 AM to 4:00 PM, with the Member-only Pre-Sale the evening before, 7 April 2015 from 5 to 7 PM.Stay tuned for more as the dates approach.

posted 13 February 2014
 Book Donations Sought
The Friends of the Van Pelt Library's Annual Book Sale is looking for book donations year round.  Click here for instructions.

posted 3Feb2014
Michigan Tech Archives Recognized as National Heritage Site
From Tech Today 3Feb2014; by Sarah Kelly, student editor)

Michigan Tech's Archives has been recognized as a Keweenaw National Historical Park Heritage Site. The Archives collection focuses on social, cultural and economic aspects of the Western Upper Peninsula and Michigan Tech.

Julie Blair, interim archivist and strategic initiatives librarian at Michigan Tech, says the designation will create more opportunities for Tech to collaborate with other participating heritage sites, such as the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, the Houghton County Historical Museum and the Calumet Theatre. She also hopes the Archives will see an increase in out-of-town visitors wanting to find out more about the area.

Read the full news story.

posted 06 April 2011
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posted 03 December 10
Note cards are available on the web:  These beautiful notecards are offerred by the Friends and display images of the Copper Country during its early mining days.  Only $12/set plus tax and shipping and handling.  Order some today!

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