• APRIL 4 - APRIL 21
  • Peter White Public LIbrary, Marquette
  • April 4, 2017 to
    April 21, 2017
  • Category: Miscellaneous

Event Details

  • April 4, 2017 to
    April 21, 2017
  • 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Free


  • Peter White Public LIbrary
  • 217 N Front St
  • Marquette, MI 49855
  • 906-226-4323
  • http://pwpl.info

Event Description

During the month of April, the Peter White Public Library is inviting patrons to “Embrace Diversity.” We will be running a number of events to highlight the ways that we are different. On Tuesday, April 4 at noon in the Shiras room, the Tasty Reads book club will discuss The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais. Indian food, inspired by the book, will be shared by the members. That evening at 6:30 pm in our community room, we will be showing the movie Life, Animated, a documentary about a boy and his family who overcome great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood. On Wednesday, April 5, at 7:00 pm in the Shiras room, a book discussion of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine will be held. Ms. Rankine’s book was chosen by Northern Michigan University as its Diversity Common Reader. All who would like to discuss issues of race, sex, and prejudice are invited to attend. On Friday, April 7, at 6:00 pm in the community room, CineArts will present the Russian film 12. In this loose remake of the 1957 American film, 12 Angry Men, twelve jurors, products of modern day Russia’s fragmented society, struggle to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager who has allegedly killed his Russian stepfather. On Tuesday, April 18, we will show the film Fences as both the Matinee Movie at 12:30 pm with an encore performance for the BYO Dinner Theater showing at 6:00 pm in the community room. Directed and starring Denzel Washington, this film addresses what happens to a “dream deferred.” Set during the 1950s in Pittsburgh, it also stars Viola Davis who won an Oscar for best actress in a supporting role. Movie goers are invited to stay for a discussion following the film. Finally, on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 pm in the community room, the PWPL G.L.O.W. Alliance & MSHS S.A.F.E. are inviting teens to a Night of Noise with music, refreshments, and poetry. What will you do to end the silence? There is no admission charge to attend events, thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Library and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

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