Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Calumet Library to host "Butterflies and Moths of Houghton County" June 24, Used Book Sale June 27

Monarch butterfly observed in Houghton County. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

CALUMET -- The Calumet Library will host two events this week: a presentation on butterflies and moths on Wednesday, June 24, and a used book sale on Saturday, June 27.

"Butterflies and Moths of Houghton County"

Are you curious about the butterflies that visit your garden? Do you know the difference between moths and butterflies? From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, Dr. Thomas Werner, Michigan Tech assistant professor of genetics and developmental biology, will share his knowledge with young and old in a presentation titled "Butterflies and Moths of Houghton County" at the Calumet Library. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Werner will demonstrate how to distinguish butterflies from moths, what the life cycle of these beautiful creatures looks like, and how you can identify the species that visit your own backyard. Growing up in East Germany, Dr. Werner discovered his passion about butterflies and moths at the age of 10 and has been collecting and breeding them since 1981. His program will include photographs he has taken of the many butterflies and moths in the area.

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.)

Used Book Sale

Sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library, the used book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, is the organization’s annual fund raiser. Featuring a wide variety of books, CDs and DVDs, the collection will be on sale at the CLK Multi-Purpose room located down the hall from the library. (When entering the building from the library parking lot, turn left and the multi-purpose room will be a few feet down the hall on your left.) The book sale is scheduled during Calumet’s PastyFest celebration -- family fun for everyone -- another reason to enjoy the day’s festivities!*

Proceeds from this fundraiser go to sponsor library services and programs not provided for by the general library budget. In 2013-2014, funds were used to purchase large print books, multiple titles for the Red Jacket Readers book club, and many new books including additions to the children’s, young adult, and adult collections. Funding also helps bring evening programs to the library throughout the year and updates to some of the public computers.

If you have gently-read books or other materials to donate to this event, please bring them to the library prior to Friday, June 26.

Calumet Public Library hours are Monday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information, visit the library or call 337-0311 ext. 1107.  

* Click here to learn about Pasty Fest 2015.

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