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Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Alpena Farmer’s Market Indoors
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Puppet Craft Day
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Preschoolers through 5th grade are invited to make puppets, create a puppet crafts, and see a puppet show. For more information, visit the Library’s Facebook page,, or call 989-356-6188 ext. 25.

Long Term Care Workshop
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Long Term Care workshop for the elderly. 989-356-1330

Cabin Fever Breakout
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring music by “Road Kill” Jack Williams and a lasagna dinner. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Fundraiser for Brush Creek Mill.

True North Radio Network Winter Concert Series
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s The Rock Show featuring Tommy K. This bands salutes and pays tribute to 70’s and 80’s rock. They put on an energetic and entertaining show. You’ll be singing along to all the great tunes! They have appeared at the summer and winter concert series and are one of the most requested bands. They played to a standing room only crowd last year.

Concert is $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door Doors open at 5:30p.m., and the music is from 7p.m. until 10p.m. There will be a cash bar and concessions, including Tony Burgers.

Tickets will be available at True North Radio, the APlex or Neiman’s Family Market. You can make table reservations by calling the APlex at 354-6164. For additional information on the Winter Concert Series, call 989-354-4611.

Love & Logic Series @ Alpena
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tired of being angry and stressed out with your kids? Come and lower your stress level! Learn the Love and Logic philosophy while discussing misbehavior and gaining a few techniques for dealing with it that Are Simple, Are Easy to Learn, Teach Responsibility. This FREE 5-Week Love and Logic series presented by Angie Bruning will provide you with positive, loving tools for raising happy and well-behaved kids. Each participant will receive a parent workbook. Registration by Mon., Jan. 30th is required. Contact Angie Bruning at 989-354-5366 or

Winter 2017 Computer Classes
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sign up is ongoing at the Library for those looking to learn new computer and personal
technology skills. IT Specialist Nancy Mousseau is offering a variety of classes for all skill levels. Pre-registration is required and a $5.00 fee is payable at the time of the class. Here is the list of topics and dates they will be covered:

Introduction to Computers using Windows 10 – February 13
Introduction to the Internet – February 27
File Management Made Simple – March 6
Connecting to the Cloud – March 13
Introduction to Facebook – March 20
Facebook Beyond the Basics – March 27
IPad Basics – April 3
Introduction to the Android Tablet – April 10

Detailed descriptions of each class can be found on the Library’s website . For more information or to register, call the Library’s Reference
Department 989-356-6188, extension 14.

Preschool Playdate
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

For those with children ages 3-5, the Preschool Playdates will provide an hour of social engagement and free play.

For more information, visit the Library’s Facebook page,, or call 989-356-6188 ext. 25.

Mardi Gras Lunch
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mardi Gras Dinner
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All You Can Eat Pancakes with Sausage. Fruit and Beverages. Free Will Offering requested. 989-340-1098

People for Social Justice
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Reports from small group: activities/plans; postcard activity sponsored by Action Group, discussion of April march. Contact Judi for more information, 989-356-1634.

Savy Social Security Planning Workshop
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you were born before 1954, recent legislation affected some Social Security strategies. Join local representatives Mark Jackson and Jeremy Jackson for this free session for those in or nearing retirement. The workshop will include information on Social Security and strategies for maximizing your benefits, the ideal time to apply for social security, and ways to minimize taxes on social security benefits. Please call 989-356-1330 or email to reserve a place for yourself and a guest. Refreshments provided.

World War I and America
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 9:00 pm

A major initiative involving public library programs in all fifty states, a traveling exhibition, a multimedia website, and the publication of an unprecedented anthology of writings by Americans who experienced World War I. As one of fifty libraries in the nation, our Library has been selected to host a series of programs, as well as a companion traveling exhibit of documents, images, and interpretive texts prepared by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History from March 1-23, 2017.

Organized to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into the war in 1917, the goal of the Library of America’s project will bring members of the veteran community together with the general public in libraries and museums around the country to explore the transformative impact of the First World War by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced it firsthand. Providing scholar-moderated opportunities for those who served in more recent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan to bring their experiences to bear on historical events and texts, the project will illuminate for a wide audience the lasting legacies of World War I, and the similarities and differences between past and present.

The traveling exhibit is free and will be open to the public during regular Library hours, March 1-23, 2017. Be sure to mark your calendars for related programming.

For more information on the World War I and America initiative, visit For information on the Library’s programming visit, Facebook, or call 989.356.6188 ext. 25.

Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
235 W. Chisholm St. • Alpena, MI 49707
1-800-4-ALPENA or (989) 354-4181
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