105 Huron Street, Houghton Michigan 49931
Portage Lake District Library, serving an area of 13,200 residents, has a collection of 42,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 2,500 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 840 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 8 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $31,000. Patrons make 31,000 visits annually, and check out materials 88,000 times. Forty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
05/20 Coming to The Houghton area
Great Northern Beer Festival Eagle River WI June8 The Great Northern Beer Festival is a great opportunity to try many
different styles of beers from many different breweries.
Finnfest USA Hancock MI June19-23 FinnFest USA is a festival with strong academic, cultural, and commerce components presenting Finnish and Finnish American culture and heritage.
Ishpeming's Italian Fest Ishpeming MI July27 Visitors can once again enjoy homemade Italian food cooked by the Valela sisters (Teresa Bertucci, Catherine Carlson, Clara Joseph and Mary Jacobson). In addition, various vendors will be serving cudighis, Italian sandwiches, hot dogs, sno cones, ice cream novelties and much more.
Pig in the Pines Ribfest St. Germain WI August1-3 The 9th Annual Pig In The Pines RibFest features award winning ribs, live music every day, family attractions and an all-around good time.