Special note on NCLL's upcoming program on lighthouses, lights, and Great Lakes history coming up on January 24th at 7:00 in Community Room of Peter White Public Library.  Captain Kurt Fosburg will share information/stories about the work he has done on some of the 60 light restorations. He also does cruise ship lectures on the history of the Great Lakes so that will be an additional bonus. Should be a great program! A few links you might want to check out before the program:



Download a complete copy of the Current Detailed Booklet (revised on 10/14), the abbreviated Calendar and the Registration Form containing the waiver. A newly signed waiver is needed beginning July 1 each year and is good until June 30 of the following year. This coincides with the membership year.

To register:

  • Print, fill out and mail the Registration Form with a check for class fees to NCLL, 406 Cohodas Hall, 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI, 49855. Write your check to Northern Michigan University.

  • E-mail   or

  • Call the NCLL office at 227-2979

Please Note:

  • To hold your slot in the class(es), full payment must be received with your registration.

  • Registration deadlines and class size limits are listed with each class. Register and send payments early to ensure your opportunity to participate.

  • 5-minute wait time. If you are attending a class that specifies meeting at a parking area, the group will wait no more than 5 minutes beyond the posted start time.

  • Cancelation notice. If you cannot attend a class for which you already paid, please notify the NCLL office, 227-2979, on or before the class registration deadline to receive a credit or refund.

  • Smoking is strongly discouraged on field trips except while traveling in your own vehicle.


Class are held in various venues and listed with the class description. Some classes are held at the site of the presenter; some are held at the Peter White Public Library or other community locations; and some are on the NMU campus - most commonly in the Superior Dome. (see Campus Map). During the day, NMU requires parking stickers in designated lots (see Campus Parking Map). The Dome permits visitor parking without a pass. Check with the class liaison if you need a visitor's pass. 


Please download the Presenter Data Sheet and send to the liaison for your class.