Petoskey District Library has joined Library Ideas network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs, Continue Reading
Administered by the Library of Michigan in partnership with Michigan’s libraries of all types, the Michigan eLibrary provides all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet, as well as providing an easy-to-use interlibrary loan system, known as MeLCat, to allow Michigan residents to borrow books and other library materials for free from participating Michigan libraries.
For links to the complete collection, go to the MeL Databases page.
We are currently offering a trial of the Newsbank Detroit News database. Search people, places, organizations, events, historical topics and more from The Detroit News. This authoritative source for Michigan information includes birth, marriage and death notices. Content is currently available from 1873-1922, 1944-45, and 1999-current. Users outside of the library building will need to log-in with their library card number.
Once you enter, you’ll see three ways to use the resource.
This Wednesday (4-26), Friday (4-28) and Saturday (4-29) the Petoskey Film Series and the Petoskey District Library will be showing the acclaimed musical film La La Land (Rated PG-13; 2016; 128 min.). La La Land won 7 Golden Globe Awards® and 6 Academy Awards®, including–briefly–for Best Picture! Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building (the old library) at 451 East Mitchell. Donations are appreciated.
Antiques and Collectibles: What’s Hot and What’s Not
Sunday, April 30; 2:00-3:00 p.m.
$10 or $12 at the door
Which is it? “Ye olde antique” or just junk in the attic? Learn about what’s collectable and what’s not during this hour long presentation. Information on what antiques and collectibles are saleable or worth holding on to and what doesn’t have a market right now will be discussed. Please register.
In honor of Law Day, the Emmet-Charlevoix Bar Association, in conjunction with the Petoskey District Library will present an “Ask the Lawyers” event, from 3:30-7:00 PM on May 1 at the Petoskey District Library. This free event, offered to the general public, will feature local attorneys volunteering their time to answer legal questions in the areas of criminal law, domestic/family law, probate, personal injury, automobile/ no-fault insurance, business and copyright/trademark law. Patrons will be seen on a first come – first served basis.
Tuesday, May 2, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
In this panel discussion students from North Central Michigan College will discuss how they perceive and use social media. Their experience of social media evolved in a world that was already online when they were born, and growing up in a digital landscape affects how they understand the possibilities and limitations of online interactions. Find out why these students are generally optimistic about the future of the digital world and 21st century modes of communication, even in a climate where many people fear the influence of fake news, social media bubbles, and online isolation. This is a culminating project of a technology-themed English class which examined digital writing through the lens of rhetoric. Moderated by North Central Michigan College adjunct English professor Carrie Tebeau. Please register.
Bear Earth Herbals: Cooking with Herbal Teas
Learn to incorporate herbs into everyday meals. Unique ideas, recipes and samples to taste. Get inspired with Bear Earth Herbals owner Sierra Bigham. Petoskey District Library and Crooked Tree Arts Center’s “First Fridays for Foodies” culinary demonstration takes place Friday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Crooked Tree Art Center’s renovated commercial kitchen. Coinciding with CTAC’s weekly artisans and farmer’s market from 10:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
A special program just for tweens and teens to discuss the life of young Ernest Hemingway in the local region, 1899 – 1919 – titled Saturday Morning with Ernie and Nick – will be held at the Petoskey District Library on Saturday, May 6. The 90-minute event gets underway at 10:30 a.m. in the library’s lower level classroom. Continue Reading
Friends of Petoskey Public Library invite you to their spring Card Party & Luncheon on Monday, May 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club. Check in starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon followed by card games, board games, dominoes, mahjong and any favorite game you care to share. Cost is $25 per person and proceeds will be used to purchase new materials for the Library.
Email or call Joyce Hutto-Nolan at 622-8059 for reservations by May 3.
Stop by & learn how to use the new digital equipment & software located in the lower level Makerspace area.
SketchUp: Monday – May 8, 5:30 p.m. Learn the essentials of this 3D modeling software & create your very own 3D model.
3D Printer Class: Monday – May 22, 5:30 p.m. Attend a training course & receive certification to use the 3D printers for your own print jobs.
Natural Pain Relief Solutions
Friday, May 12; 1:00p.m.
Nathan Wright, wild harvest expert and co-founder of local company Herbal Lodge will discuss natural pain relief products and share samples. Herbal Lodge creates 100% organic and/or wild harvested products such as Minagin- Natural Pain Relief topical salve, teas and tinctures. Registration requested.
The Zonta Club of Petoskey is delighted to announce that it will be the first Zonta Club in Michigan to host the Great Girls in Michigan History exhibit, April 21 through May 17, at the Petoskey District Library. This was made possible by a $500 grant from the Petoskey Club to the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame in 2016.
Michigan girls do great things. In this exhibit you will meet nine girls from different eras, with different dreams, from across the state of Michigan who all accomplished something amazing before the age of 20. This exhibit features women like Serena Williams, Tricia McNaughton (Saunders), MaryLou Hernandez, and Myra Komaroff (Wolfgang). It was not always easy for these girls; most had significant obstacles to overcome to reach their goals. Visitors will leave knowing what qualities Great Girls possess and inspired to reach their own dreams.
Anyone who is interested in genealogy or local history is invited to join our genealogy interest group’s next meeting at the Petoskey District Library, 3-5 p.m. Monday, May 15. Topic: Using Vital Records (birth, marriage, death). The group meets every third Monday of the month. Participants are encouraged to bring as much family information with them as possible. Each session will focus on a different topic. The group will be led by genealogist Barbara Manley Hernden. Continue Reading
The Jordan Valley 45 Chapter is responsible for developing, maintaining, protecting and promoting their section of the North Country Scenic Trail. Join Duane Lawton, president of the Jordan Valley chapter and Emily Meyerson, DNR trails coordinator, for a discussion of activities and upcoming projects.
All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. The programs are offered at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except May (third Monday) and December (no program). All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free. If you would like more information about this or other Library events, call the Petoskey District Library at 231-758-3100.