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.
Petoskey District Library has joined Library Ideas network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs, Continue Reading
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.
Amy Tweeten, City Planner
Sidewalks, Trails & Pathways:
All the places you can go using the City’s non-motorized facilities
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
What is a Walkscore™ and how is it used? This talk will discuss the importance of non-motorized facilities to different demographic groups how the City of Petoskey is enhancing its walkability to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. Amy Tweeten is the Petoskey City Planner, a position she has held since 2005. She has worked as a professional planner for 20 years in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Continue Reading
On Wednesday (3-29) the Petoskey Film Series and the Petoskey District Library will be showing the film 20th Century Women (Rated R; 2016; 119 min.). This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. 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.
Stop by & learn how to use the new digital equipment & software located in the lower level Makerspace area.
Scanner/Photoshop: Mondays – March 13 or April 3, 5:30 p.m. Turn slides, negatives & photos into digital memories using the scanner & Photoshop Elements. Bring along some of your own personal slides, negatives, or photos for this fun introductory demo.
3D Printer Class: Mondays – March 20, April 17, or May 22, 5:30 p.m. Attend a training course & receive certification to use the 3D printers for your own print jobs. Please register: March 20, April 17, May 22.
Video Converter: Monday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. Learn how to preserve your memories into the future by converting your old VHS tapes into digital MP4 format.
SketchUp: Mondays – April 10 or May 8, 5:30 p.m. Learn the essentials of this 3D modeling software & create your very own 3D model.
Anne Morningstar presents:
The History of Animation and Film
Wednesdays, April 5 and April 12; 12:30-2:00 p.m.
$10/session or $12/session at the door
Explore the History of Animation and Film in this two-day workshop. Together, we will travel to Prehistoric caves and Egyptian tombs, all the way through the Wild West and Hollywood, and end in our present day. We will take an extra close look at how film and animation have helped influenced our world today, and what is in store for our future.
Anne Morningstar is a full-time Instructor of Digital Art and Design at North Central Michigan College. She holds a Continue Reading
Center Space, a project of Accountability and Connection Together (ACT) Northern Michigan, in partnership with the Petoskey District Library present Government 101, a refresher lecture, Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 p.m. by Dr. Scott LaDeur, political science professor at North Central Michigan College. Dr. LaDeur will cover the division of power between state and federal government and between the branches of government in order to show how policy making occurs and the roles citizens can most effectively play in influencing the process. Reception to follow. Registration is requested.
ACT Northern Michigan is an organization that encourages all citizens to ACT in ways that connect our community and make it stronger.
Scott LaDeur holds a PhD in political science from Northern Illinois University focusing on American politics and international relations. He has held teaching appointments at five institutions and is currently on the faculty of North Central Michigan College. He serves on the Executive Board of the Michigan Political Science Association and is active in research on foreign policy making in the U.S. Congress. He has taught courses on a wide variety of issues including terrorism, elections, political cinema and the rise of China. He and his wife live in Harbor Springs with their 3-year old son.
Allergy-Free, Non-Food Easter Egg Hunt brought to you by The OddFellows of Petoskey & Petoskey District Library. Ages 0 – 12. Free Books & Prizes!
Hop to it! Prizes, books, eggs, and fun! With generous support from the OddFellows, the Petoskey District Library will hold an indoor, non-food Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at 10:15 a.m. There will be four divisions of age groups and the eggs will be filled with trinkets, not food, to keep it an allergy-free event. Every child who hunts for eggs will get to take a brand new book home.
Amy Wolfgang is to thank for the idea of the non-food Easter Egg Hunt. She wanted her son, Continue Reading
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, April 17. Topic: Family Tree vs. Roots Magic & Other Popular Software Databases. 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
Joseph McGee presents:
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? Join local businessman and appraiser Joseph McGee to learn about what’s collectable and what’s not. Joseph, owner of Joseph’s World will be presenting information on what antiques and collectibles are saleable or worth holding on to and what doesn’t have a market right now.
Joseph McGee, Owner of Joseph’s World Art and Antiques, has been working in the field for over 30 years. Originally schooled in the fields of Continue Reading
The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce the list of the 2017 Michigan Notable Books – 20 books highlighting Michigan people, places and events. The list highlights a wide range of exceptional “Michigan books” published in 2016 that bring attention to Michigan authors and topics.
Each year the list features 20 books, published the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author. Continue Reading
The Library is pleased to announce the addition of two new townships as part of our service area. On November 8, 2016 the voters of Little Traverse and Springvale Townships passed a ballot initiative in support of contracting library services with Petoskey at a rate of 0.40 mils. All residents of Little Traverse and Springvale are now eligible for a library card, beginning immediately. The Library will prorate reimbursements to those residents with active paid cards. Patrons should call or visit the library to request the prorated refund.
As of December 1, 2016, the library will be expanding their hours to now be open on Friday and Saturday mornings, the new library hours will be 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and Noon – 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.
With cell phones and the Internet, today’s kids have an easy connection to the outside world. It’s like a huge playground without a fence and that makes protecting kids so much harder.
The reality of the digital world is that children and teens are regularly inundated with electronic advertisements promoting alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling. The companies behind these ads are increasingly using text messaging as their marketing strategy of choice, though they often don’t know the age of the recipients.
Thankfully, parents now have some help to stop these ads. ProtectMiChild, offered through the Michigan Secretary of State’s office is a free service that blocks adult ads from reaching emails, mobile phones and Instant Messenger IDs belonging to children and teens. Similar to the federal Do Not Call List, the Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan residents. Signing-up takes only seconds and the information entered is kept secure and private.
Protect your child today.
Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan’s cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can “check out” FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, seven National Park Service venues, and more. The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is the product of a partnership between 638 public library buildings and over 400 destinations. Use your valid library card to reserve and print a pass, either from home or at the library. Take that pass with you to the cultural attraction, and present it to staff. That’s all there is to it!
Each MAP pass expires within one week from the date it is printed. Limit one pass per library card every 7 days.
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