Board of Directors
President – Peg Pinho
Vice President – Mary Daniels
Secretary – Ann Barfknecht
Treasurer – Joyce Hutto Nolan
Newsletter – Lauren Macintyre
Recent Friends Happenings
This year the Friends were able to help purchase two new digital learning computers for the children’s area. Pictured with the early literacy station are Peg Pinho, Friends President and Ron Fowler, Youth Services Librarian.
Friends Book Chats
Join the Friends of the Library when they host monthly Book Chats. The public is invited to attend Book Chats once a month and share a recently read book or an old favorite. Each individual will be allowed three to 5 minutes to review their book and make comments about the author. The event is open to the public, is on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and there is no charge. There is also no sign-up, and it isn’t necessary to attend each month. For more information, contact the Library at 231-758-3121. Upcoming Book Chat dates are: August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18
Friends @ the Carnegie
Friends @ the Carnegie is sponsored by the Petoskey District Library and the Friends of the Library. The programs are offered at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except December. Admission is always free and the programs are open to the public.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Julie Whitely presents:
Today’s Animal Control: Not Your Grandparents’ Dog Catcher
- Find out what an animal control office did in 1958 and how it is different in 2014
- Hear Julie’s often humorous stories from her 21 years as an animal control officer for Charlevoix County
- How did the humane treatment of animals come about?
- What is the State of Michigan Animal Control Officers’ Association?
Monday, August 25, 2014
Michael Cromley presents: Wolves in Northern Michigan
Monday, September 22, 2014
Dianna Stampfler presents: Michigan Ghostly Beacons
Monday, October 27, 2014
Rick Wiles presents:
A Bitter Memory: The Burt Lake Burn-out of 1900
The October 15, 1900 “burn-out” of Indian Village, on northern Michigan’s Burt Lake’s Indian Point peninsula, has been termed by some revisionist historians, “an unfortunate but legal act.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. It was an immoral, unjust, cruel, and totally illegal act that was allowed to stand based on the malfeasance of state and federal government officials. Not only should it not have taken place, the perpetrators should have been prosecuted for arson, and made to pay for the complete restitution of the village homes and property. Those government officials who failed to exercise “due diligence” in their officially offered opinions prior to the illegal act, should have been held accountable.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Tim Ellis and Brad Blair present: U.P.P.R.S. Holiday Hauntings
If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Petoskey District Library, please download the application form and return it to the library.