Board of Directors
President – Mary Daniels
Vice President – Gayle Mroczkowski
Secretary – Ann Barfknecht
Treasurer – Joyce Hutto Nolan
Newsletter – Lauren Macintyre
Friends Book Sale
The Friends of Petoskey Public Library‘s big summer used book sale is coming up during Sidewalk Sale days, July 29-30. They are in need of gently used books, especially children’s books and contemporary fiction. We would greatly appreciate your donations anytime during normal library hours. All proceeds support library programs and collections. We ask that you do not bring textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader’ Digest condensed or books in poor condition. Remember, you can also buy used books from the Friends at bargain prices, all year long, in the lower level of the library.
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: May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15.
Friends @ the Carnegie
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.
Monday, May 23
Green Certified Building
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
As an NAHB Emerald Certified Green Professional, John Plichta of JR Construction is committed to building long-lasting, cost-effective homes. John, along with Bud Cicciarelli, a Petoskey green-certified home owner, will discuss green-certified building and owning a “green” home.
Monday, June 27
Meet Mystery Author Lawrence Earle Johnson
Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Earle Johnson has been a police officer, college professor, and writer. He resides in the Upper Peninsula. He will be on hand to discuss the first in a series of conspiracy novels, Death Sine.
Monday, July 25
Neil Ahrens presents:
Ahrens’ Anthology: An Artist’s Adventure
Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
A talk from a lifelong Artist tracing a path through his works, thoughts, and future plans. Within one month after this talk he will be in a Two Person Exhibit at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, MI.”
Monday, August 22
Dr. Carl Palazzolo: Wildlife Veterinarian & Photographer presents
Eagles Soar & Lions Roar
Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. P combines his knowledge of photography and exotic animal veterinary medicine to deliver a presentation and spectacular slideshow highlighting his many trips around the globe. A lively presentation of interest to not only budding photographers, conversationalists, and veterinarians, but to anyone who loves beautiful photography and animals. Dr. Palazzolo works at the Long Beach Animal Hospital in California,
Monday, September 26
Monday, October 24
Eric Hemenway presents:
Odawa History, Traditions & Culture
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, November 28
Christie Petersen presents:
Maple Moon, Maple Sugar, Maple Wine: A Sticky Business
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Christie Petersen of Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery.
If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Petoskey District Library, please download the application form and return it to the library.