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Board of Directors

President – Peg Pinho
Vice President – Mary Daniels
Secretary – Ann Barfknecht
Treasurer – Joyce Hutto Nolan
Board Members:
Merry Baxter
Jane Damschroder
Ann Ingles
Lynnet Johnson
Suzanne LaBeau
Anne Lewis
Lauren Macintyre
Gayle Mroczkowski
Rhea Murray
Jan Smith
Carolyn Switzer
Newsletter – Lauren Macintyre



Friends of the Library Newsletter Winter/Spring 2015

Friends Book Sale

2014 Book sale 2Friends of Petoskey Public Library have just completed another amazingly successful gigantic used book sale during Downtown Petoskey’s 50th Annual Sidewalk Sales!  Remember, you can 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: August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17.


Phone:  231-758-3100

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, August 24

MarilynnMarilynn Smith presents:
Michigan Mushrooms –
Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Northern Michigan’s mushroom expert Marilynn Smith will discuss how to identify local edible and poisonous mushrooms. Marilynn lives in Petoskey and has taught mycology (the study of mushrooms) at the University of Michigan Biological Station and North Central Michigan College. She has traveled worldwide in search of rare mushrooms and is renowned for her expertise in mushroom recipes for the kitchen.

Monday, September 28

Dr. Carl PalazzoloDr. Carl Palazzolo presents:
Veterinarian & Wildlife Photographer –
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Palazzolo works at the Long Beach Animal Hospital in California, where he relocated after graduating from Michigan State University in 1978. He has been with LBAH since 1989 where he works with many species particularly exotic animals and felines. Dr. P also spends much of his time mentoring veterinary students at LBAH, doing conservation work and taking photographs of wildlife all over the world. Budding scientists, veterinarians, conservationists, photographers, or just about anyone would enjoy his lively discussion and slideshow featuring not only Michigan wildlife, but photographs from his African safaris.  Dr. P combines his knowledge of photography and exotic animal veterinary medicine to deliver a presentation with spectacular slideshow.





Monday, October 26

Joe Hoffman presents:
Petoskey, Potato, Panorama –
Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 23

Dick StraderDick Strader presents:
The Story of Stanley Kellogg –
Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

“Ice Thrones, Pottery and Sculpted Heads: The Story of Sculptor and Potter Stanley Price Kellogg” will be portrayed in first person by storyteller Dick Strader.

Membership Form

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Petoskey District Library, please download the application form and return it to the library.