Board of Directors

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



Friends of the Library Newsletter Winter 2016-2017

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, March 27

A TweetenAmy 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.

Monday, April 24

dr donDr. Don Roth
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

“My name is Alexander Hamilton and there’s a million things I’ve haven’t done… but just you wait, just you wait!”  Don Roth uses music and lyrics from the smash musical “Hamilton” along with pictures, maps & videos from the internet to tell the fascinating story of this penniless orphan from the Caribbean who made his way to the halls of government and the pinnacle of power before his tragic fall at the hands of Aaron Bur.  Stop in and find out what happens along the way.

Don grew up in Mt. Morris, Michigan.  There he married his childhood sweetheart, Debbie Lawrence.  He attended the University of Michigan-Flint, then went on to medical school at Wayne State University.  His residency was done at the University of Vermont.  He practiced as a neurologist in Petoskey for 32 years and retired at the beginning of 2016.  He has two daughters and five grandchildren.  “Those families are the pride of my life.”

In retirement his passions are tennis, bicycling, sailing and woodworking.  His love of history stems from bedtime stories.  “My brother, ten years my elder, would tell me wonderful tales about the Green Mountain boys, Daniel Morgan at the battle of Cowpens, and Alexander Hamilton, the immigrant from Nevis.  I’ve never lost that fascination.”

Monday, May 22

Duane Lawton and Emily Meyerson present
North Country Trail Association – Jordan Valley 45 Chapter
Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

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.


Remainder of schedule to follow.

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.