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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


Cards for the Library

card partyFriends of Petoskey Public Library invite you to Cards for the Library, Monday, May 5 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Bay View Country Club. Cards for the Library features a luncheon with Bridge+Cards+Games. Cost is $25.00 per person. For more information or to reserve yous space, call Joyce Hutto-Nolan at 529-6685 or email her at by Wednesday, April 30. So, get your friends together and join us on May 5. All proceeds benefit the Library!


Friends of the Library Newsletter Spring 2014

Recent Friends Happenings

sue annSue Ann Wiltsie, an award winning quilter, has an exhibition of her quilts in the Used Book Sale area on the lower level of the library thru May. Also pictured is Suzanne LaBeau, who chairs the used book sale for the Friends.

childrens computerThis 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: May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18


Phone:  231-758-3100

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, April 28, 2014

Pic 2Mary Jo Zazueta presents:
Publishing Your Book: Where to Start
Are you frustrated trying to maneuver through the publishing industry? Desperate to get your book published—but you don’t know where to start or whom to trust? Beginning authors and those who have had a negative experience in the online world will benefit from this informative seminar. Join the Friends @ the Carnegie Speaker Series on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street when Mary Jo Zazueta, a twenty-year veteran of book editing and publishing, will discuss the various publishing options, the steps required to succeed at each, and a general idea of the time and costs involved. Various ways to market and sell books will also be reviewed. The program is designed for people with a manuscript or at least a book project in mind.

The program is open to the public and admission is free. It is sponsored by the Petoskey District Library and the Friends of the Library. For more information, contact the library at (231)-758-3100.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Roger Gauthier presents:
Restore Our Water International
Roger L. Gauthier is currently the Chair of Restore Our Water International (ROWI), an alliance of American and Canadian organizations concerned over the consequences of the current low water crisis on the Great Lakes. ROWI’s mission is to promote restoration of the natural ranges of water levels across the Great Lakes and flows in their interconnecting waterways that have been altered by man-made intervention.

Monday, June 23, 2014

fletcherDoc Fletcher presents:
Every River Tells a Story (Don’t It?)
Enjoy an hour-long photographic journey down rivers from Doc’s canoeing & kayaking books. Book sale and signing afterward. Enter to win a free kayak or canoe trip. Check out Doc’s website

Monday, July 28, 2014

Julie Whitely presents: Animal Rescues

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_edited-1 PictureRick 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

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.