Getting Ready for the Big Party!

The Friends of the Petoskey Library are shown preparing items for the silent auction that was a featured highlight of the Friends’ Annual Dinner Party on October 10 at the Bay View Petoskey Country Club. The Friends put together creatively-themed book baskets for the auction.

merryandlynnetL-R:   Merry Baxter and Lynnet Johnson





joyceandmaryL-R:  Joyce Hutto-Nolan and Mary Daniels







annepegcharrandgayleL-R:   Anne Lewis, Peg Pinho, Charr Skirvin and Gayle Mroczkowski




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 Fall 2016

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: November 17, December 15.


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, October 24

Eric Hemenway presents:
Odawa History, Traditions & Culture
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

This talk will look at the history of the Odawa from the Upper Great Lakes and the long, and often, difficult path the tribe had to take to stay in Michigan.

Eric is an Anishnaabe/Odawa from Cross Village, Mi. He is the Director of Repatriation, Archives and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Eric, along with the staff of LTBB Archives, works to create historical materials to educate the public on the history of the Odawa, as well as collect and preserve information and artifacts that are relevant to the history of the tribe.

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.


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.