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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 Spring/Summer 2016

Friends Book Sale

2014 Book sale 2The 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, smelly or moldy books, 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: July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, 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, 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

Gary Barfknecht presents:
Coming of Age on Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range
Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.




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.


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.