Board of Directors
President – Peg Pinho
Vice President – Mary Daniels
Secretary – Ann Barfknecht
Treasurer – Joyce Hutto Nolan
Newsletter – Lauren Macintyre
Petoskey-Bay View Country Club was host to a sell-out crowd of approximately 125 people for the Friends recent annual meeting and dinner. The evening was highlighted by keynote speaker, noted author Douglas Trevor, author of the novel Girls I Know, and the group’s first silent auction.
“It’s not only the largest crowd we’ve ever had at our annual dinner,” said outgoing Friends president Lauren Macintyre, “It’s also the first time that we have made this event a fundraiser, and it was hugely successful.” The Friends earned nearly $4,000 from the silent auction, local business sponsorships, and a collection jar at each table. All of the funds earned by the Friends always go directly to the library for new materials and programs. This year’s dinner had a particular focus: a new Early Literacy Station for the Library’s children’s room.
Thanks go to the hard work of committee chairperson Gayle Mroczkowski and committee members Ann Barfknecht, Joyce Hutto-Nolan, Peg Pinho and Jan Smith and all the other Friends volunteers for a successful event, as well as to McLean & Eakin Booksellers, who arranged for Dr.Trevor’s appearance.
File Download: PDL Newsletter Winter 2013
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:
January 16, 2014, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18
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, March 24, 2014
Kelly Bruning presents:
Misadventures & Fishing Tales
Join us to hear a Boston transplant share her adventures of learning how to fish—winter and summer—in Northern Michigan, her new home. Interwoven in her short tales are humor, mischief and a few life lessons.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Mary Jo Zazueta presents: Writing/Publishing Workshop
Monday, May 19, 2014
Roger Gauthier presents: Restore Our Water International
Monday, June 23, 2014
Doc Fletcher presents: Every River Tells a Story (Don’t It?)
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
To be announced
Monday, November 24, 2014
Tim Ellis and Brad Blair present: U.P.P.R.S. Holiday Hauntings
If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Petoskey District Library, please download the application form and return it to the library.