Board of Directors
President – Peg Pinho
Vice President – Mary Daniels
Secretary – Ann Barfknecht
Treasurer – Joyce Hutto Nolan
Newsletter – Lauren Macintyre
2014 Annual Dinner
A crowd of 100 filled the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club for the recent annual meeting and dinner of the Friends of the Petoskey District Library.
“We earned more than $7,000 at this year’s annual dinner,” reported Friends’ president Peg Pinho, “which makes it our most successful dinner as far as fundraising is concerned.”
The dinner’s success was attributed to the expanded silent auction, sponsorships from local businesses and a 50/50 raffle that took place during the evening.
Pinho acknowledged the hard work of committee chairperson Gayle Mroczkowski and committee members Ann Barfknecht, Joyce Hutto-Nolan, Anne Lewis, Merry Baxter, Mary Daniels, Jan Smith, Lynnet Johnson and Lauren Macintyre and all the other Friends’ volunteers.
Funds earned by the Friends go directly to the library for new materials and programs. The fundraising at this year’s annual dinner had a particular focus: lifelong learning for community members, which the Friends hope will bring new materials and programs for adult learners in the community.
Michigan author Gary Barfknecht, the evening’s featured speaker, entertained the audience with stories of his years in Michigan, as well as growing up in Northern Minnesota on the Mesabi Iron Range. He shared anecdotes from his early career days as well as stories of Michigan trivia. He also described his newest book, Rooted in Iron and Ice, which chronicles his early years in the frigid cold and wilderness of the Mesabi Range.
Another Successful Used Book Sale!
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 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, October 27, 2014
Rick 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
Join us for an evening of hauntings, ghost sightings and other things that go bump in the night around the Great Lakes region during the holidays.
If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Petoskey District Library, please download the application form and return it to the library.