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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



Friends of the Library Newsletter Fall 2014

Cards for the Library

card partyFriends of Petoskey Public Library invite you to Cards for the Library, Monday, September 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bay View Country Club. Check in starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon followed by card games, board games, dominoes, mahjong and any favorite game you care to share. Cost is $25 per person. Call the Library for more information on reservations. All proceeds benefit the Library!

Annual Dinner

gary_barfknechtLocal author Gary Barfknecht will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Petoskey Public Library’s annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, October 16 at the Petoskey Bay View Country Club. Gary will share thoughts from his recently published book, Rooted in Fire and Ice: Innocent Years on the Mesabi.

There will be a cocktail hour and silent auction starting at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and tables can be reserved. Call the Library at 231-758-3100 for reservation information. Proceeds go to support the Library with materials and programs.

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: 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, September 22, 2014

Dianna Stampfler (Nov 2012)Dianna Stampfler presents:
Michigan’s Ghostly Beacons

Nearly two dozen lights in Michigan are rumored to be haunted. Just in time for the Halloween season, Dianna Stampfler will share interesting and haunting stories from some of the oldest lights around the state.


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.