We are pleased to announce 3 hour metered parking on Woodland Avenue. We hope that our patrons will find these parking spaces convenient while at the library. Just returning items? Our drive-through dropbox is located in the alley off of Waukazoo Avenue and is open 24/7. We also have installed new drive-through book returns at the Little Traverse Township Hall and Springvale Township Hall, in addition to those previously placed at the Bear Creek and Resort Township Halls. Now residents of these townships can have the convenience of returning items without making a trip in to town. Township book returns are emptied weekly, and all items are backdated to the previous date it was emptied.
Petoskey District Library has joined Library Ideas network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs, Continue Reading
Each time you contribute information such as ratings, tags, comments or reviews, you receive community credits. Community credits are a way you can keep track of your contributions to the library’s catalog, and to the wider community of library users.
The simplest way to start earning community credits is to add titles to your shelves: each star rating, tag or other comment that you add earns one credit. When you create a list of at least five titles, you earn 5 credits. Continue Reading
Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan’s cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can “check out” FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, seven National Park Service venues, and more. The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is the product of a partnership between 638 public library buildings and over 400 destinations. Use your valid library card to reserve and print a pass, either from home or at the library. Take that pass with you to the cultural attraction, and present it to staff. That’s all there is to it!
Each MAP pass expires within one week from the date it is printed. Limit one pass per library card every 7 days.
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This Wednesday (7-26) and Friday (7-28) the Petoskey Film Series and the Petoskey District Library will be showing the film Tommy’s Honour (Rated PG; 2017; 112 min.). Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building (the old library) at 451 East Mitchell. Donations are appreciated.
Sail into summer with the Friends of the Petoskey Library Used Book Sale! Wonderful used books available in every category, including some interesting rare books. Most hardcover are $3.00; most trade paperbacks just $2.00! Browse the BIG BOOK SALE Thursday, July 27 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday, July 28 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. during sidewalk sales. Remember, you can also buy used books from the Friends at bargain prices, all year long, in the lower level of the library.
PS: If you’re a member of the Friends, you can get a first look at the sale books on Wednesday, July 26 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Not yet a member? No problem! Join that night for as little as $20. Download a membership application here.
“The pursuit of family history tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.”
Join Professional Genealogist Barbara Hernden in the library classroom for Hobbies in the Lobby as she outlines the basics of beginning your family history journey. From where to start, how to organize your family information with charts, to making the most out of the resources that are available, she will cover it all! Please register.
Stop by & learn how to use the new digital equipment & software located in the lower level Makerspace area.
3D Printer Class: Monday – August 7, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, August 26, 1:00 p.m. Attend a training course & receive certification to use the 3D printers for your own print jobs. Please register: August 7, August 26
SketchUp: Monday – August 14, 3:00 p.m. Learn the essentials of this 3D modeling software & create your very own 3D model. Please register: August 14
Cricut Machine: Monday – August 14, 5:30 p.m. Learn how to use the Cricut machine to make DIY special holiday cards or other ideas. Please register.
The Marsh King’s Daughter, is a dark psychological suspense novel set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness by Michigan author, Karen Dionne. PDL and McLean & Eakin Booksellers welcome Karen on Tuesday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. Karen’s short fiction has appeared in Bathtub Gin, The Adirondack Review, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, and Thought Magazine, as well as First Thrills: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors, an anthology of short stories from bestselling and emerging authors edited by Lee Child.
PDL’s Summer Author Series kicked off on Friday, June 23 and features five events throughout the summer months culminating with the second annual Local Author Fair on August 14. All summer author events will be held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street. Please register for events on the library’s events calendar, or by calling 231.758.3100. Continue Reading
Make the Great Lakes Great Again
Saturday, August 12, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Carnegie Building is located at 451 E. Mitchell Street in Petoskey. Registration appreciated.
Over 30 local authors will gather at the Carnegie Building on August 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for Petoskey District Library’s second annual Local Author Fair. The event will feature new talent and popular, local favorites who either live in or write about the area. A selection of titles will be available for sale. Kickoff for the event will be a keynote address at 4:00 p.m. by author Louis Kasischke. Lou Kasischke, author of After the Wind, has lived his entire life in Michigan, but his love of mountains and alpine sports has led him to remote parts of the world, on all seven continents. He earned his BA in business and a Juris Doctor degree in law from MSU. He also became a certified public accountant and later earned his advanced Master of Laws degree. His professional career often focused on taking high-stake risks, managing risks, and making decisions with far-reaching consequences, which made his life as a serious mountain climber a natural extension. Continue Reading
Adult Chess Club meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month,
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The next club will meet Sunday, August 13 in the lower level classroom. Offering education and competition for adults 18+ with instruction led by Adam Masek. Adam has enjoyed playing and studying chess for over 25 years. He is currently dedicated to earning the Expert title. He has taught beginners of all ages, and looks forward to sharing his experience and enthusiasm for the game at this new club. Drop-in program. Feel free to bring your own chess set; the library will have a number of sets available.
Anyone who is interested in genealogy or local history is invited to join our genealogy interest group’s next meeting at the Petoskey District Library, 3-5 p.m. Monday, August 21. Topic: Charts You Can Use in Research. The group meets every third Monday of the month. Participants are encouraged to bring as much family information with them as possible. Each session will focus on a different topic. The group will be led by genealogist Barbara Manley Hernden. Continue Reading
Administered by the Library of Michigan in partnership with Michigan’s libraries of all types, the Michigan eLibrary provides all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet, as well as providing an easy-to-use interlibrary loan system, known as MeLCat, to allow Michigan residents to borrow books and other library materials for free from participating Michigan libraries.
For links to the complete collection, go to the MeL Databases page.
We are currently offering a trial of the Newsbank Detroit News database. Search people, places, organizations, events, historical topics and more from The Detroit News. This authoritative source for Michigan information includes birth, marriage and death notices. Content is currently available from 1873-1922, 1944-45, and 1999-current. Users outside of the library building will need to log-in with their library card number.
Once you enter, you’ll see three ways to use the resource.