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April 23, 2014

Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

BabiesxandxBooksIveyThis program will run much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers.  Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association's "Every Child Ready to Read" and the Association of Library Services to Children's "Born to Read" programs. Each program will be about twenty - thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Wednesday Night

movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film The Invisible Woman, (Rated R; 2013; 111 min.) on Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St.). Donations are appreciated.

Watch the trailer.

For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108. To receive weekly email updates send an email to