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The week's events

  • December 8, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    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.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    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 (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). 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 (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • December 9, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

  • December 10, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies and Books, Holiday Session

    The Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs 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.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Holiday Session:  Wednesdays, December 3, 10 & 17.

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

  • December 11, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Google Drive Workshop

    The Petoskey District Library is hosting a Google Drive Workshop with Shannon Maitland on Thursday, December 11th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the lower level classroom.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallEuchre and his human, Barbara Green will be available on the second and fourth Thursdays fro 5-7:00 p.m.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity.

    Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Night

    PDL chess tournament Oct 16 2014-web

    Pictured from left to right are: Front Row: Owen Ferguson, Joel Struck, Joel Dubey, Alex Bemben, Jackson Borst
    Back Row: Ian Ferguson, Ceara Struck

    The Chess Gang hosts a monthly Family Night so that club members may play in a tournament environment and/or play their parents.  Most of the Family Nights will be the third Thursday of the month in the Carnegie Building (the "Old" library across the street) from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    The next PDL family chess night is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Carnegie Building from 6:30 to 8:30 upstairs. New ‘unrated’ players are welcome ages 8 through adult. It’s   “kid’s bring an adult night” and parents are encouraged to play as well as being asked to stay and supervise younger children.

  • December 12, 2014

    Category: EventsLaughter Yoga

    Laughter Yoga Class in lower level classroom.

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.