The week's events
February 17, 2015
The “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 8yrs and up 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. 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.
February 18, 2015
Elementary Reader's Theatre
Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the rest of the school year will meet from 5-5:50 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning February 11 through the end of May, in the Program Room. Mr Jon Baughan will be the new mentor.
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.
February 19, 2015
Friends Book Chat
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. This event is held on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., free of 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.
PAWS to Read - Roo
All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.
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 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.
Chess Gang - Family Night
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.
February 20, 2015
Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)
Good News! Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is back!
Some of last year's D & D group have reorganized and we have scheduled a day, time and place to "restart" D & D!
D & D group will meet in the Basement Meeting Room. The program is targeted at grades 5-8 (Exceptions may made for older & younger students. Contact Ron Fowler-231-758-3123 or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in participating).
We ask that you try to make it to the first three meetings to observe and learn the basics, then we'll form up groups (or parties). After that, we'll ask newcomers to observe for a few weeks before assigning her/him to a group.
Signed permission slips are necessary to play the game. These will be available at the meeting/s or below.
Permission Slip: permslip
Teen Anime' Club
The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club will meet at the library every Friday afternoon, now through June 5, 2015 from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. in the Program Room (except for a few weeks around the holidays and day when there is no school). The club will view and discuss anime’ programs and movies and do some activities. This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.