The week's events
July 8, 2015
Babies and Books, Summer I
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.
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.
Wednesday Night at the Movies- Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008) PG|78 min. The children of the Avengers hone their powers and go head to head with the very enemy responsible for their parents’ demise.
Popcorn and a drink provided. You may also bring your own snacks and drinks (no glass please).
July 10, 2015
Teen Anime' Club -Summer 2015
The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club will meet at the library every Friday afternoon, in the Program Room. 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.
July 13, 2015
Parent Child LapSit Story Time
Parent/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. Activities, stories, songs, etc will be loosely tied to the summer program theme of "Every Hero has a Story."
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.
Learn the basic terms and parts of a computer, how to use the mouse and keyboard, and have a better understanding of the different operating systems with instructor Mary Sue Prantera. Class size is limited, so please call 231-758-3100 to register.
July 14, 2015
iPad Session 2: Submenus & Digital Books
Learn how to navigate the submenus and download digital books to your iPad with instructor Anne Johnson. Please call to register, 231-758-3100.