The week's events
February 26, 2015
Byte-Sized Tech: Downloading eBooks
Need help with your iPad®, Nook®, Kindle®, or other eReader or tablet? Schedule a 15 minute personal consultation with our trained staff to learn how to download library eBooks, eAudiobooks, and other eContent. Please bring with you your charged registered device, library card, a valid email address, and any passwords you may need.
In order to better serve you, please call ahead to make an appointment 231-758-3111.
PAWS to READ - Euchre
PAWS to READ-Euchre
Euchre and Barbara Green will be available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
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.
February 27, 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.
March 2, 2015
"Seussational” Story Hour
Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, “Read Across America Day” and the beginning of Read Aloud Month at the library with a special “Seussational” Story Hour in the Program Room for anyone 3 years and up who enjoys hearing the “nonsensical wisdom” of the wonderful doctor. Selections from the recently released “Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more Lost Stories“ will be featured as well as an old favorite or two. Some related “Seussy” songs, a “Seusscraft” and a light snack will add to the fun. Limit 30 kids. Register at Youth Desk, call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@ Petoskey library.org.
March 3, 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.
March 4, 2015
WORLD Read Aloud Day Story Time
Wednesday, March 4 is World Read Aloud Day and Youth Services Staff will offer a story time for 3-7 year-olds in the Program Room that will feature live music and songs, stories, a snack and an art/craft activity-all sure to please. Limit 30 kids. Register at Youth Desk, call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@ Petoskey library.org.
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.