The week's events
February 10, 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 11, 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 12, 2015
Paws to Read - Euchre
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.
February 13, 2015
Kids' Day Off / Game Day!
School-aged children, grades K-5, in Petoskey have a day off on Friday, March 13! Crooked Tree Arts Center and Petoskey District Library are teaming up again to offer a day of activities, events and programming for area school students. Lunch supervision will be provided for those staying all day. Please pack a lunch for your child! This program is free and open to all school-aged children grades K – 5.
An Unaccompanied Child Release Form is required for all unaccompanied children participating in Kids Day Off. Download Unaccompanied Release Child Form.
Pre-registration is required! Please complete the information below.
The day’s schedule will include:
- 9:00 AM: Irish-themed arts activities at Crooked Tree Arts Center.
- 10:30 AM: Snack time at the Arts Center- CTAC will provide a light snack and juice
- 10:30 AM: A film celebrating St. Patrick’s Day will be presented in the Arts Center’s theatre.
- 12:00 PM: Lunch supervision will be provided as well as some structured play time at CTAC.
- At 1:00 pm, the children will move over to the Petoskey District Library where they will:
- spend some time hearing some Irish stories both told and read aloud (it is read aloud month, after all!).
- Learn what a bohdran is.
- Participate in the Pookah relays.
- Make a “lucky shamrock” which they will need when they play…
- BINGO for prizes!
- Students may be picked up directly from Petoskey District Library.
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.