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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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March 31, 2014

1333471646PandaBearParent/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: EventsChess Gang

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March 31, 2014

TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

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March 31, 2014

1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  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.

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Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

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April 2, 2014

BabiesxandxBooksIveyThis program will run 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.

Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

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April 2, 2014

YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  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.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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April 3, 2014

1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/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.

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Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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April 4, 2014

animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

Will not meet this week!

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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April 7, 2014

1333471646PandaBearParent/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: EventsChess Gang

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April 7, 2014

TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

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April 7, 2014

1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  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.

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Category: Events"Dog Day Afternoon

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April 8, 2014

Any young reader may meet the dogs of PAWS in a “Dog Day Afternoon” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Room.  In addition to Roo, our regular third Thursday dog, Euchre and Micky will be available during that time frame as well.  See how the program works, and, while you’re waiting, make a Dog Biscuit fridge magnet to hold your PAWS items and have a “Paws” snack.

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Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

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April 9, 2014

BabiesxandxBooksIveyThis program will run 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.

Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

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April 9, 2014

YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  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.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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April 10, 2014

1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/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.

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Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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April 11, 2014

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.

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Category: EventsApril RADKRAFT (teens)

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April 13, 2014

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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April 14, 2014

1333471646PandaBearParent/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: EventsDungeons & Dragons

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April 14, 2014

d&dbannerUpper elementary kids through teenagers who are interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons may learn the ropes by observing/joining the current group and/or establish their own group to play the game.  The library has updated its D & D materials and has 2 starter sets as well as a board game.  The current group meets from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Program Room on the following Saturdays:  January 18, February 1 & 22, March 15 & 29, April 12 & 26 and May 10 & 24.  This activity is free and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsChess Gang

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April 14, 2014

TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

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April 14, 2014

1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  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.

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Category: EventsWorld Book Night Reception

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April 15, 2014

A reception for our local World Book Night givers will take place in the main lobby.  At that time, the givers will get to meet us, each other, talk to anyone who is interested in this nation-wide event and pick up their boxes of books.  Light refreshments will be available.  Local media is welcome to attend to meet the givers and the Library staff as well.  For more information contact Ron Fowler, 231-758-3123, or click here.

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Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

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April 16, 2014

BabiesxandxBooksIveyThis program will run 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.

Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

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April 16, 2014

YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  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.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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April 17, 2014

1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/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: EventsPaws to Read - Roo

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April 17, 2014

1319648853RooPDL’s Paws to Read program:  Roo (shown here) and Kim Brown will be available on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room.

Readers should schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. There is no charge for this activity.

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 earn 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.

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Category: EventsA National Library Week/Easter Story Hour (3-5 yr-olds)

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April 18, 2014

Preschoolers from 3-5 years old may celebrate National Library Week AND Easter with a special Story Hour on Friday, April 18 from 2-3p.m. with Mr. Ron.  Stories, songs (live), finger plays and more that relate to the week and the holiday will be featured.

Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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April 18, 2014

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.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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April 21, 2014

1333471646PandaBearParent/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: EventsChess Gang

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April 21, 2014

TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

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April 21, 2014

1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  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.

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Category: EventsEarth Day 2014

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April 22, 2014

On Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.  Join our Young Adult Reader’s Theatre group at Red Sky Stage to celebrate our favorite planet and have some fun.  The evening will also include: video presentation about our wonderful Northern Michigan outdoors by Jeff Lange, host of Planet Michigan on Red Sky Stage Internet Radio, music and stories with the library's own Ron Fowler and songs and music by Dale Scott of the Peacemeal String Band.  Suggested Donation:  $5.00.Young Women of YA RT

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Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

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April 23, 2014

BabiesxandxBooksIveyThis program will run 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.

Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

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April 23, 2014

YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  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.

Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Wednesday Night

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April 23, 2014

movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film The Invisible Woman, (Rated R; 2013; 111 min.) on Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St.). Donations are appreciated.

Watch the trailer.

For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108. To receive weekly email updates send an email to petoskey.film.theater2@gmail.com.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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April 24, 2014

1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/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: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

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April 24, 2014

Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

Category: EventsPAWS to READ -Euchre

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April 24, 2014

Euchre1-smallPAWS 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.

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Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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April 25, 2014

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.

Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Friday Night

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April 25, 2014

fridaymovieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, (Rated PG-13; 2013;114 min.) on Friday, April 25, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St.). Donations are appreciated.

Watch the trailer.

For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108. To receive weekly email updates send an email to petoskey.film.theater2@gmail.com.

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Category: Events"Alien Invaders" - Bugs in the Water! (a shortly after Earth Day program for the whole Family)

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April 26, 2014

Join Dan and Matt from the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council in the Program Room and learn about “Alien Invaders!”  Families are welcome to participate in three “hands-on” learning stations featuring:  “Alien Invaders!” “Buggy Waters!” and “What Happens to the Stuff We Pour on the Ground? “ ARTH, and, this event is free!

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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April 28, 2014

1333471646PandaBearParent/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: EventsChess Gang

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April 28, 2014

TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

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April 28, 2014

1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  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.

Category: EventsFriends @ the Carnegie

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April 28, 2014

Pic 2Mary Jo Zazueta presents:
Publishing Your Book: Where to Start
Are you frustrated trying to maneuver through the publishing industry? Desperate to get your book published—but you don’t know where to start or whom to trust? Join the Friends @ the Carnegie Speaker Series on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street when Mary Jo Zazueta discuss various aspects of getting published. The program is designed for people with a manuscript or at least a book project in mind.

The program is open to the public and admission is free. It is sponsored by the Petoskey District Library and the Friends of the Library. For more information, contact the library at (231)-758-3100.

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Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

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April 30, 2014

YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  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.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time will NOT MEET today.

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May 1, 2014

1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingThe Parent/Child LapSit WILL NOT meet today!  Mr. Ron is at the Rural LIbraries Conference.  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.

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.

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Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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May 2, 2014

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.

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