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  • July 1, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club-Preschool (3-5 yr olds)

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club with Miss Lisa.  Limited to 20 3-5 yr.-olds in the Program Room 10:30-11:30 am on 4 consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 24. Must sign up separately! (at Youth Desk) by MONDAY JUNE 23 AT CLOSE  DO fun, "HIGH OCTANE," developmentally appropriate math activities from Bedtime Math.org.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga - Mommy/ Daddy & Me (Ages 3-6)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through July 31.  Bring your little one in for an hour of yoga play and relaxation. Have fun with partner poses designed for parent & child.  Learn fun songs and dances which help kids to remember Yoga poses and keep them wanting to practice yoga long after class is done.

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr 3-5

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. 3-5 begins with Mr. Ron in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING!

    Limited to 20 kids, meets on Tuesdays for 8 weeks (June 24-August 12).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if any slots are available; in person, call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Micky

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    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

  • July 2, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr K-2

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. K-2 begins with Ms. Julianne in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING! Limited to 20 kids, meets on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (June 25-August 13).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if there are any slots left-call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • July 3, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/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: EventsPreschool Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds

    Robot Book StackIt's back for the summer!  Fizz, Boom, Read story hours with Mr. Ron featuring science related books, songs, finger plays and art/craft or hands-on science activities.  Maybe even a snack.  This is a drop-in program; we'll meet in the Program Room.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 5-7) with Lauren Brown

    In her sessions, taught using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Technique, your kids will be jumping, dancing, and singing all while practicing yoga poses. The KAY system incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music plus all of the traditional benefits of Yoga;  your kids will meditate, practice pranayama (breathing techniques) & asanas (yoga postures), and experience peace and deep relaxation.  Join Lauren for a great class that will open your child up to a new world of calm and relaxation that will carry on through  their day! Please bring a yoga mat or towel to use on the ground for the duration of class.  (The library has a few in case you forget).

    Category: EventsSuper Science Thursdays w/Mr. Ron

    ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

    6/19 - Marshmallow Engineering.

    6/26 - Geyser Science.

    7/3 - Speed Racer Science

    7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

    7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

    7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

  • July 7, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/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: EventsMonday Crafternoons

    WholegroupStories and a science craft with Ms. Julianne!

    June 23 - Binary Code Bracelets (the latest in geekwear!).

    June 30 - Yes!  It IS Rocket Science! (Drinking straw Rockets).

    July 7 -  Vertically Challenged (Building Towers)

    July 14 - Magic Balloons!

    July 21 - Pi Surprise:  A spatial treat!

  • July 8, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club-Preschool (3-5 yr olds)

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club with Miss Lisa.  Limited to 20 3-5 yr.-olds in the Program Room 10:30-11:30 am on 4 consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 24. Must sign up separately! (at Youth Desk) by MONDAY JUNE 23 AT CLOSE  DO fun, "HIGH OCTANE," developmentally appropriate math activities from Bedtime Math.org.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga - Mommy/ Daddy & Me (Ages 3-6)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through July 31.  Bring your little one in for an hour of yoga play and relaxation. Have fun with partner poses designed for parent & child.  Learn fun songs and dances which help kids to remember Yoga poses and keep them wanting to practice yoga long after class is done.

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr 3-5

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. 3-5 begins with Mr. Ron in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING!

    Limited to 20 kids, meets on Tuesdays for 8 weeks (June 24-August 12).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if any slots are available; in person, call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • July 9, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr K-2

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. K-2 begins with Ms. Julianne in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING! Limited to 20 kids, meets on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (June 25-August 13).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if there are any slots left-call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • July 10, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/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: EventsPreschool Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds

    Robot Book StackIt's back for the summer!  Fizz, Boom, Read story hours with Mr. Ron featuring science related books, songs, finger plays and art/craft or hands-on science activities.  Maybe even a snack.  This is a drop-in program; we'll meet in the Program Room.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 5-7) with Lauren Brown

    In her sessions, taught using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Technique, your kids will be jumping, dancing, and singing all while practicing yoga poses. The KAY system incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music plus all of the traditional benefits of Yoga;  your kids will meditate, practice pranayama (breathing techniques) & asanas (yoga postures), and experience peace and deep relaxation.  Join Lauren for a great class that will open your child up to a new world of calm and relaxation that will carry on through  their day! Please bring a yoga mat or towel to use on the ground for the duration of class.  (The library has a few in case you forget).

    Category: EventsNo Super Science Thursday Today

    ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

    7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

    7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

    7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallBarbara and Euchre will NOT be available today :-( ...Sorry!)-:

    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

  • July 11, 2014

    Category: EventsHobbies in the Lobby

    Our next Hobbies in the Lobby will feature Christi R., owner of Studio Health & Fitness, with a Zumba fitness demonstration. The event will take place in the Petoskey District Library outdoor labyrinth at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 11th.  For more information, click here.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 8-11) with Lauren Brown

    In her sessions, taught using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Technique, your kids will be jumping, dancing, and singing all while practicing yoga poses. The KAY system incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music plus all of the traditional benefits of Yoga;  your kids will meditate, practice pranayama (breathing techniques) & asanas (yoga postures), and experience peace and deep relaxation.  Join Lauren for a great class that will open your child up to a new world of calm and relaxation that will carry on through  their day! Please bring a yoga mat or towel to use on the ground for the duration of class.  (The library has a few in case you forget).

  • July 14, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/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: EventsMonday Crafternoons

    WholegroupStories and a science craft with Ms. Julianne!

    June 23 - Binary Code Bracelets (the latest in geekwear!).

    June 30 - Yes!  It IS Rocket Science! (Drinking straw Rockets).

    July 7 -  Vertically Challenged (Building Towers)

    July 14 - Magic Balloons!

    July 21 - Pi Surprise:  A spatial treat!

  • July 15, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club-Preschool (3-5 yr olds)

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club with Miss Lisa.  Limited to 20 3-5 yr.-olds in the Program Room 10:30-11:30 am on 4 consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 24. Must sign up separately! (at Youth Desk) by MONDAY JUNE 23 AT CLOSE  DO fun, "HIGH OCTANE," developmentally appropriate math activities from Bedtime Math.org.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga - Mommy/ Daddy & Me (Ages 3-6)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through July 31.  Bring your little one in for an hour of yoga play and relaxation. Have fun with partner poses designed for parent & child.  Learn fun songs and dances which help kids to remember Yoga poses and keep them wanting to practice yoga long after class is done.

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr 3-5

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. 3-5 begins with Mr. Ron in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING!

    Limited to 20 kids, meets on Tuesdays for 8 weeks (June 24-August 12).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if any slots are available; in person, call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • July 16, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies, Summer Session II

    Toddler Biting BookThe 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.

    2014 Summer Session 1:  Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    2014 Summer Session 2: Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    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.

    Category: EventsBubbleman at the Carnegie

    BubblemanRon Loyd “The Bubbleman” has performed his bubble magic for over 25 years. This 45-minute program is designed to show the joy of exploring the science of Bubbleology. Ron creates big bubbles, square bubbles, caterpillar bubbles, merry-go-round bubbles, and much much more. The Bubbleman demonstrates bubble making with the assistance of the audience and shares his bubble creation secrets.

    Video: Charlevoix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSuhqMvZHFY

    Kalamazoo  http://www.ask.com/youtube?q=bubbleman+ron+loyd&v=xSuhqMvZHFY&qsrc=472

    You will need a free ticket to attend this event!  The ticket will first be available at the Acting Up Theatre Company event on July 2nd.  After that they will be available at the Youth Services Desk in the library until they are gone.

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr K-2

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. K-2 begins with Ms. Julianne in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING! Limited to 20 kids, meets on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (June 25-August 13).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if there are any slots left-call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • July 17, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/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: EventsPreschool Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds

    Robot Book StackIt's back for the summer!  Fizz, Boom, Read story hours with Mr. Ron featuring science related books, songs, finger plays and art/craft or hands-on science activities.  Maybe even a snack.  This is a drop-in program; we'll meet in the Program Room.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 5-7) with Lauren Brown

    In her sessions, taught using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Technique, your kids will be jumping, dancing, and singing all while practicing yoga poses. The KAY system incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music plus all of the traditional benefits of Yoga;  your kids will meditate, practice pranayama (breathing techniques) & asanas (yoga postures), and experience peace and deep relaxation.  Join Lauren for a great class that will open your child up to a new world of calm and relaxation that will carry on through  their day! Please bring a yoga mat or towel to use on the ground for the duration of class.  (The library has a few in case you forget).

    Category: EventsSuper Science Thursdays w/Mr. Ron

    ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

    6/19 - Marshmallow Engineering.

    6/26 - Geyser Science.

    7/3 - Speed Racer Science

    7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

    7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

    7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

  • July 18, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 8-11) with Lauren Brown

    In her sessions, taught using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Technique, your kids will be jumping, dancing, and singing all while practicing yoga poses. The KAY system incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music plus all of the traditional benefits of Yoga;  your kids will meditate, practice pranayama (breathing techniques) & asanas (yoga postures), and experience peace and deep relaxation.  Join Lauren for a great class that will open your child up to a new world of calm and relaxation that will carry on through  their day! Please bring a yoga mat or towel to use on the ground for the duration of class.  (The library has a few in case you forget).

  • July 19, 2014

    Category: EventsAuthor Visit: Peter Brown

    monsterPlease join McLean and Eakin Booksellers for a Monster Bash for children ages 4 and up with the lovely and talented Peter Brown to celebrate his latest book, My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.).  Bring your best monster costume and join us for this free event. This event will be located at the Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building (old library) 451 East Mitchell and is hosted in partnership with the Petoskey District Library.

  • July 21, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/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: EventsMonday Crafternoons

    WholegroupStories and a science craft with Ms. Julianne!

    June 23 - Binary Code Bracelets (the latest in geekwear!).

    June 30 - Yes!  It IS Rocket Science! (Drinking straw Rockets).

    July 7 -  Vertically Challenged (Building Towers)

    July 14 - Magic Balloons!

    July 21 - Pi Surprise:  A spatial treat!

  • July 22, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga - Mommy/ Daddy & Me (Ages 3-6)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through July 31.  Bring your little one in for an hour of yoga play and relaxation. Have fun with partner poses designed for parent & child.  Learn fun songs and dances which help kids to remember Yoga poses and keep them wanting to practice yoga long after class is done.

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr 3-5

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. 3-5 begins with Mr. Ron in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING!

    Limited to 20 kids, meets on Tuesdays for 8 weeks (June 24-August 12).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if any slots are available; in person, call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • July 23, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies, Summer Session II

    Toddler Biting BookThe 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.

    2014 Summer Session 1:  Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    2014 Summer Session 2: Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    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.

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr K-2

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. K-2 begins with Ms. Julianne in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING! Limited to 20 kids, meets on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (June 25-August 13).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if there are any slots left-call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • July 24, 2014

    Category: EventsFriends of the Library Used Book Sale

    The Friends' ever-popular Used Book Sale takes place on July 24-25, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This sale always takes place in conjunction with downtown Petoskey's fabulous sidewalk sales days.

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/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: EventsSummerteen

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    This is School Library Journal's Third "Summerteen" event. If you like books and authors, you will LOVE this, and, even if you don't, you may find that you really do after you participate! Just drop-in to the BASEMENT MEETING ROOM between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available! Here's the "scoopage:"

    SLJ‘s FREE online event features authors, illustrators and editors of the best books for teens under the sun!

    The third annual SummerTeen virtual conference presents popular YA authors talking about their writing experiences and current and forthcoming titles in an engaging. conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.

    Get up close with co-keynoters Matthew Quick, author of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay. Attend panels led by experts in teen and YA lit including romance titles worth falling in love with, and graphic novels that will be flying off the shelves. Take a trip around the world with international authors telling stories that transcends physical and cultural boundaries and rev up young sports fans up with winning titles.

    Category: EventsSuper Science Thursdays w/Mr. Ron

    ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

    6/19 - Marshmallow Engineering.

    6/26 - Geyser Science.

    7/3 - Speed Racer Science

    7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

    7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

    7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    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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    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

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair! Family Night Preview

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    You may get "first dibs" on the selection! There will be door prizes and snacks. Because we have programs all day in the Program Room, we may just open the cases & boxes where they sit. If you don't get something that you want from the fair, don't despair, we can order it.

     

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • July 25, 2014

    Category: EventsFriends of the Library Used Book Sale

    The Friends' ever-popular Used Book Sale takes place on July 24-25, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This sale always takes place in conjunction with downtown Petoskey's fabulous sidewalk sales days.

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free - Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 8-11) with Lauren Brown

    In her sessions, taught using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Technique, your kids will be jumping, dancing, and singing all while practicing yoga poses. The KAY system incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music plus all of the traditional benefits of Yoga;  your kids will meditate, practice pranayama (breathing techniques) & asanas (yoga postures), and experience peace and deep relaxation.  Join Lauren for a great class that will open your child up to a new world of calm and relaxation that will carry on through  their day! Please bring a yoga mat or towel to use on the ground for the duration of class.  (The library has a few in case you forget).

    Category: EventsAnime' Club-Movie "Unbreakable"

    anime_eyes_clip_art_6994The Anime' Club will meet in the BASEMENT MEETING ROOM to watch the movie "Unbreakable."  It's free and popcorn and soda will be available.  You may bring your own snack and/or drink, but no glass please!

  • July 26, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free - Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • July 27, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free - Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • July 28, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

    Category: EventsFriends @ the Carnegie

    badger_babies0008_(2)Julie Whitely presents:

    Today's Animal Control: Not Your Grandparents' Dog Catcher

    Find out what an animal control office did in 1958 and how it is different in 2014. Hear Julie's often humorous stories from her 21 years as an animal control officer for Charlevoix County. How did the humane treatment of animals come about? What is the State of Michigan Animal Control Officers' Association?

    This 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.

  • July 29, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga - Mommy/ Daddy & Me (Ages 3-6)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through July 31.  Bring your little one in for an hour of yoga play and relaxation. Have fun with partner poses designed for parent & child.  Learn fun songs and dances which help kids to remember Yoga poses and keep them wanting to practice yoga long after class is done.

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr 3-5

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. 3-5 begins with Mr. Ron in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING!

    Limited to 20 kids, meets on Tuesdays for 8 weeks (June 24-August 12).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if any slots are available; in person, call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • July 30, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies, Summer Session II

    Toddler Biting BookThe 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.

    2014 Summer Session 1:  Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    2014 Summer Session 2: Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    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.

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya (or Juniper)

    Patty-Anya-1

    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

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr K-2

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. K-2 begins with Ms. Julianne in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING! Limited to 20 kids, meets on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (June 25-August 13).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if there are any slots left-call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

    Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Wednesday Night

    movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the French comedy film, Priceless (Rated R; 2008; 111 min.; French w/subtitles) on Wednesday, July 30, 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.

  • July 31, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 5-7) with Lauren Brown

    In her sessions, taught using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Technique, your kids will be jumping, dancing, and singing all while practicing yoga poses. The KAY system incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music plus all of the traditional benefits of Yoga;  your kids will meditate, practice pranayama (breathing techniques) & asanas (yoga postures), and experience peace and deep relaxation.  Join Lauren for a great class that will open your child up to a new world of calm and relaxation that will carry on through  their day! Please bring a yoga mat or towel to use on the ground for the duration of class.  (The library has a few in case you forget).

  • August 1, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy one, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Bookfair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out the events calendar or our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

    Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Friday Night

    movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the French comedy film, Priceless (Rated R; 2008; 111 min.; French w/subtitles) on Friday, August 1, 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.

  • August 2, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy one, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Bookfair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out the events calendar or our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • August 3, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy one, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Bookfair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out the events calendar or our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • August 5, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr 3-5

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. 3-5 begins with Mr. Ron in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING!

    Limited to 20 kids, meets on Tuesdays for 8 weeks (June 24-August 12).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if any slots are available; in person, call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Micky

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    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

  • August 6, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies, Summer Session II

    Toddler Biting BookThe 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.

    2014 Summer Session 1:  Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    2014 Summer Session 2: Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    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.

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr K-2

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. K-2 begins with Ms. Julianne in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING! Limited to 20 kids, meets on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (June 25-August 13).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if there are any slots left-call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • August 12, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Bibliocommons® Class

    Learn the ins and outs of Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr 3-5

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. 3-5 begins with Mr. Ron in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING!

    Limited to 20 kids, meets on Tuesdays for 8 weeks (June 24-August 12).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if any slots are available; in person, call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • August 13, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr K-2

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. K-2 begins with Ms. Julianne in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING! Limited to 20 kids, meets on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (June 25-August 13).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if there are any slots left-call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

  • August 14, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

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    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

  • August 27, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya (or Juniper)

    Patty-Anya-1

    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

  • August 28, 2014

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    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

    Euchre1-small

    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

  • September 25, 2014

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    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.

  • October 23, 2014

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    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.

  • November 25, 2014

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

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