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August 2014–July 2015

  • 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: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    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.

  • 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: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (Ages3-6 with parent)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through August 15.  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.  in the Program Room

    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

    Category: EventsTeen Maker Camp Kick-off Party

    MakerSupAffBadgeBecause we have had so much going on for our Early Childhood and Elementary programs, we have not been able to do much programming for you. So for the next few weeks we will be participating in Maker Camp, trying to hold as many programs as we can given staff time and room availability.

    We are still working on finalizing our activities, but we promise we will be finished by our...

    Kick-off Party...next Wednesday, August 6 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the Program Room.

    There will be Pizza, soda, prizes, Maker Camp bling (Like a Maker Camp T-shirt-for those who sign up!) and more.

    Please come and enjoy yourselves!

    Because we are ordering pizza, Please sign up at the Youth Desk in the Children's Room by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5.

  • August 7, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (ages 5 & up)

    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 8, 2014

    Category: EventsTEENS - Maker Camp - Field Trip Friday (Onlinel Field Trip) -Blue Man Group

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    Field Trip Friday: Blue Man Group

    MAKERS: Blue Man Group

    Hosted by a team of Blue Man Group's performers and technicians, the exclusive Maker Camp tour will showcase how the customized instruments are created and played, the company's one-of-a-kind creative process and much more. Campers will be amazed by the unprecedented amount of backstage and behind-the-scenes access to the famous Las Vegas stage production.

    Of course there will be snacks and soft drinks and you're welcome to bring your own, but NO GLASS!

    Meets in the Program Room.

    Category: EventsTEENS - Maker Camp - Field Trip Friday (Onlinel Field Trip) -Jim Henson's Creature Shop

    hensonField Trip Friday: Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

    What else is there to say?  Live from Los Angeles, Ca.

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    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.

  • August 9, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Radkraft - Frankentoy

    frankentoyFrankentoy!! Coming to your Library!

    A Radkraft for Teens!

    Drop in on Saturday or Sunday, August 9-10th between 1-4pm to try your hand at creating a Frankentoy!   Bring any old broken toys that you can't seem to throw away but don't know what to do with!
    Snack and craft in the Youth Program Room.

     

  • August 10, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Radkraft - Frankentoy

    frankentoyFrankentoy!! Coming to your Library!

    A Radkraft for Teens!

    Drop in on Saturday or Sunday, August 9-10th between 1-4pm to try your hand at creating a Frankentoy!   Bring any old broken toys that you can't seem to throw away but don't know what to do with!
    Snack and craft in the Youth Program Room.

  • August 12, 2014

    Category: EventsTeens-Maker Camp - Duct Tape Double

    ducttapedoubleDuct Tape Double

    Make an easy custom mannequin using duct tape and an old shirt. Use your mannequin for sewing costumes, or use as a dummy in your next set or movie.

    Bring an old t-shirt – it will be cut.

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!  Meets in the Program Room.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (Ages3-6 with parent)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through August 15.  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.  in the Program Room

    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: EventsTeens - Maker Camp - Soldering workshop & Practice

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    Soldering Instruction AND Practice

    Drop in for as little or as long as you wish – we have 3 soldering irons.  We have one little beginning project for you. Bring that item in that you’ve been holding onto until you met someone who could solder, because, now, that someone is YOU!

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

    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: EventsTeens - Maker Camp - Soldering workshop & Practice

    solderironSoldering Instruction AND Practice

    Drop in for as little or as long as you wish – we have 3 soldering irons.  We have one little beginning project for you. Bring that item in that you’ve been holding onto until you met someone who could solder, because, now, that someone is YOU!

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

    Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Wednesday Night

    movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the French romantic comedy film, Heartbreaker (Not Rated; 2010; 105 min.; French w/subtitles) on Wednesday, August 13, 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 14, 2014

    Category: EventsTeens- (Maker Camp) - Makey Makey

    MakeyMakeyMakey Makey

    Jay and Beau Silver are brothers who teamed up with Eric Rosenbaum to create +JoyLabz, a company that produces #MakeyMakey , the invention kit for the 21st century. The MakeyMakey works like a computer keyboard. It's called a MakeyMakey because when you're using it, you Make + Key—you're making a keyboard! They call it "the invention kit for everyone," and its uses are as endless as your imagination

    Lucky You… you get to play with one

    And, of course, there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

    Category: EventsTeens - Maker Camp - Make a Mini-Foosball Game

    miniFoosball

    rsday, August 14, 1-2:30 p.m.  Program Room

    Make a Mini Foosball Game.

    Make this little game with basic materials like cardboard, paper clips, straws, and tape. Bring a Popcorn Box (3-pack microwave popcorn - Don’t have a popcorn box? Make your own by modifying any box. Like, say, Cereal Box).

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (ages 5 & up)

    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: 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

  • August 15, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    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.

  • August 19, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (Ages3-6 with parent)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through August 15.  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.  in the Program Room

  • August 20, 2014

    Category: EventsTeens -Maker Camp - 3-D Printing with Joe Carr

    3-dprntrProgram Room

     3-D Printing with Joe Carr.  Not many of us have seen one of these working up here…Be the first one on your block!  MAYBE you can print something!

    Please sign up by Monday, August 18th at 7 p.m.  This will determine what we are able to do.  Those who sign up will be given preferential treatment!

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

  • August 21, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (ages 5 & up)

    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 22, 2014

    Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Friday Night

    fridaymovieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the French comedy film, My Best Friend (Rated PG-13; 2007; 94 min.; French w/subtitles) on Friday, August 22, 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 25, 2014

    Category: EventsFriends @ the Carnegie

    256px-Grey_wolf_P1130270Michael Cromley presents:

    Wolves in Michigan

    Join us for Michael Cromley's presentation on the history of wolves in Michigan. 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.

  • August 27, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya (or Juniper)

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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 28, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Beginning Facebook® Class

    Do you want to connect with friends and family on Facebook®? If you do, the Petoskey District Library will be hosting a Beginning Facebook® Class on August 28th from 2:00-3:00 pm.

    Please bring your own tablet or laptop for the class. If you do not have your own device that is okay you can still come and learn. Please call the Petoskey District library at 231-758-3100 to sign up or feel free to drop in.


    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 4, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Beginning Bibliocommons® Class

    Introduction to Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

  • September 6, 2014

    Category: EventsHobbies in the Lobby

    • Our next Hobbies in the Lobby will feature Deb Hansen with a Zentangle workshop.  Supplies will be provided.  The event will take place in the Petoskey District Library at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6th.  For more information, click here.
  • September 11, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Creating Lists & Sharing in Bibliocommons® Class

    Beyond the basics of Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

  • September 18, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Beginning Bibliocommons® Class

    Introduction to Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

  • September 25, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Creating Lists & Sharing in Bibliocommons® Class

    Beyond the basics of Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

    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.