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April 2014–March 2015

  • April 2, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

    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

    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.

  • April 3, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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.

  • April 4, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    Will not meet this week!

  • April 7, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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

    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

    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.

  • April 8, 2014

    Category: Events"Dog Day Afternoon

    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.

  • April 9, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

    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

    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.

  • April 10, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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.

  • April 11, 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.

  • April 13, 2014

    Category: EventsApril RADKRAFT (teens)

    April 14 Flyer

  • April 14, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • April 15, 2014

    Category: EventsWorld Book Night Reception

    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.

  • April 16, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

    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

    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

    movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film Philomena, (Rated PG-13; 2014; 98 min.) on Wednesday, April 16, 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.

  • April 17, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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

    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.

  • April 18, 2014

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

    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

    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

    movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film Philomena, (Rated PG-13; 2014; 98 min.) on Friday, April 18, 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.

  • April 21, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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

    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

    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.

  • April 22, 2014

    Category: EventsEarth Day 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

  • April 23, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

    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

    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.

  • April 24, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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

    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.

  • April 25, 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.

  • April 26, 2014

    Category: EventsDungeons & Dragons

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

    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!

  • April 28, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • April 30, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    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.

  • May 1, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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.

  • May 2, 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.

  • May 5, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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: EventsCards for the Library

    Friends of Petoskey Public Library invite you to Cards for the Library, Monday, May 5 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Bay View Country Club. Click here for details.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    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

    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.

  • May 7, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    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.

  • May 8, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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.

  • May 9, 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.

  • May 10, 2014

    Category: EventsDungeons & Dragons

    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.

  • May 12, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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

    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

    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.

  • May 14, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    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.

  • May 15, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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

    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.

  • May 16, 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.

  • May 19, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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

    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

    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.

  • May 21, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe 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

    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.

  • May 22, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    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

    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.

  • May 23, 2014

    Category: EventsSchool's Out! Game Day

    asstdbdgames2PDL’s Program Room will be open from 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for kids & families to try playing a game from its collection of board & video games.  Popcorn and punch (or hot chocolate) will be provided by the library.  Kids & families are welcome to bring their own games to share as well as snacks or drinks, but glass containers are prohibited.

    Games offered by the library include: Mancala, Scrabble, Checkers, Chess, Cards (decks will be available for go fish, euchre, etc. - no gambling games!), Labyrinth, Connect Four, Pictureka!, Cranium, Twister, Chess, Dominoes, Cranium Conga, Monopoly Deal, Scrabble Slam!, Trouble, Sorry! Harry Potter Clue, Yahtzee and Lifestories among others.  In addition, the library’s PlayStation 2 (Guitar Hero II, Cars, Sonic-Mega Collection, Micro Machines v4 and others).

    Category: EventsHobbies in the Lobby

    Our next Hobbies in the Lobby will feature Tresa McWilliams Keys with a discussion of quilting and 1930s Depression era quilts. The event will take place in the Petoskey District Library main lobby at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23rd.

    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.

  • May 24, 2014

    Category: EventsDungeons & Dragons

    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.

  • May 26, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will NOT meet today due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

    The Library is closed

  • May 28, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe 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.

  • May 30, 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.

  • June 4, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe 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.

  • June 11, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe 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.

  • June 18, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe 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.

  • June 26, 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.

  • July 24, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.