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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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April 28, 2014

1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsChess Gang

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April 28, 2014

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

Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

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April 28, 2014

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

Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

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Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

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April 30, 2014

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

Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

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

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May 1, 2014

1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingThe Parent/Child LapSit WILL NOT meet today!  Mr. Ron is at the Rural LIbraries Conference.  Parent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Night

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May 1, 2014

Chess-fisheyeChess Gang “Family Fun Nights” are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Building (the old library).  Kids - ‘Bring an adult’ to Family Fun Nights.  Family Fun Nights consist of:  introductions, a brief "chess talk" and a tournament.

The Chess Gang is a chess club for 8-14 year-olds that meets to learn the game with some instruction and lots of playing. The gang’s mentor is Mr. Robert Bemben of Levering.  No sign-up is required, just show up.  This activity is free.

Here are a couple of websites to help to get you started before you come:

www.chesskids.com: Teach your kids how to play chess with our free online chess course. Interactive chess lessons, quizzes, videos, games and puzzles for kids. Play chess against the computer. Free online chess books for kids to download and print. Everything parents need to give their children the best possible start in chess. A unique chess site for kids, teachers and parents. Creator, author and webmaster: Richard James

ChessKid.com: Learn to play chess! Play chess with kids around the world! It’s free!

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Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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May 2, 2014

animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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May 5, 2014

1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsChess Gang

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May 5, 2014

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

Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

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May 5, 2014

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

Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

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Category: EventsPaws to READ - Micky

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May 6, 2014

PAWS_Micky 003smallPAWS to READ- Micky

Micky and Jean WIlson will be available on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

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Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

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May 7, 2014

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

Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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May 8, 2014

1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsPAWS to READ - Euchre

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May 8, 2014

Euchre1-smallPAWS to READ-Euchre
Euchre and Barbara Green will be available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.
Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

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Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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May 9, 2014

animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

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Category: EventsDungeons & Dragons

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May 10, 2014

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

Category: EventsMAY RADKRAFT (teens)

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May 10, 2014

New PictureForget a gift for Mom?  Or, maybe New Picture (2)you need a little giftie for a graduate in your life or for yourself ?

Join us for Radkraft* on
Saturday, May 10th for a special session just in time for Mother’s Day!

Snack and Craft in the Program Room!

*Radkraft is the PDL Young Adult Arts & Crafts Series

 

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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May 12, 2014

1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsChess Gang

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May 12, 2014

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

Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

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May 12, 2014

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

Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

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Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

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May 14, 2014

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

Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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May 15, 2014

1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsPaws to Read - Roo

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May 15, 2014

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

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

Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they earn a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

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Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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May 16, 2014

animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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May 19, 2014

1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsChess Gang

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May 19, 2014

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

Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

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May 19, 2014

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

Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

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Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

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May 21, 2014

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

Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

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Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

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May 22, 2014

1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

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May 22, 2014

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

Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

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May 22, 2014

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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: EventsPAWS to READ -Euchre

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May 22, 2014

Euchre1-smallPAWS to READ-Euchre

Euchre and Barbara Green will be available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

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Category: EventsSchool's Out! Game Day

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May 23, 2014

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: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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May 23, 2014

animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club-No Meeting today!

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May 23, 2014

animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club No meeting today!

The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

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Category: EventsDungeons & Dragons

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May 24, 2014

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

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Category: EventsChess Gang

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May 26, 2014

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

The Library is closed

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Category: EventsCHESS GANG - GRAND FINALE TOURNAMENT

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May 27, 2014

Boy Playing Chess

This event will be held in the Carnegie Building and will feature a minimum of 5 rounds, and we ask that kids over 10 and those who are not new to chess record their games. The library will provide recording sheets.

The extra time is needed for tie-breaking rounds and awards afterwards.

Watch here and on the Kids' Pages for more details!

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Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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May 30, 2014

animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

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