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Jul 28, '14

Category: EventsFriends @ the Carnegie


July 28, 2014

badger_babies0008_(2)Julie Whitely presents:

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

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

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

Jul 29, '14

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


July 29, 2014

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

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


July 29, 2014

Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. 3-5 begins with Mr. Ron in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from 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

Jul 30, '14

Category: EventsBooks and Babies, Summer Session II


July 30, 2014

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: EventsPaws to Read - Anya (or Juniper)


July 30, 2014


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

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

Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

There is no charge for this activity

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


July 30, 2014

Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. K-2 begins with Ms. Julianne in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from 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

Jul 31, '14

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


July 31, 2014

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).

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