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Oct 14, '14

Category: EventsChess Gang

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October 14, 2014

TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

Category: EventsTeen Read Week - Make a Mini-Fooseball Game

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October 14, 2014

minifoosballDrop-in and make a mini-fooseball game. It would be helpful if each teen would bring a micro-wave popcorn box (3 bag size).  For more info, call Youth Services at 231-758-3112, or click here.

 

 

Category: EventsSpecial Library Board Meeting

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October 14, 2014

The Petoskey District Library Board will meet in special session on Tuesday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. in the lower-level classroom of the Library regarding the Library Director search.

Oct 15, '14

Category: EventsBabies and Books, Fall Session

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October 15, 2014

Another one!

Another one!

The 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 Fall Session:  Wednesdays, Sept 24 and October 1, 8 & 15

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: EventsSpecial Library Board Meeting

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October 15, 2014

The Petoskey District Library Board will meet in special session on Wednesday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m in the lower-level classroom of the Library regarding the Library Director search.

Category: EventsTeen Read Week - Create a Dream Jar

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October 15, 2014

Dream jarMake a “Dream Jar” fitting the TRW theme of “Turn Dreams into Reality.” Teens also will learn about the common meaning of dreams, eat dreamy treats and more.  For more info, call Youth Services 231-758-3112 or click here.

Oct 16, '14

Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

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October 16, 2014

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

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

Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: 3D Printing Workshop

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October 16, 2014

The Petoskey District Library is hosting a 3D printing workshop on Thursday, October 16th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the lower level classroom.

Category: EventsPAWS to Read - Roo

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October 16, 2014

1337971681RooRoo and her human Kim Brown will be available on the third Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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.

Category: EventsTeen Read Week - Soldering Activity

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October 16, 2014

ledmakebotsolderTeens may try their hand at soldering by soldering components together to make a led Maker Robot button.  For more info, call 231-758-3112, or click here.

Category: EventsFriends of the Library Annual Dinner

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October 16, 2014

Friends of the Library Annual Dinner and Meeting; click here for details.

Oct 17, '14

Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

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October 17, 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: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Friday Night

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October 17, 2014

ACD Poster 16.inddThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the award-winning documentary film Legacies of Perfection, (2013; 27 min.) on Friday, October 17, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St.). A discussion will follow. 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.

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Oct 20, '14

Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

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October 20, 2014

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

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

Category: EventsMICHIGAN READS....Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band!

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October 20, 2014

lm_2014_Michigan_Reads_Acoustic_Rooster_Jacket_cover_455960_7Area children may experience the 2014 Michigan Reads! book, “Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band” by Kwame Alexander, along with song, stories, finger plays and other developmentally appropriate activities for 3-5 (siblings & other interested children are still welcome) year-olds at three different story times in the Program Room at PDL.  This is a free “drop-in” program and no sign-up is necessary. The program will last 45-60 minutes and pajamas are welcome for the evening program.

This activity will take place on 3 different days & times in the Program Room:

  • Monday, October 20, 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 23, 2:00 p.m.

Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

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October 20, 2014

Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

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.  And, It’s FUN!

Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

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October 20, 2014

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 (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). 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 (did we mention that it is fun?).