The week's events
May 12, 2015
The “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 8yrs and up 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. 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.
May 13, 2015
Babies and Books, Spring I
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.
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.
Elementary Reader's Theatre
Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the rest of the school year will meet from 5-5:50 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning February 11 through the end of May, in the Program Room. Mr Jon Baughan will be the new mentor.
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.
Life Long Learning Series
Genealogy: Discovering Your Family Roots
Map Your Family History: Get Started in Genealogy
Room 536 NCMC Student Community Resource Center
May 14, 2015
Paws to Read - Euchre
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.
LAST Chess Gang - Family Night
Participants need to bring a sack dinner. Water and apples will be available for snacks. Participants may bring their own drink (No Glass Please!) or snacks if they so desire.
May 15, 2015
Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)
Good News! Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is back!
Some of last year's D & D group have reorganized and we have scheduled a day, time and place to "restart" D & D!
D & D group will meet in the Basement Meeting Room. The program is targeted at grades 5-8 (Exceptions may made for older & younger students. Contact Ron Fowler-231-758-3123 or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in participating).
We ask that you try to make it to the first three meetings to observe and learn the basics, then we'll form up groups (or parties). After that, we'll ask newcomers to observe for a few weeks before assigning her/him to a group.
Signed permission slips are necessary to play the game. These will be available at the meeting/s or below.
Permission Slip: permslip
Teen Anime' Club
The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club will meet at the library every Friday afternoon, now through June 5, 2015 from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. in the Program Room (except for a few weeks around the holidays and day when there is no school). The club will view and discuss anime’ programs and movies and do some activities. This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.
May 18, 2015
Life Long Learning Series
Room 550, NCMC Student Community Resource Center (upstairs)
Friends @ the Carnegie
Conflicts between wildlife and humans have been occurring since the beginning of humanity. Gregg will discuss how many of these problems can be mitigated and the scenarios he commonly sees here in Northern Michigan. All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. The programs are offered at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except May (third Monday) and December (no program). All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free.