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November 2013–October 2014

  • November 2, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 4, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 6, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • November 7, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Fun Night

    FinFam12-webJoin us for our "Chess Gang's" Family Fun Night!  For more information call 231-758-3112 or click here.

  • November 9, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 11, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 13, 2013

    Category: EventsTell Me Your Story!

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • November 14, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 16, 2013

    Category: EventsInternational Gaming @ Your Library Day

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    PDL’s Program Room will be open from 1:30-4:30 p.m. for families to try:  1) playing a game from its collection of board games.  2)playing video games on the library’s PS2.

    3) watching a group children participating in the role playing game “Dungeons and Dragons.” Popcorn and punch (or hot chocolate) will be provided by the library.  Families are welcome to bring their own games to share as well as snacks or drinks, but glass containers are prohibited.

    There will be a special game-themed “Saturday’s Child” story hour at 3:00 p.m. in the reading nook in the Children’s Room at the library for children 3-7 years of age presented by Mr. Ron, featuring stories, songs and finger games.

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 18, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 20, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • November 21, 2013

    Category: EventsFriends Book Chats

    Topic: BOOK CHATS

    Its free! There is no sign up! You don't have to attend each and every month! You don't even have to have a Library card! Join the Friends of the Library for Book Chats where you will be given a few minutes to talk about a favorite, or not so favorite, author or book. Or just come and listen and maybe pick up a few new titles to read.
    Location: Classroom
    Contact Person: Barbara Cook

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 23, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 24, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Radkraft - November

    A Little of this and a little of that for our November Radkraft.  We'll provide some natural materials and lots of grapevine for you to create your fall-holiday grapevine wreathgrapevine wreath.  Of course! There will be snacks as usual.  It all take place in the Program Room.  Oh, and, keep your eyes open for interesting natural items or foliage to integrate into your creation!  Do make certain that you're not picking something poisonous 21 Common Poisonous Plants  or endangered!

  • November 25, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 27, 2013

    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: 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: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • November 28, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    There will be no Parent/Child Lap Sit today. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    1319648853RooOur PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 30, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 2, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 4, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • December 5, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Fun Night

    FinFam12-webJoin us for our "Chess Gang's" Family Fun Night!  For more information call 231-758-3112 or click here.

  • December 6, 2013

    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).

  • December 7, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 9, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 11, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • December 12, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 14, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 16, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 19, 2013

    Category: EventsFriends Book Chats

    Topic: BOOK CHATS

    Its free! There is no sign up! You don't have to attend each and every month! You don't even have to have a Library card! Join the Friends of the Library for Book Chats where you will be given a few minutes to talk about a favorite, or not so favorite, author or book. Or just come and listen and maybe pick up a few new titles to read.
    Location: Classroom
    Contact Person: Barbara Cook

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 21, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 22, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Radkraft

    Snowflake Radkraft Dec 22 '13

  • December 23, 2013

    Category: EventsAuthor Chris Weston at the Library

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    Chris Weston, local author of “Hawgeye” and the January 2014 release of “A Baseball Man, will offer a program at the Petoskey District Library (PDL) on Monday, December 23 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Youth Program Room at the library, 500 E. Mitchell St in Petoskey.

    The program will last 45 minutes to an hour and Mr. Weston, a fan of short stories, will use some of his own short stories, including the 2011 Michigan Hemingway Society’s award winning entry entitled “The River’s Best,” to relate his experiences and reinforce the values of reading and writing in a fun way.  Weston will be available for autographs after the program and both books will be available to purchase in paperback at $8.99 and hardcover at $14.99 for as long as there are people interested in purchasing a copy.  There are a limited number of copies “A Baseball Man” available since it is in pre-release.

    Find out more here: http://www.petoskeylibrary.org/local-author-to-visit-the-library/

    Since Weston believes that it is important to give back to communities, 30% of the list price will be given to PDL.

    Category: EventsElementary Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reyou'reinvitedader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 will present a performance of the material that they have been working on this fall.  It' sure to be a great time!  "So, take a shopping break for youth!" The program will begin at 5:30 pm in the Program Room at the library and will last in the neighborhood of 45 minutes.  After this, they'll be taking a couple of weeks off for the holidays, restarting on Monday, January 13th.  Meetings are held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Program Room. It's best if you attend all the meetings, but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • December 26, 2013

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    1319648853RooOur PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 30, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    you'reinvitedOur Teen Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 will present a performance of their fall work in the library lobby at 5:30 p.m.  Don't miss this one of a kind event.  The performance will last around 45 minutes.  After this, they'll be taking a couple of weeks off, restarting on Wednesday, January 15th.  Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Program Room. It's best if you attend all the meetings, but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • January 6, 2014

    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.

  • January 9, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang Family Fun Night

    FinFam12-webJanuary's Family Fun Night has been rescheduled for Thursday, Janaury 23rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. upstairs in the Carnegie Building.  For more information call 231-758-3112 or click here.

  • January 13, 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.

  • January 15, 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.

  • January 16, 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.

  • January 17, 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.

  • January 18, 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.

  • January 20, 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.

  • January 22, 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.

  • January 23, 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.

  • January 24, 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.

  • January 27, 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.

  • January 29, 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.

  • January 30, 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.

  • January 31, 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.

  • February 3, 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.

  • February 5, 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.

  • February 6, 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.

  • February 7, 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.

  • February 10, 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.

  • February 12, 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.

  • February 13, 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.

  • February 14, 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.

  • February 17, 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.

  • February 19, 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.

  • February 20, 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.

  • February 21, 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.

  • February 24, 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.

  • February 26, 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.

  • February 27, 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.

  • February 28, 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.

  • March 3, 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.

  • March 5, 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.

  • March 6, 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.

  • March 7, 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.

  • March 10, 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-Cancelled today

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12Cancelled today, Monday, March 10 due to illness!  See you next week.  The “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.

  • March 12, 2014

    Category: EventsMOVIE WORKSHOP

    TTW14_FBOn Wednesday, March 12th, local teen movie maker, Emilie Helmbold will lead an after school workshop for students ages 13-18. The workshop, “Intro to Film: iMovie Production and Editing”, includes creating a short trailer with film sequencing, using different angles, editing and uploading onto internet sites like YouTube, Face Book, or Vimeo.  The workshop – including snacks – will be held in the Youth Program Room beginning at 4pm.

    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.

  • March 13, 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.

  • March 14, 2014

    Category: EventsSchool's Out! Game Day

    asstdbdgames2PDL’s Program Room will be open from 12:30 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

    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.

  • March 15, 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.

  • March 16, 2014

    Category: EventsMarch RadKraft

    March Radkraft teaser

    Just for fun, PDL RadKrafters will be creating covered boxes for treasures and gifts. The boxes can be collaged with fabric or scraps of wrapping paper or newspaper(Please DO bring any fabrics or papers they you may have lying around the house!). The workshop will be held at 2 pm on March 16th in the Youth Program Room.

  • March 17, 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.

  • March 19, 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.

  • March 20, 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.

  • March 21, 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.

  • March 24, 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.

  • March 26, 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.

  • March 27, 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.

  • March 28, 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: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    Will not be meeting today!

    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.

  • March 31, 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 2, 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.

  • 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!

    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 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 9, 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.

  • 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 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: 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 16, 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.

  • 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: 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 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 23, 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.

  • 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.

    Category: EventsPAWS to READ -Euchre

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 will NOT MEET today.

    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

    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!

  • 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 6, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to READ - Micky

    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.

  • 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.

    Category: EventsPAWS to READ - Euchre

    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.

  • 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.

    Category: EventsMAY RADKRAFT (teens)

    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

     

  • 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: 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.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-small

    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

    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.

  • 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: 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: EventsTeen Anime' Club-No Meeting today!

    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.

  • 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 27, 2014

    Category: EventsCHESS GANG - GRAND FINALE TOURNAMENT

    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!

  • 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 2, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    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.

  • June 3, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to READ - Micky

    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.

  • June 4, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies Summer Session I

    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.

  • June 5, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    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.

  • June 6, 2014

    Category: EventsETSY Craft Party

    It’s time for this year’s Craft Party! Mark your calendars, get your creative juices flowing and join in the fun at the Etsy Craft Party on Friday, June 6, 2014 in the Petoskey District Library outdoor labyrinth.  Partygoers should bring a special photograph (or photocopy) to use for one of two different crafts.  In the event of inclement weather, the party will be moved inside the Library.

    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 9, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    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.

  • June 11, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies Summer Session I

    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: Events"Preview" the Teen Summer Program!

    TeenFBCoverPhotoTime to Parteeeee!!     Why? Because school is out!!!

    OK...and because there’s a majorly cool summer program at your library…

     Featuring:

    • a DIY Rube Goldberg machine,
    • A mad Scientist photo booth,
    • food and more…
    • June 11th in the Program Room…STARTS about noon for !/2 Day High School Students and
    • 3:45 for Middle School Students.  Plan on about an hour.
  • June 12, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    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: EventsPreschool Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds

    Robot Book StackIt's back for the summer!  Fizz, Boom, Read story hours with Mr. Ron featuring science related books, songs, finger plays and art/craft or hands-on science activities.  Maybe even a snack.  This is a drop-in program; we'll meet in the Program Room.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-small

    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

  • June 13, 2014

    Category: EventsHobbies in the Lobby

    Our next Hobbies in the Lobby will feature event rental professional, Angela Bishop, from Taylor Rental with ideas for planning a successful summer party. Compete in a table dressing competition and make and take a "place card" craft.  Light refreshments will be served.  The event will take place in the Petoskey District Library labyrinth at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13th.  In case of inclement weather, event will be moved into the main lobby of the Library.

    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 14, 2014

    Category: EventsFriends Book Drive

  • June 16, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    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.

  • June 18, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies Summer Session I

    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.

  • June 19, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    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: EventsPreschool Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds

    Robot Book StackIt's back for the summer!  Fizz, Boom, Read story hours with Mr. Ron featuring science related books, songs, finger plays and art/craft or hands-on science activities.  Maybe even a snack.  This is a drop-in program; we'll meet in the Program Room.

    Category: EventsSuper Science Thursdays w/Mr. Ron

    ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

    6/19 - Marshmallow Engineering.

    6/26 - Geyser Science.

    7/3 - Speed Racer Science

    7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

    7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

    7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

  • June 20, 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 23, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    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: EventsMonday Crafternoons

    WholegroupStories and a science craft with Ms. Julianne!

    June 23 - Binary Code Bracelets (the latest in geekwear!).

    June 30 - Yes!  It IS Rocket Science! (Drinking straw Rockets).

    July 7 -  Vertically Challenged (Building Towers)

    July 14 - Magic Balloons!

    July 21 - Pi Surprise:  A spatial treat!

  • June 24, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club-Preschool (3-5 yr olds)

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club with Miss Lisa.  Limited to 20 3-5 yr.-olds in the Program Room 10:30-11:30 am on 4 consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 24. Must sign up separately! (at Youth Desk) by MONDAY JUNE 23 AT CLOSE  DO fun, "HIGH OCTANE," developmentally appropriate math activities from Bedtime Math.org.

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

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

  • June 25, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies Summer Session I

    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)

    Patty-Anya-1

    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

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

  • June 26, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    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: EventsPreschool Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds

    Robot Book StackIt's back for the summer!  Fizz, Boom, Read story hours with Mr. Ron featuring science related books, songs, finger plays and art/craft or hands-on science activities.  Maybe even a snack.  This is a drop-in program; we'll meet in the Program Room.

    Category: EventsByte Sized Tech

    Category: EventsSuper Science Thursdays w/Mr. Ron

    ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

    6/19 - Marshmallow Engineering.

    6/26 - Geyser Science.

    7/3 - Speed Racer Science

    7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

    7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

    7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

    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.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-small

    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

  • June 27, 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 30, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    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: EventsMonday Crafternoons

    WholegroupStories and a science craft with Ms. Julianne!

    June 23 - Binary Code Bracelets (the latest in geekwear!).

    June 30 - Yes!  It IS Rocket Science! (Drinking straw Rockets).

    July 7 -  Vertically Challenged (Building Towers)

    July 14 - Magic Balloons!

    July 21 - Pi Surprise:  A spatial treat!

  • July 1, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club-Preschool (3-5 yr olds)

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club with Miss Lisa.  Limited to 20 3-5 yr.-olds in the Program Room 10:30-11:30 am on 4 consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 24. Must sign up separately! (at Youth Desk) by MONDAY JUNE 23 AT CLOSE  DO fun, "HIGH OCTANE," developmentally appropriate math activities from Bedtime Math.org.

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

    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

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

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Micky

    PAWS_Micky 003small

    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

  • July 2, 2014

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

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

  • July 3, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    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: EventsPreschool Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds

    Robot Book StackIt's back for the summer!  Fizz, Boom, Read story hours with Mr. Ron featuring science related books, songs, finger plays and art/craft or hands-on science activities.  Maybe even a snack.  This is a drop-in program; we'll meet in the Program Room.

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

    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).

    Category: EventsSuper Science Thursdays w/Mr. Ron

    ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

    6/19 - Marshmallow Engineering.

    6/26 - Geyser Science.

    7/3 - Speed Racer Science

    7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

    7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

    7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

  • July 4, 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.

  • July 7, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    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: EventsMonday Crafternoons

    WholegroupStories and a science craft with Ms. Julianne!

    June 23 - Binary Code Bracelets (the latest in geekwear!).

    June 30 - Yes!  It IS Rocket Science! (Drinking straw Rockets).

    July 7 -  Vertically Challenged (Building Towers)

    July 14 - Magic Balloons!

    July 21 - Pi Surprise:  A spatial treat!

  • July 8, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club-Preschool (3-5 yr olds)

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club with Miss Lisa.  Limited to 20 3-5 yr.-olds in the Program Room 10:30-11:30 am on 4 consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 24. Must sign up separately! (at Youth Desk) by MONDAY JUNE 23 AT CLOSE  DO fun, "HIGH OCTANE," developmentally appropriate math activities from Bedtime Math.org.

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

    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

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

  • July 9, 2014

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

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

  • July 10, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    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: EventsPreschool Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds

    Robot Book StackIt's back for the summer!  Fizz, Boom, Read story hours with Mr. Ron featuring science related books, songs, finger plays and art/craft or hands-on science activities.  Maybe even a snack.  This is a drop-in program; we'll meet in the Program Room.

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

    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).

    Category: EventsNo Super Science Thursday Today

    ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

    7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

    7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

    7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallBarbara and Euchre will NOT be available today :-( ...Sorry!)-:

    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

  • July 11, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 8-11) with Lauren Brown

    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).

    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.

  • July 14, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    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: EventsMonday Crafternoons

    WholegroupStories and a science craft with Ms. Julianne!

    June 23 - Binary Code Bracelets (the latest in geekwear!).

    June 30 - Yes!  It IS Rocket Science! (Drinking straw Rockets).

    July 7 -  Vertically Challenged (Building Towers)

    July 14 - Magic Balloons!

    July 21 - Pi Surprise:  A spatial treat!

  • July 15, 2014

    Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club-Preschool (3-5 yr olds)

    Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club with Miss Lisa.  Limited to 20 3-5 yr.-olds in the Program Room 10:30-11:30 am on 4 consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 24. Must sign up separately! (at Youth Desk) by MONDAY JUNE 23 AT CLOSE  DO fun, "HIGH OCTANE," developmentally appropriate math activities from Bedtime Math.org.

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

    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

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

  • July 16, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies, Summer Session II

    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: EventsBubbleman at the Carnegie

    BubblemanRon Loyd “The Bubbleman” has performed his bubble magic for over 25 years. This 45-minute program is designed to show the joy of exploring the science of Bubbleology. Ron creates big bubbles, square bubbles, caterpillar bubbles, merry-go-round bubbles, and much much more. The Bubbleman demonstrates bubble making with the assistance of the audience and shares his bubble creation secrets.

    Video: Charlevoix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSuhqMvZHFY

    Kalamazoo  http://www.ask.com/youtube?q=bubbleman+ron+loyd&v=xSuhqMvZHFY&qsrc=472

    You will need a free ticket to attend this event!  The ticket will first be available at the Acting Up Theatre Company event on July 2nd.  After that they will be available at the Youth Services Desk in the library until they are gone.

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

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

  • July 17, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    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: EventsPreschool Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds

    Robot Book StackIt's back for the summer!  Fizz, Boom, Read story hours with Mr. Ron featuring science related books, songs, finger plays and art/craft or hands-on science activities.  Maybe even a snack.  This is a drop-in program; we'll meet in the Program Room.

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

    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).

    Category: EventsSuper Science Thursdays w/Mr. Ron

    ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

    6/19 - Marshmallow Engineering.

    6/26 - Geyser Science.

    7/3 - Speed Racer Science

    7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

    7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

    7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

  • July 18, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 8-11) with Lauren Brown

    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).

    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.

  • July 19, 2014

    Category: EventsAuthor Visit: Peter Brown

    monsterPlease join McLean and Eakin Booksellers for a Monster Bash for children ages 4 and up with the lovely and talented Peter Brown to celebrate his latest book, My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.).  Bring your best monster costume and join us for this free event. This event will be located at the Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building (old library) 451 East Mitchell and is hosted in partnership with the Petoskey District Library.

  • July 21, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

    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: EventsMonday Crafternoons

    WholegroupStories and a science craft with Ms. Julianne!

    June 23 - Binary Code Bracelets (the latest in geekwear!).

    June 30 - Yes!  It IS Rocket Science! (Drinking straw Rockets).

    July 7 -  Vertically Challenged (Building Towers)

    July 14 - Magic Balloons!

    July 21 - Pi Surprise:  A spatial treat!

  • July 22, 2014

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

    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

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

  • July 23, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies, Summer Session II

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

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

  • July 24, 2014

    Category: EventsFriends of the Library Used Book Sale

    The Friends' ever-popular Used Book Sale takes place on July 24-25, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This sale always takes place in conjunction with downtown Petoskey's fabulous sidewalk sales days.

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    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: EventsSummerteen

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    This is School Library Journal's Third "Summerteen" event. If you like books and authors, you will LOVE this, and, even if you don't, you may find that you really do after you participate! Just drop-in to the BASEMENT MEETING ROOM between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available! Here's the "scoopage:"

    SLJ‘s FREE online event features authors, illustrators and editors of the best books for teens under the sun!

    The third annual SummerTeen virtual conference presents popular YA authors talking about their writing experiences and current and forthcoming titles in an engaging. conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.

    Get up close with co-keynoters Matthew Quick, author of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay. Attend panels led by experts in teen and YA lit including romance titles worth falling in love with, and graphic novels that will be flying off the shelves. Take a trip around the world with international authors telling stories that transcends physical and cultural boundaries and rev up young sports fans up with winning titles.

    Category: EventsSuper Science Thursdays w/Mr. Ron

    ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

    6/19 - Marshmallow Engineering.

    6/26 - Geyser Science.

    7/3 - Speed Racer Science

    7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

    7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

    7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

    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.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

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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: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair! Family Night Preview

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    You may get "first dibs" on the selection! There will be door prizes and snacks. Because we have programs all day in the Program Room, we may just open the cases & boxes where they sit. If you don't get something that you want from the fair, don't despair, we can order it.

     

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • July 25, 2014

    Category: EventsFriends of the Library Used Book Sale

    The Friends' ever-popular Used Book Sale takes place on July 24-25, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This sale always takes place in conjunction with downtown Petoskey's fabulous sidewalk sales days.

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free - Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 8-11) with Lauren Brown

    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).

    Category: EventsAnime' Club-Movie "Unbreakable"

    anime_eyes_clip_art_6994The Anime' Club will meet in the BASEMENT MEETING ROOM to watch the movie "Unbreakable."  It's free and popcorn and soda will be available.  You may bring your own snack and/or drink, but no glass please!

    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.

  • July 26, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free - Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • July 27, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free - Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • July 28, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • July 29, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

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

    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

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

  • July 30, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies, Summer Session II

    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: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya (or Juniper)

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

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

  • July 31, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

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

    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).

  • August 1, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy one, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Bookfair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out the events calendar or our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

    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.

  • August 2, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy one, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Bookfair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out the events calendar or our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • August 3, 2014

    Category: EventsBuy one, Get One Free Book Fair!

    Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Bookfair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

    Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

    Check out the events calendar or our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

  • August 5, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (Ages3-6 with parent)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through August 15.  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.  in the Program Room

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

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

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Micky

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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

  • August 6, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies, Summer Session II

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

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

    Category: EventsTeen Maker Camp Kick-off Party

    MakerSupAffBadgeBecause we have had so much going on for our Early Childhood and Elementary programs, we have not been able to do much programming for you. So for the next few weeks we will be participating in Maker Camp, trying to hold as many programs as we can given staff time and room availability.

    We are still working on finalizing our activities, but we promise we will be finished by our...

    Kick-off Party...next Wednesday, August 6 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the Program Room.

    There will be Pizza, soda, prizes, Maker Camp bling (Like a Maker Camp T-shirt-for those who sign up!) and more.

    Please come and enjoy yourselves!

    Because we are ordering pizza, Please sign up at the Youth Desk in the Children's Room by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5.

  • August 7, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (ages 5 & up)

    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).

  • August 8, 2014

    Category: EventsTEENS - Maker Camp - Field Trip Friday (Onlinel Field Trip) -Blue Man Group

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    Field Trip Friday: Blue Man Group

    MAKERS: Blue Man Group

    Hosted by a team of Blue Man Group's performers and technicians, the exclusive Maker Camp tour will showcase how the customized instruments are created and played, the company's one-of-a-kind creative process and much more. Campers will be amazed by the unprecedented amount of backstage and behind-the-scenes access to the famous Las Vegas stage production.

    Of course there will be snacks and soft drinks and you're welcome to bring your own, but NO GLASS!

    Meets in the Program Room.

    Category: EventsTEENS - Maker Camp - Field Trip Friday (Onlinel Field Trip) -Jim Henson's Creature Shop

    hensonField Trip Friday: Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

    What else is there to say?  Live from Los Angeles, Ca.

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

    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.

  • August 9, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Radkraft - Frankentoy

    frankentoyFrankentoy!! Coming to your Library!

    A Radkraft for Teens!

    Drop in on Saturday or Sunday, August 9-10th between 1-4pm to try your hand at creating a Frankentoy!   Bring any old broken toys that you can't seem to throw away but don't know what to do with!
    Snack and craft in the Youth Program Room.

     

  • August 10, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Radkraft - Frankentoy

    frankentoyFrankentoy!! Coming to your Library!

    A Radkraft for Teens!

    Drop in on Saturday or Sunday, August 9-10th between 1-4pm to try your hand at creating a Frankentoy!   Bring any old broken toys that you can't seem to throw away but don't know what to do with!
    Snack and craft in the Youth Program Room.

  • August 12, 2014

    Category: EventsTeens-Maker Camp - Duct Tape Double

    ducttapedoubleDuct Tape Double

    Make an easy custom mannequin using duct tape and an old shirt. Use your mannequin for sewing costumes, or use as a dummy in your next set or movie.

    Bring an old t-shirt – it will be cut.

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!  Meets in the Program Room.

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (Ages3-6 with parent)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through August 15.  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.  in the Program Room

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

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

  • August 13, 2014

    Category: EventsTeens - Maker Camp - Soldering workshop & Practice

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    Soldering Instruction AND Practice

    Drop in for as little or as long as you wish – we have 3 soldering irons.  We have one little beginning project for you. Bring that item in that you’ve been holding onto until you met someone who could solder, because, now, that someone is YOU!

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

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

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

    Category: EventsTeens - Maker Camp - Soldering workshop & Practice

    solderironSoldering Instruction AND Practice

    Drop in for as little or as long as you wish – we have 3 soldering irons.  We have one little beginning project for you. Bring that item in that you’ve been holding onto until you met someone who could solder, because, now, that someone is YOU!

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

    Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Wednesday Night

    movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the French romantic comedy film, Heartbreaker (Not Rated; 2010; 105 min.; French w/subtitles) on Wednesday, August 13, 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.

  • August 14, 2014

    Category: EventsTeens- (Maker Camp) - Makey Makey

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    Jay and Beau Silver are brothers who teamed up with Eric Rosenbaum to create +JoyLabz, a company that produces #MakeyMakey , the invention kit for the 21st century. The MakeyMakey works like a computer keyboard. It's called a MakeyMakey because when you're using it, you Make + Key—you're making a keyboard! They call it "the invention kit for everyone," and its uses are as endless as your imagination

    Lucky You… you get to play with one

    And, of course, there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

    Category: EventsTeens - Maker Camp - Make a Mini-Foosball Game

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    rsday, August 14, 1-2:30 p.m.  Program Room

    Make a Mini Foosball Game.

    Make this little game with basic materials like cardboard, paper clips, straws, and tape. Bring a Popcorn Box (3-pack microwave popcorn - Don’t have a popcorn box? Make your own by modifying any box. Like, say, Cereal Box).

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (ages 5 & up)

    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).

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

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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

  • August 15, 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.

  • August 19, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (Ages3-6 with parent)

    Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through August 15.  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.  in the Program Room

  • August 20, 2014

    Category: EventsTeens -Maker Camp - 3-D Printing with Joe Carr

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     3-D Printing with Joe Carr.  Not many of us have seen one of these working up here…Be the first one on your block!  MAYBE you can print something!

    Please sign up by Monday, August 18th at 7 p.m.  This will determine what we are able to do.  Those who sign up will be given preferential treatment!

    Of course there will be snacks and soda. You may also bring your own, but, NO GLASS please!

  • August 21, 2014

    Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga with Lauren Brown (ages 5 & up)

    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).

  • August 22, 2014

    Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Friday Night

    fridaymovieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the French comedy film, My Best Friend (Rated PG-13; 2007; 94 min.; French w/subtitles) on Friday, August 22, 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.

  • August 25, 2014

    Category: EventsFriends @ the Carnegie

    256px-Grey_wolf_P1130270Michael Cromley presents:

    Wolves in Michigan

    Join us for Michael Cromley's presentation on the history of wolves in Michigan. 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.

  • August 27, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya (or Juniper)

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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

  • August 28, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Beginning Facebook® Class

    Do you want to connect with friends and family on Facebook®? If you do, the Petoskey District Library will be hosting a Beginning Facebook® Class on August 28th from 2:00-3:00 pm.

    Please bring your own tablet or laptop for the class. If you do not have your own device that is okay you can still come and learn. Please call the Petoskey District library at 231-758-3100 to sign up or feel free to drop in.


    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.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

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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

  • September 4, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Beginning Bibliocommons® Class

    Introduction to Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

  • September 6, 2014

    Category: EventsHobbies in the Lobby

    • Our next Hobbies in the Lobby will feature Deb Hansen with a Zentangle workshop.  Supplies will be provided.  The event will take place in the Petoskey District Library at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6th.  For more information, click here.
  • September 11, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Creating Lists & Sharing in Bibliocommons® Class

    Beyond the basics of Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

  • September 18, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Beginning Bibliocommons® Class

    Introduction to Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

  • September 25, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Creating Lists & Sharing in Bibliocommons® Class

    Beyond the basics of Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

    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.