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How to Find Out About Library Programs

The Petoskey District Library has on-going programs for Adults and Young People; from the Friends @ the Carnegie Programs sponsored monthly by the Friends of the Library, to regular story times in the Children’s Room, to the weekly movies of the Petoskey Film Theater, to Book Chats with the Friends. We invite you to sign up for one or more of our e-newsletters (form above) to get up-to-date information about activities and programs. We put all of our events on our Events Calendar, and have a phone number that lists all our events each week (231-758-3107).

Book Chats with Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of the Library when they host monthly Book Chats. The public is invited to attend Book Chats once a month and share a recently read book or an old favorite. Each individual will be allowed three to 5 minutes to review their book and make comments about the author. The event is open to the public, is on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and there is no charge. There is also no sign-up, and it isn’t necessary to attend each month. For more information, contact the Library at 231-758-3121. Upcoming Book Chat dates for 2016 are: May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15.

Friends @ the Carnegie

All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. The programs are offered at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except May (third Monday) and December (no program). All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free.

Monday, April 25

diannaSpeakerDianna Stampfler of Promote Michigan presents:
Postcards to Michigan’s Past
Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Before email and text messages, postcards were the premier way to send a quick message to family and friends. Fortunately, these cards have been preserved and saved from generation to generation — offering a glimpse into a simpler time of carefree vacations around the Great Lakes State. Dianna’s collection, at more than 100 to date, spans from Michigan’s coast to coast and from one season to the next.


Monday, May 23

houseGreen Certified Building
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

As an NAHB Emerald Certified Green Professional, John Plichta of JR Construction is committed to building long-lasting, cost-effective homes. John, along with Bud Cicciarelli, a Petoskey green-certified home owner, will discuss green-certified building and owning a “green” home.


Monday, June 27

To Be Announced
Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.



Monday, July 25

Neil Ahrens presents:
Ahrens’ Anthology: An Artist’s Adventure
Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

A talk from a lifelong Artist tracing a path through his works, thoughts, and future plans. Within one month after this talk he will be in a Two Person Exhibit at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, MI.”


Monday, August 22

To Be Announced
Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.




Monday, September 26

Gary Barfknecht presents:
Coming of Age on Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range
Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.




Monday, October 24

Eric Hemenway presents:
Odawa History, Traditions & Culture
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.




Monday, November 28

Christie Petersen presents:
Maple Moon, Maple Sugar, Maple Wine: A Sticky Business
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Christie Petersen of Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery.



Membership Form

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Petoskey District Library, please download the application form and return it to the library.