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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 2015 are: April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17.

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 27

skyparkLaurie Gaetano & Gary Appold present:
The Headlands International Dark Sky Park
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Laurie Gaetano is the Emmet County Parks and Recreation Department Director. The two will talk about the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, a 600-acre park in Michigan’s Emmet County.


Monday, May 18

gregg-schumaker-skunkGregg Schumaker presents:
Wildlife Management –
Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.




Monday, June 22

valValerie Meyerson, Library Director presents:
Visions for Petoskey District Library –
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.



Monday, July 27

Dianna Stampfler (Nov 2012)Dianna Stampfler presents:
Made in the Mitten –
Monday, July 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.




Monday, August 24

mushroomMarilyn Smith presents:
Michigan Mushrooms –
Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.



Monday, September 28

Dr. Carl PalazzoloDr. Carl Palazzolo presents:
Veterinarian & Wildlife Photographer –
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.




Monday, October 26

Joe Hoffman presents:
Petoskey, Potato, Panorama –
Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 23

Dick Strader presents:
The Story of Stanley Kellogg –
Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

“Ice Thrones, Pottery and Sculpted Heads: The Story of Sculptor and Potter Stanley Price Kellogg” will be portrayed in first person by storyteller Dick Strader.

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. File Download: Membership