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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. Remaining Book Chat dates for 2014 are: April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18
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 December. All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Mary Jo Zazueta presents:
Publishing Your Book: Where to Start
Are you frustrated trying to maneuver through the publishing industry? Desperate to get your book published—but you don’t know where to start or whom to trust? Beginning authors and those who have had a negative experience in the online world will benefit from this informative seminar. Join the Friends @ the Carnegie Speaker Series on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street when Mary Jo Zazueta, a twenty-year veteran of book editing and publishing, will discuss the various publishing options, the steps required to succeed at each, and a general idea of the time and costs involved. Various ways to market and sell books will also be reviewed. The program is designed for people with a manuscript or at least a book project in mind.
The 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.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Roger Gauthier presents:
Restore Our Water International
Roger L. Gauthier is currently the Chair of Restore Our Water International (ROWI), an alliance of American and Canadian organizations concerned over the consequences of the current low water crisis on the Great Lakes. ROWI’s mission is to promote restoration of the natural ranges of water levels across the Great Lakes and flows in their interconnecting waterways that have been altered by man-made intervention.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Doc Fletcher presents:
Every River Tells a Story (Don’t It?)
Enjoy an hour-long photographic journey down rivers from Doc’s canoeing & kayaking books. Book sale and signing afterward. Enter to win a free kayak or canoe trip. Check out Doc’s website www.canoeingmichiganrivers.com
Monday, July 28, 2014
Julie Whitely presents: Animal Rescues
Monday, August 25, 2014
Michael Cromley presents: Wolves in Northern Michigan
Monday, September 22, 2014
Dianna Stampfler presents: Michigan Ghostly Beacons
Monday, October 27, 2014
Rick Wiles presents:
A Bitter Memory: The Burt Lake Burn-out of 1900
The October 15, 1900 “burn-out” of Indian Village, on northern Michigan’s Burt Lake’s Indian Point peninsula, has been termed by some revisionist historians, “an unfortunate but legal act.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. It was an immoral, unjust, cruel, and totally illegal act that was allowed to stand based on the malfeasance of state and federal government officials. Not only should it not have taken place, the perpetrators should have been prosecuted for arson, and made to pay for the complete restitution of the village homes and property. Those government officials who failed to exercise “due diligence” in their officially offered opinions prior to the illegal act, should have been held accountable.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Tim Ellis and Brad Blair present: U.P.P.R.S. Holiday Hauntings
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