Mon. – Thurs. 10am – 7pm
Fri. & Sat. 10am – 5pm
Sun. 12noon – 5pm

Hoopla

Petoskey District Library is excited to announce hoopla digital: a new digital media service provided to you, our patron, through which you may access and enjoy over half a million titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. All in one location, from your computer, tablet or Smartphone!  With hoopla, there are no hold lists, no extra apps or accounts needed or special steps to use it.  Petoskey District Library cardholders can learn more about Hoopla and how to access and sign up to start instantly streaming Continue Reading

Kanopy

We are pleased to now offer Kanopy, a streaming video service that is available to Petoskey District Library cardholders at no charge. With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides patrons with access to over 30,0000 films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

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Foundation Directory Online

Discover a wealth of information on searching for grants, writing proposals, establishing nonprofits, and fundraising at the Library. Through a subscription to Foundation Directory Online, users can search unique databases of information on more than 140,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities and over 4 million of their recent grants. This service can be used free of charge on a Library computer. We currently can allow access to the directory from a Library computer one patron at a time, so it is recommended to call ahead to reserve a time slot. Continue Reading

Print from Anywhere

printWith our MobilePrint Service™, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library within 24 hours to release and pick up your document.

PDL Page Turners Book Club

We meet the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. the large meeting room (second floor). Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 19. If you have any discussion questions or thoughts you would like to share regarding our current book, please bring them with you to the next meeting!

Reading List:
June 19: Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies by Joel Stone (PDL’s Michigan Notable Book Author)
July 17:  March by John Lewis
August 21:  Reader’s Choice (pick your own)
September 18:  Can You Forgive Her by Anthony Trollope
Registration is not necessary, but greatly appreciated.

Friends @ the Carnegie: Last Legacies, Women of Little Traverse Bay

Based on the newest exhibit at the Little Traverse Historical Museum, co-executive directors Dylan Taylor and Jane Garver will share the stories of area women, including authors, nurses, teachers, and humanitarian aid workers on Monday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building. Lasting Legacies: The Women of Little Traverse Bay brings to life the stories of the original and remarkable women from our northern Michigan community. It was created in collaboration with community members, who shared stories of their friends and relatives with the museum.

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. Seating capacity is 75 people, please arrive early.

Genealogy Interest Group

Anyone who is interested in genealogy or local history is invited to join our genealogy interest group. The group meets every third Monday of the month. The next meeting is Monday, May 21, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. and the topic is Getting Into Census Records: 1920–1940. Participants are encouraged to bring as much family information with them as possible. Each session will focus on a different topic. The group will be led by professional genealogist Barbara Manley Hernden. Continue Reading

No Letting Go Film Screening

In honor of May being Mental Health Month, North Country Community Mental Health, Petoskey District Library, and the Petoskey Film Series are partnering to show the film No Letting Go (2015, 1hr 44min) on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Building.

No Letting Go is a dramatic, independent feature film adapted from the award-winning short film, ILLNESS, and based on the real-life story of producer and co-writer Randi Silverman and her family. The film is a heartfelt look at one family’s journey to understand and cope with the erratic behavior and emotional instability of their middle son.

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First Fridays for Foodies: Cooking with Morels 101

Enjoy the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market (10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.) and stop in the kitchen for a one hour informal class/demonstration on Friday, June 1, 11:00 a.m.–Noon.

Join the “Michigan Mushroom Lady,” Ashleigh Harris, for Cooking with Morels 101! Ashleigh will give step-by-step instructions for preparing dried and fresh morel mushrooms and wild leaks from the forest to the table.

Summer Open House

Join us on Friday, June 1 from 6pm – 9pm on the labyrinth during Petoskey’s Downtown Open House. Sign-up for the Summer Reading Program while you enjoy cotton candy, karaoke, and a maker faire!

New Cooking and Travel Databases

We are happy to introduce two new databases available for use remotely (log-in with your library card) or in the library on our computers or on your own device using our WI-FI connection. A to Z World Food™ is the world’s largest database of global food culture and recipes, with 6,500 recipes covering 174 countries, as well as 884 articles on national and regional cuisine, dining etiquette, and special occasion foods; 545 ingredient articles linked to recipes from around the globe; beverages, sauces, quotes, cooking conversions, food history, glossaries and more.
A to Z World Travel™ is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources it provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.

Gateway Writers Group

The schedule for the Gateway Writers Group has changed. They will now meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m. in the small meeting room on the first floor of the library.

Open to anyone with a sincere desire to learn and sharpen the craft of writing.

 

Mah Jongg

Join us every Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m in the library classroom for Mah Jongg, a game of skill, strategy, calculation and a certain amount of chance and luck. Mah Jongg originated in China about 2,000 years ago. The goal is to build a hand of 14 tiles and win. Come and play with others who enjoy this competitive game. Beginners are welcome.

Online Catalog Contest

Will you be the next winner of an eReader tablet, or maybe an overnight stay at Stafford’s Perry Hotel?  PDL patrons have until the end of June to contribute credits to the online catalog contest.  Each time you contribute information such as ratings, tags, comments or reviews, you receive community credits. Community credits are a way you can keep track of your contributions to the library’s catalog, and to the wider community of library users.

The simplest way to start earning community credits is to add titles to your shelves: each star rating, tag or other comment that you add earns one credit. When you create a list of at least five titles, you earn 5 credits. Continue Reading

Co-op deal expands library cardholders’ borrowing opportunities

Petoskey District Library recently announced a new opportunity for its cardholders to borrow materials from select Northland Library Cooperative member libraries, without charge.

Libraries participating in this reciprocal borrowing agreement include Beaver Island District Library, Boyne District Library, Charlevoix Public Library, Interlochen Public Library, Kalkaska County Library, Oscoda County Library, Otsego County Library, Petoskey District Library, Presque Isle District Library, Suttons Bay District Library, Traverse Area District Library and Wolverine Community Library. The only services not available to reciprocal borrowers are the interlibrary loan service, including borrowing through MeLCat, and services that are limited to residents because of licensing restrictions. Continue Reading

Book Club Kits

Attention book club members! As you are thinking about your next titles, you may want to consider checking out one of our book club kits. Choose from the following titles:
A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy
Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl.
The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George
The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Hguyen
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
The Girls of Atomic City, by Denise Kiernan
1984, by George Orwell
Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
First Darling of the Morning, by Thrity Umrigar
Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance —NEW
                                                                     Visit here for descriptions of each of our book club kit titles.

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A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles Continue Reading

Wi-Fi Hotspots Available

At Petoskey District Library (PDL) you can check out more than just books! The library is pleased to announce the addition of six mobile Wi-Fi hotspots which can be checked out from the Reference Desk for a one week period by PDL cardholders aged 18 and up. The portable hotspots allow patrons without internet to easily get online using any Wi-Fi enabled device such as a phone, tablet or laptop anywhere there is a cell connection. Currently, the library lends hotpots from Verizon and T-Mobile.

PDL has long offered free Wi-Fi to anyone in their building and on the library grounds. With over 1400 Wi-Fi users per month, the need to extend the service beyond the building was clear. “These mobile hotspots accommodate a number of situations including people who are traveling and want to avoid roaming charges, those who live in locations without reliable internet service, or for those who can’t afford internet service but may want to try it out,” said Technology Supervisor Mary Sue Prantera.

To check out a Hotspot, visit the Reference Desk on the second floor anytime during regular business hours.