Area students are invited to submit artwork for the 2018/2019 New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center and Petoskey District Library logo contest! The selected artwork will be used for promotional materials, t-shirts and admission buttons. It must be 2-dimensional and original. Students may choose, (it is not required) to include the words “New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center 2019” in their artwork. The winning student will receive a family pass for the event and a $50 gift card for art supplies. Open to students in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties and Char-Em Intermediate School District. For more information, please visit here.
Entry Deadline: Monday, November 19, 2018
New Year’s Eve Student Art Submission Form
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
If you have visited us recently you probably have noticed the new shelving units located at the first floor circulation desk. This set of shelving is the home of our new self-pickup holds service. Items requested by patrons will now be shelved alphabetically by a special code unique to each patron (first 3 letters of the patron’s last name and last four digits of patron’s library card number). We hope that this change will streamline the patron experience by allowing patrons the option of checking out with staff, or using the self-checkout machine on their own. Later this year, we will enhance the experience additionally by updating our self-checkout machines.
Code Club is back and will continue throughout the school year! Does your child/tween/teen love video games? Want them to learn useful skills while exercising their mind? We meet every week and learn how to program computers. Kids love being able to create their own video games and websites, and in the process they will gain useful technology skills!
Code Club meets Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in either the lower level classroom or the small meeting room.
As a theologian and scholar, North Central Michigan College Professor Toby Jones is passionate about creating ties of understanding that move us beyond mere tolerance when it comes to the world’s great religions. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 p.m.: Judaism
This Wednesday (11-14) and Friday (11-16) the Petoskey Film Series and the Petoskey District Library will be showing the film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Rated TV-14; 2018; 124 min.). Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building (the old library) at 451 East Mitchell. Donations are appreciated.
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, November 19, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. and the topic will be State Records & Good Sites to Research. 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.
Are you curious about plant-based foods and want to incorporate them in your life? PBNSG (Plant Based Nutrition Support Group) is a non-profit organization dedicated to evidence-based education and advocacy of plant-based whole food nutrition and an active lifestyle to help prevent or reverse chronic disease and achieve optimal health.This group meets to empower all who want to optimize their health by following a plant-based, low-fat diet. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, please visit here. The next meeting will be Monday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level classroom.
For over twenty years, Dr. Michael Dangovian has been working with patients in a unique way, integrating yoga, meditation, supplements and education into a traditional cardiology practice. This has allowed him to take the best and most cutting edge modern western science and leverage it with these often overlooked, yet medically proven non-traditional practices. Combining these two “separate” ways of understanding a patient’s body makes for a highly individualized patient experience. More importantly, this approach has allowed Dr. Dangovian to develop a deep understanding of complementary lifestyle practices that not only prevent chronic disease, but even reverse it!
We meet the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the large meeting room (second floor). Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 20 when we will discuss Educated by Tara Westover. If you have any discussion comments or questions regarding our current title, please bring them with you to the next meeting. Registration is not necessary, but greatly appreciated.
November 20: Educated by Tara Westover
December 18: No meeting
January 15: Brown Dog by Jim Harrison
Take a trip down memory lane through a slideshow of photographs and lively discussion with local historian Rick Wiles on Monday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building. Rick will show and tell us what Petoskey was like during the 1960s and 1970s.
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 at no charge. Seating capacity is 75 people, please arrive early.
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.
3D Printers, crafting supplies, photo printing, sewing machines, a Shotbox portable photo studio, video editing software; these are just a few of the things available to the public at the Petoskey District Library’s Makerspace, and now the Library is excited to expand that list due to a $4000 grant awarded by the Bay Harbor Foundation, a $3500 grant awarded by the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, and a gift from the Friends of the Petoskey Library.
The grants provide funds to support purchase of new equipment and kits for the lower level area of the Library known as the Makerspace and Teen Area, including a laminator for public use, and more. The newest addition is smartboard technology. A smartboard is essentially an interactive white board which can be connected to one or more laptops, PCs, tablets, or other electronic devices. This smartboard will be used for Library programs and classes, teen activities, and will be available for individuals and organizations who book the Library classroom for their meetings. Continue Reading
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.
Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan’s cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can “check out” FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, seven National Park Service venues, and more. The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is the product of a partnership between 638 public library buildings and over 400 destinations. Use your valid library card to reserve and print a pass, either from home or at the library. Take that pass with you to the cultural attraction, and present it to staff. That’s all there is to it!
Each MAP pass expires within one week from the date it is printed. Limit one pass per library card every 7 days.
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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