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

Hoopla

Petoskey District Library is excited to announce hoopla digital: a 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 films. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, in either the app or on a computer, all borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the internet by streaming. Continue Reading

Thank you!

The Library staff received the Service Excellence Award on Tuesday, December 4 at the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce Breakfast for Champions.  This heartwarming, community-focused event honors Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce member businesses that make up our amazing business community.  A number of awards are presented throughout the ceremony, including the Chairman’s Award, the Athena Award, the Thriving Petoskey Award, the Service Excellence Award, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, The Leadership Star Award, Architectural Awards, and Ambassador of the Year Award. The Service Excellence Award is presented annually for demonstrating superior, unique and unequaled service to the public and is sponsored by Stafford’s Hospitality.  We are so very honored and will continue to do the good work we do for our community.

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

This Week’s Movie Wednesday and Friday

This Wednesday (1-23) and Friday (1-25) the Petoskey Film Series and the Petoskey District Library will be showing the romantic comedy film Juliet, Naked (rated R; 2018; 97 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.

For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108 or like us on Facebook®. To receive weekly email updates send an email to petoskeyfilmtheater4@gmail.com.

NEW! Self-Checkout Kiosks

Checking out Library items just got even easier. Petoskey District Library patrons can avoid lines and choose to checkout their own materials on one of three new touchscreen self-checkout kiosks, all located on the Library’s first floor. Patrons simply scan their physical library card (or card saver app), place items on the kiosk pad, print or email their receipt and they’re done. Fines and fees can be paid for quickly with the kiosks’ credit/debit card readers. Circulation staff is ready and willing to teach patrons how to use the self-checkout kiosks. Continue Reading

Code Club

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 on Mondays, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the lower level classroom.

Lifelong Learning: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Our Lifelong Learning classes offer continuing education courses on a variety of topics taught by experts in their fields provided to the public at no charge.

Join Dr. Suzanne Shumway for a six-week course on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle every Tuesday, January 8 – February 12, 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. in the lower level classroom. Topics covered will include his life and times, Sherlock Holmes, other works, and his lasting influence and mainstream fan fiction.

Plant Based Nutrition Support Group

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, January 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level classroom where we will be video conferencing with Howard Jacobson, host of the Plant Yourself Podcast. Howard is a researcher, speaker, educator and coach. He helps his clients make informed decisions about their options, and implement lifestyle changes that support vibrant health and fitness.

Friends @ the Carnegie: Letters Home from WWI

Jane Garver and Dylan Taylor from the Little Traverse Historical Museum will share letters and journal entries written by local men and women to illustrate their contributions to World War I on Monday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building. Learn about the war experiences of young men stationed in France, as well as nurses, missionaries, and Red Cross volunteers from the area.

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.

First Fridays for Foodies

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, February 1, 11:00 a.m.–Noon. This month’s presenter will be The Medicinal Market.

Join Nina Fearon, nutritionist and owner of Knowingly Nourished Nutrition Counseling, as we explore the protective and healing properties of market offerings. Nina is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Member of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine with additional training in Herbology and Mind/Body nutrition. Practicing as a Nutritionist for nearly 25 years, Nina has worked in a variety of care settings educating and encouraging the of benefits of nutrient dense, whole food nourishment in health, healing and well being.

PDL Page Turners Book Club

We meet the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the large meeting room (second floor). 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.

We are selecting the books for the year at our next meeting on Tuesday, February 19. Please bring any suggestions you may have for the reading list with you and we will take a vote!

Reading List:
February 19: Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas

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.

Library Wins Grants to Enhance Makerspace & Teen Area

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

Mah Jongg

Join us every Monday, 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 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.

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

MAP-logo-tr-small-newDid 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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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.

Coming soon:
A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles Continue Reading