Board of Directors

President – Gayle Mroczkowski
Vice President – Anne Lewis
Secretary – Jan Smith
Treasurer – Joyce Hutto-Nolan
Board Members:
Ann Barfknecht
Merry Baxter
Jane Damschroder
Mary Daniels
Ann Ingles
Lynnet Johnson
Suzanne LaBeau
Ethel Larsen
Lauren Macintyre
Carolyn Switzer
Newsletter – Lauren Macintyre


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.


January 28, 2019

Letters Home from World War I

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. Learn about the war experience of young men stationed in France, as well as nurses, missionaries, and Red Cross volunteers from the area.



February 25, 2019

Greenwood Cemetery

Karl Crawford, Superintendent of Greenwood Cemetery, will present the role the cemetery plays in preserving the history, memories, stories, documents, and photos of Petoskey’s inhabitants interred at Greenwood. What started as a desire to improve cemetery burial records has transitioned into preserving obituaries and tens of thousands of photos from Petoskey newspaper archives and making it all available digitally on their website.



March 25, 2019

Those Magical Dames
with Jania Taylor



April 2019



May 20, 2019

Celestial Highlights for the 2019 Summer
with Mary Stewart Adams



June 24, 2019

Atlantic Adventures with Don Roth


July 22, 2019

Journey of a Daughter of a Holocaust Survivor to the Rabbinate
with Maya Leibowicz


August 27, 2019




September 24, 2019




October 22, 2019




November 26, 2019





Annual Dinner Party

The Friends hosted another successful and delightful evening at their annual dinner party on October 8th at the Bay View Country Club. This year’s featured speaker was author of the Michigan Chiller series (and more), Jonathan Rand.  Proceeds from the event support the Growing Readers Together project.


Candy Cane Village

Friday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m
Carnegie Building

Join the Friends of the Petoskey Library at the Carnegie Building during Downtown Holiday Open House for their annual Candy Cane Village! Every child and teen who comes is invited to choose a new book to keep and to visit with Santa Claus. Music will be provided by Dr. Goodhart’s Home Remedy and refreshments will be served.

 Friends of the Library Support Digitization Project

Friends of the Petoskey Library President Gayle Mroczkowski presents Valerie Meyerson, Petoskey District Library Director, with a check for $22,000 to support a newspaper digitization project. After completion of the project (August 2018) the public will be able to search the text and photos of Petoskey newspapers dating back to 1875 via the Greenwood Cemetery website.


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.