Board of Directors

President – Anne Lewis
Vice President – Lynnet Johnson
Secretary – Ann Ingles (pro tempore)
Treasurer – Joyce Hutto-Nolan
Board Members:
Ann Barfknecht
Merry Baxter
Jane Damschroder
Mary Daniels
Suzanne LaBeau
Ethel Larsen
Sue Moffatt
Gayle Mroczkowski
Carolyn Switzer

Job Description and Procedures

Membership Form

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Petoskey District Library, please print and fill out this application form and return it to the library.

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 at no charge.



March 23, 2020

History of the Blues
Stu Fenton will take us through some of the history of America’s original music, the blues. He will bring out the heart and soul of his favorite blues artists, starting all the way back at the beginning, long before Muddy Waters, and bringing us up to the modern era, sharing select photos and tunes from his favorite blues artists throughout history. You don’t want to miss this wonderful musical voyage!


April 27, 2020

Ladies of the Lights

They were women before their time, taking on the romantic, yet dangerous and physically demanding job of tending to the beacons that protected the shoreline. In all, some 40 women have been identified who excelled in this profession over the years — dating back as early as the 1840s and as recent as present day. Join Dianna Stampfler to see nearly 70 images of keepers, their families and their lights that make up this presentation. The program includes readings from newspapers and autobiographies, as well as handouts including the list of featured ladies and additional reading references for attendees.


May 18, 2020

Unsuspecting Participants

Lives were dramatically changed among those who survived the Titanic disaster. Join David Kaplan for the biography of six people; from their early years, their coming together on the Titanic for five days, and each one going back to their normal lives with the memories of the tragedy. Four passengers are selected as well as two crew members, one of which only survived several hours after the ship sank.


June 22, 2020

Melissa Sinclair with HAVEN

Details to follow


July 27, 2020

Roberta Shalifoe, Eagle Spirit Dancers on the Outdoor Labyrinth

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August 24, 2020

Dr. Carl Palazzolo

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September 28, 2020

Mount Kilimanjaro

Karen Marietti


October 26, 2020

Dr. Roger Gietzen

Details to follow


November 23, 2020

Petoskey in the 1980s

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December 4, 2020

Candy Cane Village

Details to follow


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.