Board of Directors
President – Gayle Mroczkowski
Vice President – Anne Lewis
Secretary – Jan Smith
Treasurer – Joyce Hutto-Nolan
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.
July 22, 2019
Journey of a Daughter of a Holocaust Survivor to the Rabbinate
with Maya Leibowicz
This is the story of Rabbi Maya Leibovich’s life. She is the first Israeli-born woman ordained as rabbi by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. Since her ordination in 1993, she has led a congregation of the Reform Movement in Mevasseret Zion which grew to over two hundred families, served as head of the Israeli Reform Rabbinical council, and was amongst the first rabbis to go to the Former Soviet Union and teach Reform Judaism. In her retirement, Maya serves as Summer Rabbi to B’nai Israel in Petoskey. During the year she dedicates time to a Women’s Shelter in Jerusalem, participates in surveillance over road blocks and volunteers in Alyn at a rehabilitation center for physically challenged and disabled children, adolescents and young adults.
August 26, 2019
History of the Garden Club
with Ethel Larsen
The Petoskey Area Garden Club has been beautifying Petoskey for 85 years. Membership in this award-winning organization has grown to 107. Collaborating with the Department of Parks and Recreation, club members now plant and care for flower beds throughout the community. Join Ethel Larsen as she presents highlights from the club’s long history, and provides glimpses of all the gardens.
September 23, 2019
TBD with Dr. Carl Palazzolo
October 28, 2019
Women Leaders of the Odawa with Eric Hemenway
November 25, 2019
Petoskey in the 1970s and 1980s
Fall Card Party
The Friends of the Petoskey Library invite you to Cards for the Library, their annual spring card party that benefits the Petoskey District Library.
What: A luncheon with Bridge, Cards, and Games
When: Monday, September 23, 11:30am – 3:00pm
Where: Petoskey/Bay View Country Club
Gather your friends and reserve a table! $30 per person. Please call Jane Damschroder at 231.347.6440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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. Details about the 2019 Annual Dinner will follow.
Candy Cane Village
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m
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
If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Petoskey District Library, please download the application form and return it to the library.