Board of Directors

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



Friends of the Library Newsletter Summer 2017

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.


Monday, January 22

Tom Carr presents:
Blood on the Mitten:  Infamous Michigan Murders, 1700s to present
Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Tom Carr is the author of Blood on the Mitten: Infamous Michigan Murders, 1700s–Present. He will discuss the most notorious murders in Michigan for the last few centuries. Tom puts the accounts of these killings in a historical and social perspective, describing the politics and social agendas of the time. He will take us to the crime scene and describe what stands there now and show how motivation to murder has changed surprisingly little over time, although forensics, punishment and investigations have changed a great deal.

Monday, February 26

Chris Shepler presents:
Shepler’s Ferry: Past, Present, and Future
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Chris Shepler, President of Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, will present the history of the family’s company along with the history of traveling to and from Mackinac Island over the years.  He will discuss how the company has survived and succeeded through three generations of family ownership.


Monday, March 26

Kathy Bricker from Mackinac Straights Raptor Watch presents:
Raving About Raptors
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.


Monday, April 23

Amy Tweeten presents:
Greyhound Rescue
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.




Monday, May 21

Jane Garver and Dylan Taylor of the Little Traverse Historical Society present:
Lasting Legacies: Women of Little Traverse Bay
Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.




Monday, June 25

Robyn Scott presents:
Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.




Monday, July 23

Andrew and Wendy Mutch present:
Kit House hunters
Monday, July 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.




Monday, August 27

Maris Harrington presents:
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.



Monday, September 24

Marie Eckstein presents:
Red Dirt Road
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.



Monday, October 22

Jane Cardinal presents:
Monday, October 22 2018 at 7:00 p.m.



Monday, November 26


Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.


Annual Dinner Party

Thank you to all who attended the annual meeting and dinner held at the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club.  We welcomed Gayle Mroczkowski as the new FOPL President; featured speaker, author Beverly Kay Brandt, gave a captivating presentation; and the silent auction was full of wonderful items whose proceeds fund library materials. 


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.