Each month, we will highlight library service. For the month of August, we will feature
In 2015, Petoskey District Library created the Local History Room (LHR) – a space dedicated to our local region. Many of the items located in the LHR are available for checkout; however, some special collections are secured in locked cabinets which are accessible with help from staff. Of special interest is the Ohle Collection, which includes over 1,000 historical publications about the surrounding area, donated in 1973 by local historian William H. Ohle. Other highlights include Petoskey High School yearbooks dating back to 1923, as well as city directories (Petoskey) spanning back to 1882. While in the library you can supplement your genealogical research with Ancestry Library Edition. The Greenwood Cemetery site has also digitized a vast majority of the Petoskey News Review, and other historical documents and photographs.
Come on in! Sit down at the century-old Carnegie Library tables, take in the sights and smells of leather-bound books. View some Robison family memorabilia, including an original painting by the father, Richard Robison. For more information about local history, please contact the Reference Department, 231.758.3114
Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone! Continue Reading
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 on Monday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building as she presents highlights from the club’s long history, and provides glimpses of all the gardens.
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.
Join Dr. Suzanne Rosenthal Shumway on an investigative journey into the nature of myths that influence our culture on Wednesdays, September 11, September 18, October 2 and October 9, 5:30 p.m. in the lower level classroom. Beginning with an attempt to define myth, we will then go on to explore how modern myths are formed and how they earn the influence they have on us. Some of the works we will consider are The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Wizard of Oz, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Star Wars.
Anyone who is interested in genealogy or local history is invited to join our genealogy interest group. The group meets every third Monday of the month. Participants are encouraged to bring as much family information with them as possible. The group is led by professional genealogist Barbara Manley Hernden. The next meeting will be Monday, September 16, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the lower level classroom and the topic will be what forms and charts are helpful in genealogy. Continue Reading
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.
We hope you can join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, September 17 where the group will discuss To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
On Oct. 1, 2020, the federally mandated REAL ID law goes into effect, and if you travel by air, this law will impact you. REAL ID is the post-9/11 federal requirement that sets higher security standards for identification. Once in effect, a REAL ID will be required to board any U.S. flight or to enter some federal facilities. A REAL ID can be a U.S. Passport or an Enhanced Driver’s License – or you can turn your standard driver’s license into a REAL ID at the Secretary of State’s office. Learn more about the law and what documents you need to bring to get a REAL ID at www.Michigan.gov/REALID.
Did 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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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
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
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.
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.
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.
– A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles Continue Reading