PETOSKEY DISTRICT LIBRARY
Vol. 4 No. 3 June–August 2018
500 E. Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
Friday & Saturday
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Petoskey District Library ~ The World is Only a Visit Away
LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR
Free Library Card Service Area Expanded!
Little Traverse, Springvale, Resort, and Bear Creek Townships as well as
City of Petoskey residents all qualify for a free public library card from
the Petoskey District Library. Since the millage approval in November
2016, not only have we added Little Traverse and Springvale to our
service area, the Board of Trustees also approved free cards to all
students who attend school and employees who work in the city or one
of our four townships (who do not qualify for another local consortium
library card). If you have not visited in a while – stop in for your free card
and to see all that is new.
Some unique services that the library now offers: notary service, book
club kits, kindles to check out, ready read kits, fly fishing rods, Repair
Café, Makerspace with a 3D printer, Used Book Sale, meeting room
usage, technology training, and wifi hotspots. We also provide many
different digital collections including books, audio books, movies,
lessons, music, graphic novels, and comic
books. Moreover, remember to check
out some of the programming we offer
like our code club and life-long learning
The Petoskey District Library is striving to
become a place where all our residents
embrace the library as a critical part of
the community – all it takes is one visit to
see for yourselves. Give it a try.
We hope you enjoy our quarterly newsletter direct mailed to your home.
If you would like to continue to receive this quarterly publication in the
mail, please join our Friends of the Library, or sign up for eNews for an
emailed version at www.petoskeylibrary.org.
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News from the...
LETTER FROM OUR FRIENDS’ PRESIDENT
Summer glorious summer...The Friends of the Petoskey Public Library (FOPPL) are entering our
busy season! There is a lot going on over the next few months and we invite you to take
advantage of all that we do. From our Carnegie series to our July used book sale (as part of
Petoskey’s Sidewalk sales), there are many opportunities to
expand your knowledge via reading and programs.
On another note, our Petoskey District Library, in
partnership with Greenwood Cemetery, is moving swiftly
forward with the digitization of Petoskey area newspapers
from the years 1875-present day. This will allow our patrons to
access information in a much easier and tech friendly way. A
vendor has been selected and our FOPPL Board of Directors has presented a check
to our Director, Val Meyerson. Thanks to all our Friends members and the
community for supporting us financially throughout the year.
In partnership with the library staff, we strive to make your library as accessible,
friendly and current as possible. Judging from the increases in both our regular and digital circulation and the large
audiences at our classes and programs, we believe you are pleased! Let us know directly how we are doing, we value
your input. As always, HAPPY READING!
The mission of the Friends of the Petoskey Public Library, a volunteer organization, is to promote and support the Petoskey
District Library in its endeavor to provide open access to resources which satisfy the lifelong informational, educational, and
cultural needs of the members of our community.
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
The Friends will host their popular indoor/
outdoor Used Book Sale during Petoskey’s
sidewalk sales on Thursday, July 26, 10am–
4pm and Friday, July 27, 10am–3pm.
Hundreds of adult; children’s and teacher;
rare and vintage; history and
travel; cooking and gardening;
and health and self-help books
plus CDs and DVDs will be for
sale. You can purchase some of
these items early at the Members-Only Presale on Wednesday, July 25,
4:30pm-6:30pm. Not a member? You can join that night. Most books are
priced from 25 cents-$3. Rare books are usually half their online price.
This is the Friend's largest fundraiser, the proceeds of which help fund the
Library’s children’s book collection each year. Can’t make it to this annual
Sale? You can shop any day the library is open in our lower level store. There is new
inventory added every week.
Save the Date!
Monday, October 8,
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Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at 7:00pm in the Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building, located at 451 E. Mitchell St.,
unless otherwise noted. All programs are open to the public at no charge. Seating capacity is 75 people, please arrive early!
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
Maris Harrington, Director of
Development, will speak about the
new cultural and social hub here in
northern Michigan. With a mission to
inspire, entertain, and educate, we
can look forward to year-round,
world-class programming in
music, film, theater, dance,
intellectual dialogue, and
Monday, August 27, 7:00pm
FRIENDS @ THE CARNEGIE SPEAKER SERIES
Robison Case Panel Discussion
This summer marks the 50th
anniversary of the Good Hart Robison
Family murder case. Join author
Mardi Jo Link, former prosecutor Dick
Smith, and local historian Rick Wiles
for a true crime panel to discuss the
case and what we have learned since
this unthinkable tragedy shocked
our northern Michigan community.
Monday, June 25, 7:00pm
CTAC Theater w/ expanded seating
In the early 1900’s, a popular trend was to
buy your home from a mail-order catalog;
these were called kit homes. Join Sears kit
homeowners and enthusiasts Andrew and
Wendy Mutch as they present the
fascinating history of kit and catalog homes.
Learn about Michigan's role in the kit house
industry and see examples from vintage
catalogs. The presentation includes a
photographic tour of local kit homes and
examples from across Michigan.
Monday, July 23, 7:00pm
Detroit67: Looking Back to Move Forward
Events that took place in the summer of
1967 had a significant impact on the people
of Detroit and southeast
Michigan. Joel Stone, senior
curator at the Detroit
Historical Society, and editor
of Detroit 1967: Origins,
Impacts, Legacies, one of this
year’s Michigan Notable
Books, will look briefly at the
events of 1967 in their historical context.
Friday, June 22, 7:00pm
In partnership with McLean & Eakin, we
welcome Pulitzer-prize winner and
bestselling author Charlie LeDuff and his
newest book, Sh*tshow! The Country’s
Collapsing...and the Ratings Are Great.
Saturday, June 16, 6:00pm
In partnership with McLean &
Eakin, we welcome Josh Malerman, an
internationally bestselling, Bram Stoker
author and the lead singer for
the rock band The High Strung.
He and his crew of actors will
awe us with a dramatization of
scenes from his newest book,
Thursday, August 9, 7:00pm
Local Author Fair
Wine, cheese, and
Saturday, August 4,
SUMMER AUTHOR EVENTS
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ADULT SERVICES PROGRAMS & CLASSES
Wander Wisely: The Art of Traveling
Join Robyn Scott for a two-part series on how to be a
smart, savvy, and safe world traveler. Learn pre-travel
planning tactics including how to decide where to go,
what to see, ways to travel, and places to stay. Discover
specific travel tips on everything from packing to
keeping your hotel room safe and avoiding travel scams.
Tuesday, June 12, 5:30pm & Thursday, June 14, 5:30pm
Summer Memoir Writing Workshop
Randy Evans will guide us through the steps of
writing a personal or family memoir. Topics
that will be covered over the course include:
the use of memory, fiction vs. truth, types of
personal storytelling, sources of life stories, life
influences, reasons not to write about the
past, liberties that can be used, where to begin
the story, developing a writing voice, use of
detail, honesty, heart, and humor, and the
importance of reading, writing, and revising.
Thursdays, August 2, 9, & 16, 11:00am–12:00pm
History of the Bath Ma