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  • PETOSKEY DISTRICT LIBRARY EVENTS NEWSLETTER

    Vol. 4 No. 3 June–August 2018

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    Petoskey District Library ~ The World is Only a Visit Away

    LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR

    Val Meyerson

    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 classes.

    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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    LETTER FROM OUR FRIENDS’ PRESIDENT

    Gayle Mroczkowski

    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! Friends Annual Dinner Party:

    Monday, October 8, Petoskey/Bay View

    Country Club

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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 education.

    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

    Kit Househunters 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 Carnegie Building

    Charlie LeDuff 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 CTAC Theater

    Josh Malerman In partnership with McLean &

    Eakin, we welcome Josh Malerman, an internationally bestselling, Bram Stoker

    Award-nominated American 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,

    Unbury Carol. Thursday, August 9, 7:00pm

    Carnegie Building

    3rd Annual Local Author Fair Wine, cheese, and

    local authors! Saturday, August 4,

    3:00pm–5:00pm Carnegie Building

    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

    Life Stories: 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

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