Petoskey Film Theater - Wednesday Nights, 7:30 p.m.
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From May 1 until June 1, the Petoskey District Library will be conducting a community survey as one part of a four-part strategic planning project that the Library will be working on through June. The results of this planning process will be used to help guide the Library’s Board of Trustees and staff in planning for the future. In addition to the survey, the planning process will rely heavily on local involvement through focus group sessions, interviews with key community leaders and a two-day planning process. Focus group sessions are scheduled on Monday, June 3rd at 1pm at Bear Creek Township Hall and 7pm at Resort Township Hall and Tuesday, June 4th, at 10am at City Hall in Petoskey. The information gained through the survey and focus group sessions will serve as a basis for discussions at two community planning sessions scheduled for Saturday, June 8 and Saturday, June 22, during which priorities will be identified for the Library, and specific goals and plans established. Community members interested in participating in the community planning committee sessions can contact Library Director Karen Sherrard at 231-758-3120. Take the survey.
Big Library Read
Join millions of eBook readers around the world as they read The Four Corners of the Sky, master storyteller Michael Malone’s novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others…or a gift we give ourselves? Big Library Read! is an opportunity to unite readers – and loyal library supporters – all over the world around a single eBook. Together with Sourcebooks, the leading independent publisher, OverDrive and your library are providing a compelling novel for all to read – with a valid library card, of course. This program runs from May 15–June 1, 2013, and during that time the Big Library Read will be available to enjoy on all major devices, including Kindle® (US only) and iPad®, as well as in the browser via OverDrive Read™. Click here to join us in Big Library Read.
Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items — photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more — from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others. Users can also explore digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA’s content partners and staff.
Founded in 2007, Mango Languages is recognized as a leading provider of online language learning services to libraries, government agencies, corporations and the general public. Designed by a team of linguists, teachers, software developers, human interface specialists, writers, voice talents and designers, the company’s award-winning language learning system has drawn acclaim from prominent national and international reference groups, educational resources, web organizations and travel guides.
Each Mango lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.
Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex conversational elements within an audio-visual framework that allows the user to draw important connections between pieces of information they have already learned.
Mango is currently available in 38 foreign language and 15 ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. Best of all, if you have your library card and have access to the Internet, you can access the actual courses remotely from anywhere!
eBooks and More
The Petoskey District Library has collaborated with the Northland Library Cooperative and the Friends of the Petoskey Public Library to expand its services to include eBooks, and digital audiobooks, music and video.
Through this new service, powered by OverDrive, library card holders may check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting the library’s Digital eLibrary. Users may browse the collection, check out with a valid library card, and download to a PC, Mac® and many mobile devices after installing the included free software. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Kindle®, Sony® Reader™ and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD. You will never need to worry about late fees, as titles will automatically expire at the end of their lending period. We invite you to visit our Digital eLibrary today and start enjoying the world of digital media.
Legal Forms Database
We are pleased to make available the Gale Legal Forms database, for use in the library or from your home or business.
The Petoskey District Library buildings and their grounds are tobacco-free environments.