Summer Reading was all about heroes: "Every Hero Has a Story" saw 6 weeks of fun Wednesday morning times to encourage kids to keep up their reading over the summer. Shown are the superhero story wall, which posted stories about superheroes the kids imagined and drew, and also the Library staff getting ready for superhero Costume Day, when Spiderman came in through a window to catch a book thief!
Coming this summer - "Knoxville in the 1950s" a diorama depicting real houses, buildings, and featuring 2 electric trains interpreting the way life was in our town during an earlier era. This exhibit will open in late summer.
Jane Austen Tea is set for Saturday, October 17th at 3PM. This is a time for all fans of this iconic writer to enjoy an elegant afternoon of lovely regency fashions, delicious goodies, trivia and even view an Austen film in our history room theatre! Reservations should be made ahead by calling the Library, and donations are appreciated for this event.
Spring, 2016: Knoxville Model Train, created by the Forsberg Family of Wellsville, NY, will be opened for display. This HO scale model interprets Knoxville during the 1950s, including 2 electric trains, the W.A.G. and the New York Central lines, and many businesses & residences as they appeared during that era. Come take a journey down memory lane, find an old memory, or bring the kids to learn something about our local history. The train will be officially unveiled in May, and will be open on a regular, limited schedule and by appointment after that time. (Photo to follow soon)
NEW HOURS: On Fridays we will stay open later, 9AM - 6PM, and on Saturdays we will open later in the morning, 11AM-4PM. This will be permanent for the rest of the year.
Winter Series for adults is a Monday evening once each month from January to April when we gather to watch a film, enjoy an historical topic, or discuss a book we have read. In the past we have watched "Captain Phillips", "Monuments Men" or a film about the history of local tanneries, and even enjoyed an evening of humor done by the Hamilton Gibson "Acting Out" troupe, who are shown doing a fun sketch about a trip to the Iszard's department store in Elmira in days gone by. These are always free and open to the the public, call the Library to see what is on tap for Winter 2016.
Crafters gather two evenings per month at the Library to learn, create and network ideas for works in progress. Often the attendees take turns instructing a particular skill, and sometimes they gather to work on their own projects in the fun, social time together. These occur on the first and third Mondays of each month, during the fall and spring. Contact the Library for the schedule.
HISTORY BOOKS FOR SALE
We have for sale: Index to the Knoxville History, index to the Old Deerfield history, copies of the Old Deerfield history book, copies of the Knoxville Through the Eyes of Ivan Willard Edgcomb book, and various other local history items. We no longer have copies of the Knoxville History book.
LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
The Library Board meets on Tuesday at 7PM.
Call the Library @ 814-326-4448 Monday, Wednesday, Friday for information
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