Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program
June 9-August 9, 2014
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Printable Schedule

Early Readers: ages birth through 9 — Pick up your reading folder and prize bag at any library outlet. Achieve your reading goals and choose a final prize.
Older Readers: ages 10 through 15 — Register online at the library website, share your book reviews and record your reading. When you read 1000 minutes, you are automatically entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire.

Adult Summer Reading Program

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Frozen Friday

August 1st, 7pm at Barnes & Noble, 5909 Peach St. – 814.864.6300

Join our free Frozen Friday “Cool Off With Olaf!” Party for crafts, sing-a-longs, and tons of “Frozen” fun!

Show this flyer at checkout to benefit the Friends of the Erie County Library!

Princess Tea Party:

Come dressed in your princess best for our costumed Tea Party. Tickets are $10 and include beverage, cup-cake, reserved seating, and a take-home “Frozen” book!

A percentage of purchases will benefit the Friends of the Erie County Library & Children’s Programming!

Bookfair ID 11411600, Shop in store August 1st through 3rd.


Qigong Classes

Every Tuesday in July: 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Iroquois Avenue Branch Library, 4212 Iroquois Ave.
Call 451-7082 to register for classes at the Iroquois Branch.

Every Thursday in July: 10:30am – 11:30am – Blasco Library, 160 E Front St.
Call 451-6927 to register for classes at the Blasco Library

Jeff Castle will be teaching these free Qigong classes. Qigong is the practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise and meditation. This event requires preregistration.

Family Art Night

Blasco Library – Wednesday, July 30, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Families are invited to sign up together to paint a family portrait together. Materials provided! Please call 451-6927 to register.

Mango Premiere

Have you ever watched a foreign film and thought that might be an interesting way to learn a new language? Well, that option is now available on the library’s database: Mango Languages.

There is a small selection of foreign language films on Mango right now. Patrons can watch the movie in two modes: either movie mode or engage mode. Movie mode enables the user to watch the movie in its entirety like any film, with the option of selecting subtitles in English, the film’s language, or both.

Engage mode is more like one of Mango’s language courses. The movie is parceled out into scenes, with the dialog being taught part by part. Each section is broken down word by word. Quizzes follow to see if you remember a word and can use the words in a sentence. Then, you can watch the scene again.

It’s an exciting and fun way to learn a foreign language.

Reminder: Mango Languages is our online database that teaches foreign languages. It contains over 60 foreign language courses for English speakers. Users can learn French, German, Swedish, Croatian, and so many more. It also has a section of English courses for foreign language speakers.

Mango Languages

Senior Days

Thursday, August 14, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Come take a basic drawing lesson from Peggy Brace. Supplies will be provided.

All Senior Day events take place at the Blasco Library and are free and open to the public.