Make it Mondays

Targeting those 13 and older and done in cooperation with our Community Partner, Erie Makerspace, Blasco Library will host Make It Mondays on September 14th, October 19th and November 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Erie Makerspace is a local non-profit technology-oriented cooperative and communal workshop, focused on providing resources, facilities, and education, and bringing together creative, inventive minds. The library is excited to offer these sessions of experiential learning. Hands on creating will engage the body and mind to teach skills and expand experiences.

Monday, September 14th is Learn to Solder: Make a Robot Pin that Lights Up. Registration is required.
Monday, October 19th is How Conductive: Banana Pianos, Bare Paint and more!
Monday, November 9th is Upcycled: Holiday Ornaments.

The events are free and open to the public. Blasco is located at 160 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507.

Please email or call 451-6927 for more information.

Employment Series

Beginning Resumes
Wednesdays, September 9th, October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd.
2:00pm to 3:30pm.
Blasco Library – Computer Training LabAn introduction on how to review the different kinds of resume options and how to create a resume in a Microsoft Word template to achieve professional-looking results. Be prepared to enter your own data on the template. Registration is required. Call 451-6927.
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Wednesday, October 14th.
2:30pm to 4:00pm.
Blasco Library – Computer Training LabLinkedIn is one of the most popular online services to help build and maintain a professional network. Participants will create a LinkedIn account, learn the basics of the profile, and how to connect. Registration is required. Call 451-6927.
Ace the Interview
Thursday, September 24th.
2:00pm.
Blasco Library – Room 219Hiring Professionals from Erie Insurance will take the group through exercises to model an excellent interview. Etiquette, proper items on a resume, and attire will be covered. Registration is required. Call 451-6927.

Blasco Concert Series

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Blasco Library – Hirt Auditorium
September 14th – 7:30pm
Free and open to the public.

The Erie Chamber Orchestra’s exciting 2015-2015 season launches with the return performance by David Kim, violinist and concertmaster of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, presenting a show entitled “From Prodigy to Professional – A Life in Music.” David will describe his experiences and struggles to reach the pinnacle of his career. Interspersed with performances from some of David’s favorite works, this is a humorous, sometimes jarring and often poignant story not to be missed.
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Senior Days Series: Scams, Fraud, and Crime Prevention with State Related Protection Services

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Blasco Library – Admiral Room
September 10th – 1:00pm
Free and open to the public.

Topic: Scams, Fraud, and Crime Prevention with State Related Protection Services

Michael Lehman, Director of Constituent Outreach for State Senator Sean Wiley, will present the information. Questions he will cover include: How do you spot fraud or a scam? What about crime prevention? Do you have questions about state programs and services? Learn all this and more by attending this interesting and popular program.

Please join us for an afternoon of education, snacks and a blood pressure screening.

Please email or call 451 6927 for more information.

September – New Books


Fiction Coming Soon


New NonFiction


New Teen Reads


New Children’s Books

 

Fishing Contest Results

fishingResults from the July 18th, 2015 Blasco Memorial Library/SONS of Lake Erie children’s fishing contest:

24 youth between the ages of 4 and 15 participated.

The first grand prize went to a fifteen year old. He caught a nine inch perch.

The second grand prize went for the most fish caught. The most fish caught was five.

We would like to thank the many generous sponsors who made the contest possible. They are:
East End Angler, 4702 East Lake Road, Erie 16511
Presque Isle Angler, 34 State Street, Erie, 16508
Gander Mountain, 2088 Interchange Road, 16565
Edward John Perch Fishing, on Dobbins Landing, Erie
!O Danny O! perch Fishing, East Canal Basin , Erie
Gary’s Superette, 4703 East Lake Road, Erie 16511
My Dad’s Pizza and Deli, 4535 Buffalo Road, Erie 16510
Battery Outlet, 2825 Liberty Street, Erie 16508
Kmart, 4401 Buffalo Road, Erie 16510
Engraved Imaging Company, 4535 Buffalo Road, Erie 16510

Senior Days Series: “Ready, Steady, Go” Fall Prevention and Balance Testing

Blasco Library – Admiral Room
September 10th – 1:00pm
Free and open to the public.

Topic: “Ready, Steady, Go” Fall Prevention and Balance Testing

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Emily Kaminske, MS, OTR/L Rehab Coordinator of the Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County will present the VNA’s “Ready Steady Go” program. Falls are one of the main reasons people over age 65 go to the hospital. The “Ready Steady Go” program addresses reasons for falls and what to do to reduce the risk of falling. Individualized balance assessment will be available. Learn how to keep safe!

Please join us at 1:00 in the Admiral Room at Blasco Library for an afternoon of education, snacks and a blood pressure screening.

Please email or call 451 6927 for more information.

Living Will Lecture

Blasco Library – Admiral Room
September 13th – 2:00pm
Free and open to the public.
snavelyJoel M. Snavely, who is a partner at the Quinn Law Firm and a member of the Erie County Bar Association, will give a presentation entitled “Do I need a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney? Facts to know before you decide.”

An important decision you need to make is whether you should have a Living Will and a Healthcare Power of Attorney. These documents can be used to direct care when you are in an end-stage medical condition or otherwise are incapacitated. If you do decide to have a Living Will and a Healthcare Power of Attorney, you want to be certain that these documents are tailored to meet your particular wishes and needs.