The Basics of Cloud Services

Free. Takes place at the Blasco Computer Training Lab.
September 26th at 2:30pm and November 18th at 6:00pm.

This class begins by answering the question “”What is ‘The Cloud’?”” and then describes and demonstrates three popular cloud based programs: Google Drive, Dropbox, and One Drive. It is designed for the absolute beginner. Participants will create cloud accounts and upload, download, and share items and learn how these services can help them work collaboratively. Basic computer and internet skills required.

Registration required. (814)451-6927.

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

New Series: So You Want to Be A…

We are proud to announce a session in our “So you want to be a…” series for adults. This occasional series will assist adults of any age pursuing a career change or older teens struggling with what to REALLY be when they grow up.

Join us for “So You Want to be a… Motorcycle Police Officer” on Saturday, September 19th from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the Blasco Library, 160 East Front Street. City of Erie Police Officer Gary Taccone will speak about a day in the life of a motorcycle policeman. He will display the gear and he will tell the stories about what it takes to be a motorcycle patrolman.

The session is free. Please email or call (814)451-6927 for more information.

Financial Literacy Series

Join us at the Blasco Library in Room 219 at 6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month this fall.

Thanks to our Community Partner, Erie Federal Credit Union, you will learn about:

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 STUDENT LOANS
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015 BUDGETING
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 MORTGAGE LOANS

Call (814) 451-6927 for register or see the events tab of this site for details.

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


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.

From the Vault

Blasco Library, Heritage Room – 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Exhibit: Did you know that the Erie County Public Library has a rare book vault with items up to 200 years old? Come see a selection of these items in the Heritage Room. Some items will be available to touch, others will be showed by staff. This is a drop in event, with no formal presentation; just experience the wonder of first editions and beautiful antique book artistry.

September 12th – North American Birds and Wildlife
October 10th – International Travel
November 7th – Asian Art
December 5th – Odds and Ends