The Iroquois Branch of the Erie County Public Library will reopen Thursday, September 11th at 9am for normal business operations. Please call the Iroquois Branch for more information at 814-451-7082.
Over 100 libraries across the U.S. and Canada are participating in Outside the Lines, a weeklong celebration from Sept. 14-20, demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. This campaign is designed to reintroduce libraries to their communities and get people thinking – and talking – about these organizations in a whole new way.
Outside the Lines is aimed at helping people understand how libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement. Participating libraries are connecting with their communities through creative, unexpected activities meant to demonstrate how libraries are more relevant than ever before.
Here’s some of the events planned at the Erie County Public Library:
September 15 – Automatic Comics, a program designed for young people ages 8-14 who love comics, art, and having fun. Participants create their own one page comic. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Free. Blasco Library. Presented in partnership with The GeekERIE, with local comic enthusiast, Sean McGrath.
September 16 – Local author Donald Grieshober will present a program for aspiring authors on writing and publishing your own book. 1:00-2:00 p.m. Free. Edinboro Branch Library.
September 18-19 – Pirate Days at the Lincoln Community Center branch library. All ages.
September 18 –The library goes ‘on the road’ with a library table in downtown Erie from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Stop by to discuss your favorite book, movie or poem, get some freebies, and learn about all the cool things the library offers!
September 18 – Learn how to self publish with local author Jim Dehaven at the Lincoln Community Center branch library. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free.
September 18 – “Guess a Gadget” with Sandy Traphagen at the Lincoln Community Center branch library. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free.
September 19 – Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary presentation at the Millcreek branch. 1:00 p.m. Free
Learn how to be safe around dogs and practice reading to the library’s favorite therapy dog!
Blasco Library Storytime Room
September 17th, October 22nd, November 19th, and December 17th
Hirt Auditorum, 160 E Front St.
7:00pm – Monday, September 15th
Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania, in the style of John Phillip Sousa
7:00pm – Monday, October 27th
Edinboro Chamber Players, wedding music of the decades
2:00pm – Sunday, November 2nd
Gem City Concert Band
7:00pm – Thursday, December 4th
Jr. Philharmonic Ensembles
7:00pm – Monday, December 8th
Presque Isle Flute Choir
Free concerts sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information call Sue Miceli, Concert Coordinator, at 451-6928.
Hello to Everyone:
As usual, the Erie County Public Library is bustling with programs and activities—all featured in this month’s newsletter.
My personal favorite (having grown up with DC and Marvel) is Automatic Comics. If you know someone between the ages of 8 and 14, you will want to read all about it.
Also in this month’s newsletter is a bit of a teaser of things to come at the Library. I will be talking more about upcoming projects in future issues. It is an exciting time for our Library, and an exciting time for the Erie area!
Check it out!
Erie County Public Library
160 East Front Street
Erie PA 16507
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Tuesday, September 16th: 9:00am – 12:00pm – Intro to Files and Folders
Thursday, September 18th: 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Intro to Word
Tuesday, September 23rd: 9:00am – 12:00pm – Intro to Publisher
Thursday, September 25th: 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Intro to PowerPoint
Tuesday, September 30th: 9:00am – 12:00pm – Intro to Excel
A $5.00 fee per class is required to reserve a seat. Come to the Information Hub at the Blasco Library to reserve your seat.
For more Information or to reserve your seat, please call 451-6927.
Computer classes are sponsored by the Friends of the Erie County Public Library.