Summer vacation time is almost here. We have scheduled a few of our most popular classes for the month of June and then will be taking a break until September. Classes offered in June are:
June 4th 9am-12pm Microsoft Excel
June 11th 9am 11am Windows 7 Files and Folders
June 17th 5pm- 8pm Introduction to Computers
June 18th 9am-12pm Laptops
June 19th 5pm- 8pm Introduction to the Internet
June 21st 9am-12pm Introduction to Computers
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.
May Cookbook Special – Throughout the month of May, The Bayfront Bookshelf gift shop, located in the Blasco Library, will feature a variety of cookbooks. Shoppers will be able to browse through a revolving selection of cookbooks for the whole month. Because the shop is staffed by volunteers, it is closed when volunteers are not available. Call 814-451-6942 to confirm that the store is open.
Annual Book Sale –
The Great American Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held at the Villa Maria Campus gymnasium located at 2551 W. 8th St., Erie, Pa. The sale dates are:
Sunday, June 9th through Friday, June 14th.
Sale hours are:
Sunday, 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Monday through Thursday, 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Like the Friends on Facebook – If you are Facebook fan you can now “like” the Friends of the Erie County Library and see postings of their upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/#!/EriePAFriendsOftheLibrary?fref=ts
Learn how to check out library eBooks onto your eBook reader! Upcoming classes at the Blasco Memorial Library are:
Thursday, May 16th 2:00 p.m. Kindle Fire and Fire HD
Monday, May 20th 6:30 p.m. Nook Color and Nook HD
Please bring your eReader, login and password information for your device and your library card to the class.
Classes are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please register at the Information Hub at the Blasco Library or phone 451-6927.
Download our app for your Android device from:
Download the Erie Library mobile app and access the library website, catalog and events anytime, anywhere. Search for books, movies, music and more. With “My Account”, renew checked out items and place holds.
iOS app coming soon!
Did you know you can borrow a fishing pole and tackle box from the Blasco Library? All you need is a library card (adults are responsible for obtaining a fishing license).
Pennsylvania Fish for Free Days are May 27th and July 4th.
Many thanks to the donors who make this program possible:
- Sons of Lake Erie, especially Ed Kissell
- East End Angler, 4702 East Lake Rd, 898-3474
- Battery Outlet, 2825 Liberty St, 868-7487
For more information on fishing in Pennyslvania, see the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website, www.pafishandgame.com.
Thanks to a generous grant from Dr. John M. Ferretti and Dr. Silvia M. Ferretti, we have updated the library catalog and established a Parent with Child Internet area.
The Parent/Child Internet area is made of 3 parent computers with 3 matching child computers so that both parent and child can work on a computer at the same time. The child computer contains a variety of educational games for learning levels of Pre-K to 4th grade. The parent computers have access to the Internet as well as typing and resume software.
The new Enterprise catalog includes easy to use search expanding or limiting features. Patrons can keep their own list of materials as a wish list or maintain a list of items they have already borrowed. There is even a Facebook “Like” feature so you can let all of your Facebook friends see your favorite reads.
Please take a test run of our new catalog (ecls.ent.sirsi.net) and send your comments to us about your experience (email@example.com).
Our current catalog is still available at classic.erielibrary.org.