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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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.

Erie County Public Library E-Newsletter – July Edition

Hello Everyone!

July is usually a bustling time at the Library, and this year is proving to be no exception. The Summer Reading Program–Fizz, Boom, Read! is in full swing and is packed with activities.

In addition to family friendly storytimes, the Library is hosting special guests, such as the Erie Seawolves, Singer/Songwriter Tom Cornwell, The Erie Zoo, Comedian Charlie and Checkers, Stay and Play, and Claytopia. The details in can be found in Update, the Library newsletter.

Also featured:

The Gem City Rock and Mineral Club’s stunning display–26 feet of breathtaking fossils, rocks and gems
Family Art Night at the Blasco Library
Free eReader one-on-one sessions–sign up now!
Fishing gear available to check out at the Library
Everything Jazz–the definitive music collection, part one–now available for borrowing.

Read about all of this and more in the July Update, and don’t forget to visit your favorite library outlet to join in the fun!

Best Regards,

Executive Director
Erie County Public Library
160 East Front Street
Erie PA 16507
(814) 451-6952

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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.

E-Reader One-on-One Help Sessions

Did you know the library has thousands of FREE e-books that you can download 24/7? Sign up for a one-on-one help session with your device, where a librarian will assist you in accessing our free catalog of e-books. Appointments are by registration only, call 451-6927 to sign up. Devices include: Amazon Kindles, Color Nooks, iPads, Android tablets, and all smart phones (all black and white e-readers other than Amazon products are not eligible for these sessions). Please note that these classes are on downloading library e-books not basic device help.

Help is available by appointment from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, sessions are 30 minutes, on:

July: 15th and 16th, and 22nd and 23rd.