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So You Want to be a… Sushi Chef

sushiOn Sat., Feb.27, ECPL presents “So You Want to be a. . .  Sushi Chef.” The program will take place at 1 p.m. in the Storytime Room of the Blasco Library.

What does it take to be a Sushi Chef? Come find out from one of Erie’s own, Ashley Sayre de Rivas, Sushi Chef at 1201 Kitchen! Learn about the tools of the trade and how to make a roll!

“So You Want to Be a….” is a monthly series.  The series targets the curious and those looking to change careers.  Sessions are open to all ages as a career program or as a behind the scenes look.  Local professionals open up about the paths they took to do the unusual jobs that they do.

For more information, please call (814) 451-6927 or email

Free eBook One on One Workshops

ebook for fbFree eBook One on One Workshops will happen every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25 in room 219 at 3 the Blasco Library.  There will be no session on Feb. 10.

These individual workshops are for patrons who need one-on-one help to get library ebooks and e-audiobooks onto a Kindle, Kindle Fire, tablet, or smartphone. A library staff member will guide the patron in installing and configuring the proper app, and then demonstrate how to check out digital items.

Please email or call 451-6927 for more information and to register.

InnovationCollaborative_Logo_2014 idea shareOn the first Saturday of every month in 2016, Blasco Library will host IdeaShare Sessions.  The free, drop-in sessions will be from 1 p.m. to 2 Fiction Seating Area.

The dates for the sessions are:
Feb. 6
March 5
April 2
May 5

Aspiring entrepreneurs can drop in for a guided conversation on business or product ideas with  Moderator Bill Scholz, the Innovation Collaborative’s Operations and Communications Lead. Patrons will be encouraged to connect, network, and be inspired with the help of this Community Partner.

For more information, please call (814)451-6927 or email

Great Books with Great Music Concert: The Color Purple

the color purpleOn Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 the public is invited to the Great Books with Great Music Concert: The Color Purple at the Blasco Library. The free event is at 7 p.m. in the H.O. Hirt Auditorium.

The event is part of the Blasco Concert Series and features Eugene Perry, Baritone and the Edinboro Chamber Players.

The Blasco Library is located at 160 E. Front St., Erie, Pa, 16507. For more information, please call (814) 451-6927 or email

Local Music Project: CD Release Party

On Sat., February 20, 2016, the Blasco Library will host the Erie Library Local Music Project:  CD Release Party.  The public is invited to celebrate the library’s new local music collection from 10 a.m. to 4 .pm. with a variety of free programs.

Come for a celebration of local, Erie music. The event will take place in locations all around the library and will include an open mic portion, an Instrument Petting Zoo, local music vendors, performances by bands of all types with members of all ages. The day will also include a children’s’ storytime. Join us for fun for all ages!

10 a.m. – noon Instrument Petting Zoo
Noon – 2 p.m.  Open mic with Matty B.
12:30 p.m.  Children’s Music Themed Storytime
1 p.m.  The Jack and Tammy Show!
2 p.m.  Strangers and Liars
Vendors all day!

The Blasco Library is located at 160 E. Front St., Erie, Pa, 16507. For more information and to register, please call (814) 451-6927 or email