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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.

Ask Annie the Therapy Dog

We are proud to announce the Ask Annie the Therapy Dog program for children.

Children can practice reading to Annie the Golden Retriever. Dogs are non-judgmental listeners who allow children to read at their own pace, without criticism or performance pressure. Children who participate in this type of program improve their reading ability, comprehension, vocabulary and reading fluency. As the child’s reading skills improve, so do his or her communication skills, self-esteem, and self-confidence. Karen, the owner/handler of Annie, has many years experience at Blasco Library with the reading to therapy dogs program.

Patrons are welcome to stop in and meet Annie at Blasco, 160 East Front Street, on the following Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. : September 16th, October 21st, November 18th and December 16th.

Please email or call 451-6936 for more information and to register.

Coding Camp for Teens

coding campAs libraries expand their literacy mission beyond just print literacy to include technology and information literacy, ECPL sees the Coding Camp for Teens as an important mission to teach teens the language of the future and to provide meaningful activates for teens.

Paul Sherer, web designer from Epic Web Studios will run the camp. He will direct the 13 to 18 year olds on HTML/CSS to create a website and learn fundamentals of web development. Paul is happy to share with Erie County the benefits he enjoyed from enrichment camps in his youth, with goal of providing resources and tools for continued learning to further teens’ skills in programming.
The camp is free. The 8 hour camp runs from Monday October 5th through Thursday October 10th at Blasco Library, 160 East Front Street, Erie PA, 16507 from 6:00 p.m. to 8p.m. in the Computer Training room.

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

Make it Mondays

makeitmondaysTargeting those 13 and older and done in cooperation with our Community Partner, Erie Makerspace, Blasco Library will host Make It Mondays on September 14th, October 19th and November 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Erie Makerspace is a local non-profit technology-oriented cooperative and communal workshop, focused on providing resources, facilities, and education, and bringing together creative, inventive minds. The library is excited to offer these sessions of experiential learning. Hands on creating will engage the body and mind to teach skills and expand experiences.

Monday, September 14th is Learn to Solder: Make a Robot Pin that Lights Up. Registration is required.
Monday, October 19th is How Conductive: Banana Pianos, Bare Paint and more!
Monday, November 9th is Upcycled: Holiday Ornaments.

The events are free and open to the public. Blasco is located at 160 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507.

Please email or call 451-6927 for more information.

Employment Series

Beginning Resumes
Wednesdays, September 9th, October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd.
2:00pm to 3:30pm.
Blasco Library – Computer Training LabAn introduction on how to review the different kinds of resume options and how to create a resume in a Microsoft Word template to achieve professional-looking results. Be prepared to enter your own data on the template. Registration is required. Call 451-6927.
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Wednesday, October 14th.
2:30pm to 4:00pm.
Blasco Library – Computer Training LabLinkedIn is one of the most popular online services to help build and maintain a professional network. Participants will create a LinkedIn account, learn the basics of the profile, and how to connect. Registration is required. Call 451-6927.
Ace the Interview
Thursday, September 24th.
2:00pm.
Blasco Library – Room 219Hiring Professionals from Erie Insurance will take the group through exercises to model an excellent interview. Etiquette, proper items on a resume, and attire will be covered. Registration is required. Call 451-6927.

Blasco Concert Series

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Blasco Library – Hirt Auditorium
September 14th – 7:30pm
Free and open to the public.

The Erie Chamber Orchestra’s exciting 2015-2015 season launches with the return performance by David Kim, violinist and concertmaster of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, presenting a show entitled “From Prodigy to Professional – A Life in Music.” David will describe his experiences and struggles to reach the pinnacle of his career. Interspersed with performances from some of David’s favorite works, this is a humorous, sometimes jarring and often poignant story not to be missed.
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September – New Books


Fiction Coming Soon


New NonFiction


New Teen Reads


New Children’s Books