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Senior Days – Millcreek Flood of 1915

Mill Creek flood post card Senior DaysAugust 13
Blasco Admiral Room

Guest Speaker Debbie Lyons

Mill Creek flowed freely from Glenwood Park Avenue to the bay front one hundred years ago. Today it is largely forgotten, contained by a massive underground tube. On August 3, 1915, fueled by a torrential 24-hour rainstorm, the fury of the Mill Creek Flood forever changed the lives of the people of Erie, Pennsylvania. This is their story. Guest Speaker Debbi Lyon helps patrons trace their genealogy at the Blaso Memorial Library. In her spare time, she writes a popular blog, Old Time Erie, and is the author of Greetings from Wesleyville. Debbi is also a board member at KaleidAScope, Inc., a non-profit that specializes in Asperger’s services.

Free and open to the public.
Snacks and a blood pressure screening will be offered.

Octopi the Library

octopiAugust 8th – Blasco Library

9:00am – 12:00pm: Chalk Board Mural, Lobby

9:30am – 11:30am: Octopus Crafts, Children’s Room

10:00am: Story Time, Children’s Room Window Seats

11:30am to 1:30pm: Tee-shirt Painting Craft, Room 219

1:30pm – 4:00pm: Movie – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Hirt Auditorium


Library card holders can visit or download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. No waiting and hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.