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Story Time

Story Time for Babies: Baby Bounce
Mondays, September 14th through December.
10:00am to 11:00am.
Blasco Library – Storytime Room

For babies 6 to 18 months old. Babies will listen to stories, enjoy music and movement activities, and learn through play. Registration is required. Call 451-6936.

Toddler Story Time
Tuesdays in September: 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
9:30am and 10:30am.
Blasco Library – Storytime Room

Stories, songs, finger play, and action rhymes for toddlers 18 to 36 months old. Registration is required. Call 451-6936.

Pre-school Story Time
Wednesdays, September 16th through December.
10:00am to 10:45am.
Blasco Library – Storytime Room

Children ages 2 through 5 are invited to stories, finger plays, crafts, and films. Registration is required. Call 451-6936.

Pre-school Story Hour: Storynauts
Thursdays, September through December.
10:00am to 11:00am.
Blasco Library – Storytime Room

Children are invited to learn, create, and explore at a special story time designed for ages 3-6. Participants will listen to stories, enjoy music and movement activities, and learn through play. No preregistration necessary.

Fishing Contest Results

fishingResults from the July 18th, 2015 Blasco Memorial Library/SONS of Lake Erie children’s fishing contest:

24 youth between the ages of 4 and 15 participated.

The first grand prize went to a fifteen year old. He caught a nine inch perch.

The second grand prize went for the most fish caught. The most fish caught was five.

We would like to thank the many generous sponsors who made the contest possible. They are:
East End Angler, 4702 East Lake Road, Erie 16511
Presque Isle Angler, 34 State Street, Erie, 16508
Gander Mountain, 2088 Interchange Road, 16565
Edward John Perch Fishing, on Dobbins Landing, Erie
!O Danny O! perch Fishing, East Canal Basin , Erie
Gary’s Superette, 4703 East Lake Road, Erie 16511
My Dad’s Pizza and Deli, 4535 Buffalo Road, Erie 16510
Battery Outlet, 2825 Liberty Street, Erie 16508
Kmart, 4401 Buffalo Road, Erie 16510
Engraved Imaging Company, 4535 Buffalo Road, Erie 16510

Senior Days Series: “Ready, Steady, Go” Fall Prevention and Balance Testing

Blasco Library – Admiral Room
September 10th – 1:00pm
Free and open to the public.

Topic: “Ready, Steady, Go” Fall Prevention and Balance Testing

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Emily Kaminske, MS, OTR/L Rehab Coordinator of the Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County will present the VNA’s “Ready Steady Go” program. Falls are one of the main reasons people over age 65 go to the hospital. The “Ready Steady Go” program addresses reasons for falls and what to do to reduce the risk of falling. Individualized balance assessment will be available. Learn how to keep safe!

Please join us at 1:00 in the Admiral Room at Blasco Library for an afternoon of education, snacks and a blood pressure screening.

Please email or call 451 6927 for more information.

Living Will Lecture

Blasco Library – Admiral Room
September 13th – 2:00pm
Free and open to the public.
snavelyJoel M. Snavely, who is a partner at the Quinn Law Firm and a member of the Erie County Bar Association, will give a presentation entitled “Do I need a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney? Facts to know before you decide.”

An important decision you need to make is whether you should have a Living Will and a Healthcare Power of Attorney. These documents can be used to direct care when you are in an end-stage medical condition or otherwise are incapacitated. If you do decide to have a Living Will and a Healthcare Power of Attorney, you want to be certain that these documents are tailored to meet your particular wishes and needs.

From the Vault

Blasco Library, Heritage Room – 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Exhibit: Did you know that the Erie County Public Library has a rare book vault with items up to 200 years old? Come see a selection of these items in the Heritage Room. Some items will be available to touch, others will be showed by staff. This is a drop in event, with no formal presentation; just experience the wonder of first editions and beautiful antique book artistry.

September 12th – North American Birds and Wildlife
October 10th – International Travel
November 7th – Asian Art
December 5th – Odds and Ends

Use Your E-Reader at the Library

One on One Sessions with a Librarian
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

These sessions are for patrons needing one-on-one help with their eReading devices. This workshop is designed to help you get library ebooks and e-audiobooks onto your Kindle, Kindle Fire, tablet, or smartphone. A library staff member will guide you in installing and configuring the proper app, and then demonstrate how to check out items.

September 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

November 10, 17, 18, 19

December 8, 9, 15, 16, 17

Call (814)451-6927 to register.

Blasco Movie Series

All movies start at 1:30pm in the Blasco Library Hirt Auditorium.
Free and open to the public.

August 30 Jaws
September 27 Spirited Away
October 25 The Mummy
November 29 Blazing Saddles
December 27 Jumanji
January 31 Leap Year
February 28 Groundhog Day

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Library card holders can visit hoopladigital.com 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.

ILL Form

Please submit only 2 requests at a time. If you have questions please contact us at (814) 451-6922 or ill@erielibrary.org