(More) Good Stuff Free!!
You've probably heard ads from the retailer whose tagline is Good Stuff Cheap! However, we can go one better: Good Stuff FREE!!!! The library has always had a lot of "good stuff," but now we have even MORE Good Stuff Free!!
Preschool Story Hour is back on Friday mornings at 10 AM, with our new Children's Program Coordinator Miss Debby (who has been well trained and mentored by Miss Cindi, who led the program for almost 20 years). LEGO Club continues for kids in grades K-5 on Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. Our small-but-friendly Writers' Group also continues on the third Tuesday of the month at 6PM. Our book discussion group will be discussing the Sherlock Holmes classic The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on October 19.
But now there is MORE Good Stuff Free!!
We have added a MAGNA-TILE CLUB for "tweens" in grades 4-8, at 4:30 PM on Thursdays. Magna-tiles are a fun and easy way to build interesting creations. Not recommended for children under 3, but embraced by folks age 3 to 103, they have been a hit at any event we’ve held where they were offered. We’re focusing this first Magna-Tile club on “tweens” in grades 4-8, but may offer clubs for other age groups if there is an interest.
Are the options for internet access where you live too expensive for your budget? Join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 1 PM. Learn the information you need to apply for the (ACP) Affordable Connectivity Program, how to apply for the program, and how to use the benefit. Jennifer Hoffman, our presenter, is the Digital Navigator Program Coordinator and Program & Services Associate at the Somerset County Library.
We have new electronic resources. PA POWER Library has added a marvelous new language-learning resource, Transparent Language. I gave it a try, and found it to be fun and an effective way to learn. There is also a new genealogical resource, My Heritage. Unlike our Ancestry Library Edition, this resource may be used from home if you log in with your library card. Our Somerset County Federated Library System has added a new homework help and tutoring resource, called Brainfuse Help Now. You can access this through the link on our website.
As Election Day draws near, let's remember those local women who dedicated themselves to the cause of winning women's right to vote. Join our archivist Jennifer Hurl at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, as she presents - for the first time here at our library! - the story of our local suffragists. The pandemic prevented us from presenting this program for the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in 2020, but now we can gather and enjoy the stories!
Meyersdale's 150th Anniversary is fast approaching. Plans are being made for a year filled with special events. The next planning meeting will be held at the library at 6PM on Monday, October 23. Participants hope to nail down a schedule for major observances at this time. Anyone is welcome to attend and share ideas. One thing that is settled is the 150th Anniversary logo, designed by Kenneth Snelson (who had designed the Centennial logo in 1984).
Come see us this month! Attend one of our programs, or check out a scary book or movie for Halloween. Also, why not spend some time exploring the new resources on our website? It's no tricks and all treats! Visit our YouTube channel and see the newly-posted videos with the historical tours we did of the Olinger/Foy house. We also now offer a limited amount of free printing/photocopying, thanks to a grant from the Meyersdale Wind Energy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. And there is usually a new copy of our free Got News?? newsletter to grab and read.