Upcoming Events at the Library
Join us on Saturday, August 12th, at 10:00 a.m. for our monthly movie!
Potter County historian David Castano will fill in the details of these events on Tuesday, August 8th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library: A brawl in Galeton, a zeppelin sighting near Emporium, five men blown to smithereens in a Sinnemahoning powder plant explosion rumored to be related to sabotage, fear and suspicion in German-American communities (like Germania!). These newsworthy items and more filled Potter County town talk and newspapers as World War I exploded across the global stage a century ago.
Castano will bring World War I artifacts from the Potter County Historical Society for “Show and Tell”, including a shell fired during the Battle of Verdun, World War I helmets, a gas mask, nursing medals, an American pilot’s uniform, an enlisted men’s tunic and puttees, and lists of Potter County men serving in the war with details of their service.
Coming August 10th at 10:30 am: Appalachian Trail program/activities for children! Come visit with “Blissful” who has hiked the famous Appalachian Trail twice and in each direction! From bears to snakes, plants, trees, cool views, and funny hiking pictures, we will explore the trail from Georgia to Maine! Find out how Blissful cooked on the trail using a tiny stove and pot. Snuggle in a mummy bag in the woods. Create your own “trail name” through drawing and words to earn a carabiner to hook on your day pack or belt loop!
Blissful will also have copies of her book – Mountains, Madness and Miracles – 4,000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail for sale to parents afterwards (appropriate for teens and parents)
The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library has partnered with the PA Lumber Museum to offer our patrons the Library Pass Program. Patrons will be able to come to the library and check out the pass which will provide a FREE entry to the museum and its events, programs, and activities for the borrower and all members of their household (those living at the same physical address). There are some event days that are not covered with the pass, so please check with the library before planning your visit.
The 2017 Pleasant Street Festival will take place on Saturday, September 9th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come join us for a day of food, vendors, raffles, music, and baked goods!
There will be a special ragtime presentation during the Pleasant Street Festival at 1:00 p.m. by “Ragtime Jack Radcliffe.” Jack has been performing for more than 45 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime; stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter, as well. He also accompanies himself on the guitar and harmonicas and has lately added the fiddle to his arsenal of musical weapons. Jack also delivers an engaging and humorous running commentary on the cultural context of the music.
Library Board Meeting: The library board of trustees meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.
The Stitch Together Knit & Crochet Group meets every Thursday afternoon from 1-3. Work on your newest project and join in on the conversation. Don’t know how to knit or crochet? That’s okay! We’ll teach you! Any other crafting is welcome also!
Family History Group: Are you interested in discovering more about the branches of your family tree but don’t really know where to begin? Would you be interested in meeting with others to share ideas and resources? This group meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at 1 p.m.
The book club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. to discuss their current book. There are extra copies of the book available. We would love to have new members join us!
The Oswayo Valley Historical Society will be open Friday afternoons from 1-4 in the library basement.