The Friends of the Library 4th of July Book Sale will be held in the book cellar on Saturday, July 2nd from 10 am-2 pm and Monday, July 4th from 7 am-10 am and 11:30 am-4 pm. Be sure to drop by and see our new inventory!
Our annual Quilt Show is kicking off on June 29th. If you would like to submit a quilt, it must be received by library staff before 12 pm on June 27th. Even if you do not have a quilt in the show, please stop by and appreciate all the hard work that went into each quilt. The Quilt Show will be open to the public June 29th-July 9th daily (excluding Sunday) from 10 am-4 pm (most days). For a complete schedule, Click Here
Storyteller Kurtis Kelly dramatizes four of history’s most unusual and fascinating stories from the annals of health and medicine. Learn how a British country doctor—witnessing a world ravaged by smallpox—observed how milkmaids in his village were immune—and he introduced the word “vaccination” to our vocabulary. Meet Dr. William J. Morton, who introduced the world in 1896 to an entrancing new discovery—the X-Ray. Hear the intriguing story of Laura Dewey Bridgman, both blind and deaf, who caught the world’s attention 25 years before Helen Keller. Finally, there is arsenic, a classic poison, which is in fact essential to human biology—but what arsenic mystery was unearthed while investigating the death of Napoleon—130 years later? These stories teach us about history—and provide a frame of reference for today’s concepts of health and wellness. We hope you’ll join us on June 15th at 3:30 pm for this wonderful event!
Peter Sisneros makes some of the best barbecue this side of the Mississippi. Get tips and learn from the best on June 21st at 6 pm. In addition to dropping some knowledge, Peter will be giving a hands-on demonstration of how to grill different types of meat properly. If you bring your own meat and a picnic blanket, EMCL will provide the sides and entertainment so you can enjoy a nice picnic in the park.