Saturday, August 24, 2013

Library News/letter

Do you receive the Pottsville Library's newsletter? Did you even know one exists? If you don't get it in the mail, you can take a look at it from the library's website. Just go to our "Stacks of News" page at and click on the top link for the latest issue. Issues are in PDF format, so they look exactly like the printed pages we mail out.

Our next "1st Monday" used book sale, hosted by the Friends of the Pottsville Library, will be on Tuesday, September 3 from 12 to 2 pm. If you can't make that book sale, there will be another Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, September 21 from 9 am to 1 pm.  Book sale proceeds go to the funds used by the Friends to support library needs, such as the library's wi-fi network and printers for staff. Bake sale proceeds benefit the Teen Advisory Board, so they can do awesome things with their annual Halloween Haunted House in the library's basement.

POW, the Pottsville Open Writers group, will be meeting at the library on September 14 at 11 am. Participants should write about "the most memorable moment of your life." The session will include discussion of what people wrote on that topic (poem, prose, limerick, whatever works for you!), and then a half hour when participants write a paragraph or a poem on another topic of the leader's choosing. All aspiring writers are encouraged to attend, even if you've never been to a meeting or written anything before!

And along those lines, the Pottsville Library wants to encourage any writer in or from Schuylkill County to consider taking part in our "Local Authors Showcase" on Small Business Saturday (November 30), from 11 am to 4 pm. Anyone from our area who has written a book may sign up for a spot in the library. The downtown Pottsville area businesses will be offering specials to people who want to do their holiday shopping locally, and we wanted to give our local authors a chance to take part in this tradition. For a registration form or for more information, contact the Pottsville Library by email at potpublib at, or call the library at 570-622-8880. Registration must be made by October 1 so we can guarantee you a spot!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Let's Try This Again, Shall We?

It's been two years since we last posted on this blog. How time flies when the library is busy! But we'll try again to get this communication going. If there is something you want us to discuss, please let us know!

Upcoming events from the Reference Department:

Are you, your son, or your daughter planning on going to college? Trying to figure out how to pay for it? On Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m., a representative of PHEAA will be at the Pottsville Library to answer questions about finding financial aid for college. The program is free and open to anyone, adult or teenager, who is planning on attending college in the near future. Registration is not required, but you can contact the Reference Department at 570-622-8880 for more information about the program.