The Friends of the Library will hold their Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Gaier Room of the Main Library, 201 South Fountain Avenue.
In addition to a brief business meeting, the Friends will also be presenting the 2014 Lois Lenski Award to Debora Reed, a teacher at Lagonda Elementary School. Each year nominees for the award are solicited from the community and voted on by the Friends of the Library Board. The award is presented to an individual who has encouraged a love of reading and books in children.
CANCELLED - Rescheduled for January 22nd at 6:15 - The Theory of Everything in the Universe, Part 2 (high school and up) - ParkSubmitted by site_admin on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 9:58am
Join Philip Winchell for Part 2 of an accessible discussion outlining the principles of General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and String Theory.
This program will take place at the Park Branch, 1119 Bechtle Avenue. Springfield, OH. Please call (937) 322-2498.
Join us as we read the classic Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton.
Of her twenty-five novels, Ethan Frome is the one of which Edith Wharton was most proud. In the novel, young Ethan Frome marries Zeena Pierce, who is seven years his senior, after she nurses Ethan's mother through a terminal illness. When Zeena also turns sickly, she invites her cousin Mattie Silver to live in and help with household chores. Ethan and Mattie fall in love, and Zeena, aware of their attraction, decides to send Mattie away. A desperate Ethan cannot bear the thought of letting Mattie go, but neither can he escape with her. The couple decide upon a course of action designed to ensure that they remain together, but the plan falters and all three characters are left to suffer its nightmarish consequences.Historically viewed as a high society writer or novelist of manners, Wharton is now receiving her due as an astute chronicler and critic of American life who brought literary realism to new levels and helped to usher in a new period of modernist innovation.