Join former Village of Endicott Historian Tim Main for a two-part presentation on the “History of Endicott’s Public Libraries.” Part 1: Tuesday, October. 14, 7-8:30 and Part 2: Tuesday October 28, 7-8:30 in the Scott Meeting Room. Endicott’s first public library opened March 15, 1915 with the support of its namesake George F. Johnson. With its 100th birthday fast approaching, it’s time for a walk down memory lane. Did you know that Endicott had one of the first bookmobiles in the northeast? Or that there was once a branch library on the north side? Celebrate the library’s centennial with this these two special programs, with refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the George F. Johnson Memorial Library. The Tim Main program is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the library Information Desk while supplies last.
e-book and audiobook fans: GFJ is pleased to announce that our downloadable e-books and downloadable audiobooks now display in our online catalog as well as in our Download Zone-specific catalog for those formats. Look for the “down arrow” symbol (for e-books) and the “earphone” symbol (for audiobooks). You can limit your search to these formats…
The Thursday February 25 USA Today featured an article on the changing role of libraries: http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-02-25-overdue25_ST_N.htm
Join us tomorrow, Oct. 11 @ 1PM in the downstairs meeting room for a free screening of: Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic: Opening Night with Lang Lang. Doors open at 12:45. Bring a friend!
Longtime GFJ employee Jim “Par” Panella passed away suddenly this week. His buddy “Roxy”, a familiar face at the library, came by for a visit today. Roxy is now living with Jim’s sister-in-law. Everyone at GFJ deeply misses them both.
The George F. Johnson Memorial Library (Endicott NY) is one of 30 libraries in New York State to receive $244,517 in funding to create a Public Computing Center in the library. This award is provided as part of a grant awarded to the New York State Library through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)…