Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Anime and CosPlay Meetings

The monthly Anime Club Meeting will be Saturday December 17, 2005 at 2:00-3:30 p.m. Join others to discuss your favorite anime characters, artists and authors. New members are always welcome!

The new club CosPlay will hold it's initial meeting on Saturday December 17, 2005 at 3:30-4:45 p.m. CosPlay was formed from members of the Anime Club. Attending members are welcome to dress as their favorite anime characters but not required. Club activities will include creating costumes and discussion.

Attendance to both meetings are welcome but not required. Both meetings will be held in the Youth Services Department meeting room. To register or for more information contact the Youth Services Department at 823-0156 ext. 217.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

A reanactment of the first Thanksgiving is shown in this undated handout photo from Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass. According to food writer Linda Beaulieu, the first Thanksgiving did not include Turkey or some of the other food items associated with the holiday.  (AP Photo/Plimoth Plantation, Ted Curtin)

The Osterhout Free Library will be closing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and will remaind closed on Thursday, November 24th in honor of Thanksgiving.

We will re-open on Friday, November 25th at 8:30 a.m. with regular hours.

Check out the History of Thanksgiving at The History Channel.com and The Library of Congress.

For some facts about Thanksgiving check out the Census Bureau. For example did you know that the typical American ate 13.7 pounds of turkey in 2003, a large portion of which was from the beloved Thanksgiving feast.

Click on the picture to investigate the first Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Poetry Workshop

The Osterhout Free Library invited students in grades 7-11 to particpiate in a three part poetry writing workshop. Students will have a chance to have their works performed and published online.

The workshop will be held Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. November 22, November 29 and December 6.

Jim Warner will be the workshop leader.

Refreshments will be served and materials will be provided.

For more information or to register, please contact the Youth Services Staff at the Osterhout Free library at 823-0156 EXT. 217.

The workshops are sponsored by the Luzerne County Library System through an LSTA grant.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Books & Babies

This undated photo, supplied by Lynda Hatcher, shows a baby in an image taken by Hatcher's mother, photographer Constance Bannister. Bannister, whose photographs of babies on calendars, advertisements and books reached a worldwide audience in the 1940s and 1950s, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, in Woodbury, N.Y., at age 92. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Lynda Hatcher) Books & Babies Sign Ups Start November 7, 2005!
What's Books & Babies you ask?

Books & Babies is a program designed for parents and children ages 1 to 3 1/2.
Children socially interact with their peers while parents talk with community resource professionals on child development issues. The child and parent have a chance to attend story time, create crafts and have a good time in the library.

This 4 week session starts Tuesday, November 15th and runs till December 6th.
Register on or after Monday, November 7th at 8:30 a.m.
Call the Youth Services Department @ 823-01560 ext. 217
Space is limited and fills fast for this popular program!