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Indiana Free library now open on Fridays, community programs announced

by on June 07, 2014 10:49 AM

The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs next week, Author Week at the library:


• Dr. Marcus History Lecture, 1 to 2:30 p.m.: “Open Mic with Dr. Marcus.” Back by popular request, this session will give participants the opportunity to ask Dr. Irwin Marcus question regarding any area or aspect of history. Refreshments served. (Reading Area)

• Meet the Author: Marian Szczepanski, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Marian Szczepanski, author of “Playing St. Barbara,” will join us to discuss her book, characters, creative process, and the research involved in writing her latest novel. Light refreshments will be served. (Community Room)


Meet the Author: Mya Zemlock, author of “Heartless,” 3 to 4 p.m. Meet local author Mya Zemlock, a student at Homer Center High School, and hear about her recently published Young Adult novel.


• Knitting Club, 10:30 a.m.: Learn to knit or improve your skills. Beginners welcome! Experienced knitter Celesta Capizzi will be on hand to teach and provide guidance.

Experienced knitters, bring your current projects and join the fun. (Community Room).

• IFL Book Club, 11 a.m. to noon: “Sherlock Holmes.”

Was Sherlock Holmes the first forensic scientist? Peter Calamai in Cosmos magazine says, “Doyle’s letters, interviews and memoirs reveal how he made Holmes the epitome of a quirky thinking machine: a detective who conducted investigation based on the sci­entific approach of observation, deduction, experimentation and conclusion.

Read any of Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books for this month’s discussion. Refreshments served. (Reading Area)


Meet the Author: Carol Moessinger, 1 to 2 p.m. Carol Moessinger is the author of “A Woman’s Role: a 1950’s Romance.” Carol will be discussing her book, the writing process and getting published. Refreshments will be served. (Community Room)


The library is now open to serve you on Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. Browse, check out books, and take advantage of the library’s computers and other services.

On June 16 at 10 a.m. the library will kick off its science-based summer reading program “Fizz! Boom! Read!” at Horace Mann Elementary School, featuring the Carnegie Science Center’s Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry assembly.


The Indiana Free Library is located at Ninth and Philadelphia streets. All programs are free and open to the public. Check out or call (724) 465-8841 for more information.


PHOTO: Many benefactors have helped restore Friday hours at the Indiana Free Library. Library administrators said the noon to 5 p.m. hours on Fridays are possible because Indiana Borough council is providing space rent-free in the Community Center Building under a 10-year lease, and because the White Township supervisors increased the township’s annual donation to support the library. Many residents and businesses also increased their contributions. Donations are now being accepted for the library’s 2014 annual fund drive. (Jamie Empfield/Gazette)

Jamie Empfield is a photographer for The Indiana Gazette.
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