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TOWANDA READS Book Discussion

This groups meets the 2nd Tuesday of even-numbered months. You are invited to join the group any time that the title interests you. August 9th @ 5 pm the group discusses “Deep, Down, Dark” by Hector Tobar.  Joining a book discussion adds a whole new dimension to reading!

Job Post

Towanda District Library is seeking a Library Clerk who has the ability to work in concert with the library staff, patrons, and local organizations to provide quality services and programs for the community. Responsibilities include planning/implementing young adult and adult programming – including volunteer recognition and Artist/ Vendor fundraiser. The successful candidate will assist with financial management, data analysis, and collection development, as well as circulation. Applicant must possess strong technology skills, enthusiasm for the profession, and vision of the role of librarians in the 21st century. This is a part-time position for 10 to 12 hours/week. Working in the Saturday rotation is expected.  Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ideally, the candidate will have completed some courses leading to the Masters of Library Science. Contact: Karen Stott Bersche, Library Director at Towanda District Library EOE

July and August Library Board Meetings

The July meeting of the Towanda Library Board is on Tuesday the 19th at 7 pm. The August meeting is on Thursday the 18th at 6 pm beginning with the Budget Hearing. This is a variance from the regular meeting date – due to the Towanda Elementary School Open House on Tuesday the 16th.

In Memory of Tim Mogill – Past President of Library Board

Past President of the Towanda  District Library Board and long-time library advocate, Tim Mogill, passed away at his home in Towanda on June 4, 2016. Tim and his wife Helen were FRIENDS of this library who worked tirelessly to expand the borders of the library’s service area to include not only Towanda Township, but also Blue Mound and parts of Money Creek Township. This placed the library on the sound financial footing that it enjoys today. Tim’s family has requested memorials for Tim be directed either to this library or to the Humane Society. Memorials devoted to Helen Mogill, at the time of her passing, still sustain the TOWANDA READS Book Discussion Group.

TOWANDA READS Year’s Selections

This adult discussion group is open to the public. It meets the second Tuesday of even-numbered months @ 5:00 pm at the library.

Upcoming selections are: August – Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar: October  – Bella Cora by Philip Margulies: December – The Road to Character by David Brooks: February – The Lilac Girls by Martha Kelley and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: April – Ordinary Grace by William Kruger: June – Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates.

ROVER ART Program Exhibit Opening at Mclean County Art Center

For those students who attended “Plaster Life Casting Class” at our library on June 7th, the opening exhibit of all ROVER art projects from the surrounding communities is on Friday, August 12th from 5 to 7 pm. Find details online at McLean County Art Center – mcac.org. You and your parents won’t want to miss it!