Adult Events

For event information contact the Circulation Desk at 583-3408 Ext. 2. 

 

9/03/2020

Things You Learn When You Write The Dictionary

6:30pm

While The Dictionary is frequently called upon to justify positions and settle debates, most people know relatively little about how dictionaries are made and what their aims are. Join Merriam-Webster Senior Editor Emily Brewster for a peek into a lexicographer's view of The Dictionary. We'll discuss language change, annoying words, and just how it is that a term like "chillax" comes to qualify for dictionary entry.

Please register at the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.

9/12/2020

6th Annual End of Summer Car Show

9:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for our 6th annual End of Summer Car show! We had an amazing turn out of show cars last year and almost hit capacity...let's make this year even better! Open to show cars of ALL MAKES, MODELS and YEARS. We will have trophies for the TOP 10 vehicles awarded at 12:30PM, door prize raffles for car registrants, dash plaques for the first 100 cars, a 50/50 raffle, refreshments, music, and our never ending gratitude for supporting the library and all the work we put into the show. There is no fee for car show entrants, or spectators! Hope to see you there.

9/24/2020

Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom’s WWII Letters

6:30pm - 7:30pm

“Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom’s WWII Letters”

In May 2017, Corinne Smith found her mother's stash of more than 80 letters from 16 servicemen she had corresponded with in 1944-1945. Corinne began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence. It revisits a time that we may not want to forget. And it may prompt others to wonder for themselves what treasures lurk in their own old family boxes, and how they can share the information with others.

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ludlow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Corinne H. Smith is a writer who is originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She served for several years on the board of The Blair County Genealogical Society in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Her first book was a self-published family history titled "From Saxony to the Lehigh Valley: The Descendents of Ludwig Hossfeld" (1992). Since then, she has written several books about American author Henry David Thoreau. She is a former librarian and lives in Gardner, Massachusetts.