Summer activities continue at Ross Library

LOCK HAVEN — There’s still time to win a free Kindle Fire at the Ross Library! The library is raffling off a Kindle Fire as part of their summer reading program.

Anyone who attends an adult or young adult program will have a chance to win. Each participant at each program will be given a ticket and fill out their name, phone number, and the date. At the end of July, two tickets will be drawn, and each one will win a free Kindle Fire. The more programs you attend, the better your chances of winning.

Famous jazz bassist and two-time Grammy nominee Rufus Reid will be making a Skype appearance at the Ross Library. On Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m., Rufus Reid will Skype into the library to talk about his music career and answer questions from the audience.

Rufus Reid’s major professional career began in Chicago and continues since 1976 in New York City. His extensive jazz background and discography reads literally like the Who’s Who in jazz. He has traveled, performed and recorded with many of the great Jazz Masters.

Historian Lou Bernard will continue his walking tours every Friday evening in July. Each tour begins at the library at 7 p.m., takes about an hour, and proceeds on a different route or theme. The tours detail much of the history of Lock Haven that can’t be found anywhere else. On July 13, the theme is what was happening100 years ago.

Author Clyde Mighells of Howard will be appearing at the Ross Library on Saturday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Mighells is the author of “Curbing the Opiate Crisis: A Call To Action,” and will be reading from his book, signing copies, and discussing America’s severe opiate crisis.

The Clark McClane Band, a group that plays locally-inspired songs, will be performing at the Ross Library at 6:30 on July 28. The Clark McClane Band is Chris Stanonis, Shawn Carr, Tom Rainey, and Clark McLane. This is a free program that promises a fun and relaxing evening.

Lock Haven University librarian Joby Topper will be making another appearance at the Ross Library. On August 16, at 2 p.m. Joby will talk about the musicians and musical events that have happened at Lock Haven University over its long history.

In 2017, the Lock Haven Rotary Barbershop Quartet came to the Ross Library to perform. On Saturday, August 18, at 2 p.m., they will be returning for another performance. The Rotary Barbershop Quartet will be performing in the Gross Room, on the third floor of the library.

The Ross Library is also inviting the public into the Book Brigade, the monthly book club. On the final Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted, at 10 a.m., the group meets at the library to discuss a different book and the social issues covered in that book. On July 28, the book will be “The Witch Of Willow Lake” by Leta Hawk, and on August 25 it will be “Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!!” by Darryl Bullock.

Unless otherwise stated, all programs are free and open to the public.

To register for a program or get more information, contact the Ross Library at 570-748-3321 or The Annie Halenbake Ross Library is a member of PA Forward and the Clinton County United Way.