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Ross Library returns to programming, with restrictions

LOCK HAVEN — For autumn, the Ross Library is beginning in-library programming again with restrictions. All programs will be pre-registered by calling 570-748-3321, and space is limited. Masks and social distancing are required to enter the library.

Free Comic Book Day in May was canceled due to COVID-19. But now that the Ross Library is reopened, the event has turned into Free Comic Book Summer! One title will be available at the Ross Library every week until the end of September. These will be displayed in the graphic novel section on the first floor. Patrons are welcome to come in and help themselves while supplies last.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and Sept. 16 to 19 is also the library’s annual book sale. New members are invited to the library for both. For the month of September, any new patron who signs up for a library card will receive a $5 off with any purchase coupon for the book sale. This offer applies to new patrons over the age of 18 who have not previously had a card. Offer applies until the end of the book sale.

In September, the Ross Library will host “Votes For Women: A Portrait Of Persistence,” a poster exhibition provided by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. This exhibit celebrates a century since women fought for the right to vote, and will be in the first floor of the library throughout September.

The haunted walking tours are back in October. Sponsored by LHPS, paranormal investigator Lou Bernard will give haunted tours of Lock Haven. The tours will be $5 per person, and money will be donated to benefit the Ross Library. All tours begin at Ross Library. Each tour takes about an hour. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight for safety. Smoking on the tours is prohibited. Social distancing and masks required.

Because tour space is limited, participants MUST pre-register and pre-pay. Please register at 570-748-3321 or ross13@rosslibrary.org. The available schedule of dates are Oct. 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 23 and 21 at 7 and 11 p.m.; Oct. 26, 27, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 7 and 11 p.m.

The library welcomes everyone into the monthly book club, the Book Brigade. On the last Saturday of each month, the club meets at 10 a.m. to discuss a book and its related topics, drink coffee, and socialize. On Aug. 29, the book is “Thud!” by Terry Pratchett; on Sept. 26, “March: Book One” by John Lewis; and on Oct. 31, “The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostova.

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 ross13@rosslibrary.org. The Annie Halenbake Ross Library is a Clinton County United Way partner agency and a PA Forward Gold Star Library.

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