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Please vote for the Meadville Public Library!

Palmiero Toyota Scion is giving our community an opportunity to select a local charitable organization to receive  a gift of $2,500 courtesy of their dealership.  Toyota Corporate will match Palmiero’s donation if the charity is classified as a 501c organization, therefore the winning charity could win up to $5,000!

Please stop by the dealership and cast your vote on or before Thursday, November 1st, 2012.  Thank you for your support!

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We have a new reference database available.  ReferenceUSA is a great source for searching businesses and individuals in the United States.  With the U.S. Standard White Pages, you can search for individuals by name, address, or telephone number.  The U.S. Businesses search lets you search by company, personal name, city, state, or telephone number.  Customized searching allows you to find businesses by what they do or make, by location, even search for businesses in a certain area by how many employees or computers they have.

This is a great database if you’re looking for work, writing a business plan, researching sales leads, or just looking for a place to buy what you need.  Find it on our Electronic Resources page.

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Brenna Thummler, a senior at Meadville High School and author of From Alligators to Zippers, will be signing copies of her book on May 7, 2011 starting at 2 pm in the Fiction Department.

Brenna wrote and illustrated From Alligators to Zippers for her Senior Project. The book uses the alphabet to highlight cultural and historical elements of Meadville and the surrounding area. Stop by to meet the author!

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Meadville Public Library invites all children, young adults and families ages 0 to 100 to attend “We the People”, a free program on the Civil War.  This program will include information on local members of our community who played a part in the Civil War presented by local historian, Tom Barrett, of the Crawford County Civil War Roundtable, and feature members of the 150th PVI Bucktails Civil War re-enactors group, Civil War era games for kids and more.

The program will be held at the Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA., on April 2, 2011 from 9 a.m. to12 p.m., with a special presentation at 10 a.m., by Tom Barrett of the Crawford County Civil War Roundtable.

The program is made possible by a gift awarded to the library through the We the People Bookshelf grant, which provided free hardcover editions of 17 classic books on the theme of “A More Perfect Union.”  The library also received bonus materials, including a DVD edition of “the Civil War,” the award-winning documentary by Ken Burns.  The grant was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in cooperation with the American Library Association.

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Are you curious about other cultures? Planning a trip? Always wanted to learn a language?

Meadville Public Library is proud to offer its patrons something new. Mango Languages is a language learning system that you can access at home. Practice a language and learn a little about the culture.

To get started, you’ll need your Meadville Library Card. Log on just like you would for Power Library databases by entering your Power Library code (PL + 4-digits) and then the 8-digit number from under your barcode. Create an account so you can keep track of your progress. Mango will check to make sure your system has the minimum requirements. To get the most out of your experience, you’ll want speakers and a microphone.

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