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The Meadville Public Library will be the host for a reading and book signing by novelist Earl H. McDaniel.

McDaniel, a former resident of Meadville and a former English teacher at Maplewood High School, image002will read from his debut novel, Between Lives, beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the library, 848 N. Main St. Between Lives is the story of a man fighting to stay relevant in the post 9-11 world, in which the economy has contracted, and older workers have less value. More information about the book is available on McDaniel’s Web site:

Books will be available for sale.

In addition to being a former teacher, McDaniel is a former journalist with a master of Fine Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a freelance writer and editor and a substitute teacher.

The reading will be followed by a Q&A session.

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WholegroupJoin us on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. for Arts and Crafts for the following themes:

  • June 17 — Density
  • June 24 — Bubble Science
  • July 1 — Sound
  • July 8 — Wind & Weather
  • July 15 — Sunlight Science
  • July 22 — Capillary Action

The Pet Show will be held July 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the Library’s side yard.

The Summer Reading Club Wrap-up Party is August 1 at 10:00 a.m.

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Spark a Reaction with the YA Summer Reading Club. Join us for crafts and science experiments, enter YA prize drawings and read read read for entries into the grand prizes.
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June 2, 2014 – SRC Pre-Registration
June 9, 2014 – SRC Begins
June 16, 2014 – Catapults/Make Your Own Slime – 2:00 P.M.
June 18, 2014 – Book Review/Puzzle – Prize Drawing
June 23, 2014 – Stepping Stones – 2:00 P.M.
June 30, 2014 – Star Wars Finger Puppets – 2:00 P.M.
July 7, 2014 – Robots – 2:00 P.M.
July 9, 2014 – Book Review/Puzzle – Prize Drawing
July 14, 2014 – Sun Sensitive Paper Images – 2:00 P.M.
July 21, 2014 – Hoop Gliders/Start Wookiee Bird Feeder – 2:00 P.M.
July 28, 2014 – Star Wars Wookiee Bird Feeder – 2:00 P.M.
July 30, 2014 – Book Review/Puzzle – Prize Drawing
August 1, 2014 – SRC Party – Games, Prizes, Food, & Fun – 2:00 P.M.

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The Spring Used Book Sale will be held Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th at the Helene Barco-Duratz Cultural Center located at 411 Chestnut Street.  The hours are as follows:

Thursday: 4pm-8pm

Friday:  9:30am-5pm

Saturday:  9:30am-2:30pm (Bag Day)

If you have books to donate, please hold on to them until after the sale.  We’re not taking donations at this time, since we have to organize what we already have for the sale.  Future donations will be used for the Fall sale.

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The Meadville Public Library would like to thank all the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers for all their hard work.  Meadville VITA prepared 791 federal income tax returns over nine weeks, an increase of 85% over last year.  Meadville VITA estimated this saved the local taxpayers approximately $79,000 in tax preparation fees. Total refunds equaled $684,650!

If you have questions or comments for Meadville VITA, you can contact them at:

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