140th Celebration!

The Meadville Public Library will be conducting an Ice Cream Social in honor of the Library’s Birthday on Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Library’s Literary Garden.  In addition, the Library will reveal a major new art acquisition at 6:00 PM. The public is invited to attend.

In order to prepare for the party, the Library will be closed at 4:00 PM.  

When asked why the Library choose to have an Ice Cream Social, John Brice, Library Director, responded “we were trying to create a celebration of the past and Ice Cream Socials were very much a thing in May 1879 when the library was formed.  In addition to the refreshments, the music selection will be of songs from the end of the nineteenth century.”

The Library will be revealing a new and significant piece of artwork which will be permanently displayed in the Library. “It is a large piece of art that dates back to the early 1700s and though it is not Meadville related, it is very appropriate to have it displayed at the Library”, Brice commented.