The Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library is having a Civil War presentation and book signing on February 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm.
Author Bob O'Connor will be presenting his most recent historical novel, A House Divided Against Itself. This book follows two brothers, one in the 2nd Virginia, Stonewall Brigade, CSA and the other from the 87th Pennsylvania, USA as they fought against each other in two battles in the Shenandoah Valley during 1861-1863.
The Story is based on over 90 letters from the participants and other members of their regiments, the regimental records, and official records of the conflict.
Mr. O'Connor will be on hand to sell and sign his book, A House Divided Against Itself, for $16.00 plus tax, after his presentation.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The American Girls Club is a club for girls who enjoy reading the American girl series. The club's meetings are held at the Besore Library every third Saturday of the month. This Month the club focased on a young girl named Samantha, who was a child in the early 1900's. She was an orphan raised by her wealthy grandmother. In this club, they discuss the selected girl's life, games she may have played and struggles she dealt with during the stories. And the girls get to sample food that the selected girl might have eaten during her life, this month our main theme with food was a beverage, Coca cola, which was introduced as a soda in 1903. The girls also played ping pong, a popular game at the turn of the century, and learned the importance of needle point at the turn of the century, and how young girls at that time were forced to practice needle point everyday sometimes for more than an hour.The American girls club is a chance for young girls to learn a little about history and get a taste for what life might have been like for other girls in different eras in history. :)
Monday, January 9, 2012
For this past December's family craft night we invited the people of Greencastle and the surronding area to join us for the "Snow Sock Man" event with their families. :) Every child was welcome to create a craft, for this selected event we made Snowmen out of socks and other assortment of accessories. For this craft night we provided food, craft supplies, and a special drawing where individual prizes. :) We think the families really enjoyed this fun event. We hope to see you and your family at our next family night coming in January. :)
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Its time for Besore Memorial Library's SPRING FLING: "Taste of the Town". This can't-miss event will once again be held at Green Grove Gardens on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 6:30-9:30pm. This capital campaign fundraiser promises great food from local restaurants, both live and silent auctions, and live entertainment. Tickets will go on sale on January 23. Tickets will be $40 each, two tickets for $75, and eight tickets for $275. Last year, all of the tickets sold out, so purchase early! :)
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