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September 2013 – April 2014

Sep
14
Sat
55th Birthday Bash @ Blue Ridge Summit Library
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Blue Ridges Summit Free Library will celebrate 55 years of service in the former Western Maryland Railway station on Saturday, September 14, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Come out for a time of community fellowship and join in the festivities and help us celebrate!!

The station was “given” to the library in 1958 by the Western Maryland Railway, with the stipulation that it must always be used as a library.  We celebrate 55 years of continuous library service to the community from this building, and honor the unique history which we have the privilege to preserve and utilize.

The event includes:

  •  A book sale of thousands of used and like-new books – many of which have recently been weeded from the library’s very own collection.
  •  A special cake-cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m.  – FREE refreshments, including cake, will be served
  •  A special Story Hour for the kids will be held at 11:00 a.m. with local authors Maxine Beck and Marie Lancer-Beck.
  •  Vendors
  •  Historian David Cline will be available in the morning to discuss the history of the station and the Western Maryland Railway in Blue Ridge Summit, and will have photos and other items on display.
  •  Musical entertainment
  •  Details on the interior remodeling being undertaken in the library.
Sep
17
Tue
STEVE LUXENBERG @ Blue Ridge Summit Library
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm

Free & open to the public

Dec
21
Sat
Christmas Celebration @ Blue Ridge Summit Free Library
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open House! See the Renovations!

Tree lighting in honor of Jim Kirby and Jim Coyle @ 6 pm

Fire truck rides & horse and carriage rides!

Music by Rich Fehle.  Appalachian Wind Quartet.  Victorian Church Service.

Refreshments! Door Prizes@

Feb
8
Sat
Book Signing & Art Display: Kathleen Renninger @ Blue Ridge Summit Free Library
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Blue Ridge Summit Free Library is pleased to welcome artist and author Kathleen Renninger to an afternoon of book signing and display of her artwork.  This event will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 pm. at the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, located at 13676 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit PA.  You are invited to stop by for this meet and greet session, and for refreshments in our Community Room.

Kathleen will be debuting her first book of art and poetry with her just- published Pages From A Nature Lover’s Diary.  Kathleen Ann Renninger is an artist and graphic-designer.  She has lived with her equally nature-loving husband, Donald, near Blue Ridge Summit PA for over thirty-five years.  Her previously published works have been how-to articles for an internationally read model railroading magazine.  This is her first book.

Her book actually began in the 1980’s when she purchased her first hardback sketchbook and dedicated it solely to documenting things she saw in nature.  Little did she know then that, 30 years later, she would be sharing some of her observations with the world.  Mediums used to render the drawings in the journals included graphite pencil, watercolor, colored pencils, watercolor markers, oil pastels, water-soluble colored pencil and chalk pastels.  This colorful book contains 72 pages which are divided into twelve sections, with each section filled with colorful renderings and descriptions for each month of the year.  The last page of each month is dedicated to an original poem by Kathy.

Besides her graphic-design work, Kathy has designed the official Blue Ridge Summit Free Library book mark and has painted “Train at Edgemont Maryland”, which depicts a Western Maryland Railway engine with the old red, black and white color scheme pulling freight cars.  A print of this painting will be on display at the February 8th event, along with note cards and other artwork by the artist.  Several of her original nature journals will also be on display.

King & Queen of Hearts: Children’s Story Hour @ Blue Ridge Summit Free Library
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Come dressed in Royal Red to celebrate Valentine’s Day
  • Wear your special crown or make one there
  • Enjoy treats fit for Royalty
  • Make Valentine’s for your favorite people!
  • Vintage Valentine’s Day cards on display
Mar
29
Sat
Special Story Hour for Kids & Adults @ Blue Ridge Summit Free Library
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

NATIVE AMERICAN PRESENTATION BY JACK “RUNNING DEER” OLSZEWSKI ACCOMPANIED BY HOLLY “RED SHOES WOMAN” OLSZEWSKI

Apr
5
Sat
Ukrainian Egg Workshop for Teens & Adults @ Blue Ridge Summit Free Library
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

HOSTED BY HOLLY OLSZEWSKI

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT FREE LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE*

PLEASE REGISTER AT THE LIBRARY

 *SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME IF REGISTRATION IS FULL

Apr
12
Sat
Easter Egg Hunt @ Blue Ridge Summit Free Library
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am

KIDS FROM 0 TO 12

STORY – PRIZES – REFRESHMENTS

 CO-SPONSORED BY CADETTE GIRL SCOUT TROOP 80882