Pittsburgh author and Civil War historian Ernest D. Spisak will present a program at Cochranton Area Public Library on October 18 at 1:00 in the library’s Community Room. The focus of the program will be his recent book, Pittsburgh’s Forgotten Civil War Regiment; a history of the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry & the men who served with distinction. The 62nd regiment fought in many of the major battles of the war, including Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and The Wilderness. The eleven companies in the unit were formed mainly by volunteers from Allegheny County, but also from Clarion and Armstrong counties.
Mr. Spisak lets the men of the 62nd speak for themselves, describing in letters home, the hardships of long marches and camp life, the homesickness, the deaths, defeats, and the victories that defined their experience. When the survivors returned to Pittsburgh in July, 1864, their contribution to the victory faded quickly and no comprehensive published history of their efforts was ever published until now. Mr. Spisak will have copies of his book available for purchase and signing.
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The Friends of the Cochranton Area Public Library
September 29th – October 4th
8 AM to 11 AM
Cards and Coffee
Enjoy a cup a coffee. Play cards. Make cards. Win a basket of cards.
Learn about The Friends organization and how you can be part of this volunteer organization.
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Mad Scientist Summer Reading Party
Join us on Saturday, August 2nd at 11 AM for a fun and crazy party for SUMMER READING PARTICIPANTS. The party will be held at the Pavilion and lawn next to the Library.
Families, please bring a blanket for a real picnic on the lawn!
You must be signed up for the party no later than Wednesday, July 30th to attend. Please let us know how many people will be attending. Stop by to sign up or call us at 814- 425-3996.
You can continue to read and collect coins up until Wednesday, July 30th. You may still spend your coins until Saturday, August 16th.
The Library will provide pizza and beverages. If you’d like to bring a dish to share for the party, let us know.
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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN JULY
AT THE COCHRANTON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY!
JULY 6TH – 12TH
Shop our Christmas Store All Week
Wednesday at 6 PM — Adult make and take crafts
Friday at 10 AM — Stories and Snack with Santa’s ELF
Saturday at 1 PM — Family Fun Day (Relay Race and Minute it to Win it events)
For more information……………..stop by or call us at 814-425-3996
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The Board of Trustees, employees, and volunteers of Cochranton Area Public Library would like to express their sadness on the passing of Deanna Gray, who was the director of the library from 1973 to 2007. She was a key person in the development of the library over the years and her enthusiasm and wisdom will be missed.
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We hope that you will join us for our long-anticipated
GROUND BREAKING EVENT!
Saturday, June 14th at 2 PM.
(Please note that the library will close before the event).
SIGN UP FOR SUMMER READING AT
COCHRANTON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY!
The Summer Reading Program begins………………….June 21st.
Stop by and sign up!
Need more information? Call us!
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There are two links under our Donate Now category:
- AmazonSmile allows you to choose our library as a recipient of a small percentage of every eligible Amazon purchase you make. Note that you must enter Amazon through Smile.Amazon.com each time, so you will need to revise your bookmark for Amazon.
- JustGive allows you to make a donation of $10 or more to the Building Fund using a credit card.
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Saturday, April 5th
Meadville Elks Club
Doors open at 6 PM, Auction starts at 7 PM
Tickets: $15 each (includes appetizers, beverage, and a free chance for the
Tickets may be purchased at the Library before the auction OR at the door
We have around 300 items for Live Auction, Silent Auction, and Chinese Auction
DON’T MISS OUT! BE THERE!
HELP BUILD THE NEW LIBRARY!
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