TBT: On Christmas day, 100 years ago in Elmira

“Ameta: Famous French Mirror and Fire Dancer” headlined Elmira’s Majestic Theatre’s Christmas program. According the Elmira Star Gazette article from Dec. 24, 1914,  Ameta was a “…world famous mirror and fire dancer…a French woman, she had been appearing in Berlin Continue reading TBT: On Christmas day, 100 years ago in Elmira

From pop culture to historical oddities, our new non-fiction books have some interesting subjects to appeal to all!

“Glamour, Gidgets, and the Girl Next Door: Television’s Iconic Women from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s” by Herbie J. Pilato. This book is a celebration of the wonderful women of television that many of us grew up with. A fact Continue reading From pop culture to historical oddities, our new non-fiction books have some interesting subjects to appeal to all!

Youth Book Recommendations for Holiday Gifts

As I look through Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Kirkus Review and the American Library Association’s picks for best children’s books of 2014, ready to order what’s missing from our library collection, I realize that the books from these lists can Continue reading Youth Book Recommendations for Holiday Gifts