With recent developments related to New York’s PAUSE order, the Chemung County Library District, which includes branches in Elmira, Horseheads, West Elmira, Big Flats and Van Etten, will begin phased re-openings of their physical buildings in the coming weeks. The Continue reading CCLD Preparing for Re-Opening
About a year ago my daughters and I were in the process of planning for their first trip to Europe. Seeing that all three of us were recent college graduates we balked at the thought of signing up for a Continue reading Did you know that your public library is a vacation planner’s paradise?
Five years ago today, Flight 3407 crashed Clarence Center, NY. As names were released to the public, there appeared, “John G. Roberts, III.” I felt a chill as I had served with someone by that name in the army. He Continue reading Colgan Air Flight 3407
Once again we have made it through the holidays. With the coming of the new year it is a time to reflect on changes we want, or need, to make and resolve to follow through with those changes. Like many Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
When my wife and I started packing before we moved into our current house I used to think we had a couple boxes worth of books. I was wrong. When we finished packing everything, I discovered we had 39 boxes Continue reading “Weeding” Good for the Library
As part of my Washington trip, we also went to the natural history museum. My main focus was to see the extraordinary collection of gems and minerals as I have been fascinated with them since I was a child. Of Continue reading Washington D.C. – National Museum of Natural History
During my recent visit to Washington, D.C. my son and I had the chance to visit our nation’s records keeper- the National Archives. If you have never been there it is a place I highly recommend. During our visit we Continue reading Washington, D.C. – The National Archives
This past weekend I visited my son in Washington, D.C. where he is working as an intern with a non-profit organization that deals with stability operations. For those of you who don’t know- stability operations are the various military missions, Continue reading Washington D.C. – The Pentagon
At Thermopylae in the late summer of 480 the Spartan king Leonidas held out for three days with a mere 300 hoplites against thousands upon thousands of the best of the Persian Empire of Xerxes I during the second Persian Continue reading Thermopylae
When you go out to dine you might use a credit card to pay for your food. When you get gas for your vehicle you may use a debit card. But did you know that, when you want to pick Continue reading September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!