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

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

‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas at Horseheads Library

‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas, and all through Horseheads Library were heard sounds from staff, patrons and volunteers (mostly merry!) Carts of books and videos were put on the shelves with care, In hopes that our patrons could find Continue reading ‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas at Horseheads Library

Is It Just Me?: Or is it nuts out there?

The article in the Star Gazette titled Black Friday Increasingly Frenzied really made me worry about our society with its talk about pepper sprayed customers, smash and grab looters and bloody scenes in the the shopping aisles. Has the whole Continue reading Is It Just Me?: Or is it nuts out there?