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By admin | March 19th, 2015 | UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

The Union County Library System is working to install a high-speed internet connection that offers a faster, more reliable connection to library’s computers and WIFI service.

The Herr Memorial Library, the Public Library for Union County and West End Library anticipate an interruption in service starting Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm through Monday, March 23 at 5:00 pm. The services affected include material check-out and check-in, my account online services, catalog use and online services. Those looking to renew materials or pay fines can do so at the circulation desk at the library.

The libraries apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For questions or concerns, contact the Union County Library System at 570-523-1172.

By admin | February 25th, 2015 | Lewisburg |

The public restrooms at the Public Library for Union County are now operational.

By admin | February 23rd, 2015 | Lewisburg |

“I believe that my journey into the artistic expression of my reverence for the natural world has only just begun,” said Sharon. Sharon L. Witmer’s landscape oil paintings are on display in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of March.

As a young girl, drawing was an important part of Sharon’s life. After retiring, she had free time and began searching for a path that would lead her back to drawing. Without any formal training and struggling, she started working with instructors at the YMCA Arts Center. Using guidance from the instructors, Sharon learned the techniques and skills she needed to express herself through drawing and painting.

“Since a love of nature is an inherent part of me, it seems only fitting that I would turn to landscapes to express that sentiment. Also, the thought of man’s infringement into that world has long been a concern of mine, so that too has begun to be reflected in my choice of subjects. Man-made structures being reclaimed by the wild seem to draw me as do the remote and seemingly desolate locations. It is my hope that my love of these wild and beautiful places is reflected in my works” said Sharon.

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. For more information, visit publibuc.org/adults/whats-on-display/.

By admin | February 18th, 2015 | Lewisburg |

The Library Book Group meeting is cancelled for this Thursday, February 19. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 pm.

By admin | February 5th, 2015 | Lewisburg |

Tickets for the the Public Library for Union County’s 26th Annual Auction, A Tapestry of Taste, slated for Saturday, March 14 are sold out due to the generosity of the community. All proceeds from the event are used to augment the collection of books and materials available for the community to borrow.

Although tickets for the auction are sold out, the raffle tickets for an Apple tablet are still available! Cost is $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing will take place during the auction; however, you do not need to be present to win.

The library extends a special thank you to Creative Plantscapes for being the auction underwriter for the 26th annual auction!

For more information on the auction or to purchase raffle tickets, visit the library at 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg or call 570-523-1172.

By admin | February 3rd, 2015 | Lewisburg |

Can you imagine the interior of a lava tube at Lake Myvatn region of northern Iceland or a sunrise in the Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park? Travel with your eyes with Fire and Ice: Photographs of Death Valley and Iceland photography exhibit by Owen Floody. The exhibit is on display in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of February.

Using a Canon 7D camera and 17-40 mm f4 lens, Owen participated in a photo-tour run in Iceland to capture the diverse scenery. Owen also traveled to Death Valley to photograph the Mesquite Sand Dunes and the Badwater Salt Flats.

Floody is a retired Bucknell professor devoted to travel, wildlife and photography.  He describes his motivation, including that for this show, in the following way: “I would like to share with others some of the excitement and enjoyment that I derive from my dual hobbies of travel and photography.  I am fortunate to be able to pursue these interests, which have taken me to parts of the world, and exposed me to scenes, that I can only describe as magical.  Though I would not want to overestimate the power of a photograph, I think that well-crafted images can convey some of this magic. It is my hope that my images will do just that for those who view them.”

An opening reception for Owen is scheduled for Monday, February 9 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. For more information, visit publibuc.org/adults/whats-on-display/.

By admin | February 2nd, 2015 | Lewisburg |

The Public Library for Union County is closed today, February 2, due to weather. Stay home and enjoy our online services – download an eBook from eBranch2Go, watch a movie with Hoopla or browse a magazine with Zinio!

By admin | January 26th, 2015 | Lewisburg |

Tantalize your taste buds at the Public Library for Union County’s 26th Annual Auction, A Tapestry of Taste, slated for Saturday, March 14.

Held in the Terrace Room at the Langone Center on the Campus of Bucknell University, this fundraising event begins at 5:00 pm and features complimentary wine and beer, a deluxe dinner buffet dinner and both silent and live auctions.

Bid on unique items including jewelry, trip packages, gift certificates and more while socializing with community members and business owners who also support the library! The event also includes wine balloons and a raffle for an Apple tablet.

Tickets are $60 each and are available for purchase at the library’s circulation desk beginning January 12. Tickets are sold on a first-come first-serve basis until sold out. All proceeds from the event are used to augment the collection of books and materials available for the community to borrow.

For more information on the auction or to purchase tickets, visit the library at 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg or call 570-523-1172.

By admin | January 2nd, 2015 | Lewisburg |

Calling all art lovers! The Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg is exhibiting art by its guild members in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of January.

The Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg exhibit is the first member’s only show featuring the work of 31 guild members. The exhibit showcases a wide variety of mediums such as watercolor, decorative fiber art, colored pencil, painted silk, photography, and acrylics and oils. The Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg began in 2012 when a few artists got together to share their work, offer support, develop friendships and to show and sell their artwork. As the Guild grew, they began adding trips to local galleries and offering plein air opportunities. Membership for the Artists’ Guild is open to visual artists who are also members of the Lewisburg Arts Council. For more information or to become a member visit http://www.lewisburgartscouncil.com/local-arts/

A reception is scheduled for Tuesday, January 6 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. For more information, visit publibuc.org/adults/whats-on-display/.

By admin | December 1st, 2014 | Lewisburg |

“Adventure and experimentation are chosen over safe and predictable outcomes. As a result of this mindset, I consistently create over a hundred pieces a year. Whenever possible, the plein air piece is finished on location,” said Susan Nicholas Gephart whose colorful and impressionistic plein air pastel and oil paintings are on display in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of December.

Susan has been painting for forty years and has shown with The Pastel Society of America, The Art of the State of Pennsylvania, and is in the permanent collection of The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Susan organizes Hameau Farm Studio Artist Retreats, and is founder of the Plein Air Painters of Central PA. She is a Dedicated Workshop Instructor for Gamblin Oils, and demonstrates Sennelier and Unison Pastels. Susan teaches locally at Brushstrokes in Lewisburg, and her work can be seen at Faustinas Art Gallery in Lewisburg. For more information on Susan visit her website www.snicholasart.com

An opening reception for Susan is scheduled for Friday, December 5th from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. For more information, visit publibuc.org/adults/whats-on-display/.