The Friends of the Library host the 3rd Annual Hildegard Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament on Saturday, March 15. Registration is required and is limited to 24 players. The cost is $10.00 per player and includes lunch. Proceeds support library programs.
Cribbage is a card game that “operates on the principle of matching combinations of cards: pairs, three or more of a kind, flushes, runs (sequences), and groups of cards that add up to 15. Players score points for matching both during and after play (after play, points are totaled for combinations in hand). The first person to score 121 points is the winner” (quoted from Hoyle). Our weekly Friday night Game Night is a great place to learn or practice cribbage (please bring your own board).
You can pre-register for the tournament by filling out a form and returning it to the library with your registration fee (download a registration form here), or you can register on the morning of the tournament, beginning at 10:00 AM.
- Players, please bring your own boards.
- Players meet at 10:45 AM for an organizational meeting.
- Tournament play begins at 11:00 AM.
- Players will be assigned opponents by a random draw, and games will be one-on-one according to Hoyle’s Rules, excepting the rule of muggings.
- Opponents will play a best of 3-game series, with the winner advancing to the next round.
- Trophies will be awarded to the last three remaining players.
If you are curious about Hildegarde Dolson, the tournament’s namesake, you might want to check out local author Peter Greene’s blog. He wrote a series of posts about Ms. Dolson in 2009, and the first post in the series is a good place to start. Also, there is a portrait of Ms. Dolson in the library. Ask about it at the front desk.
(photo credit: Jonathan_W (@whatie) via photopin cc)
Purchase some delicious Pastries by Andrea to enjoy this holiday season, and support your library at the same time!
The Friends of the Library are hosting a fundraiser selling delicious goodies from Pastries by Andrea. Orders are due by Wednesday, December 4, and pastries can be picked up at the library on Friday, December 13. The pastries freeze well and can be frozen for up to two months.
You can choose from Andrea’s delicious Baklava, Lady Locks, and Kolachi. Baklava (pictured, far left) is a delicate phyllo, honey, and walnut pastry. Lady Locks (pictured, center) are tender filled cream horns. Kolachi (pictured, right) are long filled rolls, and you can choose apricot or nut filling.
Kolachi are $12, Baklava are $10 for 12 or $15 for 18, and Lady Locks are $12 for 18 – 20.
Click here to download an order form: Pastries by Andrea Holiday Sale Flyer 2013. Or, pick up an order form any time you’re in the library. Payment is due with your order. Please make checks payable to the Friends of Franklin Public Library. You can place your order one of three ways:
- Return your completed form and payment to the library.
- Mail your completed form and check to Friends of Franklin Public Library, 421 12th Street, Franklin, PA 16323 (but don’t delay! Remember, orders are due by Wednesday, December 4).
- Call 814-657-8899.
Thank you for ordering pastries to support the library. You will not be disappointed; they are delicious!
The Friends of the Franklin Public Library will present their 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar, an afternoon of one-stop shopping in conjunction with Franklin’s Light Up Night festivities. The Holiday Bazaar is on Saturday, November 23 from 2 PM to 6 PM.
Award winning children’s book author and illustrator John Manders will present his unique version of story time from 2 PM to 3 PM. He will be reading The Year Without a Santa Claus and painting one of the book’s characters, right before our eyes!
The Friends will offer cookies and cocoa. The Friends will also take orders for their Pastries by Andrea fundraiser, for delivery on Friday, December 13. Be sure to stock up on delicious Baklava, Kolachi, and Lady Locks for all your holiday celebrations! Other vendors participating in the bazaar will be selling aromatherapy, 31 products, jewelry, country décor, and more.
Stop by the library on Light Up Night for the 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar and find some great holiday treats!
Are you a home based business or artist with a product or service to sell? Would you like an affordable display space for Franklin’s Light Up Night festivities? Look no further, the library has you covered! The Friends of the Library are looking for vendors for the 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar, coming up in November.
The Holiday Bazaar is an afternoon of one-stop shopping in conjunction with Franklin’s Light Up Night festivities. Vendors of all sorts, selling gifts or goodies to order or purchase, set up display tables at the library from 2 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, November 23. The Bazaar is is open to the public.
If you are interested in being a vendor at the Bazaar, please call the library at (814) 432-5062 and leave a message for for Debra Houser, the Holiday Bazaar Chair. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for continuing the Light Up Night Bazaar for another year!