Our Philomena Public Library

The character of any town can be defined by it’s library; a library is a reflection of a community. It’s a portal of knowledge that is open and available to anyone and everyone. A library is a center for learning, teaching, helping and connecting. As our town grows and prospers, so will our library.

The Philomena Library already has one established event. The Vintage Book Club meets every Sunday at 3 pm and discusses the current book on a predetermined book list. Right now, we are reading Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey. A classic western from a beloved American author.

Another library event is scheduled for September 27th through October 4th. It’s the Philomena Book Fair. This is a week-long event and will consist of booths of books to explore and discover. Hand-picked books that highlight and enrich our Philomena experience. These books will also find a permanent home in our library.

The biggest event to come for our library is it’s transformation into a public repository of knowledge and enrichment. Plans are being discussed and books are being collected in the expectation of making the Philomena library an affiliate of the Alexandrian Free Library. This is a community endeavor to make our library the focal point of our town.

Philomena has great character and spirit! We are working to see that spirit reflected in our public library. Let’s make the Philomena Public Library the revered and beloved center of Philomena.

Postponed: A Day at the Races!

 

Do you have a horse, or do you like watching them race. Join us on Saturday, August 2 @ 10AM SLTfor a day at the races. The horse races are postponed until further notice.

Entry forms will be mailed out to those interested (see the bottom of this announcement) and should be dropped off at the Pottery Shed mail box when completed.

Thank you!

– Charles Erskine

Race Application Form – Copy and paste into a note card. Fill it out. Then, rename the card with your name.

::This is a role play event only, no money will change hands as per the TOS of SL regarding gambling.:: Historical event, please use terms in regards to the Gilded Age/Edwardian era and please dress accordingly.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three racers and a gift will be given to all who participate.

Please, only one entry per person per race. Number of races to be determined by number of participants.

Name:

Age:

Name of Horse:

Age of Horse:

Rules:

-Practice runs and training are allowed at the track prior to the race. However the track will be closed five minutes prior to the race starting in order to ready the gate.

-Any rideable horse is permitted with the exception of Amaretto Breedable Horses. I would prefer all horses look as real as possible for this event. Permissible horses include ABC Breedables, AKK Ranch, Hoof It!, Dragonsfyre, Lone Star Ranch and others. A rezzer will be provided for those who do not have any horses. If you are unsure, please bring your horse for an early inspection.

-All horses must be inspected prior to the race. This will happen one hour before the event. A horse that does not meet the above requirements can be disqualified. (Ie: Amarettos)

-Racing silks, historical horseback riding clothing (habits) and other period clothing are acceptable to wear for the race, please, no modern clothes other than racing silks will be allowed.

-Horses that fly will be disqualified if they fly during the race. Most horses that have that option can be set to no fly and should be done so prior to the start of the race. We want to make this fair and fun for everyone.

-Drop all entries into the blue mailbox on the front of the Pottery Shed building. LM: Pottery Shed No entries will be accepted via inventory drop as my ims occasionally cap.

-Entries are due by Friday, August 1st to be eligible for the August 2nd Race. No entries will be accepted the day of the race.

Vintage Readers Book Club: Frankenstein

Ms. Patricia Toolips has been leading the Vintage Readers Book Club for several months now.  Hard to believe, isn’t it?!  Each Sunday at 3PM SLT, the group meets on the upper floor of the Philomenaville Library; the cozy nook at the top of the stairs.

So far, the group has sipped tea (and was that something stronger that wafted from a few tea cups?).  The group has read such timeless classics, and lesser known novels such as Bram Stoker’s The Jewel of Seven Stars, Alice Hegan Rice’s Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, and John Buchan’s The Thirty-nine Steps.  This coming Sunday, the group shall meet to discuss the first three chapters of  Mary Shelley’s timeless literary classic and masterpiece (or is it?  Come share your opinion on that matter) Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

So, stop on by and engage in some interesting discussion regarding a novel while mixing in some good ol’ fashion small town gossip! Come prepared with some points of discussion regarding the book.  All are welcome, as always; even if you didn’t get a chance to read.  This is not a role-play event, but some light Role-play is always welcome; period dress is not required, but is most certainly not dissuaded.

Your carriage ride: Philomenaville Library Book Club Corner

Grab your virtual copies of the text at the following locations:

Archive.org

LibriVox

LibriVox (Dramatic Reading)

Also, don’t miss the 1910 film:

Frankenstein

H. G. Wells is coming to town!

This is a RP event. RP is not required in Philomenaville.

Mr. Herbert George Wells, author, is making a stop in Philomenaville on his lecture tour of the state. He will speak in the library on Sunday (the 15th) at 4:00 PM SLT on “Life on Mars” and “The Future of Warfare”. The lecture is sponsored by the Philomenaville Chatauqua Society, and will include 30 minutes of lecture followed by 30 minutes of discussions.

Questions regarding this event may be posed to Mrs. MaGee (username Symmetry.Munro), president of the Philomenaville Chatauqua Society.