Perry Memorial celebrates 90 years with week of events

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

On Sept.1, Perry Memorial Library will celebrate its 90th birthday.

The library will mark the anniversary with a week of events, climaxed by a private memorial service at the Perry family plot in Elmwood Cemetery on Labor Day.

The following celebratory events will be held next week:

• Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. – Ice cream social at the library, upstairs at the soda fountain. Celebrate Henderson’s history with a cool treat.

• Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Remembering public libraries in the Farm Bureau Room. Perry Library memorabilia from the last 90 years will be displayed. The public is invited to bring their memories of public libraries with them to share with others.

• Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. – “Banned Books of the 1920s” in the Farm Bureau Room. Twelve infamous books will be on display. The library staff will discuss the reasons they were challenged. They will be compared to books banned or challenged in the current era.

• Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Celebration at the original library building on Young Street. This final event will include music and dancing from the 1920s, a tour of the original library building, a proclamation by Mayor Pro Tem Michael Rainey and selected readings for the occasion.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Questions about these events may be directed to library director Patti McAnally or adult services librarian Jennifer Brax.

 

Contact the writer at dirvine@hendersondispatch.com.