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Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Newark Public Library, 121 High St., will host Stanley Swan, a local author and retired undertaker, as he introduces his book, “Undertakings of an Undertaker,” as the first of its book review luncheons at noon Sept. 9. Swan spent 37 years in funeral service making notes along the way, and he published his book in 2015 to share his experiences with others. He will describe the challenges facing those in the funeral business, the highs and lows and the sacrifices and...

Updated Aug 19, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Newark Public Library, 121 High St., will host local author and retired undertaker Stanley Swan as he reviews his book, “Undertakings of an Undertaker,” at noon Sept. 9. Swan spent 37 years in funeral service making notes...

Updated Aug 12, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Lyons Public Library, 122 Broad St., will host a closing ceremony for its On Your Mark, Get Set, Read summer reading program at 10 a.m. Aug. 20. The free ceremony is for all ages, and everyone will receive a certificate, book and will be...

Updated Aug 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Newark Public Library, 121 High St., will host a Saints and Sinners in Drama reading and book discussion series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting Sept. 7 in the library’s Community Room. The series will use plays to explore the themes of...

Updated Aug 11, 2016 at 1:56 PM

Local history writer and Farmington resident John Robortella was so fascinated by Coldwater's colorful history that he teamed up with Donald Ioannone, a decades-long Gates resident and business owner, to write “Coldwater: An Eclectic History...

Updated Aug 1, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Lyons Public Library, 122 Broad St., will host a poetry slam for teens ages 13 and older at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Community Room. Slam poetry was created in the early 1980s as a way to encourage poetry readings at local coffeehouses and...

Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Four Newark High School seniors and NHS Art Club members spent July 26 putting finishing touches on a colorful mural promoting reading at Lincoln School. As time has allowed, they and a few other Art Club members have worked on the mural...

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 1:25 PM

Connor Hannig, of Boy Scout Troop 97, recently completed a StoryWalk in the area behind the Palmyra Community Library parking lot as his Eagle Scout project. A StoryWalk is a way for families to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same...

Updated Jul 18, 2016 at 12:46 PM

The Dog Eared Book, 208 E. Main St., Palmyra, will host a midnight release party for the eighth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, parts 1 and 2,” on July 30. The doors will open at 11:59 p.m., and the...

Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 2:16 PM

Palmyra Community Library, 402 E. Main St., will hold an election Oct. 11 for three trustee positions, each with a four-year term. To be eligible for election, candidates must be registered voters and have been residents of the public...

Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 3:37 PM

It was America’s greatest public works project and it gave us the very first “crime of the century,”...

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