SYRACUSE — The Bicentennial homecoming parade is going past the Syracuse Library at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30. The library staff will be participating either on the Friends of the Library float or in the walking unit, and so, the library is closing at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Please feel free to use the library’s courtyard to view the parade.
Lady Liberty and Johnny Appleseed will be walking in the library’s History of the Torch, reenactment. Appleseed was a metaphoric light in the wilderness with his tireless efforts to plant eating and cider apple trees in Indiana. Lady Liberty has been the symbol of human freedom since 1793 and has been used for funding projects and wars with Liberty Loan savings programs. The torch was the only manmade form of light in the early years of settlement, even though it was only a stick of wood. Reenactors without a group and anyone else are welcome to walk with the library. Additionally, anyone that can loan homespun style clothing or feral looking animals for the parade is asked to contact Becky.
The Syracuse Library has been awarded the privilege of hosting a next Indiana Discussion from the Indiana Humanities. A lunch-and-learn to show part of the documentary, “Hoosiers: the story of Indiana“, part 4, will be shown at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. A discussion will follow facilitated by director, Kim Blaha. The discussions are intended as a way to involve community members in talking about the future of the community. Reservations will be required for the meal; however, a drop by showing of the entire film will take place on Nov. 7 in the evening.
The Week’s Happenings
The monthly Doctor Who fan group is meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 to forge through another season and the story of Clara. Attendees are collecting favorite sayings in a folder and will be constructing individual Dalek cakes. All ages are invited and new fans are encouraged to meet others.
Children have story times at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept. 27. Happy Feet are dancing at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. At 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, is an after school program at where children read a story and make a craft. Contact the library for more information at (574) 457-3022.