A fundraising dance for The Prince Edward County Museums, Quinte Educational Museum & Archives, and The County of Prince Edward Public Library and Archives is being held on Friday, July 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Prince Edward Community Centre in Picton.
Music will be provided by the popular band The Reasons, known for their energetic mix of 50’s, 60’s and 70’s tunes. A light meal will be served at 10:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple and available at the Picton and Wellington branches of the library. If paying with Visa or MasterCard, tickets can be ordered by phone through Jennifer Lyons at the County Museums at 613-476-2148 extension 258.
“This will be the second year we have held this fundraiser,” says library CEO Barbara Sweet. “It was such fun and so successful last year that we are happy to be able to partner with the museums and QEMA to do it again.”
Another special event is on the calendar for the day after the dance.
On Saturday, July 27 between 11a.m and 4 p.m. the First Annual Al Purdy Picnic will be held. The occasion presents an opportunity to visit the A-frame on Roblin Lake of the famous late poet and his wife Eurithe. The A-frame will be a retreat for Writers in Residence.
Everyone is invited to park at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall, pick up a map and a schedule of events, and make a day of it. There will be picnic lunches for purchase at the hall, or visitors can bring their own lunch. Al Purdy films will be screened in the hall as well.
Stroll or cycle through the village and visit the Ameliasburgh Museum, the gothic church, the millpond, Grove Cemetery, and the Harry Smith Conservation area. Browse and buy books at the Al Purdy library and at the A-frame, where you can also enjoy readings and live music on the deck in addition to a tour of the house.
Finally, the library would like to remind shoppers that the bookstore fundraiser continues in the Armoury Mall weekdays from noon to 3p.m. There is a wide selection of books as well as magazine and videos at great prices. You can fill a bag with books for only $2.
The funds raised help the library to continue to offer services and programming and support is appreciated.
“We are also looking for more volunteers to work in the bookstore,” says Sweet. If you can spare a few hours, please contact the library at 613-476-5962.
To learn more about what is happening at your public library this summer, drop by any branch or visit the library website and events calendar at www.peclibrary.org