Thursday, February 9, 2012
Where Not to Put a Library
Spoiler alert! Watch this "treasure trove" local history video to see the proposed library location that caused all the commotion in the Spring of 1913. Brace yourselves: Scowl-Face is narrating.
Scowl-Face drones on during the Library's 100th anniversary. In his latest blog installment, we discover where the Town Board first intended to construct the library, which created a firestorm of controversy. This prompted a quick search for an alternate location, which was ultimately chosen amid overall public approval. All this happened a century ago, but you'll feel like you're there when you read his blog.
Scowl-Face also invited patrons to provide their fond memories and experiences of the Library as part of the century celebration. You may leave comments on our Indiana Room blog or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details may be found on the Indiana Room blog.
Better Hire Some Voice Actors, Scowlly--Just Saying,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Library 100th Anniversary News Beat
P.S. As part of their genre-bending musical exploration that became the album Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968), the Byrds recorded Gram Parsons' "100 Years From Now." Parsons joined the group after the departures of David Crosby and Michael Clarke in late 1967.