Friday, September 2, 2011

Library Card Sign Up Day 2: Know Your History

It's library card sign up month and we are excited to share a month full of activities that you and your family can share and do together!

To see all of the ideas please visit the 30 Days tab on the Lansdowne Public Library site.

Today, use your library card to Learn about the history of your city or town.

The area that is now known as the Borough of Lansdowne was settled in the early 1700s and named after the English estate of Lord Lansdowne. Continue to learn more about the rich history that Lansdowne has to offer! Using the available computers visit some of the online databases to get more information about the history of Lansdowne and Delaware County. View maps of Lansdowne from 1890, see what the street you lived on used to look like or make up your own walking tour through the streets of Lansdowne and take a look at some of the beautiful architecture!

The library also offers a history forum run by Micheal Sheehan and Neil Ronk! The history forum meets monthly and this year the theme will be dualities in American history, that is to say conflicts between opposing, almost polarized forces, throughout American history.

We also have books that can be checked out. Stop by and see our selection and while using t he best card in your wallet!


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