A Quilt for Sandy




Congratulations to Sandy Tisor, winner of the Oct. 18 raffle of a hand-quilted wall hanging.

And thank you Kathryn Bredberg for creating this colorful montage of birds on a blue background.

The sponsors of the raffle, the Friends of the Mercer Carnegie Library and Royal Neighbors of America 20094, thank everyone who bought tickets; your generosity helps our volunteer organizations help the library.

Library Parking

Thud. Bang. Vroom.

Our neighborhood will be busy for the next few weeks.A city reconstruction project will close our block of 2nd St. to traffic. When it's over, we'll have better sidewalks and gutters, and more parking.

Meanwhile, our block of 2nd St. will be closed to traffic, so the parking lot behind the library will be inaccessible. Also, parking across the street on College Ave. will be impossible for a while. 

But don't worry; you can still park

  • in front of the library and further north on the east (library) side of College Ave.
  • across College Ave. in the small lot on 2nd St. south of the old Northside School. 
  • in the city lot behind City Hall.

The project is scheduled for completion on November 21. That will, indeed, give us a Happy Thanksgiving.

Halloween Party - Sat., Oct. 25



Our annual affair features a costume parade, snacks, stories, puppets and prizes. It's an exciting way for kids to hop into the Halloween spirit.

And, of course, moms, dads and grandparents are welcome, too.

We'll gather around for ghost tales. 

Superheroes will fly in from Gotham City and Metropolis.

A particular puppeteer will probably appear.
Halloween Party 
Sat., Oct 25, 2014 
10 a.m. - Noon 
Mercer Carnegie Library

The Mercer Carnegie Food Critic will rate the snacks.