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Happy Valentine’s Day!   

Thanks to the people that came out to our Col. Sanders performance this past Sunday. Harlan Sanders was so much more that Kentucky Fried Chicken, and it was educational and entertaining to learn his story. I want to thank the Aberdeen KFC for their support and participation as well. Stay tuned for other speakers and programs—our year is filling up with some dynamic programs that bring interesting stories to our little library.

A few weeks ago, our Facebook had a post about a play that was being performed in Tennessee titled Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad, a play with music by Peter Manos.

Well, I hadn’t heard of this play, and no library in our system owned it, but since it included the Rev. John Rankin and Ripley, I felt we should add it to our collection.  It is a slim volume at only 59 pages, but interesting to see how a playwright would imagine telling the UGRR story.

Another book that is small in stature (49 pages) but of good and interesting content is New Life for Old Homes: Design Guide for the Low-Cost Rehab of Vacant and Abandoned Housing. This publication was done by the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. While Cleveland is a large city, there is information useful to us as we too have abandoned houses and this is an interesting and forward-thinking book. Looking at some of the other urban projects that Kent State University does via their webpage at http://www.cudc.kent.edu/index.html and look on their projects tab.

Our libraries will be closed on Monday, February 18th in observation of Presidents’ Day.