Brown Library to host program about ‘Messiah’ composer


The James V. Brown Library,  will host a holiday presentation about the composer George Frideric Handel, by historian Col. (Retired) John Maietta at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. The program, “Beyond the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’: The Life and Work of George Frideric Handel,” takes a look behind Handel’s popular oratorio to explore the composer, his music […]

Brown Library and Lycoming College partner for CollegeTown Book Chat Society programs


  The James V. Brown Library and Snowden Library of Lycoming College have collaborated for a year-long book discussion group. The CollegeTown Book Chat Society is a joint effort to engage members of the Lycoming College community and patrons of James V. Brown Library in a yearlong exploration of books from different genres focused on […]

James V. Brown Library has the tools to help you find your next great read

The James V. Brown Library has “Got You Covered for Your Next Great Read.” That’s the slogan of our popular readers’ advisory service, which was designed to help readers fall in love with a new book. Library patrons seeking book recommendations simply fill out an online questionnaire about reading habits, likes and dislikes. When completed, […]

Library knitting and needlework club open to all skill levels


  The James V. Brown Library Knitting and Needlework Circle. The Circle will meet EVERY THURSDAY from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth-floor Senior Tek area in the Vintage building. The group is open to all knitters, crocheters and needle workers in all skill levels. Participants should bring their own projects, supplies, tips and […]

Brown Library is a ‘Come Write In’ spot for National Novel Writing Month participants


The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is a “Come Write In” location for participants of National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing that encourages participants to write a 50,000-word novel from Nov. 1-30. NaNoWriMo’s Come Write In program connects writers with their nearby community spaces for […]

Free technology assistance offered at Panera Bread and Brown Library


The James V. Brown Library is resuming free technology assistance at Panera Bread, 202 Basin St., on the first Thursday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sue Mayshock, the library’s audiovisual specialist, will give individual help for people who would like to download free audiobooks and ebooks on their mobile devices using the […]