Learning at the Library Spring Speakers Series

The Mary S. Biesecker Public Library is hosting a new “Learning at the Library” Spring Speaker Series! On the first Friday of the upcoming winter months, the Library is hosting a local speaker at 6:00 pm to offer free activities and informational lectures for the public (March to May).

This series is being held in conjunction with Somerset Inc.’s “First Fridays in Uptown Somerset” event. During this monthly celebration, local businesses are open late from 4:30-8PM, hosting special events, exclusive shopping experiences, popup vendors, and more. 

The library series begins on Friday, March 3rd with the reopening of our genealogy room! Our IT director Morgan Simmons will demonstrate how to use our new microfilm machine along with the basics on how to use our library’s historical resources.

On April 7th, we’ll announce our role in the new local history project, Somerset Then & Now! The library’s communications assistant Christopher Saunders will be present to discuss this exciting project, a collaboration between the library, Somerset Inc., the Somerset County Historical Center and local researchers, and to explain how our patrons can help.

Our May event will feature a discussion of local historical art projects involving the library, along with our connection with the WPA during the Great Depression. Stay tuned for time and more information.

Attendance for any of the spring speaker series events is free, but materials are only guaranteed for those who RSVP ahead of time by submitting our online form, or by calling the front desk at 814-445-4011.