It’s Time to Start Knitting Again!
With summer behind us, the knitting group starts meeting again this Saturday, October 8th. If you have an interest in knitting, the library is the place to be. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the craft or if you’ve been doing it for years, everyone is welcome to join. If you want to learn how, someone will be there to get you started. If you have some experience, please bring your current project. The knitting group meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday at the library beginning at 10:30.
PFL Special Presentation ‘War of the Worlds’
October 30, 1938 was the date of one of the most well known radio broadcasts in American history. The broadcast created a panic, the extent of which is much debated. The Mercury Theatre on the Air, hosted by Orson Welles was up against ventriloquist Edgar Bergen’s very popular comedy-variety show, the Chase and Sanborn Hour. It is believed by many, that listeners started turning the dial when the Chase and Sanborn Hour gave way to a musical interlude, and happened upon the War of the Worlds broadcast. Those listeners, without the benefit of having heard the shows introduction, believed the War of the Worlds broadcast to be an actual newscast. It’s impossible to accurately judge the scale of the hysteria created, but there is no denying the show has become more infamous with the passing of time. To commemorate the broadcast, we’ll be airing a special rebroadcast of the show right here at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30th. We’ll post a link to the live stream soon, all you’ll have to do is tune in.
General Election Ballot Now Available.
The November 2016 General Election ballot for Prattsburgh is now available. If you would like to review the ballot before heading to the voting booth, you can view it here: 2016 General Election Ballot. Remember, you can always print out a copy of this form at the library. If you are unsure of your status or unsure of your polling location, you can check both here: Board of Elections.
Did You Know?
October’s super moon is well, super, and it’s also called the Hunter’s Moon. Full moons have many names. The Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the 2016 autumnal equinox came on September 22, and the September 16 full moon was the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon. So the full moon on the night of October 15-16 is the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon, and what’s more it’s a supermoon! A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon at its closest point to Earth; also called perigee. A Super Full Moon looks around 12 to 14% bigger than when the moon is at its furthest point from the Earth. So why is it called a Hunter’s Moon? It’s called a Hunter’s Moon because in other months, “the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day, while the October moon rises just 30 minutes later,” National Geographic explains. “That offers more light overall during a 24-hour day, which came in handy for traditional hunters.” This kicks off three straight months of supermoons — you can also catch them on Nov. 14 and Dec. 14.
Quote of the Month
“And now I might as happy be as Earth is beautiful…” Edward Thomas (1878-1917), “October”