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Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library  “How the Light Gets In” by Louise Penny Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it’s a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library

“Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis” by Robert Edsel When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. On the ... Read More »

Omnipresent Puppet Theater to Visit Ellicottville Library

Omnipresent Puppet Theater of Bakersfield, CA, will present “Gumshoe McMonocle and the Strange Case of Rumpelsomething,” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3rd, at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. As part of the summer reading challenge Dig Into Reading, the library is encouraging families to dig through the clues of a good old-fashioned puppet mystery.  The 45-minute performance based on the story ... Read More »

Communities Matter at Your Library

Celebrate National Library Week April 14-20 This week, the Ellicottville memorial Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply ... Read More »

Artist Aaron Dolecki on Display at Library

Artist Statement by Aaron Dolecki “As humans we try to formulate order. My passion is to explore the unknown by combining various concepts and mediums to create new forms of order” I used to consider myself a digital artist, but then thought perhaps I am a sculptor. I have recently discovered that I am more of a conceptual artist. I ... Read More »

Local Library Offers Much More Than Books Supports Regional Arts

by Mary Fox Festivals and sports are only part of Ellicottville’s persona. This charming town also has a vibrant cultural side. The Mill Street Gallery shows the work of three local painters – Barb Fox, Sean Huntington and Nance Jackson. Many shops feature items made by local artists, and local churches offer plays, concerts, workshops and speakers. The Ellicottville Memorial ... Read More »

Ellicottville Library Spotlights Artist Keith McKale

By Eva Potter One look at Keith McKale’s artwork and it quickly becomes obvious he is a precision worker by trade. While he may hold an engineering degree, McKale is not afraid to follow his artistic talents into the realm of woodcarving. McKale has been showing and selling his intricately carved wood artwork at local galleries, festivals and art shows ... Read More »

Ellicottville Library Events

Please help support the Library -Last chance to buy raffle tickets before the July 2nd drawing!! The Holiday Valley Pro Am golf Tournament and the associated raffle is our one big fundraiser for the year. The raffle prizes were donated so all proceeds from the raffle go to the Library. Prizes include a car from Ed Shultz Group, a Pandora ... Read More »

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