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Calling all Mibsters! – “The History and Collecting of Marbles,” with Robert Block

Date of Program:  Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Pearl Street Library 

2014 marks The Pearl Street Branch Library’s 100th Anniversary!  In commemoration of this exciting event, the Pearl Street Library Centennial Anniversary Committee is presenting a program on one of America’s oldest pastimes-marbles.  To learn all there is to know about marbles and marble collecting, the Centennial Committee have asked marbles enthusiast and author, Robert Block, to present, “The History and Collecting of Marbles,” at the Pearl Street Library on Wednesday, July 16th at 7:00 PM.  This program is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Enfield. 

Robert Block is literally the person who has written the book on marbles; in fact, more than a half dozen of them.  In addition to writing about marbles, Mr. Block is also an avid collector, with a website devoted to all things marbles.  Be sure to check out his incredible marbles display, which can be viewed throughout the month of July, at the Pearl Street Library.   

Don’t forget to check out the many numerous events the Centennial Committee have planned for the exciting year ahead, among them: “Book Discussions through the Decades” monthly book chat, “meet Andrew Carnegie”-with Richard Clark, an outdoor movie, “Delving into 1914 and Beyond”-presented by the Enfield Historical Society, a time capsule, special displays, and much more!  Be on the lookout for event listings via email, press, library signage, and our library web page.

All programs at the Enfield Public Library and Pearl Street Library are free and all are welcome.  For additional information on the Pearl Street Centennial Celebration, please visit the Circulation Desk at the Enfield Public Library or Pearl Street Branch Library, or call 860-253-6433 (Pearl Street Branch Library) or 860-763-7512 (Enfield Public Library).  You may also email the Anniversary Committee at: PearlStreetLibrary100@gmail.com, or visit the library webpage: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org.  

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