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Summer fun at the Clarksville Library, celebrating 107 years

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Recently, Clarksville Library celebrated their 107th birthday.
Board members set up a lemonade stand in the front yard under the Japanese maple tree.
A great Saturday morning on July 1, with a birthday party of free ice cold lemonade and a variety of free, gooey cupcakes to patrons and the community.
A big thank you to all who came out to celebrate!
The building, erected in 1910, saw a bit of upkeep this summer with patching on the tinwork on the roof by Tayco & Co.
A  new door was purchased from LaCrosse, Clarksville for the basement.
Volunteers continue to maintain the grounds with dreams of adding new features to the landscape in the near future.
In June Mr. and Mrs. John R. Andrews came to the Clarksville Library for a visit.
John authored the book, “Clarksville – 200 Years on the Mississippi”.
John grew up in Clarksville and has been an avid collector of Clarksville history all of his life.
It was a natural fit when word came to him that the Bicentennial committee was contemplating a history book for Clarksville.
The Library is proud to include John in the growing group of the Clarksville Author Series.
“Fiddling’ down Memory Lane with Mary Jane & Patty”  is on the calendar for July 29 starting at 2 pm.
It features local musicians, Mary Jane Owens and Patty Chandler. Special areas will be set up during this Saturday event for enjoying the fiddle and guitar music, and for sharing old photos and memorabilia.
At 1 p.m. Debra Smith and other board members will be setting up tables for viewing old albums of Clarksville.  Bring your memories and your photos to share and make new memories in the process.
Gene Baumann, who wrote a section in “Kerosene Lamps and Grandma’s Washboard”, Memories of growing up in Northeast Missouri ,will be on hand at the “Fiddling’ down Memory Lane with Mary Jane and Patty” event to share memories.
Clarksville Library looks forward to Applefest this year on Oct. 14 with a new Clarksville author, Dawn Warren.  She will be on hand at 2 p.m. to share her recent published work.