Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Geek the Library Events in your Community

Heads up!

Geek the Library will be showing up in a couple new places this fall. On October 27th, come learn more about the Geek the Library program at Salt Spring’s Halloween Fest. Celebrate Halloween with your kids and your friends at Salt Springs. From 4:00 – 5:30pm enjoy Pumpkin Carving & Painting. From 6:00 – 7:30pm kids enjoy a story and treats. From 8:00 – 9:30pm adults and “big kids” join in on a “Scare or Dare” walk through the woods of Salt Springs. Program fee is $5.00 per person, $20.00 for families. Friends of Salt Springs members receive a 50% discount. The rain date for this event will be October 28th. Call (570) 967-7275 or email for questions concerning the Halloween Fest event.

Geek the Library will also be at the Springville Area Women’s Club’s Elk Lake Christmas Bazaar on November 3rd from 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Elk Lake Elementary School. Get in the Christmas spirit early and view items from over 130 dealers. Stop by the Geek the Library table to learn about your local library and enjoy some Christmas fun!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Something's Coming!

Have you seen signs around your local library saying "Geek is Coming?" Are you completely mystified? We hope so! Now that you know what "geek" means, let me shed a little light on the situation.

"Geek the Library" is a public awareness campaign sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and run by the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). And on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, your local library is throwing a little "Geek" party to tell you about all of the fun coming your way! Stay tuned for specific times, but that will be a day devoted to introducing the "Geek" campaign with a lot of fun activities and some freebies!

We're about to paint the town black and red, so don't miss out on your chance to find out more. And spread the word. So has anyone decided what they geek yet? Tell us below in the comments! And add this blog to your "favorites" to keep up-to-date on all things "geek" coming to your community.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Geek, Re-defined

What comes to mind when you hear the word: "geek?"
Do you see yourself as you were in high school, sporting the giant black-and-taped glasses, high-water jeans and trusty protractor always by your side? Or do you think of kids with blue hair, always talking about anime? Math-letes? Band kids? Super-spellers?

Whatever it is that defines the word for you, think again. "Geek" is about to get a whole lot cooler. Here in the 21st century, "geek" has become a verb.

 1. To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for.
  2. To express interest in.
  3. To possess a large amount of knowledge in.
  4. To promote.

So what is it that you "geek?" You can geek anything! Have an affinity for botany? Maybe you geek agriculture, philosophy, poetry, hockey, backgammon, bingo. Maybe you geek chocolate or dogs, or DIY. Whatever it is that drives you, here at the library, we'll help you "geek" it. Check out books, look it up online, we've got the tools to help you learn about what you "geek."

Catch this brief video from about how Libraries are helping people "geek."

Stop by and see us here at the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association in Montrose, Susquehanna, Forest City, and Hallstead-Great Bend. Don't have a card yet? Library cards are free for anyone anyone living in the county. Click here to go to our webpage and get directions to one of our four locations. Come let us help you "geek" your passion.