Stories tagged with: John McIntire Library

April 11, 2015 - 4:13pm
44 weeks 2 hours ago

You might think you know all about the Civil War, but what you don't know might surprise you.

Historian Chris Hart came out to the John McIntire Library today to share some lesser known Civil War tales with our community. We had the chance to catch up with him and learn a little bit about our shared history.

"Civil War oddities. There's all kinds of different stories that exist out there about the war. Some we've heard of, some we haven't. But I got interested a little bit...

March 9, 2015 - 3:57pm
48 weeks 5 days ago

In 2012 the largest Turkish Filbert tree in Ohio had to be cut down.

But now, you can have another opportunity to view a section of the 61 foot tree. A round of it is now on loan at the John McIntire Library. It was 75 years old when cut down and has a 35 inch diameter, and OSU Extension master gardener, Schroeder Dodds, said it is a very unique tree.

"It definitely wasn't cultivated to become the largest, but it is an unusual tree...There are not a whole lot of Turkish...

January 18, 2015 - 7:27pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

 While Martin Luther King Junior Day isn't until Monday, many people gathered Sunday in the John McIntire Library Auditorium for the Twenty-Fourth Annual City Wide Singspiration honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The program included welcome and prayer from various local pastors, and musical selections from combined choirs of the City-Wide Singspiration. However, the highlight of the event was guest speaker Reverend Ernest H. Dandridge. A lifelong resident of Columbus...

November 5, 2014 - 4:09pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

The annual Veterans Day parade is this weekend, but there is something new this year.

After the parade there will be a movie showing at the John McIntire Library. Honor Flight tells the story of veterans making the journey to Washington D.C. To pay tribute to their war memorial. The Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy's U.S. government class is helping to put the movie on. Senior Neal Edwards spoke with us about what it means to show the movie.

"Honestly, I think it's a huge...

September 19, 2014 - 12:28pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

The John McIntire Library and the Zanesville Museum of Art are teaming up in a unique partnership.

For the first time ever you will be able to show your library card at the Zanesville Museum of Art and receive half off admission. Blair Tom, Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library System says the new partnership is complimentary.

"Well the library is just delighted to be able to partner with the museum. We are focused on read, discover, learn create and certainly,...

September 10, 2014 - 1:59pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Health Department of Muskingum County began a series of educational talks Wednesday morning.

TedMed Live 2014 is being held at the John McIntire Library Auditorium. It is a live cast being held in 143 countries and from coast to coast. Community Health Planner Jody Stones says the event is meant to be an educational and inspiring one.

"It's exciting speakers that are designed to make you think outside the box for health and medicine. It's all about using your imagination...

September 9, 2014 - 5:10pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

Getting your favorite book from the library has never been easier.

The John McIntire Library is launching a new collection tomorrow. The "Quick Picks" collection will allow people to access their favorite titles and authors quicker by not allowing renewals on them. Holds cannot be placed on these books and they can only be borrowed for two weeks. We spoke with the Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library System, Blair Tom.

"Well the library system has its...

September 5, 2014 - 4:09pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

For the very first time the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is hosting a TEDMED conference.

The event usually costs thousands of dollars to attend live in Washington D.C. But thanks to the work of the health department the event is being streamed live at the John McIntire Library September 10-12 . Jody Stones, the community health planner for the health department said it's a way to think outside the box about health practices.

"It's really outside of the box...

August 13, 2014 - 2:58pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

Kids can now read their favorite books at the library without ever having to turn a page.

The Muskingum County Library System launched their "Kindles for Kids" program Wednesday. For now, the Kindles are only available at John McIntire Library, but if all goes well, the program could be expanded soon.

"We have three Kindles--one with easy readers, one with picture books, and one with chapter books," said Library Assistant Director Blair Tom. ...

August 1, 2014 - 4:02pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

The John McIntire Library of Muskingum County is awaiting the release of estimates from the Office of Budget and Management.

Those estimates are expected to be released in early to mid August. Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library System, Blair Tom, says that library funding as of late has been minimal.

"The past few years our library funding has been flat. We will receive the updated estimates from the office of budget and management early to mid august, we...

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