More than 20 masks are being loaned to the library from Zanesville resident, Phyllis Cerney. Some of the masks originate from Nigeria, Ghana, and Rwanda, and are detailed with glass beads, carvings and coins.
"These are African masks that were my sons collection. He used to go to a street fair in Nashville every summer where a vendor was selling African masks, so for a period of six or eight years, he had collected twenty-something African masks," said Cerney.
Two local legislators want to hear from local residents.
A Legislative Briefing with Senator Troy Balderson and Representative Brian Hill will take place at the John McIntire Library on Friday at 11. The pair will make brief remarks and then take questions from the audience.
"I think the library is a great forum for these types of discussions because it's about information. It's a neutral site. Libraries get information on all sides of issues and then people make their own...
The 100th anniversary of the great flood of 1913 will fall this coming March and local organizations are preparing to commemorate the deadly weather disaster.
The impact of the flood was ever-lasting and is part of our city's history. The John McIntire Library, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Distrcit and other groups are preparing several exhibits through a series of events to mark the anniversary in March.
Assistant Director at John McIntire Library, Blair Tom said,...
Entries from a nationwide quilt challenge have arrived in Zanesville.
Now until the end of December, twelve quilts from the Hoffman Quilt Challenge will be on display in the Carnegie Wing at John McIntire Library. The collection of quilts are the top chosen entries of the challenge which began in 1988.
"A piece of fabric is selected and then quilters need to incorporate that specific fabric into their design and the interesting thing is to see the different ways they...
The Muskingum County Library system receives good news on funding.
The Library Board of Trustees reviewed and approved temporary budget appropriations for 2013. This comes as a pleasant surprise for the library as state funding has slowly decreased over the years.
"As most libraries in Ohio have shown decreases we feel like we're being much more efficient and effective. We are stream-lining program delivery and looking very carefully at what customers use, borrow and...
You see the signs around town, you may even see or hear their ads. But, have you heard from the candidates running for office in person?
This Sunday, the American Association of University Women will host their annual candidates' forum. Nineteen candidates from most of the contested elections on the ballot will take the stage to give a three minute presentation of their position.
"The best advantage is to hear the person without all the hype of the ads that we've been...
While libraries around the state explore the new e-readers the John McIntire Library is one of the first to loan out the devices.
Starting Monday, customers can checkout the Kindle Touch. The five devices are preloaded with five titles. Each Kindle is a different genre including romance, sizzling romance, inspirational fiction, mystery and science fiction. Right now the Kindles are only available at the John McIntire Library.
Zanesville got a glimpse into history Saturday at the John McIntire Library.
Author Bill Jamerson presented a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC planted ninety million trees, built hundreds of dams, constructed over three thousand miles of truck trails, stocked fish, fought forest fires and built several state parks.
"The CCC had a lot to do with Blue Rock State Park and so there's a lot of people in the area that know about...
There's a new attraction at the John McIntire Library in Zanesville.
The "Wild About Eyes" kiosk was installed in the Carnegie Wing Gallery on Wednesday. Assistant Director Blair Tom said the kiosk has four interactive stations for young people to learn about vision and eye safety.
"There's a computer that has a little film that they can watch and take a quiz," said Tom. "They can see different kinds of vision impairments and how they would...