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Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Peninsula Community Library (PCL) is building a new library! Take a look at the architectural plans in our story about the March 2017 “Books at the Boathouse” fundraiser.

Now is a great time to delve into exactly what makes a public library, and PCL Director Vicki Shurly will explain just that in an upcoming talk, “What Makes a Public Library?” She’ll talk about what makes a public library a public library, diving into the history of public libraries, what they offer and why they operate the way they do.

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She’ll also chat about some humorous stories from PCL and more (click here for my memories of early PCL director Mrs. Arney). Along with the talk, participants will be able to enjoy Emily Dickinson’s favorite snack (What is that? Stop by and find out!) and Truman Capote’s favorite beverage – and we’re not talking about his 4 p.m. martini.

The presentation will happen on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at Peninsula Community Library, currently located in the Old Mission Peninsula School at 2699 Island View Road on the Old Mission Peninsula.

Here’s a photo of the land where the new library will be located, on the corner of Island View Road and Center Road. The future is wide open for our beloved community library.

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Future Home of Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and magazines like Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So of course, I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the Old Mission Peninsula. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb

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