Libraries have long held onto a persona of silence; they are the quiet, almost sacred home to shelves and shelves of books and the readers who go with them. The Prince Edward County Public Library and Archives is still a haven for readers and scholars. It brings us great joy to be able to pair a reader to the perfect book.
However, our Library’s mandate to be a place for lifelong learning and exploration cannot always be accomplished in silence. Learning is sometimes noisy, as anyone who passes the Teen Room at the Picton Branch Library on a Friday afternoon could tell you. With people playing drums, guitars, and other instruments, the downstairs of the library can get loud!
There’s a lot going on in that room. Participants get to learn a new instrument of course, or they may be exposing themselves to new genres of music, developing new relationships, and finding new hobbies. It is worth it to break the Library’s silence for all the good found in music.
Are you interested in participating in the Friday afternoon jam sessions? Musician Mario Panacci hosts these sessions on Fridays at 3pm. All are welcome and encouraged to join in! No experience is required and if you don’t have an instrument of your own, the Musical Instrument Lending Library (MILL) at the Milford Branch Library has you covered.