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Local History Available Online

The Grove City Library's Reference/Adult Services Department maintains a joint collection of local historical images with the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society.

Using a tool called Content DM, reference staff are making these images available online for the first time to the public. The online collection can be accessed through SPL's home page. Under "Digital Image Collection," click the "Enter" button to access the website. The same link appears under "Research" and "eBooks and more."

New images will be continually added to the online collection from the more than 6,000 images that are currently part of the archive.

For more information about the collection, contact the Reference Department at 614-875-6716 ext. 503 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Holiday Happenings

Grove City Library has a full day of events planned for Saturday, December 10.

For additional information from the Southwest Messenger about these and other activities in the Grove City Town Center that day, click here.

Military History: Attack on Pearl Harbor

Just before 8 a.m. on December 7th, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor.  The Japanese attack resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 American soldiers and sailors with another 1,000 wounded.

Join MSgt. Stephen Walter USMC (Ret.) and reenactor Matthew Goodman on the 75th Anniversary of that fateful day for a reenactment, a viewing of the attack, and a discussion of its consequences.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 8, at Grove City Library.

Signs of Christmas

Come join in the holiday spirit on Saturday, December 10, as SPL welcomes Signs of Christmas.

The group performs carols throughout the holiday season to promote deaf/hard of hearing awareness as well as holiday cheer.

Signs of Christmas will be at Grove City Library at noon and at Westland Area Library at 4 p.m.

Many thanks owed for new Grove City Library

Many thanks owed for new Grove City Library

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