Songs in Fall

It is a time of songs around campfires and eerie fall weather. The darkness of winter is on its way, summer has passed, but in these few in between moments we see the landscape set ablaze with leaves and life. I find fall a time for reflection and contemplation and strange music. This song is by a Norwegian folk singer named Aurora Aksnes. She has a stunning style of music that reminds me of the atmosphere of fall. Here is one of her songs. Enjoy.

(AURORA – When I’m Gone (Getting Colder) | Lyrics, from YouTube, all rights reserved)
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Need Help Understanding Literary Tropes?

Have you ever been curious as to why a group of three man band is such a reoccurring theme in stories? Or maybe Arthurian Legends have you stumped with their archaic language. Ever wonder what a “Lancer” character is? Or have you found ancient mythologies impossible to untangle?

Then go check out “Overly Sarcastic Productions” on YouTube. Whether its tackling Dante’s “Inferno,” or understanding how the Aztec creation myth came to be, you can probably find the answers here. These are creative and fun videos that help explain what makes a good story, ancient myths, and more with lots of modern comparisons and easy to understand language. I would rate them at PG-13 just to be safe, but they make an excellent teaching tool.

Hope these are helpful to you.

Curtis Decker, Director of the Belmont Library

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Greetings Belmont

From Director Curtis Decker

Hello Library Patrons. Things are changing up at the Historic Belmont Library. New hours will be in effect as of today, September 20th, 2022. This in hopes to better extend the services of the library to the public in a productive manner.

As the new director, I have some ideas of how to change things, but my main concern is what the patrons want. If you have suggestions to improve our library, come in and let me know. We have a suggestion basket for you to leave a note in. All ideas are welcome.

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*We would love to have more volunteers who are interested in learning how to run the online circulation desk. Send us a message, email, call us or stop by for more information.

  • Do you have cans/bottles to return? You can donate your returnable bottles and cans at the Wellsville Redemption Center on Hanover Street (next to Island Park entrance) and designate the Belmont Free Library for the donation! It is simple and you don’t have to wait. Just drop them off and let the worker behind the counter know you want to donate them to us.
  • The Belmont Free Library is proud to serve as a drop off location for receipts from Giant Food Mart for Allegany County Trap, Neuter, Return. Giant will donate a portion of the receipt totals. Drop off receipts of any amount from Giant Food Mart in Wellsville and Cuba at the circulation desk during open hours or put them in the book drop when the library is closed. 
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