Batavia Public Library

Mark Twain In Batavia!!

The Year of Mark Twain in Batavia

An Evening with Mark Twain on Thurs., Sept. 26

Mark Twain in Person
Thurs., Sept. 26, 7pm, lobby opens at 6pm
Batavia Fine Arts Center, $30

Internationally acclaimed Richard Henzel brings Samuel L. Clemens to Batavia with a captivating mix of reminiscences, readings, and gentle humor drawn from the author’s writings and biographies. This is a charitable event in support of Batavia Public Library Foundation and the Batavia Depot Museum Expansion Project. Visit for tickets and more information.

Cocktails with Clemens
Thurs., Sept. 26, 5-6pm
Batavia Depot Museum, $20
Meet Mark Twain at “Cocktails with Clemens” before the show. Visit for tickets and more information.

We want your selfies!

Take a selfie with Mark Twain who waits on his bench near the Library’s front door. Pick up your Mini Mark inside the Library. Take Mini Mark on all your summer adventures! Share your photos with us on social media by using the hashtag #MarkTwainInBatavia.

The Year of Mark Twain in Batavia

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Samuel L. Clemens’ visit to Batavia in 1869, Mayor Jeffery D. Schielke has officially proclaimed 2019 as The Year of Mark Twain in Batavia. The Library has initiated a year-long, collaborative, community-wide celebration.


Mon–Thurs: 9 am–9 pm
Fri–Sat:         9 am–5 pm
Sun: 12 pm–5 pm (Sept–May)
Sun: 1 pm–4 pm (June–Aug)

Library closings:

New Year’s Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day (Sun & Mon)
Independence Day
Staff Development (Fri, Aug 23)
Labor Day (Sun & Mon)
Thanksgiving Eve – close at 5 pm
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve – close at 12 pm