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.
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 or stop by the Batavia Public Library Foundation tent at the Batavia Farmer’s Market on June 1 or July 13. Take Mini Mark on all your summer adventures! Share your photos with us on social media by using the hashtag #MarkTwainInBatavia.
Movie in the Park
Wed., July 24, 8:30pm
In collaboration with Batavia Park District, the evening’s feature will be The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) starring Frederic March.
Mark Twain in Person
Thurs., Sept. 26, 7pm
Batavia Fine Arts Center
Batavia Public Library Foundation and Batavia Historical Society present Richard Henzel as Samuel L. Clemens. Tickets online at www.BataviaFineArtsCentre.org. Or click here.
Starting May 30, it’s your time to shine! Children, teens, and adults will experience glitz and glimmer, comedy, and adventure with show-stopping programs, events, activities, crafts, incentives, and much more!
Pick up your reading log and start recording your reading, beginning May 30. Turn in your reading log by Aug. 5 at 9 pm 2019.
Check our program calendar to find fun programs for the whole family this summer.
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm (September–May)
Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm (June–August)
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day (Sunday and Monday)
Staff Development Day – Friday, August 23, 2019
Labor Day (Sunday and Monday)
Thanksgiving Eve – close at 5 pm
New Year’s Eve – close at 12 pm