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Published: Wednesday, 4/20/2011

Waterville library celebrates its 85th year in throwback style

Lori Witham, who is dressed as a flapper, gets ready to read to the children at the Waterville Branch Library. Lori Witham, who is dressed as a flapper, gets ready to read to the children at the Waterville Branch Library.
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Children's librarian Lori Witham evokes the era of the Roaring '20s as she dresses as a flapper — a woman who wore knee-length dresses, considered revealing at the time — in a program for children at the Waterville Branch Library on Michigan Avenue.

A historical pamphlet from the opening of the Lucas County Library, Waterville Branch was on display during the 85th anniversary celebration. A historical pamphlet from the opening of the Lucas County Library, Waterville Branch was on display during the 85th anniversary celebration.
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Her talk was part of the library's 85th anniversary celebration that included hands-on children's activities, discussions about history, a cake, and a display of old-time items such at a pamphlet from the opening of the library on May 3, 1926.



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