The Plymouth Public Library is celebrating 100 years tomorrow with a free community event. Stop by between 1 and 4 p.m. EDT for food, entertainment and library history. The festivities will start with a silent movie that would have played at Plymouth’s first movie theater. It will be shown again at 3:15 Sunday afternoon. A juggling demonstration will take place between screenings, and historian Kurt Garner will give a presentation at 2:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room. The original Plymouth Public Library was one of 2,500 built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in small towns across the country.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.