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Library hosts hayride and pumpkin picking

The Ada Public Library will host a hayride and pumpkin picking at Suter’s in Pandora on Tuesday, Sept. 18. All storytime groups are welcome. Songs and a story will be shared on the ride. Those interested may meet at Suter’s at 10:45 a.m.

Cost is $4 per person and covers the hayride and a pumpkin. Suter’s is located at 12200 Pandora Rd. In Pandora.

World War I series continues Wednesday

Dr. Karl Roider program presenter at the public library

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Dr. Karl Roider is teaching a course at the Ada Public Library. This week’s session, which begins at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, will be about trench warfare. All are welcome to attend.

Dr. Roider is a retired history professor and dean at Louisiana State University. He returned to his hometown of Ada following retirement. He and his sister, Ruth, who owns Gallery for the Arts, graduated from Ada High School. Their father, Karl, served as chair of the ONU music department for many years.

World War I topic of today’s talk

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Dr. Karl Roider will teach a course on the Great War at the Ada Public Library beginning today (Wednesday). His first talk will be on the Origins of War at 3:30 p.m.


All are welcome, and the program is free of charge.


Dr. Roider is retired professor and dean at Louisiana State University. He grew up in Ada where his father served as ONU music department chair for many years. He returned to Ada several years ago following retirement.


The other Wednesday session titles are:

Sept. 12: Trench Warfare
Sept. 19: USA in the War
Sept. 26: End of the War

What are you reading?

Here's some reading recommendations from Jane Ward

By Darlene Bowers
The Ada Public Library and the Ada Icon have teamed up to share favorite books from readers of all ages all over the region. Now is the perfect time to check out the new library renovation (if you haven’t already) and check out some books. Check the Ada Icon frequently to see who is reading what and grab some ideas for your next reading adventure.

"You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control."

What are you reading?

Anne of Green Gables is on the top of the list for Samantha Valent

By Darlene Bowers
“Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them- that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.”

― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Samantha Valent, Recent ONU Law grad studying for bar exam

Remembering the great War

Four public programs in September at the library

The Ada Public Library and the Ada Historical Society present "Remembering the great War" on Wednesdays in the month of September, according to Rhett Grant, library director.

Retired Professor, Dr. Karl Roider of Louisiana State University, will teach a course on World War I, on four Wednesdays in September as this is the 100th  anniversary of the end of World War I. 

The course will take place from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Ada Public Library's community room and is free to all.  For more information call the Library at 419-634-5246.  All are welcome and the program is free of charge.