Bratwurst, sauerkraut, beer, Black Forest Cake, it must be Oktoberfest. On Sunday, Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Abington Community Library, all tastes and sounds of the traditional German holiday can be experienced at the library's first Oktoberfest. A special Munich brew will be provided by Banko North Inc. with the library staff and donors providing the rest of the food including salad, pretzels and German chocolate cake. The idea was developed by library director Leah Rudolph, volunteer Catherine Hartman and Young Adult Librarian Sandy Longo. They took inspiration from the fall season and other Oktoberfest events.
"The event is strictly for adults 21 years of age and older," she said. "While we will not be hand stamping, we have volunteers in place to confirm age, if need be, upon admittance." There will also be authentic German music, a special selection of German memorabilia in the library display case.
"We hope that people are inspired by the fall season to spend an hour or two among old and new friends for a great cause, their library," Longo said. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds benefiting the library. Only advance tickets will be accepted at the event and can be purchased at the Library circulation desk before Oct. 1. More information can be found at the Abington Community Library located on 1200 W. Grove Street, Clarks Summit, or on their website, http://www.lclshome.org/abington/ .