Library to show inauguration on 60-inch TV

Posted Jan. 18, 2009, at 9:20 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — People who do not have televisions or don’t want to watch the inauguration Tuesday alone will be able to view the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lecture Room of the Bangor Public Library.

Members of the Friends of the Library approached director Barbara McDade, according to a press release issued Saturday announcing the event.

It is the first time inauguration festivities have been broadcast at the library, she said.

“It sounded like a good idea,” McDade said. “It’s a long way to Washington. Wouldn’t it be great to have a lot of people celebrate the occasion here in Bangor? It’s not about a political party. It’s about a celebration of democracy. This inauguration is historic.”

Time-Warner Cable is providing the library free service for the event and Aaron’s Sales and Lease of Bangor is providing a 60-inch HDTV. The Friends of the Library will provide coffee, tea, water and light snacks. The public is invited to bring a bag lunch.

“There’s an added value to an event when you can share it with other people,” McDade said in the press release. “It expands your vision and helps you see things you might otherwise have missed and hear a point of view you may not have contemplated. I hope people can find time to drop by and see history in the making.”

For information, call 947-8336.

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