Erie Canal program slated for today

JOHNSTOWN — David Brooks, the education director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter, will present a children’s program on “NY’s Hero: the Erie Canal” from 6 to 7 p.m. today, at Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market St.

The free program covers the idea of the Erie Canal and its creation in a comic book narrative. Kids will then be encouraged to create their own canal themed comic strip based on the story of Winnie Brown.

For more information, call Robert Weatherby at (518) 762-8317 or email