Writer of the week

6/19/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Octavia E. Butler was a visionary writer of science fiction.  She drew inspiration from her local library and from the conviction that she could write better stories than the ones showcased by the then-popular B-movies.

 

SUMMER READING  Now that school is winding to a close, don’t forget to keep your children reading over the summer break.  We have prizes and raffles – featuring a variety of musical instruments – for children and teens who fill up their reading worksheets.  Stop in for the details.

 

COLORING CIRCLE  Join us for our monthly coloring circle for adults.  Bring your supplies or use ours and enjoy a relaxing hour making art in good company this Thursday the 21st at 2 PM.

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6/12/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928.  His most popular works include Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for special coffee, treats, and conversation this Wednesday the 13th at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  This month we’re making roses out of old book pages to tide you over until the real flowers bloom.  All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library, so stop in this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM.

 

TEEN CRAFT  Teens can create and string colorful paper beads at the library this Thursday at 4 PM.

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6/5/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and artist in the early twentieth century.  His work reflected, at different times, both the surrealism of Salvador Dali and the folklore of the southern Spanish countryside.

 

TODDLER CRAFT  Like ladybugs?  We’ll be making some cute and colorful paper-plate versions this Wednesday the 6th at 11 AM.  Bring your little ones and join us!

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is Saturday at 10:30 AM.  The usual drop-in computer help session for tonight the 5th has been cancelled.  Social Hour, the monthly craft for adults, and a teen craft will be next week.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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5/29/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Dorothy West was a pioneering novelist, short-story writer, and editor.  Her journal Challenge was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance.

 

TEEN CRAFT  This Friday the 31st at 4:30 PM we’ll be making necklaces out of metal washers and other materials.

 

JUNE EVENTS  We’ll kick the month off with a paper-plate craft for toddlers on Wednesday June 6th at 11 AM.  The following week sees Social Hour on Wednesday at 2 PM and two crafts on Thursday the 13th: paper roses for adults at 2 PM and paper beads for teens at 4 PM.  Movie night, featuring a film about a hungry rabbit and a stubborn farmer, is Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  For June’s Family Book Club we’ll be reading Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming and meeting to discuss it on Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in help sessions on Saturdays the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM or Tuesday the 26th from 6 – 7 PM.

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5/15/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Syracuse native Bruce Coville is the author of many popular children’s and young adult books.  One of his most famous, Aliens Ate My Homework, was recently made into a movie featuring William Shatner.

 

COLORING CIRCLE  Join us for relaxation, camaraderie, and color this Thursday the 17th at 2 PM!  Bring your colored pencils or use ours; we’ll provide the materials.  All you have to do is show up and maybe bring a friend.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  We’ll also be watching the sequel to a film about a talking bear in London this Thursday, at 5:30 PM.  Bring your family and friends for popcorn and fun.

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5/8/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Leslie Charteris was the creator of the popular The Saint series of books – currently most familiar to most from the Roger Moore television show.  He also wrote scripts for the 1940 Sherlock Holmes radio adaptations starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

 

SEAWAY THROUGH THE YEARS  The Library will be putting up a temporary display of Seaway Festival memorabilia shortly, and we want to borrow yours.  If you have something or somethings – pictures, brochures, buttons, or anything else – you would like to loan us, please contact Linda Marshall at 315-393-4325.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for our monthly coffee and conversation.  We’ll have treats this Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.

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5/1/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  This week’s author is Larry Niven, writer of “hard” (science-based) science fiction whose career has spanned decades, from the 1960s through the 2010s.

 

FREE CONCERT  This Friday May 4th we’re hosting a nostalgic look back at the 1950s and 1960s – complete with sing-along.  Join New York Blues Hall of Famer Marc Black for an afternoon of memories and songs starting at 3 PM.

 

MAY EVENTS  Beyond the concert, we have plenty of other fun programming at the library.  Our adult craft will be on Thursday the 10th at 2 PM – we’re making simple wire thread-wrapped sculptures.  Movie night, featuring a famous British-Peruvian bear, is on the following Thursday at 5:30 PM.  On Friday the 18th we’ll be having a May-flowery craft for toddlers at 11 AM.  This month’s family book club selection is the graphic novel Bluffton, featuring silent film star Buster Keaton.  The discussion (and film-clip watching) will be on Thursday the 24th at 5 PM.  We’ll be wrapping up the month with a craft program for teen on Friday the 31st at 4 PM.  Other monthly programs include computer help tonight and Tuesday the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM as well as Saturdays the 5th and 19th from 11 AM – 12 PM, and Social Hour on Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.

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4/24/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Edith Ngaio Marsh was a New Zealand-born writer of mysteries, a contemporary of and counterpart to Agatha Christie.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’re reading the award-winning graphic novel Bone, by Jeff Smith.  Join us for a discussion this Thursday the 26th at 5 PM, and learn how to make your own fantasy map.

 

STORY TIME  Our early literacy program for ages 3 – 6 will be taking a break after this Wednesday’s session.  Look for it to return as “Stories and Songs” on May 19th

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is this Wednesday at 10:30 AM.  You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in sessions this Tuesday the 24th and next Tuesday May 1st from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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4/17/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK Gertrude Chandler Warner, creator of the beloved Boxcar Children series of books, was born April 16, 1890. She initially wrote the first volume to amuse herself and later revised the text so that it could be easily understood by the children she taught, who often did not speak English as their first language.

 

MOVIE NIGHT Join us in watching a recent animated film about the Day of the Dead (slightly out of season) this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM. We’ll have refreshments for you, your family, and your friends.

 

FREE CONCERT Join musician Marc Black for a sing-along of your favorite hits from the 1960s and 70s at the library at 3 PM on Friday, May 4th.

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4/10/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  David Halberstam was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning Vietnam War correspondent, a reporter who covered the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and an author who wrote several acclaimed books on a variety of historical, political, and athletic topics.

 

BOOK SALE  The sale will continue through Friday this week during the library’s regular hours.  Pricing will be the same as last Saturday – $1 for hardcover books and DVDs, 50 cents for CDs, and 25 cents for paperbacks.  A bag sale will follow on Saturday the 14th at $4 per bag.  We still have plenty of great deals left, so stop by the auditorium whenever you have time.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  In honor of National Library Week we’re combining our monthly social hour with an open house for the public and staff from other local libraries.  Join us this Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM for special treats and conversations.

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