Movie Night

8/14/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Gail Parent has written for some of television’s best comedy shows, from The Carol Burnett Show to The Mary Tyler Moore Show through The Golden Girls.

 

MAKE MUSIC  Children ages 7 – 12 can learn about the science of sound and make a variety of musical instruments to take home this Wednesday the 15th at 11 AM.

 

ADULT COLORING  Join us for relaxation, color, and camaraderie this Thursday the 16th at 2 PM.  All materials will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent Steven Spielberg film filled with 1980s pop culture references and sci-fi action this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  Popcorn and drinks are provided.

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7/17/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Erle Stanley Gardner – who in fact studied and practiced law – created not only the well-known Perry Mason series but also a number of other characters, spanning private detectives, thieves, and district attorneys, under various pseudonyms while writing for the pulp magazines of the 1920s through the 1950s.

 

BOOK SALE  Doors open on the Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale this Thursday the 19th at 5 PM.  Friends of the Library (including those who join on the spot) receive a 50% discount for the first night, but the sale continues through Thursday the 26th – including Sunday the 22nd during the fun festival.  Prices start at $3 for hardcover books and $0.75 for paperbacks and decrease the following days, with a bag sale on Friday the 27th.  Proceeds from the sale fund programming and other purchases throughout the year, so come out to support the library and pick up some great deals.  We have books, CDs, DVDs, and more.

 

VISIT AUSTRALIA  Join us for Didgeridoo Down Under today the 17th at 4 PM to learn about Australian music and culture.

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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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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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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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3/13/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Our author this week is British humorist Douglas Adams, best known for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Dirk Gently detective series.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY  Bring your children to a treat-and-mystery-filled scavenger hunt this Saturday the 17th at 11 AM as our mischievous – and very popular – leprechaun visitor returns.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  We’ll have coffee and sweet treats this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM.

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2/27/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Born on Leap Day in 1920, Howard Nemerov was twice Poet Laureate of the United States, in the 1960s and the 1980s, and in 1977 both a National Book Award winner and a Pulitzer Prize winner.  You can read some of his collected poems at the library, and also check out his son Alexander’s introduction to Frederic Remington: The Color of Night.

 

MARCH EVENTS  Our adult craft this month will feature art on small canvases.  Join us on Thursday the 8th at 2 PM.  The following Thursday at the same time will be our relaxing coloring circle.  Movie Night will be that same day, the 15th, at 5:30 PM.  We’ll be watching a movie about a boy struggling to adjust to middle school.  March will feature two of our most popular children’s events.  Join us on Saturday the 17th at 11 AM for a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt, and come back on the 31st for our Ninja Easter Egg Hunt.  In between, you can prepare for April Fool’s Day by reading Mac Barnett’s The Terrible Two for the Family Book Club.  It will meet on Thursday the 22nd at 5 PM, when we’ll dream up some good pranks to use on friends and family.  Finally, Social Hour will be on the 14th at 2 PM and computer help sessions will take place on the 3rd, 6th, 17th, and 27th.

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Individualized drop-in computer help will be tonight February 27th and next Tuesday March 6th from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday the 3rd from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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2/13/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Chaim Potok was a writer, editor, teacher, and army chaplain.  His best-known novels include My Name is Asher Lev and The Chosen, both exploring the intersection of Hasidic Judaism and secular culture.

 

HOLIDAY  The library will be closed next Monday the 19th in honor of Presidents Day.  We will be open the rest of the week as usual.

 

VALENTINES  Children can come make Valentines for family and friends this Tuesday the 13th at 3:30 PM.

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1/16/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK Thornton Burgess created short stories for children featuring a variety of forest inhabitants, among them Peter Rabbit (no relation to the Beatrix Potter character,) Spotty the Turtle, and Old Mother West Wind.

 

MOVIE NIGHT Join us for popcorn, drinks, and fun this Thursday the 18th at 5:30 PM. We’ll be watching a Lego movie with ninjas! (That is to say: the ninjas will be on the screen, not in the room – we think.)

 

TODDLER PAINTING Bring your young children to the library this Friday the 19th at 11 AM to help us create flowers to brighten up the winter chill. No toddlers will be painted on purpose, but we suggest wearing older clothing.

 

TAX FORMS While the library may receive some Federal tax forms over the next week or two, we do not expect the New York State tax forms to arrive until late February.

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