WRITER OF THE WEEK This week’s featured writer is Emily Dickinson, better known in the last years of her life for being a recluse than for being a poet but today regarded among America’s best literary artists.
MEET THE GRINCH It’s a Whobilation! Bring your children in to tour Whoville and have their picture taken with the Grinch this Saturday the 15th at 1 PM. We’ll have treats and a special storytime for all.
FISHBOWL ORNAMENTS Children ages 7 and up can make an ornament with their very own (fake) finny friend inside. Stop by this Wednesday the 12th at 4 PM to find out how.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Born in New York City but ultimately making his home in Vermont, Noah Perrin wrote books about history and numerous essays about rural life and hobby farming.
ADULT COLORING CIRCLE Bring a little more color into your life this Thursday the 20th at 2 PM. Coloring sheets and crayons will be provided by the Friends of the Library, or you can bring in your current project and work in good company.
MOVIE NIGHT Watch a recent super hero sequel with a nearly infinite cast this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM. Snacks and drinks are available courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 9, 2019 February 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 April 10, 2019 May 8, 2019 June 12, 2019 July 10, 2019 August 14, 2019 September 11, 2019 October 9, 2019 (2020 planning meeting) November 13, 2019 December 11, 2019 (Officers election) At 7 pm