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Events Listings March 2017

Wed. 3/1: Movie & Activity 3 pm  Watch a family friendly movie and do a fun activity at the library.  Public and homeschooled children are welcome to attend.  Now featuring a brief American Sign Language lesson given by Lisa Perry.

Thurs. 3/2: Mahjong  2 pm   Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome.

NEW! Thurs. 3/2: Genealogical Workshop  6:30 pm  Join Pat Stevens-Brate for a pair of workshops on how to find your family roots.  Learn about helpful, free resources available to you at the library, and receive handy organizational tools to help keep you on track.  Participants can use one of the library’s Google Chrome laptops or bring their own.  

Fri. 3/3: Teen Time 3 pm    Relax with other teens doing teen directed activities such as: playing videogames, bashing B-movies, making munchies or even just talking about stuff.  

NEW!  Sat. 3/4: Breaking Bread 1 pm  Breaking Bread is a new program being offered at the library.  Participants are asked to bring food to share based on a particular theme.  This month’s theme will be soup.  Soup may be of any variety and should be brought in a crock pot.  The library will provide the bread, silverware, bowls, napkins and drinks.  This is a great way to meet other community members and find out some delicious new recipes!

Mon. 3/6: Macedon Senior Luncheon  Noon

Tues. 3/7: Little Bits Club 3:30 pm  Work in teams to solve challenge cards and discover new ways to use the bits!

Wed. 3/8: Iris Folding 1 pm   Join this group and make stunning Christmas cards for your friends and family!  Bring pretty paper, cardstock, scissors, tape and glue.  Members of the group are always happy to share this skill with people new to this paper art.

Thurs. 3/9: Mahjong 2 pm  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome.

Thurs. 3/9: Memory Lane 2 pm  This is a program targeted at those with dementia.  Participants are encouraged to reminisce through the use of a variety of props.  Participants may also choose to bring in their own special items to share with others.  While the participants are engaged in the program, caregivers may use the time to browse the library and and to socialize with other caregivers.

Thurs. 3/9: Crafty Capers 6 pm  Make a craft attractive enough to give as a gift or to proudly display in your home.  Call the library for more details.  A materials fee applies.

Fri. 3/10: Teen Time 3 pm   Relax with other teens doing teen directed activities such as: playing videogames, bashing B-movies, making munchies or even just talking about stuff.  

Sat. 3/11: Puppy Tales 2 pm  Your struggling reader may enjoy sharing a story with a non-judgmental listener.  Or your advanced reader may just want to share stories with a furry friend.  All ages are invited to read to our therapy dogs.  No registration required, just drop-in!

Mon. 3/13: Celtic Knot Initial  3:15-4:30 pm Children in grades 3-8 are invited to come to the library to design the first letter of their name embellished with Celtic knotwork.  Registration is required.  There is no fee to participate.  Children must be brought to the library after school by a parent or guardian.

Tues. 3/14: St. Patrick’s Day Earrings 6 pm Adults age 16 and older will use the library’s jewelry tools and supplies to create a cute pair of St. Patricks-themed earrings.  There is no fee to participate, however, registration is required as supplies are limited.  Register while visiting the library, or call 315-986-5932 to sign up.

Tues. 3/14: Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils  6:30 pm  Join Shelly Conboy for a presentation about essential oils that will make for a gleaming home that smells fantastic.  There will be an opportunity to make cleaning solutions for a materials fee.  For more information, please call the library at 315-986-5932.  Registration is required.

Wed. 3/15: Movie & Activity  3 pm  Watch a family friendly movie and do a fun activity at the library.  Public and homeschooled children are welcome to attend.  Now featuring a brief American Sign Language lesson given by Lisa Perry.

NEW!  Wed. 3/15: Macedon Players  6:30 pm  Join a group dedicated to the production of meaningful, local plays.  All those with an interest in dramatics are welcome to come to this meeting.  New talent and ideas are always greatly appreciated!  For more information, view:  http://www.macedonplayersny.com

Thurs. 3/16: Book Discussion  Noon  For more information about the book being discussed, please call the library at 315-986-5932.

Thurs. 3/16: Friends of Macedon Public Library Meeting  1 pm  New members always welcome to join.  The Friends are essential to providing the funding necessary to provide quality programming at the library.

Thurs. 3/16: Mahjong 2 pm  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome.

NEW! Thurs. 3/16: Genealogical Workshop Part II   6:30 pm  Join Pat Stevens-Brate for the second workshop about finding your family roots.  Learn more about helpful, free resources available to you at the library  Participants can use one of the library’s Google Chrome laptops or bring their own.  Also, members are encouraged to share their genealogical resources, tips and stories.  

Fri. 3/17: Teen Time 3 pm   Relax with other teens doing teen directed activities such as: playing videogames, bashing B-movies, making munchies or even just talking about stuff.  

Sat. 3/18: Kitty Tales 2 pm  Children are welcome to come to the library to read stories to a fluffy feline friend.  

Sat. 3/18: Knit & Purl Cafe 2 pm  Bring your preferred fiber art to the library and enjoy doing it in good company.  Complimentary coffee will be served.

Mon. 3/20: Macedon Senior Dinner  5 pm

Tues. 3/21: Google Cardboard 4 pm  Bring your smartphone and amaze yourself as you experiment with virtual reality using a pair of Google Cardboard glasses. For all ages.  A smartphone is required to participate.

Wed. 3/22: Movie & Activity 3 pm  Watch a family friendly movie and do a fun activity at the library.  Public and homeschooled children are welcome to attend.  Now featuring a brief American Sign Language lesson given by Lisa Perry.

Thurs. 3/23: Mahjong  2 pm   Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome.

Thurs. 3/23: Crafty Capers 6 pm  Make a craft attractive enough to give as a gift or to proudly display in your home.  Call the library for more details.  A materials fee applies.

Fri. 3/24: Babysitter’s Class with Lunch 9 am-2 pm This class is an excellent opportunity for youngsters hoping to earn extra money or for those interested in earning badges as members of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. Taught through classroom discussion, instructor lecture and supplemented by an interactive video presentation, this 5 hour class for boys and girls ages 11 and older teaches participants the role and responsibilities of a babysitter and includes skills in: accident prevention, basic first aid, emergency recognition, abdominal thrusts for choking victims, and a demonstration of CPR.  Each student will receive a certification card upon completion.  Students need to bring a pen or pencil the day of the program.  A pizza lunch will be provided.  Registration is required and there is a fee to participate.  Please call the library at 315-986-5932 for more information.    

Fri. 3/24: Teen Time 3 pm    Relax with other teens doing teen directed activities such as: playing video games, bashing B-movies, making munchies or even just talking about stuff.  

***Sat. 3/25: Lu La Roe Fundraiser to Benefit Friends of Macedon Public Library  Join Mia Sohns at her home (3237 White Pine Lane, Macedon, NY) for a special Lu La Roe party to raise funding on behalf of Friends of Macedon Public Library.  A portion of all sales will go to the Friends who raise money to pay for the quality programs offered year round at the library.   For those unable to attend the party at Mia’s home on Saturday, there will be an extension of the party online at 1pm on Sunday, March 26.  To join the online party, you must join the facebook group called, “LuLaRoe Mia Sohns.”   For more information, please call the library at 315-986-5932.

***Sat. 3/25: History Now: 2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC 3 pm  Denise Munson, Esq. and Pioneer Library System Executive Director, Lauren Moore will detail their experiences participating in the Women’s March with their daughters in Washington, DC in January.  

Mon. 3/27: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE  1-6 pm   Give the gift of life.

Mon. 3/27: Library Board Meeting 6:30 pm  Public always welcome to attend.  If interested in joining as a trustee, please call the library at 315-986-5932 to inquire.  There are currently two open board seats.

Tues. 3/28: Needle Felting 4-6 pm  Children and 12 up will enjoy designing cute creatures and fuzzy flowers using library supplied wool and tools.  There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.  Participants will be able to keep their creations.  Those under age 12 may participate under the care of a guardian since sharp tools will be used.

Wed. 3/29 Notable Women in the Bullis Collection 2 pm Join local historian, June Hamell, in the Bullis Room as she highlights a variety of distinguished women within the library’s special Bullis Collection.  Discover notable female authors from days gone by and highly distinguished women in history.  Also, learn more about a locally remarkable woman, Nettie Bullis.

Wed. 3/29: Movie & Activity 3 pm  Watch a family friendly movie and do a fun activity at the library.  Public and homeschooled children are welcome to attend.  Now featuring a brief American Sign Language lesson given by Lisa Perry.

Thurs. 3/30: Mahjong 2pm  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome.

Thurs. 3/30: Kahoot!  6 pm  Bring your thinking cap and a charged up smartphone to play this fast-paced trivia game.  Participants will be given a brief amount of time to answer multiple choice trivia questions to earn points.  All participants answer at the same time by using their smartphones.  Those who answer correctly the fastest will be rewarded the most points.  A gift card will be awarded to the person earning the top number of points.  Register by calling the library at 315-986-5932.

Fri. 3/31: Teen Time 3 pm   Relax with other teens doing teen directed activities such as: playing videogames, bashing B-movies, making munchies or even just talking about stuff.