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Connecting People and Ideas

~SUMMER READING FOR ALL AGES~

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***Registration:  Sign-up will begin on Monday, June 19 and end on Saturday, July 1.  Register soon so you will not miss out on any chances to win fun prizes or to participate in cool programs.  Our summer reading program is funded by Friends of Macedon Public Library through annual book sales, fundraising and donations from patrons like you.**

OUR EVENTS:

***Wednesdays @ 2 pm beginning June 28 and ending on August 9: Bridge Building 101  Kids age 12 to 14 years of age can come and help build a real six foot steel and concrete bridge!  During the class sessions learn the basics of bridge design, including loading and stresses.  Help layout the bridge using basic surveying, and excavate for the structure footers, drive miniature piles, build forms for the bridge footers, abutments and wing walls, and mix and pour the concrete forms.  Then erect and assemble the bridge framing steel, and then form and pour the concrete deck.  Finally, build up the earth approaches to the bridge, and erect bridge rail.  This class is a great way to learn the basics of bridge building from design right through construction.   This special program requires an application process.  Pick up an application at the library.  Deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 14.  

Monday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 21 Registration for Basic Piano or Voice Lessons: Duquesne University music education student, Tori Reid, is able to teach middle school students beginning piano or voice.  Choose to have either piano or voice lessons with Tori over the course of six weeks.  The lessons would be limited to 15 individuals.  The cost for the entire program is $30 and $5 may be paid to the teacher each week.  Space is limited, registration by June 21 is  mandatory.  There are a variety of days and times that may be selected at the time of registration.

***Wednesdays, June 7 through August 16: Preschool Music Class 10:30 am  Bring your preschooler to attend a fun music class taught by Duquesne University music student, Tori Reid.  There will be an emphasis on learning basic music concepts while having lots of fun.  Sign up is required as there will be a limited number of students able to take the course.

Monday, June 26: Celebrate Summer Vacation with Scooter Relay Races!  1 pm Have a fantastic time participating in scooter relays using the library’s scooters. Compete for fun and then cool off with a freeze-pop when the tournament is over.  Recommended for ages 8-12 years.  Registration required.

Tuesday, June 27: Eco Friendly Bags 6:30 pm  Bring an old, but still pretty, t-shirt and Pam Dibble will show you how to turn it into a handy bag!  The bag could be used for grocery shopping, going to the beach or even as a unique purse!  Registration is required.  No fee to attend. Ages 8+.  Registration required.

Wednesday, June 28: Learn to Learn with Gravitational Bull 6 pm  This is a fun, informative and unique, hands-on workshop that illustrates how negative emotions can get in the way of the learning process.  Western New York juggler, Dave Fultz, discusses how negative emotions such as fear, confusion, and frustration can form natural obstacles when you are trying to learn something that you may find difficult.

Children will learn the very best tried-and-true method of learning to juggle while they learn how to learn.  This is a humorous, entertaining and memorable approach to education that students will find helpful for many years to come!  Workshop limited to 30 children.  Registration is mandatory.  Aimed at ages 9 and up, please.

Saturday, July 1 through Saturday, July 29: Come Play with GIANT Blue Blocks!  Bring your child to the children’s area of the library to have a blast constructing life-size structures with huge, foam blocks.  The blocks are on loan from Pioneer Library System for the month, so make sure to visit in July so your child can check out lots of good books to read and play with these irresistible building blocks!  They are so much fun, you’ll want to play, too!  Drop in anytime during regular library hours during July to play.

Monday, July 3:  Macedon Senior Brunch  Noon

Monday, July 3: Patriotic Earrings  6 pm  Make cute, patriotic earrings with library supplied tools and materials.  Materials limited.  Must register to attend.

Summer Reading Storytimes @ MPL:  

***Mondays, July 3 through August 7: 1,000 Books B4K Storytime 10:30 am  Enjoy a preschool-themed storytime.  All books read may be recorded on your child’s 1,000 Books B4K log sheet.  This storytime is for children who have not yet entered kindergarten.

***Tuesdays, July 11 through August 8: Build a Primary School Reader Storytime 11 am Enjoy a storytime session targeted at children in grades K-2.  Enjoy doing a fun building activity after listening to stories.

***Tuesdays, July 11 through August 8: Build an Intermediate School Reader Storytime  3 pm  Enjoy picture books appealing to those in grades 3-5.  Engage in a fun building project after hearing stories read aloud.

***Thursdays, July 6 through August 10: 1,000 Books B4K Storytime 11 am  Enjoy a preschool-themed storytime.  All books read may be recorded on your child’s 1,000 Books B4K log sheet.  This storytime is for children who have not yet entered kindergarten.

Wednesday, July 5: Lego Day: Build, Bend and Stretch!  3-5 pm  Come to the library to build with LEGOs.  We also have a fun LEGO-themed game you can play that will have you bending, twisting and stretching!  

Wednesday, July 5:  Building and Construction Magic Show 6 pm   Be amazed by Cris Johnson’s magic involving buildings, architecture, construction, problem-solving and more!  The program is aimed at families.  Audience participation, music and a hilarious segment with Cosmo, The Amazing, Mind-Reading Monkey will make this magic show memorable.  In addition, every child will learn how to do a custom-designed magic trick that is designed to promote reading.  

Thursday, July 6:  Mahjong 2 pm  New participants always welcome!  Learn how to play this ancient game of skill, strategy and luck.

***Fridays, July 7 through September 1: Extra Teen Time!  2 pm-5 pm  Teens can have a blast with their peers for a whole extra hour all summer long!  Play games like Secret Hitler or Jack Box Party Pack.  Or challenge your friends to some retro-videogaming. You can even record an awesome podcast and write some micro-fiction (if you don’t know what that is...come and find out)! Teens direct the fun all summer long while beating the heat and boredom!

Saturday, July 8: Breaking Bread: Fourth of July Picnic Favorites 1 pm  Bring one of your favorite picnic foods to share with other community members in celebration of the Fourth of July.

Saturday, July 8: 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!

Monday, July 10: Build Chain Reactions with Dominoes  1 pm  Using PowerPoint presentation, video, and live demonstrations, children ages 6-12 will be introduced to fascinating domino and chain reaction tricks. Fairport teen Michael Fantauzzo is a domino chain reaction marvel who has experience doing fantastic domino chain reactions all over the nation. Locally, he has also done demonstrations at Strong Museum of Play. Michael will supply professional grade dominoes and invite participants to create and share their own chain reactions at the conclusion of his presentation. This program may inspire youngsters to develop a new, exacting hobby!

Wednesday, July 12: Iris Folding 1 pm Paper crafters may want to join this group to learn how to use a special folding technique to make beautiful homemade cards.  Bring pretty paper, glue, scissors and cardstock.  If you have never done iris folding before, the people in attendance will be happy to show you how it is done.  It is easy to learn and a great hobby that yields beautiful greeting cards for friends and family!

Wednesday, July 12: Let’s Build a Community!  4pm-7pm  Come to the library and color your own 3-D building to add to a community that we will display at the library all summer long.  All ages welcome to drop-in and do this while supplies last.  This could be a fun family activity to do in the evening!  There are 50 buildings to color and construct.

Wednesday, July 12: Fly Tying Clinic 6 pm  LL Bean outreach specialist, Scott Janas, will teach fishermen and women how to tie their own flies.  Participants will also have a chance to make their own.  Class size is limited.  Registration is required.

Thursday, July 13:  Mahjong 2 pm  New participants always welcome!  Learn how to play this ancient game of skill, strategy and luck.

Thursday, July 13: 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.  New members always welcome!

Saturday, July 15: Kitty Tales  3 pm  Your struggling reader may enjoy sharing a story with a non-judgmental feline.  Or your advanced reader may just want to share stories with while petting the purr-fect pal.  All ages are invited to read to the kitty.  No registration required, just drop-in!

Monday, July 17: Macedon Senior Dinner  5 pm

Wednesday, July 19: Read & Watch: Horton Hears a Who with Pizza, Pop and Dessert  5 pm  Read Horton Hears a Who with your child, then bring them to the library to enjoy seeing the movie while munching a pizza dinner.  No fee to attend, but space is limited.  Must register. Grades K-2 only, please.

Thursday, July 20: Friends Book Discussion  Noon  Call the library at 315-986-5932  for more details.

Thursday, July 20: Friends of Macedon Public Library Meeting  1 pm  Join a group of people dedicated to working on projects that raise funds to support literacy, programming and other services at Macedon Public Library.  New members are always welcome!

Thursday, July 20:  Mahjong 2 pm  New participants always welcome!  Learn how to play this ancient game of skill, strategy and luck.

Friday, July 21  Quake & Make: Earthquakes & Construction 1:30 pm  Learning all about earthquakes. Simulate earthquake waves with slinkies, build marshmallow and toothpick towers to test against a shaking table, and learning about the best ways to build skyscrapers. This Cornell Cooperative Extension Program is perfect for children in grades 1-5.  There is no fee to attend.

Saturday, July 22:  Build a Better World: 100 Years of Women Voting in NYS 2 pm  All ages will enjoy learning from storyteller, Teresa Wood, about the challenges faced along the road to suffrage. Using authentic props and highly engaging storytelling skills, Teresa will make history come alive.  All ages enjoy Teresa’s presentations and are fascinated by her props.  This event coordinates with other special events, such as the Votilla scheduled to float down the canal to Rochester in commemoration of 100 years of women’s suffrage.

Monday, July 24: American Red Cross Blood Drive 1 pm  Give the gift of life!  Register your appointment today!  

Monday, July 24: Library Board Meeting 6:30 pm Public welcome to attend.  Those interested in becoming a Macedon Public Library Trustee are encouraged to attend and find out what happens at a library board meeting.  Must be a resident of the Town of Macedon to be a trustee.

Tuesday, July 25: The Sir Real Experience 6 pm This program is aimed at young entrepreneurs who may want to build their own business. Adults who are thinking of launching a business or who have a new business may want to consider attending, too. Michael Albert is an entrepreneur from New York City who has blended his artistic talent and business knowledge to create a juice line called, “Sir Real Juice.”  Participants will hear his story and have a chance to try their hand at developing their own creative, branding concept.  Participants will also receive a sample of Sir Real Juice. Registration required.

Wednesday, July 26: Read & Watch: Fantastic Beasts 5 pm  Those entering grades 6 through 8, who have enjoyed this J.K. Rowling book, will have a chance to see this movie.  They will also be treated to a pizza dinner.  No fee to attend, but space is limited.  Must register. Grades 6-8 only, please.

Thursday, July 27:  Mahjong 2 pm  New participants always welcome!  Learn how to play this ancient game of skill, strategy and luck.

Friday, July 28: Read & Watch Dr. Who: The Time of the Doctor 3 pm  Teens can read the Dr. Who graphic novels then indulge in the movie.  Pizza, pop and dessert will be served.  No fee to attend, but space is limited.  Must register.  Grades 9-12 only, please.

Wednesday, August 2: Read & Watch Charlotte’s Web  5 pm  Those entering grades 3 through 5 can read this classic by E.B. White and then come to the library to watch the movie.  Pizza, pop and dessert will be served.  No fee to attend, but space is limited.  Must register.  Grades 3-5 only, please.

Thursday, August 3:  Mahjong 2 pm  New participants always welcome!  Learn how to play this ancient game of skill, strategy and luck.

Thursday, August 3: Meet the Falcons at High Acres 6:30 pm:  Those age eleven and older will have the opportunity to learn about falcons and why High Acres keeps falcons on hand.  After the presentation, participants will view a live falcon.  If weather is permitting, the falcon will be brought out to library hill and a catch and release demonstration will be given.  

Saturday, August 5: Breaking Bread: Fresh Produce Delights!  1 pm  Bring in a yummy dish of your choice that highlights the fresh produce of the season.  This is a great way to share the abundance from your garden and interesting recipes with other community members!

Saturday, August 5: Get Ready for the Eclipse with Dr. Brian Koberlein  2 pm  This year on August 21, we will be privy to a rare event: a solar eclipse.  Macedon will not see the eclipse in totality, however, Macedonians will be treated to a partial eclipse.  Dr. Koberlein will discuss what causes an eclipse, how to view the eclipse safely and demonstrate, using a model, what is happening in the sky.  All ages are encouraged to attend in preparation for the big day!

Monday, August 7:  Macedon Senior Brunch  Noon

Wednesday, August 9 : Iris Folding 1 pm Paper crafters may want to join this group to learn how to use a special folding technique to make beautiful homemade cards.  Bring pretty paper, glue, scissors and cardstock.  If you have never done iris folding before, the people in attendance will be happy to show you how it is done.  It is easy to learn and a great hobby that yields beautiful greeting cards for friends and family!

Thursday, August 10:  Mahjong 2 pm  New participants always welcome!  Learn how to play this ancient game of skill, strategy and luck.

Thursday, August 10: 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.  New members always welcome!

Thursday, August 10:  Getting to Know the Birds in Your Backyard Part I 6:30 pm Children can attend the first part of this two-part workshop in the Community Room of the library to learn about a variety of local birds easily viewed simply by looking carefully in their own backyard.  Children will learn basic birding terminology and find out more about the needs of their feathered friends.  Recommended for children entering grades 3-6.  Registration is required.

Saturday, August 12:  Getting to Know the Birds in Your Backyard Part II 9 am  This is the second session of a two part workshop to learn about a variety of local birds.  Parents will meet at the library with their children. From the library, all participants will travel caravan style to High Acres Nature Area.  The children will put their newly learned birding skills to good use as they go on a discovery walk to spot as many bird varieties as possible.  Children should bring their bird book.  Recommended for children entering grades 3-6.  Registration is required.

Saturday, August 12: 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!

Monday, August 14: Caldecott Party 10:30 am Children who complete the Caldecott Challenge will be invited to attend this ice cream party to celebrate their accomplishment.

Monday, August 14: Newbery Party  1 pm  Children who complete the Newbery Challenge will be invited to attend this pizza party to discuss what they read and celebrate their accomplishment.

Monday, August 14: Mrs. Brakes’ Spice Class  7 pm  Learn about blending spices and receive delicious recipe suggestions from the proprietors of Mrs. Brake’s Spices.  Participants will be shown how to make a stylishly decorated mason jar filled with lemon pepper rub for use with their recipes at home.  Registration for the class is required, space is limited.  There is a $4 supply fee due upon attending the class.

Tuesday, August 15: Summer Reading Party 6 pm  All children who participated in summer reading are invited to this celebration.  Cake and refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, August 16: Lego Day: Build, Bend and Stretch!  Noon-4 pm  Come to the library to build with LEGOs.  We also have a fun LEGO-themed game you can play that will have you bending, twisting and stretching!  

Thursday, August 17: Friends Book Discussion  Noon  Call the library at 315-986-5932  for more details.

Thursday, August 17: Friends of Macedon Public Library Meeting  1 pm  Join a group of people dedicated to working on projects that raise funds to support literacy, programming and other services at Macedon Public Library.  New members are always welcome!

Thursday, August 17:  Mahjong 2 pm  New participants always welcome!  Learn how to play this ancient game of skill, strategy and luck.

Saturday, August 19: Kitty Tales  3 pm  Your struggling reader may enjoy sharing a story with a non-judgmental feline.  Or your advanced reader may just want to share stories with while petting the purr-fect pal.  All ages are invited to read to the kitty.  No registration required, just drop-in!

Monday, August 21 Solar Eclipse Viewing 1:30 pm  On Monday, August 21, the casting of the moon’s shadow will begin at 1:14 pm and the event will be finished by 3:52 pm.  While the sun wanes in the shadow of the moon, through a partnership with the Three Sisters Girl Scouts, the library will host a series of fun activities for children.  

At 1:30 pm, Barb Long, Service Unit Manager for Three Sisters Girl Scouts affiliated with Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, will guide children in eclipse-themed activities.  The eclipse-themed fun will last for an hour and parents are also welcome to attend.

The library will even offer an eclipse-themed cake to devour in celebration of the unusual occasion.

The library will provide all who attend the eclipse event on August 21 special glasses they may use to view the spectacle safely without burning their retinas.  The glasses were donated to the library for the special day by NASA.  

In addition, the Girl Scouts also have glasses participants may use.  Between the two organizations, all those interested in viewing the eclipse safely will have the appropriate eye wear.  

Should the weather on the day be overcast, the library will still host the fun activities and provide a means of enjoying the eclipse.  Thanks to NASA, the library will stream in live footage from across the nation.  All the live footage will feature locales from across the country that are in the path of the total eclipse.

Monday, August 21: Macedon Senior Dinner  5 pm

Thursday, August 24:  Mahjong 2 pm  New participants always welcome!  Learn how to play this ancient game of skill, strategy and luck.

Monday, August 28: Meet the Meteorologist: Scott Hetsko  2 pm Come and find out what it takes to be a weather forecaster.  Meet WHAM meteorologist Scott Hetsko and bring your questions.  He will discuss how he became a weatherman and explain what is involved in becoming a meteorological expert.  This program is highly recommended for curious adults and teens!

Monday, August 28: Library Board Meeting 6:30 pm Public welcome to attend.  Those interested in becoming a Macedon Public Library Trustee are encouraged to attend and find out what happens at a library board meeting.  Must be a resident of the Town of Macedon to be a trustee.

Tues/Wed., August 29 & 30: Visual Journaling  6-8 pm Local artist, Mary Beth Dolan, will teach people age 8 through adult how to capture their summer memories using visual journaling techniques.  Participants will spend two days (two sessions) under the expert direction of Dolan and be given the journaling materials to produce a cherished visual memoir for years to come.  There will be no charge to participants for attending the workshops. 20 people maximum.  Registration required to participate.

Thursday, August 31:  Mahjong 2 pm  New participants always welcome!  Learn how to play this ancient game of skill, strategy and luck.

LIBRARY HOURS:

Mon.- Thurs.:  10 am - 8 pm

Fri.- Sat.:  1 pm - 5 pm